Tuesday, April 24, 2012

~ Changes ~

(French Bottle Carrier now available in my Etsy shop)

Hi friends
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
My family and I spent the weekend organizing and packing..
Yes that is right..PACKING! 
We love our 1930s cottage but an amazing opportunity has come our way to keep our cottage as a rental property and move to a beautiful area with an amazing view of the sound  and quiet neighborhood.
BUT..the house doesn't have the charming glass doorknobs, arches,original builti ins,white picket fences,etc.
It is a 1960s style home that is need of some charm.
BUT..then again the view of the sound is AMAZING! 
I will be sure to share photos soon and before and afters of our new place.

I will miss my cottage but it's time for a change and my family and I are excited about it.
Plus some family friends will be renting our cottage so I know it will be in good hands.

I will be back soon..just alot of packing still to do.
Have a great week!

Friday, April 20, 2012

~ Fleamarket Finds ~

Hi friends
I went to one of my favourite fleamarkets this weekend,
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I met up with my sweet friend Tracie and we had a good time! 
I found some pretty things and thought I'd share a few of them with you...

Tracie knows how much I love vintage Italian florentine pieces so when she spotted this letter holder she knew I would love it. And only $10
(Thanks Tracie!) 

Probably my favourite find of the day..
beautiful large shabby tole can.
Only $15

The pretty white ruffled throw is actually an antique large ruffled skirt purchased from my favourite seller at the fleamarket,  Kathy from Whimsical Whites . I'm thinking it will make a pretty tree skirt next Christmas.
only $22 .

Love the flowers..whoever painted the can was very talented.

After I left the fleamarket I stopped by Anthropologie and found these pretty pink glass tumblers.
I purchased 5 and will be back to get more. These also make really pretty vases for flowers.
$8 each

Perfect on my antique shoe rack in the dining room.

I purchased a few more treasures but I will share those with you later.

Also wanted to let you know I  added some vintage finds to my Etsy Shop today.



~ Have a wonderful weekend everyone ~

Thursday, April 12, 2012

~ Pretties..~

Hi friends
I hope your week is going great so far.
I took some photos of random pretties around my home.
My colour palette is alot of pinks,lavendar and pale blues.

Lovely millinery flowers in a clam shell

Shabby Chic Sacred heart and a pretty fleamarket find

I love collecting pretty antique books...they are in my favourite florentine bookends

I love using my antique french bottle carrier for holding / displaying flowers

My living room
Very light and simple.

My favourite piece...my Shabby Chic Rosary.
I know I share alot of photos of this on my blog but I just love it so.

Pretty pastels

Thanks so much for your sweet comments~ I love hearing from you.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

~ Libby ~

Hi friends
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Weekend.
Today I got to spend the entire day with a little sweetie pie,

Libby is my friend Jessica's adorable daughter.
She loved playing inside my console.

She loves having her picture taken
(unlike my teenage sons)

She loved playing with my shabby chic rosary.
I love how my little Claire didn't want to be left out of the photo! 

It was a fun day... 
Isn't she adorable?! 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

~ Easter ~ Pastel colours ~

Hi friends
Wishing you all a Happy Easter

I took a few photos around my home today.
I'm loving different shades of pastels and alot of lavender colour around my home.

My favourite Shabby Chic Rosary and
a  new find
an antique ribbonwork piece.

Pretty pastels

Millinery bouquet

My everchanging inspiration board

Tomorrow my family and I will be colouring our Easter eggs. It's a fun Easter tradition.
But most important of all this weekend
 is to remember that our Lord and Savior made the ultimate sacrifice for us all.
The true meaning of Easter.

(My precious girl Claire)

~ Have a blessed Easter weekend everyone ~