Monday, September 27, 2010


I have wanted some pretty flowers in the house.

And since my beautiful pink rose bush isn't giving me the roses I want right now.

It was time to take a trip to the store.

$6.99 for a dozen at Fred Meyers!

Now you can't beat that!

It's 80 degrees and sunny in Portland right now, a beautiful Fall day!

I hope it's beautiful where you are!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Little Re-Arranging

So, I did a little re-arranging today.

I don't know if it was the fact that it felt like Fall ant it was rainy today or that I'm fighting a cold and do not feel like doing anything.

Or maybe it's because after I looked at the pictures of my corner hutch I was ready to do something a little different.

Whatever it was I decided to play around with a few things.

For starters I decided to pull out an old buttermilk jar I had in the cupboard.

I love the graphics on it and decided to display it.

Then I rummaged through my supplies and pulled out a few old boxes.

You just can't give a new box the beauty that an old one brings.

I've been collecting a lot of old silverware and it's hidden in the cupboards also.

I haven't found the perfect box to put then in but this one will have to work for now.

So, now I'm on the look out for a small old wood box with cubbies or sections to hold my silverware upright.

Or, I might just have to see if my #1 can take some old wood and put sections in this wood tote.

That sounds pretty good too!

Well, I better go, I can't wait to tell my #1 about his new project!

I know he'll be thrilled!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bottles & Books

Old bottles....

I just love most everything about them.

Their shape...the old metal lids and chippy worn paint...old labels turned brown from age...

Old books.....

Don't even get me started on that!

I found a bunch of old books this past week-end.

Fifty cents a piece!

Now you just can't go wrong with that.

Aren't the covers wonderful.

These are some of my favorite books to find.

Not to mention the sweet pictures in many of them.

And old photos....

Don't even let me start...

Thank you for hosting White Wednesday Kathleen.

Be sure to check out the other fabulous White Wednesday post this week!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

An Evening At The Auction!

(old 1960's cheerleading voters ballets in the school desk)

Well, I feel like I just got rid of a load of furniture for the Fall Show and here I'm starting to collect furniture for the Christmas Show.

Yes, that's right....Christmas, it will be here before you know it.

Friday night my #1 and I headed to the auction.

I had seen an old school table that I wanted.

Here's a picture of it at the auction house.

Since the competition was pretty high that night I waited till later in the evening to ask for the table to be brought up.

I was hoping the person bidding on practically every item would spend their wad and call it a night.

Unfortunately, that didn't happen but I did manage to get a few good pieces, the table being one of them.

Since Sundays are 1/2 off day at estate sales here in town, my #1 and I headed to one after church.

We actually found a nice old cabinet and these old wood embellishments.

Some of these are old light switch covers.

Some of these pieces will work perfectly to embellish a plain piece of furniture.

Chipped to perfection!

Hope your hunting week-end was successful!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Platters & Soap

Old white platters...

Don't you love them!

I've sold many and have only kept a few.

Sometimes I wish I would have kept many and sold only a few.

Homemade soap...

I like that too!

There was a time when I made soap... you know one of those many things that I just had to try!

But alas, I can't do everything!

But, it's fun to try!

Happy White Wednesday!

Be sure to pop over to Kathleens and visit all of the participants, you'll enjoy it!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Monticello Fall Premier Show

The Fall show will open at Monticello tomorrow morning at 10:00am.

I hope you will be able to come!

I'm finished setting up and I wanted to show you what I've been up to.

For starters I had a big project I needed my #1 to do for me.

I wanted him to build me a house out of old doors.

Since my space for the show was in the middle of the room there were no walls.

Well, he made me one and I couldn't be more pleased with it.

If you wondered what I did with the doors I picked up a couple of weeks ago, well this is it!

You really can't see the wonderful old doors and windows under the ruffled roof but they're there.

Here are some pictures around the little house.

Once you go inside this house here are a few things you'll find.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a little tour of my space.

Hope you have a great week-end!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

White Wednesday & The Fall Show!

Things have been hopping around here!

I have been in full swing for the upcoming show at Monticello this week-end.

We started setting up for the show this past Saturday and continue to do so through Thursday.

Wow, what a show, everyone's areas look so beautiful!

If you can, be sure to stop by!

It will open this Friday, September 10th at 10:00am.

Now, on with White Wednesday.

Since things have been hectic around here I thought I'd show you a few images from my newest Jeanned'Arc Living magazine.

I don't think you can beat the beautiful images on these pages.

Such pretty whites!

Thank you Kathleen for hosting another White Wednesday!