Friday, July 22, 2011

It's all in the details



It's been much too hot to take pictures outside
and to tell you the truth 
there isn't much to see out there
as everything is struggling 
just to stay alive.

So...
I thought I'd go through my old
photo's to see what I had
that you might find
interesting. 

Some of you have seen these
photo's before but I
thought I'd post
them again for those who
may have missed them.

These first two photo's 
are of the embroidered
sheer panels I 
bought at JC Penny
years ago when we renovated
our cottage in the city. 

We then bought a huge
in a small farming town
in the country.

I never used the panels there and
almost sold them at our 
garage sale
when we bought our 
cottage in the country.



I was surprised to see how perfect
they were!
They are very well made and have
lovely embroidery all over them.




This is a broach that an elderly
neighbor made for me years ago.
It's heart shaped and covered with 
antique buttons.






Above and below is part of an
antique dresser set I have
on my old oak dresser.





My favorite tea pot.






Above is the dresser set sitting
on the old oak dresser I actually 
bought as a vanity for our 
bathroom renovation.

It didn't work out in there 
but it worked perfect in our bedroom.

Here's a few old photo's 
of the details on this dresser.






The dresser now sits in the corner
to the left.










This is a photo of our bed taken last 
winter.

Even though it's going to be
105 today
AGAIN
I still want to climb into it.

With the ceiling fan blasting on me!



Above are pillows 
that I found at garage sales
in the city.


This beautiful duvet cover 
was given to me by our neighbors
when we lived in the city.

They had never used it!

So there you have it.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of the 
details from around the
cottage.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool!

Maura :)






25 comments:

Catherine said...

Dear Maura,
I enjoyed the visit and love the broach it is really original and beautiful! lovely weekend Catherine

Kim said...

so pretty!

FlowerLady said...

Thank you for lovely views of things you love in your cottage. They are all beautiful!

Have a nice weekend and keep cool.

FlowerLady

Liesl said...

Hey Maura,I love your dresser!

Deborah said...

Love them all...how beautiful!!!
You just go and jump in the bed with the fan blasting and keep cool!! xo

Deborah xoxo

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's been hot and dry here too, Maura. Thank you for the peek inside your home. What a pretty duvet cover!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Ohh everything is so lovely. I adore the way you've decorated your house.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

So pretty Maura! Love those curtains and the dresser, just lovely!
Stay cool if you can!
Cindy

Jeanette said...

Beautiful! I love the duvet cover!!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

They are really beautiful details. The embroidered sheers probably make lovely shadows on the walls when the sun shines through. The heart shaped vintage button brooch is gorgeous! Love that. Hope your weekend is cooler.

Janet said...

Love those lacy panels and that brooch-so precious !

KATHY said...

Hi Maura, Your dresser is so beautiful, and your curtains too!!I hope you stay cool in this heat.

Kathy

édis said...

Oi maura me desculpa a intrusão no seu blog,mas ele é maravilhoso,sua casa ,seus animais e a forma simples de viver me encantou.Um abraço.

Julie Harward said...

I enjoyed it very much...love the beautiful dresser and the sheer panels. Beauty is all around us for sure! :D

Bearly Sane said...

Hi there Maura!
Thanks for sharing the photos today, some I had seen before, but that sweet button brooch is so pretty. Don't you just love hand made gifts...I do, they are so special, almost like someone is giving you a little of themselves.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi

GarterMademoiselle said...

Your sheer embroidered curtains are sooo pretty, very similar to some of the curtains when sees here in Europe. I love anything embroidered and lacey! The dresser reminds me so much of the one my grandmother had, bringing back good memories of our visits to her house in IL as children. And the pillows, so pretty! I wish I could take some of that summer heat off your hands, we could use it here in our corner of the world, where it has been nothing but a chilly rainy summer. I would gladly trade off a day or two for some heat and sunshine! :-) ~Debby

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

i love your details... that chest of drawers is amazing! : )

Michaele said...

Great photos. And it just kills me how you can take garage sale finds and fit them in so beautifully.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What lovely finds you have. I just love that duvet cover.

Beautiful pictures!

Pondside said...

I hope there's a break in your heat wave, Maura. We've had sun today, at last, but nothing like the heat you've had! Our high today was 23!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Maura,

Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful items with us. Those sheer panels are so dreamy.

John Gray said...

maura
send me your address
I have a little something for you

Mrs. Mobunny said...

I am from Central Kansas. I can't seem to remember the heat growing up...........but I do remember the lilacs.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I did enjoy my visit today. Your bedroom is lovely and I bet when you settle in at night you let out a contented sigh. The photo with your bed in the reflection in the mirror is my favorite. I can't leave a comment on your most recent post. I don't know if blogger is finicky on just this one post or not, but when I click on comments nothing happens. Love the texture on the sunflower photo.

Melanie said...

Hi Maura ~ I love those embroidered panels. Are you using them in any room now?

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