Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!!

YAY, it's officially the Christmas season!! The most wonderful time of the year!!
Little touches of Christmas are making their way into our china hutch, finding their places among the pink rose china.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to All!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Swap with Laura Glad you all enjoyed seeing the pretties I received in my bloggy swap with Laura. Here is what I sent to her.
She likes pink, green, pale blue, silver&gold, and vintage, so I created a tussie mussie just for her with that in mind.
Added lots of my handmade pastel Christmas tags.....

Along with some vintage ornaments and a silvery vintage Christmas card...

A bluebird button card I made for her....

Some vintage trims and velvety millinery leaves and flowers in her favorite pastels....

Aren't swaps fun? And aren't bloggy friends among the sweetest most creative people you've (n)ever met? :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

O Little Bluebird!! Won't you come fly to my home to live?
Guess what? He did!! This was part of a swap I exchanged with Laura.
Just look how sweet!!
She also included this box of pretty little bits and bobs....

Some yummy candy, pretty tags, cute snowman cards....

In the next post, I'll show what I sent to her.

Thank you so much, Laura, I love it all!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas at the Shoppe

Pink Reindeer and Santas.....

Christmas Cones/Tussie Mussies

Cute little Scotties waiting to be adopted.....

I've updated the shoppe!! And will continue doing so from now through Christmas.
Thank you all for visiting me, for all your kind comments ~ I appreciate each and every one!! :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

What I'm Up To......
A little peek at our living room as it looks right now ~ the 9 ft. tree is up (you can see a little corner of it reflected in the mirror) ~
The vintage ornaments are being unwrapped and placed lovingly on the tree .....

Oh, and I'm getting the shoppe ready for a big update ~ some Christmas, like the Joyeux Noel framed print above....
Some just plain cute, like these vintage scotties.....
A little sneak peek for you ~ thanks for stopping by.

What are YOU up to?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Vintage Rose~Covered Sewing BoxThis great old sewing box came home to live with me today! The top is quilted and not striped, that's just shadows from the sun streaming through the blinds (gorgeous autumn day today! :)
When I lifted the lid, this is what I saw:

Bonus vintage sewing supplies!!There's something about old fabric~ or paper~covered boxes that calls to me.
And, of course I always answer! :)Hope you are having a happy day!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Little Shoes
My mom recently gave me this shoe from her sister. My mom's decor is more traditional than mine, so sometimes she gives me things that "don't go" in her home.
I especially like the fact that it has two little bluebirds on it!!I have a very small shoe collection (I think this makes #5?), so I thought I'd share those with you. I especially like this pink one. This one has pretty pink roses and little cherubs playing.
Most of these were picked up at yard sales for very little $.

Thanks for all your kind comments on my November post, and also on my kitties. They do kind of look like statues posing -- the two orange ones had found a sunny spot and didn't want to move, so it was a great time to capture them!!
Please stop back, and don't forget to check out my christmas blog too!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy November!!
The month of Thanksgiving..... A beautiful season..... Thank you for visiting!!