Tuesday, April 27, 2010
A trio of items that were not originally intended to be together, but then- it just all came together
This little bird-cage style lantern was discovered just recently and had for a great bargain. There did exist a thin tin decorative border around the base that just didn’t seem to match- so- off it came!
A close-up of one of the newer additions to my collection of farmhouse paintings.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Beautiful silver items; trinkets to some treasures to others (me…!); with just a little bit of the right lighting I hope to make these silver collectibles into a short sequence for an post!
Floating Candles in
Ornate Silver Pedestal Platter
What a precious metal; conductive for heat and electricity, and so highly valued for jewelry, tableware, and other ornaments it also gets used in coins (of course), photography, dental applications and in soldering (just don’t ask me to)…
Waffle Maker; Pretty Display
Picked this sunshine rose from my backyard and dropped it right in…
Vintage Silver Creamer
Monday, April 19, 2010
My Blogger friend Brenda over at Cozy Little House (who’s beautiful photos and clean, cozy blog you must see!) invited me to participate in an interesting little bit of Blogging Fun (Thanks Brenda!) ; to go back in time and select the sixth ever photo published in a blog, from my blog and to then “re-purpose it”; bring it current, bring it forward with perhaps a little splash of new ideas…
This faux headboard from daughter’s room is still there, but the rainy weather that I’d encountered the day it was originally posted is long-gone ; ) Sunny and beautiful weather as of late, and moving into yet even warmer days.
If ever I find another such piece I know I will have to snatch it. This one never seems to get old…
Here are 10 other Blogger Friends that I am inviting now, as Brenda had asked of me- to travel back in time and gather up their sixth ever published/ posted photo!
1.) My sister LuLu at DustyLu
2.) Anna at Lon de Anna
3.) Flaviana at La Maison de Lilas
4.) Mara at Home Shabby Home
5.) Mel at The Musing Magpie
6.) Nellie at McCarthy Designs
7.) Rory at The Greentiques Solution
8.) Trish at Homemade Quilts by Granny
9.) Li at Creamy White
10.) Maggie at The White Farmhouse
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
These images of outdoor gardens reveal a number of wonderful pieces that truly represent what I think is so beautiful, bringing a little 'indoor', 'outdoor' in some cases, and in others there are period pieces; unique and elegant in their own special way.
If I could create a single short sequence that really reflects what appeals to me most in this arena; this would be it!
French Chaises; can still be found by collectors with a discerning eye- either unrestored in their original condition or, refurbished somehow, in some way that might suit your personal decor. I am a fool for old chairs of nearly any kind! Here are items made from chestnut or hazel wood; genuine, solid and practical [for the people and from the time-period they were made/ were popular (c. 1887)]. A lovely Adirondack; one of my favorites… named for the mountain range in New York and found primarily throughout New England as invented in the early 1900’s.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
“May your life be a reflection of the resurrected Christ”
His Birth, Life, Execution, Resurrection = our Redemption…
(It’s a free gift)
And, not to forget some less deep, less somber interpretations (though not insignificant; we most all have visions and memories of the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt or two, and I just love little bunnies : )
(My little sister Angela adorned this fun Easter Bunny costume to help spread cheer and joy around town today : )
Happy Easter to all my Lovely Blogger Friends!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Little Blog 'Shouts-Out' to:
Mrs. Nellie McCarthy of McCarthy Designs
Mrs. Angela Walker of Angela Walker Jewelry
Ms. Kim of WhiteWhispers2u
Take a couple cute little minutes and check out their blogs; you'll be glad you paid these lovely (and talented!) ladies a visit!
Monday, March 29, 2010
First of all, a quick but heartfelt thanks to my sweet litle sister Lu; the party she hosted was such a good time! Our closest family and friends were there, we had some good fun and wine and lots of laughter! If we must get a little older, best to have something like this and family to share it with.
You are appreciated LuLu and I love you. Thank you too for all of those little birthday well-wishes I got from some of my blogging friends~
Next, some outdoor photos from around my backyard. The weather here has been sunny and temperate and overall, just beautiful. Springtime is upon us and Easter is near at hand, getting outside a bit seemed like the right thing to do!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Genuine, antique doctors' bags like this one are considered collectors' items by some (I sure think so ; ) and can be found for sale at various prices depending on the shape of the bag, its history, and distinguishing characteristics or features like unique compartments or monogrammed initials. Doctors' bags with date-appropriate tools can also be found displayed in many history museums.