Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Fun Day in New Hampshire...

After hearing so much about this shop from so many people, including fellow bloggers, we decided this morning to take a ride to Wilton, New Hampshire to visit White Home Collections. Let me tell you....we were NOT disappointed.

Room after room was filled to the brim with so many goodies....

I bought this cute little pail because of the design on the front. I think it needs something stenciled in the middle of it....

Oh boy... this is an over-sized (nearly 2 1/2 feet tall) vintage flour sifter from a Hoosier that they turned upside down atop an electric candle - look at how awesome it is. I didn't buy it because I wasn't sure where I had room for it and then (and of course) half way home I thought how good it would look on my front stoop at Christmas time. I can see it now.... sitting on top of an old stool or chair, surrounded by winter greens and berries....sigh....

The putty color of this stool with it's canvas top caught my eye immediately. It looks so good against the white painted floor. I didn't buy it but sure did admire it for quite some time.

My husband picked up this old license plate for himself. He was born in 1963 so naturally.....

I bought these two lampshades and they're already out in my potting shed - one on a lamp and the other is adorning the top of an old bird cage. The cement bee skep didn't make the cut despite the fact that I went back to it again and again.

If this were a full size chair (it's child-size) I would have snatched it up for sure. Love, love, love the cushion!

This is just a sampling of their outdoor goodies - I was in such a rush to get inside that I only snapped one pic before racing to the door. I bought a number of other items that I didn't take pictures of at the shop - I'll save them for a later post.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks and sounds like a wonderful place. I liked your cute pail, and that hoosier sifter was a very creative idea. I've done that before, and then gone back, only to find the item gone.
P.S. I couldn't get your link to the store to work.

A Cottage Muse said...

I can't wait for my NH road trip in the fall!! Everything looks so lovely and inspiring ~ thanks for sharing!!

Victorian1885 said...

What a lovely shop! Dreamy stuff everywhere!


Anonymous said...

Love that store, Have you been to the white House Market yet? That is fantastic too!

Sandi said...

Beautiful shop!! Love the lampshades that you bought. They are so pretty. The flour sifter is a really neat idea too! Glad you had a great time!

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I can see why you bought the pail, luv the detail!
I love going to places (via blogs) that I may never get to visit otherwise, thank you for the tour!
And yes 1963 was a good, good year 10/16/63 :)

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Glad to see you made it up there! Isn't it an absolute "experience"? I would love to go back again soon. Hope to see you again at WCS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane,
Beautiful treasures!! I love the pail you bought and that child's chair was fabulous!!
What a fantastic place to shop!!
Have a great day.