Monday, June 4, 2012

Random Pretties, Charming Accessories and an Upcoming Project

Hello, dear friends!  How is your week going so far?

I am enjoying absolutely every single rosebud in my garden this month!  I am not one to leave them on the bush...maybe just a few but most of them I bring inside to enjoy or share with friends!

We have this funny little alcove above our refrigerator that I have always struggled with filling.  As it turns out, it is a great place to dry roses.  Here I have them hanging from an old, bare lampshade.  Next to it is a wooden crate from an Underwood Typewriter that someone painted a lovely shade of green at one time or another.  I just put my bunnies inside of the crate today and I think they are sweet there...for the time being.

I keep seeing this tiered basket pop up on Pinterest!  Someone has one identical to mine that they have cleverly filled with wooden stamps.  This one floats around our kitchen and though it almost always holds napkins, I have fun adding other little things as well.  It makes for a sweet and very useful accessory.

I had fun putting together a few little accessories for the shop today!  I feel like I have been so focused on furniture lately that my space has been lacking those pretty little odds and ends that add so much charm.

I was so excited to add a pair of these unique, Victorian folding chairs to my space this evening!  I must thank my friend, Jennifer for bringing them to my attention!  They are really pretty and in such good condition for their age!

I just love the delicate carving and pretty little spindles!  The needlepoint seats are beautifully done as well.

Here is a peek at an upcoming painting project awaiting beautification in our garage!  I hope to get started on it soon, but I have a feeling it will be put on the back burner because it is one piece that I am planning to keep for myself.  I have big plans for it as we undergo a major living room redo...more to come on that!
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Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Hi Amanda,
    Haha! I dry roses over my fridge too:-)
    Love the tiered basket full of goodies!

  2. Yeah! Im so glad you liked the chairs! I love shopping for you :)

  3. That dresser is going to look gorgeous when you are done with it, Amanda. Love the tiered baskets. I always look at them when I see them, but I don't really have anywhere to use them. I do have one my my craft sewing room that holds some stamped ribbon and assorted trims.

  4. All of your items are so cute! I love the tiered basket. What a cool and pretty idea for drying roses. The old folding chairs are so beautiful. It's like everything was beautiful back then, even folding chairs?! Can't wait to see how your dresser turns out! ~ Jamie

  5. Everything looks so pretty here! Your little linen napkins with the pink ties just made me die they are so charming... and what a clever way to dry your roses! I'll have to remember that!


  6. Love your girly style...
    Your newest follower, I invite you over to my world as well...
    Blessings Lori ~

  7. Great idea for drying flowers. So many pretties in your home and I can imagine that chest of drawers will be beautiful when you put your magic touch on it.
    Mary Alice

  8. Love that chair!!! Roses are too pretty to be real!

  9. The new chairs are adorable! what a find!!!

  10. Beautiful post. They are definitely beautiful pictures and images. Love the frame!

    Saw you on My Romanctic Home.


  11. Lovely eye candy!
    Greetings from Australia♥


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