The Demijohn

la bonbonne, wire baskets... and the versatile Olive Bucket For quite some time I have seen these dreamy decorative items shared both on Blogs and in magazines. And I have dreamed of owning my own some day. That day arrived on Friday - my first day at the Country Living Fair. My daughter and I strolled through the winding wooded … [Read more...]

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Country Living Fair 2016

Country Living Fair - A GIRL'S WEEKEND The days were perfect - temperatures just right with clear blue skies. My sisters, daughters and future daughter-in-law as well as my niece joined me again for a two-day visit to the amazing Country Living Fair. Five Years Visiting the Country Living Fair The first year I visited with a neighbor and … [Read more...]

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Collecting French Baskets

French Baskets... I love all things vintage...they have a story...they have been loved. I love many things French...there's a charm and allure to items from and inspired by the French...combine that - I love collecting French baskets! My First French Basket Many, many years ago, we visited a market in Buford, Georgia. The booths were in an … [Read more...]

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Mary Kay Pink

Sweet Surprise   I have shared in the past the beautiful pink china my Mother-in-Law gave me several years back. She gave me a set of seven place settings. Seven, for the five of us five  plus the grandparents! She likes it when I use them when they come over for dinner. I love collecting Mary Kay pink china!     I have … [Read more...]

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White Ironstone

Working in earth makes me easy-minded. - Staffordshire men White Ironstone has an intriguing history. It began with the English's love for imported China tea served in the fine translucent ware imported from the Far East. These cups were not only beautiful and ornate, but were also expensive. Potters in Germany then in England were … [Read more...]

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My Country Living Fair Finds

For Me! I found so many cool things at The Country Living Fair - for my children. They would see something, express interest and boom - I got it for them - early Christmas! I was looking for specific things for myself, and not finding them. Sigh. But what I did find as my Country Living Fair finds Delighted me completely! Happy Cow … [Read more...]

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Red Transferware

Adding to My Collection Wherever I go, I'm always on the lookout for teacups.  I am quite fond of Transferware and Chintz... Strolling along the path at The Country Living Fair I was almost overwhelmed with all of the wonderful items displayed. Almost. I spent most of the first day thoroughly enjoying my sister's and daughters' … [Read more...]

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Hanging Creamware Platters

Adding to the Dining Room Decor The first time I saw these marvelous platters from Decor Steals, I knew they'd be a perfect addition to my dining room redecorating plans. I just had to wait! There were many things to accomplish first: paint the walls, ceiling and trim, paint some furniture, reupholster chairs, and now, the walls.  I love … [Read more...]

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Creating a Vignette for Summer

I have been changing over the decor in our home for summer. In doing so, I pondered - what are the elements in creating a vignette? We create vignettes whether we realize it or not. So, I decided to research this to find the common key steps recommended. I've created two versions of this vignette - with the elements below in mind. Which is do … [Read more...]

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Lavender and Summertime

Quotes and Tea   I love having a framed chalkboard in my kitchen and I love finding quotes to write seasonally...there's so much scope for the imagination to share! I chose this quote by Charles Bowden ...it reflects the vibrancy of all things summer. There are several I could have used “I almost wish we were butterflies and … [Read more...]

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