bits and bobs

this week's post is about the latest bits and bobs around the chalet since my last major excursion to the Black Rose Antique Center in November.

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my most recent treasure showed up on my doorstep Monday. i was looking for a small blue and white vase and viola Shannon of  Pepper Leigh Eclectic showed me this adorable square container and here it is ... shopping with Shannon is always so easy-peasy!

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 these were purchased March 2nd at my local consignment shop.

the Picasso book was $6 - granted the cover has seen better days but an art book for less than $10.00 Yes Yes Yes all day long. the inside is in great shape no foxing. the dish (or ashtray) was something i liked a lot and thought about; so of course when it was still there three weeks later - it was definitely coming home with me and the $7 price didn't hurt either!

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this sweet little etching was found at a favor haunt Valley Vintage. i am forever drawn to snowy images - there are so very many around the chalet.

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i mentioned Pepper Leigh Eclectic above -  I stumbled across Shannon's feed on IG a few months ago - it's full of charming decor: brass bits, blue and white ceramics, silver and silver plate - bowls, plates, trophies, vases and bar-ware accessories. you should definitely click on the link and pop over.

since my first purchase - the little brass box made from the cover of a water meter - i've become a bit of a regular. everything in this image is from Pepper Leigh Eclectic.

ever bought something and have it quickly turn into your go-to piece?  well this is exactly whats happened with the larger pitcher. it's been filled with blooms ever since it arrived at the chalet! i can't believe i didn't always own it!

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i picked these up from that same consignment shop.

the little brass dish is Indian - and in fact i was actually looking for a little something  - a third piece to anchor the water meter box and a sweet marble dish on the porch side-table.

that is not usually the case i can assure you.  most things that end up in the chalet are just pretty things that have caught my eye or spark a memory.

the covered box is Tiffany. the pattern is called New York Toile. it's perfection.

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here's the corner of the porch - you see the trio on the side-table.

 

odd numbers are always more pleasing to the eye.

 

check out the clipper ship - this is another piece from Shannon. isn't it fun? it reminds me of oh so many seafood themed restaurants of my youth - likes Pate's on the cape.

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this antique blue ceramic Prattware meat jar was lovingly thrifted on my behalf by my sister and niece. i thank them very much. the color and the wild bore hunt scene are enchanting.

 

for the sake of my husband - there really hasn't been that much purchased...you'll notice there are multiple pieces in some images! haha!


bits and bobs: "an assortment of small items"

are you constantly on the hunt?

are you picking up objects centered around a theme? a color palette? maybe around a hobby... i know many friends on IG are collecting needleworks lately.

tell us what you're shopping for?

til next time.

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