Monday, May 18, 2009

~ This and That ~

A Little bit of this and a little bit of that... A trip to Home Goods did me well, come to think of it , I never walk out empty handed. Not once. The pink ceramic bowl jumped out at me, lol, so of course I knew it was meant to be :) and such a cutie for $3.99. For that price, I couldn't say No. After all, that's the price of a fancy coffee and it would be all gone now. But this little bowl will be with me for every girls night, every Al fresco dinner party, and anything else I conjure up. And I won't limit it to Olives either, maybe some honey pretzels, some dip, anything ! The table underneath it was $8.99, another little wow that made it home too , and now it lives on my deck :)

Just as I love going to Home Goods, I also love when my Mom sends me up a Goody Box ( as I call them ) from Ga. She always had such special things and now that they've scaled down somewhat I get the hand- me- downs. I love each and every thing she sends, she just knows me that way :) Most things she sends I can remember seeing as a child or remember each party or occasion when she'd use them, but these linens below were a nice surprise! I hadn't remembered these and when she said my Grandmother made them, I was extra happy. I wish I could embroider, but it's not a talent of mine :) It takes too long and I'm an instant gratification girl :) But thankfully, now I can appreciate her talents and love them just the same! They match my decor and I just love the colors, a pop of Red is always something that does my decor good :)

She also sent the blue and white table skirt ( below ) which was custom made about 30 years ago for a guest room and seeing it at home here now , I think it was meant to be as I had been looking to cover the table with a blue and white fabric, so it was perfect timing! Thanks Mom!

~ they are very happy here ~

~ Another bit of this and that ~ A $2.99 plate from Home Goods, I fell in love with the soft pink toile!

Opps, lol, looks like I misplaced a picture, her Goody Box also included these matching napkins!

~ More this and that ~ Home Goods dish towel... If it has a Cherry, It's coming home with me :)

~ I adore the rick- rack too! ~

A visit to my friend Amy's house led me to this chicken butter dish (below) from Italy, I just loved it so much I had to take a picture of it. I told her if it's missing one day, It was me :) If anyone ever sees one like this , I'll send you a bonus surprise as a finders fee ! :) I just LOVE it ! And btw, Amy , if you're reading this, you better put it away when I come over, you just never know what I'll take home with me, I carry a big purse :) lol

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful week ahead! Thank you so much for all your comments on my Suburban Cottage, you are so sweet and I read each and every comment and think you are all the best!!

Now that I finished those window boxes, it's back to the deck and patio for some finishing touches for the warm season ahead! The Country Living photo below has me inspired!

~ Have a Beautiful week ahead Ladies!! ~

Love and appreciation!

~ Cynthia ~


Just a little something from Judy said...

Cynthia, Now I find out we have something else in common. I have never walked out of the Home Goods store empty handed, either. Just one or two little purchases can do it for me. The needle work is beautiful! The butter dish is unique and one I would love to have on my table. The last picture you shared is relaxing to look at, along with the peaceful music you have playing. Thank you for blessing my afternoon.

Kathleen Grace said...

What cute finds! You are so fortunate that your mom is sharing some of her specialt hings with you:>) the table skirt and embroidered cloth from your grandmother are beautiful!

Stacey said...

Cynthia, I have to live vicariously through others who have Home Goods. We don't! Your finds are all wonderful and I can just imagine them in your home.

Your grandmother's embroidery is really a treasure. You are lucky to have it.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful touches with us.

Anonymous said...

Just love the Goodies from Home Goods. We have one near here so I think you have inspired me to stop the next time I am in the area!! Always loved that store!!
I love to do embroidery & your vintage needlework is beautiful. I have many embroidery pieces my Grandmother, Mom & I have done.
Great Post!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Cyn. Every thing you brought home with you is so perfect, you sure know how to pick the right stuff. Gosh I wish we had Home Goods here!! and the Goody box from your mom that is priceless!! can I have your mom? You know how much I adore your home. Someday I'm coming over....carrying a big purse..LOL...(I loved that sentence, you crack me up

Have a wonderful week sweetie.
XOXO, Jannet

The Tattered Cottage said... all the treasures you got!!!! The butter dish is too would look good on my table & I carry a big purse also LOL :)


Drawn to The Sea said...

Another Home Good's fan here. In fact I'm prepping a post about my latest finds. Your blog is beautiful :-)

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

OHMYGOSH! I love, love, LOVE all your goodies from HOMEGOODS (wish I had one here!!) but I have to say, I LOVE YOUR MOM'S GIFTS TO YOU THE BEST...especially those lovely embroidered items. They are especially beautiful and well-done! I have sonme special finds to show soon, I went garage sale-ing for an hour or so on Saturday. But none of it was as gorgeous as what your mom sent!
Have a great week!

Ruthann said...

Oh sweet Cyn! How absolutely wonderful to receive such beautiful linens from your Mom made by your Grandmother...such treasures! And your photo of the table looking so dreamy with your heirlooms is such a delight! So romantic and cottage-y! And don't even get me started on Home Goods! We don't have one where I live now (boo hoo!) but back in Cali I went there almost weekly! Like you, I always came out with a few keepsakes at such a low always amazed me! Your home is so charming and see the pictures of your decor is like a breath of sweet spring air!
Bless you!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Cindy as soon as you said Home Goods my ears just perked up...I Spend hours in that store and so many things just SCREAM my name and just hop into my basket ha ha!! love all your wonderful things but the best ones are the ones your mama send to great having family things around you...I'll be on the look out for the butter dishe my friend...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Barb said...

Hi Cynthia, your posts just nourish my spirit and are a total feast for the eyes.

I love the butter dish too....please let us know if you find one.

Have a lovely and inspired week!

Hugs, Barb

Orchardviewcottage said...

Wow... I am so jealous!! I moved to N. Michigan a few years ago and I miss Home Goods terribly!! We do not have one here, but one can always hope for one!!! Love Grandma's linen's, too.. Thanks for sharing!!
-Rachel :)

Cindy said...

yep. loving the cherry tea towel and the little pink olive bowl! :D

yapping cat

Farmgirl Paints said...

I agree 100 percent. I love Home Goods. You did good.

Winchester Manor said...

I'm a Home Goods junkie too! Love that place, my man gets nervous everytime he hears me say the name! I bought most of my serving dishes there and always get wonderful compliments about them!

Love the deck photo and Country Living they have the best photos and ideas. Have a great week!!

Sue said...

Whaaaayyaaaahaa, I waannaaaa Home Goods store! We do have Ross & TJ Maxx though! I also just noticed a "Tuesday Morning" opening...Don't they get good stuff too?? I love all your treasures, especially the family heirlooms, Very precious!!

Elyse said...

hi sweetie!

i love that your mom sends you goodie boxes and everything in it is so special.

i GASPED when i saw the little brambley hedge pitcher and saucer. was that from target? i adored that line and when it was cleared out one day i was stunned. i still have some boxed cards. it was adorable.

love all of your this and thats!


Crystal Rose Cottage said... Homegoods! I especially like the toile plate!

Tracy said...

You have all kinds of goodies! I love that pink olive bowl and the pink toile plate. :)

Suzann said...

Oh my! As soon as I saw that pink olive bowl I thought to myself, I want me one of those! Home Goods!? Well, I'm off and running there. And while I am there i certainly hope that they have a few of those amazing toile plates. I adore toile. As for the butter dish, I gotta give it to you - it's really cute!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that pink olive bowl... pretty along with the pink gerbera!

A Southern Rose said...

I love that little olive bowl. I have never seen one before and the butter dish is adorable. You have got to find one of those! It goes perfect with your decor. Your grandma's linens are just beautiful and I know that you will cherish them always. I have never been to a Homegoods store. I had never even heard of it before until I started blogging. Do they have an on-line store?

Lee Laurie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love Homegoods found some great items and how sweet to get goody boxes from your mom!

Anonymous said...

I love linens!! What lovely linens you have inherited.

Can you believe on my honeymoon I actually bought myself some linens. An old tablecloth with strawberry print!

I don't have a Homegoods store, I am sure I am missing out.

Anyways, thanks for the inspiration.

Donna said...

Love that butter dish, too! Always enjoy your pretty posts, Cynthia. I wish I had a Home Goods store. :(

Amy said...

I can't get enough of those enbroidered pieces. So precious!! I hand embroider and I so appreciate the time that goes into it. I too need to get started on my back porch. It seems that the weather is just starting to break. I can't wait to see what you will come up with for your porch!! Have a great week!!!

Unknown said...

Oh Dear! What is my fav?!!! I love the little butter dish...but I love the cherry towel too .... oh what about your mom's sweet vintage linens? I couldn't pick. Great post!

Loved it all!

Lisa said...

What a sweet mom you have! You made some great finds. Heart heart the dishtowels!

farmhouse wares said...

Home Goods is purely addictive! I love all your finds. Wishing you a great week too.

Rue said...

Good morning Cynthia :)

That CL picture is beautiful, but your pictures are just as inspiring! I love all your finds and those precious gifts from your mom. How sweet is she?!

The window boxes turned out really cute and the added detail is wonderful. You always amaze me :)

Have a great week!


Ok now I have to go to Homegoods and look for those towels,Ive been so good too, LOL! What great treasures your Mom sent and even more special that your Grandma made them (; I love that inspiration pic, so pretty!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I am enchanted with the combination of linens you put on that table. So cozy looking! I bought a similar cherry-themed set of kitchen towels a few weeks ago. So cheerful! I love your blog because I am a "red themed" girl!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is just beautiful! You have an eye for things that work together! I always get ideas when I spend time on your blog! Thank you, sweet friend!

Sue said...

Love all your Home Goods finds. That store is always loaded with treasures and you scouted out some delicious ones. May have to head over there soon myself.

MimiG said...

You've inspired me - the mosiac table - Home Goods here I come! Perfect for that cup of coffee in the early morning hours.
And all the linens - beautiful. Give your mom BIG hugs when you see her!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cynthia,
All looks so pretty and what great finds. I love your lines and the pink toile plate is perfect. I have never been to Home Goods there is one less then a hour away from me. I think I will have to take a drive and check out the store.
Enjoy your day,

Angie said...

I have never been to a Home Goods store before, but I am going to have to see where one is so I can go. You found some really cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cynthia!! Love that little bowl! Oh these embroideries remind me of my great grandmother and grandmother both did this type work and I love to do it too! They did such gorgeous work back then!lol Hope you have a fantastic long weekend! (dinner I can smell burning ooops!) Talk soon Sincerely, Jeannette

Domestic Designer said...

What cute finds! I love HG too. I never leave without a prize or two. Have a great evening! :-)

Dawn said...

Wow! My first visit to your site and I am in awe. A wonderful blend of all the things I love. So many great ideas and beautiful photos. I just can't get enough. I'm going to have to set a timer when I visit your site or I'll never get anything else done!

Unknown said...

Oh what lovely things Cynthia!!! I LOVE that table!!!!!! I found one similar at Marhall's but didnt get it. now I am wishing I had!!

I am having a little giveaway if you are interested :)


the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a sweet Mom! Very cute things! It's hard to walk out of Home Goods/TJ Maxx without buying anything. They always have something cute and their prices on dishes are great!


One Shabby Old House said...

What a wonderful goodie box. I love that vintage table cloth.
Enjoy your weekend. Ours will be a very special one that has me grinnin ear to ear.

Anonymous said...

Cynthia, as often as I visit with you, I just realized I had never signed on as a follower! =:-O So I just did!
It's always such a treat to be here!
Ya did good, girl, at Home Goods! And how blessed you are in your Mom!
Everything looks so pretty and not only that, but has so much heart.
Blessings! Have a happy day!

My Shabby Rose Cottage said...

WOW...I am so jealous..we have no Homegoods here...I too need to get my back porch ready...need to make my cusion covers...and you have inspired me to do them this weekend!! Thanks! Beautiful home...thanks for sharing.

Warm Hugs,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I LOVE your pink olive dish! How very cute that is......and those red towels??? Oh dear......adorable! I wish I had a HomeGoods store nearby, but alas.......not so. Darn it all.

Warm blessings,

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I love Home Goods....I too never walk out with out some little treasure....great things in your goodie bag....have a wonderful weekend...
Mo :-)

Rhondi said...

Hi Cynthia
I love the napkins and tablecloth that belonged to your grandmother. When my mother started to scale down she did the same with us. It was always fun to see what goodies she wanted to get rid of! I like your buys from Homegoods too, especially the cherry dishtowel. Hmm...I might just need to make a quick trip over there!
Hope you have a fun memorial day weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Lisa said...

Oh I love your place! I'm a new Home Goods Junkie! I'm looking for the tea pot that goes with your pink toile plate! I can't have my tae party without it! I found one and when I got home it had a big chip! Anyway your goodies are just great! I love the pinch of salt shaker!!!
Hugs, Lisa


I am so grateful that I live near a Home Goods store. I love everything you purchased. Your blog is adorable and I am glad that I found you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cynthia, I love your site! It is adorable! I was just looking this morning and see that you love cherries. I don't have it posted yet, but I made a "Pop Art" bracelet this is titled "Life's a bowl of Cherries". It even has a handmade lampwork cherry dangle! I can let you know when it is up on my blog. Sherri of Paisley Sun Designs.

Painter's Place said...

I LUV all of your finds! Don't you just love HomeGoods? Everything is adorable. I especially like the salt shaker next to the butter dish that says pinch of salt. It's so cute.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I LOVE HOME GOODS! You cant find so much stuff you dont need there! But I tell you what. I need that olive dish! How refreshing to find something for olives (love those too) that isn't provencal colors! I have never seen anything like that!

Hena Tayeb said...

I know what you mean about Home Goods, it is the best store, all you gotta do is looks around.
Your pink bowl is totally cute.

Laura said...

I recently asked my Mum for some linens that my nana had made years ago. I haven't found a spot for them yet but anywhere is better than at my sisters house(where they would have ended up..)

Everything looks so lovely. I hate that I have absolutly no talent for decorating. I come to your blog for inspiration.

My Mother in law goes to Italy every year. (she owns a second home there). Unfortunatly she couldn't go this year as she has breast cancer. I would have told her what you wanted and got her to pick one up. (remind me next winter about the chicken butter
Take care!

Jessica Rios said...

Great finds Cyn! I especially love the pink olive bowl, it's so dern cute! ((HUGS)) ~jessica rios.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

OOPS! I forgot the part about telling my favorite thing about blogging! My favorite thing is meeting all the wonderful people who share so much of their lives with us. Thank you for such an awesome give away! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Cynthia...

I'm new to your blog and really enjoying your posts!!! Your home is soooo beautiful, my friend!!! I really enjoyed looking through each and every many pretty things to see!

Ahhh...isn't that just the sweetest! Your mama sending you a goody box...I love that!!! Love your pretty blue and white tablecovering...and your Grandma's embroidered cloth is simply beautiful! What a treasure to have!!! Oooh...I love your pretty pink and white toile plate!!! That would be so pretty in my Tea Rose bedroom!!! And...(oh, I could go on and on...hehe!) I just love your new little pink olive's so pretty with the green pears in it! Those photos should be in a decorating magazine...just gorgeous!!!

Thank you for sharing your home and all of your pretties with us!!!

Warmest wishes,