04 February 2012

Treasure Hunting

Hello and Welcome Spring

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? Ours is unseasonably mild, high-forties and sunny. No complaints from me, though I'm not foolish enough to think it will last....

Have you found any treasures lately? I had a ball out picking this past week and even ended up finding a few keepers.

The pretty cup and saucer is marked "Summer Glory" Royal Albert England. I couldn't resist it at $1.99. I'll grab a little bit of spring wherever I can find it....

The two small plates are Syracuse China (.49 cents each). I'm a sucker for restaurant supply dishes and have collected several sets in different patterns. I like the scalloped edge on the pink and white plate, but I rarely see this pattern in my travels; when I do it's either a lone saucer or badly scuffed.

I think I'm in love....this old bowl is so elegant and the towels are my favorite fabrics and colors. They have already found a home in my linen closet.

I spent about $30 and had some much needed fun. I picked up a few old and well-made antiques to resell on eBay and a few things to put away for the Etsy store I haven't yet opened. ;-)

Happy hunting!

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01 February 2012

Cabin Fever

And a Happy February 1st To You.....

Just think.....only a couple more months of winter, depending on where you're at. I'm ready for spring.

I'm more than ready.....in fact, I now have an official case of cabin fever. I'm dying to get outside. I want to build something. Or prop something up. I want to see how the blueberries and rosa rugosa that I planted last spring are doing. Did my trees make it? In November I planted two white pines next to the new tractor building; they're out there somewhere buried under three feet of snow. I want to hang out(side).

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Meanwhile, here's a few titillating teasers. LOL. Have I got it bad.

Pine Tar Stain  100% organic. I wonder if it repels flies....

Northern Ontario. Nice framing. The floors are repurposed palettes. More about the construction at mycabininthewoods.tumblr.com.

A farm is in Skammestein, Norway. This barely looks like a photo.

A 21-year-old industrial design student built this cabin in an archipelago in Finland.

This cabin in Norway looks like it's sitting on a Bigfoot rug.

Swedish simplicity. What era do you think that sofa is from? Late forties-early fifties? You can see more images of Urnatur here.

New Hampshire. Maple sap run, the smell of new lumber. Heaven.

Best woodpile ever. Just goes to show you can be creative in whatever you do.

Think Spring!