Saturday, January 28, 2012

A little retail therapy.

Sometimes there's nothing better for the soul than finding a few new 
pretty things to live with. 

...and here are some I recently found that I couldn't quite talk myself out of.

so home they came

The pretty velvet ribbon spools that Sundance put on sale after Christmas.
$13.99 got me all five. 
10 yards on each spool!!!

This little birdie in his tiny wire cage came from a favorite garden center.

My most extravagant purchase were these pretty fabrics that I had to 
drive 75 miles to find. 

Some will find their way into a pretty quilt and others 
a couple of pillows someday soon.

A new mug to enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate in
on these cold Winter nights.
Somehow it just tastes better when it's wrapped in florals.

T J Maxx 

 Cute little Cath Kidston tins on sale that my neighbor brought to my attention and let me 
tack onto her order earlier this month.

 pretty, pretty, pretty

Finding these cheap little nuggets
sure put the WOW into my world.

Hoping all of you enjoy a day of bliss wherever you call home!


Polly said...

lots of pretties!! what a happy little post! i looooove the velvet ribbons!!

Low Tide High Style said...

So many pretties, I love the ribbon, the fabrics, and that little bird is so sweet!

Kat :)

Pondside said...

A shot of those happy colours is just the tonic at this time of year, whether it comes to you through retail therapy, looking at Laughing With Angels or leafing through a new magazine. The colours lift my heart!

Connie said...

Okay, my little chick, where did you get that fabulous fabric that you had to drive 75 miles for? Would that be close to Boise? Beautiful post!

Olive said...

What is it, dear June, about ribbon? And velvet ribbon oh land's, that is too pretty. hugs,olive

Victorian1885 said...

Hello June it sounds like your weekend is going well.. what sweet treasures you have found! I am anxiously waiting to turn the page to February! Thanks again..

Love & Hugs,

Brenda Pruitt said...

These are all happy things. Love that fabric!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi June! My goodness there is a lot of cheery here today! Love the tins, and the cup, and the fabrics. You show everything off so beautifully!

Suz said...

I love it all! I saw those Sundance ribbons but not on sale and, oh, how I love Cath Kidston. I have some sad news on my blog and I wanted to be sure you saw it.
Big hugs,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW indeed. I am in the same "heaven on earth" today, grading papers and taking many TEA breaks and looking around the house, enjoying the white,gray and golden hues of my home. I am firing up my fireplace right now and I will sit on my settee and enjoy. LOVE THOSE SPOOLS!!!!! Anita

Sandi said...

I have had a lot of retail therapy this week while visiting my sister. So fun!! Your finds are cute!!

suziqu's thread works said...

Good Evening Dear June
Oh My! Those spools of velvet make me melt - being a lover a beautiful vintage trims - I would drive 75 miles even for those spools!

Like you I always take my tea from the finest pretty rose cups - I think I am really a romantic at heart.
Your fabric and tins are all within your themes - just so pretty too! You will enjoy creating with these.

I've been trying to email you for a while but life gets in the way just a little but I have spent a little time admiring your beautiful garden blog and there are two divine roses I need to persue.

Much love and warm hugs for a cosy evening dear friend.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi June,
Such a delightful and cheery post!
It really says spring!
LOVE those fabrics! :)

Julie Marie said...

Hi June, I just love all your new treasures... I too adore anything Cath Kidston... is your pretty new cup by her as well? And your little birdie from your favorite garden center is adorable! The sun is shining but it is bitter cold here too... I think hot chocolate sounds good too right now!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Those tins are just too cute as well!!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh what beautiful finds!! Do you know the manufacturer of that fabric? Is it at one of the big retailers like JoAnne's? I absolutely love it! Gorgeous. It looks like Cathe Kidston stuff! xo Diana

My name is Riet said...

Hello dear June.
Those spools of velvet are gorgeous and so is that beautiful flowery fabrik. I love flowers always and everywhere so I also love those lovely tins.
Have a wonderful weekend .

Anne said...

What fun finds.Love those roses too.They always catch my eye.

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, you found a lot of little sooo cute things!
The little wire cage is lovely! And I'm so curious to see what will you create with these stunning romantic fabrics... Me too should take my time to sew a quilt and a couple of great pillows...
Many hugs from me darling!

Elizabeth said...

Love, love ,love all your pretties!
& that velvety ribbon Gorgeousness!
Have a lovely weekend!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I love the fabric-well worth the drive!The tins and teacup are so pretty too.
Take care,

jill said...

Your posts are always so pretty,love the ribbons,all the fabric to play with,bet you cannot wait to start making things with it.Love Jill xx

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
I agree and can't think of a better way to brighten up the cold winter days than some retail therapy.
I love the pretty velvet ribbons on spools and that little birdie in the cage is so sweet.


Diane said...

Sometimes that's the perfect thing to perk up winter spirits. Your purchases are SO pretty. I think that velvet ribbon was a steal, now if you're like me you won't want to cut into it! Enjoy your pretties June. Diane

Debra@CommonGround said...

June, it always lifts my mood when I come to visit, just seeing your beautiful photos makes my day! xoxo

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, those spools are precious! Everything you found is delightful! I was so stressed earlier today, and somehow ended up at a little antique shop, and just forgot everything else... it IS therapy!


Seawashed said...

I love the fabric you bought. It is well worth the drive it took you to get it! The CK tea cup and tins are sweet sweet sweet! I am drinking tea from a blue floral Starbucks 2005 mug right now. Flowers make everything better. ox

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG that fabric is gorgeous! It looks like Cath Kidston and oh, the velvet ribbon is fabulous!


Unknown said...

simply sweet and glimpses of the spring that always comes......just when we need it the most. I've missed you dear june. merci for stopping in and saying "hello." ;)

maría cecilia said...

lovely new beautiful treasures for your soul my dear June... and mine too!!!
many hugs

A New England Life said...

I love it all! Such great finds! Now you make me want to take a trip to TJ Maxx, or Marshalls, or Homegoods! Spring is on the way and the colors in the post are delightful : )

Victoria said...

Oh I'll have to send my bloggy friend Susan over here, she lives in England and goes bonkers over all the Cath Kidston things! She will love yours!!!

I love your fabric!

Candylei said...

What a great price!! So many pretties and the tins and tea cups...gorgeous like sugar candy!! They really warm up winter! It is so hard to find nice small rose cotton florals. I got some fabrics too for aprons!

Terri said...

Just beautiful June! I knew you would be a Cath Kidston fan! She has the prettiest, freshest prints around. I love visiting her shops in England. So many lovely things to see!
Your fabric and new velvet ribbon are fab!
Looks like you have some wonderful projects coming up!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hello, dear June! Such pretty and cheerful finds! I love the teacup and the gorgeous fabrics!! And those spools of velvet ribbon are so very lovely!

BECKY said...

Hi June! What fabulous therapy! So sweet and cheerful...all of it! I think I need me some therapy like that!!

The velvet ribbon and little birdy are just so delightful!!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!

Robin Thomas said...

Just things. Inanimate objects...

And somehow you are so very much alive in each.

Claudia said...

Oooh! Such pretties! Love that mug and the tins! The colors are the perfect winter pick-me-up!


wendy said...

Every single one of those things is delightful. All of them.
You find the neatest stuff.
I don't mean to complain, but there are NO such fun stores anywhere around where I live, at least I have not found them yet.
I miss SLC and Quilted Bear, Gardner Village et.
such creative things to buy and look at.
I need to find a cute fabric to make curtains for my new little cabin (well, I won't be making them, I don't even have a sewing machine....I'll have to talk my friend into making them...maybe some kind of bribe is in order)
hugs today

sweetpea said...

all so pretty! i wanted you to be the first to know i actually own a tea kettle now, so no more heating water in a pan for tea. it's the little things...



Katherine said...

Beautiful treasures, the ribbon looks very vintage. Don't you get so excited when you find such special special items.

Anonymous said...

Retail therapy- does Dollar General count!??? That's about it for me!

I wish I had some of your retail therapy- love the sweet birdcage and those spools of ribbon are so neat!

Love that fabric and cannot wait to see what you do with it. It reminds me so of Elyse at Cottage.

bee blessed

Deb said...

Hello June
Not only are your finds fabulous, but the way you have displayed them all is simply beautiful ♥
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

You found some wonderful things for your beautiful home, dear June. I can see some more lovely pillows popping up on your sofas soon.
Have a great Sunday :-)!
Hugs to you and warmest wishes,

Terra said...

All of these things you gathered are delightful and would definitely put a spring in your step.

Angela said...

Beautiful colors and flowers! I wish that I loved to sew and knew how to quilt but I just rather admire other's work! TJ Maxx is one of my fave stores to find lots of bargains. Have a blessed week!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I am sure your life and your home are just a joy to you. I know your home is a JOY to me.
So happy I have met you my friend... all the "eye candy" that you provide makes my day when I come here.
Pop on over to my second blog when you have a minute.
Delightful Clutter TOO !

Rose said...

Hi - the bird cage is really very special, I love it! And the velvet ribbon too, WANT IT!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday in your beautiful home, with hugs from Barbara

Susi said...

Hello my dear.
I love it all :o) your pictures are sooooooooooooooooo nice.. I love this pastell colours.. and your stylo so much.
I send you many kisses and hugs
Susi from Germany

@nne said...

small details ... great effects. love, @nne

The Green Pea said...

Hello sweet June,
Your wooden spools with the velvet ribbon are to cute! Have a great weekend. hug, sandi

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

The little birdie in the cage is darling.
One can never have too much ribbon... the colours are fabulous.
Hope all is well in your neck of the country and Spring is soon to begin her entrance.
Susan x

Unknown said...

wonderful eye still my heart.....that fabric is soo so pretty!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

So pretty...and those canisters are adorable! Retail therapy is the BEST!

Shabbygal said...

What little lovelies you did find! So colorful too! I really love the ribbon! So cute! Traci

oldgreymare said...

I'm happy you sound so happy.. :D

x x

Vintage Home said...

Everything is so pretty...just a great pick me up before the warmer weather!

Deborah said...

Sweet little pretties here!
Love, love, adore your blog my friend!
Beauty abounds here xoxo

Deborah xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi June,
Your new treasures are all just wonderful!!! I especially love the fabric, so bright and cheery!
We all need a little retail therapy every once in while! :)
Have a lovely day.

Villa König said...

Dear June, so many pretty things! Love the light pastell colours a lot. Many warm hugs to you, Yvonne

flowersandhome said...

Love the tins and the fabulous fabrics. They immediately made me think of Pip Studio which I love.

Alina said...

It is so wonderful to be in "a place" in life, when we know how to enjoy those little pleasures...
I always leave with smile on my face
so thank You Dear June !
Hugs from Alina

Holly Loves Art said...

Hello Darling June!
Happy New Year... I don't think I've been here since last year! I am smiling ear to ear because I just love this post and all the pretties you've shared! The floral tea cup an tins remind me of some that I saw in Nice, France last Fall! There was this lovely little shop that was filled with all sorts of sweet floral goodies that looked so similar! I just love your photography and storytelling. Just wonderful!! Hope you're enjoying January.
Lots of love,

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Hello Dear June, your therapy is working for me too : ) Especially loving your fabric and tins!

Custom Comforts said...

What lovely treasures you have found. I love those fabrics. Rarely see anything like that around here ~ I would have bought them all too. Love the new concept of "retail therapy". I did alot of that this weekend too, but now I have a new name for it that eases my guilt for indulging myself and overspending.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi June!
Loving those rich colors of the ribbon! Maybe I'll be lucky and grab some for myself!
Have a great week!!

{oc cottage} said...

Good golly, Miss Molly! That haul is better than Christmas! I am DYING over the spools...NO ONE with the merest hint of humanity in their soul, could have resisted them...especially at that price!!!!WHO makes that fabric?! It's delish!!!!!!And as for Cath...I am convinced she was put on this earth solely to temp us!!!! And by jove, she does an excellent job! ;}

Enjoying your "nuggets" vicariously through your gorgeous pics!!!

m ^..^

Anonymous said...

So very pretty! LOVE the spools of velvet ribbons - yum!!!
Happy week to you, sweet June!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Oh Wow! I love those ribbons! I've been dreaming of velvet edged ribbons edging sweaters and cardigans. These are such lovely colours June. And I'd definitely have bought the magical little birdy too!
Looks like you'll be pretty busy with those gorgeous fabrics too!! ;)))

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi June,

I don't know which of the pretties I love the most - the spools of velvet, floral mugs, lovely fabric or the colorful tins!!! They all bring so much cheer into a room!!! Just GORGEOUS! :)


Nella Miller said...

I love anything velvet June, and the spools with velvet are even better! Enjoy your little retail indulgence, this is the time to think of projects and dreams....n.xo

Lisa said...

Again, you make me, "Sigh"! I love all of your pretties! You truly inspire!

lots of hugs,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

So much prettiness you brought into your home and I adore the old velvet ribbon and the gorgeous fabric.
I look forward to seeing your quilt and cushions, they will be beautiful.

Hope you are staying warm and enjoy the new week

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

So much prettiness you brought into your home and I adore the old velvet ribbon and the gorgeous fabric.
I look forward to seeing your quilt and cushions, they will be beautiful.

Hope you are staying warm and enjoy the new week

Mahek said...

everything that you purchased is so so pretty..
Wish I could get all this in India especially the fabric, Cath kidson stuff and also that pretty pretty cup and saucer...

trish said...

awww... your mug is just precious. I love the delicate, feminine look. :o)

Donna Reyne' said...

Woo Who! You know I love the red and aqua color combination! The roses on the fabrics and that adorable teacup~made my heart sing!
I love the cheap thrill that comes with a few new things too!
I might have to get my silly self to TJ MAXX and see if we have any thing this cute there!
Have a wonderful and blessed week my dear friend!
Much love and many hugs!

Unknown said...

Love it all. Especially that yummy velvet ribbon! I haven't blogged at all in January and feel like I've missed a years worth of your wonderful posts. Time to catch up.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear June,
visiting you is therapy for me:)
Love the velvet ribbons and the bird cage is darling.
Have a wonderful week.

Barbara said...

Oh June, I want to go shopping with you! What adorable finds. Love and adore the teacup...TJ Maxx and Home Goods have great buyers, don't they? Their holiday things are so cute. (If you get in there early.)
And the tins are perfect!
Happy February! (Do you believe???)

Kathy said...

Wow. all are so beautiful!! What great therapy :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Just beautiful! All your lovely finds and pretty images certainly put a WOW in this very moment. Always nice to drop in for a visit. Best wishes to you for a wonderful day. Tammy

Dorthe said...

Dear June, everything you purchased looks sommerly beautiful,- I love the fabric`s and the cup- and all the other brightly coloured pieces as well.
As a matter of fact I almost alwayes drink tea /cofee -or.... in flowercovered cups or mugs, :)

Fete et Fleur said...

All those pretty colors . . . It's like sunshine pouring into your life on a dreary winter day. I can't wait to see your lovely creations.


Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I LOVE the ribbon! It looks like a successful therapy session. :)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Looks like some pretty darn good therapy to me!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

How in the world have I missed those wonderful old spools of velvet goodness.... I'm sure once you saw them, you had to have them ~ they make a wonderful display with all the other colorful (spring like) tones~ Have a Blessed & Beautiful Weekend

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning precious June! THANK YOU FOR VISITING!!!!! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful winter. But Spring is YOUR season I suspect, with all the beautiful flowers in your garden! ENJOY! Anita

chateau de fleurs said...

Such bright and cheery happy items you bought, I can't wait to see what you do with them! XO Christie

Anonymous said...

I must say I'm a little jealous of those fabulous finds! the spools are divine!

Happy weekend,


Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I was just on my way over to see how you were doing and found your lovely words in my comments box. Wow.. you ran a dairy, now THAT IS hard work, you have to be up at the crack of dawn and work 365 days a year!! Thank goodness you can relax now June, it was a bit scary being shoved about by those bullocks, but I remembered being told not to let animals realise your fear so tried my best to be masterful though I expect they were used to a Scottish accent not my broad northern English one ha ha! ;)
I'm feeling better, two days now, yipee!!!!!

Biggest hugs dear June XOXO

à la parisienne said...


I always feel giddy after acquiring a new pretty object for my home or new things to craft with! Your new finds are definitely pretty!

I just saw your feature in Romantic Homes, and it is just beautiful-of course!
Your pictures look so lovely and inviting. Congratulations!


Lisa said...

Is there a Cath store new you? Or should I say 75 miles from you? The fabric looks like CK too. My sister went to England a couple of years ago & I sent her with money & a shopping list. She came back with fabric, one roll of wallpaper & some hand soaps. I think I gave her 200.!That darn Euro.

Anonymous said...

June just saw your post on the Cattle drive and had to come over and thank you for the post. That is one of the best things about small town living- experiencing small town living!

Looks like you still are quite white there. We got about 5 inches yesterday but most of the previous snows had melted off.

bee blessed

Linda said...

Dear June,
I always enjoy my visits here. Your photos make me smile. Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Connie (aka LOU) said...

This fabric is gorgeous and looks great just the way it is. Canisters are great too. Loved your January cattle drive post. Border collies at work ~ good memories.

Anonymous said...

Hi June - So good to hear from you and return the visit. I see what you mean about the new found nuggets. Very pretty. And I enjoy seeing your new images (header) since I visited last. Thanks so much for stopping in.

millefeuilles said...

I am more than fashionably late to this party. I simply had to leave a comment nevertheless. It would seem we have pleasures in common judging from your choice of purchases. Those velvet ribbons beg to remain untouched on their spools AND to be made into something.

And yes; hot beverages always taste better in a flower cup!


Rosie said...

Well now that was a DELICIOUS post!
...and Cath Kidston just makes me think about spring...and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!! I have been in a stenciling frame of mind lately, but now after seeing your pretties, am thinking I may have to make a floral pillow or two...yum...xoxo...Rosie

Privet and Holly said...

And what a sweet,
sweet world it is,
June! Thank you
for sharing what
makes your heart
sing : )

Happy Monday!

xx Suzanne

Ana said...

Oh Ms. June,
So many pretty little treasures. Isn't retail therapy the best? Ooh and I have an idea for that pretty fabric you bought. I'll email it to you soon. Hope you are doing well my sweet friend.

Much love,


I always start dreaming when I see your beautiful settings, Love Mira!

die Waldfee Moni said...

Hi June,

I must say that your post / your blog is incredibly beautiful.
The photos are fantastic!
The small doses, and the mug are wonderful.
I would like to collect them.
But unfortunately for some missing things in the right place.
But who knows, maybe I find it still a good idea, and I can begin with the gathering.
I wish you lots of enjoyment.
Thank you that you've visited my blog and reported as a reader!
Say to you, welcome to my blog forest fairy!

I send you warm regards,

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh June, you are right! Those are all beautiful and I just love those tins! I've been looking at all of your all of your sidebar photographs, what a gorgeous area with such awesome views too!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful things ....
Just wanted to stop by & congratulate you on your full page blog appearance in Romantic Homes this month!! Good For You !!
Have a Peaceful Day!

Cindy said...

I love all your beautiful purchases. I have the same little birdcage hanging by my computer! It is so sweet!
I always love coming to your blog, such lovely pictures and great posts...

Debbie said...

I just scrolled through your previous posts....LOTS of your previous posts!!!! your blog is amazing!
I love your style, and the way you find beauty in everything around you.
Great finds while shopping, by the way.

Rostrose said...

My dearest June,
I'm back from our Salzburg-winter-holidays and jumped just a little bit from Austria to USA to see what's going on there ;o)
Oh, and I can understand why you felt in love with those velvet ribbon spools - they look so inspiring (as they would say: come on, use me, work with me!!! :o)) Well, and I also love the spring-power of the bird-cage and all the pretty, pretty, pretty rose-rosy-things! No question that they HAD TO come with you!
I send lots of warm winter-hugs to you!
xxxox Traude
~~♥~~ said...

Hi June:) I saw your gorgeous photos is Romantic Homes!!!!!!!!How exciting that you are in the magazine and that they are your own photos!!!! I was so excited to see them as I sat in bed reading the magazine. I said to my husband " look! it's June's home, I have to write her tomorrow". He looked at me and laughed because I talk about my 'blogging family' like they live next door to us. lol Anyway I just wanted to congratulate you!!!! You always make my day:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Dear June

I've been a sporadic blogger of late so its's great to be back visiting this lovely space of yours. Such pretty things have found their way home with you. I adore the tiny bird in its cage.

I hope you are keeping well. Have you got lots of snow? - or is that a silly question...))))


Unknown said...

Everything is lovely but that little bird cage stole my heart. Your ribbon is just awesome ... you will create beautifully with it, I know.

Those Cath Kidston canisters are over the moon fab! & that teacup is so sweet.

Nothing like heart candies in the cup (header) tho even to pose them for a 'shot', they'd have been eaten before the camera could get there.

Have a wonderful day ~
Hugs & love,

the old white house said...

It's funny, June, but I am usually drawn to neutrals, grays, whites and creams and then I come over here and get a dose of sunshine in aquas and pinks and beautiful little florals and they all bring a smile to my face and a skip in my step! Everything looks so cheerful and sweet, I can see why these little splurges made it home with you. Have a fabulous week! t.xoxoxoxo

Wild Oak Designs said...

Glad to find your wonderful blog!
Love your hearts!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Awesome pretties, all of them so soft and feminine. You simply MUST reveal where you found that fabric, I would be my sister's hero if I could direct her to the store where you obtained it, she was just talking about this the other day!

You have the most dreamy blog and I always enjoy looking in on your beautiful photos and words. Thanks for your effort in providing such beauty to all of us!