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March 3, 2011

~Finds~

Hello Guys, I hope all of you have had a GREAT week so far...with all the snow I haven't been out much to shop...
But I did win this Italian Otco silk picture from EBay a few weeks back...It's very French as it's Marie Antoinette...I just love how she's lookin at her own picture..It's from 1890 and all hand painted on silk..

It so reminds me of my dear friend Vanna aka *winks* of Delusions of Grandeur if you have not been to her blog and Love all things French check it out!! Beautiful Frenchy eye candy awaits you..

We have a new thrift store that just opened in January right here in my small MayBerry
town..
I found this very heavy shelf it's made like with cement...Have not a clue where I will put it yet but for $5.00 it had to come home with me...

I just love all the details on it...


Then at the same store I found 4 of these plate frames for $1.00 for all


Love how they clip in the plate

Still have not hung them as I don't know where to hang them ha ha!! do you ever just buy something because the price is too great to pass up and then have no clue where to use it or put it??

My newest Collar box another EBay find a few weeks ago...
I got it because I loved the Victorian woman on it...


Then I went shopping in my barn..Oh yes I have a 3000 ft barn that I go out and shop in...found this mirror and picture frame and put them together



I love the new look with my French shelf...

I sat the Otco up on my mantle for now..again until I can find a spot to hang it...
And put the collar box on my desk until I can also find it a home...I have been trying to purge my house this week and I now have my sun room full of stuff to give to my daughter next weekend..Thank God for daughters ha ha!!
Landen James is coming over tomorrow to watch me ha ha!! I just love having that little guy here, he brings so much laughter in my home..his little head reminds me of a bobble doll the way he eye balls everything in my house ha ha!! I can just see it in his eyes how nothing in this house Will be safe a year from now when he walking!!
I am joining Courtney at " French Country Cottage" for feather your nest Friday..Thanks Courtney!!
Thanks for coming by and seeing me..Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and Smiles Gloria

30 comments:

bj said...

Hello, dear sister friend. I do hope you are feeling good..I know you've been cooped up in the house awhile now. I had to laugh, tho, when I saw that you were still shopping. hahahhhaa...it is too easy to shop on Ebay. I used to get things I really didn't need, just because someone else had outbid me. haha...I seldom go over to Ebay now.
Your french painting is lovely. I know it looks fabulous in your pretty home.
xoxo bj

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoy your time with Landon - they grow up so fast. I am still trying to declutter here also - need to move a little faster.
Enjoy your weekend.
Glenda

Olive Cooper said...

Your french painting is so pretty. I never know where I am going to put anything!

lvroftiques said...

OOOhhhhhhhhhh!! You're so right Gloria! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that painting!! What is Otco? I MUST know! Do tell me more dear friend! Ahem so where exactly is that french shelf located? Hopefully very close to the front door? Not that I'd steal it from ya girlfriend....merely ...borrow for an extended amount of time *winks* Love the collar box too! Crap I always love everything you find! I hope little Landon keeps you out of trouble *winks* And thanks for the shout out girlfriend! (((HUGS))) Vanna

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Glad you were able to get out of the house and look what you found! Oh, the Marie painting and frame is gorgeous! And I had never heard of a collar box until I met you! :) That's a pretty one. You're going to have to show us your barn! It must be amazing if you can go in there and shop! :)
Enjoy little Landon James and takes lots of snaps. I'm sure he's grown a ton. Little Carter will be a year old on the 15th! I just can hardly believe it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Queenie said...

Oh Gloria your daughter must be the luckiest girl in the world...I bet she will be so happy to get those treasures you've put back for her.

Love all your recent finds...and yes, honey I pick up stuff all the time that I don't have a clue where I'll put but it never fails...when I really love it, I'll find a spot lol!
Hope you have a great weekend...
Big hugs,
Queenie

Honey at 2805 said...

I am so jealous. I never find the beautiful things like you and many others. Your new treasures are beautiful, sweet friend!

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Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Beautiful blog! My mom would LOVE it!

I just found you through one of the Friday blog hops! Have a great weekend.

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Madeline's Album said...

What pretty pieces you have acquired again. You really know what to pick and purchase. I too like Victorian ladies and have many pictures of them. Hope you are able to get out and about with all that snow you have been getting. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Monica said...

Love your blog...many exciting and wonderful finds to look at!!
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Under Her Wings said...

What absolutely gorgeous finds! You really hit the jackpot. Have a wonderful weekend. Gloria

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Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

It was so good to hear from you!!! I hope life is going well on your side of the mountain. I just noticed that your desk is very much like one that my daughter brought a few months ago. Does yours have all the hidden compartments too? I guess your babies are growing up as fast as mine. Do you have any new ones?

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Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You have some great finds, there, Gloria. I have never seen a plate frame before - how handy! I can't imagine "shopping my barn" - that's hilarious! Linda

oneshabbychick said...

Hi there... Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting @ oneshabbychick! I love some of your finds here... particularly the Marie Antoinette piece and the little cement shelf - steal! Nice job. Happy weekend! ~ osc

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet Sis...

Ohhh my...you are having way too much fun with ebay! Hehe! Girl, that Marie Antoinette is to "die for" FABULOUS!!! Simply breathtaking!!! So the painting is done on silk? Ohh my...how exquisite is that? And...that frame is frenchy fabulous as well! Sis, you scored GOOD!!! Hehe! I love your collar box too...the lady is sooo beautiful! I think it looks perfect on your desk...I'd leave it there! Hehe! Wow...this is the first time that I've seen a shelf done out of masonary...it's beautiful! Girl, you're going to have to have some lag bolts to put that up! Hehe!

Okay...everytime you tell me that you have gone out to your barn to shop...I just about die! That's too cute! I love, love, LOVE the gilded frame and mirror...it's sooo perfect for your frenchy shelf! I think that's a keeper vignette for sure, Sis!!! Sounds like you have been really busy! Are you feeling better these days? Sooo...I guess that you're talking about Dawna coming this weekend? She's going to have a field day with your goodies that you're giving her! Well dearest friend, you have a wonderful weekend with your daughter and little Landen! Enjoy!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love your plate frames...I've never seen anything like that before. That cement shelf is a great find too! Have a nice weekend :)

Heather said...

Hello! I wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for visiting my blog! My, you certainly have some beautiful things! I just love your newest french painting!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

hey Gloria....can I come shop in your barn?? Huh?? :) I love all your buys especially that band box...woohoo. Have a wonderful wonderful weekend. xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gloria, Your new French painting is gorgeous and you had better hide it from Vanna! I would love to come shop your barn. The mirror you pulled from there is fabulous. Enjoy your day with Landon and thanks for your birthday wish.
xo,
Sherry

Divine Theatre said...

Hello, Beautiful Soul!
You have such lovely things! I would love to visit and spend lots of time looking through your things! LOL!

Picket said...

Morning you little sweet toot! First let me say a million thank yous for the card...how did you remember our anniversary!? But here's the funny part..Bill comes walking in the house and yells 'WE got a card from Gloria!' I thinking 'we'??? He said 'yea.. it says both of us' My first thought was oh no..the poor sweet girl is starting to get old on me...she has forgotten that she already sent us a Christmas card! lol lol I kid you not....I never imagined it was an anniversary card! lol lol Ohhhh I need a pill! lol lol Thank you sis...that was just so sweet of you..that's one of the reasons I love you so...you are just always so kind and loving.

Now on to your treasures...they are beautiful and I love those plate holders and what I wouldn't give to 'shop' in your barn! lol But like you I have stuff in the study now that I bought two weeks ago that I haven't found a place for!

Hope you have a great weekend sis and thanks again for being such a precious friend...I love you to pieces sis....Picket

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. Gloria, well you've done it again. Great post. I want to shop in your barn, but I would really like to have a barn. I have no place to stash stuff. Keep shopping and keep posting. Drop by anytime. Richard at My Old Historic House

Sue said...

Gloria- I can't believe all your pretty "new" things! Love those plate frames- those are new to me. Decluttering, huh? The doughters are oh so lucky.... OMGoodness, I can't imagine what could be in the barn, either. LOL- so where are the pics? hugs, Sue

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Gloria~ Hope you are staying dry and warm over your way and hope you had a wonderful day with your little Landon James! Love your finds... now about that 3000 sq ft barn.... hmmmm... When can I come over? :)
Thanks for sharing over at my party this week!!
Hugs, Courtney

Sherry said...

Gloria,
Those are beautiful. I love the Marie Antoinette. With that barn I will look for you on an American Pickers episode soon! This sounds just like my Grandmother and Grandfather. They also shop in the shed, barn, basement, etc. LOL
Sherry

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

So many lovely pieces to enjoy.

Blessings Kelsie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
Can you tell that I am playing catch up!
What fantastic finds you have shared with us today!
Gorgeous as always!

Hugs,
Debbie