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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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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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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My first Louis XV Fauteuil Chair

"There are certain Classic styles that immediately evoke the style of a French salon" (Josephine Ryan 'French Home')   The French have been known for their penchant for detail in furniture and decorating. There is something so distinct in the development of taste in furniture, marked out by the three styles to which the three … [Read more...]

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French Rolling Pin and Dough Bowl

Finding a Beautiful French Rolling Pin and Dough Bowl Last weekend, I went to Atlanta to retrieve an auction item we'd won - garden tools. I bid on a French style bed and was outbid. Sigh. There will be one in my future! Since I was traveling so far, I thought I'd see if there were any sales in the nearby area. There was - an Estate … [Read more...]

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Vintage Dress Form

And she shall be called 'Jane' I have the habit of naming inanimate objects…much to my family's amusement. Since I've already named my Bird Girl statue Eliza (like Lizzie from Pride and Prejudice) I thought I'd name my new vintage dress form Jane I found her on Saturday at The Country Living Fair. I wasn't really planning on purchasing … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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Bread Dough Bowls

I've seen them everywhere for quite some time in blogland. Beautiful wooden dough bowls filled with a variety of beautiful items - these things are so versatile. Although they really are quite rustic, they seem to fit right in with a lot of decorating styles. This one I found at the Country Living Fair is quite large and heavy. I found it at … [Read more...]

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Vintage Cast Iron Bed

  When I saw this vintage cast iron bed...it was love at first sight. She was at an Estate sale in a room filled with collected ephemera. The collection of someone's life. Dearest and I had been looking for full size beds for the bedrooms of this house, while the children were here we had twin or daybeds for them. Now, we … [Read more...]

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Summer’s Surprise and…

Dearest's New/Old Love As if  by magic, stalks appear mid-summer in my garden. These stalks are topped with deep pink buds that begin to separate and as they open, their color changes to a lovely, translucent pink. The dramatic appearance of these lovely ladies, I think have leant reason to some of its names: Resurrection Lily, Naked … [Read more...]

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