Behind My Red Door

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Monday morning fantasy…

…shopping trip that is!! Because even though I am de-cluttering and simplifying things Behind My Red Door, there are always some things I could find room for if I HAD to! I found this folder on computer this weekend and it was just choke full of some things I had bought (in my head anyway) during one of my earlier (fantasy) shopping trips but I never got around to showing you. Since I haven’t had time to make the pictures for that favorite things post, I hope this will do in the meantime. If these came home with me, they’d be on that list for sure!

These first 5 things are from Old Colony Primitives

I love this cute little sampler and frame…framedsampler oldcolonyprimitves

a nice prim wash stand washstand oldcolonyprimitives

a wonderful tulip hooked rug 72tuliphookedmat1 old colonyprimitives

or how about this little stool with a hooked top…oldcolonyprimitives_hookedflowerbasketstool_

and even though it is quite greedy of me, I want the bucket bench AND the crocks AND the baskets!bucket bench oldcolonyprimitives

I always love to take a fantasy shopping trip at Circe Home Living. Noel and Verge have chosen wonderful items to sell. I could do some real damage there!! These next 5 items are just a few of the thing on my wish list from the online catalog!

A child size set of redware for Lili of course!!childs redware - circa

I’d love this painted fireboard for the fireplace in our family room!fireboard - circa

and these fireplace tools would look perfect next to it!fireplace tools - circa

Isn’t this forged candle holder sweet?iron candle holder - circa

and don’t you just love Mr. Miner and son? I sure do!!mr miner and son - circa

I always love a trip to Bolton, Ct to Tessier’s Changes of Thyme. I could easily find room for this multi drawer dresser!apothocary - Tessier's

Or this shelf full of pewter!! Old World Pewter - Tessier's

And of course I always love to go to Apple Hill in Tuftonboro, NH. Suzanne has a great eye when picking out pieces for her shop and her home. She is closed for the winter but you can still enjoy some eye candy by clicking here to tour both her gorgeous home and shop!!

Wouldn’t this be great in my kitchen?

barnwood_srver_island apple hill

This mustard measure would look perfect on it!mustardmeasure - apple

And these pewter spoons would look great in my dining room wouldn’t they?pewterutensils - apple hill

And I think I can squeeze just ONE more thing in the back of my Murano… so I’ll take this bed and the linens for the master bedroom.pencil post bed - apple Hill

Oh that was fun wasn’t it?


Want to see some more eye candy? Then stop over at the blog for a Primitive Place. You might remember my friends Bonnie and Audrey from the gatherings I have had here? Well they went to the most wonderful sheep farm in a town not far from me – (and without me no less - how dare they!!!) <wink wink> The farm once was home to antique car museum and I was taken right back in time when I read that. Growing up, my family made the trek to Mount Wachusett and we always stopped to see the antique cars!! I am going to have to make a trip to the farm sometime myself now. A little trip back to see a blast from the past! Click here to see the farm and the inside of the owners gorgeous home!


And speaking of eye candy… my sweet friend Linda Babb from the Primitive Stitcher finished up her photo shoot with Country Sampler on Friday. Esther and Franklin spent 14 hours over 2 days taking 18 pictures so we know that the Christmas Issue this year is going to chock full of eye candy!!To read the sweet letter she wrote to A Primitive Place, click here. and just to tease you a little bit, here are a few pictures of Esther and Franklin hard at work!

in the bedroom…(shame on me because I covet her bed and all the linens!)100_5025


dining room…(look at those coverlets!! )100_5005



and kitchen…100_5008





I don’t know about you, but that sure makes me want to see more!


So was that enough eye candy for today? I sure hope so!

Thank you as always for stopping by and making Behind My Red Door part of your day!

Until next time – hugs, Grammy Linda