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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Cool Occurance

A fun little thing that happened this am.

Well, first I'll just say I've been saving up a whole collection of really beautiful items that I'm going to list on Chestnut Hill Vintage for the New Year. I've been really excited about them. They're a little fancy and elegant, yet simple.

So it was 6:30 Sat am and I just couldn't go back to bed. A combination of excitement for the three day weekend and of photographing my items. I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat on the couch at my husband's feet while he slept a little longer. I decided to relax a bit and collect my thoughts before starting the day. I had a few magazines to look through during the commercials of the investigation channel... :) ....Now these magazines are old ones that I love too much and can't throw away. I've sifted through them about a hundred times, but some how forget whats in them from one time to the next. So I come across an article called Double Wide.'s about a double wide! The inside is so surprisingly beautiful and chic and white and pretty! So I took my time loving the pictures. Then I realized....Wow. The collection of things for my shop are right along these lines! They reflect this chic and simple style!

I've decided to post pictures of the these pages not only because it's an amazing home (and so incredible that it's a double wide. Crazy.)

Country Living, June 2007

...but also to give a sneak peak into the style of Chestnut Hill Vintage this Winter. Enjoy... Then check out my shop for items that are available to you. :) I will be listing new ones often!

This chandelier is so perfect. I just love it!

Nothing like a little sparkle to wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Here's to the many blessings...Cheers!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Time Is Here

from my family to you and yours!

I found this collection of antique Christmas ornaments
at our local thrift store...Aren't they perfect?! Especially at $3.50!

Isn't this welcoming little guy so darn cute?! My ma and I made these together :)
We found the idea on Martha's website.

I sprayed these lovely nature finds with silver paint...

They add a simple, special touch to our guest room :)

These glass icicles are so delicate!

My hubby enjoying a Holiday-Day-Off nap:)

My sweet ma and her little sister back in the day..My favorite Christmas photo.
I found these great tree hooks at the Christmas Tree Shops...
they're so fun and let you adorn  your tree with fun memories:)

I'm dying to open the gifts sent from my sister in CA...

Tux is, too :)

They just look so pretty.

Yum! Peppermint Rice-Krispy Snacks... 

I wish you a restful, relaxing Holiday!
Thank you for stopping by.
With Love, Amy

Monday, December 12, 2011

One more for Lorelai

Watch and smile :) And if you've never watched it, buy the first season. You'll see!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ode To The Gilmores

One of the tragedies in my life was in 2007 when Gilmore Girls went off the air. Truly, it was heartbreaking..death-in-the-family-like! Besides its quirky characters and their fast witty dialog, the town of Stars Hollow had a coziness like no other. A sense of family and festivity. Lorelai and Rory were always headed to some town gathering, often on the town common that housed its signature white gazebo. Festivals, fundraisers, concerts, etc. I always got in the festive mood just watching the show- and there was nothing like the first snow of the winter-Lorelai's favorite. She'd walk the sidewalks in town after dark when no one was out and all was quiet, and the Christmas lights adorned all of the store fronts, just soaking in the warmth of the season. (And making her latest winter hat and mittens look so darn cute!)

(For a walk down Memory Lane fellow Gilmore-gurus, or for those who've never had the privilege:
Let It Snow-Gilmore Girls flash back!!)

Anyhew- back to my main point...I'm getting there....tonight I helped with a fund-raiser at a church in Newfane, VT. I've driven through the town a time or two but never stopping to look and certainly not around Christmas time. It was like stepping in to Stars Hollow. Beautiful old Colonial homes with candles and lights and wreaths on all the windows. There were all the basics, the town hall, post office, church with the a steeple, and an Inn, of course. (Lorelai ends up buying and running an Inn with her best friend Suki-The Dragonfly Inn). On our way in to town we were in a hurry to get there and set up, so during the intermission I made my way out in to the cold to capture pictures of the beautiful town in all its twinkling glory!
I was in Gilmore heaven :) or something like it. Hall heaven I suppose. Take a look :)

That's the moon!

The New England Ringers were the main event, an AMAZING bell choir of about 15 or 20 people. Soo pretty. My task was to make 120 cupcakes. In return I received two tickets! :)

My hubby was a really good sport and came with me. It was a really nice time. Very Gilmore-esque!
Lorelai and Rory..I miss you.