Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
This is my latest sign......... After I painted the tea garden sign (I shared a couple of posts back), I had a custom order. Having just finished that, I now have painted this Cottage sign for my shoppe. I love the color of this background, it reminds me of the beach.
I think the boys better lock their rooms...... I have a paintbrush, and I'm not afraid to use it!!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The candlesticks are in the living room. They are very heavy with pretty glass prisms ~~ which was something else they were auctioning off ~ trays and boxes of vintage glass prisms. But they went very high, at around $80 a tray, so I was outbid on all but a little plastic container of a few prisms. I also purchased four other glass lamps that we haven't worked on yet, I will probably part with them for the shoppe.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
This little pitcher is tiny and cute .... I don't know if you can tell that it has very pale blue at the bottom that gradually goes into white at the top, with a faded gold trim on the top and handle. The ladies at the antique shoppe were saying things like "look at this, did you see that out? I missed it." LOL!! I could still hear them talking about it as I headed out the door, little pitcher in hand! :)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
I think it looks nice holding this pot of flowers......
Saturday, June 16, 2007
He was tall, at 6'4", though he was slumped down to my level for the top photo. He was strong, smart, talented. He could fix almost anything. He kept my old cars running for me.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
One of the vintage covered cake plates I picked up at auction. It's a little more pink and less peach than it appears here. The plate it sits upon is glass. It will go atop my kitchen cupboards.
Here's a plate I bought recently, that is now hanging upon my kitchen wall.... I love the little cottage scene, so dreamy.....
And another cake carrier I picked up at auction. These cake carriers didn't go cheap; there were others there wanting them almost as badly as I did! :)
This one has pink flowers; though they almost look white here. Oh, and it has a pretty glass knob! (I hope my husband doesn't get the wrong idea and think this means I'm going to bake a bunch of cakes now! ;)
Here are a couple of items in my shoppe.......
the little lady is a gift tag; available in my etsy shoppe or at http://www.ofbluebirdsandroses.com/
which is where you'll find these two rose plates.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
First of all, a big BIG thank you for all the kind words and encouragement on my shoppe opening, and to all of you who left comments on here and/or in my guestbook there. I appreciate every one so very much; you added to my joy!!
Next I want to thank my friend Rosemary, who sent me this adorable vintage bluebird card you see pictured ~ it was within some of her flea market finds, and she said when she saw it, she knew she had to send it to me. It is a little wedding card ~ the bride and groom are chubby little bluebirds, and the card is mounted on a (stiff) lace background. Rosemary, I love it, and this is so incredibly thoughtful of you! It is now on my inspiration board in my studio area!
And I found these adorable vintage candleholders ~ they look like icing roses to me (my sweet tooth helps me see things that way! :) They are so delicate; in fact, they say "verithin" on the label, and they certainly are. They are now in my shoppe. And I am now hungry for cake with pink and blue frosting.
Hope you all are having a lovely weekend ~ my dear husband and I attended an auction yesterday, so it's been a delightful one here!! I'll be sharing my auction finds soon! :)
Friday, June 08, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement...... the sweet comments you leave about my finds&treasures and my makeover projects have given me the extra little nudge I needed to make this dream a reality! I appreciate each and every one of you!!
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
This is how our living room looks as I'm writing this, and I love it. My son (the blonde) is in a band and they are practicing here today.
Our house is vibrating with the wonderful sounds of their music right now. They are kind of a blues/rock, and I enjoy them very much.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
I have a collection of May angels, but have decided to get one for each of the other months to display one at a time, because ~ well, you know, I need more stuff..... I found this one for a dollar recently. And she's trimmed in pink! :)
I just love the *sprinkles* on this cupcake! Too pretty!
I found this adorable condiment set at a yard sale ~ on the way to the flea market ~
Can you believe my husband commented on the fact that it is "robin's egg blue"?!!!!! Wow, I was impressed! He DOES pay attention! :)