Friday, July 22, 2011

Change is Constant

Wanted to keep my blog friends up to date with the store. After a lot of thought & prayer I have decided not to renew my lease at my current location. I did this prior to finding a new location so for awhile I will be closed. I am looking forward to visiting a lot more of your blogs each day and posting lots of things too!
This wonderful sign is by My Repurposed Life another great blogger from Louisville. Be sure to visit her blog and also Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Porch Reading

One of my favorite things to do is read out on the back porch in these white wicker chairs. We've had these chairs since we bought our first house over 18 years ago and they have served us well. Marbles enjoys sitting up high on the porch bird watching.

Recently I was able to catch up on a few of my magazines along with two of my favorite Starbucks items - black iced tea unsweetened and lemon pound cake.

This white wicker table was in our daughters nursery as a side table to the rocking chair - 22 years ago!

You can't beat sipping iced tea on a summer day :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Box Collection

Now that the Fourth of July holiday has passed, I'm settling into decorating for that in between time of late summer & early fall.I thought a few vignettes of my collections would be a nice change of pace.

This corner table has always provided a nice base of decor.
Here I've displayed three of the boxes in my collection.

I liked the difference in height & material.

The square gold box with the hand painted

man on a horse was actually the box

that a leather wallet my parents gave my son from

Italy came in. Too beautiful to discard I added it to the collection.
Composed of paper the image of the horse and man

is hand painted onto the top.

This blue toile box is decoupage on wood.
The metal clasp, handle and feet are a weathered silver.

This porcelain box and dish is actually a cigarette box

and ash tray of my grandmothers.

I have often looked for more cigarette boxes, but

they seem to be hard to find.

I love the scallop detail and the roses on top.

I'm joining the following:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Patriotic Mantle

As we wrap up another Fourth of July I thought

I would share the mantle decorated in patriotic pride.
I used a combination of garland and paper lantern lights.

Two blue and white urns anchor each end of the mantle.

I hope you and yours have a safe & relaxing Fourth!

I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
& Tabletop Tuesday.