Friday, April 29, 2011

Thank You and a French Milk Canister

Hello Everyone...
I hope you are enjoying your Friday!

Holly is also the author of the design book, Decorate!
I have ordered my book, and can't wait to get a copy in the mail.

On another note....
I wanted to share a few pictures I took of an antique french milk canister for my online shop.

I haven't ever had blooming dogwood branches before....
Aimee from the Antique Gardener ( you can read my post about her shop by clicking here) called me yesterday and told me that I could come and get some dogwood branches from her....

Aimee's shop is always filled with beautiful plants....

I unfortunately snapped these pictures at 6 o'clock in the evening...
when the sun was streaming in... so the pictures are overexposed...

I wanted to take more pictures this morning...

That won't be happening,
unfortunately they are very droopy at the moment...

I like how this antique jug looks sitting next to this alabaster lamp...

My parents had a small dairy when we were little kids...

I am always drawn to milk canisters!  Especially if they are french and this pretty blue color.

I wanted to share a few of my favorite blogs, I think you will enjoy reading over the weekend.

I hope you get a chance to check these blogs out, these blogs are full of inspiration.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend!
I am so excited because I do get to go to Remnants of the Past...
I can hardly wait.
I promise to take a lot of pictures for you guys.
Take Care,

p.s. I wanted to say Happy Birthday to my sweet sister, Monica,
she turns 39 today.  : )


Unknown said...

Congratulations on your feature at Decor 8, Maria. The antique milk canister is just beautiful as well as the dogwood branches.

Happy Friday,

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I happen to love the look of the over exposed white flowers!

Congrats on the feature!

Norrfrids Eija said...

Your favorite blogs are my favourite too. There are so many beautiful scandinavian blogs to explore!
I really love your style, the old milk canister is gorgeous!
Have a happy weekend!

pure Viefalt said...

Dear maria,

what a wonderful canister, so amazing with the flowers.

kind regards

Susi said...

Dear maria..
wonderful picutures.. I love this :O)
many hugs...Susi

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Love the crispness of the blue & white, love Me & Alice, will check Something White out. I'm really into Lille Vildand these days and of course Vintage & Morrhar - did you hear Nina's doing a book?!



Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Congrats on the feature sweetie :)
I personally love the droopiness of the dogwood...

And sooo glad to hear you will be at the show! Its sounding like it is going the be very busy....hope you get to enjoy the trip and hit up SLO and of course the Barn in Avila :) Gotta get their roasted corn on the cob - yum!
Hope to see ya tmrw!!

Anonymous said...

so pretty

Little Leslie said...

Congrats on your mention, and I hope to see you at Remnants.

Kelley said...

Maria, droopy looks just great to me and your photos are beautiful.


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Bravo! Awesome photos always~Cheers Kim

Anne Lorys said...

The Decor 8 feature is wonderful, I just read it!

That milk canister has the most perfect chippy charm, love it.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Arabella said...

Congrats on your Decor8 feature - it's well deserved! I love the dogwood shots, they are so charming in the old chippy milk canister....dreamy, really. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Ruffles n Raspberries said...

Congrats on being featured!! That's awesome! Also, loving the cannister, perfect mix of blue and rust against the wood table.

Villa König said...

The old can is so gorgeous! Love this old stuff. Fantastic pics. Hugs Yvonne

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Beautiful photos! I love the milk canister and the dogwood branches~ Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the fast shipping of my lavender pillows, they came today!!;) hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

All That Jazz said...

Love the dogwood, we had one on our property growing up! I am so drawn to the chippy patina of milk canisters such as the one you featured....the blue color is just fabulous!
Happy birthday to your sweet sister!
Have a great weekend!

Tiff said...

That milk can is lovely and looks gorgeous filled with those flowers! Hope your sister has a wonderful day! X

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Maria, your blog is just gorgeous and I always find beautiful inspiration here. Your photos are perfect, I wouldn't know overexposed. Have a lovely weekend!! Leahxx

Unknown said...

Fantastic pictures - thank you so much for sharing!

Anne Marie said...

Happy Birthday Monica!

and Maria...don't you wish dogwood blossoms would last a bit longer? I do...and magnolia branches too...they are way to short lived

have a great weekend
xo+farm blessings,
Anne Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh my stars Maria,
I LOVE that milk can!!! That would go perfect with my collection! The color is beautiful!
If you have a chance, stop by my blog and enter my giveaway for one of my jewelry designs.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Glenda said...

The milk can is just the perfect color of blue. The pictures...just beautiful!

Lisa Gatz said...

The milk canister is molto bene!! I really love the color. And dogwoods...they're exotic in a woodsy kind of way to me.

Nice to meet you!

PS...would love to go to remnants of the past...maybe next year!!

Allison said...

The milk cannister is beautiful with the dogwoods. Your photos are lovely as always, Maria. Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday to your sister!

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hello Maria
Just LOVELY :)
And do not miss¨




Welcome :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Rumour has it said...

Dear Maria,
today I met my friend Annelies ( in our thriftshop and she told me to visit your blog... :)
Thank you very much for your kind attention and care! I must admit that I´ve been quite absent in the past months, but I´ll try to give some updates more regularly again now.
Warm regards, Marjolijn

Between You and Me said...

the milk canister is just beautiful...and the pictures are beyond words.

Magento Themes said...

wow..fabulous pictures. I like this art work. This white with green leafs are looking great. Thanks for this great blog.

siga said...

Oh my, I think I am far behind, I really didn't understand the repeated picture... Can anyone explain me???


Dear Maria, you are truly the sweetest!! My lovely blogfriend, thank you so much for your kind attention! It has been forever, how are you?? Here, far up north the winter went almost directly into summer, so now we are most of the time outside and are enjoying ourselves tremendously with all the beauty that is to see. The grass is green, the trees are in full bloom, bumble bees are buzzing and everyone seem to bee very happy :) Therefore little posts recently from me.

I see that you surround yourself with all that blooms too. Dogwood branches, they are beautiful! Wonder if I've seen them before? They looked like little apple tree flowers, at least at first glance.

Have a wonderful weekend, sending you lots of warm 'summer hugs "

Ps: Have you been sunbathing? ;)

Faded Plains said...

Congratulations on the feature! The milk can is cool and I happend to love how the photos turned out.

Happy Birthday Monica!

Heaven's Walk said...

Such well-deserved recognition, Maria! :) You are THE BEST, you know that??? ♥ But please.....! You've gotta stop making me drool over your incredible treasures in your shop!!!! lol! I'm just loving this milk canister. It would look perfect in my old would! lol!

Birthday wishes to Monica! She's just as pretty as you are!!!

xoxo laurie

Cottage In The Sun said...

The milk jug is fabulous - and what sweet photos with the dogwood branches!

makyloua said...

toujours de très jolies mise en scène
je ne m'en lasse pas
belle semaine

Lana Manis said...

Congratulations on the Decor 8 feature! I saw it a few days ago.

That old milk can is lovely, especially with the dogwood branches.

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Well I think the images are just beautiful!...our Dogwoods came and went last month, I miss them so!


Dear Lillie said...

Oh my goodness! I am madly in love with that old milk can! My parents have one that I love that was my great-grandfathers.

Your photos are stunning, as always!

Vanessa said...

I just stopped in for the first time. Your blog is beautiful! As soon as I post this comment, I am your newest follower!
Dilly Dally

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Beautiful pictures...... Love the lilacs.

Warm blessings,

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Just love the milk canister with the dogwood branches! They are stunning!!!

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Beautiful photos ! dogwoods in the blu canister ... lovely ! I'm hardly trying to undertand how my Cannon 5D works, it's so technical !
Have a great week Maria !