Wednesday, September 26, 2018


One thing I love almost as much as working in the yard is shopping.  I know, some people are bored to tears by shopping.  My Mom took me around to every antique shop, flea market, garage sale, craft store, decorating store she could find when I was young.  Don't get me wrong, she didn't go crazy buying stuff.  More often than not, we just window shopped but it was always nice to just roam around.

2nd Man isn't much of a shopper, EXCEPT for kitchen supply stores, restaurant supply stores, grocery stores etc.  I on the other hand can roam around in just about any store for a couple of hours, looking at things and imagining where they could go.

Case in point, about three weeks ago, I stopped at a couple of stores on the way to the farm.

I found these two signs.  I got them because when I saw them I knew exactly where they would go.  

We put the "Farm Sweet Farm" sign above the mirror in the foyer by the front door.  It's the perfect spot for it as one of the first things you see.

The "Live/Love/Eat" sigh (a perfect motto by the way) hangs from a doorknob in the pantry (sorry, I missed the picture of it).

Then I found this beautiful item at another store.  It's a tin, painted pineapple.  I guess a sort of artsy/decorative item. It doesn't really "do" anything, expect look pretty, ha.  It's vibrantly painted in yellows, oranges and of course green.

Just like the signs, when I saw it, I knew where it was going as well!  This is a stand in the entryway that is ironically below the mirror in the top picture, ha.  We were never sure what to put on that bottom shelf because baskets always seemed to be too                   small, just sort of using the bottom 1/4 of space, still seemingly empty.  This now sits on the shelf and visually fills up the space.

Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and so it seemed appropriate to be another one of the first things you see when you open the door.

Happy shopping!


  1. What great looking finds.
    If you happen to have a white or cream colored lace doily; place it under that beautiful pineapple which really adds a nice 'pop' of color on the shelf. Pineapples are to bring you good luck. Don't know if you ever watched the show Psych; but there was always a pineapple sitting around someplace in each and every episode.
    I also like going to antique shops, thrift stores, garage sales etc. but I also like going to them kitchen supply stores. I love shopping around for old Vintage kitchen items.
    Raining here this morning, off and on that is.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful evening.

  2. I love each of your great finds! And you found the perfect places for all of them. They really add that pop of personality and color.

    Hoping we get a bit cooler weather with this "cool" front. Didn't get much rain yet but there might be more to come.

  3. I love to shop as in browse. I don't have to buy and usually set out not intending on buying. That metal pineapple is not suited to a lace doily. I can see how you needed something tall in that location. Walmart had a lot of tasteful metal items for home d├ęcor this summer. Did all this rain come from Texas? We had a day in 70s, yet it was so muggy it was still hot enough to sweat.

  4. Perfect spot for the pineapple. So fun finding interesting objects for new digs.


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