Thursday, February 23, 2012

French Script Treasure.....

Haven't been blogging for a while, only because we have been busy at the store re-doing and moving things around for the new buying season.

So now that the store is all situated, I finally found some time to scoot out and do some treasure hunting in Atlanta.......so here is my first and recent find.....and I'm so in love with it!

Found this baby at a Woodstock Flea Market....ou, la, la......


Looks so good in my front hallway......



Can't you tell I'm in love with the French Script stuff......


The shade just makes it......of course......



The base is not too bad either......a good match for the shade......don't you think?


It fits so perfectly with my antique table......looking for a table runner to complete the look.....will keep you posted!

Hope you all are enjoying Spring.......I have Spring fever bad!  Only because it is about 75 degrees here in the Atlanta area.......but I'll take it!

This week I'm joining the following blog parties:

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
 Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Have a great weekend!
   

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wino Cheer

The holidays are here and it's time to bring out my favorite Christmas Holiday wine glasses........they make an appearance every holiday season.  Purchased them at a local flea market and they are just so cute.......they make me smile everytime I see them......<smile>


Love all the painted whimsical lights.......


Very cheery......


And the red stems...............they absolutely rock....!


The wine looks so much better in these glasses......<grin>


Tastes better too!

Do you have a favorite pair of wine glasses???

This week I'm joining the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Rock 'n Share Wednesday at The Shady Porch
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Mosaic

Every year my favorite Mosaic Turkey comes out of storage and makes an appearence in the month of November.  I've decided that she is a female Turkey and we have named her Isabelle.  She just seemed like an Isabelle to me.  Very majestic and colorful!  We have her sitting proudly in our great room, so that she can show off her many colors all throughout the Thanksgiving season......


We can't wait to see her each Fall.  Kind of miss her when we store her away after Thanksgiving......


Love the many colors and the light inside, that makes her so brilliant..............


 Even the back of her is beautiful!


I think she is trying to tell us that she is very glad to see us too!


Well welcome back, my old friend, we are very happy to see you again for Thanksgiving this year!  We all have so much to be thankful for.  You are a reminder of what is so special to us all.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving decoration in your home?

This week I am joing the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Rock 'n Share Wednesday at The Shady Porch
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Home Sweet Home Party at The Charm of Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Monday, November 7, 2011

Vintage Spice Set

Just love all things vintage.......each piece always has so much character about them.  Every nook, cranny, and crevas, tells a story of a former life.  My favorite set of antique spice containers came from a consignment shop that used to be in Woodstock several years ago.  The shop name was Alida Lois and they had all kinds of high-end furniture and accessories that would make your head turn!  But they have since closed, so I will share with you one of the treasures I found there........this cute vintage spice set......


   Each spice container looks like a book in an antique library......they are ready to spice up your life....literally!  <grin>




They even have the indention at the top like a library book.....



Lots of detail painted on the front of each one.


Even a mispelling or two.....you'll see the other one below.  And I never noticed it until I was photographing the set for this post....


Love the look of the volumn numbers at the bottom of each container......very quaint and elegant....like it's telling a fairytale.......




So they sit on the shelves in my kitchen by my collection of cookbooks and what nots........just too cute to use.  Actually, I'm afraid I'll break them <smile>.  And that's my treasure to share this week!

What is your favorite flea market or consignment shop find?  Would love to hear what that is!

This week I am joining the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Rock 'n Share Wednesday at The Shady Porch
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Monday, October 31, 2011

Twinkling Holiday Window

Trying to come up with interesting displays at our store, can sometimes be a challenge.  But sometimes we can actually create something quite unique to catch the customer's eye.  As you can imagine, being I love flea markets so well, that I would be very intrigued by old windows.  My neighbor, Big Jim, always had a fresh supply of great salvaged windows from old homes in the area.  So of course when I ran across this beauty, I had to make it mine!  So what to do with it????? 


So I decided that it needed some color!


I found some gorgeous fabric that seemed to be the right look for what I was trying to achieve.  Then stapled it to the back of the window frame.  Watch out, I'm dangerous with a staple gun!


Wanted something a little less traditional for the color....just a hint of holiday for the background....



Now for the real holiday stuff.......ribbon, lights...............action.....


And more lights......!!!!



Almost there.......just needs some more decorations on it...........



And here's the finished display...........ready for the customers now!!

Still decorating, and busy getting ready for our holiday open house.

If you live in the Atlanta area, I hope that you will stop by the 2nd weekend in November for it!

Everyone is welcome at House and Garden Boutique!  We're on Main St. in Woodstock, GA.

This week I'm joining the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tutorials and Tips Link Party at Home Stories A2Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Frog Blog Love Linky Party at Kissed By a Frog
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Colors of Fall Flowers

Even though I am not wanting the sunny warm days to end, I do enjoy all the Fall flowers and the colors and especially the cool days.  We have actually been able to enjoy our porch and yard this past month, which is the best part of Fall.  So I have been planting and converting all the flowers over to the winter hardy kind.

 I've changed over my leaky ex-fountain to a planter, and transformed it to Fallish florals to add some color for the winter season at our home.


So love pansies!

Even the mums are enjoying these beautiful cool days......they are gorgeous this year.  Tucked in the bottom of the planter on my back porch are my Mom's chicken and hens from her perennial garden.  They are having babies already.

Our lantana had a wonderful summer and flourished along side our driveway.  The butterflies just love the yellow flowers.  The hotter it got, the more it bloomed......it's very low maintenance.  We'll be able to enjoy it for a few more weeks.  It's fun to watch the butterfies all flittering away!

The last of our Nearly Wild Rose is blossoming for the season.  The deer will be sad to see them go.  They love to come up on the driveway and nibble on the flowers.  I sprayed all the other roses with Deer-Off in the yard except this one, thinking they wouldn't come that close to the house.  But noooooo, they found it!  Snack-time! <grin>



Still nothing like the color of a blooming Fall pansy!  They just seem like they want to tell us a tale!

What is your favorite thing about Fall?

Thanks for stopping by!

This week I am participating in the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
It's Bloomin' Tuesday! at MsGreen "thumb" Jean
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Toot Your Horn Tuesday!! at A Silly Little Sparrow
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Frog Blog Love Linky Party at Kissed By a Frog
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkins and Cats and Nightlights

As you can tell by now, I love to collect things.....and this week I'm sharing my nightlight collection.  They are all throughout the house in every room, hallway and bathroom.  Here's just a few of my favorites......of course I had to get the seasonal ones out and show you for Halloween........<grin>

This is for my Tulip, which is my black siamese cat....just couldn't resist this one!

Mr. Pumpkin is smiling in the kitchen....... 

The bird artist makes it's home in our family room, just inside a window that overlooks our patio, where all the birds like to come and sit and sing in the morning.

This little beauty graces our guest bath off our family room area.  I bought it when I first moved to Atlanta.  It just seemed to ooze southern beauty.

Being raised in horse country in KY, I definately needed a nightlight to represent my love of horses.

Ms. Teacup is in my living room, right next to the chair from my Mom's house.  Mom always enjoyed a good cup of tea everyday.


My leopard one is happily perched in my laundry room....it just makes me smile every time I do laundry.


And my maroon one, is in my dining room.....it just needed to be in a classy room.

So.......this is just a partial glimpse at the nightlights in my home.  I just can't resist them!   Now tell me, what do you collect?

This week I'm joining the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense