Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I hope you are all enjoying your week!
I wanted to share an updated picture of my bedroom....
I will be sharing a few details about my room next week, and will be hosting a fun


I wanted to also share how I ended up coming up with this french staircase....
The image below is a picture of my space at the Chateau Sonoma French Flea Market...
I have had my eye on this staircase at the Chateau Sonoma the past couple of years. 
I was more then thrilled when I found out I got to use it as a display piece 
in my space at the show...

I then had to take it home with me...
I had hoped to display the staircase the way it is shown at the flea market facing outward in my living room.
Unfortunately that didn't work, it stuck way too far out into the living room : (

Luckily it worked facing the staircase the other direction otherwise it would
be for sale at this time : )


On another note...
I wanted to say thank you to Meredith Publishing for publishing images of our home

A special thank you to Sarah Alba who is responsible for getting our home published in the book, and also was the stylist for the shoot.  Paul Dyer was the photographer, and I can't tell you how much I loved both of them....It was such a great experience and I learned so much!
Paul was even kind enough to share photography tips with me as well.
I loved everything Sarah did to my house....

I had posted on my blog last spring.

A picture of Sarah working her magic : )
I learned so much just by watching Sarah work.

 This ended up being one of my favorite shots...
I love how Sarah simplified my mantle by just adding a few sea glass bottles and three french apothecary jars with the Mirabelle labels from my shop.

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On a final note....

I know it is summer when my kids are hanging around in their swim trunks and
cowboy boots.... I don't ever want these moments in life to end : (
I just wish my kids could stay little.
I am making sure to stop and enjoy these little moments with my kids...
Enjoy your week!
Take Care,
p.s. I have been working on product pictures will finally have some new products listed in my shop soon!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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

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,