February 24, 2014

Weekend Update

We finally had a gorgeous weekend in Baltimore and I have to tell you that every.single.person in Baltimore was out and about! After being sick during the week, I was glad to have a quiet weekend where I could lay low, get some things done around the house and generally take it easy.

One thing I made a point of doing was attending the Junior League of Baltimore’s Trinkets & Treasures Sale, but I have to say that I wasn’t one of the people lined up at the crack of dawn to get the best buys first. I lazed around until mid-afternoon, when I thought things would have calmed down a bit lot, which they had. I picked up a couple of great old prints, including one of Hampton Mansion,   krjust outside of Baltimore, Hampton Court Palace, just outside of London,   kr

and a wonderful seagull.

In addition, I got a great set of demitasse cups and saucers for a friend who collects hunting scenes,

and a set of spoons, which almost have my monogram on them. I think they say MAF instead of MFF. Maybe I can make up a new middle name… what do you think of Arabella? I’ve always liked that name.

I also went out to Halcyon House Antiques, where I saw a chair with the most gorgeous fabric on it.

It’s not a print that I am familiar with, but it’s got one of my favourite motifs on it – blue and white Chinese vases. But it also has initials on it in gourd shapes.

Any ideas what this fabric is?

One of the scenes at Halcyon that I love is the red barn in the big meadow, as you see in my header. Here are two images of the red barn, one from just after our storm last week and one over this weekend.

A couple of 60* days will really melt away the snow!

How was your weekend?


  1. Meg,
    If those were the items you picked up after arriving late, I can't imagine how good the fayre must have been earlier. I think the initials are "MAI", looks like you will have to change your name after all :-)

    1. Ohhhh... changing my middle name is way easier than changing my last name!

  2. I love your treasurers. Get all better.

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    1. I do too! It's got a small tear in it, but the rest of it's great!

  4. Wonderful finds - my kind of perfect weekend! I sat in an auction room on Sunday as the unsuccessful bidder on a lot of 19th century silhouettes. So disappointed, but there will be others I'm certain of it.

    The weather was rather lovely, so I'm happy to read you too are finally emerging from the big chill. Love your red barn images. Makes me want to trot throught he snow with my dog.

    1. CD... I love a good auction, but it's always a disappointment not to get what you've come for!

      Big chill is arriving again this week!

  5. love those monograms on the silverware + the seagull + all your finds. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  6. So glad to see the snow melt (just in time for more -ugh). I thought of you as after the RL sample sale this weekend in NY we went to the fleamarkets which I had never spent much time at. The only thing I really got was a large set of some antique tiny gilded cardboard lampshades in sconce size which are SO hard to find for only $15! Heather got some very pretty china but I was good and stayed away from the silver and china myself! Glad you're feeling better!


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