Tuesday, July 31, 2012

White Wednesday

As promised, I'm sharing the "tresors"I found while at my beloved Maine seaside. First find was this set of Matelasse pillow shams.....

Matelass√© (mat-la-SAY) is a weaving or stitching technique yielding a pattern that appears quilted or padded.[1] [2] Matelass√© may be achieved by hand, on a jacquard loom, or a quilting machine. It is meant to mimic the style of hand-stitched quilts made in MarseillesFrance. It is a heavy, thick textile that appears to be padded, but actually has no padding within the fabric.
($6.00 for the pair)



I can never pass up these "Mary" vases and statues...so heavenly.


This set of Spode demitasses are tooo sweet...do you see the "fleur-de-lys" pattern on them? Sigh....

These petite spice jars will come in handy to organize some  of my destash (with some French labels attached...mais oui!)


The FIND of the day were these fleur-de-lys hinges. Still in their original packaging....ooh la la! (I'm thinking necklaces....)

...and HOW could I leave this key with my initial on it?

A sweet oiseau..."Wade...England"


....creamy measuring cups...(time to get rid of the plastic ones).

I almost swooned when I spied this vintage Holy Water Font....ONE dollar!!

I grabbed  a bag FULL of lace pieces for 75 cents!

And these Immaculate Mary medals were 10 cents each.

I found this old book...


...loved the inscription....



Packed everything up in  this tote I found at Home Goods....
...they had 3 different sizes...

...this was the smallest one.... 


...I sooooo regret not buying all of them!



...and, last but not least....

...my "bleu" fix....

...some vintage books....

...a blue pitcher for my "cuisine"....



...and this heavenly French prayer....



Happy White Wednesday mes ames! 



Boothbay Harbor, Maine


This past week, I spent 4 glorious days on the Maine coast with my dear Maman. 
Boothbay Harbor is where I spent many a summer day with my family....a most special haven for my beloved father.





This enchanting stone chapel was built in 1917 in memory of a woman who lived at Ocean Point.

We stopped to say a prayer for my father.... 


....to remember him....

....and the precious time we had with him.



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No excursion would be complete without picking up a few new "threads"....


...this blouse is just so sweet...



...look at the lace detail....



...and I just loved the name on the tag...



And this one was too lovely to leave behind....
...more delicate lace detailing....



I also picked up a hat for those hot summer days.....


...and a scarf for those cool summer nights.




I brought this gorgeous necklace with me...

...made by one very talented friend.

(I'll "introduce" you to her once I help her get her ETSY shop up and running!)

And here are a few bijoux that I just couldn't leave in Maine...


Last, but not least, let me introduce you to....
...."Ma Petite Maman" (isn't she sweet?).

See you on White Wednesday where I'll share all of my seaside "finds."