Thursday, January 27, 2011

A few of my favourite things

There are little treasures around our home that add a charm creating a distinct style all our own. I love playing with items, moving them around periodically to create a new look with current pieces. If you have timeless classics they will always work and look great when teamed with a few trendy items.

We picked up this silver coffee carafe at the antique market this fall; it compliments the European style coffee cups (encased in leather sleeves that come off for washing). I use the cups every day and love having my morning coffee in them. The cups were a gift from a friend and former owner of Brassaii Bistro.

Antique carafe and my favourite coffee cups

One of the little 'friends' who has followed me from house to house, and made an appearance in every room of the house is this little bud vase. I don't recall where I bought this little guy who boldly holds up a glass bud vase {look at his little smile}. There were two vases but my Honey dropped one when he was cleaning a couple of years ago (and that is why I prefer to clean). I switch the flower or greenery depending on the season; buddy Angel looks charming no matter what flower he is sporting.

'I bring you flowers every day'


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Katherine! Fantastic job on our black antique hutch from Ohh!! Beautiful Things - formerly My Back Shed Too! ( You certainly 'get' the art of upcycling! Love, love, love!

    Thank you so much for providing such a good home for this much loved antique.

  2. Lovely antique! It is functional and beautiful at the same time! Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx