Friday, March 28, 2014

Tea Party please ...

Yellow Tea Rose on Black

Assorted mixed bone china and ironstone cups

Red Poppies by Bavaria Schumann

Mushroom Pattern by Aynsley
Pansies on Lime Green by Foley
Fish Motif by Toyotoki Japan

Some beautiful teacups I have had the pleasure of meeting ...

Dahlias on mint green by Paragon

Monday, October 8, 2012

Decorating with Books ...

No need to have a full out library in your living room with shelves filled from top to bottom.  Incorporate the books you love into the warmth of your home.  Small stacks here and there can add height, colour and depth to end tables, coffee tables and shelves.
My Collection of John Patience children's books on top of my curio cabinet

These books are very old and I use the top 3 green ones as props a lot for my Etsy shop

In an old wooden crate, scattered Bailey's Miniature Houses all around Books are proudly displayed

Every animal lover needs to read James Herriot at some point in their life

Most of these books in this pile I bought for $0.25 a piece at various thrift stores

The last Book Bundle in my living room, the 'need to read' pile I guess (check out my new Scentsy warmer)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Make your House Beautiful - by being thrifty

Vibrant Colours!
Thrift store tricks to finding the beautiful stuff

  • Go thrifting often ... they add new things every day & you don't want to miss that perfect addition
  •  Look for bright vibrant colours -----> like this blue canister set
  •  That shelf that holds all the wooden trays and bowls might surprise you ... find matches or mismatches and they polish up beautifully with a soft rag and olive oil ... check out the shine on the bowl set and salt and pepper set below
  • Jars with the vintage zinc rings are beautiful and usually really really inexpensive!
  • If you can't find the vintage zinc rings - check out pinterest and I'm sure you'll find a pin on faux zinc ...
  • The shelf full of old smelly suitcases usually has a few treasures - vintage hard traincases, suitcases or leather doctors bags ... perfect for filling full of rolled up towels in the washroom
  •  
    Zinc Ringed Mason Jars ....
    Check the tool area for vintage trays and drawers, sometimes they just need a little elbow grease and are lovely new display pieces ...
Baribocraft Salad Set
Baribocraft ... check the label
Galvanized Anything
Traincases!!



What thrifty beautiful items have you found lately?





Monday, August 13, 2012

Yes, She is Mine ...

So totally thought this was absolutely fine ...
She is a Brat ... 
She is Big ...
She finds trouble ...
She's one year old ...
She loves us ...
We love her ...
She loves to run ...
She makes us laugh ...
She's one of a kind ...
We'll keep her ...