Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Vintage Roses At The End Of Another Lovely May

I thought I would share the last of the first blush of roses with you. It was a promising start before an unusual freeze this spring, but we have enjoyed a few gorgeous displays so far.

The white roses produced the best, but I have gathered up more colorful roses of a different kind to keep them company.

It's been awhile since I sat in the garden with a few of my favorite teacups and prints. I have layered an old vintage curtain of roses underneath.

I posted about the PARIS in BLOOM book earlier in the season, and just had to possess the other rose book by Georgianna Lane, VINTAGE ROSES. Such a treat!

The perfect time of day for a little break under the trees at the end of another beautiful May. 

This vintage panel only sees sunshine a couple of times of year as if it has its own spring and summer blooming. . . .

We may be far from the ocean, but a little bit of sea glass blue keeps things cool before a long hot week ahead settles in.

Thanks for joining me and my vintage roses for a cheery soiree under the cottonwood trees!

So nice that you stopped by!

Wishing you many rosey days ahead!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cottage Whites

Nothing like a few favorite white things to celebrate a leisure Saturday! I'm actually celebrating a new computer hard drive as well. I have some catching up to do!

Fortunately these recent shop photos made it through, and as you can see, garden style vintage stuff is still on my mind!

Time for a good linen fix too!

I can never seem to get enough of the luscious details like monograms and hand worked lace.

Looking for cool summer styles?

White is always easy on the eyes.

I always love the mix of rustic and refined.

And can you ever have enough vintage watering cans?

But ceiling tin is a fairly rare find.

 Just makes me want to go kicking around for more!

How about you?

Happy Saturday!

Hope it's a great weekend for you!


Monday, May 8, 2017

Back In Waxahachie & A Great Little Shop

You can just feel the love when you walk in the door. Or maybe it was simply me falling in love with this adorable new shop in Waxahachie on my recent return to one of my favorite small towns in Texas. Just a peek inside the window of the High Cotton Emporium will tell you why.

All the things I love, in all of my favorite colors! With one pretty display following another.

Lots of talent on show here.

The owners are busy preparing for a Grand Opening this Thursday, May 11th. Click here for more information and details on their Facebook page. 

I wish we could stick around for all the fun!

In the meantime, here's a look at some of the beautiful painted furniture and accessories that they have for sale in this elegant little shop.

We loved this adorable corner with painted shutters and a wonderfully detailed wood door.

The perfectly chippy iron bed. . . 

dressed to the nines! (Don't you just adore those ruffles?)

It was a bit tricky to get a good shot of this dreamy twiggy display with a lovely petite chandelier featured inside. But what a delight it is to see in person!

I can never let go of thoughts of one of my all-time favorite movies set in Waxahachie-- Places In The Heart. (Even if I have to check the town spelling every time! Haha!) Like the heartwarming movie, the shop plays up the cotton history of the place. Especially since their wonderful old building was once an old cotton exchange.

Such a treat in store for ya'll here! Come on by if you can. We just happened to be walking by after lunch, and can't wait to get back again sometime. There are lots more vintage shops near the square, so a destination shopping trip would be the thing to do. Next time I think I'll bring a truck! 

Best of luck on your grand opening this week ladies! I think lots of folks will be very happy to greet you. 

And thanks for adding so much unexpected delight to our return trip to Waxahachie!

Hope it's a great new week for all of you too!