Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blissful White Project

laid it out on the cement to see what it would look like,
the used old rusty stapes, which I cut shorter,
and hammered in to keep it in place,

 on an old bee keep lid.
It is a "Spring Tree". =)
Do you love it?
(I was going to add burlap knots to it,
 but decided I love it just as it's old rusty self.)

all for today.
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Vintage Finds

Went to a warehouse sale last weekend,
and loved this box.....but wait!
 look at the inside... charts, wheel, stuff....

it is a 1955 Voltmeter....used to measure usage of electricity.
so cool. and one of my customners cmae in next day
and his Dad actually used to read meters with one.

 extra charts in the door....
and see the ink bottle at bottom right of door.
It even came with the original bottle of ink in a case, 
to fill this one with. (and still has ink!)
so fun!

more new old lantern....more to ocme on that.
and an unknown object on yellow stool in middle.
Found out it is a 'crimper' or 'fluter' from early 1900's.
(more on that to come on another post.)
and cranks. I love them! not sure what they are off of, 
but great decor (or towel holder) on a rustic wall.

Here is last find this post. (but more to come)
This great old wringer. 
I have never found one quite like it.

All for today.
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Be blessed

Bees Nest

Walked around the side of the house today, and saw this....

a bunch of bees, Yellow jackets, making a hive in the ground....
was so interesting,
but I thought, these do not look like regular Yellow jackets.
So, I snapped these pics with my little camera, and putting on here so I can see them better.
Wondering if they are the 'new' bee I have been hearing about.

any feedback on that?

be blessed

Saturday, October 12, 2013


a sweet giveaway at my friend Dawn's Blog,
 A new book, Paris, Flea Market Style
by Claudia Strasser

Head on over and leave a comment for a chance to win.
Thanks Dawn, and Claudia for the opportunity.

be blessed everyone


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Bathroom Decor & More

Welcome to Blissful White Wednesday.
My fave place to be mid week.
Before the bathroom, wanted to show you this complete box of  bobbins I got.
Just love it....

still complete in box.
OK, now that bathroom....
At our little shop, we need to make good use of our space.
So, some time ago, we covered the bathtub with an old door, 
and some old eyelet curtains, and made it into another 'space'.
Here is the latest display.

sweet little table, some scales, and my 'newest' mannequin.
Still tossing around names for her. Maybe Gertrude???
We'll see.

Here she is in all her glory....

I found this old lamp shade last weekend.
Just love it....old and torn, and it is so rotten....

it was easy to tear a bit more of it,
and let it be a new crow home....

When Fall is over, and if it does not sell,
will tear rest of cover off to reveal more of that perfectly
covered wire. I'll leave the trim on top and bottom.
another great 'cloche' for some of my treasures.

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Fun Vintage Fall Ideas

 Just some simple ways to add unique Fall Color:
like this old charcoal heater......
Just plop some orange and yellow artificial flowers in......

or put some in an old satchel....

or some old boots....

wah lah!
Instant and unique Fall decor.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cottage Whites and Other Treasures

Here are a few pics of the Cottage Room in our store.....
(I know some of you will wonder 
what the piece is one top of the cubby.
It is part of a it!!) SOLD, sorry.

Decided to add a little 'color' by 
putting this black scale in the room too.

Little bits of cottage colors here and there....

And this new corner..
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Thanks always to our hostesses. =)

blessings all