….in 35 year old jeans
‘a girl!?!?!……….I wanted a boy named Peeta Pwaka’ – (translation: Peter Parker aka Spider-Man)
No visit to Texas is complete until I have been to Homepieces in McKinney! Always on our itinerary when visiting family in Dallas, Vicki Woods’ shop never disappoints – filled with vintage treasure, gathered and curated by the amazing owner. Just off the main square of this quintessential Texas town, she gathers a tempting array of architectural fragments, vintage furniture and collectibles, ironstone, and repurposed objects – all with an eye for fabulous patina and great design.
A number of her pieces have found their way into our home………!!!
I awoke this morning thinking of Valentine’s Day…….a day with a built-in excuse to send loving thoughts to family and friends. Remember the days of cut and paste, not on the computer…cutting red hearts with blunt-end scissors, then pasting on white doilies with thick white paste from big jars that we all liked to eat!!! I suppose you have to be of a certain age………
So…….I went in search of bits and pieces to cut and paste together
of course in those days we never put pink and red together……
vintage envelopes found at a flea market
-to be personalized, then sent with love-
So satisfying to make a positive change to my dining room! In fact, so exciting that I decided to try another iteration………..
this time in brown
the logos stamped on the back of the pieces are nearly as interesting as the pieces themselves
even nature provides just the right colors in the form of Sycamore pods and starfish
a different color, a different look
what might you gather together to create something fresh and new in your home???
As anticipation has now turned to recollection and reflection, we begin a new chapter in our lives. Change is an integral part of and constant ingredient in the human condition.
So embrace the seasons of life!
My response is to change and grow with the seasons. What more fun way than to change up my surroundings and make them new again. All summer I have worked outside in anticipation of the wedding, so today I decided on a fresh look for my dining room and set about gathering blue.
a tiny chippy French enamel child’s cup
a small crazed cup, beautifully detailed
blue jay feathers gathered with my granddaughter on walks in the orchard
a rusted metal dragonfly with blue understones
a blue and white Les Indiennes print lampshade from
Rooms & Gardens
random blue-themed bottles left from the wedding bar
-pieces hand-carried home from a trip to China-
-some vintage blue willow-
Viola!……….the end result
all complimenting my ‘new’ found chandelier
If you are in a season of change, feeling the need to refresh your surroundings, I’d love to help!