Friday, July 22, 2016

Crudite Anyone?



YES PLEASE!

















I came across these fabulous renditions of crudite platters on Domino and just had to share the love!

I am so inspired!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Living


We haven't had a summer vacation yet but all it took for me to get inspired to do a little upgrade to our summer room or as my hubby calls it, his mancave, which is actually our garage, was this little number...


It had been sitting for the longest time in my favorite thrift store and as hard as I tried to ignore it, it finally got my attention when one night as I was watching a movie with my hubby I imagined it across the room replacing an existing bench.


Bright and early the following morning I high tailed it over there hoping it would still be there waiting for me!


I sighed a breath of relief when I spied it over in the corner. 


It was originally priced at $250 but had been lowered recently to $100.


I asked politely if they might meet me at $75. 


 They promptly agreed as they were anxious to free up space.


Once I got it home it became the catalyst for further upgrades in the space.


I channeled India Hicks Hibiscus Hill and started pulling things out that I have had stored away in hopes of an opportunity to bring them to life!


I organized this formerly messy and overburdened bookshelf.


And installed this old wood shelf over the door to hold some of my beloved shells.


I swapped out the sisal for my trusty zebra rug.

(What you see behind the couch is my inventory of treasures)

I re-styled the areas on top of my built in cabinetry with some blue and white Chinese porcelain, vintage bottles in wicker and antique Chinese tins.


I picked up a small palm tree at Home Depot.


I love this antique painting of a handsome young lad holding a boater!

(Sorry for odd perspective but it was hard to photograph with the glare from the glass!)

And am in the process of hanging more of my vintage straw hat collection over my new "Cabinet of Curiosity."


It's funny, all these years I collected these random treasures, I never imagined I would find the perfect way to display them!


It's Summer and the living is easy :)

Hope yours is swell!




Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Preview



I'm working on filling up my Etsy & Ebay Shops and thought I'd give you all a peek of what's in store!




Vintage Straw Basket from Napoli, Italy c. 1950's
Spoken For


Roseville Art Pottery


Signed Painting
26 x 26


Cloisonne Vase


Chinese Lacquer Box


Small Floral Vase


Vintage Leather Playing Card Belt


Vintage Rayon Equestrian Scarf
Spoken For


Vintage Tennis Theme Suspenders


Vintage Louis Vuitton Carry on Luggage
(Authenticity unknown)


Antique Spode Felspar Porcelain


Set of 3 Majolica Plates


Pair of Vintage Asian Ancestor Candles
Spoken For


Roseville Art Pottery


Antique Brown Velvet Drawstring Pouch


Vintage Porcelain Pitcher/Vase


Vintage Package of Dye


Victorian Beaded Cushion


Vintage Hand-painted Floral Bowl


Vintage Bath Dusting Powder


Vintage Silk Embroidered Pillow Cover


Chinese Canton Enamel Plate

Vintage Needlepoint Butterfly Pin Cushion



Antique "make- do" repairs plate


Vintage Dog Figurine


Antique Ironstone Platter

Vintage Collectible Limoges Castel


Vintage Yellow Enamelware Bowl


Vintage Asian Motif Teapot
w/ repaired spout


Pair of shallow Asian baskets


Vintage Glass Dome for Religious Statues
w/ votive candle


Vintage Mirrored Waste Basket
(missing pieces)


Vintage Bamboo Folding Rack


Paloma Barcelo Suede Espadrilles
w/leather straps
Size 39


J. Crew Canvas Bag


Hand Colored Rectangular Dish
1961
Delano Studios
7.5" x 5.5"


Set of 3 Blue and White Patterned Dansk Plates
8" in diameter


Slate Display Stand


Pair of MCM Wood Candlesticks


Majolica Pitcher


Vintage Leather Humidor




Rectangular Wooden Asian Tray



Set of 6 Dansk Dishes


Set of 4 Turkey Compotes


Antique Ironstone


Stack of Antique White Ironstone Dishes


Floral Plate


Antique Large White Ironstone Bowl


Coral Votive Holder


Set of 2 Green Glazed Pots


100 Year Old Trophy
Dated 1916
Spoken For


Blue and White Drip Vase


NILOAK Art Pottery Pitcher


Vase
Antique Blue & White Onion Pattern Teapot
Missing lid, repaired handle


Vintage Rattan & Cane Shelf
Spoken For


Set of Gold Rimmed Shallow Bowls


Decorative Wooden Fish


Antique Ironstone Chamber Pot


Set of 4 Peach & Cinnabar Rimmed Plates


Vintage Asian "Geta" Wooden Sandals


Antique Ironstone Chamber Pot


Vintage Collectible Cosmetics Box


Antique Ethnic Hand Carved Wooden Bowl


Vintage Mirrored Tissue Box


Vintage Apilco French Porcelain


Vintage Suede Asian Top


Small Vintage Red Mirror
Spoken For


Red Patterned Cardboard Picture Frame


Feinschmecker Board Game


Vintage Granat Bros. Jewelry Box


Vintage JOY Perfume Box


Vintage Collectible Box


Antique Brass Lock & Key


Antique Enamel Red Cross Pin


Antique Floral Millinery


Vintage Ferragamo



Decorative Glass Mushroom


Pair of bronze koi fish


French Basil Shaker


Emma Bridgewater Mug


As you can see, I'll be pretty busy listing all these items but in the meantime if you see anything interesting email me and let's make a deal!