Wednesday, February 22, 2012

~ Simple beauty ~

I took a few more photos of my roses today.
Yes...the same Valentine roses (previous post)
Wilting...fading...yet still so beautiful to me.

 I'm always changing things up and decorating, so I put the roses in my living room.
I love the natural light in this room.
I like to keep my flowers, especially roses, as long as possible.
Simple beauty...


Friday, February 17, 2012

Hi everyone
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines week.
I took a few photos of the beautiful roses my hubby gave me for Valentines day

I put them in various pitchers/jars on my antique shoe rack which ive turned into my dining room storage display.

I love the colours

So sweet of my hubby...

I actually picked them out for myself...
but he paid for them..
that counts right?!

~ I hope you have a wonderful weekend friends ~

Monday, February 6, 2012

~ My Kitchen Nook ~

Hi friends
I hope you're having a nice week so far.
I took a few photos of one of my favourite spaces in my 1930s home.
My kitchen nook...

Old chippy baskets in  a beautiful shade of blue filled with kitchen linens,old platter and bowls.

I like using prayer candles when entertaining guests.
They give such a nice glow and last a long time.

I use my Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic mugs daily.
I love the little crowns on them.

My kitchen nook is the perfect spot to read a favourite book and have coffee.
The original built ins are great for storing my collection of white serving pieces.
This space is always so light and airy which I love.

Do you have a favourite space in your home?

Have a wonderful week everyone!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

~ A Beautiful Day ~ The Velveteen Rabbit blog ~

Hi friends
It's such a beautiful sunny day today in Seattle
 so I took a few photos of the light streaming in my living room.

It feels like Spring

Light and bright...

I may just spend some time on my cozy white sofa and read some decor books...
actually I've been busy organizing and cleaning..
"Spring" cleaning!

Such a beautiful day and I am so thankful for it...
Today I met Jessica who has the blog The Velveteen Rabbit
The beautiful shabby green dresser is going to Jessica's darling home.
Jessica is going to use it in her daughters' room.

I love meeting fellow bloggers and readers of my blog.
We chatted a bit and realized we have so much in common.
We shared a good laugh when our husbands were talking to eachother about how they miss their leather sofas and more "manly" decor! Lol.
Our husbands are so understanding about our love for "shabby chic" and white.  :)

(Jessica and her daughter Maci)

Jessica's precious little 5 yr old girl Maci is fighting cancer.
HERE is the link about Maci and her story. 
~ Please keep her in your prayers ~

Have a wonderful weekend friends!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

~ Shabby Chic Sale ~ Updated!

Hi friends
I hope you're all having a great week so far.
I've just listed some antique items I've decided to sell.

The first of a few items is the large antique chippy white cupboard/cabinet in the photo above.
It is lined in old beadboard with shelves and has glass doors.

The inside is old charming.

Perfect for displaying your treasures or products.

I'm also selling this shabby chic white vintage sidetable.
Chippy wooden top and metal bottom.
Very Shabby Chic or French style
only $40

Perfect chippy shabby patina

I'm selling this chippy shabby old painted  antique dresser
only $50

It has the most perfect patina of old chippy green paint.
I love it but I'm saving up $ for some new dining chairs.

If you are interested you can email me at:

I will be adding more items within the next few days.
(Local p/u or possible oversized shipping)