Friday, January 28, 2011

Estate Shopping, Oh How I've Missed You!

I was able to hit an estate sale after work today.

BOY, did it feel good!

It's only been a couple of weeks but it feels like forever!

I love walking through the door of an older home...looking into boxes...scoping out the kitchen...running my fingers through the linens....checking out the garage and basement!

But along with estate shopping comes filling up that gas tank!


I paid $3.15 a gallon, that hurts!

I know I'm not the only one out there that is cringing when they look at their gas receipt.

Where do you live?

What are you paying for gas?

I know that $3.15 probably sounds pretty cheap to many of you.

On a happier note.

The weather has been beautiful here!

The sun has been shining and it makes me so ready for Spring!

I cleaned out my front flower bed and those little plants are starting to peek out from the soil.

I love Spring!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pretty Soap and Other Things

Well, I'm about ready to head out the door for dinner with friends but I wanted to quickly do my White Wednesday post.

A week ago I was looking at every possible thing, on line, at the Pottery Barn.

They had items where the shipping was free.

That sounded pretty good so I decided to try these sweet little French soap.

They smell wonderful!


I'm afraid I don't see them in their store anymore but they sure do have other pretty soap.

How about these fun cream colored soap with bees on them!

Or these Valentine hearts, perfect for Valentines Day!

I received my Jeanne d Arc Living Magazine in the mail today.

Yeah! Thank you Lori!

It's wonderful she sends me the magazine everytime it's stocked in her store.

I don't have to worry about calling and ordering it.

Look at the wonderful metal #11 she sent with my magazine.

What a great touch.

Happy White Wednesday!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Good Read!

I splurged this week-end!

I don't normally buy books from Borders, it's usually a magazine.

I would rather go to Amazon and buy one as it is so much cheaper.

But there is something nice about not having to wait for a book to arrive in the mail.

I wanted to buy some reading material and head over to Starbucks and enjoy a cup of coffee as well as a good book!

I ended up buying the book but never making it to Starbucks.

I think after buying the book I decided I'd save money and make the coffee at home!

Here is the book I ended up with.

French Country Style At Home

I enjoyed all the beautiful eye candy the pages had to offer.

Do you take advantage of your local library?

I sure do.

While I'm out blog hopping I make note of all the books I see on other blogs.

I then pull up the library's website and start placing a hold on the books.

It's a great way to check out a book and see if it's something you want to add to your personal library.

Here is a book I just recently checked out.

I love it!

I think it will be one I buy from Amazon.

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By the way, I did check Amazon and yes, much cheaper!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My White Cabinet

First of all I have to apologize for the quality of these photos.

For being a White Wednesday (Tuesday) unfortunately it is a gray Tuesday!

The weatherman promised us snow and yet here we wait....nothing!!!

I'm a little disappointed!

But enough of that!

Here are a few close ups of the inside of this cabinet.

I want to simplify but there are so many things I hold onto for silly reasons.

1. Old Books- Why have I kept so many of these sweet things? It's the beautiful covers, I just love them!

2. Vintage Frogs- I love the wire or metal frogs. I try not to duplicate but when you find a new one....well, what can I say.

3. Old Bowls- they just have so much character, the color is great too!

4. Vintage Pottery- I have to say I have downsized quite a bit. I went through this cabinet and sold most of my pink pottery. There are a few pieces I hang onto as they were either given to me by a friend or I just love that piece.

5.Yellow vase- I have to say yellow is not my favorite color but this vase I keep for sentimental reasons. I remember my mother owning a vase like this one. I wondered what ever happened to it and she told me she had given it away. So, quite a few years ago I got on Ebay and started searching for one and that is why I own this yellow Royal Coply vase.

6. Old Sheet Music- I thought the rose on the front was so pretty. Of course looking at it now it's hidden behind books. I think it's time to get rid of it.

7. Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazines- Well, they're keepers!

8. Decorating Books- Keepers!

9. Vintage White Baby Shoes with buttons! -Keepers!

Happy White Wednesday!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Little Restoration Hardware Love!

Two words . . . Restoration Hardware!

I'm a little slow I guess, I didn't know they had a website.

Or at least it didn't even cross my mind.

I read a blog earlier this week and they mentioned it so I had to check it out!

Talk about eye candy.

If you haven't looked at their site you'll want to check it out!

So now I'll show you some pictures, enjoy!

(be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge)

Here is a bed linen I just love!

It's 100% linen, it's just beautiful!

Here's one at Pottery Barn that I just love too!

They are totally different then eachother.

But both beautiful.

So if you want a bit of eye candy, check them out!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

White Wednesday!

I wanted to show you a chandelier I picked up last week.

It needed to be re-wired and fixed up a little.

I originally was going to sell it at the shop but...I fell in love with it.

I believe it's an Italian chandelier.

I really want to put it in my dining room but my dear sweet husband is digging his feet in.

What am I going to do with that man?

He doesn't want to put it up as I have a perfectly good "new" light fixture in the dining room.

So...I'm waiting it out until he decides to see things my way.... the right way!

I decided to use it in the living room.

So it hangs from a bird cage stand lit up at night.

I'm enjoying it immensely, not as much as if it were hanging in my dining room, but it's still good!

I'm wanting to paint my kitchen and dining room.

I've been collecting some paint swatches.

Martha Stewart has a great color selection.

Aren't they wonderful colors!

I'm leaning towards the "talc".

I am so ready to get rid of the color in there now.

Come to think about it I was ready to get rid of it after I painted it.

It just wasn't the color I had visualized in my mind.

I'm ready for a neutral palette.

When I finally decide what I want I will show you the "before and after" pictures.

Happy White Wednesday!