Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

31 January 2010

Auction Time of Year Again

A couple of Sunday's ago, I went to Emily's Auction Barn with hubby and some friends. Hadn't been there since about this time last year and as soon as I was surrounded by all those beauteous, mysterious antiques and uniques, I was thrilled! I'm always especially attracted to the linens, mirrors, silver, ephemera, jewelry, old books, lace, and china. There is usually old sheet music, old postcards, doilies........now you see why it's so fun to go see all this stuff
from estates here in Indiana.

There are some awesome treasures packed away in these old attics around here.


Here is what I got ..............................


A metal tole tray that is huge! Here it is in a dining-room chair to show it's size.

I've never seen a tray like it before.

Also lace...................All kinds of lace..............in all colors!Boxes and boxes of lace that I've sorted through. Some I am keeping and some I will be selling soon .....either Etsy or eBay.Even Eyelet by the yards.......................These vintage flower pics were in one of the boxes.......didn't even know it till I was sorting through it all. These 2 lace tablecloths were also a surprise to me.

Aren't they so pretty?


I love auction treasures!

13 January 2010

Pink Paris Roses

These flowers are from Rue Cler Fleurs in Paris.

The Rue Cler is an absolutely wonderful neighborhood to peruse......................(more on that in a later post)
The flowers were blooming in the brightest colors and displayed in the prettiest presentation I've ever seen.
I actually got goose pumps!

Here I am on the left with Liz, and we are speaking with a shop staffer.
I haven't yet seen the pink roses that are behind me in this picture.
Here I turn and spot them..................

And now..........MINE!They were also a really good deal compared to what the price would be here in the USA.

How pretty is our shopping bag for the day in Paris.
I knew I wouldn't be able to just toss the pink roses when we departed Paris for home so I hung them up to dry in the window of our apartment.
So pretty there in our window all the time...................Some of the pink starts to change and show tinges of yellow...................View from Rue de la'Universitie, our Paris address.............

When I packed for home, I sprayed the almost dry roses with hair spray and tucked them gently in my carry-on bag.Now I'll have my pink Paris roses for a long long time.

03 January 2010

English 1893

The holidays are over, the ground is covered in snow,.......finally, time to create!

I've been inspired to recycle Christmas cards received and have decided to make bookmarks. I'm also recycling an Indiana school English book from 1893 picked up at an auction for mere cents. It was in sad shape when found at the bottom of a box. The book was signed by student, Edna..........1895.
The patina of the pages is great so now they will be preserved in the form of a bookmark.