Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Autumn in the Adirondacks

September and October were beautiful in the Adirondacks.
Here are a few photos that show just a bit of the beauty
 of our mountains and lake.

It is always sad when we close up "camp" for the season.
 But things changed quickly up north
 and they have already had their first snowfall!

Things have changed here at home too.
Life has it's seasons.
These days we are spending time loving and caring
 for the oldest members of our family.
It is such a privilege.

So grateful for family, friends and faith.

Hope You are enjoying the season!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

More Bouckville 2013 Treasure

I took a ton of photos at Bouckville
 with two different cameras plus my IPhone.
 If you follow along on Instagram...
you have seen very similar photos.

Thought you might enjoy seeing these too!

These two marble top tables were gorgeous.
 They weren't priced, there was no vendor around
 and I don't even have a place for them.

  But, I want a place for them.
 I love them.
The fact is...I don't even have room for one.

Loved both of these charming portraits! 

This vendor had tons of Christmas ornaments stacked high.
I think there were as many photos taken of this pile
 as people were buying!

European Breadboards....

colored glass bottles...

So beautiful...

A great selection of old windows...

Just say no.
 I already have three of these, including one that was my Nana's.

an old bustle...
I can't even imagine what it would be like to wear such a thing.
But then again...my figure doesn't need any extra padding there! 

You know how much I love blue!
I have several pieces of cobalt decorated pottery collected long ago.
 Good thing...prices are high now!

That's it for photos of  Bouckville 2013
Looking forward to next year already! 

Next up...autumn at the lake.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Paula's 2012 Christmas House in Print!


Have you seen this special interest publication
 by Better Homes and Gardens?
Christmas Ideas

Well, my dear friend Paula's home, all decorated for Christmas,
 was photographed last year for this special issue.
The article is at the very back of the magazine...
because, of course, they save the best for last!
It's in the stores now!

I am looking forward to my next visit,once her decorations are up, because she always does something different...
...and she has already clued me in to a few amazing ideas
 she has cooking in her creative mind!

Just had to let you know!

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Vintage Room at Bouckville 2013

This was my lucky year at the Bouckville show.
I was finally able to meet Colleen Bloom of The Vintage Room.

Her charming booth stands out as a rose among thorns (so to speak)
 with all it's decidedly feminine and shabby chic decor.

Colleen's love of the French Nordic look
 is apparent in her lovely vignettes and displays.

Florals and fine china...

Vintage pins displayed on a denim vest over satin and lace...

Silver and painted pieces...

Old mirrors and Florentine accessories...

Crystal, silver and Italian metal tole...

Shabby chic painted furniture in creams and pinks,
 gorgeous vintage clothes and beautiful jewelry...

vintage linens and lace...

Painted signs and furniture...lots of creativity going on here! 

Colleen carries Jeanne D'Arc Living publications,
 products and even their lovely clothes!


Colleen is as sweet as she is talented.
Such a pretty lady too!
I was delighted to finally meet her in person.

You can see more pictures of her booth at Bouckville
 on her blog The Vintage Room

...and can follow her on Facebook here!

As always, thanks for stopping by and for kind comments!