Sunday, May 29, 2011

$1.00 Auction Purchase

Hi all!  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.

I had to share my latest on-line auction find with you.  I bought this cute pottery picnic basket for a whopping $1.00!  Delores at Vignette Design  has a picture of this basket in her header and I have always
loved it.

I still have to buy plants for the container but I was so excited I couldn't wait to show you.  In the meantime here is a picture and listing at FCL Style  for the same planter.  FCL Style is a sister company to Pierre Deux.

Antique Picnic Basket
A picnic basket-inspired planter, appropriate for herbs and other greenery. You may also aggregate several smaller potted plants for a more diverse collection.
Item #: F302800
Dimensions: 20.5" x 13" x 6"
Not available for rush shipping

Did you see that price of $85.00?   WAHOO!!

Thanks for visiting and I always appreciate your sweet comments.


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Friday, May 27, 2011

What I Took Home From Lucketts

Blogger is still giving me fits.  First I couldn't leave comments then when I previewed my new post the sentences were all spread out in a wacky way.  Three letters on one line and the rest of the word on the next line...ughhh!  Now I can't see my followers.  Okay Blogger, enough is enough!

Now with that out of my system I can show you one of the things I bought for myself at Lucketts.  I should have the other things listed on Etsy in a few days.

I love my new pillow made from an old grain sack.

I would have loved to bought several of these for my Etsy shop but I got the very last one.

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


I will be partying with:

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Open House Party #9

Welcome to the Open House party!

You will find the link to add your post at the bottom of this post.  I am excited to see what everyone has been up to this week.

If you haven't seen the blog  Delight  you are in for a real treat.  Linda creates the
most beautiful displays and vignettes in her home...she is truly inspiring. This week we will be doing something a little different and feature some of Linda's very creative displays.

I know you will fall in love with Delight  just like I have.
Enjoy the Tour!

You will have to visit Linda to see how she made this gorgeous lampshade and many other creative things.  Thank you Linda for graciously allowing me to feature your home this week.

I have not been able to comment on other blogs for several days now.  Once Blogger is working correctly I will try to catch up on my comments.  Please know I look at every link and try my best to leave a comment.  I so appreciate every one of you that participate in the party.

Open House Party!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Market Photos

Just a quick post to show you some photos of  Luckett's Spring Market.  We had a
great time and we were even able to sneak in a trip to visit Restoration Hardware
and the Pottery Barn outlets and a couple of other antique malls.

I still have to photograph the items I bought so I'll post those later.  The market was wonderful this year though very crowded.  The only complaint I have is there were a large amount of HomeGoods type reproductions and the same ones seen over and over again in many of the booths.  Last years market had some wonderful European antiques that were missing this year.  I wonder if all
the reproductions are because of  the weak dollar in Europe and the high cost of shipping.

Overall it was a great market with lots of beautiful things. I did get to spend a few minutes with Marian of  Miss Mustard Seed  and her mother.  Marian and I had met for the first time last year at Lucketts. She was one busy lady on Saturday and I am happy to say that she had a very successful weekend at the market.

First are pictures of Lucketts Store which is open year round.

I wanted to take all this bedding home with me!

Because of the crowds I was not able to get many pictures of the actual market
but this will give you a taste of what was there.

 I hope to see you at the
Open House Party
starting every Wednesday evening. 

Take care,

I'll be joining the party at  Savvy Southern Style.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Antiquing We Go!

Hello everyone!

Tomorrow we leave for Leesburg, Va. to shop Lucketts Spring  Market.  This place is heaven with all the  shabby, rusty, euro country and lots of burlap and lace.  We are going a day early to visit Lucketts Store and several other antique shops before the crowds arrive.

Last year was so much fun and I found lots of cool stuff.   I hope this year to find some great things
 for my new Etsy Shop

Below are a few pictures from last year's market.

Loved the Chandys. They sold quickly.

Miss Mustard Seed's shop.

I have closed my antique business and I am selling on Etsy exclusively now.  Once we make the move to
Orlando I will probably venture back into having a shop or renting space in an antique mall.  I do want to say thank you to those that have visited my Etsy shop and to those that have made a purchase.

Thank You!

For you Country French lovers I have a wonderful valance in the shop. The valance was custom made
using Pierre Deux fabric.  How I wish I could have used it in this home.

There will be some exciting things happening at No Minimalist Here in late June.  It is hush hush for now but I can tell you it involves LOTS of giveaways! 

I appreciate your visits and I always love to hear from you.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Open House Party

Welcome to the Open House party!

You will find the link to the party at the bottom of the post.

This week we will be touring the beautiful home of 

Kasey and her family will be moving to Kauai in July.  How exciting is this?
Thank you Kasey for graciously welcoming us into your home.
Enjoy the tour!

I am looking forward to following Kasey as they decorate their new home in Kauai.  You can see more of her stunning home by visiting her blog
Thanks Kasey!

On to the party.
Thanks for visiting.

Please visit my new sponsors:
Gina Ceramics Gorgeous Italian ceramics
Gathered Comforts French script pillows and more
Easy Canvas Prints Turn your pictures into art

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In Love With An Italian

No,  I haven't left my wonderful hubby for a Italian man.  Though,  if I could live anywhere in the world it would  be Venice.   Of course Steve would be be going with me and I bet I wouldn't have to twist his arm.

My new Italian love is this fabulous wall plaque that Gina of  Gina Ceramics  sent me.  She hand paints the most gorgeous Italian ceramics in the Renaissance style.  Gina was trained in Italy, Holland, Belgium and Germany and now lives and works in a small artist community in Utah.  She also teaches and is offering a workshop  this year on July 15-16 where you can learn to paint ceramics in the 500 year old Renaissance style. This workshop would be a dream come true for me and I would jump at the chance if the dates didn't conflict with our already planned vacation.  I hope to attend one of the workshops at a later date.

This is the plaque Gina hand painted.  Now you see why I am in love!

Below are just a few examples of Gina's ceramics.  To see more please visit her Blog or Etsy shop.
Thank you Gina for this wonderful gift!

Now that we have established my love for anything Italian I want to show you some of my collection.  Some of the pieces are already packed up so I'll show you those at another time.

There is a reason I chose an Italian themed post today.

We are going to Italy for our 2ND honeymoon!!

Reservations are made and now we just have to be patient until August.

I'll be back later with details.

Partying this week with:


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Friday, May 13, 2011

Bella Inspiration Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway for a vintage style table runner 
 donated by Laurie at Bella Inspirations.

I used to pick the winner.

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Timestamp: 2011-05-13 16:01:41 UTC

Congrats to Paula of  Castle and Cottage  and thank you to Laurie for donating this fabulous runner.


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Open House Link Party #8 (please try again)

Hi everyone!

When blogger went down the post for the Open House party and all the links you added had disappeared.
If you had the same problem I was able to retrieve it in "edit post" and then repost.
I am extending the party a few days for those that have not linked up.
Lets Try This Again!

Welcome to the Open House party.

You will find the link to join the party at the end of this post.

I have a real treat for you today.  The beautiful home we will be touring belongs to Mary Ann of Classic.Casual.Home.  Mary Ann and her family have been busy renovating their 1950's beach home. You will have to visit her blog to see the amazing transformation.

Enjoy the tour.

Thank you Mary Ann for allowing us to tour your fabulous home.  I hope you will visit  Classic.Casual.Home and tell Mary Ann you found her at No Minimalist Here.

On to the party.

I am partying this week at:
My Romantic Home
French Country Cottage
The Charm Of Home
Savvy Southern Style

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