Sunday, November 27, 2016

Waiting On Walker! A Nursery Reveal.

We are counting down the days until sweet baby James Walker Nichols arrives! He has been prayed for and dreamed about for a long time! 

 I spent a week in Houston with my daughter and her husband last week and we had the best time finally getting to put all of this together! The curtains were hung and the day bed was finally made up with all of it's pillows that were either made from vintage african textiles or bought from one of our favorite shops!

We hung this shelf and placed a few of the antique alphabet plates I'd been collecting over the years. Holly even bought some vintage blocks when we went to the Round Top antique show last fall and spelled out Walker's name with them.

 We thought ahead to the hospital stay and began to choose some options for his home coming arrival!

The airplane mobile was hung

 As well as the beautiful watercolor prints that Holly's friend Abby painted!

 Finally, we began to see it all come together and we were able to sit back and enjoy it! It was really fun for me to see how gorgeous the curtains and the baby bed linens turned out. 
This had been an agonizing project in the beginning but once the fabrics were chosen we had a wonderful seamstress Julie Ogard come to the rescue!

The fabric is from a company that my shop has carried pillows from called Lacefield Designs.

Julie did a great job on everything, including this pillow that sits in the rocking chair.

I actually enjoyed getting to do a little design work again as well as use some of the antique items I have treasured! This baby bed was very special as well as it was bought before we had our first child who is now 32! This will be the second grandchild that will use it.

 Holly really enjoys the little touches that make it personal. Like the silver cup on top of the shelf and the fun books she has collected.

 One of her dear friends gave her this monogrammed blanket and I am certain it will be involved in the homecoming ensemble as well!

So for now we wait on Walker! Only God knows when he will arrive but at least the nursery is as ready as it's ever going to be!

The clothes are ready...

The supplies are ready...

And I can assure you that Buy Buy Baby is depleted of a lot of it's inventory! I mean, really!! After two hours we had to just STOP!

But it was all worth it! And Holly and Brad can take a breath for now. Little do they know how much is in store for them! I cannot wait to be back and get to hold that tiny bundle and enjoy him in this nursery that has been so lovingly prepared for his arrival into this world!

Hope you enjoyed this little peak into the world of waiting on Walker! 
Let's talk soon!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Another Monday….Rolling Around!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday's! There's Always Another One Coming Around!

No matter what we've been doing over the weekend…Monday's  don't show much favoritism! They are always there…always waiting for us! 
In some ways I guess it's reassuring, though!

As much fun as I've had with my family at the beach over the weekend, I'm honestly looking forward to seeing what awaits me! Pattie texted me this picture of the books that came in while I was away and yes, there is ONE copy of Rooms To Inspire by the Sea….all for me!
 ( it never hurts to get yourself a little happy when ordering for the shop…at least that's what I say!)

It was hard to leave this morning…but I know there is much to do at home!

There are so many other things that await my return…number one on my list is helping  my son pack up to head off to Auburn for college!
As well as helping my daughter and her husband pack up to move for good to New Orleans….hmmmm!!
Then there are the not so pressing and yet important issues...
Like decorating the shop for fall! We just received this copy of Cottage Journal right before I left showing our 'turkey' that they used in the photo shoot. I can't believe it's really that time of year again, but it is! There is always another one just around the corner it seems!

We will be putting out lots of fun decorations for use in your fall tablescapes. A lot of them mix quite well with our antique brown and white transferware as well as our creamware!

And then, before you know it I will be putting out more decorations at home….which is always hard to get excited about when you've had them out since the end of August at the shop!

And then changing everything up to get ready for Christmas! 

Whew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
I know for certain that somewhere in between I will be longing for my quiet place at the beach to reflect on it all and wish that I had enjoyed it! I don't want to have any regrets! Because when all is said and done…life will still be here and still be moving right along…and once it settles down….

I might just have some time to enjoy this precious little angel!

And in the end, it really is about enjoying each of life's "pressing" issues, isn't it! Because once those things are dealt with you get to soak in all of life's blessing! Hope you've had a great start to your week and that you've enjoyed your Monday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall Treats~

I love that my shop is often called upon to loan items for photo shoots…it gives us exposure and allows us to be a part of something bigger! 

I love the calls we get from the readers of all of these publications…it brings us people from all walks of life and every corner of the Untied States and then some. 
We share the common bond of loving and collecting beautiful things such as antique transferware!

Selfishly, I get to read the recipes in the magazines before a lot of you do because they send us early copies as a "Thank You" for letting them borrow our antique pieces. Therefore, when I see some that I think really look amazing I've decided to share them early with you!

(I love the way this tea pot photographed!)

 The cake stand above has sold since this was shot for Tea Time Magazine. 
I plan on finding more to add to the collections I carry at my shop…especially seeing how beautiful this *Salted Caramel Pound Cake looks on it!
*see recipe below

After reading this today at my shop it made me appreciate once again the reason I started my shop in the first place….

The things that remind you of the past and give you something to share with those in your future! Your children and your grandchildren! Special friends and loved ones!
 I named my personal cookbook that I made for my family, "Collections". 
This is exactly the reason why I did!
 Enjoy the magazine when it arrives near you... 
~And definitely try out some of these amazing recipes~