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Showing posts from February 6, 2011

Musical Inclination ~ Romantic Valentines Day Table

Toile de Jouy, music, the Violin, English transferware, sentimental inherited items, poetry, antique linens, roses and lace...some of my favorite things are all gathered here for our 2011 Valentines Day table.  All of these things, to me, create an alluring table filled with romance, nostalgia, and love of music and family. I hope they bring some of the same feelings to you. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. ~Ronald Reagan~ Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou~ If music be the food of love, play on. ~William Shakespeare~  I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. ~Robert Frost~ Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and


Some of you probably know this already, but in case you don't... I carry a selection of hand carved mahogany furnishings.   I am having a first time ever sale of 50% off of all furnishings shown in my Etsy store.  Just click FURNITURE to see the selection. There are about 50 pieces listed currently.   *All furnishings are 50% off now through Valentines Day. *This offer is for readers of Nancy's Daily Dish only.  *This offer is good for direct purchases through me so you will have to contact me directly to purchase so that I can invoice you for the sale price. *I accept credit cards through Paypal or through the credit card processing I use at my physical store.  *This sale is good towards the cost of furniture only, and does NOT apply towards the shipping price.   *Expires  2/14/2011 at midnight CST Here are some of my favorites: King Size Jacobean Bed.   Truly, fit for a King.  The carving is immaculate.  This has a full paneled headboard and canopy. French Co

Master Bedroom Part 3 ~ Romantic Dresser Vignette & Purple Transferware Plates

Before I begin, I want to remind you to enter my CSN $70 Giveaway , if you haven't already.  It ends tomorrow. Between the two windows in our bedroom is a long, triple dresser.  It plays host to a vignette of sentimental and vintage items all displayed on a pretty antique table cloth.  Oh yeah, there is also  purple transferware in my vignette. The large cloche is filled with notes and letters written 25 years ago between ♥ Shawn ♥ and myself while we were dating. In one of my previous bedroom posts I showed that I'd clipped one of my Grandma's brooches to a ribbon tied around a candle.  Here, the matching clip earrings are attached to the ends of the ribbon tied around the cloche.   I love to display vintage jewelry in unexpected places, especially pieces that have sentimental value to me. You may remember these figurines from one of my most popular posts, " Toile de Jouy and Transferware,  A Black & White Tablescape ". A small, purple transferw