Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Happy White Wednesday everyone!  I hope you're all having a lovely week so far.  I thought I would have a little fun this week and try to get creative with my pictures especially for White Wednesday.

I hope you enjoy them...

I finally received my order from Faded Prairie's Etsy shop on Monday (yay!)!!

I thought I would have some fun using everything as props for picture taking before I found a permanent home for them (will be posting soon).  Well, there's never really a permanent home for any of my collectibles.  I'm always moving things around my home...
fluffing here, fluffing there. :)

Kristin sent this sweet thank you note, assuring me to let her know if there were any problems with my order, along with some antique bank receipts (dated 1890), and a vintage game card .  How sweet is that?!  Thank you Kristin...I loved all the extra little goodies you sent me!! :-)

I was blown away when I saw how old the receipts were and that they came from a town called Springville, Iowa, because I live about 20 min. from a little town called Springville, CA, and visit there all the time.  At first I thought, WOW...they came from Springville (our Springville ~ lol)!

I thought this vintage farm funnel made a lovely flower holder.  I love the contrast of the delicate white lantana against the rustic galvanized metal.

A little brown and white transferware pitcher filled with white lantana.

French Vanilla roses in my garden.

I LOVE this vintage white enamelware coffee pot I got from Faded Prairie.
It's in wonderful condition and is a fabulously LARGE size! :) 

Thanks for stopping by today and taking the time to leave a comment.  You put a smile on my face with every word. :)

I don't think there is anyone left in Blogland who hasn't joined in on White Wednesday (lol), but if by chance you haven't, you should definitely head on over to Kathleen's blog, Faded Charm, and check it out.  It's always a lot of fun and loaded with tons of inspiration.

Don't forget... I'll be announcing the winner to my CSN giveaway on Thursday.  Good luck!

Hugs ~ Jo



  1. oh, all your treasures are gorgeous!! and perfect for your home!

  2. Love the farm funnel and everything else on your blog. I will be enjoying reading all your lovely posts.

    Thanks for your lovely comment.
    MERCI BEAUCOUP for following my blog! Truly appreciate it!

  3. I am so happy to have found your blog. I plan to live vicariously all the way through it very soon. We have a "secret garden" around our 1921 bungalow.


  4. Jo
    Love your post and all your fun Etsy finds. I don't have an Etsy shop, but you can call the shop and we can ship or you can email me with your wish list and we can pop those cute numbers in the mail.



  5. I love your new pretties! You style is amazing, and your photos enchanting.

  6. I just found your beautiful blog. It's wonderful.

  7. All is good in the world, I just have to look at your pics and I am peaceful :) great buys!

  8. Wow, you found some lovely things! Must be so much fun to go and play with them. I am sure you will find good homes for all of them (and then another great home, and another...).
    Enjoy your fluffing!

  9. Hi Jo!
    Thank you for your kind words over on my blog, I can only give the compliments back to you!
    Congrats on your new old finds!
    I was so excited today to share pictures of my new beautiful white old transom window, that I'm so early that the linkin party over at Kathleen's isn't even up and running yet lol but I see you even beat me to it he he :)
    Happy WW to you!
    xoxo~ Carola

  10. Your new goodies are fabulous. Doesn't Faded Prairie have the best things? I just found your lovely blog and I am your newest follower.
    Hugs, Sherry

  11. Love your new goodies and lovely photos, Jo!!

  12. What a beautiful things you bought...ow that green bottles......i am in love.......hugs from me .....

  13. Your roses are simply gorgeous! I can practically smell them! :) And I love the treasures that you got from Faded Prairie. You will have lots of fun with them! I will have to go & check out her shop!

  14. What a fun box to open! Enjoy each and every piece!
    Hugs- Tete

  15. As always, gorgeous pictures! You have such a talent for finding just the perfect vintage item - I LOVE the coffee pot. Isn't Kristin's shop filled with such great things ~

    Enjoy your evening ~

  16. Your treasures are full of vintage and white goodness. olive♥

  17. Love your lantana sprouting from your coffee pot! Your French Vanilla roses are to die for :-)

  18. Hi Jo, So so pretty! Great photos! I am lovin those French Vanilla Roses, they are so on my short list of must haves for next year!

  19. Computers are great but isn't it grand to get mail! I just love getting parcels, especially from Etsy Shops! There may be a lot of White Wednesdays out thereJo, but yours is one of the best - I so love to see what you come up with next.

  20. Wonderful treasures,Jo, and your beautiful photos show them off to perfection! I am drooling over your lovely roses..and those vintage receipts.

    Thanks so much for having me over...


  21. Wow, you rec'd some fabulous items! Isn't it fun getting packages in the mail. Even if you ordered them it just seems like you're getting a present! Your roses are beautiful too!

    Happy White Wednesday Jo!

  22. Very pretty white items. I've never heard of Springville, Ca, but I know Porterville :-) We're in Victorville; I guess there are alot of "ville's" here in Cali :-)

  23. You got yourself some goodies and I love all your photos. Very simple and clean.

    Have fun decorating with them.

    Take care,


  24. Hi Jo, All your whites are so sweet. I love visiting white Wednesday. It's just perfect for summer! Marcia in Turlock

  25. Hi "Jo"
    I came by to enjoy your white Wednesday!
    Oooop'sie I drooled on your galvanized metal center island, you know how much I love that island... I would never tire looking at it:) The galvanized treasures from your etsy find are great addition to your design style.

    Your fluffing the items here and there would be a treat to see all the creative places you try them out in, until you find that perfect place for them to rest awhile :)

    Thank you Jo for your passion and sharing it with us.

  26. Hi Jo,

    Yor're a lucky girl, finding so beautiful treasures! I love your farm funnel and your coffee pot! Will visit this Faded Prairie's Etsy Shop to find out, whether they deliver to Germany.....!

    Have a beautiful week!

  27. Let me see my fav's are the white coffee pot and the brwon/white transferware.I love to see what others buy...............

    Also the Roses are beautiful! ~Cheers kim

  28. I love your post for today. I also love galvanized items and graniteware. I have buckets and watering cans, but I have never run across the funnels. I am on the hunt now. Thanks for sharing!!!

  29. hi jo
    beautiful treausures....i love it.
    another favorite is this beautiful rose...they are
    looking wonderful.
    have a nice day,

  30. Hi Jo,
    Gorgeous photos.....well done!
    Happy WW!

  31. GORGEOUS photos and treasures! I love your blog and will be back later to visit more. Happy White Wednesday!

  32. Beautiful post! I enjoyed every photo!

    Happy White Wednesday!


  33. Hi Jo, What wonderful little pretties. I love the way you styled them. I'm definiately stopping back by this weekend with my coffee in hand. I know I'll enjoy.
    The Swedish Room

  34. Hi there Jo~ your new purchases are just lovely!

  35. Hi Jo! Oh, boy......I'm going shopping (again) cos the minute I leave here I'm going to check out Faded Prairie! What absolute treasures you bought! Love the old coffee pot and the galvanized funnel, and they look great with the delicious lantana in them. :) Your home is so beautiful....Can I stop by for a visit? :)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  36. I always have such a great time when you invite us into your gorgeous home! Great finds, each and every one, and you always photograph them so beautifully!
    Have a wonderful day, Jo!!!

  37. Jo, I love all your new treasures. I think my favorite is the white enamel and the metal oil can you are going to use for flowers.

  38. Hi Jo,
    You got some great stuff from Etsy. Lucky girl. I wish our hot weather would go away so I could get some things done. Have a great week.
    {{HUGS}} Amanda

  39. Hi Jo,
    When your daughters grow up you will have a room all to yourself. :) Also that is an old picture of that awesome armoir. It's a family piece. Seth did paint it white, added new trim and knobs. You can view pictures of that awesome piece here http://morninglorycottage.blogspot.com/2009/03/5-minute-makeover.html
    and here http://morninglorycottage.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-seth-has-been-up-to.html
    It sits in the dining room now. Yes when my kids were younger they did take over the whole house. Now it feels kinda empty. So enjoy those girls while you can. The room in that picture is the one in the guest house. It's almost done. Yeah!!
    {{HUGS}} Amanda

  40. Oh my! Gorgeous! You sure picked out some beuties, I love her shop. How nice of her to include the extra's. I hope your having a fabulous day!

  41. What a pleasant visit... LOVE all your goodies and the nice way you displayed them.
    so glad I popped over. I'll now take some time to go thru your older posts: bet I'll have a fantastic time.
    have a nice rest of the week

  42. I'd love to a rose out from your garden. With your permission of course and give it to my girlfriend. I just think real roses picked from a garden is more romantic then going to a store and picking them up.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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