Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Back to Work

If you are in the Arcadia FL area on New's Years Day and are needing an antiquing fix, please stop by the annual Maddy's Antiques New Year's Day Show where we are setting up for the first time. Our booth is located on the stage. Please see the info below for the specifics:

Maddy's Antiques New Year's Day Show
Arbor Banquet Hall
111 W. Oak St.
Arcadia FL 34266
Thurs. Jan. 1st, 2009
10am til 2pm
$2 admission
Rain or shine
Food available for purchase

Hope you will stop by the show! I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Happy and Safe New Year!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Spirit Of Christmas

Christmas decorating has always been a favorite thing of mine to do, and I am finding that it gets a little more simple each year. That is largely a by-product of having owned a shop where the decor had to be over the top, so decorating at home gradually took a back seat. Though I no longer have the shop to decorate, I am enjoying keeping things simple and stick to a mostly white palette. Bits of color can be found here and there in vintage mercury glass ornaments and aged red linen heart ornaments made by a crafter in Indiana that was a previous vendor for my shop. I am also loving the glittery pine cones I found this year at Target and the silver trees from French Nest. I hope you will sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy the tour and the lovely sounds of Christmas.

Merry Christmas To All!

Friday, December 5, 2008

French Nest

The first time I walked into the shop called French Nest, I thought I was back at the Marburger Farms show in Texas. This charming little slice of heaven is so reminiscent of some of my favorite booths there that it literally transported me back to the show. Thankfully this shop is local and I can haunt it at will. Owned by Marsha Stokes and Edwina Carlisle, it is a gorgeous mix of all that is vintage and romantic with a touch of rust and crust that I truly adore. I do hope you will drop by and say hello the next time you are in College Park and tell them Sweet Pea says hello. Enjoy the pics...

French Nest
2630 Edgewater Drive
Orlando FL (College Park) 32804

Marsha makes these sweet little crowns.

More crowns by Marsha.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Eye Candy

Tomorrow I will be visiting French Nest and taking lots of pics to post here on my blog. I hope you will check back! I'll also be posting soon about Christmas decorating at the Pea house~~that is if it ever gets done! Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Be Thankful

I want to wish each and all of you a very happy Thanksgiving day tomorrow. Be safe if you are traveling and take time to remember all that you have to be thankful for. Enjoy your loved ones and the chance to spend time with them.

Please be sure and check back next week as I will be posting about a fabulous little shop called French Nest! You will be enchanted! Until then, be safe and try not to eat too much~~haha!!

Thanksgiving Blessings To All,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Random Acts Of Decorating

So at the request of some of my readers, I am trying to blog more often. What do I love to see when I check my favs? Lots of pics! So sparing the witty text, here are some of my favorite little vignettes around my home. I hope you enjoy them...

The living room.

A fab old apothocary bottle found in Indiana.

Built in bookcase full (and I do mean full) of my favorite things.

The other half of the bookcase. I am such a "stuff" person...

Fab old frame with vintage sign letters spelling what else? JUNK

A tart tin with old typewriter keys.

Another fab frame filled with French papers from Corey Amaro and above a piece from Linda at Willow Nest Farm in Texas.

Old wisk brooms under a dome.

Mercury glass! Nothing more needs to be said...

Part of my nest collection in a wardian case.

Wardian case that houses some of my nests.

Another nest resting on a stack of ironstone platters. Behind is a fab mirror I got from TOT.

Old pitcher filled with tallow berries under a cloche.

Old glass battery jar filled with mercury glass ornaments.

The vignette inside a fab metal display case I bought from Donnie at Round Top. The pic is me...

The wonderful metal cabinet I got from TOT with the display case, a killer clock face and don't you love the birch sleeve from Pottery Barn?

Old wire market basket full of clock faces.

The hall bath and my collection of old medicine cabinets.

Baby dress form and my rosary bead necklaces.

Old signage in the guest bedroom.

My baby bed springs with my junk assemblage.

Cool huh?

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