Friday, March 25, 2011

It's Just Perfect!

I have been wanting a nice dutch oven for quite a while.  I have searched the net, Craigslist (ha) and constantly check and often bid on Ebay, but the price is just too high for me.  They are just so expensive!

My dream.......... the Le Creuset Enamel Dutch Oven.....white, of course!

So I was checking out the garage/estate sales this morning on CL and found an estate sale which listed Le Creuset cookware.  I threw on some clothes, scraped up some cash and headed out the door.

I think my heart stopped when I walked into the kitchen and saw it......"It;s mine" (I think I said it outloud).
There were actually 3 in various sizes,  but I decided on the largest round one.

Did I mention that all sales were 25% off today?
I'm so happy!

Isn't it grand?

(Tomorrow everything is 50% off....hummmm!)

Have a great weekend
I'll be cookin'.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

White Wednesday

I'm linking up this post with Faded Charm hosted by Kathleen.  Looks like she's been moving things around.....well I'm right there with ya Katheen!  Today I redid the shelf that is between my kitchen and dining room, and a small wall in the dining room.

It's a tricky space as there is a partial wall from the ceiling, the floor changes from the kitchen to the dining room, and the kitchen peninsula is also right there.

I love this old chipipy white stool, and finally covered the top today with a remnant from a grain sack.
Love the patch work.

I know the hanging ironstone platters are not a new design, but I'm really pleased with the least for a while!  These are all crackled and wonderfully stained.

(looks like the middle one is a little crooked)

This old concrete chicken is one of my favorite things with layers and layers of old white paint....perhaps the theme for Easter?

I love these eggs.  They are real and the natural colors.  I found them on Ebay!

So tomorrow I just have to  clean off the dining room table which is a big mess (everything I moved is on the table right now).....I need more room!

Happy White Wednesday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pay It Forward

What a wonderful concept....."Pay It Forward"!  That was such a great movie with a message we should never forget!

Well, I'm not quite sure who started this, but I hooked up with Suzan from Old Greymare, for a "Blogger Pay It Forward"!  She's so talented, I can't wait to receive a hand made gift from her!

Here's how it works....

The first five people who comment on this blog post will receive a handmade gift from me.

In return, you must FIRST write a blog post explaining Pay It Forward 2011. Then.... send out a handmade gift to the first 5 visitors who leave a comment on your post. Take your don't need to send them all today or tomorrow.

This is such a sweet way to connect with friends or meet new ones, by sharing things we create with our hearts.

"It's not the size of the gift that matters, but the spirit of paying it forward."

Hope to hear from you soon! 


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Inspiration From Vintage Hardware

I've been Spring cleaning a little bit today!

Going through my many drawers, boxes and cabinets to pull out some of my vintage hardware, pieces and parts, etc.  I love to look at them evey so often for inspiration.  I'm linking up with Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday here.

These are some of my 'extra pieces' that I've put for sale in my Etsy Shop.  Do they inspire you?