Thursday, July 26, 2012

~ Simply pretty ~

I took a few photos of some shabby favourites today....

The colour palette...
the flowers....real and vintage millinery...
the textures....

 vintage porcelain...
dreamcatchers by Tausha....

perfectly faded...

simply pretty....

I hope you enjoyed my photos...
I love creating beautiful vignettes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

~ Repurposed and lovely ~

 ( One of my favourites )

Hi friends
Remember a few posts back when I found these darling vintage teacups while out thrifting?...

I'm so glad I bought these because they make the prettiest little vases for my roses..

Now I want to find more in different colours and designs..
so lovely.....

So pretty.. inexpensive...and unexpected.
Is there anything you like to repurpose?

Have a wonderful week everyone! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Just listed this beauty and a few more items in my shop..

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Friday, July 20, 2012

~ Perfectly faded ~

I just love antique books and millinery roses...
These are some photos I took this week ...

LOVE the faded colours...pale blues..greens..pinks...

Mixed antique millinery flowers with my pretty pink roses from my husband...he knows what flowers I love..
such a sweet man....

Perfectly faded and worn....

I love collecting old books...
such timeworn character and charm....


The more faded and tattered the better....
in my opinion....

Perfectly faded....simply beauty.

Beautiful Vintage Italian Tole Roses Compote Pedestal
 Italian tole compote just listed in my Etsy shop

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

~ 2nd Saturdayz finds ~ And giveaway for Tausha's Simply Me book!! ~

Hi friends
I went to the 2nd Saturdayz fleamarket last Saturday and found some pretty things

My favourite find is this tall chippy shabby white candelabra
(still LOVING my dreamcatchers from Tausha )

I love it in my living room and it creates such a warm glow at night...would also be perfect on my many options.
only $25 
a steal!

I love old italian florentine pieces.
I found this large florentine originally had red dots and since that doesnt match my colours I simply painted over the red with a lavender acrylic paint. I love how it turned out and now it matches my decor.
only $14
plus $1.50 for acrylic paint 

Lastly I bought lots of millinery flowers from my favourite ladies at Whimsical Whites 
Kathy and Kris are almost always at 2nd Saturdayz and they have the best stuff! 
I will show more of my milllinery flowers in future posts..they are so pretty!

If you live in or near the Seattle area you really should visit the
I try to go every month and I am never disappointed by what I find! :)

Kim is hosting a fabulous giveaway

The lucky winner will receive a copy of the Simply Me book with beautiful images of Tausha's home!

 (Images by Tausha Salat ~ Simply Me blog)

Make sure to enter for your chance to win a copy!
Enter HERE

Have a wonderful week everyone!! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

~ Thrifting finds ~

Hi friends      
Today was a great thrifting day! 
I went to a thriftstore this morning called Value Village and found some shabby pretties....

Sometimes thrifting can be disappointing when all you see is 80's furniture / collectibles or things that are way over priced...
But luckily that was not the case today.....

I found antique cups for only a few dollars a piece...
an old shabby floral pin...the perfect bohemian style white crocheted bag..and a few other treasures....

All in the same colour palette...pretty soft pastels which I love.....
I only spent $21.00
A great thrifting day! 
The millinery flowers I bought from Whimsical Whites them too.

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful friend Tausha!!!
(I hope your gift arrived today)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

~ Crafted By Kerstin ~

Hi friends
I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend.
I received a darling package recently from Crafted By Kerstin

(my necklace with my sons silhouettes)

Inside the package was this beautiful necklace made with my two sons silhouettes.
I will treasure this piece forever.
Kerstin has an etsy shop with such timeless handmade keepsakes you can have customized.

I also ordered my sister one for her birthday and she loved it.
Here are my niece and nephew (below) posing for me so I could email their profiles to Kerstin to make the silhouettes...

This is all you have to do for your custom silhouttes..
then email the photos to Kerstin.
Really easy and makes such a personal gift.

It was so much fun to surprise their mom with the silhouette necklace of her kiddos
Aren't they cuties?!!  lol
My sister loves her necklace so much.
Thank you so much Kerstin you are so talented.

2 Medium Brass Pendant Necklace with Custom Child or Pet Silhouettes

Here are a few other designs...

Custom Paw or Handprint Necklace with 2 Print Pendants, 2 Birthstones & a brass stamped disc

Custom Cuff Links for Father's Day in Sterling Silver with your Child's Silhouette for Father or Grandfather
(cuff links)

Custom Silhouette Charm Bracelet with 2 Medium Sterling Charms and Sterling Heart Date Tags
(charm bracelet)

If you are interested in Kerstin's beautiful jewelry keepsakes you can go to her etsy shop

Kerstin is my newest blog sponsor and I'm so happy to share her beautiful work.
Have a great week everyone!!