Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

White Pitchers

I love vintage white pitchers, I think most all of you do too.
I finally started collecting them this last spring and this is what I have...so far. They are terribly addicting!
In my last post for White Wednesday I mentioned that I cleared them off the dining room table and moved them onto the coffee table...temporarily. They are so pretty here that they will stay for awhile. The sun shines on them just right, I love how they look in this spot...until I find a permanent place for them. The vintage silver tinsel is still draped on them for awhile, gives them that New Year's Holiday look.

The smaller pitcher below, with the tinsel draped on it, is the most recent addition and it is my favorite. I love the shape and the slightly aged look it has.
I just love them all!

Happy White Wednesday!
Linking with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pink Christmas

Another simple post...Everyone is so busy this time of year so I'm keeping it short and simple.
A little stitchery I made several years ago...

My new...not vintage...tinsel tree with pink vintage mercury balls and a handmade tin star.

I had to clear my pitchers off the dining room table so they are on the coffee table for now, of course I couldn't let the pretty pink impatiens freeze this fall so they are in the living room. It unexpectedly turned out kind of pretty with the pink flowers, white pitchers and silver tree with pink balls!

As you can see it's still snowing out there. We have a couple of feet on the ground and more is coming.

Yes, those are elk antlers between the flowers and pitchers and the little table and chair set the tree sits on was my brother and sisters and then mine and I'm so glad I saved it.
I'll save my close up pitcher pictures for next week....
Linking with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.
Linking with How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Glitter House

My White Wednesday will be an easy post this week.

I'm sitting at Sky Harbor in Phoenix waiting for my flight back to snowy Minnesota. I'll be boarding the plane in beautiful 80 degree sunshine and palm trees and landing in sub zero temps according to my husband. You are asking why I would choose to do this!!! Insanity I guess. I really do not want to leave warm sunny southern Arizona and I'm whining....

I love the old Putz houses but I don't own any...yet..... I saw this at a Christmas sale this year. I know it's not old and it's quite a bit larger than the vintage Putz houses but it's well made and fun. It's a beginning....

Thanks for stopping and please check out the other White Wednesday links at Faded Charm!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Vintage Glass Christmas Balls

I've started collecting the the old mercury glass Christmas ball ornaments. I like the 1" size and smaller and in all colors, the more aged the better.
I find old glass or silver dishes and place them around the living room. They look so pretty and colorful. I'll mix certain colors together that I like or all of one color but different shades and sizes. Maybe a little old tinsel garland or glass beaded garland.
I've gathered most of them all together and set them on an old children's table set in the sun to photograph.

I like to leave some of them in their original boxes...

I can't seem to get enough of them!!

I'm linking to Beyond the Garden Gate
and Tete's 2nd Hand Collections.
Be sure to drop by and join in the fun!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Spanish Architecture

I'm on a short vacation in a little town called Ajo, Arizona. I was sitting under a pretty tree at the Plaza the other evening and the lighting was so perfect on this old church. Of course I didn't have my camera and I knew by the time I ran back to get it, the lighting would be gone. I walked over there today and even though the light wasn't the same it was still pretty.
This old Spanish style church was built in 1924.

Thanks for dropping by....
Linking with Faded Charm for White Wednesday