Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An Antique Staircase from the South of France..... Back from Remnants of the Past



Hello!
I hope you are all enjoying your week....
I wanted to share a couple pictures with you of this antique staircase that came from the south of France....
I have been looking for something unusual to put in this space where I had the mantle for awhile now.....I had moved my chalkboard in the kitchen dining room area that had taken the place of the mantle. 


I wanted to find something that would also be useful....
For right now this staircase has found a spot in my living room.
I am currently using the staircase to display a collection of antique french ironstone and french yellowware....
This area isn't quite finished yet, the wall is quite bare to the left of the ladder, I have something I am hunting for to hang on the wall... I will share more pictures of this room in the near future, as well as the story behind finding staircase....
I also took it to the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show and used it to display my french ironstone that
I had for sale.  


You can kind of see a glimpse of the staircase in this image of us at the show : )
Thank you Terry of the Vintage Bricoleur for snapping a picture of us at the show.



We got back from the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show at 1:30 Sunday night.
My entire family got to go with me,  I was so thankful my husband's boss gave him a couple of days off so he could go with me and help at the show.

We ended up hauling two trailer loads to the show... 
I met so many wonderful people and it really was an experience of a lifetime.
I got to meet Cheryl Cabot of Fresh Vanilla for C... Cheryl is the sweetest person ever.
People thought we were sisters : )

A special thank you to Judy Watkins for inviting me to be apart of your show!

I am so grateful to all of you vendors who made me feel so welcomed 
at the show... I struggle with social anxiety and was really worried about selling at the show.
Thank you for making me feel welcomed into your world!!
I felt blessed to have my entire family there to help me as well : )
I now have more of an appreciation for what the vendors go through to sell at these shows.

The next show is October 20th and 21st...
I hope to see you there.

I have a couple of projects to finish up for Souvenir and then
I will be back to adding new items to my shop next week.
Take Care,
Maria


38 comments:

* Villa Lieblich * said...

so lovely
♥Doris

Rachel Pallas said...

that is so cool Maria!! And darling pic of you and your girls! xo Rachel

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

Your booth was stunning Maria! I only went for about an hour on Saturday since I had a prior engagement....I stopped by twice to say hi, but you were super busy (that's a good thing!) Next time hopefully we can chat it up :) So glad you all had a great time - Judy's show never fails to impress me.
XOX

ps - your girls are too sweet!!

Simply Me said...

You girls are Adorable!!!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

WOW, The French ladder looks amazing Maria!!~ I can't wait to see more photos.
I'm so sorry I missed meeting you at ROTP. Hopefully I can make it to the Fall show.
Hope you have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Modern Country said...

I am so happy for you Maria, that everything went well at the market ! Me too struggle with social anxiety. I have always been very shy and it is a huge challenge selling at a market with lots of people walking around and asking all sorts of questions.. Last year was my ever fist time, luckily I had one of my sisters with me. Fist It is scary but at the end I felt really confident and happy as well :) So well done !!!

Wish you a wonderful summer with lots of love and fun.

~ Aina ~

traci said...

that is an awesome staircase. looks at home in your beautiful space. glad you had a great time at the show. maybe someday i will make it out to that show.

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Maria~~~
The show was so fantastic and your booth was so....beautiful just like all that you do. I had such a blast meeting you. Truly a highlight for me. And yes, people did think we were sisters. Too bad we didn't get a picture:( Next time.....Get some rest.
I love all the treasures I bought from you:)
xo~Cheryl

A WHITE BARN said...

Fabulous, Maria! That gives me so much inspiration... in fact, I have a cool vintage ladder sitting around my 'barn', and after seeing how beautifully you have displayed your staircase, makes wanna go out there and do the same! Thank you! ~ Vanessa

Tereza said...

wow that is so lovely!!!
have a great day
tereza

kerrie of sea cottage said...

The staircase really adds a gentle, rustic touch of french beauty to your home. I do not even think you need to add anything to the wall. I'm glad to hear your experience at Remnants was good. I understand social anxiety...I suffer anxiety in large crowds, traffic, and going far from home. That is why online shops are so wonderful. You and your daughters look beautiful.

'Inga' said...

Love the staircase!
We bloggers seem to have a lot in common, social anxiety one of them! Wouldn't it be great if we could just 'click' ourselves away sometimes in real life when it gets too nerve wrecking?

Have a great day!

Anne said...

Maria,
Love that staircase.What a lovely photo of you and your girls.
((((Hugs))))
Anne

Rie said...

Love the staircase! And you look like you could be a sister to your daughters!

The Polished Pebble said...

Your stairs are just great...love them!

xo kelley

Anne Marie said...

ever since I think it was Maison Reve? was featured in Cottage Style a number of years ago, I have wanted that exact staircase...looks great Maria

Melaine Thompson said...

call me! I wanna hear about it! xoxo

martinealison said...

Très jolie décoration... Vos photos sont magnifiques.
Gros bisous

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Good for you Maria~sounds like it was a great time all around. Cute pic of your girls with you...I also think highly of Cheryl from Fresh Vanilla....have a great day!

Jill Elaine said...

oh Maria that staircase is amazing! It looks great there and what a wonderful display/storage piece! I can so understand the social anxiety feeling - I struggle with that too. I do want to say though that your products are amazing and you come through as a beautiful, wonderful person! I'm sure you have been and will continue to be a huge success! Someday I WILL have room in my budget for some of the great french stuff you sell! Till then I will continue to read about it and drool over it :) God Bless!

Lana @whatsthestorymorninglory said...

Hi Maria,
Love the photo of you with your girls. I hope someday to be able to travel from Canada to the show. It looks amazing. Love the French staircase.

kassidy said...

That staircase looks like it was meant to be in your home. It's perfect! But I guess that's kind of the point : )


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brittanyMakes said...

beautiful staircase!!! It's so fun to see the new design elements you add to your home, especially items from over seas! It was so nice to meet you at the Chateau Sonoma show, I wish I could have gone to the Remnants show as well. That pic of you and your daughters is gorgeous!
xoxo brittany
www.brittanymakes.com

Mariela said...

Beautiful pictures as always!! : )

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

You could not be cuter, you and your girls!

Love the staircase, but where did the mantle end up?

the vintage bricoleur said...

Maria, I am so glad you were able to sell this show. I enjoyed seeing your children helping you because my children help me at my shows also. I believe that it is great training for them and we like to do things as a family. Anyway I am glad you all made it back home safe and sound. We are trying to catch up on sleep and also finishing out the last week of school. I hope to see you soon! Terry

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

What a beautiful staircase! I just love your style. And it's so nice to know that I'm not the only one who struggles with social anxiety. Take care! :)

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Debbie said...

I love the staircase, Maria!!!
The photo of you and the girls is wonderful!
Hugs,
Debbie.

Debra Hall said...

Hi Maria,
It was so nice seeing you and meeting your children at the show and I'm pleased you did well! Your space was beautiful and I knew it was "YOU" the minute I laid eyes on it!! Love you new treasure from France.... Also thanks for the camera tips, I am enjoying them!! Take care and hope I get to see you soon...xoxo

mydecoreview said...

Dreamy white and rustic staircase. A stark contrast.

MJ said...

That is wonderful....I hope to see more pics of your booth. Your blog has always been a favorite of mine. I have been MIA for a while now with the opening of my shop but it's good to come back and see the wonderful things you are doing. It's always inspiring as I too am the mom of 5.

Congrats on your successful show.

MJ
Lucky 7 Design

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

Such a fun and unique way to display special items. It looks lovely!

Have a *fancy* day!
Jenna

Lilla Kullan said...

Lovely.:-) Stina

*Smukke Ting* said...

AMAZING PICTURES!!!
I LOVE YOUR STYLE, ITS PERFECT!!! THATS EXACTLY WHAT I LIKE!!!

KIND REGARDS FROM GERMANY, BIRGIT

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such a pleasure to browse through your blog
beautiful photos

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