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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vintage Easter Card

I came across this Easter Greeting Card today and wanted to share it with you. It's so cute! There is actually "hair" poking thru the card!! Too sweet =) This was given to my Dad from his Aunt long ago.
Enjoy!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning

With Spring right around the corner I've started my Spring Cleaning.
Why you ask, have you started before Spring arrives?
So when the weather gets nice I can get out into the garden & play!!
I'm cleaning section by section...the only way I can do it with this
crazy busy life I have.
Anyway, I was thinking of sharing a few of the vignettes around my home. I know I like to took at others homes...does that make me noisy??
I hope not, just curious to see how others do their decorating. Maybe pick up an idea or two ;)
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This is my entryway.
I have several old photos along with newer ones. The one in the center is my Mother when she was Queen of the Holy Ghost, a Portuguese Celebration.
My Grandmother made that dress by hand...amazing!

The wall opposite has a vintage radio/turntable console that belonged to my husband's Grandmother. I found the mirror burried in my parent's garage and it fit beautifully. The old round frame, that is hanging from the mirror, I found & fell in love with at an estate sale. There are several items close to my heart on top. The glass case on the left holds vintage eye glasses from my Grandmother. Inside the dome is a pocket watch that has been handed down to my husband from his father, who received it from his father. Don't you love that trifold mirror? I found that at a yard sale for $3.00!! I was so excited. My postcard collection fills the basket to overflowing ;)
I found so many treasures while clearing my parent's farm that I wanted to display, but didn't know where to. Our home isn't that big, so I had to come up with some creative ideas.
I decided to make a collage ontop of the radio then cover it with glass...need to keep it easy to clean ;)
I placed one of my Mother's embroidered table cloths on top. I added pictures of both sides of my Grandparents & my parents.
The gloves were handcrocheted by my Grandmother, gorgeous aren't they? She was a very talented lady and I miss her dearly. There is also a vintage lace scarf and other vintage textiles.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoy sharring with you.
Enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Charm Swap

The magazine Cloth Paper Scissors is having a charm swap.
Can you imagine how many charms they are going to recieve?
WOW, that's alot!
Well, I'm adding to their sack & sacks of charms =)
Here are the ones I sent in.
The base is a wooden bead, I added a copper Dragonfly finding along with one of my Cockatoo's pink feathers. This included vintage buttons from my Mother's button can. =) A few pearls were added for a touch of romance.
This rose is made from Fimo pearl white & soft pink clay. Pearls were added here as well.
This is my little steampunk charm made with some of the inner workings of a watch. A dragonfly finding was also added.
The swap deadline to have your charms in is April 13th. They hope to have them swapped by June 1st. I'm so anxious to see what the charms I receive look like!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nice Weather

The weather has been so nice these past few days.
I took a leisurely walk in the backyard.
Some of my plants are starting to bud!
Spring is comming!!

My Koi were particularly happy,
warmer weather means warmer water =)

Here are a few pictures I wanted to share.
Enjoy =)




Remember Spring is on it's way!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Katie's Turn!

Katie is running this week. Cyndar & Toby didn't make the cut =(
We'll see if Katie can do better ;)
MVP Pet Photo Contest sponsored by BISSELL, maker of pet vacuum cleaners.
Thanks so much!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Toby's Turn

Let's see if Toby can do any better!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Vintage Valentine Postcards

Here are a pair of Vintage Valentine Postcards I'd Like to share.
Enjoy!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Purging

Well, I never thought I'd get rid of these. I had always planned to keep them.
 
Not sure why, I had thought I'd use them for reference, new ideas, etc., but seemed I only reread them when I was sick. They just seem comforting to me.

I'm talking about my 14+ years collection of Country Living Magazines.
Your probably saying "get a life!" LOL There are those of us that do collect magazines, believe it or not.

Oh, the furnishings in those pictures. The gardens, the stories, and the crafts!
They have a way of drawing me in. Dreaming about what it must be like to live in some of those homes, cities.

It was always fun & exciting to implement some of those ideas into my own home. Although, it seems over the years, I've developed my own style.
I go to bed at night & rearrange different areas of my home in my mind.
I love the idea of redecorating with things you already own. I guess that's the thrifty part of me showing ;)

While I am always anxious to receive next months edition & read it from cover to cover, I no longer feel the need to "hang on" to what had become my security blanket.

I am putting my collection up for auction on eBay.
They will be sold in lots by the year.

I only hope they find a good home that will treasure them as I did.
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