• French Vintage Friday: Brass Candlesticks

    I’d like to say that I’m happy it’s Friday today, but to be honest it’s been a day! That’s why I’m just sitting here in the middle of the afternoon, at my laptop, and writing this. Normally I write this post on Thursday night. Things are never calm and quiet around here. I mean – 5 kids don’t exactly allow you to hear a pin drop or to keep much of a level of sanity. Add in some extra commitments for the weekend and company coming over for a meal and you have a potential recipe for disaster in this house. All in all the kids and I have made…

  • Obsession Or Collection – Is There A Difference?

    Clearly one sounds much nicer than the other. At least more flattering anyways. Nobody wants to be considered obsessed with something because of the negative connotation but a collector? Yes, please. So I’m going to call myself a collector, mkay? What collection am I talking about? Oh! Right! Brass. Specifically brass candlesticks. You can’t tell in the above picture but this tiny little specimen is my favorite one so far. I say “so far” because I have no intention of calling my current collection complete. I haven’t even found a candle for this little sweetie yet because its so petite. Perfection in a tiny package. You may recognize this location…