Dundee Marmalade Jar Vignette and an Ironstone Scalloped Bowl

Hope you all are making wonderful plans for the upcoming holiday weekend.

My hubby has a tournament and we have friends staying the weekend with us . . .

~ ~ so looking forward to a very busy and fun weekend.

Today, I wanted to show you something that I found while traveling with my hubby . . .

~ ~ in Huntington, West Virginia.

Huntington, a great town . . . that many of you have come to know, from the movie . . .

~ ~ “We Are Marshall” . . . if you have not seen this, it is a must to see with a box of Kleenex.

Ironstone Scalloped Bowl

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Great Antiquing Finds {Ironstone Vignette}

Well, we did it again . . .

~ ~ as I said previously, I am going to name our antiquing adventures . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ or create a handbook, “How to Find Great Antiques if You Love to Drive”

Yes, the driving guide, as the prerequisite is that you have to love to travel 2 hours or more. :)

On this day, Mary Alice and I set out to Carlisle, PA and visited a few shops there.

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

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A Rusty, Crusty Schwinn

Last week while I was traveling with my hubby . . .

~ ~ I had the great opportunity to go antique shopping with Mary Alice.

It is always an adventure . . . do we shop local? . . . . Oh no, it is much more fun to travel.

~ ~ This time . . . we traveled to Hagerstown, Maryland one day . . and Carlisle, Penn. the next.

We need to start naming our adventures. . . . “Antiques Will Travel” . . .

~ ~ or, sing, “Ain’t no antique shop far enough to keep us from getting to you – - ooo”

Vintage Schwinn Bicycle

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How I Created Fall Inspired Indoor and Outdoor Decor

I am in a “Fallsum” (In between Summer and Fall) state of mind.

Looking back on my Fall creations both indoors and outdoors.

From my table vignettes:

Fall Table Vignette

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Summer/Fall Fruit and Sunflower Table Centerpiece

Summer is going by so quickly . . . many students have already returned to school . . .

~ ~ and Labor Day is just around the corner.

Lately, I have been in a “sunflower state of mind” . . .

~ ~ a flower that I feel can be used for summer and fall.

Sunflower Centerpiece

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The Lovely “Spring” and “Autumn”

When I first started following The 2 Seasons. . .

~ ~ the beautiful mother/daughter team referred to themselves as “Spring” and “Autumn” . . .

Then they decided to use their real names, Jordan (Spring) and Janette (Autumn).

I love their wonderful blog. . .

~ ~ they share their great DIY projects, world-wide travels, recipes and home decor projects.

The 2 Seasons

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Lavender Love

A few weeks ago, I presented my great ironstone finds.

I found four salad plates and bowls and later discovered that they matched a tureen I found . . .

~ ~ at another antique shop!

I placed these plates and bowls in an antique tool caddy . . .

~ ~ then placed that caddy on the dining room table.

Antique Tool Caddy Centerpiece

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Sunflower Inspired Decor

The other day, I was “on the hunt” for a new pillow for the great room.

I really did not have anything in mind . . . other than it had to coordinate with a gold throw.

Sunflower Decor

The pillow is crewel work of a pretty gold and brown flower . . .

~ ~ it reminded me of the colors of sunflowers.

Sunflower Decor

Found the throw at HomeGoods too . . it has a “furry” texture on one side . . .

~ ~ and a velvet texture on the other side.

Sunflower Decor

After I left HomeGoods, I went directly to Trader Joe’s to purchase some sunflowers.

I grabbed my red transferware pitcher that I purchased on my France trip and arranged the flowers.

Sunflower Decor

Sunflower Decor

My newly purchased ironstone tureen (my Pennsylvania deal) holds red apples for added color to the table.

Sunflower Decor

I changed out the garden stool that stood beside the chair and added the French Wine Picnic Basket . . .

~ ~ another find from France.

Sunflower Decor

Sunflower Decor

Funny how a item such as this pillow can inspire you to change things about . . .

~ ~ to keep the room fresh and interesting. Pretty changes . . . a good thing.

Have a wonderful day filled with inspiration!

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A Vintage Thomasville Desk Makeover

Do you ever yell, “S T O P” , while driving with your hubby . . .

~ ~ when you see an antique shop or a “sale along the road” ?

I do, and I must curb my enthusiasm, as I many times cause him to panic.

While driving through some back roads in Virginia . . .

~ ~ we came across an antique shop and an outdoor sale in front of the shop.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

I thought I had taken a picture of this desk when we unloaded it a while back . . .

~ ~ but apparently I did not . . . so “bad blogger protocol” set in with no “before picture”

The drawer fronts are veneer and had some wear on them . . .

~ ~ the top was actually fine, if it were sanded and re-stained.

So I thought with this “paint configuration” I would go with the painted top and drawers.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

When we got this desk home, I discovered that it was made by Thomasville Chair Company . . .

~ ~ later, Thomasville Furniture Company – Thomasville, North Carolina.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

The desk had wood casters that were in perfect condition.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

Vintage Thomasville Desk

I love the detail of this desk, especially the fluting and shape of the legs.

I guess I could have painted the entire desk, but loved the beauty of the stained wood.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

It rained most of the day . . . and while there was a break in the rain . . .

~ ~ we quickly brought the desk out to the driveway to take pictures before it went off to the booth.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

Vintage Thomasville Desk

I can also see this being a pretty vanity with a mirror hung above it.

I am hoping this desk will be going to a great home, as it deserves lots of love!

Have a great day . . . as it is a wonderful day . . . because it is the day my sister was born!

Happy Birthday Betty Ann!!!! . . . Love you sis!

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Southern Living 2014 Idea House Tour, It’s a Wrap

So on the the final part of the Southern Living House Tour . . .

~ ~ we will move on to the bedrooms and other details of the home. . .

~ ~ ~ ~ and the beauty of Palmetto Bluff.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

When you enter the Master Suite . . . you immediately feel a sense of calm.

The metal canopy bed is by Ballard Designs.

Duvet from Dillards . . . drapery fabric is Suzanne Kasler Signature Linen Blanc by Ballard.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Love this sitting area in the room . . . There are doors in the room that lead out to the patio.

~ ~ Chair and lamp by Huff Huffington

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Love the starburst mirror over the bed . . there was no resource listing for it . . .

~ ~ however, it can very well be from Ballards.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Beautiful free standing tub by Kohler.

~ ~ Note to self: in your next house, all tubs will be free standing . . . no more garden tubs!

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

The vanity configuration was of the separate his and hers vanity . . .

~ ~ oh, that’s me in the mirror!

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

These sliding “barn doors” lend to no interference of doors swinging either into the closet or into the hall. .

~ ~ and they look great!

When you come up the stairs to the other bedrooms . . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

There is a great sitting area that overlooks the rooms below . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

~ ~ where this is your view . . . I love those double chandys!!! (Percival Chandeliers by Circa Lighting)

Now we enter one of the guest rooms . . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

You get that same serene and calm feeling when you enter the room . . .

However, I have to tell you what I loved best . . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

The gorgeous view!!!

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

I was rearranging the furniture in my head again…trying to envision a way to sit and enjoy that view!

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Even the guest bathroom had a beautiful view!

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

I did love the beautiful subway tile they used throughout the house . . .

~ ~ and made note of the beautiful floor tile for the “future”…

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

I can tell you now that this is my favorite bedroom in the house…

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

I love the coziness of the sofa in the alcove . . . however, I wondered how the desk would look there…

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

When at a desk, I like a view . . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Girls Bathroom . . . vanity

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

On one end of the bathroom is the closet . . . hmmm, we were not too crazy about this closet.

At first we thought it was the linen closet, but it was actually the clothes closet for the girl’s bedroom.

Southern Living 2014

Enter the boys’ room . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

I love that they painted the window frames black…such a great statement to the room.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Love the chair and note the great interior door…the woodwork in this house was really nice…

~ ~ we were admiring lots of planked walls in the house. It was hard taking a pic of them.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

The bathroom . . . that is very similar to the girls’ bathroom.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

And so is the closet . . as I stated before . . . not my favorite.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Between the Boys’ and Girls’ Room is a small room designated “The Bunk Room”

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Love this cozy room for “extra guests” or a place where you can retreat and read. . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

~ ~ and enjoy another great view.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

At the end of each bunk is a convenient table.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

This is the mudroom/powder room area that is accessed through a breezeway from the garage . .

~ ~ or the side of the house. You can see a peek of the wallpaper in the powder room.

Soon after I clicked a picture, someone popped into the powder room…so I did not get a pic inside.

Southern Living 2014

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

On the other side of the “mudroom” is a great work table.

We left the house and headed to the Town Square of Palmetto Bluff to have lunch.

Palmetto Bluff Town Square

The town is so very quaint . . .

Palmetto Bluff Town Square

Palmetto Bluff Town Square

After lunch we took a walk on the brick pavered sidewalks under the canopy of beautiful moss covered oak trees.

Palmetto Bluff Town Square

These are the ruins that are in the center of the town square . . .

Palmetto Bluff Town Square

There was a beautiful little church in the town . . .

Palmetto Bluff Church

It was just as beautiful inside . .

Palmetto Bluff

So as we leave this beautiful Low Country town of Palmetto Bluff . . .

~ ~ I snap a picture from the car of those wonderful moss covered oaks and the gas lit lanterns . . .

Palmetto Bluff

I say buh-bye to that house of my dreams . . . asking hubby, can you build me one just like it?

He smiled . . . and we will leave it at that!…

Hope you enjoyed touring the Southern Living Idea 2014 Home in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina as much as I did!

If you missed the first two Tours . . .

~ ~ you can see Part One here . . . and Part Two here . .

Have a most wonderful weekend!!!