Friday, April 25, 2008


Flea Market Friday is back!! Please note, today's items include postage, so you know exactly what the price is upfront! Happy Shopping!!Cute little vintage notions holder. Wooden, made to hang (see holes at top) but also sets flat.

$9 including postage. Sold ~ Thanks, N. :)

Enamelware lid ~ I don't know that this is truly vintage, or just made to look so. It has some red/black chippy paint around the edges. I bought this to display vintage dishtowels from, but I have no more kitchen wall space! $5 includes postage.
Not vintage, just cute (and small). Did you ever sell lemonade at a stand as a child? We sold KoolAid, not very successfully, as we lived in the country! $3 includes postage.
Pink Quilt Pig. I call her Petunia, but if you "adopt" her, you can name her whatever you like!
$5 includes postage. SOLD ~ Petunia has been adopted! Thank you, D. :)

Sweet little ceramic Christmas village, covered in white glitter. Lights up (a few of the little "bulbs" are missing here and there, but I didn't even notice until I was taking the picture! )

$12 includes postage.

I know Christmas seems a long way off, but here's a cute little vintage village ~ plastic houses that light up when placed over miniature lights (there is a set included but it doesn't light up).

$8 includes shipping. SOLD ~ Thank you, S!!

See something you want? Just e-mail me or leave a comment letting me know! Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I have a lot of things to do today, so what am I doing? Playing with the vintage "greenhouse" I bought at a yard sale a year or two ago. It's one of my favorite finds ever, but has been empty, and so today I decided to display it. (I'm very good at procrastinating from what really needs to be done! :)

Thanks to those of you who left the birthday wishes for Andrew yesterday. We appreciate them!! I made him Coca-Cola cake -- YUM!!
P.S. I'll be back with Flea Market Friday tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Our oldest son, Andrew, turns 22 today. He is our firstborn........ how tiny and precious he was the day he was born. Not so tiny now, but still as precious. Happy Birthday, Andrew!! :)
(photo from his high school prom)

Monday, April 21, 2008

I am getting ready for a big shoppe update, so I am having a sale just for my blog friends!
Everything in my shoppe is now offered at a discount to you, even items that are already on sale! Just enter the code Spring to get a 20% discount, from now through Friday!
I hope to have the new items added by this weekend.
The collage above shows just a few of the pretties that need to MOVE to make room for more!! :) Click here or the links above to visit *ofbluebirdsandroses*
Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

My new purse arrived from Berry Lane!!

It is sooooo pretty! Vintage roses adorn the front....... softly lined with pockets inside. I have a *thing* for purses. For a lot of women; it's shoes. I don't have a lot of shoes, but I cannot seem to resist a pretty purse (as my husband Chris will readily agree)

Plus look what was enclosed inside, made just for me (the advantage of being internet/bloggy friends with those from whom you order! :) These tags are so very sweet; I love them. I put one of the tags up on my inspiration board..... Thank you so much, Wendy!!
Hope you all are enjoying lovely weeks. Can you believe it's the weekend already? YAY!! :)

Monday, April 14, 2008

We did some slight furniture moving in our bedroom over the weekend, so of course I had to completely re-decorate the top of the armoire! I already had some birdcages up there, but I tweaked, added, etc.

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Dancing for Joy.....

.....With my new supplies I purchased from Cindy at JunqueArt on etsy.

Two gorgeous pieces of vintage wallpaper, shown here among my other pretty papers....... I think I might line my little pink metal cabinet with one of them......
I also bought some pretty pink velvet ribbon and pink seam binding..... and of course the pink ballerinas.
Cindy packages everything so nicely; it's like opening presents!!

Thank you for your comments on the previous post, I'm glad you enjoyed Brad's prank too!
Also, I appreciate your comments about my new header; I just experimented with some of my photos that had the *feel* of my blog; and I thank you for being so kind about my "amateur efforts".

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No Foolin'.......
You all remember Dottie...... here's a pic of Brad with her from last year (his hair was wet)..... see her shirt, it says "I'm With the Band". Anyhoo, Dottie is in quite the disarray right now and needs some major intervention, but that's another story. Suffice it to say that she didn't fare too well during a ride in the country -- in a shopping cart.

What I want to share today is this..... My husband and I had lunch with Brad this afternoon after his college classes -- he will graduate H.S. this year, but is actually taking his first year of college since he finished all his H.S. classes early -- level-headed boy, that one.... or so we thought -- So he tells us at lunch that he has an idea to "take a year of college" next year and work full time at the restaurant. Caught off-guard, we quickly (and amazingly calmly) tell him why this is not a good idea. To which he grins and says "April Fools!!!!!". What a stinker!!

I've been going through old photos for his grad. celebration, and here he is on his first day of "Thursday School" at the ripe old age of three with his little bookbag and his Thomas lunchbox. Where did those years go? Wasn't that only yesterday?