Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Cranky Queen's Castle: Part I

Hope all my blog friends are having a blessed Sunday.  Today, The Queen thought that she would share a "glimpse" inside the Royal Castle...Starting with the Keeping Room off the Kitchen.

The mantle is French purchased from The Nest in Homewood, AL. The windmill picture hanging above the mantle is from upstate New York.  Tricia's Treasures, also in Homewood, purchased it from an elderly couple that had lived in the same loft apartment for over 50 years.  It is one of my favorite paintings
Blue Transferware, Shabby candlesticks and old books find their home on the mantle...The blue piece of concrete is from a building destroyed in Mexico after the Rita Hurricane!

The memory jug on the far left was purchased in Munich Germany at a local flea market.  It is by far my favorite piece!  Customs seized the vase when we were checking our luggage in the Germany Airport.  After detailed questions, scanning the vase many times & scaring me to death, they returned the jug to me.  It rode in may lap the entire 13 + hrs. flight back to Alabama!  The Shell memory vases are also so precious to me...
Peters Pottery Bunnies & vase along with an antique pitcher purchased from a local dealer in Madrid Spain grace the right side of the mantle.  Peters Pottery is a well known pottery in Mississippi.
An up-close look at the French mantle.
A collection of plates hang on the wall...

The second area is the great room mantle.  As you can see, The Queen adores architectural pieces.
 The clock was inherited from my Great, Great Aunt.  The other items are just pieces I have picked up on my antiquing journeys.

I love any type of architectural iron!
The old window that hangs above the mantle came from an old elementary school in Alexander City, AL.
This marble piece serves as a sofa table.  It displays many of my nest & bird collectibles!

The Queen loves door knobs...
This wire basket sits on the coffee table filled with mercury-type balls and little baby image pillows.
This piece was purchased in Marietta, Georgia & sits on the wall behind the sofa. This picture doesn't do this piece "justice", because it is a beautiful piece.  I will try & get a close-up on Tour #2.
Majolica pitchers & a funky flower frog!
So many collections...these are green transferware butter pats.

I fell in love with this dessert server at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta, GA & purchased in from a dealer from Memphis, TN.  It sits in a little alcove at the end of a long hall.  Brown transferware and olive jars are a few items displayed here on this piece.   

Well, I will stop here, today, on the Royal Tour...Pictures are hard to capture the entire room. I will try & use better photography skills on my next post.

From The Steers' Home to Yours (or better known as "The Cranky Family")...Just Remember...A home is only a home when love abides there & the Lord is honored.  Have a blessed Sunday!

Don't Forget to Enter the Mother's Day Giveaway ending Tuesday, May 3rd @ Midnight.  See the previous post for details.  Good Luck to all that has entered & grabbed my button or posted about the giveaway!


  1. oooooh. You've got some very cool pieces. Love the funky green flower frog.

  2. As good as everything looks in the pictures, they don't begin to capture the true beauty! I know everyone is going to enjoy seeing the pics of your house.
    (Can you tell I finally got caught up on blog reading and now can read and comment as they show up on the reader? LOL)

  3. I love your pics! Tanks for sharing! Hugs, Tee

  4. Oh your home is so pretty! I love all your pretties you have!!

  5. I love the home tour. Beautiful setting. Love details.

  6. Thank you so much for the tour of your beautiful home. You have such stunning decor nestled all around.

  7. Your home is beautiful and you have some wonderful collections. I love those butterpats!!! We sell Peters Pottery at our Antique Mall!

  8. OH!! I love memory jugs.......and yours from Germany is crazy cool!!! So glad you managed to get it safely home. I collect them as well ...have also made a few myself. But that one......WOW!!!

  9. Oh oh i love all the collections. Must add shells. newest follower. thanks for coming by!

  10. I adore all your vignettes! You have some wonderful pieces and it amazing you remember where they all came from and the stories. Truly a post full of eye candy!

  11. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on Coastal Charm. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  12. Wow! you are a collector like me :)
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Please enter me in your contest.
    Hus, Liz

  13. I found your blog from house of Grace. What sweet treasures the Queen has :0)

  14. Oh how pretty. Love all of your pretty things. Thanks for sharing such loveliness. Karie

  15. I love all of your awesome treasures! Thank you for sharing it at Masterpeice Monday. Have great week, Mary :O)

  16. Good Morning Tiffany;
    Your Home is So Warm and Inviting! I Love Your Beautiful Collections and how you have Displayed them! Gorgeous!
    Thank you So Much for your Sweet Words of Encouragement. My Father is doing Much Better!
    Happy Tuesday Friend!

  17. Oh what beautiful accessories and your vignettes are just stunning. You really do have some gorgeous heirlooms and collected pieces and they are displayed beautifully. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  18. I could spend hours going through your house and still now see all of the details! My fav picture is the family picture!!! The Cranky Prince looks so pleased that he is taller than the Queen! It is a milestone we have just reached at the Swamp as well!

  19. I wish I had found something cool like your memory jug when I was in Germany. I did find wonderful restaurants and lovely sights :D


  20. Funny story about the memory jar! I've seen those on The Antiques Roadshow, so I know what a treasure they are. Your home is just lovely, and has so much vintage personality!
    Happy REDnesday,

  21. Oh, lots of beautiful things in your home!

  22. Love that mantel! I like doorknobs too and I like how you have yours displayed. Thanks for linking to my Share the Love link party!

  23. Love your mantles! The shabby candlesticks and all of your collectibles are my fav!
    Visiting from WW.
    Thanks for following my blog...I'm following you too ;)

  24. Great memory jug and I love the flower frogs!! Thanks for the glimpse into the castle!


  25. This is my first visit here and I enjoyed the tour so much. Love the green butter pats. I'm in the market for a few myself in green. They are a little dear in these parts so I'm hoping to find a few at a bargain price. Keep looking right? That'a where the fun is.
    It's nice to meet you.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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