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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fun Finds...


Yesterday my husband and I took a day for some relaxation and stopped in at a thrift store.  Thought I'd share some of the fun finds of the day!  Isn't the sheet music fun?  I found some pretty linens, too...



This homespun looking piece is from Austria~ I've really been attracted to blue lately...


and I love the detail on this lovely piece...


Satin hankie holders are always a fun find...



Paper doilies are great for artwork or in the kitchen...


This great basket purse is from the 60's...love the kitschy shells and golden paint on the sides...



This vintage wool boy's cap is so cute...


as is the sweet name tag inside...


Vintage hangers...


and a lovely pair of Italian brass wall sconces round out the discoveries today!


These were actually tagged, something I've only previously seen on tole pieces.  We had a great day~ you just never know what treasures are waiting out there!
 

If you haven't entered the giveaway I have going on right now, you can click on the button below, or visit my last post!  Its open until January 3rd!


Until next time...wishing you all a...



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Giveaway Time and Goodies in the Mail!

 
I've received some wonderful goodies in the mail lately!  I was lucky to win this beautiful necklace from the talented Tricia of A Rosy Note !  It was made by her sister Kristi Roshau , who makes beautiful jewelry!  You can click on the link to check out her wonderful designs.  Thank you, Tricia and Kristi...I love it!


Recently I ordered these wonderful antique lotto markers from the etsy shop of sweet Kim of Numinosity !  They are different than any I have had before and I just love them! 


But Kim surprised me with some goodies, too...some of her artwork and glass beads...


and this lovely bracelet!  Thank you SO much, Kim!


Another sweet (and I do mean sweet) surprise in the mail came from my friend Missy, of My Cottage Charm !  Missy sent me this huge mug~ and I like my mugs BIG...


and some of her homemade coconut balls and chocolate covered cherries (I may or may not have eaten a few before these photos).  Reading her blog, I have always thought she must be a very good cook...and now I know I was right!  SO GOOD!!  Thank you so much, Missy!




One last goodie in the mail...this lovely necklace from my inspiring friend Cindy Adkins of Whimsical Musings !  I love how she used the clip to hold the altered domino...so clever!  Cindy is a talented artist and writer with several e-books on Amazon right now!



I hope you will visit these great ladies, you will be glad you did!  Thanks also to all of you who sent sweet cards in the mail...it was 
sure fun to get the mail lately!
The following giveaway is now ended... 
I have made so many wonderful friends on the blogs...I appreciate all of you and your visits to my blog!  You support and inspire me and I enjoy every minute of it!  I've decided to celebrate the coming of a New Year~ it's time for a little goodie giveaway! I've put together a package of ephemera and fun...bingo cards, French vocabulary cards, dominoes, a booklet of sheet music, and old notebook and a school card, clothespins, a piece of crocheted lace, old Euro photo postcards, crinkled seam binding, and a vintage French book.  Goodies for art and fun!






  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post. 
  • If you share the giveaway on your blog or facebook, leave a separate comment to let me know, and you'll get a second entry!  
  • The giveaway ends Tuesday Jan 3rd, 10 PM CST.  Good luck!

Until next time...

                                     

Friday, December 23, 2011

O Christmas Tree...


Isn't this little snowman a cutie patootie?  He's a recent addition  to our tree this year!  This year we have a little 11 month old grandchild in the house and decided a big tree was way too much temptation for her...so we have a tabletop tree!  Its perfect for our simple decorating this year, too!


I used an old matelasse coverlet as a tree skirt and a little chalkware creche...I love its sweetness...
 

a little eye candy...







and Sophie is always willing to pose...


Wishing you a wonderful Blessed Christmas from our house to yours...


Until next time...

                              

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More From the 2011 Bachman's Holiday Ideas House...


Are you ready for more of the Bachman's 2011 Holiday Ideas House?  Thank you for all of the wonderful comments you left on part one!  This is a bit of a long post...so hang on...we're headed upstairs~
Above is one of my favorite ideas from the house~ it was on the wall going up the stairs.   And I love how the stair risers were decorated...


The window was beautifully dressed...


First stop is the girl's bedroom,  with a Bohemian Woodland theme...




A garden trellis serves as a canopy and shelving...


 and jump ropes with clothespins serve as art displays...




Tins were spray painted and, with magnets, used for display...


Next up...The Craft Room!  Who wouldn't love this room?





an old trunk makes a wonderful storage piece...


and look at these old locker doors re-used for storage and magnet boards...




Old bedsprings make a fun tree...


and vintage bread trays are great organizers...



The house bathrooms have some beautiful ideas...




Don't you love this toilet paper idea?



and look how an old drawer pull was re-used on the wall as a towel holder!


The master bedroom was full of vintage goodness...









Isn't the room beautiful?  And look at this vintage industrial laundry basket holding the tree! 


Last, is the fun boy's bedroom- done in a Planes, Trains, and Automobile theme!  The ceiling fixture is a traffic cone...



The wall art was done with magnetic paint and the trucks have magnets...




Tire treads for valances!



 Well, that's the end of the tour!  Wasn't it a wonderful Ideas House?  The Spring Ideas House will be open 
March 22- April 15th 2012!  Remember... you can click on the Bachman's House link in my labels at the end of the post, or on my sidebar, to see past houses!


Until next time...