He said it was “Christmas in July” Ironstone and A Grain Sack Pillow

When I was away at the Haven Conference . . .

~ ~ when speaking to my hubby one evening, he told me that it was “Christmas in July” around here.

Apparently, three packages arrived for me that day . . . Oh, I love packages on the porch!

One of them was a package from my sister-in-law of pictures that I will share later.

Christmas in July

I ordered something from Mary Alice’s Etsy Shop . . .

~ ~ and the cute brown tissue wrapped package is from Kelly (My Soulful Home).

I won a grain sack pillow cover from Kelly!!! . . . She was celebrating a “blogaversary”

Chateau Chic Etsy Shop

Love the way Mary Alice embellishes her card with vintage items . . .

~ ~ my key collection is growing!…and this is my very first vintage clock face.

So'ing Pouch

So'ing Pouch

So'ing Kit

Kelly attached this ever “So” cute sewing pouch . . .


I was drawn to the shape and pattern of this piece . . .

Mary Alice has such great things in her shop.

~ ~ such as the great Dundee Marmalade Jar and Breadboard I purchased a little while ago.


I love the basket weave and floral pattern on this Alfred Meakin bowl.

I have a few ideas on how I will use this piece.

Grain Sack Pillow

Here is the gorgeous grain sack pillow that Kelly made . . .

~ ~ I love how she embellished it with the ruffle and denim trim . . . she is so talented!

Grain Sack Pillow

Grain Sack Pillow

When Kelly emailed me to let me know that I won . . . I was ecstatic as her creations are magnificent!

Antique Split Oak Bench/Grain Sack Pillow

And now it has a very happy home on my antique split oak bench in the bay window of my dining room.

It was meant to be there!!!….Thanks Kelly!!

Here’s to a great day of “happy” !!!

Dundee Marmalade Jars and Bread Boards

I have been a little absent . . . no, not “minded” . . . but away from the computer.

Between an out of town trip and company of dear friends arriving the day after we came home.

The day after we arrived home, there was a package on my porch.

Goodies that I purchased from Mary Alice’s (Chateau Chic) Etsy Shop.

Marmalade Jars/Breadboard

Beautifully wrapped, I could not wait to open my goodies . . .

Chateau Chic

I love the way Mary Alice tied vintage keys to the package . . .

Chateau Chic purchases

And she included a wonderful surprise!

So what did I get??

Vintage Bread Board-Marmalade Jar-Creamer

A wonderful vintage bread board, marmalade jar and vintage creamer.

Vintage Bread Board-Marmalade Jar-Creamer

I also received another beautiful bread board that day . . .

~ ~ from our dear friends who were visiting. JoAnn has impeccable taste . .

~ ~ ~ ~ and you can see that soon as her home was also photographed for a magazine feature.

Bread Board

Love the beautiful details . . .

Dundee Maramalade Jar

I love this Marmalade Jar . . . I purchased another one similar to this one at Lucketts.

Vintage Marmalade Jars

I placed the marmalade jars on top of the bread board on my vintage scale.

Dundee Roughcut Lemon Marmalade Jar

Vintage Dundee Roughcut Lemon Marmalade Jar

Love the pretty font and graphics . . .

Vintage Dundee Orange Marmalade Jar

The vintage Dundee Orange Marmalade Jar purchased at the Lucketts Spring Market.

Are you wondering where the cute little white creamer went?


On the shelf with other ironstone pieces.

Dundee Marmalade Jars/Breadboard/Vintage Scale

Stay tuned to where the other beautiful bread board found a home.

Have a most wonderful day ! !

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