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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!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Warrenton, Part Two


Hola, and hope you're having a great week thus far!

Me?

Well, because I have a big girl job that has kept me occupied for over 12 hours a day
since I got back from Antique Week in Warrenton on Saturday,
I haven't had time to even catch my breath, much less edit close to 300 photos.

Still,  because I love y'all, I have a few edited pics to toss your direction
until I get down to the serious business of photo editing this week.
The good news is, I'm off work for the next four days,
so you should be getting more pics and posts from me in short order.

Until then, there's this.

Enjoy!

(click all pics twice to super size)



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And talk about a line-up of blogging superstars (not including myself, of course!)...

~L to R~
Lisa McIlvain
Me
Karla Nathan of Karla's Cottage
Jodie LeJeune of Everything Vintage
Beth Leintz of Gathering Dust
and
Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage

I was so honored to be included in this amazing line-up of women.

And taking that last pic was this guy,
who made a HUGELY favorable impression with all the ladies
for being the designated cart watcher and picture taker,
and doing it all with a smile...


My lovely husband!
Whatta guy. :-)

That should do it for this installment, please be sure to check back soon,
as I have LOTS more Warrenton to share!

Linking with darling Debra at
Common Ground
for
Vintage Inspiration Friday


XO,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Warrenton Antique Week Sneak Peek


Just a quick peek at a few of the several hundred images I snapped at 
The Greatest Antiques Show on Earth
yesterday...
{click twice to super size}


{clockwise from the top: Sweet Pea Collection, Carolyn Westbrook Home,
Garden Antqs Vintage, Country Garden Antiques
and The Seed Box Antiques in the center}

Many more pics to come in the days ahead,
including pics of some of your favorite
blogging superstars I was lucky enough
to hang with this past weekend!

Check back soon, and Happy Sunday!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

This Saturday...

I'll be hanging with many of the fabulous folk
you see right here in this post.

I originally posted this after I returned home from selling
at the Spring shows in Warrenton / Round Top...
and please be sure to check back next week,
because I plan on taking a LOT of pics
at the greatest antique / junking gathering on Earth!

I won't be able to attend the blog party,
but I will  pack as much shopping and gabbing into the short time I am there.

And because this is SUCH an inspiring place, I'm linking this to Debra's wonderful
Vintage Inspiration Friday party at Common Ground.

Enjoy!

*****
And a good time was had by all....especially yours truly!
On Sunday, March  28th, Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage
played hostess to the most rockin' collection of bloggers ever assembled under a Texas sky!

So without further ado, here are the pics I managed to snap when I wasn't...
  1. Chowing down!
  2. Making new blogging buddies!
  3. Ooohing and aaahing over the creative blogger name-tags many of us made for the party!
And shame on me for not getting a pic of  Garden Antq Teresa's name-tag!
But in all fairness, Ms. Theresa is a little whirlwind of activity
during the party, she is Party Hostess Extraordinaire personified,
and thus hard to pin down.

Let's get started!



Here's a bit more of my own name-tag...
I basically just embellished a show ribbon with this, that and the other.
It seemed to be a hit with my fellow bloggers!


 There's always a cast of colorful characters attending the party,
and this time was no exception.
Debbie of Talking Trash.


It's the lovely and classy Shelley of Sweet Pea!
And get a load of her gorgeous Magnolia Pearl party duds...


Moving right along...


This gorgeous gal would be Lauri of Chippys.
Nobody rocks baby doll bling like Ms. Lauri!



 There's Lauri and her partner in crime, the one and only TOT 
(Theresa Smith, aka The Other Theresa) of Time-Worn Interiors.
More on TOT later.


Hey, there's one of me!
This beautiful blonde gal is none other than 



Theresa of Timeworn Interiors and Debbie.


 It's my girl Angelique of Six in One Hand
She was rockin' a Mason jar full of grandpa's cough medicine.  ;-)


Left to right, Angelique, Me, Jodie of Everything Vintage
and Laura of White Spray Paint.
It's great when blog friends make the leap from virtual to "real"! 

 

Blogging goddess Heather Bullard
She's just as nice and approachable as she is beautiful!



Robelyn and Debbie settling the eternal debate: 
Redneck vs. White Trash...which is klassier?

 

So if ya look in the dictionary, you see 
this ladies' picture under "super cute"...that'd be Mindy of Primitiques 'n Poetry.



 

Who 'dat?
I was thrilled beyond measure to finally meet this gal in person...
it's Adrienne of  The Flying Bee!


Oh, the trouble we could get into, hehehe!
Left to right, Angelique, Me, Adrienne and Robelyn.

 

This? Too funny.
The charming and witty Maggie of The Veranda.

 

The Warrenton paparazzi, aka Adrienne of The Flying Bee 
and photographer extraordinaire, David of Student of Life.

More celebs? No problem!
Here's one of the fab guests of honor Theresa lined up, 
Gina Galvin of Peacock Park Design.



 

And the gorgeous lady on the left alongside Gina?
Jo Packham of Where Women Create.

And which name-tag won the award 
for the bestest and most all-around awesome?
That'd be this one...


Great job, TOT!

Blog Party, Spring 2010 is a wrap!





Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cupboard Love


I have a couple of kitchen hutches, or cupboards...
one white, and one which was orange but not too long ago
became a lovely shade of blanc.

First up is the beauty that I just recently moved to the new house...



I originally purchased it for my booth, but honestly,
could you have said goodbye to her?



And then there's Betty...
Previously known as Big Orange Betty.


After one coat of paint...
Now known as Large White Wilma {grin}


{excuse my mess...I'm using shipping boxes as a drop cloth}

And now today, after a second coat...


never mind the apprentice painter on the right.





Again, pardon the mess.
I couldn't find a dropcloth and had tons of these boxes, so hey? Why not?

Oh, and another aside:
Goodbye and good riddance popcorn ceilings, I shant be missing you!


This baby will be taking its rightful spot on this wall...




In conclusion, I'd be remiss if I didn't bow
to my hutch inspiration photo...
I snapped this at the Spring show in Warrenton last year,
it belongs to the inimitable
Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage...



Ain't she somethin'?

Be sure to head on over to visit Shelia at Note Songs
to see who else is showing off their fabulous cupboards.

Hugs,

Anne

linking with Shelia at  


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