Friday, January 29, 2010

show and tell friday!!

I'm joining in the fun over at My Romantic Home, "Show and Tell Friday"!!

What I'm sharing this Friday are these beautiful blue dishes I found at Goodwill! I was making my usual rounds and came across these beauties sitting on the shelf.  They were marked only $2.50 each. At first I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but I knew I had to purchase them.  They were way too nice to pass up!

A closer look at them, I realized just how nice they really are.  Ironstone  England... yup they were mine! 
Then I had the brilliant idea to change out the plates (well, the Christmas plates I still had up) on the hutch.  

With the blue English plates I added jars of vintage buttons and other pieces in ivory and creams. One of my other favorite things on the hutch is the Dorothy figure from Jim Shore. 
(My brother gave it to me last Christmas and he stood in line for hours to get it signed by Jim! I just love his pieces!)
Thanks for joining my in show in tell friday! Off to see the other great blogs on the list!

I have blogged a lot about my hutch over the seasons.  Two years ago I shared the story about this hutch at another post party at Cindy's called Favorite Things. Check out the story here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

book wreath

The holiday rush is finally over, and now I get to be little more crafty.  There are some projects I've been wanting to try out and create them myself.

The first project I tried out for myself was the book wreath. I have seen it on blogs and wanted to put my own spin on it.

I love the ruffle look of the pages.  I used a French Literature book from the 1950's.  The pages are a yummy coffee color. Perfect vintage.

I have it hanging above my stairs heading to my family room.  I am just loving it right now!!