Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Flags for Vets

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. This year my husband and son went down to the waterfront in Louisville and guarded the 30,000 flags placed there by the flags4vets program.

Flags 4 Vets is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for flags to be placed on the graves of US Veterans.

The mascot for the Flags 4 Vets program is Black Jack, the rider-less horse that followed the caisson carrying the casket of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in his funeral procession to Arlington Cemetery in November, 1963. During his 29 years of service Black Jack participated in the state funerals of JFK, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson and Five-Star General Douglas MacArthur and he escorted hundreds of our military to their final resting places.

Black Jack ended his dedicated and dignified military career on February 6, 1976 and was buried on the parade ground at Fort Myer's.
Black Jack seemed destined for greatness from birth, but never did take well to being ridden and threw rider after rider, leaving them sitting in the dust while he bucked riotously around the training corral.

Although fiery and difficult to manage, he was so sleek and beautiful that the army sent him to the caisson platoon at Arlington. Because of Black Jack's spirited temperament, the army was reluctant to use him in military funerals at Arlington, but one they tried him Black Jack's grace and vitality soon made him a favorite as the riderless horse that follows the caisson to the grave.

Black Jack was on display at the Memorial event.

My husband and son worked the 9 pm to 9 am shift.

Tents, food and drinks were provide for volunteers.

Ben was tired after about 3 am!

Coming over the interstate the flags were a wonderful impression and dedication to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for our country.

I'm joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shake Rattle and Roll Memorial Day

It's shake rattle and roll for this Memorial Day Feature Friday

where salt and pepper shakers are buy one set and get one 50% off! Honey comb bees are adorable $15.00
Lovely lady bugs - $12.00

Patriotic perfect for Memorial Day and Fourth of July - $12.00

Sweet country chickens $15.00

Strawberry's are berry sweet at $10

And finally who could have summer with out watermelon - $10.00

Please come by and visit the store this weekend we are having

a fabulous tent sale Friday and Saturday 11-4

or call to place your order at 502.384.4323 :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Victorian Garden

Monday I posted about moss inspired themes here. This table was inspired by a Victorian garden theme with moss decor accents.

I used moss covered terra cotta balls in the center

along with an ivy topiary.

A woven charger, green plate set the base along with a vintage embellished napkin nested in a porcelain butterfly napkin ring.
A vintage glass coaster is ready for your iced tea glass and a moss
topiary place card holder marks your spot.
I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Moss Metamorphosis

Lately I've seen so much moss decorating common objects I was inspired!First I came across this photo from the Philadelphia Flower show on

the great site The Display Lab, which features retail displays.
Then I was reading Martha Stewart's blog last week and
she featured a equine themed party with a moss covered horse.

What creative, wonderful work of art!

Finally I was reading spiral style blog from a recent trip to Paris and saw this

moss covered bicycle.

Even Susan at Between Naps on a Porch had a moss covered tablecloth last year

on her Tablescape Thursday meme.

Stay tuned to see my moss inspired tablescape later this week.

I'm joining Susan at Metamorphosis Monday.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Napkin Rings for Feature Friday

I'm starting a new promotion at the store this week, Feature Friday.

Every Friday I will feature an item I think is an entertaining essential.

And for each sale, you can get a second equal or lessor of the same item

for 50% off!

This week's feature is napkin rings. I posted some of the selection we have at the store.

Not close by to Head House -don't worry you can inquire via comment, email or call

the store at 502.384.4323.

Buy one adorable porcelain puppy and get the next 1/2 off!
Feature Friday will run every Friday to Saturday
at the store.

Napkin rings make a great hostess, teacher or friend gift. But hurry items are usually one of kind

and therefore will sell quickly!

These fast food ornaments will look great

as napkin rings at your next barbeque or pizza night!

A napkin ring can be the finishing touch for your table . . .

Or perk up a boring placesetting . . .

"The napkin ring, sometimes called serviette ring, was originally used to identify the napkins of a household between weekly wash days. The standard napkin ring is a simple ring made from skewers. The figural napkin ring is an American specialty in which the simple napkin ring is part of a small figure or sculpture that may take any shape and show any motive. Napkin rings appear as single items with the name or initials of the owner, notably given as christening presents, or pairs often given as gifts at weddings and silver weddings. In the English speaking countries, numbered sets of 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 napkin rings are found. Napkin rings are an invention of the European bourgeoisie, first appearing in France about 1800 and soon spreading to all countries in the western world. Most 19th century napkin rings were made of silver or silver plate, but others were made in bone, wood, pearl embroidery, porcelain, glass, and other materials. In the 20th century bakelite and other new materials were used." from Wikipedia

Heavy brass pineapples say welcome . . .

These beautiful (or should I say Beeutiful) beaded rings look so summery!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Farmers Market Ceramics

Do you shop at your local farmers market?

Having a fresh supply of local fruits and vegetables is so important to a healthy community.

If you don't know where a market is close by check here for a listing.

This season I thought I would setup a Farmers Market tabletop display.
Feast your eyes on lovely lemons, carrots, lettuce and peppers.

Juicy strawberry, watermelon and limes await your first bite!

This is a terrific cabbage chip in dip!

A vegetable medley runner

I love these ceramic beverage servers. They keep drinks cool for summer time.

Available in yellow and orange!

This flour sack towel set of two ($16) is perfect for your summer kitchen.

Call the store for more information about item availability and pricing

(502) 384-4323

I'm joining Met Monday to share this changing tabletop display!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Decorator Ideas from America's Showhouses

One of my favorite things is to tour show houses.

The talent America's designers display year after year is amazing!
The images on this post are from a home in the Hamptons.

I hope you visit Traditional Home for more homes featured.

I've been lucky to visit many show houses in recent years and they

always provide an abundance of inspiration!

I'm joining My Favorite Things at Bargain Hunting with Laurie.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gourd Festival

This Saturday I will be a vendor at the Arts and Crafts Show on Main Street in Taylorsville, KY in conjunction with the 2011 Kentucky Gourd Festival. If you are in the area I highly recommend coming over to visit us on Main Street and then traveling up to the school campus to see the gourd artists. They perform truly creative works of art from gourds. For more information about the Gourd Show visit their website here.

I'm joining Outdoor Wednesday.