Hello Dear Readers!
Again, I am reaching into the archives
and thought I would bring to you a vintage fall vignette
that I created a few years ago, when finding some great items
while shopping with my friend Mary Alice in Leesburg, Virginia.
The vignette started with a vintage Borden’s crate.
I have never seen a Borden’s Condensed Milk wooden crate before,
so it had to come home with me.
I knew I wanted to incorporate it in my Fall decor.
So here again, a Vintage Fall Vignette and a Hickory Cottage update.
My friend knew that my hydrangeas did not bloom that year,
so she gifted me with these gorgeous dried hydrangeas
from her pretty shrubs. I was beyond thrilled!
Vintage ironstone will hold the plush velvet pumpkins.
I love this color!
My granddaughter especially loves the orange one
as the stem looks like a dragon!
Vintage books for elevating, showcasing, texture and warmth.
A mini velvet pumpkin sits on top of a vintage creamer
and a vintage french book that was given to me
by the cutest French antique shop owner in Normandy, France.
. I remember asking him how much it was as it had no tag on it,
he smiled and said it’s for me! A great memory!
So it now sits on top the the vintage bamboo stool,
another great find on that trip.
They were meant to be together.
It was a glorious day that day to create a Fall vignette
with temps in the high 60’s.
A pleasant surprise when I opened to the doors that day
to the porch with my coffee in hand.
And now on to several photos I snapped with my iPhone
of the Hickory Cottage progress.
I felt well enough to visit the house with friends
who stopped by on their way home from leaf peeping
in the North Carolina mountains.
When we drove up to the house this is what I saw.
It’s hard with all the construction going on
to get a picture of just the house.
The copper flashing was placed on the roof last week.
The trim carpenters have been at the house all week
and they probably will be there all next week too
as there is lots of trim work to do.
As you can see I love an archway.
There are three archways that separate
the great room from the sunroom.
Now moving on to the master bathroom and closet.
This is the door that leads to the master closet.
I did not want a solid door.
I wanted a very light, airy look, especially,
when there were two doors adjacent to each other.
So french doors they are, which will have
sheered curtains on them.
The carpenters have started the rough trim work
on all the closets. This is our master closet.
There will be a little bench under the window.
Lots of shelves for shoes and purses.
The island in the closet will be our “packing station”
I have always wanted one that I could place my suitcase on
and pack it right in the closet. The open end of the island
will store our favorite go to suitcases.
The other side of the islandhas convenient drawers.
My hubby is going to install a retractible pole
so that I can grab clothes
and hang them on the pole to coordinate outfits to pack. 🙂
Here’s the mud bench in the laundry room.
I can’t wait to see it all done.
I have treatment #4 on Tuesday, so I am coming into
the home stretch. 3 down, 3 to go.
They eliminated one of the estrogen blockers
that made me so sick and dehydrated. It has been better!
Again, I want to thank all of my family, friends and blog friends
for their tremendous support. There’s hardly a day
that goes by that I don’t receive
a card or a goodie, that includes thoughtful gifts and meals.
And a very special thank you to my dear hubby
who has been at my side the entire time.
He makes sure that I get the right nourishment to keep me going
and to keep up my levels.
We have learned a lot on this journey.
I think he knows more about Breast Cancer
than I do!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart….I am truly blessed!
Have a most beautiful day doing the things you love
with the ones you love.