Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Finding A Home Around The House

A few more of my favorite things are finding homes around the house.
During the big purge I'm only keeping things that I dearly, dearly love.
With a less cluttered look in mind, I got rid of all my butter pats!
Yes, I did!
Wow! It feels so good.

This vignette is inspired by this lovely Ma Premiere Commonion that I got from my dear friend in France.
It's dated June 1885 and has the most wonderful staining!
The berries are from my dear friend in Texas.

It seems like the French make things so lovely!
I love any kind of French document.

These pictures are so dark, it's been raining a cloudy, not good weather for picture taking!
I added a new piece of salvage over my windows in the living room.
I love this piece, it fits the windows perfectly.

I'm linking up with Faded Charms White Wednesday.

Don't forget:
The Vintage Market Place Show
Feb. 2-4, 2012


Sue said...

That is really a "killer" architectural piece over your window! I absolutely LOVE it. I have a spot spot for architectural elements! I've been thinning my house out too, but not the architectural stuff. I took to the store a huge old yellow and red cupboard that was filled with yelloware! Yep, and I'm selling the yelloware. Just thought it was time for it to go!!

Take care, Sue

oldgreymare said...

uh uh uh uh uh..I am speechless over that pediment..and making me speechless is nearly impossible!

Happy Gobblers girlfriend!

and I have never seen tallows growing on their long stems before. LOVE THEM! WANT THEM :(

Anonymous said...

Okay if you come home someday and find your KILLER architectural piece missing don't come to my house because I wouldn't take it. :) *SIGH*...drop dead gorgeous it is!!!!

Alice said...

I love the Ma Premiere Commonion. Such a beautiful piece. And that salvage piece over your windows is just stunning! Is it wood or tin?

Mitzi said...

Theresa, I love your calming and sophisticated color scheme! It looks fabulous with your vintage treasures.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Theresa....I always, ALWAYS love your taste girl!!! Your chosen items are gorgeous and the way you display them together is just so beautiful ~ Wishing you a wonderful thanksgiving sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better than the print and the 3 Fates (Or is it the Graces? Or just women?) you show us the archi piece. Wowsers! Beautiful!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I'm trying to purge...but it is hard for me.
Your butter pat collection was awesome and kudos to you for being able to part with it! That window treatment is fabulous! :)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You and I must be on the same page. I boxed 1/2 of my butter pats to take to City Wide this weekend and have been clearing out a lot of stuff too. Happy Thanksgiving friend and I do believe I recognize those berries :)

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful picture from France! They do know how to make things pretty! The salvage piece works just perfect over the window. Very nice!

Amish Stories said...

I'm just stopping by new blogs and thought id leave a comment. Id like to wish you and your readers a very Happy Thanksgiving and the memories that go along with it. Richard from Amish Stories.

Robin said...

LOVE the piece over your window!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Theresa, I am in love with the architectural piece..fabulous!

LizlovesVintage said...

I agree! Long live the French. I would love to go to Paris one day. That is the next trip I would like to take. What great finds.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family.
xxx Liz

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Wow! You let go of the butter pats? Letting go of things does feel good! Glad you are enjoying the process and truly enjoying the things that mean the most to you. Authentic style at its finest!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Wow..Beautiful piece over the window..Breath Taking...!!
Doesn't it feel good when ya finally get to the point that you feel it's time to do some down sizing..I've found since my down size I didn't need all those things and I can actually enjoy the things I really love... You room look awesome..

Happy Thanksgiving


House Things said...

Oh my, I'm loving that wall color. And that french communion print...awesome!!

Ticking and Toile said...

Love your style!! Everything looks so lovely :)


Miss Gracie's House said...

I have so enjoyed my visit and getting caught up...you have made such wonderful progress both in your home and at the shop...pure loveliness! But I can't believe you got rid of ALL of your butter pats...you are a better woman than I am:)...
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm off to

Donna said...

I am loving the paired down look! It really makes the things you do adore to really stand out! so elegant!
The pediment piece is so gorgeous and perfect for the room!(Love, love, love the walls!)
Have a blessed Thanksgiving
hugs from here

jacklynn4 said...

Where did you get the statue of the 3 ladies? I LOVE it...Of course your home is stunning. I still want you to come decorate my house. Please? Please? Please??????

A Wild Thing said...

LOVE the minimalist look and the gray walls...that window piece is perfect...you sure can cook sista!!!


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I agree with you that the French make things so beautiful. They seem to make everything romantic too;) Love your new piece over your window. It is simply wonderful. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving, Theresa.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Gail said...

oooh I just love that French document ! your vignettes look so lovely !
Gail x

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving the color of your walls!
The old architectural piece is perfect over the windows!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, your vignette is breathtaking! I love love the print!, and all together it is like a work of art. Great salvage pieces over the windows too!


Kimberly Jones said...

I still have my butter pats! But maybe not for long! I too am in the midst of a cleaning-out frenzy, and it feels so good to get rid of stuff! Your room looks so serene and lovely. I love the french flair that you add to all you do, and your new shop is stunning by the way! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

Rebecca said...

I hope this finds you well... I can't believe you got rid of all the butter pats!!! I absolutely love the architecture over the windows. Your vignettes always look so lovely, that French document is awesome... some day I will have to make the trip down and look at all your lovelies.
And of course to see you :)
Blessings to you tomorrow, I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving

Carole said...

You are so good at editing. I need to work on that. With all this merchandise in the store I want less when I go home.
Love the French print! and that pediment...be still my heart.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Love the french document and your vignette is beautiful! TFS.
XO Marie

Theresa said...

I would love to poke around your beautiful home,that french picture/document is really truly amazing! and then there is that incredible piece above your window... gaaaaaa! I just love that! if I were ever at your place you might have to hire a look out for yourself! I just love it all! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! t.xoxoxooxo

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Tot, What a lovely French vignette!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
~ Julie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Stunning!!! I LOVE that piece over the windows! Just blows me away!!

Lou Cinda

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