Tuesday, January 26, 2010

White Wednesday at my daughter's house...

When I went to Boise last weekend, I stayed with my daughter Ember and took some
photos of her mantel to show for this weeks white Wednesday.

I think Ember did a beautiful job on setting up the vignette on her mantel.
She has such a good eye, and is one of  the best junkers I have ever seen.

She loves to create and she loves to forage secondhand shops and antigue malls, and
can she ever find the best yards sales in town. I love going shopping with her.

We do have a problem of always going for the same things. If she gets to it first, I can usually
talk her out of it. I just give her
 my poutiest face and she hands over the goods. What a sweetheart.

She had a shop for awhile in Boise and I have some great treasures from
her store. I would go to Boise when she opened in her first location
and help her with her displays. So fun.
I'm a lot richer now that her store is no longer there.
Darn...I sure do miss the deals I got. Mother's discount
you know.

If you are into white like I am you will want to go to
Kathleen's at Faded Charm where you will find a ginormous
list of others participating in the weekly White party.

I want to thank all of you on the input about what method to post in. It was so helpful.
Today I am trying out the new editor in Blogger. So far I like it.


Heidi said...

What a beautiful mantel, your daughter really knows what she's doing! I love all those great finds, want to get me some more!!
BTW- your hyacinths are so pretty, I can almost smell them - what great pictures!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Stacey said...

Your daughter decorates beautifully! The decorating talent is surely in your genes.

I also love her name!!

The Feathered Nest said...

OHMYGOODNESS!! June! I guess your sweet daughter has the gorgeous decorating gene that you have!!!! Her home is just lovely and I can see why you two would go after the same goodies while shopping :) What a beautiful home ~ thank you so much for sharing it with us...hugs and love, Dawn

Pony Girl said...

Ember...what a beautiful name! :)
I can tell she gets her good taste from her mom! I love her mantle. I bet you guys have so much fun shopping together! I know I really enjoy it with my mom and family. We are treasure hunters, too!

Patina said...

It looks like she decorates just like her mother. It's so fun when you can do something together, like junking! Very pretty!

I tried the new editor and didn't like it. I don't know if it is the same one but I couldn't see a spell check, which drove me nuts. I was glad to figure out how to get the old editor back. It sounds like you've got a handle on it though. (o:

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

It's beautiful!
I love all of the textures.

Miss Gracie's House said...

I am *SO* glad you posted this...I love it! I haven't seen it for so long...She did a gorgeous job.
I switch back and forth between *editors* all the time...to use features of both:)
Happy WW!
the hyacinths are lovely and I bet smell heavenly.

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June, your daughters decoration is wonderful!
Have a nice wednesday!
Hugs, Yvonne

Pondside said...

Your Ember has obviously inheirited your gift for arrangement.
Good for you for trying the new blog editor. I looked at it yesterday but haven't tried it yet - perhaps this is the push I need!

Diane Mars said...

Your daughter sure has a beautiful collection, and I love how she groups things together, please let her know we all love her style. oxox, Diane

Faded Charm said...

What a beautiful mantel. She does have a good eye. I decided to try the McLinky list this week, so be sure to add your name and let me know what you think. It seemed like so many on my list weren't posting, so I thought I'd try this.

Take care,


BellaRosa said...

June amor, I have soo missed visiting you!!...wait lemme take off my sweater and join you with a cup of tea...have any cookies??? k now I am ready for our visit :) First I want to thank you for your beautiful birthday wish...you and the other ladies had me smiling like a fool all week..imagine standing in the rain, soppin hair and clothes waiting for my lil niece and I was smiling! lol Ooh.. I love, your daughters house! She has beautiful tastes like her mama! I like some of the same things as my mama too..and it is usually her that gets the prized item too...$ usually talks lol but I learned years ago not to be a sore loser when she beat me to a special treasure...my dad opened my eyes, he said "Quit yer sulking and pouting...you and I both darn well know that sooner or later she will find something else to catch her fancy and that crap will end up in your house" lol Dad really did know best...I will have to start sharing some of my beautiful treasures that I have recently gotten from my mama because she they no longer tickle her fancy...ohhh woways me :) Besos, Rose

Val said...

This white room is lovely and filled with such interessing decoration details !your daughter is very talented!

oldgreymare said...

Isn't it wonderful to know that we "carry on" in many different ways through our children.

Ember's home is lovely.

Once you get the new editor figured out, will you please help me figure out a few things? I had a few issues, but loved a lot of it's aspects. If you get it down that easy, you're "a better man than I am gunga din"


Muggensteekjes said...

Hello June,
your daughter has got the most beautiful things on her mantle,looks like she got it from her mother. Love to go shopping with the two of you,it seems like a lot of fun.
Also loved your inside mini-garden June, wish it was spring already but now it is so cold over here, very wintery.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous mantle! Im so into white these days.just a bit to make things sweet and charming.I adore the little tree she has with a bird on top to cute.Im a bird nut anyway,lol.

Have a nice day June!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your daughter gets that great eye and attention to detail from her equally talented and creative mother. Absolutely beautiful! I can see where she gets her taste from. Blessings for a beautiful day. :) Tammy

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I love your daughter's vignette on her mantle.I think she got her talent from her sweet mama!


Maison Beldecor said...

Oh June, I see that your daughter is the same decoration-queen with the same brilliant taste as her mother...
wonderful vignette...
Have a great week
Warm Hugs Bine

Lori said...

June, your daughter is a girl after your own heart...i though for surely when i say the pics in my reader that we were in your lovely home...her mantle vignettes are really gorgeous, i just love her style...sooooooo pretty and sweet...thank you for your last comment to me...it made me smile...i have had my blog a lot of different ways since i started...and i like it the way it is now, pared down...i actually deleted my starter blog because i had so much on my pages it made me dizzy...

Laura said...

Like mother like daughter-
or like daughter like mother!
Isn't that the most fun?

I LOVE hunting for treasures with my 3 daughters so much.

What a blessing.


She is so talented!

Polly said...

Hi June! Ok, first off, good job mom - Ember is truly beautiful and unique name!

And, she really has fabulous style! Her mantle vignette is beautiful!

You are so lucky to have each other to do your junking thing with! I long for that companionship. I'm glad you get to enjoy your hobby and fondness of decorating with someone you love!!

Take care,


P.S. I posted a couple questions about the bulbs on your last post. If you get a free minute, would you mind shooting me an email with some pointers? pollymickey@insight.rr.com


The Green Pea said...

Hello June, your daughter's home is decorated so beautiful. I noticed she had some plates turned backwards.
I am interested in why she did that.

KeKe said...

Wow! She has alot of GREAT Stuff!! I want to shop where she shops!! :)

Unknown said...

June, your daughters home is stunning!!She should have a blog, lol! You two have similar styles, I love that!! Her details and way of displaying are just perfect :)

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your daughter's mantel is fantastic. She learned well from her master. Have a wonderful week.


Janean said...

very, very talented daughter! her home is just too beautiful...those platters on the wall -- very creative!

maría cecilia said...

Good morning darling June...wow!!! your daughter has the same inclinations to decor that you have!!! You passed to her all your great and wonderful taste and great eye to choose the right thing!!! I just love what she has done with her mantel. Please send her my best regards and tell her that someone from the very south of the world is admiring her home.
Muchos cariños,
Maria Cecilia

Deb said...


Sandi said...

Oh June,
you have done it again with beautiful pictures. Like mother like daughter!!!!

time worn interiors said...

Great style runs in the family!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi June, love how you hung that frame in an angle, very interesting!
I sent you an email regarding the cases, hope you got it, if not, just let me know!
Happy WW!

Kimberly said...

Hey June, Wow that is a beautiful candlestick! I love the chippy paint and it almost looks fosilized. I am so glad you two get to spend time together. As my daughter grows up (she is 25) we are getting closer and closer. It is such a huge blessing to have a daughter.

The post I did about Glitterfest and Christie Repasy was done in the new blogger editor. I LOVE the picture part loading it up and then inserting. The wording was a little trickier for me there were some spaces that I did not want but I am going to stick it out because of the picture feature. It may help me blog more, Seriously.

I wish you were in our area to be able to come to Glitterfest. You could meet Christie and I would take you to an antique mall that she is in that would knock your socks off! I would show you all of my favorite places we would have a blast!
Well Thanks for stopping by and as always I so enjoyed your WW post.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your daughter's mantle is lovely...we need more pics of her place! I love how she did the frames with the hanging items!!

sweetpea said...

wow, June, we all see where she gets her talent. The mantle is awesome. Love it all!



Diane said...

Like mother - like daughter or is it the other way around. What pretty things she has, I'm sure you two have a great time together. I love her name, too - Ember, gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how she did it, but that first photograph is amazing. Fresh and creative because of the balance she achieved with all those different layered pieces! Fabulous! Talent certainly runs in the family. :) Thanks for sharing this with us, and I hope you have a lovely day, June!

Claudia said...

You have a very talented daughter! I love her mantel - just beautiful.


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Pretty! Thanks for sharing too. Love her style!

Ana said...

Oh June,
Your daughter's mantel looks so beautiful... You have taught her well...:-)I'm happy to say that my only daughter (and child) loves a good thrift store/garage sale/antique store hunt too. Yay! Isn't it wonderful to be able to share something we love to do with our kids? They get our passion for finding treasures in these places and they enjoy it too. How awesome is that?

Much love to you,


Seawashed said...

I love her style. She definetly reflects you. That is such a huge mantle. I bet her shop was charming. A place we would all love.

GwendolynKay said...

Your daughter's whites are gorgeous! What fun it must be to go junking together.

jade said...

My dear June,
how lovely, that your daughter is following into your footsteps............her decorations are really wonderful!!!!!! It must be great, to share your ideas with her - my sons don´t love my style ;))) - its too romantic for them!

Have wonderful day, Hugs Jade

Lenore said...

WOW!!!!, June.....your daughter did a fabulous job on her mantle and junking vignettes.
I went back and looked at your lovely post on hyacinths and love how you photographed them and that you are growing them indoors.....they look beautiful. Maybe I'll go out and get some bulbs and try growing them indoors also.
I too use LW occasionally....mostly because I can watermark my photos in LW....
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment.

Anonymous said...

Pretty interesting place you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such themes and everything that is connected to them. BTW, try to add some pics :).

My name is Riet said...

Hi June, isn;t there a saying : Like mother, like daughter. Her house is just as beautiful as yours I am sure.You can be proud of the both of you.
Have a great day.

LiLi M. said...

What can I say? I think every one of the 46 girls before me told you already: your daughter takes after you, and you know what? They are right! Both your home and that of your daughter is gorgeous, Too bad she hasn't got the shop anymore, but we can see that she is a pro! (and she got that from you, quite obvious!). You must be so proud, enjoy all comments!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I'm getting behind in my blogging, June, but I finally got time to sit down and visit - I love your daughter's mantel - and how fun it must be for you to shop together!

Jane said...

Your daughter did a fabulous job decorating her mantel. So many things that I love...but I'm crazy for ironstone platters right now and I loved her collection hanging on her walls.
I can see that she got her talent and her love of white from her mom.

The Victorian Parlor said...


Your daughter's house is beautiful! She definately inherited your talent! BTW, I am posting this from home-yay!!! The computer Grinch is working:).



Rebecca said...

HI June
The mantel is just dreamy...I love it. Love the stacked frames and the platters ( I have a thing for platters) and the frame with the heart...mind if I use that idea?

Lovey said...

This is what I call beautiful! I love the look of whites, cremes, vintage...and I love antique shopping! Women after my own heart! Lovey

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Like mother like daughter. Ember has your talent, you are so so lucky, should say fortunate to be so close to your daughter. As always your comment make me happy, Ciao Rita mammabellarte

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

First of all 'Ember' is such a great name!!!! Second, she has her moms artistic eye. Her home is so pretty. And third, don't you just love it when you can go shopping for old things with your daughter? I know I love it:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

The apple certainly did not fall far from the tree! Your daughter is just as talented as you! Thanks for the constant inspiration and for taking the time to visit and leave a sweet comment on my blog....always makes my day when you've popped by:)

Lisa said...

Really beautiful stuff. I guess you would call her a chippy off the ol' block huh? That was so corny I should delete it, but I won't. Lisa

Carole said...

Hey June,
Ok why does it not surprise me that she's as gifted as you!
Isn't it great to have someone in the biz!!! but you're right it's hard to resist at great prices.

That clematis is called Arctic Queen ...a beauty with long bloom time!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there...what lovely pics you have shown us!!!
Oldgreymare sent me over to you...I have a Daughter with a disability and she suggested I come and visit...
I will be back to read more of your lovely blog...Blessings to you, Dzintra♥x

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
Like Mother, like daughter! She has your same great taste and talent. Did I notice that she hung some of her plates backwards on the wall? Looks cool.

Her home is so lovely.

Thanks for visiting my blog too.
You always leave the nicest comments.


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Well, June,
Your daughter certainly takes after you. You have given her 'the gift' !!
I love her mantle and, anything with a distressed finish, looks wonderful. I love the way that she has put things together. XXXX

Unknown said...

Looks like she has fabulous taste just like her mother! Love her name, Ember. So elegant.

Anne Lorys said...

Style definitely runs in the family!

But that pouty face wouldn't work with me, junk is thicker than blood in my household! ;-)

Beautiful mantle!



Like mother like daughter! Your pictures of you daughter's home are wonderful! Yes, I bet you miss that she doesn't have her shop any more! My daughter is like yours...I just have to put on my most pouty face and it works like a charm...except for one item...but I'm still working on it.. grin. Have a wonderful week, my friend

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Ouuuu your daughters home is beautiful!
Do you think she has room for me to come and stay? :-)
Love that you two have the same tastes!
My mum thinks its all junk... someone elses trash!
She does not get me at all!

Hugz, Dolly

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

She must be as beautiful as you are.
Love her name, have never heard of the name Ember before, and her home is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing a lovely post.


A Fanciful Life said...

Hi June,
Oh, it's another beautiful white Wednesday. I can see where Ember got her wonderful decorating skills. I'm longing for an all white room. On your other topic, I've been using Live Writer for a month or so now and really like it. I was getting way too frustrated with Blogger and LW solved those problems. However, I understand they made some fixes to Blogger but I'm afraid to try it again!
Sharon :-)

koralee said...

Like mother ...like daughter ...so so lovely.

Stephenie said...

I love Embers mantel..It's stunning!! She takes after her mother in the decorating department..You both have such beautiful taste and such beautiful things..
Hope all is well.

wendy said...

Kinda sounds like my life --Chippy, Tattered, Crusty and Worn. Cute.
I love all your whites and I say it now and I said it before---love all your whites, and decorating style.

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I can see your daughter has her mother's eyes for detail! Her mantle is very beautiful. I am so glad you and your daughter got to spend some time together and had fun shopping. I hope you are having a lovely week, sweet friend! Vicki

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Beautiful! Like mother, like daughter - I love it, June!

Unknown said...

she is just as talented as you! I love her mantle!!

Rosy Inspiration said...

Wow! I think your daughter has inherited your genes and eye for beauty as well. That vignette for the mantel is stunning.



hugs, judy

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a Bohemian Market said...

Hi June:
Beautiful!!! Obviously it is in the genes; like Mother like Daughter.
I can't wait to move into my own little place so I can decorate too : )
Take care
Peace & Love

Andrea said...

Wow! It looks really pretty! So glad you liked your goodies! Andrea

Becky said...

June this is so beautiful... Your daughter has a great eye for decor.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog post. I am happy to have you for a visit always. And I love to visit your blog as well.
Have a wonderful day, I'm off to take another look at that Mantel.


CIELO said...

I might have to join Ember one of these days for some shopping extravaganza! ;) She has a beautiful home!

Candy said...

You sneaky little thang using the ol' poudy face trick...good for you!
and love those little blooming bulbs you have scattered round the house.
Glad you came by to share some gypsy heart moments, I do soooo love it when you do.
Warm Blessings ;-)

Paula said...

Dear June,

Ember's home is so gorgeous!!! You and her are both gifted decorators! I LOVE all the white! Thank you so much for sharing!

Love, Paula

Karen Valentine said...

Hi June! Thanks so much for sharing your daughters mantel. You are right she does have a great eye. (hmmmm I wonder where she gets that??) You both have inspired me to maybe re-do my own mantle. It's been pretty much the same for a few years (other than holidays) and I'm thinking maybe it's time for a change.

Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

My Desert Cottage

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

How lovely....so fun to have a junkin partner. My daughter loves it too.

Trying to get caught up on all of my favorite blogs. We had a very sad Christmas and I am just now recovering from all of the emotional upheavel.

Your blog is like a breath of sunshine :)....such beauty in your home and surroundings. Makes me feel happy :)

I saw some beautiful ALL white bedding on one of your beds.....is is Shabby Chic? Would you mind sharing where you found it...I am trying to redo my linens on my bed and am having a hard time finding a pretty~ALL WHITE~

Be back soon~Sheri

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Ember has obviously inherited her mother's good taste and eye for design!:)

I love her mantel. And what fun to go junk shopping together!

Your last post on those gorgeous white hyacinth bulbs brought a big smile to my face, I can almost smell their fragrance! Beautiful.

And I see Ashes is now on your sidebar - so sweet!

Jeanne x

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Junie....

LOVE IT!.....Love your daughter's name.........love her home......love it all....Ever so charming....just like her sweet Mum... :-)

I pout too!.....and my little sweetie always gives in too.


Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Your daughter's mantle is beautiful June... each little treasure a reflection of her taste and spirit.
Must be something in the genes don't you think?
Have a lovely weekend.
Susan x

Vicki said...

June, thank you so much for helping me celebrate my birthday!! It meant the world to me!! Have a beautiful weekend, dear friend! Vicki

Barbara said...

Fabulous mantel! I love the frames....your daughter is extremely talented, June.
Nothing like yard sales, flea markets, antique malls, second hand shops and even a few antique shops to pick up things. But you have to have an eye like you or your daughter to put it all together!

Fete et Fleur said...

She has inherited your eye and talent for decorating! It's lovely!


theannadventures.blogspot.com said...

I love your daughter's decorating! It is just beautiful1 I also loved the photos of your indoor bulbs. Your blog is great! I always love to stop by for a visit.


Alice W. said...

OH my goodness June...your daughter's style is just as classy, romantic and creative as yours. I LOVE this vignette that you have shared with us {love those platters hanging backwards(?)...I would never have thought of that!} And as always...your photos are amazing ;)

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Ruth,
Your daughter's mantle if just wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us...
Cathleen alyce

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your daughter has such talent, I am sure I know where she got it from. Thanks for sharing, please tell her if she ever opens another shop I will be one of her best customers:)

Betty Jo said...

Gorgeous! I adore the way she turned some of the plates and platters facing the wall with backs showing! Awesome and unique idea! ♥

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