Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Where did the time go?

WOW, I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted to my blog. To tell you the truth, I didn't like the way my blog looked and still don't but I'm working at it. Summer is in full swing at our house, kids are out of school and lot's of baseball games to go to.

Last week we were in Cooperstown New York for a baseball tournament and I proudly say that we won, yipee!!! I didn't want to leave the little town of Cooperstown. The streets are lined with old beautiful homes and there is green eveywhere you look. There was an antique store accross the street from the baseball field, lucky me, which I went to often. Man, I could of loaded up on some treausres, the prices were way cheap for good stuff. I held myself back from buying alot of stuff as were flying so I had to take that into account as to how I would get things home. I had to leave behind four old, really old green chippy shutters. I looked at the price and had to take a double look as I couldn't belive the price, Ready for this.............$6.00 for each one. I looked at my husband and said, "why didn't we drive here", hahaha. Yea, I had to leave those behind, they were really big and we would of had a diffifult time trying to put them in the overhead compartment of the airplane.

No pictures for this post, I have to resize a bunch of pictures and when I do, I'll get them on the blog. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer months, I'm ready to jump in the swimming pool and enjoy a tall glass of ice cold lemonade, care to join me?

Monday, March 24, 2008


Here's a picture of my foyer, the first area of my home as you walk in the front door. I love the space and has some of my best shabby yet chic items. The cast iron gate that hangs on the wall in the background, I bought from a cute shop and the owner of the shop had just bought the gate into her shop when I nabbed it from her. The gate is perfectly rusty and crusty, chippy white paint and I just love the cast iron flowers that are in the center of the gate. The space changes from time to time. I'm thinking abought removing the vintage quilt that hangs on the wall now and replacing it with something else, don't know what I will replace it with so now it will stay in place. I'll take some close ups of the table to give you a better idea of what's on it. Any suggestions on what should replace the quilt? Perhaps a vintage window? I have one in my bedroom that is the perfect pink which I think will work well in the space. Ok gals that's it for now, I hope you all have a dazzling day.

Friday, March 21, 2008

China galore

This is just one of my china hutches filled with china. There's just something about vintage china that makes my heart flutter. Prior to purchasing this hutch from Jim, my shabby chic guy, I had all this china tucked away in cabinets, can you believe that? I love this hutch perfectly shabby with ample display room. Now all my china is out in the open, proudly displayed. Some time ago, the hutch had a glass door with glass sides. The glass was gone when Jim bought it and placed chicken wire in it's place where the glass was. So creative and I love the look. What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments. Have a fabulous day, Janice