French Vintage Friday: Ironstone Tureen

Okay I know I’ve shared some of my ironstone with you before but to say all ironstone is created equal, and that sharing a piece or two is as good as sharing it all, would be like saying all my children are exactly alike! I love them all but they are all very different and …

French Vintage Friday: What Is Red & Glittery?

Some of my favorite quotes come from the unlikeliest of sources. For instance: “If I ever go looking for my hearts desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” Any idea where that’s from? I’ll give you a …

French Vintage Friday: Napkin Rings

I love napkin rings. I blame it on my mom. She had drawers of napkin rings and all sorts of different colors of napkins to set any type and color of tablescape your little heart desired. I did too. It was sort of a specialty of mine. While others were in the kitchen preparing delicious …

French Vintage Friday: The View From My Window

It’s Friday again. How did that happen? I think there was only about 48 hours since the last Friday and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because I’m not nearly as prepared for Christmas as I should be this time of year. Haven’t you noticed how much faster something arrives when you aren’t ready …

French Vintage Friday: So Many Books, So Little Time

You knew it was coming, didn’t you? You knew I couldn’t possibly write very many of these weekly posts without talking about my love of books. You were right. We’re there. I’ve loved books as long as I can remember. I’ve loved being read to since before I could read myself and as soon as …