Thursday, March 17, 2011

Doggie Salt and Pepper Shakers

My friend Maggie gave these to me for my birthday.  Aren't they sweet?  I collect vintage salt and pepper shakers - my favorite are doggies!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Great Aunt's Chair

 My mom is downsizing and no longer has room for this chair.  It once belonged to my great-grandmother, then her daughter, my great-aunt had it, then my mom.  It's got beautiful carved wood arms and legs on it.  According to my mom, it came from the Netcher family who my great-grandmother worked for back in the early 1900's as a maid and cook.  They owned the Boston Store when it was in Chicago.  They would give my great-grandmother their old things when they bought themselves new stuff!

 I found this at the local Salvation Army store...I fell in love with it!  I don't have much room in my house but I moved stuff around to find a spot for it.  Now it's "home."

 I found these curtain panels while out antiquing.  They had the whole set but I just bought a couple panels to add to my dining room. These pictures don't really do them justice - the colors are so vibrant. 

And lastly, this pillow is from Salvation Army, too.  I think it looks like a "grannie pillow"  and so homey looking.  Plus it's cheery and spring-like!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cottagey Shutters

 I found these shutters in the alley the other day.  At first, I passed them by.  I thought, "What would I do with those?" But they stayed on my mind.  Do you ever have that happen?  So I walked around my house, wondering what I'd do with them  Then I spotted where I could put them.  I also knew my husband would think I'm nuts.  I don't think he's even noticed them yet.  Ha! Ha!

 They needed a little cleaning and I added some wreaths,  I might dress them up more with vintage hankies or cute cloth napkins.

                                                 I like them!   They are keepers!

And lastly, Dover.  What a hard dog life, don't you think?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I'm getting Spring Fever...wanting to put up colors, flowers, spring stuff!  I ordered these from Kmart from their Country Living line.  Kind of cute on my dining room table!