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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Anniversary!!!!

What's It Wednesday #27

As we celebrated Memorial Day this week we also celebrate our one year blog anniversary. The best part of this journey has been the meeting of all of the amazing people along the way. We are so grateful to each and everyone of you.
Our blog launch featured Patti's amazing repurposed bottles. We received a number of emails requesting the sell of a few of these gorgeous pieces bejeweled with antique pieces and gorgeous bows. 


The Time for Summer Fun featured Paula's son. He had so much fun planting succulents in silver for his grand-mother. 

Patti's hand-painted French half doll depicts a young mademoiselle checking her rosy cheeks as she perhaps awaits her amor. In the background is a vintage ormolu framed mirror, capturing it all in Mirrors: A Reflection of the Soul post. 


Paula created this elegant blackboard for the To Shine or Not to Shine post and sits in the kitchen and was super simple to make. All that was needed was a silver tray purchased on sale at a local antique store, blackboard paint and chalk. Yep, that was it. This idea came from the fabulous Cindy of My Romantic Home

Patti placed a couple of bathing beauties, strings of pearls, seashells, and a whole lotta bling as she placed a gorgeous base under a beautiful cloche for the Cloche Encounters post.

Paula featured this contrasting vignette was posted on the Ebony and Ivory post. There is large porcelain vase in the back with porcelain roses around the neck and a silk floral arrangement from my mother's retirement party. Two very special ebony statues from Ghana pose between the porcelain pitchers and creamers. In the foreground is a very delicate rose. The juxtaposition of colors, objects, history, culture and textures is what Paula calls "Vintage Urban" living.



These elaborately carved ivory puzzle balls are a part of Patti's vast collection of amazing Asian puzzles and were featured on our A Puzzling Situation post.  


In Up in Smoke, Paula showcased her collection of silver cigarette cases. Each one has its own character and are perfect as picture frames.
Patti loves rare clocks, watches, hourglasses, and all things related to time. In the As Time Goes By post, she shares her  favorite form of timepiece which is the French mantle clock. This beauty has an enamel inset of angels, a pair of peacocks, and a hand painted satin glass finial.

Patience lead to the perfect vignette for my dresser which was featured in the Skip to my Ormolu post. I topped it off with the standing hand mirror. There is nothing like a little gold to make a girl feel special. 


Have you ever seen such an extraordinary collection as Patti's cameos? Cameos have been around in some form as early as the third century B.C. They are carved in relief from compressed layers to reveal a portrait or scene in a contrasting color. For more beautiful cameos go to Cameo Appearances.


One of Paula's favorite collections are her silver compacts, sovereign cases and stuff boxes which she featured on the Off the ChainThe sterling silver compact belonged to Paula's grandmother; her initials are monogrammed on the cover. 

What are some of your fondest memories this Memorial Week?

xoxoxoxo
Patti & Paula


Thank you all for participating in our "What's It Wednesday"  linky party!
Don't forget to grab a feature button.


Thank you all for all that you do to inspire others!
 We have been inspired each and every week by each and every one of you.

Here are this week's WONDERFUL  features

Beautifully decorated bottle at For the Love of White
Walking in a Wicker Wonderland at SKLong Images
Beautiful Cottage Garden Tote at Knick of Time
Amazing Teacup Chandy at Forever Decorating!
A summery tablescape designed by Creating Wonderful Spaces



54 comments:

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thank you so much for hosting another amazing blog party!!
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Anne said...

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Happy one year anniversary to both of you and your lovely blog. Always such a treat to read about your collections.
Thank you so much for hosting.

Candylei said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog Anniversary!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Happy Anniversary! You've had a wonderful year. Here's to many more. So glad to have met you in blogland. Thanks for hosting.

Revi said...

Hello, ladies! Happy Anniversary. :)
Thanks for hosting a sweet party, and for all the interesting and educational posts you bless us with!
-Revi

jeanetteann said...

Gosh,you two have some amazing treasures. Although I loved them all,I am a cameo lover. There is something about a vintage cameo that makes my heart flutter. I have a beautiful one my brother gave me for my 60th birthday,it is rose gold and just gorgeous. I often wonder who owned it previously. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pieces. x

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Happy Anniversary! You have such wonderful collections. I'm so happy to have found your beautiful blog.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Congrats, ladies, on your first year anniversary! I have enjoyed reading your posts. You always have the most interesting pieces!! Looking forward to many more!

Angie said...

Happy "blogiversary", Patty and Paula! I love linking up to your party every week and seeing all the amazing collections the two of you have showcased!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Happy Happy 1st What it Wednesday you two. That is so neat. And you always have such a WONDERFUL party every week. Thankyou both for being such terrific hosts.

Won't be linkiing up for a couple of weeks as we're off on an Alaskan Cruise tomorrow with our neighbors. But I'll be back :D

Nann

Natasha in Oz said...

Many thanks for having me! Hope you have a happy Wednesday.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Happy 1st Blogiversary! This is the second week now that I have had trouble getting your blog to load! It's either very very slow to load or just gets stuck. I tried our pc and my ipad. Anyway, I did get through this morning and linked up. Is it just me?

Babs said...

Congratulations on your first year blog anniversary and thank you for being such lovely hosts. I loved looking again, at your earlier posts.

Liz - Imageremix said...

Wow, an anniversary, congratulations and thank you for giving us a place to come and share our what's its! You all have done a great job at highlighting so many beautiful people and their designs. Thank you!
Liz

Julie Marie said...

Oooh ladies, I so loved each and every one of these beautiful posts!... and I must say, the two of your have started me on even MORE collections!... ( I'm not complaining, mind you!)... you both are the epitome of beauty, charm and grace and I adore you so!... Happy One Year Blog Anniversary... looking forward to many more exquisite collections to come... much love, xoxo Julie Marie PS Hard to pick a favorite post... I LOVED Patti's featuring Ormolu and also Paula's darling little son planting succulents!...

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! it's been a year of wonderful post. Thanks for hosting!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your features are lovely! Thanks for hosting another great link party! I enjoy reading your interesting posts! I always learn something new! Happy Anniversary!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Happy Anniversary, Paula & Patti! I've enjoyed your collections and blog parties so much over the past months. Thanks for hosting!
Cindy

Grammy Goodwill said...

Happy Anniversary to your blog!

Kathy said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, I love the locket but that cutie pie in the frame is a keeper of hearts.
Thanks for hosting the party, Kathy

Curtains in My Tree said...

your blog is just beautiful and I have really enjoyed coming over and over to check out your new finds and projects

xoxox Janice

Designs By Pinky said...

Thanks for hosting this great blog party. I love that you can link up ANYTHING! Happy blogaversary too!!!! Love you blog. XO, Pinky

andrea@townandprairie said...

Beautiful magazine-worthy vignettes, ladies! Thank you for hosting this versatile party.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Happy 1 year blogaversary!!! You girls have some of the most amazing collections! thanks for hosting a wonderful party, too. I just linked up. xoxo

NanaDiana said...

Happy 1 Year Blogaversary. You girls are just as gorgeous as your creations. I always LOVE coming here to visit you- Off to visit a few new bloggers that are here- xo Diana

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You are both so very talented. I've loved reading your posts over the past year. Anniversary number 1 Best Wishes. Thanks for hosting.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Thanks for hosting!

The Pickin' Pair said...

Hi. I just love love love your blog. It's my first time here. Thanks for hosting this awesome blog party. I'm having an awesome time checking out everyones blogs. now following you as well.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you Patti and Paula for hosting What's It Wednesday. I'm happy to be a part of it and Happy Anniversary..Judy

The Tablescaper said...

Happy anniversary! Congratulations to both of you.

- The Tablescaper

Antiques And Teacups said...

A bit late....sigh...life happens. Happy Anniversary! To some of my favorite collectors! And may there be many more.
Ruth

Elaine said...

Happy First Anniversary! Love your blog and your photos are such eye candy! Thank you for hosting this fun party! Thanks for the feature, too!

Sherry said...

Happy anniversary! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Happy Blogiversary! Patti and Paula. I enjoy your blog so much.

Johanna said...

Hi Paula and Patti,
Happy Anniversary to your blog. You are both so very creative! Your posts are like posts from a different world for me. Its almost as if a princess opens her jewelcase and show her treasures. You own some of the most amazing collections I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful things. Its wonderful to be part of this party.
Hugs and greetings, Johanna

June said...

I'm so glad you two started blogging! I have enjoyed reading your beautiful posts and being inspired by you.
Happy Anniversary!
hugs from here...

Cottage and Broome said...

Congrats on a great year! We can also count on the two of your for inspiring and beautiful posts! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Bliss said...

Happy anniversary........ and many more.

~Bliss~

Jeanne said...

I'm so happy to have found you! What a feast for the eyes every time I stop in! Happy Anniversary!

Palomasea said...

Happy Anniversary to you, dear Paula and Patti!! It has been such a joy getting to know you, and I look forward to more beauty and fascinating history...Merci!!
I also celebrated my 1yr. bloggyversary last weekend, and am having a giveaway..please visit when you have a chance :)
Hugs to both of you!
xoxo,
- Irina

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

What a little cutie!!!!!! So glad you stopped by today, love it when you do. I am so glad I found your blog because besides being beautiful and loving your sweet personalities I learn sooooo much from it. Congratulations to you!!!! I hope you have many more.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! It all goes so fast. Thanks for your nice comment! Nice to know you stopped by!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU TWO GORGEOUS women are so talented!!!!! Oh dear Patti, your collections are just to be admired and loved. AND HAPPY BLOGBIRTHDAY! I am on FOUR years now and it has been the best experience to meet the nicest friends. Dearest, my last day of teaching is Wednesday, and I work until mid day Friday!!!!! SUMMER FUN! What do you have planned for the summer? I am planning to CREATE and SELL. Have a lovely week my dear. WE CAN DO IT!!!! Love, Anita

sissie said...

I just love all the lovely things you create and the talented people that you have featured. I've been following you on FB and I'm glad to be a new follower on your blog.

hugs
Sissie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy blogaversary! I can't believe you ladies have only been around a year! I have enjoyed seeing so many of your collections.....Here's wishing you many more!

CArol

Marie Antionette said...

What a fabulous post girls! Happy Anniversary to you. You have enriched my life with your beautiful posts of your treasures & collections.

just wanted to drop by and let you know that I am now sharing Marie's blog @ Dolls by Marie Antionette. I posted a new post about the fire that occurred in her kitchen which pulled her away from blogging for quite sometime. I will be sharing my creative ideas with you and telling Marie's stories for her. Marie & I hope you will stop by to visit with us.

Big hugs, Sherry "Edie" formerly Edie Marie's Attic

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Patti,
Thank you dearly for a beautiful visit from you my friend. Thos bottle are amazing and I could so see the group of them on my daughters dress/chest of drawers she is a bottle collector :)
I can see why others would be questioning you on the price or sell of them :)

The cloche idea from Cindy is great, I love a great idea that we can create making it our own.

You always inspire the best and such a collective soul you are.
Thank you sweet friend I will see you soon.
By the way did you happen to enter Rosemary's giveaway I added her to my side bar as a link to her site :)

http://www.villabarnes.com/

(Paula and Patti) See you soon my friends....(
xoxo
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

I almost forgot "Happy Blog Year"
Happy Anniversary!!!
Lots of love and looking for inspiration that follows you.

xoxo
Dore

Pam @ Frippery said...

Happy Blogversary! Oh my, you lovely ladies sure know how to share some gorgeous collections and creations! Oh, and Paula's son is adorable!
I don't know which of your collections is my favorite! I will just have to keep coming back for more.
Hugs, Pam

Deserae said...

Happy one year anniversary!!! It is always such a treat to read about all your amazing collections and I always learn so much too :o)
Have a great week!
~Des

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog is always full of inspiration and history.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You ladies never cease to amaze me! I missed all of those posts since I'm relatively new to your blog so it was fun seeing them all! Happy Anniversary -- thanks for hosting each week and informing and inspiring us with your collections!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you, ladies, for hosting. I am happy to join you again this week..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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