Well, I am in sunny (and unbearably hot and humid) Orlando, Florida to visit my parents with my two boys. I made sure to snap a lot of photos of my house and some projects before I left, so I would have plenty to share with you this week.
I couldn’t help but make some purchases when I was at Lucketts and I showed most of them to you already. Some of them I am selling and others I bought with my birthday money to use in my own home. The wire commercial bread basket I purchased for $10 is now sitting under my ironstone tureen and platter that I found in my grandparent’s attic.
It just adds a little bit of texture and makes a centerpiece that is expected and little boring much more interesting to the eye.
I love the contrast of the rusty wire against the dark table and the smooth ironstone.
I’ve teased you with some glass paneled doors I purchased at Lucketts as well. I wish I had about three pair of these. There are so many places I could hang these, but they looked the best in my dining room.
I hung them on either side of an arched doorway that leads to the original kitchen in our 1940’s home. It is currently a home office…just waiting for built-ins.
I love their simplicity, the antique wavy glass, and the original hardware.
I hung a small boxwood wreath made out of bunches I purchased at 50% off from Hobby Lobby and hung from hemp twine. I made them by clipping off “branches”, twisting them into a wreath, and securing them together with florist wire. One bunch made one small wreath.
These are going to be fun to decorate throughout the seasons…especially Christmas.
Despite a rough day of travel, a night of poor sleep, and (what I think is) a sinus infection, my mom and I headed out to “find some treasures” at yard sales. I am seriously hard core. We came home empty handed and with two whiny children. So, for those of you who think I always find the best stuff…not today. Oh well. Can’t win them all.
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