Show Weekend at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market

Stop by and see us this weekend, Fri, 1/15-Sun, 1/17, at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, GA! We are looking forward to a great show weekend and an awesome New Year too. Our booth is located in Hall F and it is chock full of wonderful new finds for our customers!

Have you been to the Lakewood Show before? It has really grown and now has about 500 dealer booths at the event. There is something for everyone enjoy.

What is your all time favorite antique find?

Thanks for stopping by!


Vintage Bling, Camellias and Holiday Decor

Wanted to share with you some of my holiday favorites from this year. Thru some treasure hunting I found these charming ornaments at the Lakewood 400 Christmas Gift Show. We also have a booth there, so I always take a few minutes to stop by some of the other booths to see what kind of wonderful items they have brought in to sell. These ornaments were made by using antique wood folding measuring sticks. My Dad had one of these measuring sticks when I was growing up. I used to love to watch him unfold and fold it back up. These ornaments remind me so much of him.

During another antique mall stop I found this charming little wooden church. I think it was all the gold glitter on the roof that attracted me to it. It also lights up, so that makes is really cute at night. I found it at The Painted Tree Marketplace in Buford. They had all kinds of cute gift ideas. I just love my little church and it sits in our family room by our TV.

One of the best parts of living in the Atlanta area is all of the blooming perennials in the Wintertime. We have a camellia in our back yard that my Mom gave us as a housewarming gift back in 1997. It has the most beautiful light pink and white blooms. And it blooms December thru March each year. The plant is now three stories high and has hundreds of blooms on it. I like to pick the blooms and float them in water in a brandy sniffer. They look so pretty and will last about a week in the water.

Hope you all had a very enjoyable holiday with your families. And stay tuned for more posting from me in the New Year. I recently retired, as we sold our store property and are now exclusively selling at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, Ga. So stop by and see us in Hall F.

I enjoy hearing from my readers and visitors. Leave me a message and I’ll write you back.

Happy New Year!


Holiday Bliss

This weekend we are vendors at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming GA. It’s fun getting the booth all ready for Christmas. The whole event venue is so festive and blingy this weekend. If you live in the area, this show is a must-see to add to your list of things to do. We are located in Hall F each show. So come on by and see us!

Here’s a peak at our booth…….

Thanks for stopping by! Leave us a comment……we’d love to hear from you!

Decorative Trinket Boxes

Never, ever, can I walk by a cute little decorative trinket box when I’m out strolling thru antique markets. I’m such a sucker for them all the time. The more embellishments the better. And what are they really used for? Most of the time they sit on my desk looking pretty. But you can really justify buying one, because they can serve as a storage piece for paper clips, binder clips, jewelry, cotton balls, coupons…..all kinds of things can be safely stored in the boxes.

Let me show you the one I found this weekend……..ou la, la……..I just love this little cutie!

Thank goodness for trinket boxes! Don’t you just love it? The paper flowers are my favorite. And the “Hello You” is what really made me stop and pick up the box. It just spoke to me…….it said you need to buy me and take me home with you!

Thanks for stopping by today! Please feel free to leave a comment and share about your favorite treasure find.

Exploring this Weekend…….

Went to my favorite local flea market this weekend, Woodstock Antiques. I always find the best vintage treasures there all the time. Here’s a few photos of some of my favorite booth finds…… the lighting fixtures!

It’s always fun to take a stroll at a local flea market on a Sunday afternoon…….it’s so relaxing and clears the mind!

For all the book lovers, my latest Summer read is Susan Mallery’s, “The Friendship List”. If you haven’t read any of her books yet, you really need too. They are all so good!

The hydrangeas are still blooming here in Atlanta…….not blooming quite as much as they did when it was cooler. But I still manage to find a few blooms to put in a vase on my desk.

What you you doing this Summer? Reading anything good? Leave us a comment, as we would love to hear from you!


I’m cleaning out my stock of books at the shop and thought I’d share them with my readers. Any readers out there? Reading is my all-time favorite hobby.

Here are the two books that are up for grabs:

Head over to our store Facebook page (House and Garden Boutique) and leave a comment on the giveaway post on why you should win, and tag two friends and you’ll be entered to win!

Good Luck!

Some Mid Summer Beauty from Around Our Shop!

The flowers are still blooming here in Atlanta, despite the heat. Here are some of my favorite photos from around our store property. Just too pretty not to share with you!

Come on by and see us……there are lots of flowers, our herb garden, and garden chairs to see.

Feel free to leave a comment, as we would love to hear from you and tell how your Summer if going for you!

Compelling and Riveting Plot

Dani Pettrey’s – The Crushing Depths Book
Just finished this powerful and riveting crime drama novel, The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey! Couldn’t wait to read the whole book…….what a great read! Main characters Rissi and Mason will lead you through the world of investigation and compelling teamwork. Through plot twists and turns, the Coast Guard investigative team is under fire and at the same time researching shocking crime aboard the Dauntless oil rig. The book is intertwined with past trauma and has deep relationship love building throughout the plot. You won’t want to put this book down. Highly recommend it!

A great read for all the mystery and suspense fans! What are you reading right now? Would love to have you share with our readers.

“Don’t Keep Silent” Book Review

The final Uncommon Justice novel is here! Readers are saying it’s her best yet! @bethgoddard’s DON’T KEEP SILENT is out now @RevellBooks #dontkeepsilent #uncommonjustice #mustread #romanticsuspense

I’m on Elizabeth Goddard’s review team and I just love her books. Here is my review of her latest novel release:

When a family member goes missing your heart sinks. Investigative reporter Rae Burke is the best at solving crimes and will do anything to help her family out.  During her preliminary research Rae runs into former love interest, Liam, at a ski resort in Wyoming. Which is timely, as she could use his assistance for this case.  Mystery and untold stories surround and intertwine the plot.  Will Rae be able to find her sister-in-law, Zoey?  And who knows the full story, maybe Zoey’s biological mother…….that is what Rae plans to find out!  Great story line and writing.  Kept my attention the entire time and I didn’t want to put the book down!