Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Different Look for the Lil French Buffet


I can’t be trusted to leave things in the same place very long.  You all know what I’m talking about.  Sometimes you just have to move things around. 

brown transferware on french plate rack above grey buffet

I was going to sell this French plate rack with the chalkware cherub topper, but I decided to see what it would look like in my dining room.  I added a little brown transferware and  just put it on top of my little French buffet that I had redone.  You can read about the metamorphosis of that piece here.

I think this was taken with a flash and a different camera than the first photo.  I use this huge art piece “girl with the bird on her shoulder” all over my house.  My daughter painted it.  I taught her everything she knows.  Just kidding.  Actually, she taught me how to have fun painting.   Sometimes I copy her.  What’s she going to do?  Sue me?   Actually, she says she loves that I copy her.  We copy each other.

Back to the buffet, isn’t it interesting how one thing can change the whole look? 


Linking with French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday and Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday.





Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Little Somethin’ Somethin’ Surprise

antique pill box
Hubby has been at it again.  He surprised me with this.
If you are a follower of my blog, here are some things you probably know:
1.  It is old.
2.  He bought it at an estate sale.
3.  He expects me to figure out what it is.
So, what is it?
Here are things you probably don’t know. 
Yes, it does resemble a flask, but…..
1.  It is tiny.  Here is the size.antique pill box with ruler   Now that would be one big inch and a half thimbleful of liqueur!
2.  It is covered with leather and has brass touches and yes, it does resemble a lighter, but it has no flint wheel and does not contain lighter fluid. 
3.  Before you get any ideas about what I mean by somethin’ somethin’, the part of the definition that goes with this item is “alluding to something drug-related”. 
4. Okay, enough hints.  I’m getting out of hand.

antique pill box open
It is a vintage pill box.
Hope my headache is a small one.

Linking with Diane at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words and The House Creative for Meet up Monday
and Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Todd Oldham + La-Z-Boy = Happy Seat



todd oldham loveseat

Recently found at a consignment store:  this little loveseat in a fabric that looks a little retro to me.  I was surprised to find it was made by La-Z-Boy and was designed by none other than Todd Oldham.  It was almost brand new and in excellent condition. The salesman was funny.  He said the owner had called the fabric “happy.”  He thought the owner was silly and just could not understand how a fabric could be happy.  Well, I understood that.  The fabric did look “happy” to me.  I thought the colors would go well with a rug that I had just purchased. It is soooo comfortable…a great little nook for me and a babygrand or two.  I’m not usually into this style of furniture, but maybe I am changing.  I mean, after all, it is so happy.   Sold!

I’m not sure where I’ll eventually put it.  Come on now, I know I’m not the only one who buys something without knowing exactly where it will go!  For now, it is keeping the cow company.  Maybe I’ll paint a smile on her face.