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Rose covered teapot

Rose covered teapot

I am looking forward to sharing with you creative decorating ideas using antiques and vintage items. I call the antiques business the Bliss of my life, my mission making homes beautiful, interesting and comfortable without breaking the bank, all this is 2nd nature to me. I have been a collector since the age of 6 when I fell in love with my first bone china teacup covered with tiny little violets, I was probably the only little girl who asked for a china closet in her room at age 10. Antiques are treasures that come with a story. I become a dectective and follow the clues to find the history and the provenance of the item and then study the clues to learn all about the owner who cherished this item before me. I believe in coming to the rescue of old unwanted or unneeded items . I rescue, redesign, retro-fit, refinish or refurbish to create an item of beauty for someone else to add to their decor and cherish. Antiques and vintage items have a special warmth, patina and character about them. Maybe a little shabby, a little worn, but aged with character, and have a way of attracting your interest to examine a little closer, to touch and to wonder what stories it could tell about the life it had before you set eyes on it. So the next time you see at an estate sale or an auction or in a cluttered antique shop an item that makes you stop, reach out and touch it and pleads to be taken home, don’t pass it by when it talks to you. Bring it home, you will always find a place for it if you love it, don’t let it be the one you regret that you should have not let get away. Write to me, tell me about your special find that pulled at your heartstrings, send a picture too. Us antique lovers are terrible romantics and fall in love over and over again. Whether it is a cherished family heirloom or a find you just brought into your home, this is the place for sharing ideas on decorating with these treasures of all.
Check back soon, the next article will be about an 1880’s Walnut Fireplace Mantel rescued and now living life as a beautiful Victorian headboard for a queen size bed.

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