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, March 27, 2012

Happy Spring!

I'm about a week late!

First I want to say thank you to all the sweet bloggers that left a comment when my dad passed away.
People I don't even know left such kind words. Bloggers really are the best!!!
Thank you!

My way of dealing with loosing someone close is to get out of town for a while.
Mr. Wild agreed to a 5 day road trip to Missouri. We followed the Mississippi River through Iowa into Missouri and stopped at every river town we could find. Taking pictures of the beautiful old buildings.

We brought our pick-up camper and camped at state parks along the way, mostly along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. We had a little rain the first 2 days but after that the sun came out, we had perfect weather on top of seeing the wild Redbuds in bloom...something we don't have in Minnesota...I love them!

We stopped at every antique store that was open, I'll save the fun things I found for later.

For those of you that live in Missouri, I just love your state! I usually end up in MO at least 2 times a year and have my favorite antique shops.

For 4 years in a row I attended a rug hooking workshop in the old historic town of Arrow Rock, Missouri where the Santa Fe Trail began. There is a ton of history in this quaint little town and I have always wanted Mr. Wild to see it.

One of the shop owners that I knew 10 years ago was still in business and I picked up this pretty cloche...the bonus was the artificial hyacinths that came with it.

I just unpacked it and put it out for the spring season and I think it's so pretty in front of the old door.

Happy Spring!
Thanks for stopping!!!

Linking to;
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
The Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home


Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Glad to see you back after some getaway time for yourself! Great cloche!

chateau chic said...

Beautiful cloche, and it looks great in front of your fabulous door. Glad you were able to get away.
Mary Alice

All Things Chic 2 said...

So happy to have found you..
So sorry to hear about your dad...
I understand I lost my mom last year...Your newest follower...
I shall visit often...
I invite you to visit my world as well...
Blessings Lori

jeanetteann said...

The cloche is lovely.
x jeanetteann

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Faye...glad to see you back!
I have been thinking of you often ~ glad you had a nice little getaway.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Soooo glad I found you via WHITE WEDNESDAY!!!
LoVe the Cloche & Your ChiPPy Door of course...
Jeanine Burkhardt

A Few Pennies said...

Sweet vignette! Loving the old door as the backdrop; looks so pretty with the table/cloche displayed in front.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

First, let me say how sorry I am to hear of your loss, Faye. I know there must be an ache in your heart right now. But time (and the grace of God) does heal all wounds.

I'm glad you had an enjoyable trip. Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday this week. ;)

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks great! You have a great blog.I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesdays.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...


PattieJ said...

Your cloche is adorable! And I LOVE that chippy door!!! What a great backdrop!

Pam said...

Sounds like a peaceful, relaxing trip. I've never been to MO, but you make it sounds beautiful.

Simone said...

I love decorating with Cloches. What a great idea to place spring bulbs beneath them, looks gorgeous, will definitely be trying this out!

Swede Dreamer said...

Love the chippy door for the backdrop!! Found you to day from Feathered Nest Friday~Angie

Sherry said...

So pretty! Thank you for linking up to Home Sweet Home!

Linda at French Hollow said...

I love all of your beautiful finds! We've lived in MO for 14 years now and I think the people are pretty special too.