Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Writers Freeze

I am having trouble thinking about anything to post.....no Table Top Tuesday post for me.

I had a busy weekend, cousin Fred came to visit and went all over St. Louis

Fred liked those Cajun Peanuts!

My, such huge carrots!

Then ate lunch at Schlafly's Tap Room, then on to visit Mr. Sentimental at his business

3rd generation business

Sweet, loving Shadow was there to meet us.

A man and his dog......sssshhhhh don't tell Heidi!

That night, steaks on the grill and chocolate cake to celebrate my brothers birthday.

The next morning found the groundhog leisurely eating our tomato's off the vine in the back yard!!

The next day, beautiful Bush Stadium to see the Cards win!

Brother in law Mike, Bob and Fred

Checked out the view from the new bar on top of the Ballpark Hilton

Then on to McGurks' in Soulard for dinner

You see......Fred eats alot of meals at 1515 my Grandparents house. So now we are sitting in Bob's Grandparents backyard and where his Dad was born. It is now a restaurant!

It was a wonderful, fun weekend.

See you Thursday for VTT
something from this post will be highlighted!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Where Has The Time Gone

Next weekend is Labor Day?

Seems I should still be out buying plants for the yard.

My mind is already moving ahead, thinking about cousins weekend for my birthday in October.

Then open houses for Christmas! yikes!

Christmas is just 4 months away......put it in perspective

4 months ago I was planting my garden

So here is some pink to contemplate

Besides, I am having a mental block and could not think of anything pink to post.
I think this was plenty pink!

Have a great Saturday

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vintage Silver

Last weekend I went back to my cousins new shop Forest Road and look what I found
for only $10.

Not in the best shape, but I love the patina of this one and I don't plan on polishing it..OH MY!

Look closer, a H for my last name! Surprised my cousin did not keep it her last name starts with a H?

See the true character of the piece

For now it will hold some candles and sit on top of my bookcase. Now let me go pick some flowers to put in my little pitcher I like to use in the fall.

Happy VTT

Also joining Thrifty Things Friday

Monday, August 22, 2011

Trying to Capture Summer

Do you think if I put Summer under glass it will stay?

Do you think the look on his face is because I just caught them?
I found this great cloche at my cousins new shop Forest Road.

So I am using it to try and capture summer

I love mixing vintage with new

I was so happy to find these old butterfly dishes last year.
Stamped France 1899
The fan is a present from my cousins, they bought it at an auction because the advertisement on the back is from my hometown. It reminds me of my brother and I and summer.

Detail of the cloche

Beautiful butterfly

I hope your able to capture the last bit of summer.........

Joining Marty for TTT

Would you buy this?

With us on the threshold of Fall, I love to find pieces to use at certain times of the year.
I love transfer ware and I am in awe of so many of you that have great collections.
However this purchase is partial because I love the transfer ware that Jacqueline posts on

I thought this was so pretty for $5 even though the poor handle is broken in a hundred pieces!
I can see it with flowers in it for a fall vignette.

So tell me, would you of bought it ....broken handle and all??

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Find for Pink Saturday

Out antiquing I found a great addition to Pink Saturday!

A great metal trash can. I just always love the graphics.

It is going in the Pink bathroom at 1515

Well, how does it look in the Pink bathroom?

If you don't think Pink makes a difference, here is the bathroom when I bought 1515

Yes Pink does make a difference!