Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vintage European Sleds and Miss Mustard Seed is in Petaluma Today


Hello!
I just wanted to write a quick post today....
I recently found this vintage Dutch sled for the shop.....
I thought they would be so cute to turn into a little hot chocolate bar during the holidays....


They also can still be used for sledding...


Lili is standing on a vintage french sled, we actually used this sled in the Better Homes and Garden
Christmas story.... The kids' tree was displayed on it....


This is an image of some of my most recent vintage french farmhouse finds....
On another note....
I am headed to Petaluma with the girls to attend a book signing with Marian Parsons of Miss Mustard Seed.... Marian is one of the first people I connected with when I first started blogging.
She has been such an inspiration to me and I know she has been an inspiration to so many of you.
It will be exciting to meet her in person.
We are also attending one of Marian's DIY Holiday Decorating Workshops today.....
It will be a fun day to remember.
The book signing is held at Summer Cottage Antiques in Petaluma, CA from 5:30 to 7:30.
Hope to see you there.
Take Care,
Maria 


25 comments:

Anne said...

Maria what a cute sled!Lili looks pretty happy posing on it too! Have fun at the workshop.I admire Marian she is such an inspiration.She is the reason I started blogging! I hope she will visit out here sometime too! Enjoy!
xx
Anne

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Maria,
I always am looking forward to your posts.. They make me smile for sure. Great sleds! I'm sorry I sold all mine. Have a fun time at the book signing!
Merry Christmas to you and yours,
xxx Liz

IoContemporaneaRetrò said...

che belle queste foto!!! Quella del cane e la mia preferita :) e le porcellane bianche sono troppo chic. Ciao

The Gingerbread Gem said...

I love these pictures, not only because I collect soup tureens, but because I have almost the same (Belgian) sled. It was mine and my sister's, but my children still use it.

Goedele

Schwanen- Teich said...

Hallo!
Was für ein wundervolles zuhause Du hast,ich bin so begeistert.
Einfach toll,ich glaube ich komme jetzt öfter hier her:)
Viele liebe Grüße
von Annett

michele said...

have fun with marian! give her a love pinch from me, will ya?

love the pooch on the sled and must steal that idea for a photo op with my bellaluna!

smiles.

michele

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

YOU are just AmaZiNg!*!*!
Your pictures... simplicity of display... Just GoRgeOus!!! Such an inspiration...
Enjoy the Book Signing Event...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

love the sled! have fun with miss mustard seed...sounds like fun.

Robin said...

LOL! Lili is adorable how do you get her to stay for such cute photos. Love the sled by the way, it so cute.

Centsational Girl said...

Oh what a true DELIGHT it was to meet you tonight and your lovely daughters! As Bogie said at the end of a favorite movie..."I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship". Cannot wait to cross paths again!
xo
Kate

Maggis Zaubernadel said...

super schöne Fotos das licht im deinen Haus ist fantastisch. Hat mich verzaubert.
Liebe Grüße Maggi

Kerry @ Made For Real said...

Love the recent finds, beautiful!

kat said...

Jolie mise en scène !!
Même le chien est dans l'action...!
A bientôt
Kat (le chat peint vert)

Verbena nested treasures said...

hurry & do a book!!! I can look at your pictures all day..and the days after! Merry Christmas xo Laura

Burlap Luxe said...

Perfect calm.

A place to rest our hearts.

Xox
Dore
A Joyeux Noël

Inspiration i vitt said...

Your photos and your home is amazing incredible beautiful. Many warm hugs from a cold Sweden / Ingela.

Mary said...

that sled is just gorgeous!
the hot cocoa bar idea had me at hello! :)
beautiful as always, maria.
xo

.♥.Gaby.♥.Homestyle.♥.. said...

oohhh your dog♥ so SWEET♥..♥
Hugs♥ Gaby..♥

Little Emma English Home said...

Always the best inspiratio here, Maria...Follow you everywhere!

Zaira xx

ace maxs said...

very nice blog

nhung huou said...

these pictures are so great. I felt warmth when i saw them

obat asam urat said...

i like Always the best inspiratio here, go to online

Le Trung Thanh said...

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kråke said...

Love your photos:)) A merry christmas to you and your family:)))

Hugs kråke