Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
You also get a sweet little heart made from an old vintage pillowcase. It is hand embroidered with pretty flowers and I added a pink ribbon bow just below them. The trim is vintage hand crocheted lace, and the back is a soft pink fabric. I also added organza ribbon so you can hang it on a door or in your closet because it has french lavender tucked away inside. It smells wonderful!
This sweet Hanky Angels is hand made by a lovely lady. I purchased several from her and am including one in this give away. If you'd like to see more of her angels, please visit her at her blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, November 17, 2008
We've lived in Texas for a little over a year now, and this was the first time we saw a live armadillo. It was so much bigger than I thought they were! He stuck around for a long time rooting around for grubs, but he wouldn't turn and face us. So all we got pictures of was his tail end.
This is my hubby and I. My two kids came with us, too, and we had tons of fun. Lots of laughing and being silly. It was such a great day, and a beautiful place to visit. We'll be back for sure!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Click on the link below for a chance to win a gorgeous quilt. Abbie made this quilt for a neighbor who donated her bone marrow for a total stranger. It's a wonderful story and very touching to see how people reach out to one another. Be sure to visit Abbie's blog, you'll be glad you did.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Then we went to a very small swap meet were we found tiny, hand made refrigerator and sink, an English teapot, water color painting, beautiful hand sewn quilt top, a gorgeous rug and lots of other goodies.
I'm going to paint the butterflies white and maybe paint pink roses on their bodies.
This child's toy dresser is my favorite find today. It has its original vintage pink color and has a scarecrow and darling bunny transfers on the drawers. Notice the cute little pig on top? It's a vintage potpourri porcelain sachet, and is hand painted with darling pink roses. It's adorable!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
These first two items are listed this week in eBay. You can click on the pictures to get there and see the details.
This blue bird runner is so sweet. It doesn't show in this picture but there's a blue crocheted trim that goes all the way around it. So much work!
The handsome couple of a rooster and chicken is hand appliqued using black and white ginham fabric with hand embroidered details. This lovely dish towel would look adorable in almost anyone's kitchen.
These next two items are listed in Vintage Linen Treasures.com. The first is a beautiful pair of vintage pillowcases hand embroidered with pink and lavender tulips. So pretty!
The pillowcase case below is a beautiful pink rose with red detailing. It's so cottage chic and feminine! Roses are one of my favorite embroidered designs, (blue birds are a very close second).
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
The preparation for the pond took many week-ends, but we built the liner, rocks and put in the water in one weekend. After about a week, we added plants and fish.Finally finished! It was waaaaay hard to do. It was so labor intensive that I was only happy that we were done. I wasn't happy with the pond at all! However, that quickly changed now that the memory of the hard work is getting farther and farther away.
Lots of easy to care for plants line the edges between the pond and the retaining wall.
Planted inside the pond and along the water's edge are calla lilies, miniature cat-tails and water lilies.
This is the back view of the rock wall on the path side. It's dry stacked and amazingly stable and strong with the dirt holding everything in place.I almost forgot to include a photo of my fishies! We bought 14 little gold fish and two little koi thinking that most of them would not survive the "new" water. Not only did they all live, but they're growing fast! The two white ones are the koi that are named Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb.
I hope you enjoyed my pond-building adventure. There's still so much to tell you about our little bird, frog and snake friends who come around for a visit. But that will wait until later.
Friday, October 17, 2008
I'm also back to selling on eBay after five months off. I didn't mean to be out that long, but I was just enjoying life. Here are a few things that are being listed within the next few days. It was so nice to start pulling out my linens and working with them again. I really do enjoy these beautiful pieces of art.
(click on any of the photos to go to my eBay store)
Two of the biggest things that have been taking up some of my time are the pond we installed in the backyard, and a little corner that I'm renting in a local antique shop. Both are/were new adventures for me. Though I have to admit that the pond is so much more fun and sit, watch and enjoy.
Time management will be my biggest challenge since I'll be working my eBay store, my web store, my real store, and family/home. I enjoy doing it all now we'll see if I can. Wish me luck!!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Aren't these absolutely gorgeous!? I had planned on selling these, but the pink is just so perfectly cottage chic and the workmanship is amazing so they're staying with me. These are keepers for sure.
This pair of pink rose pillowcases are done with bright pinks and hunter greens. I love the pink hand crocheted trim that goes all around the openings. I can't even imagine how much time these must have taken to make. They're just beautiful!
My favorite color combination is pink and blue. This sweet pair of pillowcases are done with happy little tulips and tiny daisies. They're so perfect for the guest room. These are the kind of linens that definitely get noticed and always get happy comments from guests.
This is a simple but lovely design, and the workmanship is very well done, too. The stitches are so tiny! I just love vintage linens and never get tired of looking at them. Hope you enjoyed looking at these pretties!