This little guy was just too cute to pass up! He has his little tongue sticking out....... his whiskers are missing (there are holes for them) but will be easy to replace. He is marked Japan.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
This wagon was another Goodwill find. I've shared the *after* in my blog previously, but never the *before*.......
I found this candleholder at a garage sale, and knew it would be prettier painted white!
Friday, January 26, 2007
More thrift finds..........
These little melamine dessert plates were only 49 cents each; there are six of them. They have pink roses with a little aqua as well. I'm not sure if I'll use them in the kitchen or relegate them to the camper, which I hope to redo in a vintage pink and aqua style.
They are so cute, I can just see serving desserts on them, so I'll probably keep them inside to use more often! :)
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I stopped at the thrift store yesterday and found these goodies....... some sweet fabric pieces (Laura Ashley valance, pink pillowcase, green lace panel), and also a small pink and blue cottage planter; a tiny teacup with faded gold edging and a pink base; and my favorite ~~ this little ceramic lamb, sitting on his "pillow" and scratching his pink ear! He's a tiny thing, perhaps 1-1/2 inches tall or so! Isn't he cute?
Monday, January 22, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Our living room wall....
I was looking at this before photographing it just this morning, and realized every bit of decor on that wall is either from a yard sale or an auction! The tapestry (closeup at top) was an auction find, and one of my favorite pieces. I just love the romance of it!
The shabbiness of the gold foil is especially charming on this little Florentia piece (right).
I am always on the lookout for pretty things for our walls.... I'll share our dining room walls in the next post!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
A closeup of the beautiful roses on the middle pitcher from the photo above....... This is an antique pitcher given to me for Christmas by my dear husband.
The photo on the right is a closeup of the pitcher I bought just yesterday. It has a pale pink background and sweet little roses.
The white hobnail in the picture below was given to me by my mother; it has little pedestal glasses with it from which we used to drink milk (I still do :) The three pitchers on the right in the last photo are all displayed in our bathroom. The miniature pitchers in front are from tiny tea sets that I have -- two of pink roses; another of bunnies.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I went antiquing with my mom and cousin today and found this fabulous vintage bottle brush tree. It is flocked, and has pink bulbs on it. The wooden base is aqua! I really don't *need* another Christmas tree, but I couldn't resist this beauty!
I also found this vintage reindeer on greenery. These finds almost make me wish it was Christmas all over again! :)
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Pictured is one of my Christmas gifts from my dear husband -- a set of vintage cake decor, featuring Cinderella, her prince, and carriage.
I collect Cinderella items because of portraying Cinderella in a 2nd grade play. Here is the story.
In reality, I was a freckle-faced seven-year old, but in my own little over-confident mind, I was a beauty! I won the role of Cinderella, and truly thought I was a princess! My teacher sewed a dress of yellow *silk* (Cinderella, dressed in yellow)....... I had sparkly (plastic) shoes and a glittery crown made of paper. My carriage was a little toy wagon, on the front of which had been glued a large cardboard pumpkin cutout!
In the play, we sang and danced.......... A little boy who had a crush on me was the prince, and when he asked me to marry him and I gave a very flat "yes", the audience chuckled at my lack of enthusiasm! (I, in turn, had a crush on the little boy who played one of the prince's footmen -- talk about second-grade scandals! ;)
Being in that play is one of my favorite childhood memories. Unfortunately, my parents did not own a very good camera at the time (and hardly anyone had movie cameras in those days), and the few pictures they took didn't turn out well. Therefore, I must rely on my memory for pictures of this special time! (besides, I grew up to live my own true-life fairy tale with my wonderful husband, who provided a horse-drawn carriage for his *Cinderella* on our wedding day, as you've seen in some of my previous posts!)
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
We rearranged our kitchen yesterday, and I am so excited with the extra room it seems to provide (it is not a large kitchen), and just as excited about decorating it all! (perhaps even more excited! ;)
Here is just a little preview; this is a pic of our kitchen table as it is now.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Well, the holidays are over, and I am excited to be getting back to *regular* decorating. A fun thing about putting the Christmas decor away, is getting to *redecorate* with all our pretties in a new way. Since I am in the process of doing so, I don't have any current pictures to share, so here are a couple of our bathroom as it normally looks. I hope to be sharing more new pictures with you in the next day or two! :)