Friday, June 23, 2017
I'm linking up with The Friday Flea Marketplace today!
To link up your shop and join in the fun....click HERE
If you like junkin' and plundering around at flea markets.... you'll love The Friday Flea, it's a virtual flea market featuring sellers of all venues both vintage and handmade....be sure to drop by there and check it out ...
Have fun browsing! Have a great weekend everyone!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Today, I'm bringing to you a unique way to display vintage brooches!
I have a small collection of them that I hold dear to my heart. It hangs over the top of my dresser mirror in my bedroom. They aren't passed down family heirlooms or anything....I've picked them up at garage sales and thrift stores over the years, with the exception of the red lady bug one, it was a gift from my best friend back when we we teenagers....
It's funny how things can take you back to another place in time.....
Have you found any unique ways to display any of your collections? I'd love to hear about it!
Thanks for stopping by today....
I hope you have a great day!
Linking up with this inspiring place this week...
Feathered Nest Friday
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Hey there again....I'm parting with a couple of my old rose platters....I think they make wonderful background pieces for a vignette on a shelf or hutch.....there are so many ways to use old platters and plates, other than for serving...they can be hung and displayed on walls in a collection, for a unique one of a kind look, or use them as stand alone pieces on that kitchen wall that needs a little something.....they are perfect in the cottage chic home or farmhouse styles of decorating and I think they will add a touch of vintage charm to most any home, especially if you decorate with pink!
I'm also selling these rare antique flow blue broth consomme double handled cups....these would be great pieces to add to a flow blue collection on a hutch....
So, that's this weeks new "old" arrivals....they're for sell in my Etsy Shop in case anyone's interested.
I wanted to remind everyone that my prices are negotiable on most items that I sell in my shop.... I do take offers...so, if you find something over there, feel free to contact me through my shop, it's Queenie's Vintage Finds at Etsy. You can click HERE and I'll shuttle you over there. Also, Etsy has made things even more convenient for buyers, you do not have to have an Etsy account anymore to make purchases over there...you can use guest check out for purchases now.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Monday, June 12, 2017
So anyway, I finally got my bed made up, and took photos, so now I can show it to you! I'm only kidding around...most days I do make my bed up.... the whole room looks like a total disaster with my piles of pillows, if I don't!
As you can tell, I like mixing up my bed linens....the tufted bench at the foot of my bed is full of throws, bed skirts, pillow shams and pillow cases in all colors. I get tired of matching bedding sets too quickly ....so I've found that white works best for me as the base for my bedding....that way I can easily change things up with a different bed skirt and pillows, when I want to.
My white quilt and shams came from T.J. Maxx, the tan and white pillow cases are Country Living, the two white embroidered small accent pillows with the ruffles were thrift store finds, the dust ruffle was a thrift store find, and the old needlepoint rose pillow was an Etsy find! I love old embroidery and anything needlepoint!
I don't usually go for much of a decorating theme in my rooms, I have more of a collected over time look and feel, but if it had a theme, I guess this room would be all about roses roses and more roses....this hand painted rose picture was a yard sale find a few years ago (I believe it was $3)....and I'm still lovin' my chandelier....it came from Wayfair and it got put up when I painted my room......
Here's another photo with one of my other favorite needlepoint pillows....I couldn't make up my mind which pillow I liked better! So I thought I'd post this other photo too!
I have a question before I go....maybe someone out there can help me with something. I really do need a new camera.... I've been thinking about getting one for a while now, but to be honest, I am not sure what to buy. The more I research the more confused I get. I want a camera that's easy to use that would give me better quality photos, and for the least amount of money. The camera I'm using is a simple point and shoot Kodak Easy Share. I've had it a several years now and most every photo I take has to be edited to get even a half-way decent picture, and if the room doesn't have much natural lighting, (like the one above and most of my rooms), it's even worse. Many pictures I take do not turn out usable at all. If anyone has any suggestions about a camera that's affordable, that would be better than this one I'm using, please leave me a comment. I'm hoping I'll get a camera sometime soon, maybe at least by Christmas, fingers crossed! Or maybe some wonderful company out there will somehow find me and want to donate me a camera to use here on the blog! I'd surely take it!
Well, thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great week!
P.S. I almost forgot to mention, my headboard came from Walmart.com it was $150 for king size with free shipping.
*(I was not compensated for this post by any of the mentioned corporations)
Linking up with these inspiring places this week:
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Feathered Nest Friday
Thursday, June 8, 2017
There's just something about a beaten pathway that calls me to come and explore... Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain Georgia with all of it's pretty wooded trails to walk through... is a wonderful place to visit and to take in the beauty of nature, everything is so green there....
My husband and I spent several days on a vacation getaway to Pine Mountain recently, so I wanted to share some pictures from our trip! We spent a day of our trip in Callaway Gardens....walking trails....
Along another trail, we found a primitive cabin in the woods....
This pathway below leads to the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Conservatory...
These displays of framed butterflies were inside the building....
And the further we got in there, it became more and more narrow, winding, and in some places very rocky with a small creek nearby....
We finished our hike... and got back to the car... where the winding roads of the State Park, took us to the quaint and charming small town of Warm Springs Georgia...I loved this little town!
Across the street was the Historic Hotel Warm Springs, there was a Candy and Ice Cream Shop inside...we had to get some fudge, (sorry for the blurry photo,it's the only one I got)...
Well, it was a nice little getaway for us....it's fun to get away for a few days, to see something new and do something different! It's always nice to come back home too, because after all, you know there really is no place like home, is there?
I hope you enjoyed coming along with us on our trip!