Monday, September 22, 2014

Lavender



I just had to share this amazing product, 


Lavender Scented Epsom Salt.


I picked up a couple of bags at The Dollar Store.


I emptied them into a vintage brown transferware bowl 


and added a large silver scalloped shell spoon to scoop the glistening crystals into my bath water.


What I didn't expect was the incredibly intoxicating scent that filled my bathroom every time I entered!





 Gotta love The Dollar Store!
Need to go back and stock up!!





Friday, September 19, 2014

An Update



The Sideyard


Well it's Indian Summer in the Bay Area and the living is good!


We just replanted our vegetable beds (we had tomatoes all summer) with butter lettuces,  romaine, arugula, beets, and purple spring onions.


We refreshed our herb garden too.



Actually earlier this Spring we re-configured our vegetable bed by dividing it into 3 4x4 sections and surrounded it with willow edging.


It's much more charming and I love being able to walk in between each one.


It's fun to see our yard evolve.


It's been a little over a year since we made the big decision to replace the existing brick with pea gravel and we couldn't be happier.


A couple evenings ago the light was just perfect so I grabbed my hubby's iphone and snapped some photos to share with you...




This is the view out our master bath window.


We found this vintage bench on the curb with a FREE sign on it one block from our house!



 I picked up this pair of lanterns, the black and white umbrella and the pair of rusted chairs at an estate sale earlier in the summer.







 Our summer weather has finally arrived!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LOOT SHOOT



2nd EDITION

 Beautiful Old Porcelain Cup perfect for flowers or pencils.
Souvenir of Yale University
Fabulous Patina.



 
OK, 

 Charming lap desk perfect for writing or painting in plein air.




here's how it works in my head...

 Set of 4 dinner plates.
Gorgeous colors and pattern.



I only buy what I love and intend/desire to keep,

 Rare, possibly handmade wooden cash box with original key.






but I've learned that many times that might only be for a certain amount of time,

Pair of white porcelain vintage butterfly candlesticks from Bullocks Dept. Store.
One has a broken antenna.






meaning after a few days, sometimes longer I can let it go/sell it...

 3 Beautiful pieces of Antique Porcelain




So,

 Vintage Ceramic Foo Dog



If you see something that intrigues you,

 Set of 8 Vintage Culver Cocktail Glasses.

 
please don't hesitate to email me about it.

 Amazing Vintage Leather Briefcase.


Your timing could be perfect!

 Vintage Leather Travel Wallet
Glamosa Firenze


And if it's not...

 Set of 4 Vintage Fluted Ironstone Salad Plates




well then,

 Fabulous Mid Century Porcelain Palm Frond Lamp


it's only a matter of time!



(Please excuse the picture quality. I had my iphone stolen last week and am using an old back-up iphone 4 while I wait for the new iphone 6, a birthday present from my son!)