Imitation . . . The Sincerest Form of Flattery

I think it was George Bernard Shaw that said,

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery,

it is the sincerest form of learning.”

And that is what I did today . . . learn . . . from some of the best.

I did it again . . . I took a magazine cover and I tweaked it for a summer vignette.

Summer Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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Adding to and Starting a New Collection

I need to call the hot-line for “antiques anonymous” . . .

~ ~ seriously, I need to seek a cure from this affliction.

Or do I want to be cured????

I downsize a collection . . . and then what do I do??? . . . start another!!

~ ~ or should I say “many others” !!!

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I saw this bottle in an antique shop in Huntington, West Virginia….

~ ~ an old Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Bottle.

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This bottle was actually the first bottle I purchased of this color . . .

~ ~ from one of those great shops in Carlisle, PA…..A Sawyer’s Crystal Blueing bottle.

I thought I would place it in my laundry room with the other vintage laundry items, but love it here.

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And with the added items in this area . . . I needed more vintage stools to showcase these pieces….

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And a new ironstone soup tureen to add to the collection . . . one of the Carlisle, PA finds.

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The stool is so cute as it has a name carved in the top “Lisa”…

~ ~ I am sure it was made by a dad for his little girl…..or that is what I am believing!

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Adding the velvet pumpkins for the Fall…along side my new sugar bowl ($12.50) … 🙂

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Found these new pieces in Carlisle, PA too . . . it was a very productive and great trip.

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Loving my new additions and “collections”….

I love this new vignette, but I also loved the previous vignette of ironstone.

~ ~ now off to refinish something to make these two stools “a collection” !!!

Have a great weekend . . . mine will be spent up to my elbows in paint . . .

~ ~ and most likely in my hair too . . . I always manage to get some all over me!