Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Bonjour friends! Thanks for visiting. I'm Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch, where I blog about Texas Living with a French Accent. I try to live a faith-filled life surrounded by people I love and beautiful things. I have owned my own photography business for years, but now am focused on my family and the ranch (and my blog)!! Cedar Hill Ranch is about creating a relaxed lifestyle and home that is also graceful and beautiful, a place that embraces family and friends in a comfortable way while making them feel special and celebrated. I think of French life being about family and friends in a beautiful setting, sitting around a outdoor table with good food and good conversation. I write about how to create a home that embraces your family and guests with interior design ideas, DIY projects, antiques, vintage dishes, great recipes, entertaining, and anything else I find interesting or helpful. I live with my husband (college sweetheart), our two teenage girls, and my sweet collie girl.
I would love for you to visit me any time. That really is the great thing about a blog; you can have people over for a visit any time day or night, and more importantly no vacuuming required!!
I am so delighted to be guest hosting here at Passionately Artistic today, where I am going to share some of my thrifting finds with you. I love shopping at thrift and consignment stores, auctions, and on eBay. When we inherited a new piano, I thought what the heck am I going to do with a piano?
I mean we decided to keep it for my daughter who insists she will learn to play it, but I meant, what am I going to do to accessorize it? I realized I had never worked with a piano before, and was concerned that it might look a little too Liberace-ish. So my first rule was no candelabra or lace. The first thing I did was put a long metal tray on the back of the piano. It was long and narrow, and fit perfectly.
This is an extra one I had in my house already.
Then I decided that I would fill it with some fun vintage finds. The seltzer bottles I found on eBay for about $20
I filled these Mason jars with vintage buttons and wooden spools of thread that I had on hand.
You’ll also notice other assorted vintage items in the tray like the round metal film tin in the back, the vintage camera in its original leather case, and a green floral frog. Many of these vintage items were inherited items from my in-laws.
love this cow painting here. I think she looks pretty darling.
I also recently found this Santos at Tuesday morning that I added to the piano.
Thanks Maggie for inviting me to guest host here and I hope ya’ll will come for a visit any time. The door is always open
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