Friday, April 29, 2011

Lucketts Spring market

Just a quick post to let you know Lucketts Spring Market  will be held this year on May 21-22.  Last year was so much fun and I found lots of  great vintage items. This year should be even bigger and better with 170 vendors.

Lucketts store is so wonderful that I have been known to drive two hours just to visit.  The store will be open during the Spring Market.  If you are anywhere near Leesburg, Va. this is a wonderful antique and vintage market.  

This cog is one of the things I brought home from the market last year.

Hope to see you there!
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dressing Up For Summer

I wanted to make some changes in our family room and bring in some summer decor. This gorgeous canvas art piece from  Easy Canvas Prints was just what I was looking for.  I have always loved this vintage shell print from the The Graphics Fairy  so when Megan of Easy Canvas Prints offered me a free canvas I knew immediately what print I wanted to use.

Putting this print on canvas was no easy job because of the odd size and me wanting to keep the printed text on the top and bottom.  Megan worked wonders and achieved just the look I wanted. The photos don't come close to showing you how vibrant the colors are.  Thank you  Easy Canvas Prints for this wonderful
gift!  Please take a moment and visit their site by clicking on my sidebar.  They can create a family portrait on canvas or just use your imagination and they can make it.

The urn is freshly painted and I added a glaze and a combination of brown and red paint to create the rust spots.  My hubby says the shell bottle I made looks like an alien from the side!
Added a couple of antique architectural pieces.

The Italian vases were a gift from my husband several years ago and they are still
one of my favorite things.

I love the canvas with the transferware and urn of shells.  It definitely feels brighter and lighter in the family room.  Now I am working on the mantel. This is always a challenge because the mantel piece is so narrow that it is impossible to layer things. It always feels to me like a row of little soldiers all lines up.

I recently won a $50.00 gift certificate to  Every Patio Furniture  from Stacy at Red Door Home.  The other giveaways I have won have all been more for me.  My hubby is excited this time to pick out some new grill accessories for him.  I am such a fan of Stacy and her blog.   If you are not familiar with Red Door Home you must stop by but be prepared to drool. Thank you Stacy!

There is still time to link to the Open House Party.  I hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Open House Link Party #6

Welcome to the Open House Party #6 !

The link to join the party is at the bottom of this post.

Today for the Open House tour we will be visiting Renee of  Sharps Farm.  This beautiful farm home was built prior to the American Revolution and Renee and her family have been busy renovating this treasure.  You can read about the history of this wonderful property by visiting Sharps Farm.
Enjoy the tour!

Renee is a relatively new blogger and I do hope you will drop by and visit her soon. 
Be sure and check out the before and after photos of the renovations.
 Thank you  Renee  for allowing us to tour your lovely home. 

On To The Party! 

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vintage Apothecary Jars

Some of you know I have a love for "vintage" but you may not know about my special attraction to old bottles and jars.   There is just something about hand blown glass, with all the flaws, that appeal to me.
  I am especially drawn to apothecary jars. 

A couple of weeks ago I was strolling around a local antique mall and I spotted two bottles.  It was love at first sight!  Not only do they have the bubbles and imperfections in the glass,  they are also beautifully hand painted.

You can see how large they are when you compare them next to the 11x14 frame holding our wedding picture.  I purchased these from a dealer that was going out of business and everything was marked 70% off.   Yipee!

Most of my apothecary bottles are packed up. Here are a few bottles that escaped
the "all your  crap stuff  must be packed up to sell your home" philosophy.

These two were purchased at the Ballard outlet many years ago.  They now sit in the master bath and hold bubble bath and bath powder. I made the shell ribbon and added it to the bottles.

The tall apothecary bottle you have seen in previous post but I couldn't leave the bottle out as it is one of my favorites.

I was the recent winner of Rhonda's @ Blue Creek Home  giveaway. She sent me these darling hanging Easter eggs and the cute little rabbit. I added jelly beans to the eggs but somebody ate them all before I got a picture!  Also in the package was a doily and clay cross that Rhonda made.  I have added these to my display in one of my cheap trophies Thank you so much Rhonda! 

Thank you to everyone that has visited and those that have participated in  the Open House party this week. There is still time to link up.

I'll be partying at:
Romantic Home


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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Open House Link Party #5

Hello everyone!  Thank you for visiting and participating in my Open House party.  The link to join the party is at the bottom of this post.

Tonight I wanted to do something a little different for the Open House tour.  In celebration of Spring I am featuring one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen.  This amazing garden belongs to June at Laughing with Angels.   I have been a follower of June's blog since the very beginning and I am always in awe at the garden she has created. Unfortunately, I am missing the gardening gene so I live vicariously through June.    Enjoy the tour!

  To see more of this beautiful garden visit  Laughing With Angels.  Thank you June!

Now on to the party!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Open House Link Party #4 (edited)

Thanks so much to those of you that visited and joined last weeks Open House party.  Before the party begins I would like to introduce you to Andrea at  Oak Ridge Revival.   I just recently found this lovely blog and I have enjoyed seeing their renovation projects. You will have to visit Andrea to see the amazing before and afters.  I hope you enjoy the Open House tour of this beautiful home!

Please drop by to say hello to Andrea and to see more pictures of her home. You have to check out the before pictures of her kitchen!  Thanks Andrea for sharing your stunning home at my Open House party.

On to the link party

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