Saturday, October 20, 2012


Who much space do you need?
Occasionally I get a wild hair and search the new home listings, just to see.
Our home is around 1500 sq feet, plenty of room for a family of 2.
Just the Hubby and I. But we do like to have family come for a visit or close friends, also we like to open our home to others when the occasion calls for it.
Personally, I have lived in a studio apartment when I was single, a one bedroom apartment, and on up.
I remember fondly the studio, it was a fun time in my life, I had a small (tiny) kitchen, livingroom/bedroom, and a bathroom.
My first vintage table and chairs were a round white table, and two icecream parlor style chairs my Mom and I found together at a yard sale. I loved them, and carried them on into my first couple years of married life.
When you're madly in love, it's amazing how little you need. Perhaps that is what makes my friend Debra so happy?
She lives in a tiny home,

I've been inspired by her blog  from the moment I first saw it.
And her life.
Tonight I stumbled upon a home that makes her tiny cottage look like a mansion , which makes me much space do we really need?
My guess is it depends upon where you live.
City, Beach, Country. Either way, I think Debra, and anyone who chooses this lifestyle is not onlly brave, but motivating. So thank you, tiny home dwellers, everywhere, for making us all realize that happiness is certainly not based on how much you have.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cabbages and Roses and More

Sharing my pretty new Cabbages and Roses Pillows I ordered for my sweet little entry Bench.

They introduce new colors into my home. Pillows are a great way to do that. I have lots of reds, but these lovelies boast soft blues and grays, as well as pinkish raspberries.
The Blue Gray pillow's fabric is "Tulips and Roses" and the other is "Paris Rose Raspberry". I actually saved a great deal by ordering these custom pillows from a Wonderful Company I Found On Ebay
I first purchased two other matching cushions I'll be using for our living room chairs.
Also I wanted to share a sweet find we found while picking for our booth. This unique old Flour Bin made by the Kreamer Co.
We've had lots of interest in it. Making a wonderful prop for a Vintage Kitchen, Laundry or Mud Room. It's rather Chippy and Rusty's been around a while hasn't it?
Wishing one and all a Wonderful Weekend

 I am linking up with Jennifer
and Deb
and Jami

Monday, October 15, 2012


This is the real deal...a Vintage Fan that actually works. It's always a bonus when things work.
 Although, if you have a very old Fan that works, there are a couple things you should know.
Never use them around small children or pets
The blades are quite sharp, and there is no real safty shield. The pretty wire shield does not keep little fingers or noses for that matter from entering while the blades are spinning.

 That being said, they make wonderful props for Vintage, Cottage Style Rooms. I would simply leave it "off". These photos are from our new booth. The entire Mall we sell our wares in moved across the street to a prettier, cooler, and more upkept building. So now we have a nice floor, and a large white painted brick wall.

 Change can be good. Like from Summer to Fall...sooo much cooler here where we live, it was a long hot Summer, and we're all so glad it's over. Crisp Air, Leaves Turning, Cider Brewing...Fall. Have a good one, one and all. (rhyme intentional;))
linking up to Coastal Charm

Sunday, October 14, 2012

What not to sell

People...we implore you...STOP SELLING THESE AT YARD SALES!
 1) No one wants them.
2) They're just icky
3) No one's ever sold or bought one from a yard sale, for the above reasons.
4) No one will blame you for not "recycling this time"
5) No one does the yard sale drive by and says "stop! I see a bedside potty"!

This is a repost from our Facebook Page
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Cottage Bench To Welcome Guests

Greetings! Isn't this the sweetest little Bench? I think so.
It will be even sweeter when my pretty Cabbages and Roses Pillows arrive. We needed a Bench badly.
No, it's true, we really did. You see my Hubby has a little habit of leaving his shoes right at the entrance of the door, so that when I come home from a long day of work myself, I often do that little trip that Rob Petrie did ;) Remember Him? Oh I had such a crush on Dick Van Dyke. We watched the re-runs, just in case you're guessing my age ;)
So as you can see there is a bit of room for a pair of shoes just underneath this pretty Cottage Bench, and my Dear Husband can sit instead of stand and fumble around putting his shoes on before he leaves. You're welcome Hubby.
Have a wonderful weekend. It's finally cool and Fallish here, which is the best time of year.
I am joining some of my favorite blogs for Feathered Nest Friday
and Saturday Night Special
coastal charm