Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My new "Found Objects"

I thought I would share with you some new purchases I made recently!!

I was at an antique shop in Pennsylvania and I saw these and just had to have them!!!

They are made from
Antique & Vintage tins.
 Old doll heads, funnels, etc...
Just amazing!!! I will be offering these for sale on my website and for display locally at the antique shop. If you are interested in purchasing just email me.

A couple weeks ago, we took a trip to NY to the Antique Pier Show.
I was overwhelmed with all the incredible textiles they had to offer.
I was drawn to the vintage
prom dresses...
Here are just a few I came across:

This is not a prom dress, but was found in an attic. The lady said it has been tucked away since the early 1900's. It was in almost perfect condition. I JUST LOVED it and am now regretting not buying it!!

I did purchase a beautiful antique boudoir pink ostrich feather fan!! Which I absolutely love!!!

and I purchased this very Bohemian vintage skirt....although I could never actually wear it, but I thought it would look wonderful on one of my dress forms...

I also purchased some antique and vintage dolls, which I am saving for another day!!!
This post is being linked to Debra at Common Grounds
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stop by her way and say hello!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's better to give than to receive??

I came home from work today and opened my mailbox..and to my surprise was a package ....

I hadn't ordered anything..It wasn't my birthday...what could it be???

The package was a old McCall's pattern. Hmmmm.....I couldn't imagine what or who it could be from but how exciting!! I opened it up and it was wrapped in pattern paper!! I am! this is great! I love this!!

I open the wrapping and inside I find this absolutely lovely piece of artwork..

A gift from my new friend Kimberly
I had participated in her Pay it Forward and this is what she sent me....OMG!!
I am totally loving this!
I need to say, I have been feeling a bit down lately, somewhat depressed to be honest, and Kimberly should know how much this gift was appreciated, and lifted my spirits...Thank you Kimberly!! I will hang it with pride and enJOY looking at it every day!!

I have always lived by the motto "it is better to give, than to receive" and I truly believe that, but it this case I have to say...

Now there are 2 spots left in my pay it forword, so if you are interested in participating just click here.....

Remember, there is NO pressure, or time limit!!  so why not...
Grab a chance to make someones day!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

And the winner is.... have to announce who the big winner is..but first I thought I would explain to you how we picked the lucky gal...after all this was a very complicated process you know..

First...we tallied up all the individual comments, reposts, etc...etc...  Then, we fed the information into the computer... well unfortunately that was a bust...there were so many, the computer went on overload and conked out!! UGH!!!

Now what were we gonna we decided to print out all the names and entries and attached them individually to Clyde's dog biscuits... Whichever one Clyde picked first, that would be the winner!!  Clyde wanted me to say, he really wasn't crazy about the idea...

Well, that didn't go over very well!! Clyde picked a winner alright!! But then he ate it!!! Didn't think of that...hmmmm..should we wait until it comes out the other end...ugh!!! I don't think so.
Now what!!!

OH!! We can take all the names and throw them up in the air and the very first one that my little niece Flavia catches, that will be the one!
OK! Here we go!!!

UT OH!! Didn't think of that...There was a seagull and it thought we were throwing bread in the air... It scooped down and ..well... sorta.. well, lets just say, my sister in law won't be back to visit for a while...
 So after all that we decided to do it the old fashioned way...
We put all the names in a bowl and picked a winner..
drum roll please.....

and the winner is...

Please email me your address so that I can ship your prize!!

Thank you everyone for playing along!!
Again, I thank you all for your support and encouragement throughout the year.
I am glad to have met new friends, and hope that the ones I have met through this giveaway continue to follow me so that we can get to know each other better!!!!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

A little bit of France my way...

This is the entrance way to my home...

I like to dream that when I walk into my house, I am entering a little french cottage in the countryside.... Hope you enjoy!!

We purchased this tapestry over 20 years ago at an estate sale...I love it!! What could be more French than Napoleon!!!

Here's a nice antique lion clock. His eyes shift !!! 
I love this antique carved figural candlestick pair. I believe they are originally from France along with the sideboard they are sitting on!!!

This pair of Antique Victorian Beadwork's are part of a small collection I have.  I didn't have anywhere to put them on the wall, so I tucked them away nicely in their spot. I get to see them everyday when I come home. They make me happy!!!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me...always a pleasure...
I am linking this post to
The French Cupboard's
Voila  Inspiration Thursday!!
Thank you Jill!!!
Debra from Common Ground's
Vintage Inspiration Friday

Sherry from The Charm of Home's
Home Sweet Home Party

Don't forget to check out my giveaway...
Click here for details!!!

Any comment left here will also count towards the drawing for the giveaway!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pay it forward.....

I love this idea and am honored
 to be a part of it..
only 1 spot left...

I was visiting with
this morning
and she is participating in a wonderful project called
Pay it forward 2011.  How exciting I thought! I definitely want to be apart of this.. If you want to participate, this is all you have to do...

The first FIVE visitors who leave a comment on THIS post will each receive a HANDMADE GIFT from me.

Then the catch, but really it's the best part....Easy Peasy!!
You need to create a blog post explaining the
Pay it forward 2011

After that you need to create and send 5 handmade gifts to each person that leaves a comment on your blog and agrees to to the same... That's it!

There's no pressure, you do not have to make and send your gifties today,  or even tomorrow.
Remember these are gifts from the heart, they take a little more time!!

"In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures." ..Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Giveaway REVEALED!!!!


OK....after the break... hahaha.. well a girl's gotton eat!!

just kidding...

Here it is!!!

OK!! Nope it's not that either...heheehehhe
This is fun!!! ;-)

Here it is!!
You all know obsessed I am with dress forms .... so it really means alot for me to be able to gift something near and dear to my heart...

This is a full size
antique ladies dress form body.
(sorry no base)

Let me remind everyone of the rules...
Again, they are very simple.
The drawing will be 1 week from today.
March 15, in the evening. have to be in the USA...
(due to shipping costs)

2-You have to leave a comment.
 (For every comment you leave from Feb. 24, through March 15. you will be entered into the drawing...)

If you share this on your blog or facebook, it will count as 2 entries.
 (just let me know by leaving a comment)

Don't forget to become a follower

Monday, March 7, 2011

My New BLOG Header!

Alot of people have been asking me about my new blog banner, and where
did it come from.
Well, I started with an original background and header from the Background Fairy
Then using photoimpact I layered additional photo's from the graphic's fairy, ones that I already had, and purchased digital art.

I tried to incorporate most of the things that I love....

From the Bird,

the pocketwatch,

vintage rhinestone jewelry,

If you click on the name of the item you like, there will be a direct link where you can accuire the picture.

Thank you for all your compliments and support. I had fun creating it and am glad you like it!!!


This post is being linked to
Karen from the Graphic's fairy for
Brag Monday

Don't forget to check out my giveaway...

it's going to be awesome!!

Click here for details!!!