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April 01, 2007



Oh Allison your home is incredible! All of your pictures are beautiful, but the last with the painting... that painting is to die for-I love it!!

Thanks for your kind words about my little crisis- means so much!!


I love soup tureens too! I have a picture of my collection somewhere on my blog. They come in so many wonderfull shapes and patterns. That picture is beautiful...your whole entry is really lovely and welcoming.



As always, I love every bit of it & am completely inspired!


Love the site! Just was wondering if the books on the table were antiques? And where did you find them?


Yay! (Clapping hands) I love it all!

Glamour Mom

You definitely have a great decorating style. I love the idea of using a basket to store games. It's a nice size and wide enough to accommodate long boardgames. Nice :)


that stool! it looks awfully familiar...I think you bought it from my booth in Buffalo!I never forget the things I have sold, especially when I have refinished them.I am so glad it has a loving home, and it looks so nice with the scale! too funny...what a small world! take care,Gail


Beautiful photos...& showcase your house so well. I love the stool, scales & bowl photo the pretty!

Southern Hospitality


Love the eggs and scales, well love everything really but those most of all.


Just linked to your blog from brocantehome...LOVE it!! I love your decor and all the wonderful treasures in your home. I need to read back to Feb. I also share an affinity for chocolate and Country Home magazine!!

I will add you to my list of blogs to check daily!!


Such lovely pictures !! I love your entry of the house. The painting is lovely and those old books give it a lovely old look !!
The idea of the picknick basket for the games is a great idea. I will have to go and look for such a basket, as we have games too which stand on top of a closet now.
Have a great day !!


I love the cake plate! My husband has an old scale just like yours. It was his great grandfathers. I like your idea for displaying it.


I just love the painting with the cloche, old books and clock. Are those "calling cards" in the little dish? I love and collect calling cards. The pictures are just great and you do such a wonderful job of decorating.


What great photos, everything looks wonderfully country cottage and rustic - fantastic!


Love all of your photos! Your home looks so cosy and inviting.


Please come to my 'potluck' on friday...


Welcome back Allie - missed you but figured you were busy last week! I will be on the lookout for brown transferware tureens and let you know if find any. Some of the unusual patterns are very expensive - I know the one in that Torquay pattern (my home in England) goes for a couple of hundred dollars - out of my price range! I treated myself to a new one from Homegoods today - a bargain price, $24.99 (reg. retail $48.00). It's a large oval one, rich cream with a border of grape and acanthus leaves - will post a picture soon. This brings my collection to seven - now I need to plan another "souper supper".
Love your entry way - the "shabby" iron piece used as bookend, the cloche, and those beautiful books.
Have a good week - glad you're back.


Hi neighbor! thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog....your home is beautiful! take care,Gail


Your home looks beautiful. I love the drawers in the foyer. So inviting.


Beautiful pictures! We have very similar tastes, I could see all of your treasures working well in my house. But the old picnic baskets around here store tons of cords and cables instead of games as were are lacking decent drawer space. Love the scale with the bowl of eggs, sweet and simple.


Allie, your pictures are wonderful as usual. You are so clever with your displays. I have a similar picnic basket but it's empty at the moment. I know it would be good for storing things, I just haven't decided what yet. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with all of us!

Robin Sherwood

Hi Allison,
I have you on Robin Sherwood frecklefarm events calendar list
for Inspirational Friday April 6, 2007.


Hi Allison,

Just dashing by, I seem to be having one of those weeks where I cant get the time to post or update my own blog. The children are on their school holidays so I guess they are taking up much of my time at the moment. I love the pictures you have posted.

Sarah x


How ca-yute! I love all your stuff! I wish you'd make a Flickr button so we could all drool over you home....Go on now!

Gypsy Purple-Chamara

May you and your family have a blessed and happy Easter

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