Friday, May 27, 2011

Trading Up


Early this morning the sunlight beckoned me outside...


...the perfect light for taking pictures.
This wire dish drain used to belong to my girlfriend Paula...
...you know, the one I had the sale with last weekend.
 We traded quite a few items before the sale...
and this old thing just needed to come home with me.



The beautiful botanical black and white dishes, you may recognize,
  came from Anthropologie several years ago.
Paula fell in love with them and bought them first.
I waited and waited....eventually they went on sale...
...and then I pounced and bought them too.




 




Oh, and this old screen window came home with me too.
 love it!

Instead of opening up the lake house this weekend...
we stayed in town and will be helping Kate move
 out of Manhattan and back to Brooklyn again.

  Mr. Flea spent the day repairing a vintage dressing table with triple
 mirrors that Kate set her sights on a few weeks ago
 when she was home for a visit.
  We will be bringing it to Brooklyn for her as well as a few other vintage girly things to decorate her new apartment.

What are your exciting plans for the long weekend?
:)

30 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

That wire dish drainer - OH WOW. Loved every photo you took for this posting.
- Joy

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love that dish drainer! Lucky you!
Have a great weekend!
Susan

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love those plates. I will be doing a lot of yard work. Have a good one.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your photos are wonderful. I love the dishes and the drainer is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Brens Bright Corner said...

LOVE those dishes!

Becky C said...

What great finds! I really love the drainer and the screen window! May I ask, where did you get the dishtowel? Love it, too.
Have a great weekend! No plans here. Just relax.
Blessings
Becky C

Anonymous said...

Love the plates and so looking forward to a long weekend...have fun
Ann Sentimental Life

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I adore those plates!!!! Gorgeous! Lovely pictures as well! :)

sweetpea said...

well aren't you just the best helping Kate figure it out? love the wire dish drainer and the plates. love you always.

hugs,

shelley

It's me said...

Beautiful service...happy weekend darling......J'taime ....bisous....xxx..

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
I LOVE the way you trade things.....and what lovely things. It's great to think that everything is getting a new home for a while.
We can so relate to the moving of our children. Our son Daniel and our daughter-in-law Laura moved into a flat once on the top floor in a renovated old Brewery in London. Because of the age and shape of the building, there weren't any lifts. Daniel, working in the music industry, has collected vinyl records for years and has THOUSANDS and, I mean THOUSANDS so, they all had to be carted up many flights of stars.!! Believe me, they are very heavy !! We all helped and, the last couple of flights were so steep, you virtually needed oxygen !! I don't know if you've seen ' Barefoot in the Park' with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford but, if you have you will know what it was like !!!!
Our weekend will consist of, a bit of gardening and celebrating our son's birthday.
Wishing you a fun weekend Laura. XXXX

Vintage Gal said...

Love that wire dish drainer ~ wow ~ your early morning pictures are just beautiful ~ I love the way the early morning light dances off the plates ;-)

Patti Bee said...

I love how something so simple as a dish drainer can be so beautiful. Love your blog!

Robynne's Nest said...

Wow, I love that dishrack...haven't seen anything like that in Australia or here in England...must keep my eyes open. The plates are gorgeous and look terrific in the rack. Robx
p.s. love your blog

A Quilter Awakens said...

Exquisite! Karmen

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Laura! I am in love with the plates and the dish drainer is fabulous. Beautiful photos too.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo,
Sherry

Suz said...

I am missing out on Anthropologie. I love those botanical plates!!! I love that you trade with your friend...such a good thing!

Greetings from sunny San Francisco where we are having a great time...wedding of the daughter of an old friend.

Hugs,
Suz

Fete et Fleur said...

Love that wire rack! It's always great to trade things with a beloved friend. I wish I lived closer so I could have visited your sale.

I hope you take a photo of the refurbished dressing table. It would fun to see it.

Hugs!
Nancy

eli said...

I love all those treasures Laura!

Have a nice weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Dishes and love the dish drying rack..Just too Cute..
Karryann
Gracefully Vintage

vicki said...

Laura- the photos are fabulous- those dishes are to die for! They are gorgeous!! Who knew you could make such a beautiful post with a few dishes and a vintage drainer!

Love the whole trading up idea!!
Vicki

French-Kissed said...

Love the wire dish rack...and I also had a hard time resisting those Anthro dishes...goodness I think I would just love to have about everything you post here. Hope you enjoy the long weekend!

Jermaine

Burlap Luxe said...

Perfect trade, it looks to ne you got the better deal in the trade:)

Perfect photos they tell a perfect story!
xx
Dore

Carol R said...

Beautiful plates displayed to perfection! Have a lovely weekend Laura.

natashalorraine said...

i'd love to be able to trade like that! how exciting.
happy sunday
natasha http://bonjourshabbychic.blogspot.com/ xox

Carol said...

I have those same dishes as well. I was patient and waited for the sale as well.

Smiles,

Carol

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful photos!!
Have a nice sunday evening...
Titti

kpaints said...

Love, love, love that dishdrainer!!! Cool screen window too!

Curtains in my Tree said...

OH that all loks so pretty I love that old dish drainer and have never seen one like that

I am going to takes dishes out on my patio today where my curtains are blowing in the wind and set a pretty table just for me and my visitor for the weekend( a friends cat)

Janice

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Love, love, love the old wire dish drain, Laura! I had one very similar to it but sold it in my shop years ago. It's just one of MANY items that have caused me SELLER'S remorse. ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/