Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The baker’s rack…..

 

Happy Wednesday!!!!

This is the little hallway between the kitchen and

downstairs bath where

I have a French baker’s rack……

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Since the hallway is short and narrow

it is hard to get a

picture of the whole baker’s rack…….

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Here you can see the quirkiness of the ceiling……

this is where the

stairs go up to the second floor.

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The chalkboard covers up the fuse box panel

but still gives us easy access.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

A long awaited treasure…..

 

I remember the first time I saw one of these  capital

fragments at a architectural

salvage place about five years ago…….it was love at first site!!!!!

However the price

was out of my reach since it was $300.

Ever since then I have been

searching for one but have never had any luck finding

one until the other day!

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I spotted it from across the room and

started walking towards it very fast…almost running.

When I zipped past my

husband who was standing at the end of

the isle he was like,

”Where are you going?

We haven’t even finished looking here yet.”

I proclaimed I’d be back and that I had found something!!!

Let’s just say when he finally

caught up with me holding my new treasure

he didn’t share in my excitement

and was less then thrilled. I on the other hand was over

the moon with happiness since this

little gem was only $78!

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As you can see it found a

home on my coffee table in the living room.

Don’t you love how the

wax ran down and started to drip……

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I also found this candle on One Kings Lane the other day.

It smells heavenly without even being lit!!!

Isn’t the little cardboard

container it comes in so sweet?

Hope you are having a nice holiday weekend

and will take the time to say

a little prayer for all the men and women serving

our country and for those

who gave their lives so we can enjoy our freedom!

Have a great week!!!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tall and stately…..

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The other day while out and about the Mr.

and I stopped by an antique shop that recently sold.

We had a little bit of time and

thought it would be nice to browse around and

see what kind of goods

they had and also meet the new owners.

Imagine my surprise when I came around the corner and saw this!

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At first when I saw the price I thought my eyes

were playing tricks on me.

I mean after all once

you turn 40 your hair really starts to grey

and new wrinkles form

on a daily basis so I thought,”Great now my eyes

are getting worse and I

need to new glasses…add that to the ever growing list.”

So I  walked away……but later

I just had to go back and look again…closer!

Sure enough the price tag stated $28!!!!

So, I called the Mr. over for him to check it out too.

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It is so tall and I love the detail at the top.

It took two people to move

the column because it is not hollow…..it is solid wood!!!!!

I can only imagine the

porch it once graced for many years…..

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I have wanted once of these

for many years

so I am tickled to death with my new find…..

and it was such a bargain too!!!!

I have been trying

to decide if I should keep the canes

in front of the column or move them!?!?

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Blooms and such……

 

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For the last nine years we have worked on renovating the inside of our house while the yard and outside were neglected for the most part. We have now turned our efforts to the outside so I thought I would show a few tidbits of what we have been up to……

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Friday, May 18, 2012

A little dining room inspiration……

 

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I thought we could all use a

  little dining room inspiration to end the week!?!?

In no particular order of course…….

Have a fabulous weekend!!!!!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

 

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Vintage Rose Brocante

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Stacked books and pink blooms……. 

just because!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

A visitor at the pond…….

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I found this little guy

floating around in the pond this morning……..

I guess he thought

it was a nice morning for a swim?

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The edge of the pond

was a little too high for him to get out on his own.

So, the boys and I assisted

him with the net.

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He was happy for the

help and was soon on his way again!

Good bye Mr. Turtle…….

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Big & Beautiful………..

 

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My husband brought home this beautiful

fern the other day……..

I have never seen one this size so early

in the season!

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One of my favorite finds…..

French love letters!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trophy cups…..

 

Today Antique Farm house

is featuring  trophy cups so if you have a little

extra cash or want

to treat yourself to a special gift now is the time!!!

However they are a little spendy……..

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BEAUTIFUL TROPHIES

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I just adore the one

with the little birdie on top….so cute!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

A little patina…….

 

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend?!?!?!

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I picked up this old trophy

cup up a while back at my favorite antique shop.

The patina on it is

amazing since  the silver

plate is worn off almost completely.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Friday!!!

 

Happy Friday!!!!!

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Two of  my three obsessions are shown here….

baskets and pillows!

I seem to have an on going

rotation around my house of the two.

Here they are paired up together….

what could be more perfect?

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Have a great weekend!!!

We will be having a garage sale on Saturday

weather permitting.

So, if you want a good bargain stop on by!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A little cart…….

 

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I recently bought this cart from

Antique Farmhouse 

for the corner in my dining room.

I tucked an old blue print

I found at an antique show inside…….

It is just the perfect

size for the corner and I love the texture it adds!

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