Thursday, March 18, 2010

Up For Grabs

If you haven't been to The Beautiful Life you're missing out.  I only recently discovered it myself and have become slightly obsessed with both the blog and online shop.  The ever so lovely, Ruth Harsham, blog author and proprietress of The Beautiful Life is an absolute delight.   Reading her blog is a joy but could be slightly hazardous to your pocket book if you're not careful... one click and you're transported to her online shop where she stocks Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazines and Decor.

My first purchase was this 3 tiered reclaimed wood stand.  It will be overflowing with fruit and veggies after a trip to the Farmer's Market this weekend.  I just love the way it looks in my kitchen.  I'm pretty sure I will find many uses for it.  Ruth told me she uses hers all the time to serve everything from sandwiches to desserts at parties and get-togethers. 

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My next purchase was the current issue of Jeanne d ' Arc Living Magazine. 
Ruth was shipped the Danish version by mistake so she's offering it at the discounted price of $15!  She also sells the English version which is $35.  I just received my copy the other day and have been savoring each and every page!

Today I discovered she launched an "Up for Grabs~Miscellany Dept." which is right up my alley!  These are items that she has previously owned and loved but is now ready to let go, so they are one of a kind, first come, first grab treasures.

Here's what I grabbed first thing this morning...  a vintage charcoal gray hand form.
You might want to head over there now and see what other treasures she currently has "up for grabs"!


A Perfect Gray said...

just a minute, Miss T! love that tiered piece. but YOUR KITCHEN! awesome. Is that a butcher block counter top? wonderful. haven't seen too many other wooden countertops. I have one, you know, so I notice them...Love your kitchen look!

Maureen Stevens said...

wonderful! I think I've been at her shop before & it's all lovely things! Thanks for stopping by the blog. Anne is really talented!

p.s. your kitchen is marvelous btw!

Patti's Artful Design said...

Love your kitchen and all the wonderful things you purchased during your online shopping spree!

Kathysue said...

Hi Terri, Love the tiered stand. It looks like it has always been on your counter. That is a tell-tale sign it was made to go there. Love it. The charcoal hand is also really cool. I love your taste and you always buy the most unique items that just fit your home perfectly. Great purchases, Kathysue

Beach House Living said...

Yes, that store can be an ouch to the purse some lovely things...We have the pillows instead of the bags shown on the dress form

koralee said...

Oh dear...I think I am in trouble...I so want one of those bags!!! I must go visit right now. Thank you for sharing..your stand is also amazing. xoxo

ashlina {the decorista} said...

ok i am obsessed with that kitchen. are those cabinets fabric. wow. i am blown away. super job!!!
that bag is cute too.

ps. i hope you know how much i adore your sweet words...
xoxoxo you make me smile out loud!

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

Thre "Danish Look" is hot here and Jeanne d'Arc Living has many fans here in Finland. I like the look, but rather buy real vintage.

Love the hand, it could be a fun pair to my hand.

Unknown said...

That tiered tray is gorgeous, and your kitchen is lovely too! Off to check out her site now, completely intrigued by these hints!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Too kind, Therese! Too kind!! :)

I just LOVE how that stand looks in your kitchen!! And I'm with the others who commented -- we all want your kitchen! GORGEOUS! Those countertops!! S-W-O-O-N!

Your hand shipped out to you yesterday and I suspect you will have it Saturday (tomorrow) with any luck! :)

Thanks a million, sweet Therese and I definitely enjoyed chatting with you on the phone!! :)


Amanda said...

Um...every time I et a glimpse into your beautiful home it gives me pangs of jealousy! It's so gorgeous!!! You are spectacularly talented, ma' dear.

A Perfect Gray said...

ok babe, just saw your office of Bliss. nothing short of fantastic!!!!!

Silvia C said...

Love the three tier wood stand. What a fab find! Your blog is fantastic!

gerre lynne - soiree muse said...

Loving the blog/shop...thank you for sharing. : ) I too am a proud owner of one of the hand forms. What fun it is to write various messages according to my mood!

gerre lynne

ashlina {the decorista} said...

i have something special just for you!

all my love

debra@dustjacket said...

Oh I so want that wood stand, it looks great in your kitchen. Really loving your kitchen and that great sink...Thanks for the link, I must check her out!

Unknown said...

omg love that handform... perfect for holding hand jewelry!!

ps. visit my blog at:

FrenchBlue said...

The cutest bag ever! I might have to go get one right now.

Cashon&Co said...

I LOVE your kitchen. what a great stand too!