Monday, January 23, 2012

~Primitive Valentine Pin Cushions~

Hello friends nice to see you all once again. With Valentines approaching once again. We decided to bring a some hearts. This French wire heart was once used to hold sales receipts I believe. I luv the way the wire has been braided and made into the shape of a heart. I wonder if it was hand made.

This heart shaped pincushion looks like it was once part of a crazy quilt. But this is how I found it when I rescued it from the thrift store.And here is a collection of primitive pin cushions made long ago. To help women with there sewing need by holding sharp needles. This one is dated 1907 and has glass beads.

I am very happy you all stopped by today. Until next time we wish you a beautiful week................Tallulah Tonight I will be linking up to ~COLORADO LADY ~ ~ VINTAGE INSPIRATION FRIDAY~ ~ FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE~

Monday, January 16, 2012

~ Wintiers Whites Creams & Silvers ~

We are finally getting some rain for our garden here in So Cal. this morning and expecting some more this weekend which I am so happy about. Since I can't play in the garden today. I decided to share some antique perfume bottles and a couple of our wonderful little bust this morning.A couple of the bottles have some silver overlay and look as if they could use a bit of polishing. But I enjoy the patina of aged silver. Maybe a little rub here and there to bring out a little shine. Lol

The silver overlay bottles are made in France and are from the late 19Th century and the other two smaller ones are English.

I also included these bust from the Victorian period since they had some creams and white for winter. The larger one of the two was hand carved and from Italy. In the front of the bust there is a encryption that reads " Beatrice" and the smaller one is a French lady wearing hear beautiful hat. Oh how I look forward to seeing some of our roses blooming once again. I see some new growth on the ones we had pruned earlier this month already.

Thank You all for visiting us today Tallulah and I enjoy your company and comments, hope to see you at the local flea markets here in Calif. Have a beautiful day friends.............Today, Tallulah will be linking up to A STROLL THROUGH LIFE


Sunday, January 8, 2012

~ January Whites In The Garden ~

Happy Monday friends it's been a pretty nice Winter so far but we have not been getting much rain. So now I must water by hand which can be a little work but fun. That way I visit every plant to see how they are doing. This is Tallulah relaxing in the garden on a January late afternoon just as the sunset begins to set on the hill behind our home.

Well the only things that might resemble snow for us are the white painted antique garden furniture, and of course Tallulah and her sister Missy. Missy was to shy to have her picture taken today. lol

Most of theses garden treasures pictured here on this post today. Were found at various flea markets and shops for really good prices. Sometimes when a treasure is to heavy and the dealer doesn't want to load it up to their truck or van and drag it back home. That is the best time to ask for a better price. And this will most likely work in your favor. Lol

The painted whites on the cast iron and cement statuary seem to work well with the different shades of green in the garden.

This urn below has some Spanish moss that has survived the cold weather so far. I guess it is safe from the frost since the branches of the trees shield it from the frost.

This little girl who watches over the Venetian garden in the other side of the back garden is waiting patiently for the blooms of Spring to awaken so she can enjoy the aroma of the roses and cat mint. Thank You so much for stopping by today and would like to wish you a blessed and beautiful week ahead...........Tallulah Today I will be linking up to ~ Common Ground ~ and also for ~ French Country Cottage ~ and last but least ~ Show And Tell Friday~