Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Patio Tour, Breakfast and a GIVEAWAY!

If I can get outside early enough, before it's too hot, I like eating on the back patio.  Fresh strawberries, a lemon poppy seed  bagel and a cup of tea with fresh lemon make for a simple yet satisfying breakfast. 
Grab a cup of tea or coffee and join me.


I set my table on the patio with a vintage yellow plate by Meakin in the Medici pattern.  Ethan and Kalyn love the pattern on these dishes. 
The table is set with vintage, purple ceramic handled flatware.  I believe it's Noritake, but don't recall with certainty.

A bandana serves as a napkin with berry and butterfly napkin rings



A little green and purple transferware crescent dish above the plate, just for fun.  I have some of these for sale in my Etsy shop and keep one out on the patio.  I love the garden theme.

I always like a little greenery or flowers at the table so I added a little topiary I made with a purple transferware creamer.   I'll post more on these later, with a tutorial.

My back patio is really small and hosts a juxtaposition of collected and re-purposed objects.  Somehow it seems to work.

Ok, this rattan ball found its way amidst a planter full of marigolds after Jonah kicked a soccer ball into it and left a big hollowed spot in the center.  I had this left from an old topiary.  Jonah never did fess up to the soccer ball thing.
The topiary bunny is set in a small piece of concrete and he found his way here too....Jonah broke the planter it was in, maybe at the time he knocked the soccer ball in. 
I guess I should thank him because I kind of like how it turned out.

This little wicker table used to be in Kalyn's and Ashton's room when they were little.  The orange paisley tablecloth?  That was one of the girls shirts they outgrew.   My Mom and Kalyn painted the little house a few years ago.  The rusty metal birdcage was a garage sale find...too long ago to remember when.  A little green transferware planter holds some yellow roses and trailing vines.

The bird topped, pansy decorated garden statue is a Hobby Lobby clearance piece.  I found two and plan to put them in pretty planters with English ivy planted at the base.  This one is resting on an wooden waste basket which was hand painted.  It used to be in my bathroom at another house.

The rocking chairs are some we import.  We've had these for about four years and always kept them outside, covered.  I need to re-finish or paint them.  What do you think?


This birdcage is entwined with lights, butterflies and berries which match the napkin ring at my table and two wreaths on the back porch.  Years ago, my dear friend Tonja gave me the little bird nest that's housed inside. 



One of the butterfly and berry wreaths hangs above two garden plaques, which are also some frugal minded clearance finds.
Had to hang at least one piece of transferware out here

The girls and I could not resist this sun-faux-flower.  It's so realistic looking and stands about 4' high.  Love it!
The picnic table in the background is being revamped to appear in a future blog post. 

I don't know what this plant is but found it at a local nursery for $3.  I water it once or twice a week and it's held up great, despite the much hotter than usual summer.  Looks good in a red transferware planter, doesn't it? ;-)

My Mom gave me the coleus earlier this summer and it has grown substantially since.  These are so easy to maintain.  The little metal yard chairs on the steps were salesman's samples.  I bought these years ago at an antique shop.


I bought this clematis last year and forgot to plant it!  It survived the winter but recently had some insect which about killed it.  It's being nursed back in an old Aesthetic transferware chamber pot.

Back in the corner, by the door, are a few rocks that my Mom painted with the kids during one of her visits to us while we lived in Colorado.  The scenes continue around the rocks, decorating both sides.



Hope you enjoyed your visit!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!
You have your choice of prizes in this one.
You can choose this gorgeous, hand carved mahogany tea caddy which sells for $100+ (click the link to see more photos and inside)

OR a $100 gift certificate to Ebay seller 09lakedrift HERE.   Here you'll find a stunning collection of hand made, hand carved, Old World Style, mahogany furnishings made by a 4th generation craftsman. 

Enter one or more ways by:

1)  leaving a comment on this post
2) following my blog, leave an additional comment (if you already follow leave an extra comment)
3) simply visiting 09lakedrift, come back here and tell me what furniture you love!  I know you'll find something! 
4) Tweet about the giveaway, come back and leave the link

I will announce the winner next Friday night, August 19th.  The winner will be chosen randomly via a numeral generator at random.org.


 Here is a small sampling of what you'll see at 09lakedrift

This regal, Jacobean bed is fit for a King and Queen.  Go look at this item and see the canopy...it's completely canopied.  Exquisite!


6' Tall Cathedral Tudor Bird Cage



French Vanity Table


Victorian Corner Tri Shelf

Catalan Armoire



Have fun perusing all the gorgeous furniture!

Linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Just Something I Whipped Up
Making the World Cuter
Toot Your Horn Tuesdays 
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
Hodge Podge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
Feature Yourself Friday
Frugal Friday
Trendy Treehouse Blog hop
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
A Few of My Favorite Things at Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper
Garage Salen at Debbiedoos 
Flaunt it Friday at Shoestring Decorating
Coastal Charm
Mellow Yellow Monday

209 comments:

  1. Wow! What a generous giveaway!
    Sherry

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  2. I would get that mahogany hanging wall curio, so I could display more dishes. What beautiful things!
    Sherry

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  3. Nancy, your yard is just as lovely and unique as your home- it definitely has your very special touch! Thanks for the giveaway- count us in please!
    xoxo Pattie

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  4. And we are, of course, followers!
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. Just checked out Ebay- so many things I love! Since we're moving and I have no idea how much room we'll have it's tough, but I can definitely find something- there is a writing desk, and an end table, and I LOVE the bird cage,....
    xoxo Pattie

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  6. Hi Nancy....WOW what a beautiful outdoor setting...I actually pictured myself sitting there for a moment looking around at all your beautiful plants. I love the plate inside one of the planter idea. Awesome giveaway I will take the tea box, it is gorgeous and would work with my decor. Yes, I am a follower...wish me luck! Debbie
    I see you linked up to my party...thank you so much!

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  7. Your patio is lovely! I love all your potted plants, especially that sunflower!!

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  8. Hi Nancy, What a fantastic patio space you have created. I knew you would have at least one piece of transferware decorating your patio. Everything looks wonderful! Hugs, Sherry

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  9. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas! I especially like your plans fo the finial with the bird--i have a hard time keeping plants alive in the planters outside of my shop--you may have hit upon an answer for me!
    paige

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  10. Nancy, What a great giveaway. I would love to be entered and of course I am already a follower.

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  11. What a charming patio. I would think that you go out there frequently to enjoy a breakfast or lunch or just to relax. It's a restful respite.
    I love the little transferware bone dish. I'm heading over to your Itsy shop to see how much it is.
    Lovely post....

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  12. my favorite piece on the Ebay website is the FRENCH VICTORIAN SILVER SERVING SIDE TABLE DUMBWAITER. Love it!

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  13. i do follow you already--here and on facebook! i'll tweet about you momentarily.

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  14. I checked out the Ebay site and they have some wonderful things. I see so many pieces I like but if I must choose it would be the Demilune Victorian Mahogany Curio table. I hope you will drop by and enter my giveaway. xo, Sherry

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  15. Just beautiful, Nancy. Love everything about it. I am going to have to go back and look again at all your prettys things!

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  16. I love your lovely little outside living space!

    Deborah in NC

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  17. I'm already your follower!

    Deborah in NC

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  18. What a lovely patio. I would imagine that you spend a lot of time out there in the summer months.
    I love the small transferware bone plate with the writing on it. I don't see it in your Itsy shop. Is it a new piece or old? It looks new.
    Lovely post

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  19. Your patio is just wonderful I love all of the lovely plants and decorations. So inviting and so pretty.

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Hugs, Marty

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  20. I am a follower and so enjoy your blog. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Oh he really does have such gorgeous pieces. I bought his plant/wine stand last week. It is stunning, the workmanship is extraordinary. I would love to have the Tea Caddy. It is such a beautiful piece. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and thanks also for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  22. Dear Nancy,

    You're sure showing some great pieces here and on eBay!

    Greetings from Georgia

    MariettesBacktoBasics

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  23. I think this is the cheeriest of settings. I love your patio, but your meaken dishes just blew me away. I think I have to go hunting. I raised two boys and boy oh boy do i understand how somehow that soccer ball got there! What a cool giveaway!

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  24. Went to visit the seller. Okay the bookcase trough table is what I'd be having shipped here!!!

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  25. Hi Nancy, thanks for this wonderful tour, your patio is so beautiful and cozy, every detail is so sweet!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  26. Your outside space is wonderful. The little table set for one is really nice. Great job!

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  27. your back patio is such a wonderful respite from the summer heat & so elegantly cozy!

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  28. I love the bed but I also like those swam chairs and the oval sofa. Lovely.

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  29. I will blog but I don't twitter. Hug Anne

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  30. Absolutely beautiful furniture, I'd love to win! How generous!

    bethwillis01@gmail.com

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  31. I LOVE the Carved Mahogany French Victorian Nightstand End Table

    bethwillis01@gmail.com

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  32. blog follower

    bethwillis01@gmail.com

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  33. Nancy, what a beautiful outdoor room you have created, thanks for sharing!!! I am a new follower of your blog and love all the transferware.....visit my blog and see the pieces that are featured this week....please enter me in the giveaway...love the corner shelf...hugs...cleo

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  34. Oh Nancy, what a lovely post! Your table setting, along with your entire patio, is absolutely charming! I love the combination of the yellow and white plate with the purple flatware and the beautiful purple and white checked napkin with the sweet little butterfly napkin ring. And all your beautiful flowers....simply beautiful! I LOVE your tudor bird cage above...and the gorgeous bed...two exquisite pieces! The tea caddy is fabulous! I would love the hand carved mahogany entry wall mirror, and the floral carved mahogany victorian storage bench, along with a few more.;) Thank you again Nancy for sharing your beautiful inspiration. xo

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  35. If you're having breakfast al fresco in our weather, you're getting up a whole lot earlier than I. Such a gorgeous vignette...I might make it up for that, too. I really like the amber transferware with the amethyst goblet and flatware. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design and your porch! Cherry Kay

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  36. Nancy, I just love your patio and how you have it decorated. I'll be over for breakfast and tea!
    I love the tea caddy and would love to be entered in the giveaway. I am also a follower. My favorite piece would have to be that bed.

    Gina

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  37. That would be a lovely place to have a meal at.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  38. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  39. I like the mahogany carved english captains davenport writing desk.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  40. I love your patio!Please enter me in your fab give away !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  41. I am now your happy follower !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  42. I love that french country tufted foot stool.
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  43. Wow! I'll be right over! How lovely! The tour was wonderful...I love all of the indoor items used outdoors and the table is stunning...all of the pieces are simply beautiful!

    What a wonderful giveaway!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  44. What a beautiful breakfast vignette and a gorgeous patio setting!!

    I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway!!

    Debbie

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  45. And yes, I am already a follower!!


    Debbie

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  46. Nancy, Hi there! I can just imagine hanging out on the porch with you! I love all the garden decor, its "my cup of tea"! I will wait patiently to see the tutorial on the topiary in the purple transferware container. You know I might just make one for myself! I have been redoing my living room and dining room (posted it today) and am thrilled with it, especially being finished! I want to create an outdoor oasis like yours. We are planning to add a french door off the dnrm to outside, so I will be creating a fun space much like yours. I love what you have created for your family and your friends! Remember, one day I am RVing all the way to see you!!

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  47. Oh....I love the bird cage. I can think of several places I would love to use that.

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  48. what a lovely lovely spot to dream and have breakfast.... would you wait for me... I'll be there in a fly of wings... ;) Have a lovely weekend and thanks for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and bringing us here...

    Blessings

    Cielo

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  49. Your patio space is delightful with all the varied items, textures and colors!

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  50. I have enjoyed being a follower and seeing each new post.

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  51. I visited the 09lakedrift Ebay listings and chose
    CARVED MAHOGANY HANGING WALL DISPLAY BOOK SHELF 6 DRWR. I would use this in my center hallway to display a changing arrangement of family photos and seasonal items.

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  52. What an inviting space! I am sure it is wonderful to spend time out there. I really like your yellow plate.

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  53. I love your patio setting! I would love to be entered in your marvelous give away

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  54. Oh and by the way, I am a follower of your blog

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  55. This is Lovely :-) I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to visit.

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  56. such a sweet and beautiful patio!

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  57. I just wanted to thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes. I had such a fun day and feel really spoiled. Loved it. lol Thanks. Hugs, Marty

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  58. i reallylove the tea caddy, soif I win I wouldlove that. I also loved the the wall curio on ebay from this seller.

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  59. I would love to win that beautiful tea caddy. How gorgeous is that!! I am a new follower

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  60. Love the FRENCH VICTORIAN SILVER SERVING SIDE TABLE DUMBWAITER.

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  61. Your back patio is lovely. You must get up mighty early to beat the heat this year! I love your birdcage! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.

    Carol

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  62. Hi Nancy! Beautiful tablescape, so inviting! Love the patio area! Such a wonderful giveaway. Please enter me for a chance to win! I've been to your site and my dream piece of furntiture is the Mahogany High Boy/Hutch! Gosh, that would be incredible to fill with special pieces and decorate!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  63. I'm also a happy follower of your lovely blog!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  64. Wow, that is an amazing Tea Caddy! I have my fingers crossed :o)
    Thanks
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

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  65. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot]it

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  66. wow, would love to enter!

    judithchen@live.com

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  67. count me in please!

    anthony_valmount@yahoo.com

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  68. really like the hand carved swan mahogany victorian beveled wall mirror!

    judithchen@live.com

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  69. I like the GRAPE CARVED MAHOGANY FRENCH VICTORIAN WALL SOFA TABLE

    anthony_valmount@yahoo.com

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  70. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/judithchen/status/21137833977

    judithchen@live.com

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  71. i am so curious with it :)
    count me in :)

    Contact me dear :)
    liz_crowny@yahoo.com
    pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

    thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a perfect day :)

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  72. Hi Nancy!

    I love what you've done to your patio. It reminds me of sunny days I spent on my grandma's farm during my childhood years. =) You must have a grand time staying on that patio on warm summer nights under the heavens littered with stars. Ah, the romantic in me just came out just by looking at your pics!

    Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  73. I have recently become a follower of your blog via GFC. Looking forward to seeing more lovely pictures from you.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  74. I love the Carved Mahogany English Captains Davenport Writing Desk. I love to write, and this desk has a touch of history to it which will inspire me in my writing.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  75. http://twitter.com/bellekhris/status/21141144042
    Tweeted about this giveaway.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  76. I love the HANDMADE SOLID MAHOGANY VICTORIAN BOOKCASE W/ 2 DRAWERS
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  77. tweeted: http://twitter.com/Kowanda/status/21143759057
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  78. Oh my goodness your patio is gorgeous! So beautiful, I love the setting. I'd probably be out on my patio all the time if it looked like that :) Oh and I'd love the tea caddy, it's so pretty!! Thanks :)

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  79. I follow your blog.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  80. I also adore the LARGE HAND MADE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY VANITY BENCH STOOL.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  81. I tweeted the giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/21150605293

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  82. Please enter me to your faboulous giveaway :)

    tupzunaator(at)gmail.com

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  83. I am a new follower.

    tupzunaator(at)gmail.com

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  84. I like the FRENCH VICTORIAN SILVER SERVING SIDE TABLE DUMBWAITER.

    tupzunaator(at)gmail.com

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  85. I think the tea caddy is AWESOME!

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

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  86. I'd love to enter too, if this is open worldwide.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  87. I'm following your blog via GFC

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  88. I just love the HUGE ENGLISH VICTORIAN MAHOGANY BOOKCASE CURIO CABINET.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  89. Thanks for the visit to your patio, would love to have a cup of tea with you out on your patio. Love how you decorated it. The chairs do not need painting in my opinion. They look fab just the way they are. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    BrendaLea
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  90. Loved this post on the items on your patio!

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  91. from the ebay store: http://cgi.ebay.com/FRENCH-VICTORIAN-SILVER-SERVING-SIDE-TABLE-DUMBWAITER-/120608369560?pt=Antiques_Furniture#ht_635wt_1139

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  92. Wow, the tea caddy is gorgeous! Would love to win it.

    Alessandra
    outofblue1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I'm a follower through GFC.

    Alessandra
    outofblue1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. Nancy, your porch is so charming. The tablescape for one is lovely. I've never seen flatware like that-it's wonderful! All of your pretty treasures on your porch make it such an inviting place, and you are so smart to fill in with great-looking things when the soccer ball goes astray! Your mother and children are very talented. Love the little painted house and the rocks. The rockers are gorgeous. They may just need some kind of wood renewer product on them. Your giveaway is so generous. Please put my name in the drawing. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

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  95. wonderful giveaway. thank you so much.

    Lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  96. visited the site and i like the hanging bookshelf and the ottomans.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  97. I love your porch with the lanterns and the rocking chairs. What a lovely setting. All of your little details and found objects are so great too.

    I am already a follower. Everything is lovely, how to decide! The bookcase is gorgeous.

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  98. I'd love to win this prize or the GC - thanks so much

    clenna at aol dot com

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  99. I love all the setees, the many gorgeous end tables and sofa tables and the Set 4 Hand Made Mahogany French Country Nesting Tables.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  100.  
    I'm a new follower

    clenna at aol dot com

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  101. Thanks for sharing your patio, it looks so inviting!! I love the rocking chair.
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  102. I follow with GFC
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  103. 09lakedrift is just the kind of things i love, my favorite is the huge French Victorian Carved Mahogany Wardrobe Armoire.
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  104. Wow, so many gorgeous things! I lvoe your small patio and would love to win the Tea Caddy!

    seksi_missy at hotmail dot com

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  105. I have never owned a tea caddy but I love it!!
    Beautiful.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  106. I follow on google friend....dor

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  107. My favorite piece of furniture from is the Canopy Poster Bed! I also love the Carved Roses Mahogany Rococo Bombe chest of drawers!

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  108. Here is my tweet!
    http://twitter.com/DoreenRiopel/status/21199969192

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  109. The FRENCH VICTORIAN FLOWER CARVED MAHOGANY OVAL BACK SOFA would look awesome in my almost new home.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  110. What a beautiful blog this one is, even without the giveaway! I love your whimsical patio. :)

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  111. And I already follow you too, via Google Reader. :)

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  112. The ebay craftsmanship is amazing, thank you for sharing this wonderful furniture maker with us. I love the French Victorian Dumbwaiter and several other pieces! The kidney shaped display case is gorgeous too. And that bed, oh my!

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  113. Oh wow, you have the most stunning patio I've ever seen! It's such a sanctuary I would have to sleep in it, lol. Thank you for the chance to win such a gorgeous Tea Caddy.
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  114. Following you on google friend connect (asmithonline)
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  115. I love the Mahogany Chippendale Tea Silver Table/Plant Stand. It would compliment the Tea Caddy so well :)
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  116. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/asmithonline/status/21211438531
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  117. Thats so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mrunamistry at gmail dot com

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  118. I follow your blog via gfc!
    mrunamistry at gmail dot com

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  119. My fave is the 7' tall french victorian mahogany hand carved bird cage...though i would never use it as a birdcage if i had it! :)
    mrunamistry at gmail dot com

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  120. please enter me, I'd love to win!
    erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. Those pieces are amazing! I love your patio, it looks so relaxing and like you've made it very 'you'.

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  122. I'm following via Google (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  123. Nancy, I am giving you "the lovely blog award."
    Come check it out! http://maisondecor8.blogspot.com/2010/08/lovely-blog-award.html
    Amy

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  124. Nancy, I always enjoy your posts and this is no exception. Your patio area looks like a delightfl place to relax and enjoy a breakfast or just a cup of tea. Beautiful table setting!
    Thanks for entering me in this generous give away. The tea caddy is beautiful! ~ Sarah

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  125. Nancy, back to tell you that I'm a long time follower of your special blog. ~ Sarah

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  126. OMG, I want a truckload of your furniture... LOVE those heart dining chairs AND definitely the MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE HIGH BOY BOOKCASE CHINA CABINET. There is just too many things to mention AND I've bookmarked you on my ebay for FUTURE furniture... LOVE it... Please enter me!!! I am a follower and would LOVE you to follow me too and peek in now and then... Hugs, Donna... NOW back to explore more of your ebay goodies!

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  127. Your back patio is lovely!

    Think I'll become a follower.

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  128. Nancy: I've never seen so many comments on a blog ever! How do you do it? I've missed chatting with you this summer - or anyone for that matter! Life is so crazy w/ the kids home isn't it? Your post about the patio makes me want to sit down and relax and have a cup of that tea with the slice of lemon in it! Ooooh la la! I'm going to stop and get some lemons this afternoon, that was a lovely idea! :) Michelle Michelle Jamieson Interiors www.jamiesoninteriors.com

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  129. Hi Nancy:

    Man you've got a crazy number of comments going on here. Great post - love the little breakfast table, your patio is adorable, but I think that chamber pot is my favorite.

    Thanks for being a part of "Summer Sundays"!

    - The Tablescaper

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  130. Love the swan chairs!

    Thanks for being a part of "Summer Sundays"!

    - The Tablescaper

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  131. Of course I'm a follower - and have been one!

    Thanks one more time for being a part of "Summer Sundays".

    - The Tablescaper

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  132. Beautiful, Nancy! The purple flatware really caught my eye!

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  133. This has got to be the very best giveaway I have ever seen!!!! I don't know how you're going to be able to give that tea chest away - no way that I could. Thanks for letting us all enjoy your blog. Thanks, Joanne @ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

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  134. Oh what a beautiful post Nancy, and what a wonderful giveaway, it would be so hard to pick, but I love the tea caddy, it's beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Have a wonderful week. Terri

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  135. I am also a follower, love to visit your beautiful blog and your beautiful shop. Thank you.

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  136. Nancy,
    I am a follower and love it. I still lust after those hands you have on your header.
    Debbie

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  137. The sofa is beautiful, and the tables are very beautiful. I could go crazy.

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  138. I would love to win your most generous giveaway. Such beautiful items they create. The bird cage is out of this world.
    Debbie

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  139. Holy cow... look at all the comments... Well, I just want to say that I am in love with the little crescent dish... So sweet, lovely place setting, lovely little nook to sit out and relax in. Happy sunday to you!

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  140. Nancy, I LOVE your patio. It's so pretty and a place I'd love to sit and have some tea. Very nice.

    Such a generous giveaway, too!

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  141. So glad that I'm a follower. It just keeps getting better and better. Cherry Kay

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  142. I love the furniture. My favorite has to be either the mirrors in the doors for the entryway or the trolley tea cart....so whimsical...a true folly trolley. Cherry Kay

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  143. Wow, what a gorgeous outdoor setting...so pretty! I think the rocking chairs would be pretty painted in a french grey, with a little white washing
    glaze. Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  144. That french vanity is just incredible, but I also love the chairs on their site!

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  145. I just love all the creative ideas you come up with!

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  146. I just this setting! The flowers are so lovely a wonderful place to relax with a cup! Oh, the furniture is beautiful! I wish I had that bed! lol Such a wonderful give away!

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  147. If I won I would choose the tea caddy. It is so beautiful :)Thank you for the giveaway.
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

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  148. I follow your blog. Thanks!
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

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  149. I just love the site on Ebay, I saved it to my favorite sellers list. They have some awesome furniture. I love the ALL The tables! The vanity chair! I had to stay and look, as I went over I noticed my comment didn't post on your other post. I forgot to sign the letters in. lol I so bad at that. lol I had another look at your lovely setting! I adore your round bird house! I wish my porch looked this pretty!

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  150. Thank you for offering such a lovely gift. It is so pretty! I am a follower.

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  151. Thank you for the wonderful give a way. I so enjoy your site. The dishes are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Rachel

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  152. Hi Nancy! Oh, how I love your patio. It looks so cozy and your flowers are so pretty! Hope it's cool enough so you can really enjoy it!
    Oh,the giveaway is wonderful. I'm in love with the tea box! Please enter me in your giveaway and I'm a follower!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  153. I love the tea caddy and I'm so glad you linked to Cielo's Cottage Monday so I could visit!

    I love the Victorian bookcase with 2 drawers, but also like almost every that eBay seller has! But, where would I put it?!

    Hugs!

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  154. Hi Nancy - I've just checked out your post from today's SOYCM so here I am now joining this giveaway. I'm your newest follower :)
    -marie

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  155. Oops...I forgot to say that I've checked out 09lakedrift ebay page and they do have a fabulous selection of french pieces...J'adore them all, but I would have to say I love the demilune curio the most, or that carved mahogony mirror with doors is so unique. I would apply my $100 gc if I won towards those two.
    -marie

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  156. Hello Nancy, your porch is the most interesting and fun place to have breakfast. Lucky you. Your many original ideas are refreshing and full of fancy.

    I love the tea caddy and all of your lovely things for sale. I hope I will be lucky.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  157. CUTE BLOG!!

    ...visiting from Sassy Sites! Come by and say HI! I love your blog! It's such a SASSY site! :)

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  158. hi!i would partecipated!! i'm chiara!
    heglesATinwind.it

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  159. Ohh count me in!! I'm a happy follower and would love to win! Thank you for the chance! *Fingers crossed*
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  160. Oh my, I am a follower....
    Count me in!
    Thank you so much!
    Leticia

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  161. Beautiful pictures. What wonderful gifts to offer.

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  162. I enjoyed looking at the pictures and with you detail it was like I was also there. Beautiful space and it made me go and work on my patio. I have been out much such it's been so hot.

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  163. Nancy-Your patio has so much to look at! I'm sure you never get bored out here! Love the rocks your mom did with the kids!

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  164. There are SOOO many beautiful things to choose from. I have been wanting a table just like the English tea side table! Beautiful!

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  165. I am drooling all over those hand carved furniture, Nancy. I love your yellow plates too, so pretty and that rocking chair! Your mom's very artistic and talented....Christine

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  166. And oh yes! I have been a follower...Christine

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  167. Hi Nancy, I visited he ebay store and OMG, it was so hard to pick anything cause I love everything. The secretary furniture are gorgeous and also the tea carts. I also like the benches...Christine

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  168. Hi Nancy,

    Your patio is so cozy and charming. So many things for your eye to light upon. Very sweet! Please don't enter me in your giveaway, but I had to let you know how much I enjoyed this post.

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  169. Your breakfast layout looks so serene, what a wonderful way to start your day! And on that lovely backporch, I would be lingering until late in the afternoon! It's all beautiful!

    ~♥~
    Kristal

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  170. I love the Victorian Corner display!

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  171. I love your table. I just found a curtain like your table cloth. I'm so happy about this garage sale finding.
    mandreel@gmail.com

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  172. I don't know if it is summer but I'm addict to "benches". And there is one very lovely. all the flowers. with a place to put my table cloth. I love it.
    mandreel@gmail.com

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  173. I'm a follower and I love your blog. Dont want to miss it, never, never...

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  174. Hi! I really liked the HANDMADE SOLID MAHOGANY VICTORIAN BOOKCASE W/ 2 DRAWERS, but I would PROBABLY choose the tea caddy!

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  175. I came over from Between Naps on the Porch. I LOVE transferware, so was excited to see that you sell that, too. I am curious by what "Asethetic" transferware is. Also, I love your bird-topped pansy garden statue. Too bad we don't have Hobby Lobby here in CA.!

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  176. I follow your blog and would love to win.

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  177. Hi Nancy,
    I just knew your outdoors would look just as amazing as the rest of your wonderful home that you have shared with us!
    Where of where did you find the red transferware planter??? I love it, gotta have one!
    Thanks for sharing another part of your gorgeous house and for setting a great table setting for us all. :o)
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  178. As you know, Nancy, I've been a follower of your blog for a while now!! Love it!

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  179. Hi Nancy,
    I've had a peek over on Ebay and would love the 4 tier Victorian stand!!

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  180. What an absolutely delightful patio!!

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  181. I follow
    those crescent dished are so unique !!

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  182. I love tea and this tea caddy would be a great place for me to store my tea bags.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  183. I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  184. I like the French Victorian Flower Carved Mahogany Oval Back Sofa the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  185. Oh wow this is the most generous giveaway I have ever seen. I am a follower now, and my eyes popped out when I see the Victorian 4 tier display shelves with cabinet ^_^ Hope I will win.
    A Chevrolet red pick up

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  186. You have a beautiful patio space - perfect to relax in with a cup of tea.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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  187. I love the Hand Carved Mahogany English Roll Arm Bench Settee.

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