In my last post, I did a little experimenting with the creams and naturals that are so popular now. But if you know me, you know that I just can’t stay away from my favorite colors…blue and white with sunny provençal yellow! This week’s finds are proof of that!
First, while Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest, I came across a stash of blue and white candlesticks and chose these three to bring home. I love the fact that they are all mismatched! I think the one in the foreground is my favorite. It matches one of the plates in my header! I got all three of them for just under $9.00!
I also found a collection of The Yale Shakespeare from the 1950s that was just being put on the shelves. Sooo…I grabbed up five of them at $1.90 each. The volumes are faded along the spine, but are still their original blue on the covers. I think I like the way that looks. I tied them with twine and added them to the vignette on the chest in my entry.
My next find came from my favorite flea/antique mall…the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia. He was peering out at me from the back of a bookcase…calling my name. It was love at first sight! Do you see what he is? It’s a little Breton man in the shape of…
…a vase…and he’s oh so Quimper-esque! He was $12…but how could I leave him behind?
He is holding some rosemary that I cut from my garden. I love the tiny little lavender-colored blooms! Isn’t it pretty?
Baby Kitty wants to show you the next find…also from the Queen of Hearts. They look like a pair of little transferware urns, don’t they?
But they are really a pair of salt and pepper shakers! They were also $12, but I couldn’t resist. They look perfect on my breakfast room table and really complement the blue and yellow table square...one of my favorite finds from my retirement trip to Provence several years ago.
I just love all the detail! Look at the little boating party picnicking beside the river with the castle in the background...so Jane Austen! Isn’t that Mr. Knightly and Emma standing there to the left? lol Can you tell this is my new favorite? Ahhh! Blue and white transferware…I can never get enough of it!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
See you next time! A la prochaine!