Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Amalie, The Milkmaid

My husband knows not to bring home chocolates for Valentines Day; (love them way too much), flowers are wonderful but my cats tend to want to eat them, so when we went to the Antique Show a few weeks ago, I knew I had a little credit for  shopping.

I've actually had this vintage print before, and sold it, so when I saw it again at a good price, I jumped on it. True to form, I didn't know where I'd put it, but I fell in love with this sweet little milk maid, so home she came. Amalie was the only name that fit her, so now she lives in my kitchen, and I enjoy not only her, but her bucolic friends each day. And seeing those little painted daisies, just makes it feel like Spring.

The print is in it's original wooden back frame. It's a little wavy from humidity, but old prints have such a personality, I generally don't let that bother me.

I love how she contrasts with the off white walls, 
and plays off the dark floral curtains.

I've had this little birdie plaque for years,
but it received a little white paint and a "mossy" treatment. 

I found a few other things that day, but one that I have in the kitchen is this wonderful little hand painted black tole tray. 

It's setting on top of my double ovens right now and I can see
that it needs to be raised up a little from the photo.
(oh, the hazards of being short...)

Remember that Monday Marketplace is up all week, so you still have time to link up your  Etsy and online shop items, and then do some shopping.  Just scroll down to the next post.

If you're local Leola's Vintage Home and Garden in Ozark is having their Spring Open House starting Thursday at 9:30 AM running thru Sat. at 5:00 PM. Me and my camera will be there with the early birds.

And then be looking for a Give Away from French Bleu Vintage which will be starting this Friday afternoon. 

I'm joining my pals for their great parties:

Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Primp you Stuff at Primp
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

whew...busy week...hope you're having a great one!


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