Christmas Dinner Table Centerpiece

We are all busy these days with work, children, keeping up with the house, and now Christmas is upon us. I know, where did the time go?

I have some beautiful Christmas dinner table centerpieces, and they are so simple to create, but oh, so lovely!

I LOVE the colors of this white pitcher with red & white foliage.


This is also lovely, and it brings back so many memories from my childhood. Skating – such fun!


if you are inspired and create one of these lovely centerpieces, please share pics. We love to share!!

Don’t fear if you want to create one of these centerpieces and don’t have a set of skates, or a beautiful white pitcher, we have several to choose from at the store!

Have a lovely day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Old Wood Box becomes Bed Side Table

I love to sharing ideas with our customers as to how to use something you might see in the store. This is a great example! So simple, but so awesome!


We have several wonderful old wood boxes that would look awesome as a side table! In addition to being awesome looking, they are functional. Storage – and who can’t use more storage?


Hope we have gotten your creative juices flowing!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Slow-Cooker Italian Meatball Soup

This is an awesome recipe, and oh, soooo easy!


  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 10 min
  • Servings 5



1 bag (16 oz) frozen cooked Italian meatballs, thawed

1 3/4 cups Progresso beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)

1 cup water

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, un-drained

1 can (19 oz) Progresso cannellini beans, drained

1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  •  in 3-4 qt slow cooker, mix all ingredients except cheese
  •  Cover: cook on low heat for 8 – 10 hrs
  • Garnish with cheese

Serve with a salad, and warm French bread!



Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Vintage Glass Christmas Ornaments

This is such a cleaver idea to decorate you windows, and a unique way add color. I love this idea, and I am going to try it at the store.

If you have done something like this, we would love to see pics!


Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Taco Dip Recipe

I love this taco dip, and it is such a great hit during the game. My grandmother used to make this stuff and it is sooooo addictive.




Have an awesome day!

Nancie & Haley d’Pug




New in the Store

It has been quite a while since I posted any updates on the blog. I have been so busy with the new store, and thought that I had better get somthing going here!


Below is a pic of some of the old bottles we have in the store.



Hope you all have a great weekend!


Nancie & Haley d’Pug



Today’s Inspiration


This is such an awesome quote!

- Audrey Hepburn

Have an awesome week!

Nancie, Haley d’pug & Bear


Enamel Coffee Pot / Flower Pot

This is such a cute idea – now to decide which color I want to add to my garden? I have several at the store, but I have been thinking I need one for Esther. Now I may need 2 for Esther, 1 for glamping and one for flowers. Decisions, Decisions

Now comes the quest to find the pot

Have a great day and happy gardening!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear






Holy Cow – where have I been?

It sure had been a busy year for me. I had stuff in four (4), yes 4 local antique malls. If that doesn’t keep you busy besides working in one 4 days a week I don’t know what does.

Anyway – long story short – I moved out of all of the malls and opened my own Antique Mall on February 1st, in Old Town Lafayette, CO.

What happened to The Speckled Goose when I opened Lafayette Antiques & Home Décor? Good question – The Speckled Goose is still where I sell my antiques & collectibles. The Speckled Goose is a dealer inside Lafayette Antiques. I just have all of my treasures inside one store!

You can find our treasures located inside:

Lafayette Antiques & Home Décor

304 E. Baseline Rd, Ste A

Lafayette, Co 80026


Store Hours: Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday Noon – 5 pm

We have VALENTINE’s Day Gifts

Are you on the fence about what to get your sweetie? We have many to choose from. Beautiful jewelry, candles, candle holders, great smelling soaps, and so much more.


We have several wonderful French Soap fragrances to choose from.

Have a great day,

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

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