Monday, January 10, 2011

new finds and family treasures...

I must admit I am enjoying this clean and purge mode.  It leads most days right to rearrange and create.  Whether here at home or at the shop this new direction is very satisfying!  While working on Saturday at the shop I spied a few treasures.  Now I am really trying to not bring anything new into the nest (ha) but I could not pass these up and the price was right!  One of the projects on my winter list is my den.  You may remember this post when I showed you the room after a little makeover.  I have had this chair forever and love it but I think I need to find it a new place to nest...
Because this old beauty came home with me on Saturday...
Isn't she just sweet!  Look at her all chipped and perfect...

And at $12 I could not pass her up!!

Now beautiful as she is, I still had to dress her up a bit...


I am falling in love again with my dried hydrangeas and wished I clipped a few more this year...


Loving this little corner now...but wait...maybe just one more thing...


I adore these french market bags I got from Andrea's Etsy Shop!  While I like this old wood tote (that I painted a pale aqua)...


I wanted a change.  I had the perfect piece hiding away in my own little nest.  Why I haven't used this before is beyond me...
Please ignore the ugly outlet!

This was one of my Mom's baskets and it has been in my garage for a few years.  I love it...

    Oh, and the next project for this room...
This great old table was my Mom's too.  She used to use it as a little kitchen island.  Of course I am painting it white ~ I think.  Right now she sits in front of the window enjoying the sunshine holding my other treasure from Saturday...
Another bargain at $8!!

Again, perfectly chipped and worn...



Oh, and just in case you were wondering what is in that old basket...

Jo-Anne Coletti's beautiful publication, "The Feminine Home".  I think the old french~farmhouse~cottage look I am going for is starting to slowly appear and is making me happy!  It also makes me happy to be using a few more family treasures.  I am linking up today with a new party (for me) ~ Show off your Cottage Monday over at The house in the roses as well as Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.  Thank you for visiting today and I hope you all have a wonderful week!!

35 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

Everything is perfectly perfect! Love all your sweet finds--especially your family finds in the garage! Your mother's table is just beautiful!

I've never heard of "The Feminine Home" before...I'll have to check it out!

Hope you're having a wonderful morning, my friend!

Julie

Jane said...

That corner of the room has really come together. You added just the right pieces to give it that gorgeous cottage feel. You took some great photos too!
Have a great week.
Jane

Vicki said...

Just lovely! My favorites are your mom's items. That old table is going to be a great piece for you! Do you know Shelley at Sweet Pea? Link on my current post. I know you would love her style. Have a great week!

Victoria said...

Beautiful Beautiful Sandi!!! I just love how you put the Hydrangea's on the chair and the jar you used is gorgeous. I can't wait to see that little table painted white, it would look lovely with glass knobs too! You have such a good eye for these things:)

KATHY said...

I adore it all!!! Your mother's table is gorgeous,and i love the chair.

Kathy

Sandi said...

LOVE your corner Sandi!! That chair is amazing and I love your dried hydrangeas. I have never had blue ones...just pink and green and eventually they dry to a tan color. Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs~

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love your new chair! It's so pretty!
I wish you a most wonderful week!
XO
Kristin

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

You found home some great new treasures. I especially love that little stool. It is adorable.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you are WELL on your way to achieving your french~farmhouse~cottage look mon amie! everything is dreamy...

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

I kind of like your moms table the way it is brings out a little farm house. where the walls are white but I know you like the shabby white so do I!

michelle said...

So pretty, I love that little chair. Your moms basket and table are perfect in there as well as the hydrangeas. :)

Passionate for White said...

That chair sure is a cutie - especially the way you've dressed her up!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your chair is too, too sweet. I love the hydrangeas perched on it. What a lovely vignette!

Roselle said...

The chair on it's own was 2die4 but with your added touches it's perfect! Love how everything is coming along!
Roselle

Betsy said...

All chipped and perfect! I sure like the way you described this wonderful chair. Can I come shop with you? You have some fabulous pieces and the way you display them makes them shine.
Hugs

mariondee-designs said...

Ilove all your purchases and they all look so well together! I have The Feminine Home too and just love it! take care,Maryann

Judy said...

I love all the finds you have. They're all beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Sandra said...

Love your new finds and how the corner looks in your little room. Can't wait to see what you do with the table!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a charming and cottage-y feel the new chair adds. Isn't it neat how a single piece of furniture can change the whole look of a room! Love it!

~Michelle

Patti's Artful Design said...

Whites are so serene and lovely...gives you the ahhhhhs! Thanks for dropping by!

Vintage Gal said...

I love all of your treasures. The chair is darling and perfect in the corner.
Love the basket!
;-) Marianne

Shirley said...

Boy, we have very similar tastes! I have a soft heart for old chairs. I've brought home a lot of them and I also paint most of them white. This one is wonderful!!! (I also have lots of old benches and stools!! : ))

vintage vine said...

I love your Mom's table, its got great lines.

Custom Comforts said...

Your pretty little chair looks just lovely with the blue hydrangea ~ almost summery. Love it1
Cindy

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

LOVE that chair! Chippy perfection.It looks super.
Beth

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your new (old) chair is fabulous!! I love all the little chips all over it. Perfection! You've made just a pretty vignette in that little corner!

Tammy said...

Love all of them and the ones from you mom just make them extra special. Unfortunately, my mom liked primitive country so there is no using her stuff :(
Can't wait to see the room all done.
Keep the pictures coming.
tammy

Donnie said...

That corner was pretty before but your changes really punched it up. Lovely post.

Susan said...

Sandi, what perfect treasures (new and from your home) you've styled in your den! After seeing these French farmhouse treasures, I'm itching to go shopping! So glad to hear your new style is bringing you pleasure. It looks terrific!
- Susan

Stella said...

Love the lines of the new chair. Mom's basket looks right at home too. I think the table will look perfect white. Good job.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I just love that new chair! You have everything set up so beautifully. Very inviting! I feel like I could just pop in and say Hey Sandi!

Jeanine

Heaven's Walk - said...

Sandi - that little corner is just perfectly French farmhouse! You did a great job with it! That little chair is adorable enough, but when you added the flower and market bag....over the top, girl! Yay! You're traveling the same French Country Farmhouse road that I'm on and just loving it!!! (I think it's from visiting Dreamy Whites, French Larkspur, and Secret Garden Cottage too often!) lol!

xoxo laurie

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I'm loving your cute chair and all the sweet stuff around it!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your new chair is perfect...and I love the jar your hydrangeas are in...it's just beautiful.

On Crooked Creek said...

Sandi,
I adore your little chair! Your vignette is ethereal. So very calming to the spirit and soul. Thank you for this lovely post!
Fondly,
Pat

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