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  • Midsomer Murders
  • The Last Detective
  • Green for Danger
  • The Thin Man (all of them)
  • The Agatha Christie Miss Marple Movie Collection (1962) (Margaret Rutherford)
  • Midnight Lace
  • Rebecca
  • Laura
  • Amelie
  • Cold Comfort Farm
  • Barchester Chronicles
  • Tommy and Tuppence
  • McMillan and Wife
  • Berkeley Square
  • Pride and Prejudice (the BBC mini series)
  • Murder She Wrote (I mean snickering)
  • Hart to Hart (I hear snickering...)
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Veronica Mars (excellent series!)
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Rear Window
  • Poirot
  • Midsomer Murders

Stuff I Love

  • Kate Spade Perfume
  • Jo Malone Perfume - Orange Blossom
  • Jeans by Big Star, MEK, Rock Revival, and BKE
  • My Minx Los Feliz bag
  • Tarte Cheek Stain in "Flush"
  • Bare Minerals
  • Burberry Perfume
  • Stephens' Candles
  • 1803 Candles
  • English Riding Helmets
  • Cath Kidston (anything she makes)
  • Green Gate (anything they make)
  • Candles that smell like baked goods
  • Toile & Ticking
  • Old Linens
  • Cabbage Roses
  • Old Umbrellas in an old tall basket
  • Cloches
  • Old Books
  • Nests & Eggs
  • Silver Platters
  • Ironstone (pitchers and platters)
  • Brown Transferware

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July 02, 2009



I am totally with you on buying books for the cover! I have so many that I've barely flicked through, but love because they look so pretty! I bought the 'crowns and tiaras' one for exactly that reason but was surprised to find it inspiring me. I took the ideas and ended up making a vintage style crown to use as a Christmas tree topper this year :O) For a while I didn't buy three of the Shabby Chic books because Rachel was on the cover and I prefered them have just furniture on them. Luckily I changed my mind and got them anyway, and just as well. They are fantastic books to own.

I love seeing snippets of your home. It looks cosy, elegant and comfortable.

Enjoy your weekend

Sadie :o)


Love your photos Allison!!
I spy a pretty crown too!!
Happy 4TH to you and your family,


I don't believe that there is such a thing as over zealous with photos on a blog! Especially with such eye candy! I love your dresser details. It's nice to have a space with things that are personal & delight your eye everyday.


That little nest is the sweetest! And the photo of your grandmother in the urn is charming!

Josephine Tale Pedder

Happy 4th to you, Allison. I always love seeing photos of your home. It looks so cozy I get loads of inspiration here! You know I love books as well and mysteries! I'm so happy you're Blogging again! Hurrah! Enjoy your celebrations. xx


Hello there~
Thank you for visiting me so that I could find you! You mentioned that you live in MN - where? I noticed that you have something with "La Crosse, WI" on it in one of your photos. My dad lives very close to there!
Have a fabulous 4th!

Gretchen Gerg


I love all your ideas and you can never have too many mysteries.

That cozy chair and ottoman looks like the perfect place to read.

Happy 4th of July.


Honey Bend Vintage

I so think that sometimes a book draws me by the cover. Those are some of my favorite books. I did not do one ounce of 4th decorating. We got back from vacation and it was here. I love your crown.


I am pleased to see you are back to blogging, although it is nice to take some time out.
Your photos are lovely.

Sarah x


I've always judged books by their covers! The pretty ones are so much more fun to read.


Hi, Allison -
I can't tell you how glad I am to have you back in the world of blog. I've missed you a lot! It's so good to see your home again and the pretties you find. What fun you had at Farm Chicks - I need to go sometime! It will be good to stay in touch with your 'doings' again. You have always been an inspiration to me. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and for your sweet comments. Please come by again soon - the door is always open!


I love that idea of putting a picture in the urn. I just bought an urn at Goodwill last week and had no idea what I was going to do with it. I love that idea! And heaven knows I've got a blue million pictures so I ought to be able to find one to put in there like that. Cute!


Thank you for sharing such pretty pictures.
I love the little bird's nest...and the books and your lovely flowers...all so lovely.
I LOVE books too and especially decorating and crafting books...beautiful things in them.
I've had a really nice visit and plan to come back
Come by and visit me too.
have a great weekend.


The books and bird nest look great with your decor!


Your photos just inspired me, it really brought up my day! How I wish I could make something different and cute for my room too. Thanks for inspiring me!

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