Sunday, February 28, 2010

Loving blue and white...
I love blue and white dishes. It's such a fresh and pretty color combination. I finally saw the premier issue of the new magazine we have all been waiting for, Flea Market Style, and I LOVED every page!!!! Their article on blue and white dishes made me want to pull mine out of the cupboard and share them with you.
I don't have a large collection, just 6 pieces, but lately I've been thinking small collections with only very favorite pieces are best since I love to collect so many different things. A girl only has so much space to store and display her collections!
Just one of my blue and white plates is actually vintage. This sweet dessert plate. I love how soft and faded the blues are both the dish and on the postcard.
The next three dishes are all new from Marshalls. Oh, how I adore discount stores!
This next beauty is from the beautiful (and delicious smelling!) Crabtree and Evelyn. I may add to my collection someday, but only if I really love the piece and it's cheap, too! I actually did not buy the Flea Market Style magazine when I saw it. I devoured the pages while sitting in an office chair at Fry's waiting for sweet husband to do his boring man shopping. It was so good, though. Even better than I'd hoped for. They featured so many of my favorite things all in one magazine! Every page was beautiful! I think I'll go get it at Walmart because they are 10% off there. It will only save one dollar, but every dollar I save can go toward another pretty treasure! And boy, does that Flea Market Style magazine have me wanting to go antique shopping!!!I do have a few other pretty blue and white treasures that are not dishes that I will have to share with you in other post!
Michelle xoxo

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

White Wednesday!
When no one was looking, the queen loved to lounge on mounds of white vintage lace.....Happy White Wednesday!!! Visit Faded Charm to see who else is participating!
And one more thing! Linda of Robin's Egg Blues is having a fabulous giveaway!Just click the photo above to go to her blog to enter! Hurry on over- it ends Feb. 28 at 8p.m.!
Michelle xoxo

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dreaming of Spring...
I found this beautiful piece of barkcloth in my one of my favorite antique mall booths last weekend! Isn't it gorgeous? I adore vintage barkcloth, but it's hard to find around here and I'm always on the lookout for it, so I was so pleased to find this lovely piece! It's not really a pillow yet, I just wrapped the fabric around another pillow, but it will do for now- until I learn to sew....
I just love the pretty shades of pinks and greens and the wonderful texture of the barkcloth fabric. Floral fabrics are one of my very favorite things to decorate with! They are so cheerful and in the dreary, grey days of winter, they remind me that Spring will always come again. Most importantly, they remind me of my sweet mama, who also loves roses. I grew up in a home surrounded by her beautiful gardens and also she is an amazing artist who paints the most gorgeous oil paintings of roses! All these beautiful flowers have me exited to get out all my pretty rose dishes and decorate my hutch and the rest of my home for Spring and Easter!
Michelle xoxo

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!!
I hope you are all having a sweet Valentines Day with someone you love. I'm spending the day at home with all four of my sweet men! Yesterday I found something I have been searching for- this lovely cream pillow with great texture and crochet trim. I found it at Big Lots! I wanted one like this because I can't sew, but have been really wanting to make a pretty pillow like the ones you can see in the blog banner of the beautiful blog, Dream in Cream!I started by adding some gorgeous vintage lace. I used a vintage collar at the top and a pretty large doily piece for a pocket at the bottom.Then I tucked in a photo of my grandmother and her little sister and some sweet sheet music.To finish it off I added this fabulous vintage rhinestone pin!And I'm so happy with the results!!! I might have to go back to Big Lots and buy one more so I can make another one!I promised last post to show you what I found while antiquing with my sweet mama when she was here visiting. Sadly, I forgot to take photos of the pretty birthday presents I gave her, but here are the things I found and kept for myself!Love this vintage book I found, copyright 1888! I love the title too- "The Midnight Queen"!It's pages are perfectly aged, all brown around the edges. I also found this fun "dishes" flash card.
A photo of two sisters, Maggie May and Ethel Gertrude, ages 16 and 18. The date July 1899 in Atlanta Georgia. I love it when the names and other information are written on the back!A pretty necklace (not so vintage!) that i found at American Eagle outfitters. They have lots of pretty jewelry in there- who knew? Now get off the computer and go kiss your sweetheart! That's what I'm going to do!Michelle xoxo