Changing out the mantle for the seasons is one of my favorite projects, it allows me to just shop my own home and move things around according to my mood ~ right now, Its raining and cold outside. So keeping my home a ‘sanctuary’ for me is important. I love walking into our great room and feeling invited by the room to cozy up on the couches!
I love collecting old rose paintings – no frame is necessary! They are so lovely to me and I don’t mind a dab of character if they have flaws. I think that's what attracts me to them – is the combination of both beauty and the beast of “time”.I collect three footed teacups, so whenever I can put them on display I love to do so!
I love this old match box ~ I found it a couple years ago, and it certainly is something I treasure! Ironstone is something I love, but only have a few pieces of it ~ I almost put flowers in this darling pitcher, but decided that I like it empty because it’s a symbol that spring is around the corner.
I know I already shared this little table in my New Years Mantle post, but didn’t talk about it. Something I found awhile back through our local Craigslist and has sat in my little sitting room in the master suite.
On top of this little table is the lamp shade I shared with you in an earlier post. These Waterford crystal coasters I picked up at the thrift store up the street over the holidays…I planned to post them in my Etsy Store, but I haven’t decided if I want to give them up yet.
I love hanging out in this room in the evenings with my husband, however sports is always on the television – so instead I flip through pages of these books! Doesn’t that little basket with handles look like I should be knitting? It’s so cute!
To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie