Hi . My name is Stephanie and I am new to being an author on a blog. I have been an avid follower of many decorating blogs and have become, well addicted. I have found inspiration from many of these sites and thought I would give this a try.

I am a Mom of two wonderful young men. I am married to an amazing man who is in law enforcement. Which is why I named my blog No Place Like Home. After a long, intense day we all like to come HOME where we can feel safe and release the pressures of the day.

Welcome and buckle up for the ride :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Here are a few of my most recent treasures that I have acquired.  Thought you might enjoy some thrifting photos.  I was and still am in search of a small table with storage that can be used for a phone center.  No luck finding such item. 

Our village had a event called Antiques in the Alley yesterday.  This is where vendors can rent a lot and set up business.  Of course, I apologize, I did not take my camera along.  There were some unique items there along with some that just simply caught my eye.  HOWEVER, it seemed to me the prices were marked a little on the high end.  Some of the items were second hand furniture.  Some you might say were collectible, vintage but definitely not antiques and the prices were in the triple digits.  I had to pass on these. Here are the items I have purchased over the last few Friday's.

These were from different sales.  I am pleased to say that the hubs purchased the crocks and the wooden buildings for me at a local sale.  He is so good to me.  The crocks are from a collection of Holmes County Pottery.  These pieces usually are priced at $20 and up.  My dear husband found these for $1 a piece.  He did good!  The wooden buildings are from a collection called the Cat's Meow.  They are historic buildings that are hand painted by a local artists.  I collect only those from the Holmes County area.  These were made only for a short period of time and are very hard to come by.  Hubs did it again, he purchased these for $3 a piece.  Generally these are $20 and up.  Good job dear!!

This building is the Millersburg Hotel. Which is now a Victorian style hotel and a dining/banquet area.  Good food.

This building is Maxwell Brothers.  This building was erected in 1866 and was home to one of the oldest family owned clothing stores in the USA.  It is now a unique, eclectic store called 55 West and is sadly for sale.  The owner has health issues and can no longer operate this wonderful little shop.

So sorry about the flash glare.  This picture was "shopped" for free at my Mom's home.  This picture had ALWAYS hung at the entrance of my Maternal Grandmothers home.  I am not sure of the history of the picture, but it has sentimental value to me.  Thanks Mom!!

This is the original wooden frame of the picture from Grandma's house.  I love the little rope detail.

These were from the FREE shop at my Mom's basement. 

Mom's "shop" again.  Love the rolling pins and scale.

I thought it was time for a change in the kitchen.  So I did a little switching on the shelf.  These are little vignette's of vintage kitchen items.  The Campbell' Soup is actually a game from my childhood.  It is a version of scrabble.

 I think the scale cleaned up pretty nice.

I added my newest Holmes County Pottery to one that stood on top of the fireplace. Sorry for the bad photo.....still learning.

This was the shelf BEFORE, with the baskets and such.
Well thanks for stopping by.  I promise to give you a small tour of the second floor of my home soon.  There really is not much there to show.  But I will do my best.  Maybe you all can give me some advice of the "guest room and master bed room".  I need a change.
Thanks again.


  1. Love your new vignette on your shelf!
    I think I would like to shop at your mom's too!
    Great things, Love the Campbell's soup game, havven't seen that one!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love those FREE basement shops :) I visit my gran's one frequently... always find something I didnt see before :D

    Have a lovely day!