Jan 28, 2011

Faded Roses and a Good Cause...

Today I went to a sale, for a good cause...

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A handful of pretty vintage goodies
will shake the winter blues right outta you...


I can never resist a creamer
even though I don't use cream.

They make lovely vases...


faded Spray Roses fill my new creamer perfectly...


I am crazy for crazing...


This little creamer is crazed to perfection...


I am sure I have enough crocheted linens,
though  I can never resist just one more...


a couple pretty serving pieces...


The sale was for a dear lady...
who's little store is always a pleasure to visit..

Sandy has breast cancer
 her friends have opened her store for a benefit,
to help her battle the expenses...

Sandy's Geranium Cottage
is loaded to the rafters
I never leave without a little something!

A treasure trove of vintage goodness!
 all 30% off

If you are a Washington lady (or gentleman:-)
who is near the South Sound area
stop by for a visit.

2426 Tacoma Rd
Puyallup, Wa
(just off Pioneer)

Saturday Jan 29th  9 till 3
for directions call 253 203 4800

Today I am joining
and
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Thanks for visiting me today,
 

Jan 27, 2011

Birdie Darling is Looking for Love...

With a hint of spring in the air...

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and Valentines Day approaching quickly...


Birdie Darling is thinking about love and nesting...

Do you remember Birdie Darling?
if not you can visit him here...


So Dear Birdie
has decided to spruce up his little cage...

feather his nest a bit, you might say :-)


He tied a mini Rose by the front door,
because he knows,
some girls love roses...


He hung a tiny chandelier...


because he knows
some girls swoon for sparkly light...


Now he sits on his little perch,
singing his lovely song...

waiting for love.


Tonight I am joining

and

Thanks for stopping by,

Crocus and Croissants in Bed...

I shared with you yesterday
how my Crocus have begun to bloom...

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Having a bit of spring in the air....


inspired me to build a bright and cheery
breakfast in bed tray...



a tiny urn of Crocus is the star of the show...


Raspberries speak of warm days
and will help to build the illusion of spring...

because in truth it is still very cold in the mornings...


fresh fruit and flaky croissants
are a natural pair...

and also a no fuss nosh...


mixed vintage silver and napkins
keep it elegant but casual...


it feels good to lounge and dream of spring
for just a bit...

More winter weather is sure to be here soon!

This morning I will be joining,
and

Thanks for joining me for breakfast :-)

Jan 26, 2011

First Blooms of the Year...

It was an exciting day in the garden...

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I was surprised to see
the early Crocus opened today...


We have had an unseasonably warm
couple of weeks...


what a joy to see their bright happy faces!


bathed in a bit of sun....

I am sure we will still have more snow
February is usually our snowy month...

but, what a nice mid-winter break this is!


On Monday... I went to Half Price Books.
I saw on someones blog they had found some great books...
(I wish I could remember who?)

I was wanting
Pierre-Joseph Redoute's
books of Rose plates....


I plan to collect frames at garage sales this summer
and fill my house with a rose garden
of these amazing botanical color plates...

When I got to the store
they had two books of good quality prints...

The first had larger plates and a white background
the other smaller plates on a linen colored background...

I couldn't resist buying both ;-)


They make my heart sing!


I took a quick peek in the gardening section of the store
and found this giant book!!

The Ultimate Rose Book
Stirling Macoboy

No kidding, this book features 1500 roses,
with lovely color photos,
and weighs in at over 7 pounds!!


Today I will be joining...

the Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
and

Thanks for visiting me today!

Jan 25, 2011

Mercury Glass Heart...

It's the season for love...

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for hearts....


Since hearts are fragile,
being kept under glass in a cloche
 seems smart...


maybe...
even locked away with a key...
for protection?



but...
a heart should never be without romance
so there should always be roses :-)


Tonight I am joining...

and

Thanks for stopping by...

Jan 21, 2011

Good Things come in Threes...

There had been a drought here,
no it's not in the weather...

It's in garage sales!

So today, I had to go poking around
and find a bit of rainy day fun...

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For me it seems good things always come in threes...


Like these three Limoges plates
I found at a local thrift store..

Limoges always cheers me up!


How could it not?


With it's delicate ruffled rim
and dainty flowers...

So completely feminine...


Do you remember the hot pink Primrose
I showed you
a couple weeks ago?

The flowers keep blooming
each time a softer pink...

It's now the softest shade
of what I call ballerina pink...

Did you take ballet lessons as a girl?
this was the color of my leotard and tutu.

See,  I was a pink girl from the start :-)


Stop by and visit Beverly for more pink fun!
and

Thanks for visiting me today!