Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My New Finds

Hello everyone!

In my last post, I took you on a tour of the Country Living Fair.  Well, I wanted to show you what I brought home with me from that fair.  And boy, let me tell you, I could've brought home A LOT more if money was no object!  LOL!

This is the first thing I found.


There is a back story to this birdhouse.
This is a birdhouse that I actually once had outside on a post in my backyard!  It ended up deteriorating after many years, so we tossed it.  (I got it as a hostess gift for having a Southern Living at Home party at my house many years ago.  I mean MANY years ago!)  So, when I saw this one for sale, I decided to grab it. Only this time, I'm using it indoors.  This has already been used outdoors which is why you see some age on it.  That makes me love it even more though. 

I placed it on my fireplace mantel.

   
Next, I found this gorgeous grey and white checked pillow with a down insert.


I placed it in the center of my sofa.  That seems to be where all my favorite pillows land first!  





And finally, I found these pretty lavender bundles that are so fresh and smell heavenly.  

I placed them in a basket in my kitchen for now.  Not sure if that's where they'll stay though.


I would love to go back next year to get some items that I wasn't able to get this time around.  (If they're offered again.)  Many of the same vendors return each year, I'm told.

So, that's my show and tell for today!  

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

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40 comments:

Susie said...

Kelly, Your finds are very nice. They go with the decor of your home so well. That lavender is so cute in the basket. xoxo,Susie

Debra Oliver said...

that adorable birdhouse is perfect perched on your mantel!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your purchases. That lavender is really big. I may need to grab some next year. The mate to your pillow was still for sale on Sunday and they were down to $20 for the 20 x 20. Saturday they were $30 so now we know for next year.

Stacey said...

Pretty! I bet there really is no limit to how much money you could take there. :)

NanaDiana said...

Great back story about that birdhouse. I love it and would keep it inside,too...although I love the aging that came from it being outside. Great purchases!!! xo Diana

Robin Johnson said...

Great finds. I adore the birdhouse. How wonderful for you to have found a replacement for your previous birdhouse.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

The bird house is really cute and unique. how cool that it reminded you of something you already had!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love items that have a backstory like your pretty birdhouse. So neat that you found it again. That pillow is perfect and I love, love, love that lavender!! I can't even imagine how many nice things they had at the fair. I'm sure I would want one of everything. LOL!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love all your purchases Kelly!! Your family room looks so pretty!

Cozy Little House said...

You KNOW I love that birdhouse!
Brenda

Judy said...

I LOVE that pillow...don't remember seeing it but there were so many people in the booths it was hard to get into many of them.

You got some good stuff girl!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, that birdhouse is just perfect for your home! I love the view of your living room from this angle, it almost looks like there is snow outside! The pillow is cute, I need something just like that for my master bedroom which we just redid in gray. Pretty lavender, too. I'd love to go to the fair one year (and bring hubby's truck!).

XO,
Jane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your found some wonderful treasures there Kelly! I hope I get to go next year!!

AntiqueChase said...

Love that you found the same birdhouse and that you are using it indoors this time.

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
Your finds are great. I love the birdhouse. Too sweet. Glad you had such a fun time.
Kris

Bonnie said...

Let me know if they don't shed. My DIL mailed some to me and they must have gone through a heat. THey were mostly shreds.

I wonder if you should spray them with unscented hair spray to preserve them. Just wondering. I really want some and yours are VERY NICE! I love their smell.

Christine Vandormolen said...

all I will say today is that I really want to go shopping with you...

White Weathered Hutch said...

Super buys Kelly!! Love that pillow and birdhouse.

Down to Earth Style said...

Great choices and I love all the pillows on your sofa. My kids throw mine every day - pillow fights. I have to go upstairs and pretend I can't hear them. Real lavender? Yum!

Deserae said...

You found some wonderful goodies!!! The birdhouse looks so fabulous on your mantel. Of course I love anything with checks so LOVE your new pillow too :o)
~Des

chateau chic said...

Very nice finds, Kelly. And they look perfect in your home.
Mary Alice

Katie Mansfield said...

I love lavender and the new gray checked pillow is wonderful. What great finds.

Eilis said...

Great purchases! Everything looks like it was "meant to be" in your home.

cynthia lee designs said...

You got some great things from the Country Living Fair. I have a thing for bird houses and I love the one you got!!
hugs,
Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your gray and white pillow, Kelly! And the weathered birdhouse will be safe from the elements on your mantel. I wish there was a CL Fair close to me!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Cool birdhouse!! That is funny that you've owned the same one twice now. I wish birdhouses didn't fall apart outside. I've given up on putting them in my yard!

Anne Boykin said...

Great birdhouse. Love that pillow too. Always enjoy seeing your lovely rooms.

Anne Boykin said...

Great birdhouse. Love that pillow too. Always enjoy seeing your lovely rooms.

Bliss said...

I see why you came home with that pillow, it's perfect for your house. It must of been saying "Kellllllllyyyyy, Kelllllllyyyyy".

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They are all gorgeous. Love that pillow and I adore your tin pale on the table with such lovely dainty flowrs. Gorgeous. Don't forget you can still link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party at www.astrollthrulife.net. Hugs, Marty

Olive said...

It is extra special that you found the birdhouse. I have searched for a Hull swan for a low price for a while. They sell for over $30 but finally got it for $5 at a moving sale. My aunt had one when I was a child. It is funny how we get attached to these items. blessings my friend, olive

p.s. I am so glad you got a letter from your son

Cynthia said...

I am glad you seemed to have had a good time. Love your finds. The birdhouse is beautiful!!

Glad you heard from your son.

Cynthia

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That birdhouse caught my eye right away. Nice finds.

must love junk said...

How fun that you found your same birdhouse again! Love your finds :)
Susan

Ivy and Elephants said...

That bird house is just fabulous! Love that. Great finds, lucky girl!
Hugs,
Patti

Andrea said...

Great finds! I would sure love to see that fair. Hope you're having a wonderful bday....I had forgotten that we share the same bday (although this is officially my last...39 forever)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You chose your treasures well, as they look great in your home!....I really loved that birdhouse!!...Heard you had a great birthday lunch and great shopping after!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Love the birdhouse! Everything looks right at home where you placed it, but I bet you will be moving them around ;)

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Looks like you found some lovely finds, I think I love the bird house best!
Hugs, Lynnie

Anne said...

Love that birdhouse! Pretty pillow too!
xx
Anne