What I’ve Been Pinning: Bamboo Furniture, Wallpaper, and Lemon Cake

Have we ever talked about Pinterest? Somehow I don’t think so, even though I imagine a lot of you love Pinterest like I do, so I thought it would be fun to do a Pinterest post. First of all, it seems that I’m a fan of bamboo furniture, because recently I pinned these chairs from Wayfair to my furniture […]

Checking In and Catching Up

Hi friends. Sorry to have neglected this place for so long. Spring comes with so many distractions, doesn’t it? So this post will have no real theme, and a lot of less than ideal iphone pictures, but I wanted to check in and let you know what I’ve been up to. Earlier this month I traveled to Florida […]

A Romantic House and Garden Tour

Last fall I ran across a garden in Kansas City Spaces magazine that had me poring over the pictures. So many details to take in. That’s a mirror in the above picture, by the way. And note the chandelier hanging from a branch over the table. The gardens are amazing, as you can see, and I […]

Vintage Jars and Spring Blooms

A few years back I picked up some vintage dairy jars at an estate sale. Since that time I have pulled those jars out a number of times to hold flowers or silverware, and I always enjoy them. So when I ran across this small, vintage honey jar at an antique mall recently I happily added it to the […]

London Souvenirs

Lindsey was in charge of our London itinerary, and she told me that we had to go to Fortnum and Mason. That I would love it. She was right! Fortnum and Mason is a specialty foods and department store with a history that goes back 300 years. Originally the store was a grocery store; today it includes […]

Spring Colors and Weekend Links

I’ve been craving color lately, so I added a little to the family room to welcome spring. Blue and white always works, so I added this Delft lidded jar, which was an estate sale find, to the mantel in the family room. And when the forsythia started blooming, I clipped some branches to add next […]

Lovely London

Last week Tom, Lindsey and I traveled to London to meet up with Grant, who is studying abroad this semester in Rome. Lindsey spent eight weeks interning and studying in London a few summers back, but the rest of us had never been. She was a fabulous tour guide of this city she knows and loves so […]

Artwork Finds

Last month I picked up a framed, vintage English poster at an estate sale. Artwork like this is why I continue to go to estate sales and walk the aisles of antique malls. You never know when you’re going to happen on something unique for your home. This piece appealed to me because I’m a sucker […]

Vintage Soup Spoons and Two Favorite Soup Recipes

Several years ago I pinned a picture of some vintage soup spoons, the kind with round bowls (I think these are sometimes called gumbo spoons), on Pinterest. I loved the round shape of them…a shape you don’t see much of anymore. I made a mental note to look for some of these spoons in my antique booth […]

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year. Our celebration was quiet. Very quiet. As in we stayed home and watched football and neither of us made it to midnight. We did have a New Year’s Eve lunch at a favorite restaurant, where I couldn’t help but sneak a pic of their gorgeous dome. My […]