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Monday, July 26, 2010

The Giveaway Winner is...


The giveaway winner is~  Connie of She Dreams Big !


Thanks so much to all of you for your support and kind comments on my blog~ you really do make this SO much fun for me!
Until next time...
Linda

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Some Fun Finds...


My son and I spent a fun afternoon going to thrift stores yesterday!  He is a recent convert to thrifting and the rest of the family has now corrupted him...it was his idea to go!  Look at this great French vegetable print~ I just love how graphic it is and it looks lovely in my kitchen, too!


These big architectural pieces are new reproductions~ I know I can find some place to pretty up...


This old school composition book was found in the school supplies area...so cute!


Another pretty stoneware bowl was part of the booty...


and this old Riley book...I love the charming inscription!



I found a vintage headband hat covered with great millinery flowers and some bags filled with old crocheted trims and seam binding...


What do you think this one was used for?  It is about 5 or 6" wide and about 10 or 12 feet long!  It has trim on both sides and down the center and is decoratively pleated or pintucked.  It is white cotton.   Do you think it was a sash off a dress?



Probably my best find of  the day was this Nouveau period cast iron/brass tabletop mirror...


Very ornate with a nice large size, it's not nearly as shiny as the photo is showing~ it has a wonderful old patina, and stands with a decorative easel back piece.  I think it is probably a turn of the century Bradley and Hubbard.  I am always amazed at what people give away!

Don't forget my GIVEAWAY ends Monday night...stop by and enter if you haven't done so!  Lots of goodies...



I am linking to
Debbiedoos Garage Salen Party

Until next time...
Linda

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Natural Mantle Display...and Still Time To Enter The Giveaway!

 

In our entryway, we have a mantle my husband built of scrap lumber for a store display I needed.  After I was done using it in the shop, we decided to use it as a decorative display at home.  It's now in the foyer, and I enjoy changing it out often, for the seasons or just because...   Right now, I am decorating it with lots of natural elements...


I also have silverplate and mercury glass to accent it...I love this footed compote filled with eggs~ the antlers are naturally shed and very bleached out... and you may remember the telescope as one of my recent finds!


 

I found two large pieces of coral at a garage sale and used old books and a clock, too...


a jar of shells and some honeycomb I found in the yard adds to the look...


The room has bird and nature prints and paintings...


And one strange chick...


Don't forget you can still enter the giveaway HERE!  It ends Monday July 26th 10 PM CST!


Until next time...
Linda

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Time For A Giveaway...


I have had such a FUN time since I started blogging, and have made many great blogging friends!  I recently passed a couple of milestones...200 followers and 500 etsy sales!  I am SO grateful for all your support and am having a giveaway of vintage ephemera and goodies similar to items often found in our etsy shop !  There are lots of pretty blue tones in this lot!  Here are a great old French Grammar book, some swirly buttons, and a vintage butterfly necklace!
  Also, these vintage Bingo cards and a dog shaker will be fun to play with...


Look at this pretty vintage seam binding, rick rack, and 25 vintage French vocabulary flash cards...


some vintage postcards and scrap...
a transferware plate, vintage Sunday School record cards, and 4 vintage punched tin light reflectors!
  There's a lot of fun goodies for the artist or for display! I'll be adding some surprises for the winner, as well!   I hope you'll enter! 

**Sorry, this is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada.**

Three chances to enter... leave a separate comment for each entry...
first- leave a comment on this post
second- let me know if you are a follower
third- let me know if you post on your blog or sidebar 

The giveaway will end Monday July 26th 10 PM CST.  I hope you'll visit our etsy shop, too!  If there's something in particular you are looking for, let me know~ we may have it!  Thanks again for all your support and friendship~ and good luck!

Until next time...
Linda







Think On These Things...


I am joining a link party at I Owe It All To Him where you share your favorite Bible Verse... one of my favorite verses is Philippians 4:8

Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

This is a verse that influences the way I live my daily life~ I find I am a happier and kinder person when I concentrate on the good things in life...
Our recent family gathering at the lake had spectacular sunsets ever night!  I thought I would share some of  the beauty with you!





Until next time...
Linda

Friday, July 16, 2010

More Fun Finds and Garden Pretties...


The past few weeks we have had my parents visiting from out-of-state and have had many fun family gatherings and outings.  They enjoy visiting thrift stores and garage sales, too, so we did some of that this week!  Thought I'd share a few of the fun finds with you!    I love old games and sports equipment, so I couldn't pass up these vintage baseballs and softball...or this lot of dominoes...


They have little magnets on the backside for fun projects!
The beautiful antique blue milk/slag glass footed fruit bowl was another FIND this week... It's really lovely....


I LOVE this great vintage alabaster lamp, too~ it has great markings...


This antique telescope and newer mercury glass covered jar ended up on the mantle...


Look at this wonderful old stoneware bowl...don't you just love the color?


 This decorative old book and sweet little hand painted ceramic shoe called to me...


but this cute old pillow sham has to be one of my favorites...Humpty Dumpty!


We had such fun family times treasure hunting!

This week in the garden, has been very hot, humid, and rainy!  It's turning into a jungle out there!  New this week...the hydrangeas are setting blossoms...


Tiger Lilies are blooming as are other lilies and daisies...



Stock and pink geraniums are blooming, too!



 My tomatoes are setting fruit now, too!


I haven't been on the blogs as much lately due to all the summer fun, but am planning a giveaway soon to celebrate and thank 200 followers and 500 etsy sales!  Check back soon for more info!  Hope you are having a wonderful summer, too!

Until next time...
Linda

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blogging Friends...


This photo of my window box was featured on an inspirational new blog from artist/writer Cindy Adkins. Called I Owe It All To Him A Spiritual Retreat, her blog is uplifting and features guest artists and inspiring posts! 


  I hope you will visit her blog and be touched by the stories she shares, as I am!  She also has a wonderful art blog Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings!  Thanks so much, Cindy!

Also this week, I'd like to share a giveaway win from Wendy of Bliss Angels !


She made these adorable felt flowers and sent them in this wonderful box that she decorated, too!


Aren't they sweet?  She always has such charming art projects~I especially love her little fairies... I hope you'll stop by and pay her a visit!  Thanks so much, Wendy!

Until next time...
Linda