Monday, August 24, 2009

This and that!

My sweetheart bought me a few things at the Biltmore Estate.
I found these but couldn't decide which one I wanted.

So he picked up one and said,
'I'll get this one and you get that one' !!!

How sweet it that?

Which one do you like best?

Here are a few thrift store finds....

I love this beautiful red bowl.

It's really heavy and has leaves and grapes
around the bowl and the base.

I cannot pass up a big crock bowl like this.

The tag said, Yellow bowl...and isn't it perfect for a fruit bowl!

I love my neighborhood Produce store.

The fruits and veggies are all local and so fresh!


I wanted to share some of the gourds for sale in the store.


Have a wonderful Monday!

Enjoy the view....wherever you are!

22 comments:

creative breathing said...

Good Monday Morning! I had so much fun visiting the Biltmore with you! It truly is the perfect land of OZ! The transferware in brown is so sweet, glad you got both! I would never have thought to paint gourds, they are all so cute! Thanks for the smile the start of the week! Elizabeth

Karens Hopes said...

Just popped in t say hello, I see we hare a love bargain finds. Pop over and see me if you have time.
Karen

Michela said...

Wow! What an amazing shop!
About your china...the choice is very hard, they look both lovely!
Have a good week!

Kelee Katillac said...

I love that yellow bowl! And that view is amazing....

Stop by for the $100.....

love, kelee

Holly said...

Hmmm... I'd go with the birdie bowl! ♥

Shelley said...

Hello,enjoyed seeing your sweet little gifts. They are both very nice.No wonder you had a problem choosing...like your finds....
Have a blessed week...

Happy@Home said...

I like the way your husband thinks.
I vote for the little birdie bowl, but they are both adorable.
I enjoyed seeing the gourds. They are all cute. I especially like the pumpkin and ghost.

Cal said...

I love both of them. So sweet. Lovely skyscape today too. x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I love the both birdie dishes, very sweet and I could see how hard it would be to decide.
Also the yellow bowl will be handy.

Hugs
Carolyn

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,
Goodness - what great treasures you found - the little birds are darling - it would be hard to pick a favorite - the store is adorable - and gords are too cute.
Have fun playing with you new things.
Blessings,
Erin

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my Wizard of Oz visits, thank you so much for stopping by. I love your post on Oz and the Biltimore House, I've always wanted to go there. It looks beauitful. Those scones on a previous post look yummy.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

M.Kate said...

It is really tough to choose beautiful things..I'll take all and more. Happy week ahead :P

Jacqueline said...

The view from my kitchen is low fog in my corner of the Pacific Northwest.
I vote for the little sweet bird box. I would have snatched it up too in a blink of an eye.
The gourds make me smile big! I can hardly wait for autumn to unroll.
Hugs through blog land for making my morning happy.

Daisy Cottage said...

oh what a sweet hubby but I know you are so deserving.... love your treasures!!!

xo,
Kim

Brenda said...

I LOVE crock bowls! Or crock anything for that manner. And the bird decor is so cute. You know I love red!
Brenda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I Love that crock bowl! Aren't they beautiful?! Twyla

Stacey said...

Shopping with your honey sounds like fun! I like both of them. Like the painted gourds too.

Boo-Bah said...

Your sweetheart was very sweet to give you both bird dishes. They are really pretty. I love the red glass. It is so much fun to go thrifting.
Those painted gourds are really cute. My favorite picture is the lightning in the sky. I think that is what it is, I am taking a second look and I am not sure. It is beautiful, whatever it is.

Iris

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I truly L.O.V.E anything that has cute little birds on it...
So I think they are both lovely!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Molly said...

That red compote is beautiful! And I have that same crock bowl! Good taste you have. :)

Q said...

All you finds are fantastic! I love little covered containers for my creams and such I make. The little bowl would be just perfect for a small sweet potpouri from the garden...
Lovely landscape...clouds and mountains....
Have a wonderful week.
Sherry

Anonymous said...

I love bowls. I used to collect them but I finally had to stop as I ran out of room. It all started when I was looking for a huge bowl for baking bread. I wanted one like my mother used to use. I never did find the same one so I just kept looking and buying. I loved Bauer but have several yellow ware bowls and a few others. Be carful, it could become an addiction. heheh