Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Show & Tell...Some of my Favorite Things!

I'm in the process of purchasing a new home and occasionally walk around to see what will make the move or not....here are a couple of items I think are keepers. This transition from one home to the next will take some time since I will in all likelihood sell my current home (this is the house you see flashing when you visit our store...yes, its an 1885 Victorian Farm house, with a guest cottage, pool, potting shed, outbuildings all surrounded by 6 acres of gorgeous land) So, I'll maintain two homes for right now...YIKES am I crazy? But this need for a second home is being necessitated for several reasons which are somewhat personal and complicated...I will go into that another time. This has been a very difficult decision but one that I think will in the long run make my life more content. So, here are some items that I think will make the move:

I adore chippy paint so these will make the cut....

I also love pictures...I don't think I have a wall where you can actually see the paint...lol. Look at these pretties! The first two are hand painted water colors.I also cannot get enough of signs or advertisement pieces...the tea room sign is HUGE, probably 4 feet long. This pic really does not do it justice. The smokers sign I bought last weekend..I'm not a smoker but I just love the look of it...it used to be in an old movie theater. Anything with rust is typically a keeper as well. Look at this galvanized tote...I had the little grey flower pots and they just goes perfect with the tote don't you think?
I recently bought a slipcovered couch and half a chair with the most amazing light linen taupe color. Here is the chair that goes with it....do see the taupe in the fabric? The slipcovered couch is the solid taupe you see in the fabric color...both the couch and chair are in storage until my move.

Here are some lamps I've collected along the way...I also have some alabaster ones that will look incredible with my new sofa and chair. Other items...look at this vintage bookend with the Victorian woman at both ends! I bought it to sell but it still resides in my bedroom!

Can a girl have too many mannequins...my friend Kelli named her Maryann Margaret. Look at the vintage swimming cap...just FAB!

Love chalkware..these two plaques are so unique! I've never seen a set like these...I gotta tell you I have quite the collection of chalkware. Some will stay and some will go...
Barkcloth purse...YUMMY!

So, that's it for now...I'm working diligently every night to get ready for a show this weekend! Hope you have a great day!

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