Happy Valentines Day to all my sweet readers! I just got the sweetest package of goodies the other day from Lidy at The French Garden House. Her site has always been a favorite of mine. She has such a talent for finding the most beautiful accessories and goodies! I've had my eye on this french market bag forever, I've always wanted one. Perfect for bringing to the market and filling with fresh goods! I cannot thank you enough Lidy!
I will think of you every time I am at the market grabbing my little extras... This vintage photo was so nostalgic to me, it looks like she could use a little market bag too! :)
If you don't already know Lidy's site, pop over for visit, I am sure you will find so many things to stir your fancy! Click her logo below and grab a cup of tea or a glass of french wine and enjoy! It's stunning!
These little stickers were in my box too! I love them! I cannot wait to do my next decoupage project with them! aren't the colors amazing?!!....
And also these Gorgeous bowls! I love cherries and of course checks, so I couldn't be happier with them!
A little up close shot, they go so well in my kitchen and come summer will be filled with fresh cherries too! Thank you so much Lidy! You made my week! I love everything!
I find such inspiring stores online, here is a picture below of the famous Vermont Country Store. They have a really neat site filled with very hard to find items. Items our Mom's had, and Dad's too. Their catalog is so vintage looking, and just seeing everything brings you back to a simpler time!
As most of you do too I'm sure, I balance my shopping online with shopping in stores too. Long Island has so many beautiful quaint Villages and living here can be a shoppers dream :) I especially love SouthHampton, NY. The town is famous for many reasons, but for me, its the huge General Store called Hildreth's. Oh I so wish I could show you the inside! It sells everything from furniture to tools to bedding, my word, you name it, they have it! You'll just have to check out their site to see for yourself :) Or come to NY and we'll go shopping together :)....
Well, I put my little market bag to good use today, I picked up some fresh Daisies ( my favorite ) for $3.99 and 2 loafs of bread. Gotta go run and start the meatballs, It's meatball hero's for dinner tonight...
and I'll leave you with a little happy thought ;).... It's not too far off that we will be shopping in outdoor markets again, and bringing home the goodies to set up outside like this photo below. I've said this a few times in every post, but oh I so so cannot wait to be warm and feel the Spring air !!
I love evenings outside so much! I love the feeling of having so much fresh air, that you actually get tired from being out in it all day, and you come back inside when the sun sets and grab a book and relax, still having the windows open and feeling the remnants of the day...Oh I love you Spring! Hurry here!
Here are some goodie books to get you all ready for that time of year. ( porch photo source: country living )
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and it's finding you healthy and happy!
Thank you so much for all your sweet comments, you've made my long winter just a bit shorter by always bringing such warmth and sunshine into my days!
~ Cynthia ~