Monday, March 31, 2008

~Pink Velvet Roses~

At the thrift store, I found four pink velvet roses, and two pretty rose teacups.

In the background is a gorgeous piece of fabric I purchased from Polly. I think I will make a pillow or two out of it.Thank you so much for all the well wishes. I am doing better and am able to get a few things done as long as I rest in-between. I actually planted some seeds in the secret garden -- the throw-them-on-the-ground-and-moisten-them kind --the seed packet promises beautiful glorious flowers in about 1-1/2 months, just in time for Brad's graduation party. We shall see! :)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

She knows she's pretty.....
My little niece, not quite two, was a flower girl at the wedding.....
Here she is at the reception, twirling around in her pretty yellow dress.

I apologize that there will be no Flea Market Friday tomorrow. I have a pinched sciatic nerve -- not even sure how I got that -- but sitting at the computer is painful -- arrggh! If I position the laptop in bed *just so*, I can still read everyone's blogs, though, so thank you for all the pretties you are sharing!
Oh, and I do have some pretty magazines I've been enjoying. Have you seen the latest Romantic Country?!! OOoooooo and aaaaaaaaahhhh!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A lovely weekend for a wedding.......
I just love weddings, do you? My "baby brother-in-law", age 23, is getting married this weekend.

We will be attending the rehearsal dinner tomorrow night, and the wedding on Saturday, so there will be no Flea Market Friday on my blog tomorrow. I thought I'd just share with you these vintage wedding tags I made, since I am in a wedding mood!

They won't be going to the happy couple though; I think their taste is more modern than mine, as a lot of young couples are.........
I wish them the best and much happiness, as is always my wish for all of you too! I hope you will have a lovely Easter weekend; I'll try to post a little Easter decor by Sunday! :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

It's Flea Market Friday!!

Vintage lace bedcaps, lined, elastacized...... one pale blue, one pink; $5 each. Vintage brushed floral print in frame. Not an actual painting, but has "brush strokes" over the print to give it a painted effect. Nice vintage frame, approx. 12" x 14". $7

Sweet little vintage lidded trinket dish with pretty roses. $4

Two vintage schooner prints, approx. 6" x 8". Nice condition, no rips (tiny bit of "wear" on the edges). Great vibrant colors! $5 for the pair.

Baa-baa black sheep....... a momma sheep and her three little babies. Someone has fashioned these by hand, and they are adorable. The baby ones have a little yellowing on their snouts where their beaded noses were glued on. Momma is about five inches long; babies around three. Really cute!! $6 for the set. SOLD ~ thanks, K!

Little yellow rose painting in old frame. The frame has seen better days, but the painting is nice! Painting is around 5 x7; frame a little larger. $3

Just e-mail me or leave a comment, letting me know what item(s) you want. Postage will be additional; but I try to keep it as low as possible.

Thanks for looking, and don't forget to visit all the other Flea Market Friday participants by clicking on the red button on my right sidebar! There you will also find instructions if you want to join in and host your own Flea Market Friday!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My Creative Corner of the World.....

A corner of our bedroom has been designated my "craft studio" ~~ thankfully, we have a big bedroom!

Here are some photos of my work area......Some millinery flowers in clear jars, birds' nests, feathers, and little blocks that spell "pink".....Pretty wallpapers & wrapping papers in a vintage tin bucket..... a birdhouse made by my son when he was in gradeschool..... a bear that he gave me, that is now wearing one of my pink flannel baby gowns (true vintage! :) .....

Just a few things that I like to have nearby ..... the little flowerpot was one of our wedding favors for our guests ~ it is filled with birdseed....
the little ceramic rose/leaf holders are used for photographing my glitter tags.....

Flea Market Friday was a success ~ thank you to all who visited and a special thanks to those who made a purchase ~ your goodies are on their way to you! I will be holding it again this coming Friday, so please stop by!
These little bluebird buttons were a purchase I made from another participate in FMF! Thanks, Michelle!!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Flea Market Friday

I'm trying something new, starting today. It is Flea Market Friday, and the participants will offer items for sale on their blogs, directly to you, our readers! What I plan to do is offer some things here first, before they are available in my shoppe, to give you all "first crack" at them.Today, I have several vintage items for you at just four dollars each (plus postage). The first is this pretty little vintage bowl (above). It measures 5-1/2" wide at the top, and does have lots of crazing to add to its charm.Next is this vintage Florentia plaque. I have several of these displayed throughout our home, particularly in our living room. SOLD ~ Thanks, Lucy! :)

Next are these adorable vintage wrapping papers! They are in their ORIGINAL cellophane paper, *new old stock*, from the good old five & dime from our quaint little town. Each package contains two 20 x 29" sheets. Papers A&B SOLD ~ Thanks, Karla! :)

The first three are the sweetest baby papers, in soft tones of pink and blue. These also would be delightful for scrapbooking! I have lettered the photos so you can tell me which ones you'd like.

Next we have some with pretty pink roses, "For Your Shower".......

And this gorgeous birthday paper!

Simply comment or email me at if you'd like to make a purchase. Also, any orders from either my website or etsy today can be combined with your Flea Market Friday items to save you money on shipping!


Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Husband: I've noticed you are already putting up Easter things here and there.

Me: You do realize Easter is early this year -- it's in less than three weeks.

Husband: Oh.


The above is on our bedroom mantel.