A Few of My Newest Favorite Things

This whole week I feel like I have been on pause... or in slow motion.  I haven't really wanted to start any projects until after the New Year.  Why?  Not sure.  It could be the fact that we have all been sick for about 2 weeks... it is just lingering.  So, today, for my 99th post, I thought I would just share with you some of my latest finds.

About a month ago, I got it in my head that I needed a vintage display case.  It was one of those nagging things that just wouldn't leave me alone.  Then I found this one for a good price.  I will paint it.  After that, I really am not sure what I will do with it.  Maybe eventually I will get a store and I can display little treasures in it.  Until then, I will probably just display my jewelry in it.  Maybe like my bedroom is a cute  boutique.

Meet Sophia and Oscar.  This couple was passed up by Mr. Hughes and I several times.  The price was a little steep.  Then one day, one of us was pining for these plates, saying that we should've picked them up.  So, we went back and we couldn't find them.  Someone was quite disappointed.  Then, I spotted them in a cabinet.

Handsome isn't he?

She looks thrilled to be on her own plate.

I have never seen any like them, plus they are on ironstone... what took me so long to bring them home?

I picked up this little covered jar... it is some type of ironstone and is very apothecary-ish.  Looks like it had nitrous oxide in it.  Wouldn't be awesome to have a whole set of these for spices?

Then, would you look at what Mr. Hughes bought for me for Christmas?

So snuggly...

And Grey!  I love it.  Adore it. And, I was totally surprised.

So, my next post is my 100th post, complete with a giveaway to celebrate me keeping up with something journal like for this long.  I will post it on 01.01.10.  So, ladies and gents, have a wonderful, safe New Year's Eve and I hope you will stop by on the 1st to enter to win.


  1. I love your finds and yes, Sophia is delighted to be on that plate. Wouldn't you be? I am looking forward to your 2010 finds. Happy New Year!

  2. How neat are your finds...and my hubby said you were so nice to send some Christmas items to him expedited to him from your shop so thank you so much! I am very much in love with them:)

  3. Thank you for sharing your latest and greatest treasures. I like all of them, but especially the vintage display case. I read through a few of your posts this evening as my chili simmered. I hope you are all feeling better. I too, love mercury glass (who doesn't?). I am new in blogville but will be returning to your blog.

  4. Hi Michelle!
    Love your finds! Checking out others' discoveries is just about my favorite kind of post! I really like that apothecary-ish covered jar...nice! And your display cabinet will come in handy one day when you open up that shop....so..keep it up...you've got a great eye! Have a great New Year's Eve!

  5. Lovelies. I especially like the vintage afghan in such a soft muted color, I always find them in electric pink and purple. Hasn't really been my color preference for a few years...
    Happy New Year,
    Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage

  6. Well hello, friend! ;) I can see why these are some of your faves...lovely, lovely. I adore the the blanket...Mr. Hughes done good! :) Happy, Happy New Year to you!


  7. oooh--those plates are fantastic! Even if she looks like she wants to shank you. :)

  8. I love that ironstone jar. That is right up my alley!

  9. oooh, I love that afghan! I have been looking for one that resembles a cable-knit sweater for a year now... They always cost too much! Glad you love it!

    I hope you and your family has a wonderful new year as well! I will look in on the first to see what you have to say!!

  10. happy new year! I think it would be so fun to have a bedroom boutique! I'm glad you were able to go back and get those plates since you enjoy them so much!

  11. Pretty treasures! Love the display case!

    Happy New Year!

  12. Everything, ALL of it, is wonderful! I can't even pick a favorite...it's all that good. Happy 2010!!!

  13. I do hope one day to have my face on a plate. A portrait, I mean.

    Happy 2010!

  14. Silly, silly girl. You don't need a *reason* to have a vintage display cabinet, it is your birthright. As are Oscar and Sophia, sour face and all! Sometimes we just need these little niceties to brighten up our day. And we all know that you WILL one day have that shop! Why, there it is right there, on the top of this page. :-)

    Happy New Year to the whole Hughes Clan!

  15. Hope that you are all feeling lots better, Michelle.
    I love your plates and what a wonderful husband to buy you something so lovely.
    Congratulations on your 100th post. I'm only up to my 67th and that seemed to take ages so I'm a long way from 100 yet.
    Wishing all of the Hughes family magical and happy times ahead in 2010. XXXX

  16. Love all of your finds. You are getting me into ironstone. Love it.
    That blanket is to die for.

    And those plates? You know how I feel about plates. I want them!!!!!!


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