Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An Antique Flower Bucket Stand and an Inspiring Girl


Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week!
I wanted to share a few pictures with you of an antique flower bucket stand that I recently found.....
I was so excited when I found it, because I knew it was going to work great as an end table,
and would be great for taking product shots....


I love this color of blue....


I will show you the rest of the stand next week....
Also I will be featuring the shop I purchased it from very soon.


On a completely different note.....
I wanted to tell you a little bit about Erin, my sister's best friend from high school.



This is a picture of all of us at my sister, Liz's wedding....
Erin is the girl on the far right.
Erin and her fiance, Kevin entered a wedding giveaway on a news station in Montana..
Who ever gets the most votes wins a wedding package.
To enter the giveaway you have to tell why you would like to win.....


Erin and Kevin, have a large amount of medical bills, and haven't been able to afford to have a wedding.  Erin, suffers from lupus, she also takes care of her dad who suffers from lupus as well.
Erin is a very courageous and beautiful girl.
I was inspired by her attitude at my sister's wedding, you wouldn't have ever known she was a girl living with lupus.
If you would like to read more about the giveaway, you can do so by visiting 
You can vote everyday and it ends April first (I am a little late posting about this)
When you click on vote, you can watch the videos.
I believe Kevin and Erin are #12
You can also watch their video, and learn a little more about Erin and Kevin.
Thank you guys!  

46 comments:

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

On it!!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

What a gorgeous little table...aside from gorgeous photography! ;)

Heading over to view Erin's story/giveaway now!

Sophisticated Steps

Lilly... said...

Beautiful photos! Greetings, Lilly :)

Rachel Noelle said...

LOVE your stand!;) and I will be sure to vote for her~ Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Life* A Blog said...

What a gorgeous chippy stand! Best of luck to Erin and Kevin :)

Paper Heart Girl said...

Gorgeous photos and Erin sounds like a brilliant inspiration, best of luck to her and Eric. xxxxx

Karen Kelley said...

What a find...the patina is beautiful....have a bench with almost the same look! Love..... I to have a friend who suffers with this same desease...This is one very strong and deserving woman I know she will get the wedding of her dreams....will pass the word!!

Al said...

What beautiful photos! Looks like it was a lovely day too! I also like that weathered flower bucket stand, very neat.

Kait said...

Love the photos! Looks like a gorgeous day ... I wish it was really spring here. It's so cold.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What a remarkable girl Erin is! You bet I'll vote for her, she sounds very deserving.

Love all the new pretties in your shop, Maria!

Hugs,
Anne

Lady Liberty said...

Your table if gorgeous...off to vote!!!

Divine Theatre said...

They are #18...voted!

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Will vote. Thanks for sharing the lilacs - love them!

Did you put new stuff in your shop? Could you let us know when you do so we don't miss offerings, sweetie?

xo

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Elena @ white picket fence said...

Love that.. I am really into soothing blues right now!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Beautiful table & would so match my corbel's i posted the other day....My daughter wants to redo her room in "blue" but we can't agree on a color - any suggestions? xoox
Tracie

Vintage Home said...

Your table is great & your firemans bucket is wonderful...we are a few months (Mothers Day) away from Lilacs ..so thanks for the tease!
I will go vote for Erin now!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a beautiful girl...what a touching story. i went there and watched their video...left me in tears. will vote often for them. they so deserve it. They are #18 by the way. ( i too have lupus...i wish her good health and much happiness!)

amy said...

i know someone who has helped their Lupus immensely with the Budwig Diet. best wishes. xx

Sissi said...

this pics above are just stuning, i love the harmony!

Sissi said...

this pics above are just stuning, i love the harmony!

Sissi said...

this pics above are just stuning, i love the harmony!

A Rosy Note said...

Your new table is such a pretty color, it goes perfectly with those lovely lilacs...I'm so jealous you have flowers.

I'll be sure to check out Erin's story :)

~Tricia

Amanda Dittmer said...

Voted for Erin and Kevin and shared on FB! I hope they win!

On a side note, I enjoy your table! :) (amanda@fancylittlethings.com)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love your blue too.
Will vote!
:)

Life with Kaishon said...

The table is exquisite. I am going to go and vote for Erin right now. She is a beautiful girl. How lovely!

LM photografic said...

i love the series, tis table is so nice and the objects... adorable!

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Oh Maria these photo's are gorgeous !!! the blue patina is so beautiful ! I LOVE it !Everyday I sit in my sofa with my cup of green tea and I look in Fifi's book to see all the details of your home ... Xoxo

Tutti Chic said...

beautiful table-beautiful girl! I'm off to vote! :) chriss

siga said...

Makes me dream...

stylelinx said...

I'd love to help- & I wish her well!!! xo

Fairfield House said...

As one who is also living with Lupus and spend too much time in hospitals, I cast my vote for Erin.

vosges paris said...

just an amazing picture with the spoons on the table.. beutiful Hope everything is fine with you Maria xxx
desiree

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love, love, LOVE that table... it's swoon-worthy! The aqua is just icing on the cake.

Simply beautiful photographs

Casey said...

Beautiful table!! And I wish your sister's friend, Erin, much happiness and health!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Wondering if you could share with me that paint color you use in that first picture? Loving that blue! xoox, Tracie

All That Jazz said...

Oh goodness Maria, love that blue table! Perfectly imperfect!! I am just craving spring after seeing your lovely lilacs, too!! I will check out Kevin and Erin's story, thank you for sharing! They sound so deserving and special.
I hope you have a really wonderful weekend (well it's almost here, hee hee! :-)
~xo/michelle~

Dreamy Whites said...

Hi Tracie,

The color of blue that is on the stand is the original paint color. I am sorry I wish I could help you out!
Take Care,
Maria

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

LOVE that little blue number. It will be so useful for you. I have a wonderfully chippy gray blue bench that I use SO much for photos. It is one of my favs.

Thanks for all of the inspiration. I have 2 little boys and an adult son and I am amazed at all that you do with all of those beautiful kiddos. Kudos to you!

Hugs,
Judy

Tracey said...

This was so nice of you to do for Erin! And you already know how much I LOVE your beautiful product shots!!!

You look very pretty in the pic at your sister's wedding :)) Like a model!

xo

:) T

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Allison said...

Your photos are always so lovely. Love the blue stand! What a beautiful wedding photo. I voted yesterday for Erin and Kevin. I hope they win. What a touching story. Have a wonderful weekend, Maria.

Kristin said...

I absolutely love your beautiful photos! Have a lovely weekend!

:) xx

linda said...

c'est magnifique!!

Pianoblomman FOTO said...

Lovely photos:)

MuskokanGirl said...

You mentioned Lupus...my cousin's wife had quite a severe case and didn't really get out of bed for a month...she was introduced to 'Nikken' products, it has to do with magnets and the body...I don't know much about it, but she had great results from it...I was just on the site and didn't find it very helpful, but you may want to contact a rep in your area and ask how it could help her lupus...I believe they have products you can borrow to try out...might be worth a shot!?
http://www.nikken.com/

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