Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GREAT FINDS

Isn't this just the cutest metal sign?  I know, it looks like it belongs in a nursery but I fell in love with it and it's in my kitchen.  I moved it here to take a picture but otherwise I have it on the window ledge above the sink.  It looks really cute at night.  Do you ever go to Joss & Main?  I really have to avoid it ,but for some reason, I clicked the email open one day and I found a few neat things and at quite a savings.  I'll show you more further on in this post.



Remember me showing you pictures of the dessert plates and napkins Pottery Barn had for spring?  I ordered the napkins but when I tried to order the plates, only one color was left.  And then a few days they were gone and there has been nothing since.  I really felt a little angry because I now have the napkins and they match the no~longer~existing plates.  Our closest PB is 40 minutes away and I think I just may pay them a visit.  Maybe the store can get them.  Anyway, I turned to Williams Sonoma and I saw this large platter.  And yes, I mean LARGE!  (I just got my tape measure out.  It's 19 1/2 X 14).  The Husband isn't thrilled when I shop online, but he also knows I'm not a "shopping/lunching" wife, so he takes it with a grain of salt, though he has his limits.  I woke up early one morning with him shaking me, "Where did you get that tray?  It's beautiful!!  It's going to be a family heirloom!"  Wow, I loved that!  Made me want to head back to the website!
















  Ooh, I love it!!  Girls, you have to make one of these (or withhold dinner until your hubby makes you one).  I am going to hang it somewhere outside, either here or at the lake and after I drill drainage holes in it I will plant flowers in the box.  I need to woop up the window part...any ideas?



See you soon! :)


Joining Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House.  Thanks, Brenda!

XO,
Jane 

45 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

I love the huge platter. I just may have to have one!

Terra said...

You have found lots of goodies, I like the tray with the eggs painted on it, and by the way, Layla is very cute. You can tell her that.

Kit said...

Wow! So many fun things you have been doing. I love your platter, but I don't think my husband would react the same way....LOL Maybe if it had sports cars on it. :/ Enjoy having a car! Shop on. Kit

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is some fun loot, and the platter is fab-o!

Good luck with Abby's teeth!

xo

Sheila

NanaDiana said...

Jane-I LOVE your new family "heirloom". You did good,girl. Sounds like you have had a busy, but good, time this Spring.

I have a thing for chairs, too. I think it is a sickness- seriously! lol xo Diana

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I love that sign and could not have passed it up either. I also like the platter too. I also love chairs, and have so many I don't have space for them until it's warmer and out on the deck they'll go. I know the shop where you were, it's a cool place to "dig" around in. I see you are going to Jennifer's Midwest get together, would you be interested in driving together! I would drive, let me know. Either way it will be great to meet you! Take care and go nuts with having a car!

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! Oh, I love your sweet little sign and I think the kitchen is the perfect place for it. You got some great things. I get those emails and try so hard not to open them up! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi Jane,

WOW- those are some awesome finds! I love your hubs loves your server...now just don't go breaking it, haha.

Glad she found that gorgeous desk- you will have to share a pic of how it turns out once it is painted.

I loved that warmer weather - but did you get all the snow we had today? I am sooooo bummed, it stayed and stuck. Bleh, come ON spring, arrive, would ya please?

Anyway, nice visiting you! Sorry I have been so absent from blogland, life took a turn for the busy!

Junkchiccottage said...

HI Jane,
Love all your treasures you found. That desk your daughter found is awesome. Where is this town with the shops? Let me know I might have to go there someday. Have a great week.
Kris

Wanda said...

Wow, I'm sure impressed with your finds. Love the sign..

And the window frame and planter so cute.

But, that egg tray...that takes the cake for me.

Lovely lunch...daughter is so cute.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love the egg platter! It is beautiful!! How wonderful that your hubby loves it too!

Sarah said...

I think your sign is adorable. It makes me smile!
Will be thinking about the patient tomorrow. '-)
Hope all goes well.

Leslie Harris said...

I had to laugh at your hubby's comment, 'it's not coming inside' that's so funny. Although I was quite impressed that he took such notice of that pretty platter. I can't say that my husband would have even seen it unless I waved it in front of his face. Good luck with Emily's wisdom teeth, ugh, but at least you get the car :)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sorry to hear about the wisdom teeth, but enjoy your time with the car Jane! Where is this spring I hear folks speak of???:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that egg platter, Jane! Too bad about the dishes from PB being gone. I'd bring the napkins with me when you go in case you decide you will just return them if they don't have the plates in stock. Your daughter found a great desk! Love that style with the drawers.

Maria Elena said...

Great finds! The platter is beautiful! Loved your husband's reaction. LOL Great post!

Theresa said...

WOW, lots of good things in this post! I LOVE that platter and OMG that windowbox planter is amazing! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Enjoy having some wheels while your Daughter recovers:) HUGS!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane, love all of your new finds... that platter is beautiful!... and I would use your new French piece outside, as is, except for drainage holes... and plant beautiful blooms in it... then pretend you are in the French countryside and sit and sip a glass of wine and look at how gorgeous it is... enjoy your Springtime weather and all of your new tresors!... xoxo Julie Marie

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Jane, I adore the Twinkle sign, I would have bought it too, sweet. Love the plater with the different eggs, we seem to like many same things.....Always enjoy my visits with you, Blessings Francine.

Beth said...

You found some wonderful things Jane! The platter is great!

Vel Criste said...

You've got some great finds Jane! Love them all, and I agree J&M is addicting ! I wouldn't paint the wood on the French thingy, it looks perfect to me the way it is. I adore the Twinkle sign, really cute either in the kitchen or anywhere else! Your plate is perfect for this coming Easter so don't fret about the missing plates, you'll find something similar for sure. The window box would be perfect for flowers or herbs, or anything that is vine-y I think!

Traci said...

Sounds like y'all had a fun shopping excursion!

Karen said...

Awesome finds!! Love the egg dish expecially!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love, Love, Love the twinkle, twinkle, little star sign! So neat!! You did good on the new family heirloom too. Sending up prayers for a speedy recovery for Abby. Wisdom teeth usually have a pretty easy recovery time. Don't get into too much trouble with her car. :)

Olive said...

Hi Jane, I saw the WS platter in person in the store and it is gorgeous. I love almost all their dishes. They had a table set for Easter and I was glowing over it. Sadly I bought dishcloths and left the store. I may visit the outlet next month when CC finally gets home. I am gardening in spite of shoulder pain. I use my right arm. I bought my first foxglove plant today and am very excited. I hope spring is headed your way, olive

podso said...

Oh I hope she does OK. She may be miserable for awhile but she's young! Meanwhile enjoy the car. That is an amazing platter. You all have had some good finds lately. I don't know about spring. Our blossoms are like on "hold" as it's been sooo cold. Today it's sunny and looks like spring but you need a winter coat outside.

Kathy Moreland said...

Jane,
Awesome finds! Love the flower trough! I would use some of those wonderful preserved hydrangeas you have in them. Don't know if I would paint it or not, but maybe so.....in white. Love the window box too! It would be a great piece on a mantel if hubby would let you bring it in. :) Now the platter is gorgeous! Love it! You've got some great items and can enjoy deciding where to use them. Hope you have fun with a car to use! Take care!!

Gina said...

Looks like you're having some fun shopping around. I love that platter! Isn't it great when the men in our lives love something we buy instead of complaining about it?

Deb said...

lots of wonderful treasures ~ I noticed the hedge sparrow egg on the gorgeous platter so it was instant love ♥

Lori said...

What a fun day you had treasure hunting! Do you have room at the lake house for your frame? I can see it hanging outside with flowers and greenery spilling out of it.

Melanie said...

I'm familiar with Joss and Main, though I've never purchased anything from them. I love that egg tray! Just curious as to what you're going to do with it...are you going to use it in a display/vignette or actually use it to serve food on at Easter? Love the window frame you got, too. I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot for it outside; if not at your home in the city, then the lake house. Pretty desk and chair that Emily found. Hope all goes well with Abby's wisdom teeth surgery.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Fabulous finds, Jane! I love your WS tray and Emily's desk & chair are so classic.
Your window box (huge) thingy is marvelous! You could put a big wreath over the window part. I laughed at your husband's reaction - my hubby would say the same thing!

Knitty said...

I love your finds! I have so little wall space in my kitchen, it drives me crazy to see things I would like to hang in there but nothing fits.

I would go nuts without having a car. Hubby would go nuts too. With him retired, I could drive his TrailBlazer, but I don't like driving it. We get along very well but we both enjoy our brief periods of having the house to ourselves.

Kathleen Grace said...

Well I love all your finds Jane. I agree with your hubby on the platter, I opened the window to WS to go take a look for myself;>) The large flower buckets in frames that you got from Joss & Main would look great with some tall flowering branches for spring don't you think?

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love that flower trough and would have clicked buy on that one too! As far as PB goes, sometimes if you don't buy right away things are gone. I am still sad over a rug I wanted but waited too long and it sold out. Have a good weekend Jane!

Lulu said...

I love sitting with a cup of morning coffee and enjoying your rambles. The only problem is I can't talk back! Joss & Main is one of my favorite places to browse, but these days I'm trying not to buy anything. The hubby will be happy to know that!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the desk and chair that Emily found. I would put some type of ivy in the French flower trough. Would find pots that could set in there without having to actually plant in the containers. Very pretty and I like the natural wood. And the window frame planter you bought is great. I'm lucky my husband doesn't care what I do inside or how much I hang on the walls or what I bring home. He's the one that suggested we go to Friday Market today for shopping. :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

Debbie said...

Oh Jane....Joss & Main is like a drug for me. My youngest, Melissa, got me hooked just before Christmas. I, seriously, am going to need to seek a rehab center if I can't kick this habit on my own...and soon! I just ordered another chair, some pink vintage looking glasses, and two sets of white dishes just in the past two days!! I hand my check over to the hubster every week to pay for my "habit". It's not easy to hide the things I buy either, because the boxes are SO big! The dining room chairs came in sets of two!! (I got six) eeek!! The chandelier for over the table was humungus!!!! Wait until the UPS guy delivers the chair for the living room...YIKES!!! I don't know how to get this monkey off my back??!! I've tried not to look at the daily sales. It's not easy when it pops up in my email box every day!! Help me, Jane!!!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Jane, I am in love LOVE!!! with that beautiful tray. Oh eggs...and watercolor eggs...sigh.

Jen

Suzan Sweatman said...

OH Jane - I WANT that planter -
How gorgeous that would look in a kitchen - can't you remove a wall of cupboards or something LMHO!!!
It'll be gorgeous outside too - with a climbing sort of flowering plant :)
xoxo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These ARE great finds! Love that gorgeous platter. I love those french flower pails too. I would keep the natural wood. I've never seen one of these, but it's perfect for keeping the pails from getting knocked over in a big florist display I suppose. Your window box is going to look wonderful all planted. SOON!

Leslie said...

Hi Jane, Yes, I've shopped on J&M and have purchased some great items. One Kings Lane is another.. I get in trouble over there too! Your platter from PB is so pretty. Have a nice weekend! xxleslie

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

That is a fun image ... you husband waking you up to say he liked the tray. Very sweet.

Fondly,
Glenda

Cynthia said...

Love the egg platter. What a great find. Yes, learned my lesson with PB too, "if you like it you better buy it, or it will be gone." Missed out on some really cute Christmas things this year by not jumping on things. Really wish they would open a outlet up this way.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane! Kudos and hugs for your discipline and weight loss! Your words keep me encouraged as I pursue my own battle!

I am happy that you kept your French flower stand au natural! It looks wonderful in your new living room environment. It appears that Abigail preferred it's lovely atmosphere to convalesce. I am sorry to hear of her complications. Monseur Milo is a wonderful caregiver!

Emily's desk looks great!

I hope you have your car back. I know you are itching to get to the garden store!
The best of blessings to the "B's"!
w/L