Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Estate Sale Finds & A Sneaky Culprit

Just had to share with you one of my latest acquisitions ~ a beautiful silverplated water pitcher that I found recently at an Estate Sale. It had a ding on one side & was slightly tarnished, but it is heavy & wow, does it have the most gorgeous roses border around the footed base! My camera is acting up today, (couldn't be me!) so please excuse the fuzzy pictures. The mirror above is listed for sale here in my eBay auctions, but the silverplated pitcher has already found a good home with ME!!
Below is one of my favorite ways to use mirrors, as plateaus for tablescape scenes or to highlight some of my favorite objects, like these petit fours that my daughter & granddaughter made for me. I love displaying them on my cherub footed plate.
Also recently found these two pretty platters. They will go into my eBay store, as I'm running out of room with all my collections, but I just couldn't pass them up. This one has the most beautiful yellow rose center, daisies & other florals & gilt sponged edging! Oops, the pic is upside down & I can't seem to figure out how to rotate it!
Now to the culprit story. The picture below shows my pretty kitty Muffin. He looks innocent enough, right? He is usually very laid back & although he lives with "dogs", he tries to rise above it & stays out of their way. I say usually........ My little Shih Tzu, Rosie, went in for her yearly checkup & shots yesterday, so she was feeling a bit under the weather today, just lolling around. Next thing I hear is her yapping frantically. Of course I'm blogging on the 'puter & can't imagine what is happening, so I rush to the top of the stairs just in time to see her darting around with this black fur boa / thing draped around her neck! Yep, it was good ol' Muff, so after a good stern talking to, he sulked off & Miss Rosie decided she would be much safer in the office with me!
I have another fun little goodie to show you next time if I can get my camera to cooperate! Until then....


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Steph! Your pets are so cute!!! Your kitty is beautiful! I cant believe she did that, lol! She must have known the puppy wasnt feeling well!

The pitcher is GORGEOUS! I can see why you kpet it and it looks lovely with the pink roses in it. the petit fours your daughter and granddaughter made you are wonderful! They did such a good job on those! I love all of you items, as usual!!!


vickie said...

Oh, Steph, Rosie knows she will be safe next to you! lol
The pic of your granddaughter is beautiful.
I love your new banner, silver pitcher, your mirror vignette on your table and the mini chandy!
Oh, yes and Connie's practice page!
How exciting, thanks for sharing!!!

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

I just found your blog and see that you are an animal lover too. I have two cats and a shih-tzu also. My little dog was raised with cats, so thinks she is a cat too! LOL
I love the silver pitcher!



Pretties, Kittys and Puppies...what more could you ask for..??
More things for me to steal when i visit hee hee.

Luv Ya!


Oh Steph, your kitty reminds me of Shannon's cats - lol. Take over the furniture. Cats have absolutely no regard for anything (especially unwell doggies) because, of course, they own it all!
Adore the mirror, what a pity you are so far away. Shipiing would be abominable. Oh well.
Hugs, Coll :-}

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh animals are so funny! I'll have to tell you one day what my maltese did with a spool of thread...
That top photo is gorgeous.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

OH Stephanie, I just love your sweet shih tzu! Reminds me so much of

What a funny story about sweet little Muffin...he he. Those cats are really something. Definatly sounds like something that would go on in this house.

Gorgeous goodies you have shown! I love the mirrors and pitcher..they look so pretty together.

xo Heather

Merci-Notes said...

What a gorgeous Mirror!!! And of coarse the water pitcher...Perhaps you are dining on Macinaw Island..."Somewhere In Time" : )
That cute Muffin better watch out..Miss Rosie may be feeling better soon! Poor sweet Rosie..what a day! I wil remember her day when I am having a bad day!

IsabellaCloset said...

HStephanie, Oh is Rosie ever a cutie!! Many years ago I had a Shih Tzu named Miki..He was really something, but he hated all Men.. wanted to bite them all. Thank goodness we were a house full of females. I love your photos! Take care ~Mary~ :-}

Sharon said...

Steph the water pitcher was a good find, perfect for roses. Love your little helpers.

Katrina said...

That mirror is divine! I love it - especially as a plate/tray!! Lucky you finding it. I would definitely have to keep it haha!!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Stephanie, your little dog is the cutest!! What a gorgeous photo! LOVE that silver pitcher by the way, the photo with the mirror in the background is divine

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Your cat reminds me of my Max, he was also an outside cat and someone stole him or took him away somewhere. Your puppy is so cute too. Love your pitcher. Thats a great find.

Kari said...

I just love looking at the pictures - whether they're upside down, fuzzy, whatever. lol My favorites are the pitcher, the petit fours and, of course, Muffin. I'm sure it was all just a misunderstanding between Miss Rosie and him. Really. Don't you think? No? Okay, maybe not. lol

Charmingdesigns said...

What a nice way to start my morning with a good laugh. How funny are those pets!! Love your pitcher! Laurie

Lori said...

Stephanie, great photos! How did they make the little cakes? Yep I know it's not funny but the black boa did make me laugh! You know I was so sure I was ready to wrap your surprise then I had a inspiration and now I have to finish it, but I know once you see it you'll forgive me!!! Take care! Will write more this weekend. Love, Lori

Natasha Burns said...

Awwww how cute is Rosie!!! Loving the silverware, that pitcher is fabulous!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Sweet Rosie! What a doll and your kitty is pretty gorgeous too. I just love what you do with your mirrors. I keep dreaming about owning day. said...

Stephanie, you have won my August giveaway! You get to chose between a Cottage Collage Kit or an item already made, instead of a kit.

Please let me know which you'd like and send me your address and I'll get your present out to you.

Alison Gibbs said...

Stephanie, that water pitcher is beautiful and i love the border around the base.

She'sSewPretty said...

I am chuckling at the thought of your dog with your cat draped around her neck. Ornery little cat!

IsabellaCloset said...

Stephanie, You have been tagged for the name game so please go to my blog and check it out. Thanks so much! Have a lovely day. ~Mary~ :-}

Stampin' D'Amour said...

GREAT photos of FUN, SHABBY items!! Your doggie is so CUTE!!! :0)


Anonymous said...

Hi Steph,
Just love that silver pitcher and that mirror's so gorgeous!!
And your pets are too cute! I am thinking that Muffin would be a lovely friend for our new Lucy...I think they would like each other!!
Kathy :)

Bertie said...

Steph, what a special story...and so funny. Not for poor Rosie, of course.

Your photos are like looking in my favorite magazine as usual. Love them, fuzzy or up side down or any way!

Aunt May's Cottage

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Stephanie I just tagged you for the Name Game. Come check out my blog for details. Alison

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Stephanie...tagged you for the name game... see my blog for details. xoxo

Cherub*Kisses said...

Stephanie! Hi ... I know it's been way too long ... I miss everyone but thanks for visiting & your sweets comments :o)
Your pitcher of roses is absolutely gorgeous ... I won one sometime last year or before and sadly it's in a box being neglected :o(
Thanks for the inspiration ... I can only hope for the best LoL!!
Hugs, Dionne

Cherub*Kisses said...

ps. Muffin is absolutely darling!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I just love your little dog and cat. Your dog reminds me of my daughter's, Jada. They have such little personalities, don't they? The mirrors are gorgeous and your daughter and grandaughter did a fabulous job on the petit fors. Very nice.

Have a wonderful day,