I chose these three goodies.
I thought this vase had lovely lines. Of course, at that price it had one chip -- but only one and it's not noticeable.
How cute is this little china doll? I love the way the previous owner sewed a little dress for her.
Speaking of antiques in Black Forest: I am so sad to tell you that I learned last week that Deanne, an antique vendor I have long enjoyed visiting, has lost everything in the fire last month. It's not just the beautiful antiques that filled her barn but all the family pieces she had and used everyday in her home. My heart weeps for her.
Later that same day, Rebecca and I headed to Castle Rock to visit The Barn. As it's lavender season around here, I bought this lovely bundle that someone had taken care to fouf up.
A sweet little chalkboard tag clipped to the lovely paper wrapping the bundle...
and this cute metal phrase tied on with lace and seam ribbon. Of course, it smells as pretty as it looks. I just love it.
As I write this on a Sunday morning, my son readies himself for the last week of work as a camp counselor. It's not been easy to see so very little of him this summer. I feel so bad that he'll be home just TWO DAYS before his Junior year of high school begins on August 2. Yep...summer's just about over here. To be honest, I'd like to say I'm sorry to see it end, but that would not be entirely true.