Thursday, May 28, 2009

Please join us Friday May 29th
"A Secret Garden"

Does your own secret garden flourish indoors? A garden embroidered along the edge of a vintage linen tablecloth, romantic pink rosebuds encircling a china plate or a floral pattern on a vintage handkerchief.

Secret gardens, wherever they may lie, fill our days with sacred places and secret sanctuaries.

Cottage Flair

Make Mine Pink

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I am honored to have been awarded the Honest Scrap award by my friend and fellow Make Mine Pinker Dianne at Mama's pocketbook. To accept this award I must thank Dianne and link to her blog (which I have done, just click her name!) and list 10 honest things about myself along with a copy of the honest scrap image also award 7 other bloggers with the links.

  1. I am a sucker for any vintage china with pretty pink roses.
  2. In my head I am a chic city girl. In real life I live on a big piece of property with a barn, a dozen chickens and numerous other animals.
  3. I get a serious rush from finding treasures at flea markets, tag sales, (trash on the side of the road), etc.
  4. When the nurse told me my second baby was a boy I thought she and my husband conspired a big joke because I couldn't imagine being the mother of one boy, never mind two. I had always pictured myself as a mother to daughters. Of course, I love my boys to death.
  5. I always have paint on my arms.
  6. I have a hard time falling asleep because my brain is always going 90 miles an hour.
  7. I keep a pad and pen next to my bed to keep reminder notes, often writing in the dark. Then the scribble has to be deciphered in the morning.
  8. I love to decorate. My house is very shabby chic, floral and girly. Thankfully, my husband lets me indulge my creativity and doesn't care that our bedroom is pink.
  9. I am a beer drinker, hold the glass. No wine or fancy drinks for this lady!
  10. I am terrified of amusement park rides.
Now I get to tag seven ladies with this fun award. (And just now, 110 posts and a year later, I figured out how to link their names!)
  1. Lisa - Pale Pink and Roses
  2. Lynette - Misty Moonlight Creations
  3. Teresa - Eclectic Pink Rose
  4. Nancy - Couer d'Alene
  5. Gail - Gail Friend Designs
  6. Gail M - The Sassy Beach
  7. Jennifer - Caroline Alexander
Have fun with this ladies. Can't wait to read all about it!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Yesterday I did an antique show on the green in the town that our shop is located. I try to do this show every year for exposure. It's a cute little show with about 60 dealers. The weather was a little crazy ... dark skies and chilly, sunny and hot, windy, little drops of rain. But .. overall it was fine. I met and talked to lots of people and had a lovely day. I thought I'd share a few photos of my booth. The back is draped with white toole and a pink flower swag, tied with ribbons and accented with a vintage pink and white flower chandelier.

Anyone remember this piece from a few posts ago? Well, of course it turned white!

Thanks for visiting. Over the next few days I'm hoping to list some of the pieces that are in the shop. Happy Memorial Day!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pink Friday ... Cherished Memories
May 22nd
Cherished memories that make your lips smile and your eyes shine.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

What a great day I had on Friday! My mother, my sister and I went to Brimfield, Ma to the huge antique show. I usually go at least once a year but last year I never got there. That made it all the more fun this time. I found some great things that I was able to bring home and so many more that I just couldn't. We filled our minivan with treasures, that's for sure. It was so much fun. I love going for the shopping of course, but people watching is high on the list too. Watching everyone carrying their goodies back to their cars and all of the other goings on. It's almost impossible to explain how big it is and how amazing if you've never been there. Here are a few fun things I picked up.

How cool is this chippy pink paint, shabby chic frame?! To mirror or not to mirror???
Love these soft pink roses!

An unusual brooch
Gorgeous dresser tray
I bought alot more which is all listed on my site under New Arrivals and Vintage China.

Thanks for visiting ...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Please join us for Pink Friday ... May 15th
Romantic Roses
We're in love with roses. From the gentle scent of the first spring rose to the hand painted roses on repurposed furniture and beautiful vintage china, we surround ourselves with the beautiful flower and its romance everywhere we can.
For whatever reason, one thing is sure. Romantic roses capture our hearts and fill our homes.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Please join us for:
Pink Friday ... Beautiful Blues
May 8th