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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Bleu & White

Sweet Cottage china set
This past weekend my sister joined me on a morning of treasure hunting. I love finding new sources for great old "stuff". First we headed to a lovely annual "Vintage Sale" in the garden of a friend that really knows how to display ~ everything looked gorgeous. Too bad the weather didn't co~operate more (Sorry, I did take some great photos, but for some reason cannot seem to load them from my new wonderful smartphone ~ ugh!!!)

I picked up a darling Duncan Phyffe oval coffee table ~ perfectly painted white. Love it! Next we headed over to our Town Green for the annual Strawberry Festival. A friend had mentioned to me that the Town Historical Society has a small antiques barn open on the weekends on the green ~ so off we happily scampered, in search of maybe a pretty plate or two. What we found was anything but a dusty old barn.  A cute little cedar shake cottage, covered in rambling climbing roses with a white picket fence. I have lived in this town for years, and never once saw this place. My children even go to school on the grounds ~ I am still questioning my sanity about this. Anyway, a picture tells a thousand words. Here are just a few a the amazing items carried home. 

Steubenville covered serving bowl
Antique wicker demijohn bottle 

Antique Parian Bisque cherub candle holders

Well needless to say I am quite pleased with my new find and I will be visiting the Historical Societies cottage every weekend now.  I suggest hunting down your own towns local society as well to see if they too have an antique barn. They are a treasure trove of history and some fantastic local family heirlooms. 

***Please head on over to visit Susan this week at "Between Naps on the Porch" for a FBV Giveaway. Link on left sidebar 

Linking to 
What's it Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Monday Marketplace @ Common Ground
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground

Thanks for stopping by ~ Dee XO


  1. What terrific finds! The sweet blue and white dishes are my favorite. ~ Sarah

  2. Great great finds.. Each one is a total treasure.. thanks for sharing. xo marlis

  3. What pretty finds. Went to ET today to do some buying. Have a great week:)
    -Debra xxx
    capers of the vintage vixens


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