Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Day Off
Everyone needs a day off every once in a while to re-charge, re-think, or just plain relax. Today was one of those days for me. So I grabbed my favorite partner in crime, my mother, & we did three of the things we do best....1) ate out 2)shopped 3) giggled a lot!

Since I hadn't posted here in almost a week, I made a few pics for you.
Thought I'd share with you one of my favorite smaller mirrors today. This one hangs in our dining room. It came already "shabbied up" with years of vintage age to it, but I love it that way. It is cream with gilded highlights. I love the contrast of it against the red wall. The tabletop chandelier is one that I salvaged, painted & added bobeches & prisms to. It used to be black, with black candle sleeves & a black marble base. I love the double pair of sweet cherubs.I recently found a beautiful extra large damask dinner napkin with an S monogramed on it, so of course I had to have it. Thought it might look nice as a table topper in the dining room.

In a moment of weakness, I listed this antique mirror & sold it last week. Now I'm having regrets, as it would have looked awesome hung in my bathroom to reflect my new chandelier over the tub. I'm sure I'll never find another as gorgeous as this one. What was I thinking?!?!

As mentioned earlier, my mother & I went out to lunch together today, then antiquing in a few of our downtown shops. Got these adorable little angels. Not quite sure how I will use them yet, but they needed to come home with me!

Also found this pretty ROSES vase that I just couldn't pass up. I may list it in my store.

Mother & I had such fun together today. I left lots of stuff undone around here, but I treasure the times we have together so much. And the dust, housework & blogging will be here tomorrow, too, right? Hope everyone had as fun a day as we did!



Steph, it sounds like you had a wonderful time with your Mother. They are days to cherish, aren't they. And you got some gorgeous goodies as well. Loving the vase, let me know when it's in your shop. And how could you part with that gorgeous mirror. Oh well, maybe another one will come along. Your should pop on over and see the gorgeous chandys I won on ebay.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Beth Leintz said...

I know what you mean about sellers regret & your mirror- but then I remember how much fun it is shop for a replacement item- you'll find something beautiful to replace it.

I love the color of your dining room walls with the white & black accents- very dramatic!

Miss Rhea said...

I am glad you got to go "runnin'" with your Mom ! A Day to cherish ! Those angels are too sweet !! And your mirror are gorgeous ! That would have been hard to sell, I have done that, too !! But if we kept EVERYTHING, then we couldn't shop for more ! lol

Lori said...

Bravo Steph! Momma should come first! Mom and me always loved to visit the bread baking store and danity maid bakeshop together! That litle lamp thingy you asked about is in my Pfaltzgraff tea rose pattern. They have many different patterns.And yep I didn't get to mail your surprise cause you know how sometimes a package just needs something else? Yep, that's why! See you, Love, Lori

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I LOVE those little angels! Please share when you decide what to do with them!


Hey Stephanie, I really could use some help with the chandys, come on over - lol. I thought I'd start with a brush first and see if some of the dust will come off. Then maybe pipe cleanes, lots of meths and elbow grease. What do you think?
Hugs Coll :-}

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The red wall is such a great color!

Bertie said...

We sure missed you, but it sounds like you had a great day with mum! That's priceless. Give her our best and we'll see you later.

Love the red wall! Why didn't I know your dining room had red walls? And your mirrors are always to-die-for (even if you don't have them anymore).


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Steph, I am so glad you took a day off to be with your mom and have fun! You really do deserve that!! I love all of your new treasures! Especially that gorgeous vase! And knowing you, you will finad a mirrorthat is even more perfect!



Nope Steph, no drugs (lol). Methylated spirits. You have that? Stinks, but works like a dream. Might try the Windex first, see how that goes. Doesn't smell as bad.
Hugs Coll :-}


Hello Steph sweet sweet Steph :)
You and your Mummy sound like me and my Mummy :) Aint it great!
Im so glad you gals had such a lovely day. Partners in Crime...hee hee you make me laugh !

Lovin all your pretties as always.

Shann xo

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Stephanie, sounds like you had a fun fun day! I LOVE your mirrors and lamps...and that napkin looks so big, they sometimes call them lapkins as the gals would need the extra to cover their big skirts. I love the mirror you sold but don't worry...another beauty will come along!!!

xoxo Heather

Kari said...

It's so great that you and your mother enjoy each other so much. Moments to treasure. Speaking of treasures - love the tabletop chandelier! And the large dinner napkin. And the...well heck, I just love it all!

IsabellaCloset said...

Stephanine, What a lovely mirro. But you will find another, maybe even nicer. Also what adorable Angel heads! Can't wait to see what you do with them ~Mary~ :-}

Sharon said...

The mirror is so very pretty, I admit it would have been hard for me to part with that one. Since it's found a new home you now have an excuse for more shopping.

vickie said...

I'm so glad you and your mom had a wonderful day. Love your red walls with the blue and white china. The angels are so cute!

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Steph,
So sorry I haven't stopped by for a while, it has been rather hectic around here.
Love your red wall, what a great backdrop for your beautiful mirror and candelabra!
I too can't believe you parted with that mirror!!!! Oh well.... you'll probably find another that you love even more!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...


Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your Mom. Your home is very pretty. Love the cherub candlestick. I think that large dinner napkin is called a "lapkin". Heather and I sold a few sets of those in the past. Very sought after in larger sets. It looks lovely on the table.

Have a wonderful day,

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Stephanie!
I do love the red dining room! Red makes a room so cozy and dramatic!As for the mirror, just think what fun you will have looking for a replacement! I hope my daughters want to hang out with me when they are grown up like you do your mom! What a blessing and joy that would be!

Dolly said...

Hey Sweetpea, I have missed you! Thank you for nominating me for the nice matters award!
I too beleive "NICE DOES MATTER"!

I love the red walls..... and the mirror is wonderful! You always find such awesome mirrors!

I want to come shopping with you n mom! Those lil angel heads are soooo unique, and the vase would be beautiful with PINK roses in it!

Glad you enjoyed your day!

Luvs ya, Dolly

ShabbyInTheCity said...

It sounds like a day my mother and I would have!
Your home is so pretty. I have also had regrets about selling some things!

Jules said...

wow loving it all as usual ,the mirror she cries how could you part with the mirror.I love your style its classic and elegant and still has warmth and character,i love it,great idea with that napkin hmmm now where are mine.