Saturday, August 29, 2009

It's a beautifully~gorgeous day here, so I took advantage of the light the sunshine provided to snap a few photos of our living room to share.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
(I've not been feeling up to par this week -- to those that have placed orders over the past couple of days, they will be shipped out Monday as promised -- I thank you for your patience! :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

~Roses from My Garden~ For many years, I have wanted to grow my own rose garden, so that I might have fresh roses to adorn our home.....
That desire has been realized this summer, as we planted ten rose bushes in the side yard......
This afternoon, I took my first cuttings from them and brought them inside.

I added some Queen Anne's lace that grows abundantly here in the country.....
Hope you enjoyed seeing my rose bouqet! Have a lovely week!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hello, and Welcome!May I show you my latest pretties? I've always had an affection for these vintage floral glasses. My grandmother had a set of them, and so I have very fond memories of drinking out of them when we went to visit her in Virginia.

I always thought they were jelly glasses, but my cousin tells me that they actually were peanut butter jars, as my grandmother made her own jelly.
I bought this one at my favorite shabby shoppe, and I think I will enjoy pleasant memories as I sip my iced tea from it!

This tole can will go in my craft room and will probably hold my "stuffing" that I keep on hand for ornaments and pillows that I make.

I like the colors and graphics on it!
A pretty pillow cover, in soft soothing colors, at home in the living room.And of course, your hostess for today, this adorable skirt vase, picked up at my fave antique shoppe!!

Hope you had an enjoyable weekend, and wishing you a lovely week as well!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Drumroll please.........

The find of the 127 Sale is......

This gorgeous vintage bottle brush Christmas tree -- pink Pink PINK!
Lots of shimmery flocking, pink Christmas balls, on fluffy pink branches......
and it's about two feet tall.....

I have been looking at these for years on eBay; they go for around $100 or more (in fact, one exactly like it just sold a few days ago for $103 plus shipping). And now I have one!!

And did I mention it's PINK?
Is it Christmas yet?

I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing all my finds; I certainly enjoyed sharing them with you!! I bought a couple of things at my favorite shabby shoppe yesterday; so I'll be posting those soon too.

I am attending a tea today with two dear friends. Hope you are having a happy Friday!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bluebirds.......and Roses
.....and Lace

An old party apron pattern.....
(I hope to make one from it! :)
a huge roll of vintage wrapping paper... all "paper goods" found at the sale.

Tomorrow, I will share the "Find of the Sale". It's a good one.

See you then!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pink & Green Pretties from the World's Longest Yard Sale

I was thrilled to find the little purse bank! It is very similar to a pin money bank, which I have wanted for years! It's in very good condition too! The sweet lady who sold it to me, kept asking, "you do realize it's a bank??" as if that somehow made it less valuable. Little did she know how happy I was to find this treasure (and at a good price too :)

I'm not done yet!! More goodies tomorrow!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

You really can find almost anything at the World's Longest Yard Sale. I found this gorgeous handmade purse!
I have been intending on making one like this for years, but since I haven't done so yet, I figured I would buy one to "tide me over". It has such pretty detail, such as a barkcloth insert, vintage button, and scalloped trim.
I'm enjoying sharing my finds with you. Please come back tomorrow to see more vintage goodies!

By the way, I just discovered that the maker of this beautiful bag also sells on etsy at This purse is very well made, it even has a couple of pockets sewn into the inside. I see that she also takes custom orders. I would highly recommend her work!

Monday, August 10, 2009

~Bluebirds, Linens & Cards~

~All Vintage, All So Sweet~

More Finds from the World's Longest Yard Sale

I knew you would love those canisters in yesterday's post! I do too! (Per request, I will photograph them in my kitchen soon :)

Thank you also for the comments on my "Tale of the Bluebird" post. I am blessed to be so close to my mother and to have her in my life. She is truly the most Godly woman I know ~ plus, we have soooo much fun together.
Will post more finds tomorrow!