/ 14.11.10 / 5 Comments / antiques , Decorating , friends
Something Old… Something New… (Have you been tagged?)
My good friend, Rayanne of A Lovely Thought…tagged me the other day with a sweet little blogging game. So today, I thought I’d pass the fun on to you. I hope you enjoy it. :o)
Do you remember this old wedding rhyme?
Something old…very old in fact…a cocoa pot from Prussia. This is our family’s most treasured heirloom. It was a wedding gift to my husband’s grandmother, Georgiana Brune, from Kansas. She let us pick anything we wanted from her collection of antiques..and we picked this. We’ve used it only a few times…once, for a very special tea party (birthday) for my daughter when she was only 10. I thought this would be a great item to add to Romantic Home’s Friday Show and Tell. Do visit to see some lovely things from other people’s homes!
Something new..a new place to shop in Galveston~Murdocks Bathhouse! I LOVE this store!! It’s so pretty..light and airy…I’ll be posting about that next week I hope. (I keep wishing my house would look like this.) This historic bathhouse/souvenier shop has been washed away at least three times! The new Murdock’s is lovely…and a tribute to the perseverance of the local business people of Galveston.
Something borrowed…(Do I have to give it back, Mom?) I know..this a country blog, but before we moved to the country, we had spent years decorating English. I am such an Anglophile! I have had magazines delivered straight from England..right to my mail box.
This chair has been in my mother’s house for as long as I can remember. Good thing for her that she loaned it to me several years ago, because her house burned down in Dec. two years ago. If it had been in her house, it would be gone. It makes my bedroom look so elegant..don’t you think?
Actually, we plan to move it to the living room when we finally get it painted. I’ve offered to give it back so many times, but so far..she keeps letting me love on it. It’s my favorite piece of furniture in the whole house. (Thanks Mom!) :o)
Something blue… Actually..this is new too, because I just bought this to go in my sewing room. Some day, when I get to paint, the walls will be light blue, and right now, I’m working on some fabric wall art which will have bluebonnets all over it. So when I saw this flower arrangement I just had to have it! It was ten whole dollars at a resale shop in Conroe. (Love this shop—just discovered it!)
I thought Rebekah’s little embroidered heart, which she gave to me on Mother’s day many years ago, looked so sweet with the flowers. I do hope this arrangement passes the ‘doesn’t look fake’ test.