I an so excited to show you my hutch! I have some fabulous Goodwill hunting trophies who have taken up residence there! Can you spot them?
It’s this trio of hunting dogs…that is, dogs dressed in vintage hunting attire! Aren’t they cute? And best of all, they were only $8.00…total! Woo hoo! Now I know you are wondering what I am doing buying dogs…my staff was a little puzzled at first, too...but if you have been following my blog for very long, you know I have a thing for little animals wearing old-fashioned clothes. I know, weird, but true! I think it comes from the time I spent pouring over the illustrations in my favorite childhood book…The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
I have scattered them among my bargain Wedgwood from GW, my Red Cliff ironstone tea set and some of my favorite silver and pewter pieces. I think they look right at home! What about you?
And I have some great vintage frenchy finds to show you, too! I found a wonderful addition for my little collection of French café au lait cups and lug bowls…most of which have names on them! I found this one at GW for $2.52! It’s from the picturesque little French fishing village of Honfleur…one of the places on my must visit list. Someone must have bought it as a souvenir years ago. I love the little hand-painted man in traditional Normand costume! Georges…I have your lug bowl and I’m not giving it back!
And…my best GW hunting trophy in a while…a first edition of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume Two! Woot! Woot! It’s up to $100 on eBay…and I paid…are you ready?…$2.50! I can add it to my first American edition of the Larousse Gastronomique…also a GW find at the same price! Can you believe people give these things away?
Meanwhile, I have finally gotten the Christmas decor back in the attic and started pulling out my favorite frenchy accents. My fork candle is once again wearing its blue and yellow Provençal ribbon and the little silver dish has been replaced by my Bonjour sign…welcoming visitors into my home!
The snow and ice here in the South are finally beginning to melt a little and life is slowly returning to normal...after five days of being snowed in! Baby Kitty has been enjoying watching the birds flutter around the feeder outside the window, but he’s ready to have a look at them from outdoors…in my presence, of course! And with no hunting allowed! lol Isn’t he a handsome little man? And as for me…I am ready for some restaurant food...French onion soup and a seven pepper sirloin salad at Longhorn!! Now that really sounds good!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my hutch! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Before and After Party on Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Denise at First a Dream for the Re-Party
See you next time! A la prochaine!