Thursday, May 30, 2013

Morey's Salty Nuts

Welcome to all the new visitors and followers from the many generous blogs that featured our home this week. I am so happy to have you here at my little slice of green eclectic paradise.

A little known or maybe unknown fact to you is, my all-time favorite show is the Gilmore Girls. My wonderful husband bought me all of the seasons a few years ago and I have probably burned lines into them. I would rather watch the fast talking Lorelai and wonderfully innocent Rory any day than some of the other garbage on tv. Honey Boo Boo, I'm just saying.  It is one of those show that will always make me laugh and feel better when things are just looking a little murky.

Trev and I went to one of our favorite antique shows a couple of weeks ago and I came across this awesome green dented can for salted nuts.

I immediately loved it because of the colour, then the price and then I got caught up remembering in the last season of the Gilmore Girls at the spring fling festival Taylor (who doesn't love Taylor and his shenanigans) turned the entire town into a hay bale maze and at the town meeting Babette gets all bundled up about Morey's salty nuts:

"What about Morey's salty nuts? How's he supposed to have his salty nuts booth if we don't have a lemonade booth? If people start eating salty nuts and they don't have easy access to lemonade, their mouths will fall off."

It is no secret I am a vintage lover and I love knowing the story behind things. Just like the oil painting in our dining room from my childhood neighbour, this can now holds a simple albeit strange story for me. 

I popped the boxwood that was sitting here inside the can and moved around the items on top of the console table. I found the gnarly huge green vase at the Goodwill. I can imagine in some settings it may seem quite tacky but the colour was just perfect and I think it is more quirky than tacky. Kind of like Kirk.

a little flower arrangement i update from the garden every once in awhile in an old crystal tumbler


Anyone else love the Gilmore Girls still or have another favorite show that still makes you laugh or cry?

Have a fabulous day,


  1. Love your can and I totally love your vignettes. You always group the most interesting things together. Hugs, Marty

  2. Gilmore Girls ranks highly among shows that I wish had never ended. Rory was so much like my daughter I just found it irresistible.

  3. Yours is now my favorite blog, I am SO glad I found you. LOVE your style!!! The salty nuts can is great. Every vignette you do is beautiful. I actually studied some of yours and last night went upstairs to the guest room and totally redid the vignette on the dresser in there. Now I am doing other places too, so THANKS for the wonderful ispiration. XO, Pinky

  4. What a great find, and your vignette looks wonderful. Good job!

  5. I love the salty nut can and I specially love the green vase, perfect together.

  6. What a wonderful old can! I love your display.
    I'm visiting you today from Common Ground. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  7. do you read Jeanine at "Chippy Shabby"? she's on my sidebar. her post today was on old cans and canisters (with plants and flowers) They have so much personality...just like you!! xoxo


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