Painted hutch and milk glass

Painted hutch and milk glass

My painted hutch and milk glass collection

Lilacs,Lily of the valley, and milk glass..oh my!

Lilly of the valley

Lilly of the valley

Assorted Lilacs in milk glass vase.

Assorted Lilacs in milk glass vase.


My bedroom needed some fresh flowers and I decided to showcase them in my milk glass vase. They diffuse the most amazing scent that carries through the whole room, I wish they grew here all year but, unfortunately they don’t so I have to enjoy them while they last!

Forget me not

Here on Broome Street my forget-me-nots are in bloom and are as pretty as ever. They are a perfect shade of blue with a white inner ring and a yellow center, all that in such a tiny flower. When they are grown in bunches or mass clusters they really show case their beauty. I just love them. These self sow so I’m hoping I have more to enjoy next spring!

Forget me not

Forget me not


My  beautiful forget me not flowers

My beautiful forget me not flowers

Rummage sales are one of the joys of Springtime!

I came across a sign yesterday (Thursday)that said church rummage sale. The sale was for Friday and Saturday so I figured I’d check it out when I woke up this morning. If I would have waited until Saturday all the good stuff would have been picked over, there would have been no treasures left for me. That kind of reasoning made perfect sense to me so off I went at 9:00am on a hunt for things that make me happy!

Adorable pincushion!

Adorable pincushion!

Yellow ware bowl and an ironstone pitcher

Yellow ware bowl and an ironstone pitcher

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Old cast iron scale

Old cast iron scale

Lots of goodies!

Lots of goodies!

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Super large wooden clothes pin!

Super large wooden clothes pin!

Happy Easter everyone! I have a new “find” to show you.

Reluctantly, yesterday I was dragged to the mall by my son who remembered that days earlier I had promised to take him. I hoped he would forget but, of coursed he did not. Don’t get me wrong, I love to shop…I really love to shop. I do not like to shop on the weekend when you are shoulder to shoulder with people. I just don’t like crowds….I think that comes with age because it never bothered me before…just kind of crept up on me. Take me early on a Monday to the mall and I could shop for hours. Ok well here is where the story gets good. Since we were experiencing a spring like day (it was almost 50 degrees). I decided to take a more scenic route to the mall and found myself at a yard sale where I found a little gem of a lamp. This lamp was a upcycled silver plated teapot that someone turned into a light. I scored it for 5.00. I’m thinking of pairing it with a red and tan gingham shade or possibly a barn red punched tin shade I found on line. Now of course I’ve got it in my head that I can duplicated this idea. So I will be on the lookout the next time I go to a sale for something I can repurpose into a lamp. I’m really loving my new lamp!

My new teapot lamp!

My new teapot lamp!

French club fundraiser flea market finds!

Our local high school’s French club held a fundraising flea market and I wanted to share some of my finds with you! I was thrilled to find a white ironstone gravy boat, I think that white ironstone is going to be my next conquest in collections…I just love it! A small white with black transfer ware pitcher marked made in England found a home in my corner cabinet,a primitive hog scraper, a rusty primitive scale, a chippy paint metal food ricer, a teapot for my mother in law, 2 doilies,a cute prim doll sitting on a small wood chair with a birdhouse, and last but not least 2 blue mason jars! There were so many great tables set up and it drew such a nice big crowd. I hope they raised a lot of money!

White ironstone gravy boat

White ironstone gravy boat

White pitcher made in England

White pitcher made in England and a teapot for my mother in law!

Prim doll sitting in her chair

Prim doll sitting in her chair

Rusty kitchen scale...the more rustier the better

Rusty kitchen scale…the more rustier the better

Two mason jars behind the pink pig!

Two mason jars behind the pink pig!

Vintage chippy red paint food ricer

Vintage chippy red paint food ricer

2 Doilies

2 Doilies

My kitchen favorites

I had to put a picture up of some of my kitchen favorites.Image

Dry sink with cutting boards, wooden bowls, etc.....

Dry sink with cutting boards, wooden bowls, etc…..