Meet my friend Eloise (Pronounced E-Lois)
Sunday following church Eloise noticed I was there alone, Fisherhubby being at work, and invited me over for lunch.
When I stepped into her home, I was immediately so engrossed in looking with WONDER at all her "stuff" that I must confess I completely neglected helping her get lunch on the table!
She is such a sweetie she loved me anyway.
Her home is filled to the brim with antiques, collectibles, and various other unique items.
Come along with me on a tour - - - you'll be soooo glad you did.
Close up detail of the beam which crosses the dining room ceiling.
The beam itself was salvaged from a tobacco drying barn. She has adorned it with baskets, stars, and twinkling party lights.
I rather liked this flat wooden village nestled atop door jambs.
This wall in her kitchen is festooned with many vintage kitchen gadgets.
And presided over by a stately row of bundt and other cake pans. Her husband, Bill, told me she started out by buying ONE vintage egg beater.
Everywhere she has vignettes to capture the heart and the imagination.
My eyes barely knew where to look next!
Miniature winter wonderland atop a music box on the dining room table.
Red picnic basket style tin lunch box, tin salt and pepper, and another egg beater
Charlie Brown's Christmas tree blended in happily with the rest.
Hubby Bill built this rustic hutch to house, year around, PART of her village pieces.
I couldn't tell which I liked best - - - her collectibles or the furniture pieces which housed them!!
I told her if she ever happened to tire of her treasures she had ONLY to put a "shoppe" sign on her door - - -
For the displays are already set!
She is the "queen" of using items made for one purpose to serve another. Here a propane camp stove serves as a cabinet - - -
An antique tricycle holds a collectible clown - - -
A child's wooden ironing board doubles as a plant stand - - -
A spinning wheel fills a corner - - -
And a wooden sled makes a delightful coffee table.
Thanks Eloise for opening your home and your heart to me and my bloggy friends!
I believe there is something RED in every single picture, so I am linking this post to Rednesday over at "It's a Very Cherry World."