Friday, July 22, 2016

Crudite Anyone?


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
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

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!