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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stuff a Girl Needs


Well, maybe not all  girls.
But this  girl definitely  needed all the stuff in the photos below.

So, without further ado,
here are just a few of my recent purchases and acquisitions!




My Paris Bamboo Hotel Mat.
Purchased from The Curious Sofa,
so perfect in my blue and white kitchen.




Another vintage street sign, I'm acquiring quite the collection of these.
Right now, it's living in the entry hallway.




And a charming vintage inspired French sign.
This one will probably go in my powder room.

And then this...

I've been looking for one of these FOR-ever!




A vintage French enamelware lavabo!

Lavabo: n., pl., -boes.
  1. often Lavabo. The ceremonial washing of the hands and recitation from the Psalms by the celebrant before the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
  2. A washbowl that is attached to a wall and filled from a water tank fastened above.
Oh my, I am in love with this piece!

I'll likely hang it up in the kitchen
and place fresh peaches from our peach tree in it.
Later on, I'll fill it with other seasonal fruit, or flowers,
or vintage kitchen towels...so many options!
It's quite large, it's bigger than it looks in the pics.
It is  sitting in a chair in the pics, so that gives you
a sense of its size.

Just a quickie post today,
but I have LOTS more Warrenton photos to share, so head back soon!

Happy Thursday!


69 comments:

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I just love all you great find, especially the French sign... hugs~~~ Daphne

KarenSue said...

Of course you need this stuff! I can see why.
I love the French Lavabo, I thought I had one once when I was walking up to a garage sale and saw 2. My heart was beating so fast until I got the "those are sold". I had to let it go.
Enjoy your Thursday and I can't wait for the photo's!
Hugs,
KarenSue

A Cottage Muse said...

Love, love, love it all!!! Can't wait to see it all in your new space!

Hope you are having a great week ~ must be nice to come back from a wonderful trip to a wonderful new home (hoping you move in soon)!!

Theresa said...

Love your goodies! Can't wait to see them all positioned in their new home:) HUGS!

Theresa said...

Goof Morning Annne & WOW!! I have really missed out on some of your posts, so I have gone back and can I just say... I cannot wait to see more! I love all of your new treasures, especially the rug and the little wooden sign, just perfect! All of the pics of the sale are amazing, that just looks like the best time ever... I can't wait to see more warrenton goodness! Theresa xoxo

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Anne ~
Oh my gosh what awesome pictures in your Warrenton posts ~
The inspiration there is amazing !!!
It looks like you gals had a blast !!

xoxo
Lori

Whimsey Creations said...

Great stuff you lucky girl! Looks like you're having fun decorating the new place.

Vintage Junky said...

love that sink!! I can see those as being NEEDS!
xoxo!
Michelle

Abby's Garden said...

Everything is BEAUTIFUL...I especially love the french sink!

gail said...

love the sink, love it all!!!
gail

It's me said...

Hi Anne...i love your street sign !!! ow...i am in love !!! ......happy day......love love love Ria....

Polly said...

You know, when I married my husband, I got to meet his Uncle Ray. I remember we were staying at his home once and he heard me telling Mickey about something I saw that I "wanted". Uncle Ray chimed in and gave me a life lesson. He said "honey, you never tell your husband you want something....you ALWAYS tell him you NEED it!"

LOVE the Paris rug! I so want to go to Curious Sofa someday!! Your lavabo is awesome....never see anything like that around here! Girl, you've got great taste!!

xo

Polly

The Green Pea said...

Hello Anne, yes you do need all those treasures. I am glad you had a good trip to Round Top. I love the 3rt St sign. Have a great day. hugs, sandi

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

WHAT GREAT FINDS !
YOUR HOME IS GOING TO LOOK AMAZING !
ENJOY THE DAY!
WARMLY
JANET

Jane said...

Love the lavabo, it's a very cool piece. I can picture it hanging in your kitchen.
The Curious Sofa is in my area....I haven't been there in a while and I thinks it's time for a visit. The rug is wonderful.
Have fun decorating your new home.
Jane

Diane said...

Anne, these are fabulous finds! I hear you about the lavabo! They are becoming more and more rare. I've been in Chicago and have missed your recent posts....off to catch up now!
Hugs! Diane

Anji Johnston said...

You need more stuff! Or I just need to see more of your stuff! So inspiring as always Anne - you are a tour de force in 'everything vintage'.

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love all of your finds! especially the bamboo mat! :)

Urban Farmgirl said...

Oooh...you lucky girl! I love ALL of your recent acquisitions, but I'll take that street sign off your hands when you get tired of it, ok??? ;o)

~mary~

trash talk said...

Love me a good lavabo...'course stupid me always sells 'em instead of keeping at least one for moi.
Needful things girlie...needful things!
Debbie

Tracey said...

Hi Anne! Your home just keeps getting better and better! I am loving EVERYTHING you do!!!

Big hugs ~

:) T

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Of course you needed it all, just like I needed my new duvet cover (; I love it all and the peaches are going to look so cute in the enamelware!!

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Uh, what was that last thing used for? I thought it was a vintage urinal *blush* But peaches would be cute in there too!

Lululiz said...

I totally agree, those are absolute essentials! Love the mat.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

LOVE your treasures! You always find the nicest things:)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

traci said...

those are some good finds anne. i love the third street sign.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Anne:
Looks like you're having a great time treasure hunting in Warrenton! I'm a little green, actually! I'll be back to see what else you manage to find. I'm sure nesting into your new home is top priority, too!
xoxo
Donna

Tammy said...

You seriously have the best stuff!! Love it all!!!
Tammy :-)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh...i'm jealous..very jealous!

sharron said...

Love your style girl!!
I think I am enjoying playing house with you as much as you are!!!
This makes all of theat closing angst worth it now..huh??!!!
Blessings!!

Serendipity Woman said...

I want oneeeeee...wahhhhh. The Lavabo would look bettah in my humble home...you could always find another...hehe Just kidding...
I love the signs tooo.
There's a few in Gainesville, Texas I would love to have...Whaley Avenue for one...that's my maiden name and the Whaley Methodist Church my great-great grandfather established is on that street and he and a lot of the family is buried right across the street...talk about wanting (needing) something...sigh..ning off now..
I adore your new house...great job.
hugs,
glenda

Farmgirl Paints said...

Please don't laugh at me, but is a french lavabo a urinal?? Well whatever it is it will look lovely filled with fruit or flowers. Your house is going to be soooo charming Anne.

Sue said...

Great stuff and I have a think for signs as is. When you grab some free time, send me an email. I have some info for you on the bamboo mats ;0)

Take care, Sue

TheSmithHotel said...

Love that rug! Looks like you are having fun buying goodies for the new house!

Jody

Drawn to The Sea said...

The absolute perfect shade of blue on the bamboo mat. Gorgeous!

Shelia said...

Hi Anne! OH, I love your finds! You do find the neatest things! That mat is so cute and I love the white colander !!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Morning T said...

I love all of your finds Anne!!

Mrs. Sutton said...

LOVE those French signs! And believe me - EVERYTHING you have here is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL! xxx

Riki Schumacher said...

BEAUTIFUL pieces Anne, love the French touches!! Riki

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~~*Love your finds Anne!! That lavabo is awesome~~*Hugs, Rachel ;)

Sharon Wengel said...

This girl is right in there with you ! You found some great stuff !
Sharon

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

I just love signs!1 and thank you for you paint color never would of guessed it was a bright white from your pictures it looked soo creamy thanks again

tara said...

well I am going to say that,"yes every girl does need all of those things!!" and I am loving the enamel lavabo, did I spell that right? sooo cool!! your house is just going to be darling, so happy for you!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

I never even heard of a lavabo - but you made me want one now lol. Love all your finds for the new place :)!!!

Paris Atelier said...

Oh my! I LOVE the lavabo! It's amazing :) I have had my eye on that French mat on The Curious Sofa website. I think I need it now. Great post! I love seeing how you are going to decorate the new Home.
xoxo
Judith

Linda said...

Love, love, love the lavabo! I've never seen one! Glad you did so well in Warrenton...I was melting quickly!

hometown girl said...

these are all wonderful (i have a thing for signs too!). i have never seen the lavabo so beautiful and such a beautiful story! enjoy your weekend!! hugs, susan

Tamarah said...

Oh Anne I LOVE your Lavabo....!! I saw these while I was in Texas & wanted one REAL BAD....They're on my list for May for SURE....I hope to buy a FEW of them to send back in a container....hahahahaha....I'll corner the Lavabo market here in Oz....!!

I'm chuffed to think you & I are on the same 'junk wavelength'....hahahahaha....!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

sissie said...

Hi Anne,
I'm in love with it all. The Paris rug, the lav thingee and the signs. It all adds up to so pretty!

hugs
Sissie

Prior said...

I adore all the stuff you needed.! Lezlee

Life on the Edge said...

As a lover of all things Parisian, I agree that you scored big! Wonderful acquisitions!

Kady
Life on the Edge

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Fabulous goodies...
I have a blue and white kitchen too...love that piece! Can't wait to see it all in your home and to see all your other new treasures too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yes to all and especially yes to that kitchen mat! love it!!

Sarah said...

I can see you are having a terrific time "nesting" in the new digs, Anne. Loved seeing the Warrenton photos. I'll share some of mine soon.
Sarah

Privet and Holly said...

YOU are such a busy
little bee and I'm
enjoying seeing you
in all of your nesting
glory!!! Sounds like
it's all coming together
beautifully. Hope you
are enjoying the ride : )!!
xx Suzanne

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love all your finds. That lavabo is great and so is that french sign :)

north pal said...

i am happy for you that you found your lavabo. i would have loved to have been there when you discovered it. i can just imagine. Bestest,Denise

Amy Kinser said...

I agree that you definitely needed all of this stuff. It's all just fabulous. That last piece is incredible! So pretty and so full of great possibilites. I know you will make it wonderful.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

What a lot of wonderful treasures you got today - the lavabo is amazing and what a neat find.
31 Rue Cambon was where the first Chanel shop was, so your mat is in good company.

Happy weekend,
Hugs
Carolyn

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh gosh, love that black and white Frenchy sign. and your lavabo really IS big! AND that bamboo rug is wonderful! Love that shade of blue.
xox,
D

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I love everything you've pictured today, but oh my, especially the lavabo!! The bamboo rug is terrific, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love all your purchases. That mat is so cute!! I am a sucker for anything and everything blue! And your lavabo is awesome. You will have so much decorating with it. And I always love signs. These will look great in your new home. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Don't work too hard around your house. It will eventually get settled. Love & blessings from NC!

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

What beautiful pieces! You sure know how to pick them.

mydesignchic said...

Lots of great treasures...can't wait to see where you put them all!!

Meri Wiley said...

Wow Anne, I love that Lavabo. Why don't you fix it up as an actual water fountain? Purchase an old faucet, use an old pipe or beat-up piece/plank of wood and run some plastic tubing from top to bottom with an attached small pump......oh geez, just send it to me and I'll fix it up......LOL

Hugs,
Meri

Rebecca said...

Hey Anne
So glad to be back blogging again, wish I could have gone to RT this fall but I will be there in the spring.
Love the lavabo, it is a great one...
I bet your having fun decorating your new home.
It all looks fantastic
Blessings to you
Rebecca

bridechic said...

Just discovered your blog and absolutely love it! Keep up the wonderful collecting . . .

Fearless Nester said...

I love vintage, I love French, I love your treasures! WOW! ~Lili

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