Sunday, May 20, 2012

SHOW & TELL

I thought I would share a few miscellaneous things with you today. When we went to The Flower Fields I did a little shopping in the nursery attached. They have some really cute gift items and their prices are amazing. See the flower vase? I paid $12.95 for it and it has that cute little top that you can use for something like long stem roses.

The little lavender planter was $6.95 and the two little potted artificial plants inside were $3.95 each. Are they not adorable? The 3 bottles I ordered through the mail from Decor Steals. I just love the little crowns. Actually I have some wall decorative crowns arriving in the mail any day now. I am working on putting kind of a French Country Royal theme on my fireplace mantel. I will show you when it's done!


Next up is this plate. I have to tell you the background to this plate. See the platter in the top right corner. That platter belonged to my husbands Nana, her name was Mable. I always keep this platter on our hutch, but now our hutch is filled with my Jim Shore pieces. One day many years ago I came upon this collectible plate.  Mark's grandmother had a hutch in the hallway by their kitchen that looked so much like the picture on this plate. See the platter in the background.  I know the platter is different but I just could not resist buying this collectible plate which is called "Mable's Kitchen."


The crowns arrived! I just set them on the mantle to show you.
This is a work in progress!


See this cute wire wall thingy.
I use clothespins to hang cards on it!

Hope you have a great week ahead.

31 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

I'd say your mantle is crowned with success!

Polly said...

Everything is just gorgeous but I do love the crowns very much.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the lavender pot! :)

Trennia said...

All your items are beautiful, I like the vase for the long stem flowers :)

Just Be Real said...

Nicely arranged Debby. Love the flowers especially. Blessings.

Chatty Crone said...

I love all the vases but especially the violet one. I like the plates you bought too. Now what is your project with the crowns - they look nice on the fireplace. And I also liked the cute wire wall thingy. You get a lot of cards. Love, sandie

That corgi :) said...

All very nice finds, Debby!! You have a flair for decorating!!

betty

trooppetrie said...

those are beautiful,

Renegades said...

What fun finds.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I especially love the little lavender pot!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I love lavender (have a couple of bunches growing outside) and the little lavender pot is adorable.

Caroline said...

Everything is beautiful <3

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh..I never saw crowns before! i love that whole idea!! how fun.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your mantle looks great. I like the crowns a lot. They really show up beautifully!
The bottles with the little crowns are darling!
The planter also. Those little faux blue flowers look real. How sweet! Little things can make such a difference.
hugs!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Such pretty things ... I especially like the faux lavender and the little pot they're in. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

I love all of your new goodies, especially the collectible plate! It reminds me of days gone by...

Kristie said...

What beautiful finds! I love the vase!! :-)

Pam Lofton said...

You are so creative! I love those crowns! And so would Breezy and Deanie. Their sorority in college was ZTA and their whateveryoucallit was a 5 pointed crown. I've got to look into getting those little bottles. I love the platter and the plate is just perfect! I have a couple of the husband's grandmother's things- her punch bowl and a candy dish. LOVE the mantle! Want to come do some decorating in my house?

Trish said...

Love the Vase and Lavender Pot! And of course you had to have that Plate...the Name says it all!

Lynn said...

Oh, Maaan! I love the crown bottles! See, I used to be known as the queen of my classroom. I even had a list of rules called "How To Keep The Queen Happy."

Katherines Corner said...

a mantel fit for a Queen. I love it. xo P.S. I have one of those bottles in my artroom :-)

Laura said...

LOVE IT!! I'm back! I need to play major catch up. Wrote a few blogs and am excited to be reading too! Your finds are great and I love the crowns!!!
Hugs- L

Hilary said...

love the pictures... all so pretty! Have a great week too!

Stephanie said...

Oh the lavendar is just gorgeous. Love little potted plants in a house, it just brightens things up!

Mom of 12 said...

Love your cute wire wall thingy! What a great idea!
Sandy

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OHHH i love the crowns arrived. I'm loving the mantel look!

The clothes pin is such a cute idea.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

How very fittin' sweetie. Crowns for the Queen of Decor!!! What a beautiful job ya did settin' up your wonderful treasures!

God bless ya sweetie and have an awesome day!!! :o)

Deborah Ann said...

You have great taste Debby! Wish I could see a video cam of your house. I'll bet it's magazine worthy!

Tracy said...

Debby,
What a lovely collage of photos...I like the little bottles. isn't EVERYTHING a work in progress?

Amy said...

love the flowers.. So crafty..

Unknown Mami said...

The whole mantle arrangement looks wonderful. Something about the crowns and lavender together is just lovely.

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