Monday, April 12, 2010

Pick of the week

I love this Blake lounge chair from Crate and Barrel.  It's handcrafted of solid teak and natural rattan.  The teak has a beautiful worn gray finish making this chair feel vintage.  The back and arms on this chair are a handwoven natural rattan which adds a nice texture juxtaposed against the teak wood. 

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I Will Follow You Anywhere

My sweet friend Jennifer was kind enough to invite me to join her for her weekly antique shopping excursions.   As we walked around the flea market, I noticed Jennifer down on her knee inspecting this wonderful antique. “That Jennifer , she knows her stuff, she likes things that are old and "have a story." At first glance I fell in love with the vintage markings, and wondered what story goes with this container???Jennifer graciously allowed me to purchase the container for a mere $20.00. Once I brought it to it’s new home several friends and family said, “ My grandmother had a container just like that!”   My mom confirmed their recollections,  “Could be a storage container for misc food items.  I remember my grandma had these and she put olives, pickles, etc. in them - in the days before refrigerators, these thick crocks helped to  keep the food cool, especially when stored in a cellar or basement.” Wow this crock is reeeeally old!   I had my story!


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Vintage markings I fell in love with! Since pickles are now stored in the refrigerator and I don't have a cellar. I have other plans for this crock.

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The clay feet seen below are available at most nurseries and Home Depot. Aren't they cute ??

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These useful clay feet are little ledges for outdoor pottery. I just love them, thanks for the tip, mom!!!

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Here I am all dressed up in my new high heels!!!!

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I absolutely love my new outdoor planter, it has tons of character!!

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Happy Monday! I hope your day brings happiness and creativity.

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  1. And what a beautiful story it is, my dear Laurie.


  2. You lucky thing Laurie, what a great find and I love the idea of using it as a planter. Just gorgeous. xx

  3. Love3 Jennifer, love your pot, too! I have a large crock like that on my deck.:)


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