February 28, 2011

A great giveaway

Hey ladies...just wanted to let you know about a great giveaway from Mary Ann over at mariondee-designs. She made this incredible french shabby ruffled throw-rug. To me, it looks more tempting to curl up with on my chaise lounge...drinking something yummy and reading my decorating books rather than putting it in on my floor! For a chance to win, go visit her at this post:
and read her instructions. While you're there, enjoy her inspirational blog. Her posts will leave you drooling...I promise! Blessings and Hugs ~Karen
P.S. And don't forget to stay tuned for my first giveaway celebrating 100 followers...coming soon!

February 21, 2011

My latest treasure hunt and a celebration

Well friends, I was so excited AND humbled this morning to wake up finding I now have 100 followers! You are ALL so wonderful and I'm learning much from each and every one of you. Thank you for following and my goal is to be posting on a more consistent basis. I love all of your blogs and sometimes spend more time perusing them than I do updating mine. Looking forward to getting to know you all better and meeting brand new friends and blogs too.
First, I want to show you a current view of my space at the WCS. I love hunting for goodies for all our regular and new customers. Something I'm really excited about is April ( 9th and 10th) We're going to be having a special "first time" event at the store. We'll be having a tent set up outside the store and our theme is "At home with White". All the shop girls are getting ready to wow everyone with their findings. There'll be all shades of white furniture and decor, mixed with silver, burlap, mercury glass...well...you get it... a real shabby french farmhouse sort of look. If you're in the area...don't miss it. Some of the girls will be carrying the theme inside the store as well.
I'm keeping my white findings a secret for now...but I'd like to show you some sweetness I picked up along the way. This little vintage shelf is sooo shabby perfect. The camera doesn't pick up the true color which is a pale aqua blue. Very feminine and sweet. She's waiting in the shop for just the right home.
Oh...ok...I'll show you just one small item that's going in the "At Home with White" event. This shabby vintage step stool. She's gorgeous and would look lovely embellished with some lace and plants.
I found this little vintage french treasure at a shop in Plymouth. Couldn't resist it.
She's waiting in the shop too for just the right buyer.
This old Transferware pitcher is to die for . Very old and previously loved. Had to snatch her up!
I fought myself about keeping this one but put it in the shop. It's one of those items that if it doesn't sell, I'll be well...HAPPY...to bring it back home. This is a shabby vintage folding table, chippy paint in ALL the right places as you can see. My heart started pounding the moment I saw it.
And my last treasure to show you is a keeper...for me! I took two pics at the shop it was hanging in so you could get the idea. It's the top basket...the french wire laundry basket. Isn't it fabulous? Not sure we're I'll hang it or place it yet, but what an accent to make a grouping around!!!
She has a little piece of wire missing in one bottom corner, but that didn't deter me at all. Let me know what you think.
Until next time...blessings and hugs! And stay tuned for my first giveaway!

February 1, 2011

What is this???

For White Wednesday over at Faded Charm, I wanted to show you this set I picked up at an estate sale over the summer. It's so lovely, but I'm just not sure exactly what it is or what it's worth. Can anyone help me figure this out? It came as sort of two sets....one teapot with a sugar bowl and creamer, one chocolate looking pot with sugar bowl and creamer and a piece that almost looks like a small casserole dish with cover. There's also a round butter dish with cover that somehow didn't make the picture.
It's trimmed in gold as you can see
Very graceful feminine lines to it

You can kind of see in the pic below that the top row of gold is raised, unlike the gold line underneath

The bottoms are marked P.K. Silesia with something that looks like eagles wings above it, as you can see below. I looked it up online, and all I could find out was that it seems to be in the family of R.S. Prussia.

I have no idea how old it is, or what it's worth. All the pieces are in top shape with no chips or nicks. Anyone in the know? I'd appreciate any help or resource you could send my way.
Thanks Blog friends...and have a wonderful week. Happy White Wednesday everyone!