Thursday, February 19, 2009

What a crappy day...but...

Little bits of spring are peeking through the halls of Sisters' Garden...as this cute lil' patio set is dotted with bright yellow watering cans and vintage tablecloth. Bee skeps and iron trees are waiting the warm weather to be free in the garden again.

It was a cold...did I say COLD...day today at the stores. Barb and Elaine and I were there again like troopers ready to rearrange and pull in more of the new stuff and to fluff and sweep, cause we know cabin fever is out there in full force.
This new cupboard top just arrived, it's a thin piece, probably used in a barn or shop to hold tools. Made of old pine, it's a perfect porch piece to hold garden stuff, you know...the stuff we put away eons ago, to be replaced by ice scrapers and mittens...ewwww, let's not go there...OK!

I love this cute lil' pine wash stand with porcelain knobs, totally stripped, it is such a cute accent piece and looked wonderful in my house...sigh...but the beautiful old vase on top is just gorgeous, but has a chip on it's rim...it has a mere $6.00 price tag on it...was such a temptation, even with the flaw, it was beautiful! And how cool to set the long vintage mirror on end to add height to the setting...clever girls...


Love this fancy little vanity, with unusual mirror style, topped with the cutest pink ring fingers and a pair of matching gold desk lamps, totally rewired, very cute.
For those of you who've never been to Sisters', the house has the best creaky ol' floor, some areas flux as you traverse, the walls are faded and plaster shows through here and there, ambiance to the max, but new features have been added too, like the front garden room and the bay windows. But they all work so well with the overall look, you'd think they were original to the house...we'll never tell...oops, did I just tell...?


Then this VERY HEAVY buffet, what a beauty with sweet little floral motif on its' middle drawer and the beautiful nymph lamp, also very heavy, is a new addition, topped with a new hand-sewn shade, really gives it a look of elegance. Orange is a popular color this year and new orange candles top the look, as does the vintage purse and shell lamps.
So come on, brave the cold air, we know Spring is just around the corner and a new piece is just what you need for a fix to the last days of Winter...and none too soon!

13 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I'm just feeling very whiny this morning because you, Sisters, Iowa....you're all so far away. Sigh.
*slurps coffee and pouts*

Rosebud Collection said...

What great things..Would you believe as I write to you, the guy is plowing my driveway? Oh my, will it ever warm up here..

trash talk said...

That's the kind of dressing table I think everyone woman should have in her boudoir. Just out of curiousity, how much is the florist stand with holders? Debbie

Utah Grammie said...

Great stuff- I love stuff - maybe it's a good thing I'm not close - I could really do some damage - to my wallet -there :-)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love that old pump. I'm searching for one to sit in the garden where a hand pump used to be (removed long ago). Nice stuff.
Marnie

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Sharon, it all looks great. Wish I could get in my truck and be there within hours to go shopping!!

time-worn interiors said...

I'll be there soon! Can't wait!
Theresa

sherry said...

I love those sweetheart wire chairs, and I too am doing a dance to help spring arrive,

willow said...

Wow. More great goodies. Wish I could pop over. Loved Charmaine's little post on you!! :)

mcmillan said...

Spacify has a huge variety of desk lamps for really good prices.

Jeanne said...

Those things are gorgeous! I have a washstand that looks exactly like the one you have pictured. I found it in the basement of my house in St. Paul, it had been painted with dayglo orange enamel. A neighbor strips furniture as a hobby, and after he finished with, the insets proved to be birdseye maple. It has a marble top and I just love it. P.S. How's my lamp coming along?

Phyllis said...

Hi,

I just found you through Main Stree Memories and am so glad for it. I love your first two posts and profile. I haven't read further but am loving it so far!

Greyscale Territory said...

Adore the ambiance of all these pieces! Love your gyspy world!