Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Simple Pleasures: Small Trinkets for the House

Today, I'm linking up with  a Simple Pleasures party, hosted by Dayle at   

Decorations for the house are part of the small pleasures of life. 

Finding them, like treasures, at yard and estate sale makes them even more appealing. 

Take the Victorian night light pictured above.  I found it at a yard sale. After perusing all of the tables, thinking "nothing I can't live without,"   the Victorian night light came to my attention. It would definitely add a touch of pizazz to the decor of the house.

Picking it up and looking at it more closely,  I inquired about the price.

     "Two dollars," came the answer.  Sold!

After finding out the price, the nightlight became irresistable since it was so affordable. It's creamy beige and has long, beaded strands hanging from a tufted satin top. It  now adds a touch of class to a downstairs bathroom.

Another little simple pleasure came in the shape of a tea cup!  It's actually a night light with a gorgeous rose on it.  One of my sisters gave it as a gift.  It's a perfect match for my set of Prince Albert Old Country Rose dishes. 
Simple pleasures absolutely do not need to cost much and can add to the joy of keeping up a house.     

Thanks to Dayle for hosting Simple Pleasures.                                                                                        




Patty said...

Very pretty covers and I don't know anyone who doesn't like a pretty night light to light the night. Also, I am so amazed at the detail put into the bead work. One of my friends beads and she says it's fun and relaxing. I think it's truly an art.

Good shopping! The tag sales are always the place I find the most interesting things.

Thank you for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

I bet your house is so lovely - all the little details you put in it. I love the beaded night light. I have a couple of nice night lights too. sandie


Lovely little night lights. I always have one on at night myself.

Gayle said...

I love these!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really like night light covers like that. Just make things special. Both are very sweet.

Dayle said...

Susan, I love your nightlights! Simply divine. Thanks for linking up.

skoots1mom said...

so adorable...LOVE 'em

BECKY said...

So pretty!! I have 2 nite lites that are tea pots, instead of tea cups! Do you have any of those, Susan? You would love them, too!

Carolyn said...

It is all in the details! Very pretty nightlights.


Dorothy Adamek said...

Love them both - they're gorgeous!
Dorothy :)

nannykim said...

These are lovely and make me smile.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Susan, great little night lights. Nice castle pics too. We toured a Victorian house while in Millersburg, OH but no photos allowed --same thing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Unbelievable to me that we pay so much money to get into these things, and can't even take a few pictures. Hope you are having a great week. Tammy

Joan said...

These are beautiful, Susan. I'm sure your home is beautiful.

Have a blessed day!


Susan said...

Your night lights are beautiful. I have several myself. I will post them once I get moved.....if I ever do get moved.

Susan said...

Oh, how pretty and what wonderful finds. I love the tea cup night light. It's just beautiful.

Happy Simple Pleasures Thursday to you,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, I'm sure they make you smile-enjoy!

diane stetson said...

Buy one for me if you see any in the future...ha ha ha.

Susan said...

Thanks for visiting, girls! Loved all your comments. Susan

Debbie said...

They are both pretty and such a nice way to add a touch of beauty to a simple things like a night light. I agree with you about finding little trinkets. It is a simply pleasure around here too.

The teacup is my favorite!

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