Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Do you use vintage?

I have lots of vintage collectibles that I display around my house,like my yellow Mccoy pottery,for example. Some of these collections I will be sharing with you soon.
But I especially like using vintage dishes for serving snacks! It's fun to always have options and I like the divided dishes that used to be so popular.
I found this one years ago and haven't seen anything like it since. It has four parts and a handle that's a fish and was made in Japan. I don't know why it didn't sell in any of my shops but I decided I couldn't part with it and have enjoyed using it!

Tell me about how you use your vintage finds!
Just a note-for some reason I'm having trouble commenting on my own blog and others lately,so thanks in advance for all comments!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Day in the Country

I know I'm days late to post this-but just wanted to share with you something fun to do if you're ever near
Sperryville VA.
 Last Saturday the Hubby and I decided to skip breakfast and check out someplace for brunch. He had read about a coop in Rappahanock Co. that had a new restaurant, an art gallery and some shops so we decided to go there.
It turns out it was near one of our favorite antique places as well!

So we started with brunch at the Indigo Cafe. I had an omelet with spinch and plenty of potatoes. The sausage patties tasted farm fresh and we had what was probably homemade ice cream for dessert!
The rest of the place (which use to be an apple mill) was still opening but we did walk through the gallery,which was actually a series of small spaces where artists could show their work and work in at the same time.
The art spaces inside the coop-check out the chandelier!

Inside the cafe Indigo

My brunch!

The next stop (which was right next store) was Copper Fox Antiques- a great place to find furniture. they have everything from Victorian rocking chairs to Mid century dining sets!

We ended up with this little chair for our cottage style bedroom:

I hope everyone had a great long holiday weekend! The next weekend is almost here (no holiday though!)