Hello everyone! Anybody go to any good garage sales this past weekend? I have not been to many but last Friday decided to go to a church garage sale. Right away I spotted a beautiful silver plated tray and tea set and knew I had to have that tray! I had been looking for one for quite some time, so there it was! BUT...it was priced at $80! It is not antique by any means and the finial was broken off of one of the teapots, so I did not even want the tea set. I didn't say anything about it and just left (because I'm really trying to save my $ for an antique walnut sideboard) but as the weekend progressed I couldn't get that tray out of my mind and so I went back on Sunday (half price day), did a little talking and got the tray for $18! And here it is! I really like the detail work on it..
Part of the reason I wanted it was for staging vignettes for my blog. And as I told my hubby, to use it for taking him breakfast in bed! (lol) I have never taken him breakfast in bed so now I guess I better do it!
But anyway...yesterday I went grocery shopping and bought 2 things that make me very happy! A Victorian magazine and a piece of TURTLE CHEESECAKE ! Who can resist that?! Well I couldn't wait to get home and look through that magazine while savoring every bite of that cheesecake. There was a nice breeze outside so I decided to go out on the front porch. And that's where my tray came in handy. So here is my little staged area. My neighbors must think I'm crazy always out on my porch taking pictures of stuff!
A closer view...
I'll share a few of my favorite page views with you...
This parlor is pretty with its antique furniture and fretwork in the doorway.
And look at this bedroom! Gorgeous bed and dresser!
And Victorian Shell art, I love it! These pieces are not antique though, the article is about the lady who makes them and why she started making them (the real ones are too expensive).
Here are a few of her pieces she made. To see my post on my antique shell art pieces click here.
As you can see I only showed Victorian page views. After all I am a Victorian Wanna Be, don't you know!
(I get that "don't you know" from the Baldwin sisters on the Walton's! Love that show.)
But anyway, if Victorian isn't your cup of tea, you'll also find some retro decorating and some whimsical decorating AND some rustic decorating in this issue. So don't wait too long! Run out and buy one today before they're all gone! Have a great weekend!