Thursday, October 22, 2009

Community Sales in the Fall

As the weather cools down to the mid 80's, we start coming out of our air conditioned houses to enjoy the outdoors, to feel and enjoy the nice fall weather. When fall arrives here, a lot of outdoor activities take place such as outdoor concerts, musical plays in the park, walk a thons, bike races, marathons and lots of community sales, garage sales, and parking lot sales.

Last weekend, my mom and I went to our favorite parking lot sale, it's held twice a year and it's one that we don't want to miss. On Saturday morning, my mom meet me at my house bright and early and off we went to do some serious shopping, with our flea market shopping cart in tow.

The following pictures are just some of the things that came home with me

Our shopping cart was overflowing with vintage goodies. I had to stuff a few things in my pants pockets, that how loaded down we were, seriously! Not everything was photographed, like all the Christmas decorations we bought (I'll save that for another post). I would had taked a picture of the over stuffed, overflowing shopping cart however the camera was at the bottom of the cart!

White throw pillow, vintage nesting bowls, cast iron brackets

Love these!

Bouquet of posy roses, in mint condition!

1940's Italian tole compote

Gorgeous design on the glass

" Made in Italy" metal tag still attached. This was the first thing I bought.

Perfectly tarnished, vintage monogrammed silver brushes

Men's cologne bottles with green plastic tops,

Love the design on the labels.

Rusty crusty candle chandelier, love it!!

Cute little planter. I'm gonna fill it up with some small white pumpkins.

Fufu flowered pillow. I laughed out loud when I saw it which meant I had to get it, haha

Hideous or cute?, humm

I bought this, not so much for the picture but for the beautiful vintage frame. As you can see, it has a small crack , bottom, left had corner, I think I can try and fix when I paint over it.

Adorable, vintage Autumn themed picture

I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed showing them to you.
My husband and I are still walking/running, doing a little more running than walking and it feels great!
My sister talked me into taking a beginners yoga class with her so I'm doing that on Tuesday evening for 8 weeks. Our first class was this Tuesday and I really enjoyed it, the lights in the room were turned down low, candles lit and pretty soft music playing in the background, yep, I could get use to that!

Thanks to all my loyal followers who always post a comment on my blog, I get so excited when a comment has been left, it means the world to me!
Make it a great, autumn day, Janice

Friday, October 16, 2009

What Hangs above the door?

One of the most overlooked areas in a house for decorating is above the doors, the wall space between the door frame and ceiling. In our home, we have ample room from the top of the door frame to ceiling, so why leave it bare? A few years ago, I hung this above the door in the family room that leads to the back yard.

Now the wall space doesn't look so bare and it's the first thing you see when you walk in the house from the front door if your looking straight ahead.

I just love the thick garland of roses

it's one of my favorite peices in the room.

Last weekend, I found this.

Wasn't crazy about the color but a few coats of paint changed all of that. Now it looks like this.

There were so many places in the house I could have hung this, making my mind up was some what hard to do. I decided to hang it above the front door and I just love the way it looks.

This has hung above the front door for a week now. The front door gets a lot of use and every night since the weather has been cooler, my husband and I have been going on a walk/run (ok, we do more walking than running for now). When we leave for our walk/run, we leave the house through the front door and my husband hasn't even noticed that something is above the front door. When he finally realizes it, he'll say, hey Janice, when did you get that? I'll tell him how long it's been there and he'll disagree with me, insisting that I must have "just" put it there, tooo funny, he makes me laugh!!

So, what hangs above your doors, I'd love to know.

Have a fabulous weekend, Janice

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Some little white pumpkins

The other day while at the grocery store, I bought four white pumpkins and thought they would look cute at each place setting at the dinner table. So, I placed the white pumpkins on the dinner plates and well, they just looked to small! I walked around the house holding these pumpkins, hoping for a decorating idea to pop into my head. Here's what I did.

I placed the pumpkins on some candle holders that I have. These are on one side of the foyer table.

I decorated one of the pumpkins with some vintage lace and an earring. So fast and simple to do. I secured the lace to the pumpkin with a straight pin and glued the earring to the lace. When I take my fall decorations down, I will simply take the lace and earring off the pumpkin and use for something else.

The other pumpkin sits on top of another candle holder surrounded by a pretty wreath.

Here's another look.

This is a candle holder that sits on the buffet table with all my beaded domes. I am so far behind this year with my fall decorations that I almost gave up. At least this is a start and now I feel inspired to get it done.

As I write this post, I have a whole chicken baking in the oven, stuffed with a large bundle of fresh thyme, garlic, and lemons and the house smells scrumptious! My kids are waiting patiently for dinner to be done and so am I!

Make it a great day, Janice

Monday, October 5, 2009

Boulder City, Nevada

On Saturday, my hubby and I went to the historic, quaint little town of Boulder City, about a 20 minute drive from where we live. They were having their annual event called "Art in the Park" where the cities park is filled with vendors selling their one of kind art pieces. We went to Boulder City not to really see the art but to visit the antique stores that have their sidewalk sales just for this event. My friends, Maryann and Nancie have a drop dead gorgeous shabby chic booth in an antique store called Goat Feathers. Lets begin our tour on the outside of the building.

Is this too charming or what. This is painted on the outside of the store.

This one of the entrances, love the Christmas vignette above the door.

Adorable windows line the outside of the building with bright blue shutters and flower boxes.

Cute tie back curtains

A painted plaque on the outside briefly describes the history of the building that Goat Feathers now occupies.

Yep, love these windows!

Lets step inside, shall we?

This is the space that Maryann and Nancie share, aren't these doors fabulous. Nancie hauled them all the way from Texas and they are for sale!!

Oval windows and thick wood carvings surround the window!

Cute, vintage items for sale.

My sweet friend Mary would love this booth, with all the pretty, vintage teacups for sale.

Vintage window with pink curtains.

The following pictures are just random shots taken inside Goat Feathers.

Gorgeous vignettes displayed throughout the store.

Lets go outside to the side walk sale.

Pretty mirror, door, & window frames just to name a few items that were sale.

Patio furniture, lamps, candles, huge assortment of items!

Child's metal table and chairs, picture frames

And these are my sweet friends, pictured left to right, Maryann, who's booth was featured. She shares her booth with Nancie, (who is not pictured), Katie, Maryann's daughter, and Jessie, Katie's husband. I have to tell ya, this group of people all have such bubbly personalities all three are just adorable and they always have a smile on their face, you would just love them! So, are you wondering how we all met? Standing in line at an estate sale, too funny!

I hope you enjoyed your tour of Goat Feathers, in Boulder City, Nevada. I'll be doing a part 2 of this post in a week or so, so stay tuned.

Make it a great week, Janice