Sometimes You Get Lucky


Do you ever make lists of things that you would love to find and have?  Surely, I'm not the only one.  On that very long list I have had a tea cart for quite sometime.  As I went around to various places, I'd see tea carts that I like, loved and some that I thought needed to be painted but never did I see one that I "had" to have.  Also, on that list was a tea service.  But I'd always tell myself you can't get a tea service until you have somewhere to put it.

Enter the perfect tea service.

Changing up the Mantle

Change is always a good thing right?!  It wouldn't be the home of a blogger if vignettes and wall art didn't change every now and then!  I was at a antique store and spotted a gorgeous oil painting that I knew I had to have.  No clue where I would put this newly acquired painting but it deserved a prominent place in our home.   All over the house I walked around with the "dogs" as we refer to them trying to see where they would look best.  I loved them in the bedroom but Honey, not so much. The most serious consideration for the dogs was in the dining room, looked great with the wall color but then Bestie N popped over and suggested the mantle.  It was a  perfect fit for that spot and then as luck would have it, I stumbled upon these two whippet dog statues just begging to come home with me.   The boxes were already on the mantle but just shifted to the other side and the plate was a fabulous find over at Chanticleer in Pine Mountain.