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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thrifty Vintage Finds

I didn't get pictures of all of the little treasures I found on a recent junk store outing, but here are a few of the things I brought home:
a cute cowboy and bull salt and pepper shaker, (I don't think they originally came together, but aren't they cute?)

an old kitchen towel and a few hens and roosters,

a pretty mother's plaque,

an adorable Humpty hanky,

A darling planter just the size for recipe cards and a pen, and the colorful handkerchief beneath it,

and a sweet old story book with a ratty cover, but precious illustrations.

Don't ask me why, but I couldn't pass up this little mushroom.

The cowboy came in a box full of junk all for two bucks. It was mostly orphaned salt and pepper shakers. I was going to put them in a giveaway box, but Sweet Cheeks likes to line all of them up and make a "parade". So I guess they will stay for now.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

CSN Giveaway

CSN stores are offering another great giveaway. You've heard me rave about the diversity of their stores and merchandise before. There is such a variety of merchandise within their 200 stores that you could look for days and not see all they have to offer, things like a stylish a leather briefcase, an air compressor, baby supplies, or flooring for your home. They all can be found at CSN stores. The winner will receive a gift certificate for $35. You might want to start browsing now to see what you would choose should you win. I'll let you know when sign up!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vintage Fashion Goodies

On our little hunting trip we stayed with some good friends. Shirley and I love to go junking when we are together, and I think she may get tickled at some of the things I'm interested in. A couple of years ago when I bought some vintage patterns and sewing notions she asked me, "Now tell me, just what are you going to do with those things?" I told her that I intended on sewing with them. So when we got home she found some of her old fabrics and asked me if I could use them for anything. I quickly told her sure I could! The cute little duck in the center of one of the squares I did for the wonky log cabin I'm working on came from some of that fabric.

This time she brought out this dress, and asked me if I'd like to have it to make something with. Again, I was quick with the affirmative. I don't know what my plans are yet, but I will figure out something. Right now I'm thinking maybe an apron, or a sundress for one of the girls.

She showed me the most delicate and pretty slips and camisoles that her mother-in-law bought her years ago that she still has in the boxes. They were so pretty. I hate that we don't use pretty things like that much anymore.

Earlier that day I had told her about how my grand-daughters love vintage handkerchiefs, and that my sister- in- law had sent them each one. I told her how they carried them and were so proud of them. Then she told me that she had some gloves and handkerchiefs that had belonged to her aunt, and she asked if I might like them too. Well, you know I didn't turn them down.

Just look! I have to tell you those girls are going to love the next time they get to play dress-up here!

I would love to see the outfit that went with these!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lap Full of Love

I just had to share this picture of kissing cousins. Isn't it cute? There is always a rotating lap full of love around here. I love that each one of the kids loves their lap time with Mimi!

Things have been busy as usual around here. My dear heart and I just returned from a short hunting trip. He hunted, and I visited with a friend.

We enjoyed the ride up and back more than usual because I read the book "Freckles" out loud. It's an old book, but a beautiful, sweet story. If you love the outdoors and a little nostalgia I highly recommend it.

I brought back some vintage goodies, which I still haven't unpacked. Hopefully, I'll have some pictures to share later this week.