Hello everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. I've been working out in the garden and finding homes for my Etsy finds today.
So far, I've received everything I've ordered except from Faded Prairie. She lives the farthest away from me, so it's to be expected that it would take longer. I was so excited when they arrived and pleasantly surprised by their beautiful presentation.
I ordered the carving set above from Sara's Etsy shop, Sadie Olive. She sells amazingly beautiful pieces of vintage silverware and other antiques and collectibles, as well as her beautiful photography.
In addition to the carving set that I ordered, she sent along this beautiful postcard with her photography on it, the vintage measuring spoons, and her business card. How special is that! I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised or happier with my experience of ordering from her shop. :)
The postcard is just as beautiful on the back side as it is on the front.
The cute little vintage measuring spoons found a home in my white ironstone creamer in my kitchen. I added some measuring spoons that I actually use for cooking to the other creamer to balance the look, but I'd like to find some vintage spoons with that perfect old patina to put in there instead. I feel another Etsy shopping spree coming on. ;o)
I took the postcard and business card she sent me and punched a hole into both. I added a vintage key that I already had and used tattered ribbon that was actually sent with another Etsy order (pictures to come below) to tie the ensemble to a hook I had saved in our tool box...
...which I then (with the help of my husband) hung inside this vintage frame in my mudroom.
I used to have a vintage ironstone lid with a beautiful handle on it hanging inside the frame. That got knocked off the wall and broke (boohoo), so I temporarily hung this little wreath there just to fill the space until I found something better.
But, I think this looks prettier.
What do you think?
This is how Dore sent me this awesome vintage street sign that I ordered from her lovely Etsy shop, Burlap Luxe. She sells her beautiful pieces of original artwork that she uses to create magical signs and other lovely household decor that would be a wonderful addition to any home or garden.
There's the tattered ribbon I told you about earlier. She attached this sweet thank you note and a little snippet with the definition of "shabby" on it. I LOVED that! Dore and I have visited often through our blogs and e-mails, and she is a kindred soul who knows how much I love all things shabby.
I placed it in my little ironstone dishes (what are they for?...not sure) that I have displayed on my kitchen island. Thanks Dore! You're a dear blogger friend. :)
I tried a number of different spots in my house, before I decided this is where I like the sign best. It was a perfect compliment to the other enamelware pieces I have in my mudroom, and it's something you really notice as you come in the door from the carport.
I still need to paint the screws we used to hang it up with white.
I decided to put the vintage flour sifter I ordered from Gypsy Fish above my mudroom closet. I thought it fit in nicely there. It didn't come with a special presentation, but it was shipped promptly and arrived undamaged. What more can you ask for? :)
These are flowers from my garden that I took a picture of especially for you to say THANK YOU to all of you who stop by and leave such lovely comments. I appreciate each and every one of you!! :)
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I hope you all of have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo