Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Thrifts


 Wait, what????  It's August already?

 I do NOT know where time is flying to these days!

Summer is hard for me to get out and treasure hunt.  Kids are home,  traveling, visiting, bad weather!  


I have managed a few thrift shopping trips.  This is a small part of what I've managed to collect this summer, so far.


I am always on the hunt for the "usual suspects" as I like to call them.  Ironstone, pitchers, milk glass, etc.


Every summer, we travel to upstate NY to visit my husband's family.  There are some neat old shops up there and I usually find some treasures.  This year was no different.  I've been on the hunt for a vintage marmalade crock and I found one in a dusty old shop!

Some of these goodies I will keep for myself and others will end up in my shop (decisions, decisions).

Joining up with:

Sunday, July 6, 2014

DIY Banners and Buntings


I have fallen in love with banners and buntings.  I especially love the ones made out of vintage hankies.   I can't sew, so I need to do some digging around to find some DIY ways to make "no-sew" versions.

I LOVE vintage letter cards.  Last year, while thrifting, I
was so excited to find an entire, barely used, vintage Probe game with all the letter cards! 


I enjoy coming up with words to fit the seasons.
I'm loving the warm weather and the lazy days of summer that we are finally having here at the Jersey Shore. 

Linking up with Pieced Pastimes today.

Have a great week!
~Roselle

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Christmas In July



It's July and they tell me half the year is over.  How is that possible?

I just want to enjoy the warmth that we are FINALLY getting and yet, it's that time of year again.

Time when retailers celebrate Christmas In July.

I just want to be at the beach!

I've always hated how the seasons are rushed, but once I opened my Etsy Shop

I have had to keep up with the trends.  It's a little fun digging out the holiday ornaments and listing them.

Check back for my Christmas In July sales coming soon!

Meanwhile, I'll be dreaming about the sea!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I Love Pitchers


I love ironstone but  my favorite pieces usually end up being the pitchers.

I can never pass up a new find when I'm out treasure hunting at thrift stores.

Most of them end up in my shop but a few I can't bear to part with.

I love using them as small vases and in groupings.  They are adorable.

Right now, they are filled with dried Baby's Breath.



I also love dried Hydrangea and usually you can find a little pitcher/creamer filled with some.

Just hung up this shelf.  It was just what the space next to the (ugly) black, flat screen TV needed!

Here's to Spring and filling my little pitchers with real flowers from my garden.

~Roselle

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring But Not

Well, the calendar may say Spring, but the weather didn't get the memo.

I have a batch of these vintage letter cards (from an old 1970's Probe game) and they are great for displays.  I make banners or display them on vintage flower frogs.

I've been anticipating the warmth and sunshine.  

Too cold to paint outside and the long, cold days leave me uninspired.

I've been doing a little "computer house cleaning" and came upon some photos of past creations.


All of these were painted awhile ago and sold.  All living happily in their new homes.

Hoping to get the painting/creative itch soon.

I am linking up today at Debra's Common Ground Be Inspired Party.

Sundays At Home at Thoughts From Alice

Take a peek and join the fun!
Have a great weekend!

Roselle

Monday, February 3, 2014

White Hearts and Monday Marketplace


Are these not the cutest?  Sweet vintage heart shaped doilies!

I have two of these cuties and I actually forgot I had them.  I've never seen heart shaped doilies.  Perfect for this time of year!  They'd make a precious bunting for a wedding too (wish I had more or I'd do just that!)

We are in for more rain/snow on the East Coast, today.

Perfect day to do your online shopping!  So glad there are online "fleas" to go to for our "retail therapy".

I am joining up today with Etsy Cottag Style's Market Monday.

Come visit the virtual flea market and have fun shopping!
(click link below to visit Market Monday)



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Patina and Whites


I've shared how I'm really into the Farmhouse and whites going forward here in our home.  It fills my home (most of it, now) and my shop.  The beauty is that almost everything in my shop can be displayed.  I don't have to find places to store it all!

I've also come to really love the vintage and worn look of silver.   I adore pairing it up with the whites and especially ironstone!

The more tarnished, the better.  Love adding a pretty ribbon and just laying these on my dining room buffet for more added charm.

I LOVE this style shaker.  I don't come across too many of these and I always scoop them up when I do!

I found a few more of vintage creamers recently and love posing them in a grouping.  I usually sell them but I am so smitten with these anymore that I am going to start keeping more for myself.  I LOVE using these for small bud vases around the house.

We got MORE snow here at the Jersey Shore and all I can say is I'm ready for winter to leave the building.

~ROSELLE~

Joining these parties:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Vintage Valentine's


I've shared before that I love using vintage scrabble pieces to spell out seasonal words.

This one is great since it can be left out all year.  But since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I figured it was appropriate to share.


Another fun way to decorate is with vintage letter cards.  These are from a vintage 1970's Probe game.  I was so happy when I came across an entire (never used) box while treasure hunting!
These are great to make banners with.  I also love using the letters propped up in a large metal flower frog.


These are sweet.  Children's little Valentine cards to give out to a friend. 


I just love their sweet faces!

Have a great week!
Roselle

Linking up with:
Pieced Pastimes: Saturday Sparks

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Farmhouse Style


This is my year of change.  

Lots of changes....

In my life, my faith, my home, my shop.

Gone is the fussy, flowery, "lots of pink" shabbiness that I've loved for years.

Changing over to palette of fresh whites.

In my home.

In my shop.

Dreaming of creating with more whites.  

Finding treasures to re-purpose and give new life to.

It's softer, peaceful and calmer.

I find it to be everywhere too lately.  On my thrift hunts, it catches my eye.

  Changing my collections.  Ironstone, Silver, Prairie style, Farmhouse Style.

Joining up today with:
The Dedicated House's Make It Pretty Monday
Knick of Time Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
Timewashed's Blissful Whites Wednesday
French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Waiting For 2014



Saying so long to 2013.

Looking forward to new year!

Working on myself and my faith.

"...he leads me beside still waters"  Psalm 23


Monday, December 16, 2013

Cottage Style Christmas

The house has been decorated now for a few weeks. 
I really scaled back this year and I love it.  

The mantle has really gotten a "make under" this year.

Cloches filled with silver and white balls.  Mercury glass candle holders (that stay out year round).

A glittered Christmas house with faux snow and "smoke" coming out of it's chimney.

Domed cloches that I purchased from Home Goods last year.  I added faux snow to the one on the left.  The one on the right sits on top of a crystal candle holder.


Simple and sweet.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS OLD AND NEW FRIENDS!
~Roselle

Joining up with:

Fishtail Cottage - Cottage Christmas House Party
From My Front Porch To Yours - Christmas Mantle Party
The Dedicated House's Make It Pretty Monday
Cozy Little House Tweak It Tuesday
Common Ground - Be Inspired
Etsy Cottage Style - Cottage Style Entertaining

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Simple Beauty

I love vintage ornaments.
I love Shiny Brite ornaments
I love displaying them around the home on plates, under cloches and in candy dishes.

I love the colors on these.  The candy reds that aren't quite red anymore.  The blue and blue/green stripes.  The indents.  
Swoon!

Years ago, I "met" a group of women on a Parenting Board.  About 15 years, to be exact.
We've never met in real life, and I've never actually heard any of their voices.
One of them, Kim, found this box of heirloom ornaments and was kind enough to think of me and send them to me.  
In the TRUE spirit of giving, she thought of me.  It warms my heart.

I hope you are able to slow down, be intentional and enjoy the true reason and beauty for this season.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Roselle

To see where I party, clink the link above and check out these great parties too:

I am joining up with:

Common Ground's Be Inspired

Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House

and



Friday, November 22, 2013

Shabby White Holidays

It had been a long time since I got creative.  I suppose I really am a temperamental artist.  I can't seem to create when life is a tad overwhelming or we are too busy to breath sometimes.

I love repurposing old ice skates.  There are so many ways to make these over.  The great thing about them is, they don't have to get put away with all the other Christmas decorations.  They are adorable winter decor.
I like to use vintage jewels, ribbons and lace to bling them up.  

This was a fun piece to make too.  Just using a paper mache deer, I painted it white and again, used vintage milinary and laces for added bling.

I am ever Thankful for my blessings (too many to list).
I hope you have a wonderful week and if you celebrate Thanksgiving, enjoy your loved ones and remember those gone before.

~Roselle

(To see where I am linking up this week, click the "Places I Party" link above)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Farmhouse Fall Finds


Fall is the kick off to the holiday season.  I am loving the smells, weather, colors and the FINDS I see all over the Internet.  As I look around Etsy and the web, I can't help but fall in love with Fall!


In keeping with my love of Farmhouse and Shabby Chic, I've collected a few Fall Favorites to feast your eyes on.  Check out this re-purposed and chic sweater!


Gorgeous Ironstone Platter for your Thanksgiving table!


Gorgeous hand made grapevine wreath for your rustic holiday door.


Adorable hand made cards!  Love these critters!

I hope you've been inspired today.  Be sure to click on the "Merchant" link to visit the shops featured here!

~Roselle

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Repurposed Chair

I was so excited when I found this awhile back while out treasure hunting.  This is the most adorable vintage chair back made into a shelf!
It was brown and neglected.  I gave it a fresh coat of paint and it's turned out adorable.   The handmade shelf is attached with two hinges.  It's so simply sweet.  Now I'm watching those roadside throw aways looking for more chairs.  Hubby has some re- purposing in his future!


In my travels, I found a new spot to shop.  They aren't exactly a thrift store, but there are some hidden treasures.  I love using vintage scrabble tiles to spell out fun words.  I found a bunch and the display rack for them and this cutie is sitting on my mantle.  

Can't believe it's almost the end of October!  Hope you are having a delightful Fall.  

Joining up today with:

The Dedicated House's Make It Pretty Monday
The Vintage Farmhouse's Creative Things Thursday
Shabby Art Boutique's Shabbilicious Friday
Pieced Pastimes:  Saturday Sparks





Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Fall Mantle


We have been having the most delightful Fall weather here this year.  I seriously can not remember the last time we had a "seasonal" Fall.  I am really inspired this year!   I love vintage flower frogs and vintage letter cards.  
I wanted to stick with the pale colors this year to keep things natural.  I'm using what I have around the house and just adding some white gourds when I find the time to get to the nursery. This gorgeous paper pumpkin was a treat to myself.  I bought it from the lovely and talented Rebecca from A Gathering Place.


I love how this little ironstone creamer has a burnt orange colored rim on top.  Perfect for the season!  All the jars are thrift finds and I just got out my trusty bag of faux mini pumpkins that I keep on hand and use as photo props for my shop.

I know I will add more pops of color as the days get closer to Halloween and Thankgiving.  For now, this is how it will stay.  

I am joining up with Thrifty Decor Chic for and the Mantle Party.  Hop on over and be inspired by all the Autumn beauty!

Also joining up here:  

Rooted In Thyme's Cozy and Sweet Fridays

The Charm Of Homes's Home Sweet Home

  To see where else I am linking up, click the Blog Parties Tab above.

~Roselle


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Virtual Flea Market

Fall is in the air.  
Everyone seems to be settling into Fall routines and feathering their nests.

This is one of my favorite times of year online and to look at blogs!

All the creative decorating ideas are so inspiring!

I have joined up this week at the Friday Flea.

The Friday Flea
This is a great place to get some wonderful finds all in one place!  A virtual online flea market!
Be sure to visit and be inspired!

Happy FALL!!

~Roselle


Monday, August 26, 2013

Blue Pretties


Greetings end of August!


I really love blue (many shades, actually) but don't use it in decorating.


Lately, I've been drawn to it more and more.  If it's something I can't pass up, I buy it for my shop.

This is so beautiful.  It's a vintage bone dish.  I love using these for holding rings, bracelets and earrings.  


Recently, I started collecting Ironstone.  I fell in love with it this past winter and now regret all the great vintage pieces I must have missed while thrifting.

Some I keep (can't resist) and other pieces go in the shop.


These creamers are one of my favorite ironstone pieces.  I love using them to hold little buds or makeup brushes.  I especially love a batch of white ones in a grouping.

Well, that's all for now.  

Hope you are having a nice summer. 

School begins here next week for my girls so we've been busy gearing up for that.

Thanks for visiting :)

Roselle

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