October 19, 2011
more often than not, when invited to dinner, a guest will show his/her appreciation by taking the host a little present (in my case it was brownie.) so when i went and visited the queen of vintage at her lovely new home (jam packed with vintage loveliness, and that's only the garage), i walked away with a box full of treats. not any old box of treats, they were hand picked morsels of marvellousness (that's a word.) no dollars were exchanged, but a couple of my latest artworks. best gift transaction, ever! not only does kimberley know how much i love johnson ware (hello nanna memories and crockery i want to fill my future cakeshop with), but she is up there with the few people that reeeaaaallllyyy know/understand just what a glimpse of vintage floral does to my 'pre-loved adoring' heart. pillowcases, bed sheet, cushion covers, check!....johnson plates, teacup, cake plate, dinner plate check...fabulous japanese teaparty set? check! although i am in a culling phase of my life (go ahead, laugh), i know a good treasure when i see it. this leads me to explain that as of mid january, i will be living in the fore-mentioned vintage abode to buckle down and save some $$$. i won't have a little house to myself anymore and as much room to store my pre-loved goodies....so my favourites will have to be packed away, and the rest...hello november yard sale! i'm also hoping that kimberley's 'museum' will allow me to appreciate vintage goodness without feeling the need to go out and buy more. (i'll leave that to her!) i'm very excited for this move to vintage wonderland, even if it does mean hefty travel time to work and learning to share a bathroom again. change is only for the good and better for the bank balance. if you don't already know about kimberley, her blog, or facebook page (which shows recent finds for sale!) then hurry up and head on over there. this woman has an incredible talent for finding objects that are not only beautiful to the eye, but are accompanied by an even more charming history. i can see many a late night chat, discussing her latest typewriter find or how she unearthed a box of vintage wallpaper at a lovely old lady's estate sale. if you need me, you know where i'll be..
a cute tea set for sunday afternoon gatherings.
have always loved this design since seeing it over at sophie's.
johnson rose love.
this beauty doesn't need explaining.
more johnson floral love.
flowers & lovehearts on my pillow!
mint green johnson set.
floral bed sheet and cushion covers, love!
last little snippet of johnson ware and a token grandmother plate.
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