A Room “Less Traveled” – A Special Visit – A Halloween Cutie

When I had company of blogging friends and their hubbies . . .

~ ~ well, let me re-word that “FRIENDS” . . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ let’s leave the “blogging” out . . . as they are great “FRIENDS”

One of them asked me why I do not blog much about this room.

Don’t know why, maybe because it is hard to photograph . . . .


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Eloquence has to be one of my favorite showrooms at the High Point Market.

Their Fall showroom/collection is exquisite . . .

~ ~ the name of “Eloquence” says it all.


If I had my choice and I would empty my bedroom . . . and replace all the furnishings . . .

~ ~ with these exquisite pieces.

So follow along and you will see what I mean!!

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Fall Tablescapes and Vignettes

Happy Monday ! ! !

It is such a beautiful Fall day here today.

So in celebration of Fall . . . I thought I would do a bit of a throwback today . . .

~ ~ of a Fall tablescapes and vignettes.

Thanksgiving 2013

Began the creation of the tablescape with a glen plaid table runner. . .

~ ~ that was a French Laundry purchase at the Country Living Fair last year.

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The Enchanted Collection of MacKenzie-Childs

While strolling through the High Point Market showrooms I shrieked when I saw this showroom !!!

It was the MacKenzie-Childs showroom . . . oh happy day!

I strolled through and asked the very lovely ladies who were the representatives . . .

~ ~ if it was fine that I took pictures (as some vendors do not allow photographs).

They so graciously obliged and I snapped away!!!


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High Point Fall Market 2014 – The Bramble Company

I look so forward to the High Point Market each Spring and Fall . . .

~ ~ and the 2014 Fall Market did not disappoint.

Kim, Kristen and I attended the Market together.

It is always exciting to see the beautiful trends. . .

~ ~ of the furniture manufacturers and home decor companies.


The first showroom we visited was The Bramble Company . . .

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Adding Architectural Elements to the Dining Room

I had a space on each side of the bay window area in my dining room that needed “attention”.

~ ~ wanting something different to hang in that space.

The narrow space logically would lend to hanging decorative plates.

However, there are many plates in my hutch and hanging more would just be too much.

Me, being me, wanted something different . . . something “architectural”.


Then these came into my life . . . delivered to my front door from the State of Virginia.

The perfect solution . . . and as you will see . . . the perfect height!


The colors in the many layers of paint were perfect.

Thanks to hubby for taking time out of his busy schedule to sand them for me!. . . .

~ ~ and hang them too!



You will notice the reflections of light on the wall from my Swarovski crystals in the window.

Note to self: Take the crystals down when photographing! :)



I am so very happy with the new look in the room.

I am such a fan of adding architectural elements to enhance a space . . .

~ ~ whether it be new construction or vintage pieces such as these shutters.


As I gaze at the shutters . . . I think . . . hmmm . . . should I place something on the shutters?

I think my hubby was reading my mind as I stared at them . . .

~ ~ he gave me that look with a smile . . . I think that smile said . . Leave them alone!!!

Would you?….

Have a great day . . . I am off to the High Point Market with Kim.

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

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An Antique Find for the Laundry Room

Well, it is not actually a “vintage laundry” find . . .

~ ~ however, it is something that I wanted to place in the laundry room . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ to showcase my “vintage laundry” items.


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A Vintage Stool

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Liberty Antiques Festival in Liberty, NC.

The same festival of which Kim and Mary Alice (along with their hubbies) attended too . . .

~ ~ and happy that they were my house guests.

While making the final rounds of the antique festival . . .

~ ~ Mary Alice asked what I was searching for.

I remarked that I would love a small chippy stool.

She then remembered one that was a few rows back . . .

~ ~ I did see that one, but it did not have a tag on it.

Mary Alice asked what my bottom price was for the stool . . . then she quickly marched off.


She came back with the stool !! . . .

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How to Create a Pretty Phone Charging Station

I have always liked to use things for other than its “intended purpose”.

At one of the estate sales recently, I was able to get this pretty soup tureen for $5.00.

I do not believe it is old . . . and cannot make out the “made in impression” on the bottom.

Looks like “France” but cannot be certain.

When I did some re-arranging of items in the kitchen . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ I had an epiphany!…..Love epiphanies!


An epiphany on “how to create a phone charging station”.

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A Vintage Tea Cart – Good things come to those who wait.

Once upon a time. . .

~ ~ ~ ~ when we were young and trying to fill our first home with furnishings . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ the budget was low . . . very low.

We saved and saved to buy an Ethan Allen breakfast table.

Finally, got the $225 together for a table and 4 chairs.

Back then it felt like $2,025.00.

I had my eye on one more piece to complete the area . . .

~ ~ but it was out of the question . . . out of the budget. I never forgot that piece.

Until a couple weekends ago . . . when I went to an estate sale.

And what did I see????…..


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