Is it really May already? !!  My garden is beginning to blossom and typically this doesn't happen in this neck of the woods until June--but we had record high temps in March this year.... so things are coming up extra early. Not that I mind having Spring show its pretty face a bit before expected, I'm enjoying every minute of it! I'm just going to have to add some new plantings to keep the garden looking fresh all summer. And any excuse to be out in the garden is a fine excuse in my book.

And speaking of summer-- I've added some summer inspired nautical items to 5gardenias vintage like the sweet antique primitive model wooden steamship and vintage queen conch shell  and flamingo bird and starfish necklace ( put together by me with vintage components added to darkened brass chain with a lobster clasp).

Also a few fine old pieces with oodles of charisma -- this charming antique double sided shaving mirror, I'm picturing this along side a claw foot tub and old linen bath towels... an adorably enchanting set of matching antique porcelain and luster tea cups perfect for fanciful tea parties, or turn into pin cushions or candles...then gift them to your favorite hostess or auntie. Last but not least this intricate and delicate antique hand tatted lace bodice trim with the palest palest pink mesh border-- just waiting for loving hands to work their magic and breath some new life into the stitches....

I'm hoping everyone is enjoying their Spring days and nights--or Autumn ones if you're in the southern hemisphere. Wishing you a beautiful end to your week and a lovely weekend to come--Thanks for stopping in for a visit!


  1. Beautiful new additions to 5 Gardenias! The garden here is amazing too...everything so early! Irises in full glory already and the peonies about to open....I love it! Enjoy the season and have a great weekend!

  2. Beautiful items and great taste.

  3. so late in saying thank you for stopping by and commenting-- but I'm delighted you did!!