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November 08, 2007


Alison Gibbs

How wonderful to have the history of such a piece of furniture. makes it even more special. Love the red mirrors, Do you have to seal the plastic frames with anything before you paint them.

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Thank you Alison! No, you just tape off the mirror part and spray away! :-) Kim


OOh I do love a bit of colour in a home! Lovely side board, and the red highlights on the wall finish it all off beautifully!!


Such a nice piece! I am sure that Ashlee is delighted for you to have the buffet in your home knowing how much you love it.

Love your decorating sense and I'm still loving the music...takes me away as nicely as anything ever has. :)

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

The buffet is so pretty! I love the roosters that you have displayed on them! I am a rooster kind of girl! And as always, the pops of red color are perfect!


Oh Kim that is such a beautiful addition to Daisy Cottage and how wonderful to know the history of the piece!



oh that is beautiful. i love buffets. you got a good one!


Beautiful sideboard, it's great to know the history of a piece. You've decorated it so lovely! I'm looking forward to seeing the "daisy painting"!
Donna xo


Oh, such clean, classic lines in the buffet. I know Ashlee is glad you got it instead of some stranger.


I LOVE your buffet. My Grandmother had one that looked exactly like yours. I know it was made by an old furniture co. in Philly. Wow to think the life your buffet has lived. Don't you feel like you adopted a new member to the family...all that history.


what a gorgeous piece?!! wow!!! It's beautiful. I love dining rooms, in fact is my favorite part of the house.
I cannot wait to see your Thanksgiving table. I am starting to prepare myself for the holidays too. I posted some pics of our Christmas village table. I will post more this weekend. We are also having Thanksgiving here, well, we do all holidays here ;)
Thanks for the beautiful pics.


How beautiful! And I tried your Appl Crisp recipe tonight and it was a hit at my house! Thanks for sharing it:)


Your new buffet is beautiful! All of your stuff goes with it so well. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your red mirrors!!! I started collecting plastic mirrors after I saw how beautiful yours look, I only have been able to find one so far :( ( a large one) Hopefully I will be able to find more! You give me so much inspiration! Thank You for this wonderful blog!

Pattie :)

Elaine L.

I love both your buffets! I love how you combine painted and nice stained wood furniture.

I LOVE your mirrors and would never guess they're plastic. I wish I could find some of those. Are they painted "Richly Red"?

The black, white, yellow, red and green in your home go together well and look so rich.



Hi Kim... I love the buffet. Did you had to paint it? I love to come see you... you always have something new and wonderful to show us... thank you for sharing su much of your life with your virtual friends.




I love it! I am laughing because today I brought an antique dining room set and buffet into our home. I love it and have been fussing all day with it! Sounds like we were doing the same thing!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Kate's buffet looks wonderful in your home! Everthing looks lovely...I used to work on Sanibel years ago...

Devilish Southern Belle

Your posts are always so inspiring!


Oh Kim, the buffet is a's beautiful. And I love how you have everything arranged just so. Very creative!


How lucky you were to get the buffet, Kim. It looks wonderful in your pretty home.


Sher's Creative Expressions

Kim, what a beautiful buffet. It's certainly a treasure. Can't wait to see what your sister paints on the wall. It's nice to have an artist in the family at times such as this, huh?




What a blessing you received with this buffett. I agree that knowing the history behind something makes it so very special. Everything looks lovely and I enjoyed your photos.


The buffet is really lovely and how great to know it's history. Love your display of mirrors, they look fantastic.

Kari C.

How very pretty! When I was a child, we used to vacation in Ft. Myers Beach Florida. We would always pick a day to drive to Sanibel Island. It was such fun -- the seashells that you could find there were amazing. I would love to go again someday and take my children. I wonder if it's still the same? Thanks for stirring up some fond memories.


Your "new" buffet is lovely and looks right at home at Daisy Cottage. I do believe you take the most lucious pictures of anyone. Very pretty!!


What a pretty buffet. I love antique furniture too, and you can never have too much storage. I always enjoy stopping by to see what is new at Daisy Cottage.


Beautiful buffet and how handy that will be with the Holidays coming. I love your red frames and I am excited your looking for more to paint red.
How's Maggie? I always love your posts about Maggie. She is so darling. Coco says "hi" to her.

:) Bren


GORGEOUS!Your home looks great, those mirrors, my you are creative.


Beautiful piece, Kim. Isn't it fun rearranging etc, when you find a new piece of furniture or accessory?!

I love those black and white dishes...really must get by Target...we have one now, that's just 11 miles. I am a happy camper about that!



What a beautiful buffet! And it looks to be in pristine condition. I too love knowing the history of a piece - it makes it even more precious somehow.


oops! That comment above is from me, not my niece Alison! She left a comment on a post the other day and used my email. lol


Another beautiful presentation. Love all the lovely pictures.

Jennifer Grey

I just love the lines on that buffet. And what a beautiful grouping of red framed mirrors above it!



Oh, what a beautiful piece, Kim! I'm a sucker for those old pieces with great patina. THey just don't make 'em like that anymore. Congrats..the other piece you had is beautiful too. Are you running out of room for more yet?? Hope not, it's fun seeing you add, move, & redecorate. :)


Donna, The Decorated House

And you know that Ms. Kate is smiling down on you for not only loving her old buffet but from seeing something old travel into the present in such style!
Hope you have a great weekend. Aren't we the luckiest people in the world with this beautiful weather? Yes we are.
Hugs, Donna

the feathered nest

All my favorite colors are in that last picture! That's a beautiful buffet. Love the clean simple lines and long legs. It's fun to move things around and change it up. Love the Target dish. I was there today and all the Christmas stuff is sooo cute!


Kathy  :)

So glad I stopped by..what a pretty piece and I am sure looking forward to seeing your sister's MASTER PIECE.

I just love the Sanibel/Captiva area.

Have a lovely week-end....we are going to have a COLD one here in the NE...still lots of raking....the leaves have not all fallen yet !!!

Homemade pizza and a fire in the woodstove on the agenda :)

Kathy :)


I think your neighbor can be reassured that the buffet went to the best home it could possibly have!! I bet you're so excited for Thanksgiving this year! Everyone home. That's what it's all about.


Oh the buffet is GORGEOUS! Don't you just loving getting a new piece and re-arranging everything?? Have fun!! ~ Lynda

melissa @ the inspired room

I love your buffet! It is so lovely. Your home is filled with such bold and happy colors, it makes for such pretty photos!


Hello Kim.
Beautiful pictures, as always.
Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful home.


My, my, what a beautiful buffet. What a lucky girl you are! You bring back so many nice finds from your thrifty shopping, as well.


What a beautiful piece. Isn't it funny how when we get something new it snowballs everything else to move around? It's worth it though.


Oh Kim, that is really beautiful! Don't you just love the chance to rearrange things and play with all your goodies?! LOL


That buffet is just beautiful! I love those red candlesticks and all of your red mirrors!

Diane at Petticoat Junction

Sooooo Inspiring!


Aw, you are so lucky and it's beautiful!!


I just love your home, I have been looking at your blog for quite awhile and amazed at what you do. I just started my own blog and I hope you come to visit.
You just keep inspiring me.


Good Morning Kim, (or afternoon for you rather!) Hop over when you get a chance. I have an award for you.



Beautiful Buffet!!! And so lovingly taken care of. I know that you will cherish it and I love how you have already made it feel at home!!! Looking forward to the Daisy Masterpiece from your Sister and to see the new buffet all gussied up for the Holidays. Until then.....


Your new buffet is beautiful, and it's so nice that it has found another home where it will be appreciated for another generation. Your painted mirrors are one of my favorites of your decorating, and the Target plate is a sure winner for Daisy.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

The buffet is gorgeous. And I love all the black/red/yellow combos. If you're ever up this way, please stop in and decorate my house.

kimberly sherrod

gorgeous! I love the red and black and white! The red frames on the mirrors are really pretty too! I am getting ready to iron my Thanksgiving tablecloth- the brown with white appliqué. Let me know if you see any white porcelain turkeys anywhere when you are out and about!


I imagine that the woman who first chose this lovely piece for her own home would be quite pleased with it now being yours, Kim.
It's very pretty, and I think it's especially wonderful, that you have it in time for the holidays.

Best wishes to you!


what a nice find. and I love those red mirrors and the black and white plates.

Jamie Lentzner

What a beautiful photograph - wish I could convince my husband to let me do that...well who am I kidding - he would not even notice. Your photos are great, I think I found you through Anna Marie Horner's blog. Your home looks nothing like those of us who live in California - I love the detail! Great blog, I look forward to keeping up on it.

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