"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Monday, July 20, 2009

More Collectibles

Thought I'd show you around part of my bedroom. Those of you who collect any and everything, you know who you are, might like looking at these pics. On the right hand side of the pic, I have some miniature mounted animal heads - better than the real ones anyway. I used to look for these at shows and flea markets. Don't have a clue why. They were usually sold in gift shops at the National Parks etc., probably from the 40's and 50's. Some of them were metal and some were plaster or a mix of both.

This and the following pic are larger. I even have one that is about 12" and is metal, on a coat rack.

These are antique beads (not the spider web) that I draped on an old chandelier.

When I remodeled my bedroom, I put in slate floors. They are beautiful and have blues and oranges and grays. I have even found many fossils of plants embedded in them. The tiles are room temperature and very comfortable. I don't know if it is because the room is on the south side of the house or not. On the other side of the house, I have ceramic tile and it is cold! The rest of the house has wood floors which are very comfortable. My husband likes carpet, but little by little, I've replaced all the flooring and no carpet. If you have pets, or have ever seen under the carpet that has been around for years, you would never have carpet again. At least, I won't.
Just thought you might like a look. Next time, I'll open the cabinets.


  1. Very pretty. I'm with you on the carpet, if it were up to me there'd be none. There's only carpet in the bedrooms, but would love for it all to go. Thanks for sharing, T

  2. I am a child of the '60s and I don't remember those darling miniature heads. I think I feel a new collection starting, but you said they are hard to find?
    Oh mylanta, that sofa is 2die4! Wait until Lulu gets a load of it! She has something similar in her cocktail lounge,

  3. LOVE the deer heads, the window, the chippy bench, I could go on and on and on!! Blessings! Janna


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