Thursday, December 10, 2009
I'm participating, however I am CHEATING. Guess what... not MY house! But boy, do I WISH!!
A gorgeous Victorian home built in the late 1800's, with a fantastic partial octagon front~ Lovingly restored!
The first room we came to after the entry way was the dining room; filled with exquisite flow blue china! Keep an eye out for the pretty decorated light fixtures!
I knew right away that the owners had impeccable taste. Fresh greenery adds the perfect touch to
this beautiful table setting.
Candlelight dances across the buffet showing off the snowflake pattern of the china~
A swag decorated in blue rests upon the china cabinet,
Next we enter the kitchen~ where gingerbread "fills the air"...
The cabinets and countertops were built by the home owner. Phenomenal!
We then went into a sitting room~ I LOVE the green furniture and the window here...
After exiting the room, I heard someone say that carolers came to visit! How perfect! It was so magical~
We then stepped into the hallway... can you guess what was there? The staircase of course! Can you imagine moving furnture up that sucker?
Looking down from the top,
We then ventured into the parlor. Ah, what a sight!
Anyone else recognize that "Melissa" rug from Walmart? I have two of them, plus two runners!
What a mantel!
The Violet Bedroom upstairs,
Decorated vanity from another bedroom,
Nova's favorite spot in the upstairs hall~
Enchanting powder room!
Ok folks, this post is LONG and I do apologize! I know you have other homes to tour.
I suppose I'm making up for not posting in over a month, lol!
But I took over 100 pics of this beautiful home and if you would like to see more you can go here. You can play the slideshow there or enlarge each photo.
Be sure to stay tuned, as I plan to attend a big home tour this weekend! Bye y'all!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I hope you all had a Happy Halloween!
Nova told me almost two months ago that he wanted to be a bat. So I got right on ebay and found this cute costume for only $10! It was a really chilly night, so it worked out perfectly.
He loved his wings!
It was also Nova's idea that I was to be a witch, and Daddy a ghost.
Glad I had this black vintage coat, I was cold! Had this nice hat to keep me warm too~
My son is really into skeletons. It's kinda making us wonder about him! LOL! He begged for this guy from Walmart, but I'm totally creeped out because it's "his" size~
I'm glad Nova shares my love for costuming! Unfortunately for him, he is just as anal about details as I am. He wanted me to look EXACTLY like the Wicked Witch of the West from Oz, and was NOT happy with my hat of choice. He kept showing me to pull my hair back like hers and that it should be black. Too funny!
The witch was fun to do. I'd never used liquid latex before, cool stuff!!
By the end of the night I couldn't stand it any longer tho... only because my nose was running inside the fake nose, LOL!
All good things must come to an end....
I can't believe it's been a year since we were Captian Hook, Peter Pan, and Wendy! WHEW! The time is flying by!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Here's a closeup of the darling embroidered design on the one.
I may have featured this dress below on the left before. It is one of my all time favorite vintage dresses. I found it "new with tags". The dress on the right I got on my birthday, yet I haven't had a chance to wear it yet. Just haven't felt like styling my hair properly, etc. lately. I think as soon as I color my hair red again, I'll have my vintage "mojo" back, lol! I bought the dress at the Vintage Haberdashery in St. Louis.
Ok, you caught me. The dress below isn't vintage. It's a $3 Walmart clearance cheapie. But it's one of my lazy day favorites!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It has kept me quite busy lately!
And that vintage pink baby scale I showed you recenlty? It will come in handy to weigh things for shipping! Cool, eh?
You can click on the photos to enlarge them, or if you would like to view my listings please click www.scarlettrosegarden.etsy.com
I would love to hear from my fellow blogger friends who have Etsy shops as well!
Wish me luck!
*please note: if searching sellers for The Scarlett Rose Garden on etsy, leave off the "THE"*
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
It will come in handy with a new endeavor I will share with you soon!
*NO, it's not a baby!*