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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fort De Soto

We'll be going on vacation come April to visit one of our favorite places on earth; Fort De Soto, Florida. (See last year's post here.) We stay in St Pete with my grandparents who are snow birds there every winter. Once we're settled in the first place we go is Fort De Soto. White sand, crystal waters, and beautiful shells. Discovering it on our honeymoon we just can't get enough. And to take Avalyn there for her first time is so exciting. Now I realize she won't remember one moment of it... :).... but its nostalgic for me to bring her to a place that means so much to Jon and I.

I found these images online, they get me soo psyched! 

One of my favorite things, being that its a state park, is that it's kept natural.
The palm trees are left untrimmed and have this wonderful tropical island feel.
 Well, I guess that's because it pretty much is one... ;)

Here's my beach bum last year...I love this picture. He's too funny!
Only a month of blah New England weather left.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

White Ironstone

I've started a lovely collection of white ironstone 
along with lots of other white serving dishes.
 I've been looking through photos for inspiration on how to display 
and am amazed by the wonderful collections here in these pictures. 
So pretty and sweet. 

Posted by Muraca Design from multiple sources.

(You can also buy Ironstone from this 
Charlottesville designer at her Etsy shop...)

Posted by Material Girls, from House Beautiful

It's clear that you can display them in all sorts of styles,
from farmhouse to cottage chic to modern and so on!

Do you collect something?

I'd love to hear.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New at Chestnut Hill Vintage

Chippy White Stand

Old Step Ladder

Original Driftwood Sign

Old Clothes Pins

Glass Lab Beakers

Old Wood Drawer

Stop by and say hello!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Cuties for the Kiddos

While browsing Etsy for Valentine gift ideas for Avalyn,
 I stumbled across some things that are too cute not to share.
I can barely stand it, they're soo incredibly adorable!!!! Look!....

...soo sweet...

...acorn hat!!...oh my goodness....

.....the sweater....

...For real....

Just so incredibly cute and well made. I was amazed at each one, 
and the photos make them that much more incredible! 

Find these and more! Here at Felting Dreams

A few others I love...

These precious stuffed animals have a lovely vintage feel 
and fun little innocent expressions.

Quirky and fun, find these here at Tim O Handmade

I can testify that these cuties are even more adorable in person!
This is the seller that made Avalyn's owl, 
sent to us by our sweet friend Callie!! 
(See my previous post, The Gift of Friendship)

See all of her items Here at For My Darling!

I hope you enjoy these wonderful little guys (and gals) as much as I do!!
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Heart Day

What better way to bring in Valentines Day than with...

pretty PINKS

& spicy REDS

Find these items at