Hendersonville, NC has some great antique shops. I spotted this silver lazy Susan in the window of a shop on Main Street while walking to a restaurant. The store was closing, but the ladies kindly informed us that they would open at 10 am the next morning. Trust me- I was there waiting for them to open at 10 am! And after a non stressful negotiation of price with its owner, the lazy Susan was going now home with it's namesake! Happy, happy me!
It has 4 vegetable dishes, 4 sauce dishes, 4 salt and peppers and a soup tureen, all part of a spinning
silver platform that can be filled with hot water to keep things warm. I love the more organic handles.
This will make a great centerpiece and will be so much fun to fill with different seasonal items.
Peach season is here and the first roses started to bloom, so they got the honor of being the first
participants in my new centerpiece. Fall might just be apples and cinnamon sticks- fun to plan!
And maybe I will even serve food from it- an elegant way to serve chili and all it's toppings!
The day before, my girlfriend, Linda Lee, had spotted this alencon lace tablecloth from Paris. It was still folded, pressed and had the original tags on it. I was shocked that she didn't grab it! After all, she had just scored a fabulous pair of oversized vintage Ralph Lauren candlesticks in another store!
After dreaming about that "gem of a find" overnight, I knew I had to go back and get it! Arriving back at the store, I started digging through piles of linens to find it and thought it was gone. Finally, a sweet lady came over to help me and found it tucked away! It was mine to buy!
Greenville, SC has great shops too! Happily finding one open early on Memorial Day Monday morning, I found this ornate silver champagne bucket and couldn't resist! It still has the liner for the ice.
Getting back to Chicago, peonies are just starting to bloom
and I couldn't wait to use my silver cooler.
So now for my rule following- what do I get rid of???? Can't think of anything right now!
I am much better at the Acquiring part than the Relinquishing part.