HAPPY AUTUMN FRIENDS! Outside the leaves are starting to change color and fall from the trees (even though the days have remained quite warm here) and inside I have added little touches of autumn around the house.
This year I am decorating with little white pumpkins and wheat, mixed with lots of ironstone and antique linens. The ironstone bowl seen here is a new piece that I picked up for $6 at the Springfield Extravaganza...it was my first purchase of the show. I actually bought it Thursday night while we were setting up, I spotted it as I was running to the restroom! I always always have my eyes out cause you just never know!
We are making huge progress on the dining room and I should be able to show you the whole room soon! I just love the way it all turned out, especially the new windows and the floors.
I picked up the most beautiful antique wooden bowl at the Brooklyn Flea this past summer. If you are ever in the Fort Greene area in Brooklyn I highly recommend going to that flea market. It is pretty small compared to most that I go to but I always find great items there. There is quite an assortment of different types of things and the prices are really pretty reasonable. You will be sure to find really unique ephemera and maps and there are many vendors that specialize in antique French nightgowns.
I found a treasure trove of antique linens at the Springfield show...more about those in a coming post!
I have been unpacking my dishes that I had boxed up while we worked on the dining room and that of course lead to some rearranging. Thought it was time some of my white ironstone pitchers all got together.
Neal bought me this antique primitive stool while we were at the beach in North Carolina this past summer. We just love it there and our thoughts go out to all of you affected by Hurricane Matthew. Who knows maybe my lost diamond will wash up somewhere.
I have been spending my days sanding and painting the front of the house, I want to get it all done before the weather turns cold. I am soooo happy with the way it is all coming together and can't wait to share it all! After I get it all finished I am going to get back to my sewing machine though because I know many of you are waiting patiently for more of the linen and ticking pillows! Until next friends!