Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This Blog Is Closed~

This blog will be closed until further notice.
Please replace with ~La Rustique Market~ .
Thank You!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Check This Out~

You're probably wondering where I have been...well, I have been trying to catch up on some much needed housework and unpacking from Warrenton.

Go to my other blog ~La Rustique Market~ for all the updates on the antique show.

Easter Blessings~


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gone Junkin'~

I'll be gone for a few weeks to the "Biggest Show on Earth"...that's right, I'll be junkin' in Warrenton/RoundTop at the Antiques Show.
If you go, come check me out at my booth ~La Rustique Market~.
Be back on the 5th of April with lots of photos and goodies to share with you!
Peace, Love and Blessings~

Monday, March 16, 2009

Todays Inspiration~

Todays inspiration comes from one of my most favorite magazines around...Veranda. I absolutely love going over and over the pages of so many enchanting places. I never tire of reviewing the same stories and articles because each time I visit, I see something new.
The following pictures are from the Veranda Jan/Feb 2009 issue.
A wonderful spot to sit and relax and chat with friends~
A dream kitchen~

Beautiful arches~ Stone and granite table~

Another relaxing space to read a book and sip a cup of coffee~I have kept every single copy of Veranda since 1998. You should see the stacks in my closet!
I hope you enjoyed these inspirational places as much as I enjoyed showing them to you.
Wishing you all a wonderful week~

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Miss Vintage Bunny~

With the approach of Spring and Easter upon us, I had to share my latest Thrift Store find.
A Vintage Bunny dressed in a tea-stained linen and lace dress.
I fell in love with her the minute I set my eyes on her.
Isn't she precious?

Look at the detail of the dress...the bottom is made of lace~

I know these pictures don't do her justice~Being that her dress is tea-stained, I figure she will be a perfect match with my tea-stained eggs I made last week.

Happy Hunting~


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Spring Forward~

Well my friends, once again it's time to turn the hands of time ahead one hour for Daylight Savings.
The only way I could ever remember which way to turn the clock hands was by saying "Fall Back, Spring Forward"....I know it's crazy not being able to remember that!
Here's wishing everyone a delightful day!

Peace and Blessings~


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Inspirational Day~

Since I am busy getting things ready for the Warrenton show in a few weeks, I really don't have much to blog about except that. I don't want to give all my secrets away before the big show, so I wanted to leave you with some photos of things that inspire me.

I cannot take credit for the following pictures, they are a mix of things I have collected from magazines.

In particular the Victoria Jan/Feb 2009 issue.

Lovely bed linens~

White ironstone pitcher filled with flowers~

Beautiful kitchen~

More white ironstone~

Soothing living room~

A lovely vignette~



Have an Inspiring day~


Friday, February 27, 2009

Tea-Stained Eggs~

I was cleaning out the refrigerator today and noticed that our eggs had an expiration date of February 14, 2009....Yikes!! I don't like to use milk past the date much less eggs, so just as I was going to put them in the trash can I thought...What can I do with the shells instead of throwing them out? At first I thought about crushing the shells and using them for a project, then the light bulb turned on and it hit me. With Spring and Easter coming up, the egg shells would look lovely dyed....tea-stained. With all the dried grass and weeds I made the birds nest too.
I surprised myself! Look how adorable they turned out.
This is a no-brainer but I thought I'd share how I accomplished the tea-stained eggs~
All you'll need are some empty egg shells, tea bags, and boiling water~I left my egg shells in the tea for about 25-30 minutes~
You can leave yours more or less, depending on the shade of cream, taupe, or brown you want~

I love the final look of all shades of cream and brown eggs~

Have a Fabulous Friday~



Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spring Fever~

Spring is just around the corner and I can feel a fever coming on, Spring Fever that is. I was in the mood to brighten things up on the front porch today, so I went and bought a tray of these gorgeous Petunias. They were just unloading them from the truck when I got to the store and snatched them up right away. I put them in my wheelbarrow that was empty since the holidays~

As you can see by the following pictures, it's windy as heck at my house~
Just look as the poor ferns getting beat up by the wind~
I hope the Petunias make it past all the wind~

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Prayers Needed~

Let's remember Debbie, her daughter Jennifer and baby in our prayers tonight that all will turn out well for them.

Love and Peace~

Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday Treasures~

Since I took some time off from working to pursue my dream of starting a business, I have all this time now to go "junking". Once everyone was off to school and work, I decided to go into town and visit the Senior Citizens Resale Shop. They have new people running the place and is turning out to be a wonderful place to find "junk". I don't buy things because they're worth anything, I buy them because I either like the color or the style of the item. The best part about shopping there is that everything is!!!

I fell in love with this egg when I saw it, I love the color and the fact it looks so real. I didn't have anything to put it in so I got an old spoon and bent it and it now holds this precious little egg.

This Victoriana Decanter and Bowl set from Avon is from the 70's~
I couldn't get a good pic of both pieces with the "AVON" markings~

This little creamer doesn't have any markings, I just liked it~

A cute little bird and nest attached to a clothespin perched on a twig~

And these sweet Baby Jacks walking shoes~I know they're not very old, I just love baby things~

The best part about it is that they were all $1.00 and under~

Have a Glorious Monday~


Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Tiny Peek~

After announcing earlier in the week that I would be setting up in Warrenton next month I had several requests to "show my stuff "! O.K. get those minds out of the gutter. I guess I should have said "show the merchandise I will be selling".

I have been busy going to garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores and even trash's amazing what people throw away! I'm trying to find the best deals so I can bring them to you.

So, here goes just a teensy, tiny peek as to what my booth ~La Rustique Market~ will feature.

Oh! if anyone likes what they see in these next few photos, please contact me.
All items are For Sale!

This is my favorite find of all...a yellow rose painting~
Pair of glass boudoir lamps~

The complete vignette~

A lady might have packed these things for a trip on the Orient Express.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Evening~

Have you ever had a day when you're ready to do a post on your blog then suddenly your mind just stops! You go over it a million times in your head what your going to say and just when you sit down to start typing...POOF it's gone forever!!! I've had this happen to me more than once let me tell you and I think today is going to be one of those days. Well, being that it's Friday I guess my mind is just ready to chill and start my weekend of rest and relaxation. HA!HA!

My daughter left for Houston this afternoon with her best friend and family to attend a Christian concert, so my husband and I have the house to ourselves this evening..WooHoo!!!

Oh! my hubby just called and asked what was on the agenda for this evening and I told him not a thing. He asked if my daughter was gone already and I said yes she is. So he asked if I wanted to go out to eat..of course I said Yes!!! We're going to one of the best seafood restaurants called Barkett's in Seadrift,'s about 15 miles out from where we live. This place gets very busy on a Friday night so we'll leave as soon as he gets home from work which will be in a few minutes. I better get ready!

Enjoy this evening with your loved ones~

Hugs and Kisses~


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Welcome A New Blogger~

I'd like to take this time to introduce you to a new blog and website.

This is an individual who enjoys his work and wants to share his love of making furniture with others. His name is David and he has just started A Carpenters Touch blog. David also has a website where you can view more of his wonderful furniture and other handcrafted items he sells.
Just look at this to die for pie safe. I love that it's RED!

Oh! BTW, he sells the signs too!!

Join me in welcoming David to the world of blogging by paying him a visit sometime.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Cloudy Day~

This was supposed to be a post for this morning~
This morning the skies were clouding up and I thought how nice it would be to get some rain to help the Spring planting. Then it dawned on me that I spent yesterday evening decorating my back patio with hopes to have some friends over for lunch this week and I hadn't taken a single picture.
Now I'm not a photographer so please pardon the photos I'm about to share with you.
Thanks to Theresa from Garden Antqs Vintage for assisting me with my computer problem today.
I do hope you enjoy the show!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday~

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some Exciting News~

A while back I introduced you to a new venture of mine through a new blog. My plan was to transition from Antiques and More Blog to the new blog, but that is taking longer than anticipated. For now, I will manage both blogs until it gets to be too much for me to handle.

So, it looks like my dream of starting a business is finally taking some shape and will be under the name of ~La Rustique Market~. I am very excited to say I will have a booth in Warrenton/RoundTop for the 2009 Texas Antique Show. Of course, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing...just that I have wanted this for a long time, and now I'm going to do it!

Look for the dates to pop up on my sidebar along with a banner letting you know when I'll be there. I may even give you a peek as to what I'll be selling!

I look forward to meeting you if you plan to shop or sell there this Spring!
Hugs to all~

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Candlelit Evening~

One of my most favorite things to do once the sun goes down, is to light all the candles in the house and sit in candlelight. I love to see the flames dancing about like beautiful little ballerinas. The scent of the candles also makes the house smell wonderful and I feel like I'm taken away by all the senses to another world.
On this beautiful Sunday evening I want to leave you with a photo of my mantle vignette in candlelight.

So light some candles in your home and be swept away, if only for a while, to another place.

Enjoy My Sweet Friends~


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Romancing The Blog Party~

Today is Romancing the Blog Valentine's Day Party! hosted by Flatwoods Folk Art.

A Valentine Greeting~

A Valentine's Day table setting~


A Valentine Vignette~

Hope you are inspired today and everyday~

Pay a visit to all the other participants.

Click on this banner.

Hugs to everyone~


Love Wishes~

Happy Valentine's Day...

to all in blogland!
Hugs and kisses,

Friday, February 13, 2009

HRH~100th Post Celebration Party~

In honor of Helen Louise and the 100th post, her daughter, Debra Lynn (Her Royal Highness) is having a Celebration Party-Blog Style. How appropriate to honor someone as special as your Mother on this pre-Valentine's Day. I am so very honored to be a part of this wonderful celebration and to be witness to one of the most elaborate events about to make history in blogland.
Now, being that this is my first Blog Style Party, I wasn't sure how to approach this so I'm just gonna dig right into it. Allright! Here's me and my date ready to paint this party RED! Meet Mr. Black Mannequinn. I know what you're thinking...where's his head? Well, I like my men all body and no brains! And yes, that's me in my Valentine party frock! It's a size 4 BTW and it doesn't zip up all the way. I haven't been a size 4 since high school! I figure no one's gonna notice with all the other action going on. After all, this is Debra Lynn's day and I wouldn't dare take the spotlight away from her.

My date has LOVE written all over!

Hmmm...I wonder if Debra Lynn will let me have a dance with Harry?

I just want ya'll to know that this is the reason I continue to blog. I treasure each and every acquaintance made through blogging and I pray that these friendships last a lifetime. Nothing can compare to the love and support I get from blogging with my newfound FRIENDS! Oh! and I get to PARTY at the same time, even though the dishes are piled high in the sink and my husband and child don't have any clean clothes to wear. I will get that under control as soon as I get to have some FUN first!

What else can I say except that when Miss Talking Trash puts on a party it's like no other!
She's not only Queen for a day, she's a Queen everyday!
You Go Girl!!!
Well, are ya'll ready to PARTY???
Cause I am!
Now point me in the direction of the champagne table!
Now for a toast:
"CHEERS to Helen Louise, her daughter Debra Lynn
and to all the bloggers out there attending and not, may you all continue to be blessed for all the great things you do for one another".
Have a Happy Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Breaking News~

We interrupt this program so we can bring you breaking news that's just come in...The latest news going around blogland. While surfing blogger last night there was some interesting information about a so- called blogger who goes by the name of Debbie Talking Trash aka Miss Lazy. Her photo was on the front pages of Garden Antqs Vintage and Veranda's blogspot.

Debbie is throwing the "party of the century" as one blogster put it. The news of her party has hit the airwaves. There's talk of this party in every household tonight as we speak. Not since the episode of "Who Shot JR" on Dallas has there been this much talk of a celebrity in Texas!

I don't know about you but I'm dying to see who she brings as her date, because by the looks of this photo Cat Daddy isn't very happy who she's saying "Hi"! to.

I declare! What's this world coming to?

Stay tuned to this blog for more news as it becomes available.