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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy White Wednesday!

A day early, of course!
One of my favorite days of the week is White Wednesday, over at Faded Charm, a day when everyone shares all of their lovely whites!

I've shown you my little curio cabinet before.  I found it several years ago at a church rummage sale, for free!  It was in a very sad state, no wonder no one wanted to take the poor thing home!  She had the most ugly dark brown stain on her, and was very sad looking!  I had originally painted her green, but I think my favorite look is this nice creamy Heirloom White!  So let's take a peek at a few of my treasures inside!
Not sure what you call this vintage cutie!  It's a salt and pepper shaker, and little jam pot.  Here is a closer look.  I just love the darling little jam pot (though I am sure you could store sugar in it, too)!

Look at the cute little spoon! So sweet!
Below is a little vintage book that belonged to my Grandma.  I just love old books!  I got the cute little angel playing a harp at a craft show many years ago.
Cute little vintage hobnail glass cruet.

Here's a close up of the little angel.  Isn't she precious?
Vintage Nippon tea cup.
Vintage inspired card in an old flower frog.
I love moss!  I placed some in these little white votive cups.
Here's one more look!  Thanks so much for joining me today!  Be sure to visit Kathleen at Faded Charm for wonderful White Wednesday!


Tete said...

I can't believe no one wanted to take this little shelf home! So glad you got it and the price is so right. I could so see it on a little desk, too, with all the cubbies to hold all the little things we use when we are working or blogging.
I think I am going to see about bringing some moss into my little sitting areas. I can't so live plants because the cats eat them, but maybe I could do this in the winter time to add some green.
You always have great ideas!
Hugs and Happy WW early!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks great Donna! You gave her a new life!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dear Donna!!!


mizdarlin said...

Love the moss in the votive cups..apparently I have a moss fetish..and your curio cabinet and the glazed S&P/jampot combo are all great finds..

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, the picture in the frog is cute as pie!!! Love it!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Donna, Nice job on your little shelf. There are a lot of those dark, old ones out there..and yours looks so nice painted white. I think that little salt and pepper set was what my mother called Opalesence ware...Now I am thinking it might be Lusterware? I'm surprised Tete didn't jump on that question as she is an encyclopedia of knowledge about vintage stuff.

Love your little angel too...but I am missing your angelic picture on the sidebar...where did ya go? Hugs- Diana

Rebecca said...

What a great shelf-glad you saw the potential-wonderful display piece!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, you did a great job--it looks fantastic!!! And I love the moss on top--it looks beautiful! (I agree--I love the Heirloom White...it gorgeous in that color!)

Linda said...

This is such a lovely, romantic vignette~ I love everything you've placed here...charming!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

That Shelf is so Sweet ~ What a Find.... Love all the little vignette items~ Thanks for Sharing

vintagesusie & wings said...

I just found your lovely blog & look forward to following along with you through lifes many adventures!

Ann Nichols said...

These are just beautiful photos... I love the angel. It almost looks like a Hummel.
I see you like Nora Roberts books... Me too! I heard her speak a few years earlier... she gives talks as perfectly as she writes!
Thanks for visiting my history blog - please come back soon!

Biljana said...

Wow! Looks great, so beautiful:))
Hugs, Biljana