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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Couple of New Goodies!!!

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I found the antique book at one of my favorite stores in McKinney, Texas called SMITTEN! I have talked about it before…it is a wonderful spot filled with even more wonderful goodies!  The paperweight on top is John Derian. It was a gift from my daughter and I ADORE it! The little flowers are so pretty and the perfect color for my family room…I love that she knows me so well;)!

It is sooooo cold here in Texas…we have been snowed in for 2 days and it is not looking any better for tomorrow! I am not complaining as I know so many of you are in much worse shape.  All of this cold has me dreaming of warmer spring days…maybe soon;)?

Stay safe and warm out there sweet friends!!!

Lots of Love!!!

Cathy

70 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

I have been looking for books! Wow yours is just beautiful Cathy. What a sweet daughter you have. It is lovely and delicate.

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Not familiar with the book, but will check it out. We got lucky and missed the snow this time, but they are predicting some light snow Fri. into Sat. and Mon into Tues. I am so ready for Spring.
25 as I type. :(

At The Picket Fence said...

Gorgeous finds Cathy! Stay warm, my friend! :-)
Vanessa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great book and love the paper weight. It is gorgeous!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Awesome book and your paper weight is gorgeous!! :)

Blue Creek Home said...

Love the book. One can never have too many pretty old books.
Your daughter is thoughtful and has good taste like her mom!
Rhonda

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful book and paperweight. I love it when our daughters know us so well, don't you? I don't know that book either..will have to look it up and see what it is. Hugs- Diana

Rebecca said...

Fabulous finds sweet friend! Love the book and the paperweight is 2die4! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Hope you are great and surviving the beasty weather. WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I miss Cali!

xoRebecca

Julie Harward said...

It is really beautiful, love the paper weight too! Stay cozy there..our water froze today but it's ok, we are getting along. I have a new book too ;D

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love old books. I love reading old books even better! We love going to McKinney. Such a beautiful town. Is McKinney close to you? We're about 4 hrs away. What fun it would be to meet there sometime! Hmmm! Something to think on.

Gypsy Heart said...

The book is gorgeous...as well as the paper weight. I'm almost to the point of cabin fever...been cooking the past 2 days to stay busy and keep my mind occupied. :-) Would be nice to live closer and share a cup of coffee!

Stay warm ~
Pat

julie - eab designs said...

Adore the paperweight. As I listen to the cold winds howling outside, your paperweight reminds me that spring is not that far away...let's hope so.

Tardevil said...

The paperweight is beautiful. I almost bought a book w/ a very similar cover recently, and now, seeing yours, I regret that I didn't. Enjoy the snow, and please keep it out there! We've had enough for one year! :)

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful book and paper weight!

Stay warm.... springs a' coming!

Kathysue said...

Cathy I love older books the craftsmanship in the way they are made is so wonderful and you found a beauty. John Darian makes such lovely items. I have a tray of his, it is just for Tarjay but I love it. One of my closest lifelong friend lives in McKinney Texas. I am calling her tomorrow to see how she is fairing the snow. Keep warm and stay safe,Kathysue

Blondie's Journal said...

I love old books, too and your daughter is a doll for getting you the neat paperweight!

I know you aren't used to the cold and snow, so in a way you do have it worse than us. Stay warm, Cathy!

XO,
Jane

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beatifully intricate cover on that book, Cathy! The paperweight is so pretty, too! I know how you feel with the snow ~ hang in there. I've come to realize there is absolutely nothing we can do about it and I've just tried to take advantage of the days I wind up being home.

sissie said...

Hi Cathy,
What a great old book and very pretty too. I love the glass paperweight. What a thoughtful gift.

hugs
Sissie

trash talk said...

Don't you just love Kaci and Luann...and of course Robert? Their store is so beautiful and I'm not surprised you found such a wonderful book there.
Love the paperweight and J.Derian's work as a whole.
I'm starting to feel like I've been stuffed in the freezer with the frozen tv dinners and chicken! C'mon Spring.
Debbie

Deb said...

love your new goodies..this is day 3 of ice here in North Texas ready for it to leave...

Stacey said...

Your new goodies are so pretty. We are totally snowed/iced in here too. We had record breaking 12" of snow and the high yesterday was a mere 10 degrees. I'm getting alot done and enjoying the time. :)

Nezzy said...

Simply priceless finds girl. I myself am quite smitten with that book!!!

Sub~zero here and we are tryin' to dig out!!! Nothin's movin' here for awhile!

God bless ya and stay warm my friend!!!

I'm off to hug my fireplace :o)

Shelia said...

Hi Cathy! Oh, that's a pretty snap. What a nice olden book and the little paperweight is so lovely1
It's been an amazing winter,hasn't it? Hope your snow is not too bad. It's 32' degrees here on the island and bone cold, but no snow.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Cathy! I'm with you...I'm dreaming of warmer weather and spring flowers blooming. We just got hit with a snow storm here in Kansas but we were very lucky as we didn't get much snow. My heart goes out to all those who are suffering the aftermaths of this storm. I love your antique book and your paperweight. I used to sell handmade paperweights in my store in British Columbia...they were made in Scotland. I've always wanted one for myself...I guess I should have kept one when I had the store! OH well maybe one day I'll find one I can't live without. I hope you have a wonderful day and keep warm!
Maura :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wonderful finds Cathy, the book truly stole my heart. Stay in and warm...We have no choice but.. the driveway fairy still hasn't been down the lane, no way to get out the garage through the drifts.. hugs ~lynne~

Rayanne said...

Beautiful Book! It's just so pretty!
Hope you are doing well Cathy, so glad you are posting again!!!!!!

Dear Sweet Home said...

Love the paperweight! I am so sorry you are snowed in! I am hoping that we will not be getting snow tomorrow! Thank you for your sweet comment on my new rug - I really do love that rug. When you thaw out, maybe you can get to the Family Dollar to get one! Have a great weekend!

Pat said...

Cathy I love that book! It's wonderful.

Your paper weight is beautiful!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is so very special Cathy, and thoughtful too. Pretty paperweight, I have never seen one like it. Have a great weekend!

Sue said...

Hi Cathy!
What a special book ~ and an intriguing title too! And the paperweight from your daughter is just beautiful.
I've been a bad blogger during our ice attack. I got buried by a few projects and have hardly been on the computer!
You've been a sweet "e" friend. Thanks for your visit.
Have a great weekend ~ hope it's "Super" {couldn't resist!}
Sue

Life with L said...

Your book is gorgeous and the paper weight is wonderful. So sorry to hear you are soooo cold.
We have been having warm weather here in California. Spring is around the corner. Enjoy your day! I am your newest follower too.
I would be delighted if you followed me back. Linda

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

I love your new finds! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm going to enjoy checking yours out too!
Liz

Nancy said...

Pretty new finds. I have a book that looks very similar to yours and bought it just for the way it looked. That paperweight is really gorgeous!

Nancy

Val said...

I hope you are staying warm and cozy!! Love the paper weight!

Liz said...

I'm really into books lately and I love yours. The paper weight is so pretty! Keep warm and just think, Spring is just around the corner. *smile*

Thanks for the sweet comments on my living room post! *smile* XOXO ~Liz

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Cathy, thank you for stopping by the benched vignette and leaving such a sweet comment.
hugs ~lynne~

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Pretty "pretties" Cathy!

Dear Sweet Home said...

Thanks sweet Cathy for your sweet comments about my polka-dotted rooster...I just love that thing! I am going to visit my mom this weekend and she is a major rooster lover - so, I will take some pics and post them next week...Her collection is darling! Again, Thanks!

Bill said...

Love your new goodies, Cathy! Thank for sharing them. Hope your weather (and ours!) improves very soon. I love snow, but enough already!

Have a happy Valentine's Day!
Bill

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Cathy, your book is gorgeous and I am wondering what is inside? I also love derian products. I have several plates which I hang on the wall or use to collect tidbits. We are having horrible weather too. Linda

Tapping World Summit 2011 said...

The book looks beautiful so as the paper weight! Love them both!

Marydon said...

What beautiful treasures, Cathy. Have missed you.

Have a beautiful Valentine's ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

goegeous book -in excellent condition. sadly we have no more cool bookstores in my area!
Love John Derian's work, that paperweight is especially nice...

Karen

santamaker said...

Cathy, I really appreciate your words of comfort on my puppy's passing. It was so sweet of you. Those are some very handsome books!

Dee said...

Cathy,

J.Derian's has the prettiest paperweights. How sweet of your daughter to think of you.

cityfarmer said...

I've been hearing about this store!!!

a best friend of mine moved from chicago to mckinney

Pamela said...

Very pretty Cathy!

Sarah said...

Cathy, I'm a bit late arriving. By now the weather has improved here in TX, but if you are like me, old man winter left a mess after his visit. I've hours of clean up work out in the garden. This weekend will be spent doing just that!
Love the book find and the paper weight is gorgeous. ~ Sarah

Liz said...

Lovely finds!!! That book is AWESOME!

We're having rain! :P

~Liz

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh I love old books....everywhere!!! Its super cold here to in Canada..I WANT SPRING!!!! All the best,Chrissy

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

I love your antique book, but the John Derian paperweight is to die for! How special is it that it was a present from your daughter?! The book and paperweight look perfect together... thanks for sharing.

Lori

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Cathy, Just stopping by to see how you are!
xo Yvonne

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hope all is well, Cathy ♥

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh where, oh where is the lovely Cathy? I hope everything is okay. Hugs, laurie

Stacey said...

Cathy, I miss you!! Please come back to us. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am missing you....

Kristens Creations said...

Thank you Cathy!! So good to hear from you! I'm missing you!!!! Kristen

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous book! What a lovely gift! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Popping in to say hello. Hoping things are well your way.. love the books and your darling piece on top. hugs ~lynne~

Emily said...

I'm so happy to meet you. I love your blog and plan to take the tour. Your header is fabulous and great inspiration for me. I need a new one. I see you have the garden gate I lovvvvve, MacKenzie Childs, its awesome. Not quite in my budget, hey but I have the doorbell!
I'm so happy to meet you.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Erica said...

What a sweet daughter you have. It is lovely and delicate.

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❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I hope everything is alright with you and your family. You were one of the first bloggers who posted on my site and I thank you for that.

Missing you,
Dee

Nezzy said...

Sweetie, I've just come back from droppin' out this summer and thought I'd drop in and see how your doin'.

I pray your well, happy and had the best summer ever.

God bless ya and have a most beautiful day!!! :o)

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Miss you, dear Cathy.

Barb ♥

Lara Harris said...

Some people say books will soon be obsolete, but I don't ever think that will happen...with such beautiful books as this one they will stand the test of time I reckon! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

The book and paperweight are both gorgeous and terrific finds!

It is so delightful to meet you! I am happily following your too!

From a fellow Texan, Honey

ღ soraya ღ said...

Nice post thanks for sharing...God bless you...

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Saw your blog over at Kristen's and decided to hop on over for a visit!

Great book find, and the paperweight is precious!

~Newest Follower! :)

Chris said...

Hi Cathy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Ron said...

It is cold here in NOLA too. I adore John Derian's products. I have a few of his trays. Stay warm.

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