Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vignettes..What a Strange Word

Vignette…any small endearing scene, view, picture, etc

 

Honestly, I had never heard that word until about five years ago and now I seem to say it all the time.   

 

I love creating vignettes.  That’s my thing.  It’s fun for me. 

 

I went around my house today taking photos of some of my favorite little vignettes in my house right now.

 

I have had a little extra time this week so I have cleaned a little deeper, fluffed a little, and actually took some photographs.  And now…I am writing a blog post.  Man, they always come few and far between now.

 

So thankful for Instagram and facebook so I can still keep up with all of my blogging buddies.

 

By the way…how are you?  I hope you are GREAT!!!

 

Okay, so now for a few photos of vignettes.  (how many times have I typed that word now?)  A BUNCH…

 

 

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It is so hard for me to photograph big areas.  Taking photos of these smaller little vignettes just works so much better for me.

 

Enough already about vignettes….

 

I do hope you are all doing wonderful.  I pray your summer has been grand and that you feel the presence of the Lord all around you.   I pray His blessings be poured out upon you over and over.

 

I am great!

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Favorite Thing…One Photo Post

Hey my friends!

 

A day to myself meant a little extra clean up around the house and a few minor things moved from here to there.

 

I do very little fluffing in my house right now because I’m usually fluffing at the shop I help at.    Such fun.

 

Anyway…

 

I had to show you one of my favorite things that my husband gave me recently.

 

Mind you, it is not old.   I do have an old one but it doesn’t work (yet).

 

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I love this little telephone. 

 

No, it’s not convenient, but that doesn’t really matter when it looks so great.

 

I love old rotary phones.  I love the sound the numbers make as they turn their circle.    I have the perfect rotary dial phone that reminds me of the one my grandparents had growing up.  I just have to figure out where to take it to have it fixed.

 

A favorite gift from my sweet husband who knows me oh so well.

 

By the way, the barnsale we participated in last weekend was fabulous!  What a great first sale for us.  Yes, we will definitely be doing it again! 

 

Be blessed beyond measure my friends.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ironstone or Not

Hey friends. 

 

Busy preparing for my first ever real life barnsale and I can’t wait!!

 

Myself, along with the owners of the shop, High Cotton, where I spend a lot of my time now, are participating in Sweet Ila Mae’s barn sale in Quebeck, Tennessee, June 6-8.  We are totally excited.  We have picked and picked, planned, prepared, and prayed our way through the preparations and are ready to get our barnsale on. 

 

One of our favorite things to shop for has been great old ironstone pieces.  The thing is, I love it all myself so I have had to keep a few pieces just for me.  The other thing is, I really don’t have to have just ironstone because I just love old white dishes in general.  All of the beautiful crazing, chips, glued on handles, I love it all. 

 

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Such character can be found in each and every piece.  Don’t you agree?

 

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The stack of bowls reminds me of layers of ruffles.

 

The pie stand showcases the varying shades of white that I have grown to love in my dishes, my home, and even my wardrobe.

 

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Yes, there’s even a potty on my buffet.  Love it too.

 

If you are in middle Tennessee on the weekend of June 6-8, head on over to Sweet Ila Mae’s in Quebeck, TN, and look for the booth filled with great farmhouse finds and bundles and bundles of beautiful cotton and wonderful lavender. 

 

Blessings sweet friends.  Don’t ever forget that you are loved by the Creator of the universe.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Grainsacks, a Salz Box, and a Fly Catcher

A simple hallway, that is hard to photograph, is the home to a few of my very favorite things.

 

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Old scales, small white pitchers, beautiful grainsacks, a salz box filled with lavendar, a dirty vintage fly catcher, chippy white shelves filled with old linens, a great old peg rack, an old mama swan with her babies gifted to me by my brother on my 45th birthday…

 

Just a few of my favorite things.

 

I sure hope you are all doing well.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Little White Table

Hey friends.

 

I so hope you are all doing well.  We are great.   We are busy.  We are blessed.

 

I have had several people ask where I have been lately.  Let me just tell you that I am staying pretty busy and just don’t have a lot of extra time to blog.  But, my busy is a really good kind of busy.  My youngest and I are trying to finish up our school year soon.  I am happily living out a dream of mine by being able to help work in a beautiful vintage home furnishings shop with two wonderful ladies.  I sell some of my vintage items in the shop as well as get to help do a lot of staging.  Such fun.    We are also planning on participating in our first barn sale in June.  So, not only do I pick for the shop, High Cotton,  but I am also picking for the barn sale. 

 

As for my house…I have gotten several cool pieces recently and want to show you them when I can. 

 

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I recently bought this table for the shop.  Unfortunately, I just couldn’t bring myself to sell it. 

 

That seems to have happened quite a bit lately.  Some things just have to hang around my house for a little while before they can be sold.  Understandable, right??

 

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The green tool tote has been around my house for several years now, but never grow tired of it.

 

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Simple…

 

Simple fits best in my life right now.

 

May you each be blessed beyond measure by the One who calls you beautiful.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Simple Spring

With Spring’s arrival, I have pulled out all of my blue bottles and gathered them together on my great old farm table.    I have washed up some new to me ironstone pieces and placed them on my buffet that once sat in my grandparent’s home.  I bought my first bouquet of white tulips and placed them in a perfect blue ball jar. 

 

Together, all of these simple touches, bring the subtle beauty of spring into our dining room in a fresh and cheerful way.

 

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Have a wonderful weekend my friends and may God fill you up to overflowing.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Collection Of Mine

Hey my friends.

 

I love collections of things. 

 

I love the way things look all grouped together and the impact they make in a space.

 

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Seltzer bottles are a favorite collection all gathered together in this French fruit crate.

 

I pray abundant blessings for you this day.

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