Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
My computer allowed me to enter Lynn's giveaway and for the first time in my life I won something! The package came in today, and inside, wrapped in pretty pink tissue was my gift...a beautiful collage made by Lynn herself, the sweetest altered spoon and a pretty doily. Lynn lives in Ontario, Canada. She's an artist, a crafter, a mom, she loves linens and you can visit her and her creations at http://therosecottage.blogspot.com/.
Her "Come to Tea" collage will be treasured forever, I will keep it close to the computer just to remind myself that sometimes it's a good thing to embrace change and move along with technology...at least with some of it, don't talk to me about Bluetooth or Texting...I can't even go there!
Monday, July 7, 2008
These are items that make our hearts skip a beat, favorites that will never make it to our store shelves, collections that have grown with time and without reason more than pure love.
Those same children maybe sat on one of my little chairs...I like them colorful, shabby of course! and placed all over the house, (I have about 9) they hold little treasures and wait for some day to be used by my grandchildren About nine years ago, I fell in love with Blue Transferware and Ironstone and have now a china cabinet full of it. My walls display my favorite platters and my pitchers top my cabinets and tables. The most extensive collection however, belongs to Clara. Her white matte finish pottery takes center stage in her living room and they really pop up against the dark wood of her cabinet. She probably owns every shape ever made!
We own many more collections, I'm afraid...antique postcards, statuary, monogrammed linens, letters "C" for Cavaglieri, letters "D" for DiGiuseppe, architectural posts, shabby stools..and we love them all!
See, we can't keep it all, but we keep a lot!
But how about you? Are you a collector? Let us know what makes you look high and low. Tea cups, quilts, americana, costume jewelry....? Visit our website www.niceandeasyantiques.com, click on Guestbook (left of your screen) and let us know. By sharing with us you will be entering our July Giveaway and the chance to win the Personal Journal shown on the front page.
Winner will be announced July 30th. Good luck to all of you!
Marcela & Clara