Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September Happenings

The month of September seems to be flying by....
I enjoyed a wonderful visit in Connecticut
 with my good friend Paula.
We visited our usual favorite shops
 Gather in Ivoryton and Taken For Granite  in Stony Creek
 as well as a fun filled day at Brimfield.

Here are a few random photos of various vignettes
 in Paula's charming farmhouse. 

...my little bedroom upstairs...

...the newest addition to her garden.

...and these ruffled pages of the antique French books that she found at Jackie's booth in Brimfield...

...so pretty.

See these iron spirals?
We found these at Brimfield too.
They look a lot like the beautiful long spiral curls on Paula's head!
We were told they were once part of a piece of farm equipment!

 Paula found this wonderful wire piece a few weeks ago at Gather.
She wasted no time embellishing it 
with old photos and bits of lace and vintage buttons.

Next to those old ruffled pages...Paula's favorite find at Brimfield
 was this pair of curly toed ice skates.
I was so proud of her bargaining skills
 which included buying and delivering a cheeseburger to the dealer! :)

...and here is Midnight..relaxing in a favorite window.

More photos of what we saw in Brimfield
 and pics of Gather and Taken For Granite soon.

But tonight...I'm off to bed early as Dad and I 
take to the highway tomorrow morning on our way south.
Yes, Dad is longing for the warmth of Florida...
both the sunshine and his good friends.
Be back soon Mr. Flea! 

Hope you are all well.
It's been a wonderful summer...beautiful weather and lots of time with family.


Muffy's Marks said...

Safe travels. Love those curled toed skates!!!

1 said...

Beautiful photos Laura.
Have a wonderful time with your Dad and have a safe trip!

Unknown said...

ahhhhhhh, I always love, love, love pictures from Paula's...thanks for sharing and take care !

Linda said...

Yes Laura...it sure was a lovely summer...and how lucky were you to sleep in that enchanting bedroom...
Enjoy the drive with your Dad...We will be returning to sunny Florida for the month of February again...lucky us!!!

Linda :o)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Always love your posts Laura:) I went to Brimfield too and had a great time. Have fun in Floriday:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Blondie's Journal said...

Paula really has some original pieces and has a flair for fitting them perfectly into her decor. Sounds like you had a wonderful time together!


ANNE said...

I love all your wonderful things! So beautiful xox

Margaret said...

I am so envious of all the wonderful finds from your amazing flea markets 'over there', I don't know of anything quite like it here in Oz. Thanks for your inspirational pics, many could be reproduced in mini size.

pballard said...

Great finds. Love the bedroom upstairs. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Cute house. Love all the great finds! I need to remember the cheeseburger bargaining trick ; )

erin's art and gardens said...

YAY! i love seeing paula's house!!

Andy's Attic said...

Have a safe and hopefully sunny trip south! And come back home safely too.

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Great pics Laura! i particulary love those bird house in the garden!! it made me dream about, but they are reall really reare in Italy! love to your Dad & family all!

It's me said...

♥.♥.♥...love from me darling !! beautiful !!...xxx..

Kate said...

Dear Laura
I am always in awe of your photography. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the time with your loved ones.


Kristie said...

Gorgeous images, Paula sure has a knack for vignettes. Be safe on your trip and I hope your dad enjoys his visits with friends! :)

Carole said...

Sounds like a great couple of days. Have a good trip with Dad and be safe!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Enjoyed your pics so much. My favorite was Midnight, posed looking over her shoulder next to the birdcage. What a pretty kitty!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Enjoy the road trip with your Dad!
Loving all you are sharing, especially the great Brimfield finds!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your friend has the most charming way of displaying all of her vintage finds!