Saturday was girls' day.  My daughter and I met two of my friends and their daughters for tea and scones  at a local bakery.  Of course, girls' day calls for a little shopping.  After breakfast, we headed to a local shop called Quince and Quinn. They were having a huge tent sale and everything was 40% off.  I had never been to the store before, but I will definitely be going back.  Most things were a bit pricey, even at 40% off, but I did come away with a great book.  Well, actually 1/2 a book.  My friend and I decided to buy the book together.  We weren't buying it to read, we wanted to rip out the pages and frame them. 

It was this book. 
We paid $30 total and it can be also be found here.

My first selection was these three butterfly prints.  I had 8x10 close-up pictures of my three children here previously.  When I bought the frames, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to put in them, but I loved the size and shape of them and knew they would work well on this big wall.  

Here's a picture of the dining room all cleaned up (before I switched out the pictures). 

I love the colors in the butterfly prints. Color is exactly what this wall needed.  

One more look.....

Okay, now here's a look at some of the more pricey items that I absolutely loved. 

I loved this vintage beverage cart.  
Most items in the store were new, but there were a few really cool vintage things mixed in. 

This industrial metal wall cabinet was calling my name.  

I love this mirror, but it was waaaaaaaay too expensive.  
I think I could find one at Homegoods and spray paint it glossy white for a similar look. 

This pillow would be perfect in my daughter's new room.  
However, I already confessed that I change my mind way too often to buy expensive pillows.  

I have a thing for stools and I've been sternly warned,politely asked not to bring anymore stools home. 
There are currently nine in our garage (waiting for a makeover).  Who needs some barstools?  

I desperately want to replace the light in my boys' room and this one would be perfect. 
It was 40% off $595, still too much for me.  
I've got my eye on one very similar to this one without the high price tag.

I was loving this whole botanical scene.  The blue vase, the greenery and the fabric, love it all!

Last, but not least, this beautiful curved cabinet (with a blue interior).  The shape was amazing.

It was a great day, and I got to spend time with my little girl and two good friends.  
Can't ask for much more than that.  


  1. Love those prints! So smart to use prints from a book! What a great store.

  2. What a great idea, framing pages from the book. I was looking at botanical prints at All Posters.com and they were ridiculously expensive! I love how they look in your dining room, a nice pop of color! The shop looks like fun!


  3. I have that book and love it as well! So unassuming from the cover but filled with beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing!

  4. That place looks amazing!!! Love those prints!!!

  5. Andrea - love the colors and composition of your butterflies! So pretty......along with your shopping expedition finds. You are too funny with your nine barstools!

  6. Great idea! Now I know what to do with these two frames I bought @ a yard sale last week! :) Also, I love the lighting in your dining room- Perfect!!

  7. Those prints are beautfiul! Great colors. A nice addition to your dining room.

  8. Your botanical prints look absolutely fantastic! The perfect pops of color in your dining room!:-)


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