Thursday, July 31, 2014

My giant $12 clam shell……


I haven’t been to an estate sale in years.

Years ago I used to go all the time and always  found wonderful goodies.

After a while I quit going because I never found anything and became frustrated.

Then last weekend on a whim the Mr. and I went to one.

The fluorescent sign caught my attention and I thought why not?

The house was packed….as in could hardly move around.

At first I didn’t see anything and then I spotted this huge clam shell.


At first I didn’t pick it up.

My house is so full now I really need to be selective

and only buy things I have a spot for.

So, I walked around a bit but kept thinking what a good deal it was.

I knew I would regret it later if I didn’t buy it.

Then the Mr. pointed out that everything was 1/2 price!!!!

That made is $12…..SOLD!!!!


I cleaned it up with a little soap and water……

and after a little re-arranging I was able to fit it on my coffee

table without having to relocate half the house.


They had a couple of silver trays I came home without……

now I am kicking myself for not buying them.

Of course that gives me a reason to go

to another estate sale the next time I see one right?


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vintage garden markers…….



Over the weekend my husband and I had to drop something off for his work at a job site in Lawrence. Afterwards we stopped off at a few places before heading home. One place we stopped was a little antique shop in Ottawa where I found these cute little vintage galvanized garden markers.

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Originally I had intended to use them outside……However once I laid them on the coffee table with my herbarium book I loved them paired with the book so much that I left them.

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I love the hand painted numbers….each tag was individually cut so they are slightly different in size.

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While at the little shop we went outside to the garden area where this cute little bunny was sitting. I figured he would hop away when he saw is but instead he laid down and watched us as we browsed.


I found a little goodie in the garden section that I will share with you later.

Joining the party at:

 Savvy Southern Style 

Hope to see you there!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Peaceful Sunday…….


Appalachian Church


The way to love anything

is to realize it might be lost.

~G.K. Chesterton


Friday, July 25, 2014



Seriously….I die!

Sooooo incredibly beautiful………

be still my heart!


A beautiful passage way...


Have a great weekend my friends!!!!

a’ la prochaine……

Weekends are 2 kool 4 skool!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New finds……


Today I am sharing a couple of new goodies

I found for the living room.

The first item is this fur I placed on the ottoman.

So incredibly soft……

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The second item is this chippy shutter I found at the antique market a few weeks ago.

I love the narrow size….it fits the wall just perfectly!

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Joining the party at:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays!

Hope to see you there!


Monday, July 21, 2014

It’s going to be a scorcher!


The beautiful weather we had

last week has passed and the heat is back!

Today it is going to be 100* and we are under a heat advisory!

It was nice to have a break though even if only for a week!

Front porches Iwish my cottage in the woods


Old fashioned Southern 'front porch' lifestyle...


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Have a great week my friends!!!!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Peaceful Sunday……


old chapel, near trees and maybe mountains - attended a lovely wedding there



I wish I were dancing
Floating across the floor
He is wearing a suit
I, a gown
The music, sweet and melodious
Finds me twirling in a fantasy land
Filled with happiness
His warm embrace
Tickles my senses
And my heart surges forward
And then
As I am looking into his eyes
Searching every corner of his perfect soul
I stop
And realize that I'm not in a ballroom
Not in a gown
I'm just standing, staring into his eyes
And I'm dancing

~Jennifer Suaznne Brown