Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What I Love About Our Home

What I Love About Our Home
Karla's Cottage is having a party today ~ post a pic/pics of what you love about your home & hop over to her blog to let her know, & she will invite lots of friends to come visit you!!

One of my favorite pieces of antique furniture is this old German cupboard. We purchased it about 20 years ago. It still has the original leaded beveled glass & tiles, a really neat spice rack, & dough board. All we had to add was the glass display shelf, the lights, & a little elbow grease. I love the fact that there is so much space to stash my "STUFF"!! My daddy made the wall piece with the wooden bowl of fruit & the handmade pestles & rolling pin. He also made me the little black & white pig weather vane.

This piece holds a special place in my heart because it was the first antique I ever purchased "all by myself". My mother & I were "running" as my girlfriend Rhea likes to say, & found this sweet tile-backed marble topped washstand in Sherman, TX. I haggled with the owner of the antique shop & got $50 knocked off the price & was so proud of myself! It is in a hallway & hard to back far enough away to get a decent pic.
I love little accent tables because you can always find room for just one more!! This one sits in a corner of our dining room & holds some of my favorite objects. A cherub scales of justice, a fleur de lis ornament, a Roses covered casserole, a cut-glass handled bowl, & a favorite little demitasse cup & saucer.

Beneath it is a little something I'm posting for Vicki at All Bliss Be Thine, because I know she will love this. I found this little concrete lounging cherub for $3.00!! My husband bought this hanging cupboard for me with only a minimal amount of arm-twisting. I just keep adding doodads to it. Among other things, it holds my grandmother's basket salt & pepper shakers, my mother-in-law's little yellow pitcher, a tiny snuff bottle with dipper, our wedding china demitasse cup & saucer, a Spode child's egg plate, a few Limoges trinket boxes, & some vintage lace trim & doilies that my grandmother made.
I hope to post more pics later in the day, so please stop back by.

Hugs,
Stephanie

21 comments:

Katrina said...

Hi! You have some lovely pieces! Absolutely stunning.

bluemuf said...

You have some beautiful pieces of furniture. thank you for sharing

Karen

corina said...

Lot of lovely things in your house!

Storybook Woods said...

You have some really lovely pieces and you have really showcased them well. Clarice

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Steph, I dont even know where to begin so I am just going to say, I love everything! You have such beautiful taste! I have some of the paper roses listed in my Etsy store, so if you would like to see them again, they are new pictures. I have yours done too! Just want to do a couple things before I send it out this weekend.

Love ya,
Amy

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I loves seeing all your lovely displays. That cupboard is stunning!! I especially like the colorful rooster that is on it......
Very beautiful things; what a pretty home!
:)

Bejeweled said...

Love that German cupboard and the marble backed washstand -- gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful romantic home with us!

Lori said...

oh Stephanie...very pretty! guess what I posted today??? Some 1960 wedding shots!!! love, Lori

Bethany Hissong said...

Thanks for visiting my blog this morning!! And your home is absolutely lovely! I also see that YOU are the recipient of Karla's beautiful wedding dress!!! I love November (it's my birthday month!) and I hope your daughter has a wonderful wedding!!!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

What lovely cupboards and accents tables! Everything is so beautifully displayed.

Thanks for having us over! :)

Flea Market Queen said...

Your home is beautiful...thanks for letting us in!
Priscilla

vickie said...

All so very pretty, Steph, beautiful displays, as always!
I finally got some pics posted.
love ya,
Vickie

She'sSewPretty said...

I love that German cupboard! Your home is beautiful!!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful Stephanie - Love all of the different pieces in your home! Thanks for visiting mine too!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I just love all your do dads! You know just how to display everything!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

What a gorgeous old cupboard you have there Steph! I love it!! You always decorate everything so pretty!

Love the carved cupboard too...very pretty. I am drooling over that green glass mirror in the last post..ohhh!

Loved seeing a bit of your home! Heather

The Rose Room said...

Hi Stephanie, I just love how many of your favourite things are either made or given to you by family. You have a clever Daddy!
Thanks for sharing - Rachaelxo

Mary said...

Thanks for your sweet comments. I have always loved a good "home tour" and this one was magical. It was fun to see your stunning furniture.

IsabellaCloset said...

Oh Stephanie, I LOVE it all.. How beautiful everything is!! You are very good at decorating. What a delightful visit I have had..Thanks so much! ~Mary~ :-}

Vicki Palmer (Pink Pearl Girl) said...

Stephanie,
You have some beautiful things and I especially love the tile back marble top piece. I almost bought one of those myself one time. I also like your cherub you pictured for the pink pearl girl. Thanks for sharing some of your collections.
Vicki

TwinkleShabbyStar said...

Stephanie, Your home is sooo lovely! Thank you so much for letting us take a peek. :)
Jenn