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maureen  • dreamer • do-er • adventure seeker • wanderer• gatherer• • sweet tea lover• Oh, and sometimes I make jewelry.

Got to hang out with the littlest gran today.

A few architectural pieces in my collection. I know I'm not alone in my love of old wooden chippy pieces, but I still find it Interesting how we are attracted to these pieces. My two oldest pieces are from an auction in the 80s and I can still remember the old timers amazement when I happily won the bid for them. "Why do you want those broken old things?" I still smile at the lovely chippy unique beauty of these old pieces.

Sharing for #magpiemonday Thanks to hosts Rhiann @quince_cottage, Chris @chris_belcher4 and Dara @hoodcreeklogcabin and this weeks guest host Christina @christinamccahan

#white #chippy #chippypaint #vintage #farmhousestyle #vintagestyle #livingwithvintage

Chalk and bubbles on a sunny day in February. Simple fun, never gets old. #weekendwiththegrands

This is Magpie Heaven. Not MY stash, but just a tiny bit of a booth full of little bits of this and that. The vendor was @shoptruenorth and was set up at The Fetching Market, last weekend. What did I buy? Sadly, nothing.

Sharing for #magpiemonday Thanks to hosts Rhiann @quince_cottage, Chris @chris_belcher4 and Dara @hoodcreeklogcabin and this weeks guest host Sharon @sharonwils0n

I double dog dare you!
Setting up at the Indiana Welcome Center today for @fetchingmarket this weekend, come out and see us!
#achristmasstory #doubledogdareyou

I've been away from IG lately, working on a kitchen re decorate, 3 gallons of paint, 5 tubes of caulk, two boxes of flooring, lumber, and lots of labor hours. But it looks like a totally new space. I even constructed a new built in cabinet, all on my own! (My first build project) Now the fun part, I get to choose my very favorite things to decorate the room. Hope to be back hanging out on IG next week.

col•lec•tion, noun. . . 2. something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location

I have no idea where these came from. Or why I have them, or what I would DO with them. But there they are nonetheless. When I find them in the bottom of a box, in a container of buttons, I drop them into the jar, a collection. I suppose some collections are simply serendipitous eye candy.

Sharing for #magpiemonday Thanks to hosts Rhiann @quince_cottage, Chris @chris_belcher4 and Dara @hoodcreeklogcabin and this weeks guest host Joanna @vintagebaby63 .

#dice #blackandwhite #gamepiece #feelinglucky? #collection

Had lunch in the city today and spied
this lovely doorway and Mardi Gras sign.

#stlouis #soulard #soulardstl #mardigras #laissezlesbontempsrouler #letthegoodtimesroll

Still packing and purging. (Ok, very little purging) These are my favorite finds in my #ironstone collection. Thought I'd share them for #magpiemonday before I pack them away. All but one of these beauties were picked up at yard sales. I miss having the time to get up on a Saturday morning and head out with the anticipation of what treasures might be found. For a few dollars. Of course I get to treasure hunt at the many markets I participate in, but I rarely find the same bargains as years ago on Saturday mornings.

Thanks to hosts Rhiann @quince_cottage, Dara @hoodcreeklogcabin, Chris @chris_belcher4 and guest host Renee @nostalgic.artifacts
#ironstone #meakin #johnsonbros #floralpattern #crazing #cottagedecor #livingwithvintage #vintagecollection

What a busy two days. Hoping to get back on track tomorrow. Posting this at the last minute for #itfoundmejunk and I'd have to say these fall in the AMNESIA category. I don't look for these, they just show up. In the bottom of a metal tool box, In a box lot from an auction, I truly have no idea where they came from. But I like the way they look. Love the patina, the typography of the numbers. Alone, they don't catch your eye, but together I find them interesting.

Thanks to Susie @junk.beaucoup, Kelly and Lauren @freckled_flowers for hosting this week.

#vintage #carpenterruler #typography #numbers #cottage960 #lufkin

Still editing things that I have out. This cloche is new so I wasn't t ready to pack it away yet. Also love an excuse to have a few bottles from my collection out. Sharing for #undertheclochetuesday hosted by Ann of @customonlineinteriordesign

@ahadley63 and @bal93 want to play?

#cloche #vintagebottles #vignette #cottagestyle #vintagelifestyle #ballmasonjars #dandelion