Monday, September 19, 2011

Fabulous Blog Shopping!

When I first started blogging I knew it would be a lot of fun but never in my wildest dreams did I think of all the wonderful treasures I would find. Mona over at Providence LTD Design has a fabulous antique shop and if you haven’t visited you really should but be forewarned you won’t be able to resist!

 image Providence

I first saw these framed 18th century script when she did the symphony designer show house back in April here. There they were hanging in the hall in all their glory and I knew I had to have a pair but didn’t purchase them until recently since I didn’t have a place for them.

I knew from just looking at them that they would be the perfect backdrop for my urns on the pedestals that mister man recently made for me. I didn’t want a painting or photograph that might over shadow the rest of the vignette but something that would work in conjunction as a whole. I love, love, love how it all came together, thank you Mona!

 image Providence

The other thing Mona had shown at the symphony house was a wonderful Italian candelabra there was just something about it that spoke to me.

image Providence 

In my studio

So it too came home to live in my new studio under an Italian hanging. Mona is in the process of updating her shop and promised to have it up and running soon but in the meantime there is plenty in her shop to get you dreaming!

image via greige design

Another purchase came from Christine over at greige a shop filled with most everything you can image. I bought this wonderful French market tote and have used it several times already. Not only is it functional, green but also very stylish, I love it!  Be sure to check out her flea market finds if you want a tote like this and best part is they come in three colorways!

image via under spanish moss 

And for my kitchen I purchased both these wonderful breads boards from under spanish moss in their LaCraze shop. Angela and Renee have worked hard to bring you the very best in home furnishings. I plan on using my bread boards for more then just bread they would make wonderful serving trays for just about anything and with the holidays just around the corner they came into my life just in time!

All these ladies work very hard at not just a regular job but their blogs and blog shops so be sure to pay them a visit and tell them Debra sent you!

Have you purchased anything from a blog shop? If so I would love to hear about because you know we all need something wonderful!


savvycityfarmer said...

that's it, I'm ramping up stuffintheburbs next week

thanks for the kick in the pants

Richard Cottrell said...

18th century items are so hard to find. You did good and they look great. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Room Seventeen said...

Beautiful !! Especially the 18 century scripts! I bought some old documents in France last summer. The bread boards are very popular in Holland and Belgium at the moment, they are so lovely and decorative!

The enchanted home said...

I haven't yet purchased something from a blog shop but have a hunch that when I move and start decorating my home, I will be making lots of stops in them and hers looks AMAZING. She has a wonderful curated eye and I just once I move (and am motivated to actually start putting things in my house) hers will be one of the first I visit!

lvroftiques said...

You just had to go and show me that didn't you?!! *winks*

That framed piece of script is perfect with your hubbys pedestal! And yeppers I can see that the sconce is perfectly "you" also.

Of course I love to shop blogs, but I've never seen Mona's....And now I have a feeling I'm gonna get myself in trouble lol! Vanna

Karena said...

Debra these are all the best finds.

These women, Mona, Christina, Renee and Angela have have not only fabulous blogs, but terrific shops and unusual items for any home decor!


Art by Karena

I hope you will come and join my Giveaway from Interieurs! It is from the Jose Esteves Collection!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Thank-you, thank-you Debra. You are so kind. The very best thing is that you are happy and that makes us happy. We leave on an 8 day buying trip tomorrow and hope to be opening the new online shop with new wares within a week of that. You'll have to come back. Actually...I value your friendship the most. We both go back to about the same beginning in this crazy blog world. Have a great week. Mona

debra @ 5th and state said...

oh you have such splendid taste deborah, love your treasures!

mona has an amazing eye and i did not realize under spanish moss has an online to there right now


Atelier de Campagne said...

Come shopping with us! Fabulous finds! Besos!


designchic said...

What great them all. You found the PERFECT spot for the scripts - loved them when I saw them on Mona's blog!!

La Contessa said...

YOU loved the ITALIAN candlelabra cause it has castle qualities about it!You my dear live in a castle!

Heather Robinson said...

Well I love EVERYTHING Debra--good golly girl, your studio is looking amazing! But I have to say that the scripts are so impressive--and yeah for the pedestal and the urn! All coming together!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

The decor looks great. I did not realize Mona had a antique shop. It looks amazing. She always leaves the nicest comments on my blog. Its funny, you start to feel like you have known people in the blog world for along time. So many kind people.

michele said...

OMG. drooling. the framed script looks incredible.

and the candleabra is so so rustic beautiful and looks sacred.

TOTES. i'll head over.


Greet Lefèvre said...

I do know that all these ladies have wonderful items in their shop!! I would love to visit them all one day!! I love everything you bought, especially the 18th century script! This is gorgeous!!
I might think that your house will be beautiful decorated with all these beauties my dear!

French-Kissed said...

These 18th Century Script pieces have found the perfect home.


Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the candelabra! It is perfect with the framed script.
Just gorgeous!

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- haven't yet, but have been tempted!


for the love of a house said...

I agree, Mona has a fabulous shop!! Great finds.

happy weekend!

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