Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I think this big buckle is my fave! Thanks so much Maria...hope you like yours as much as I love mine!
Birthday presents...I think this is so funny. My son has this sudden infatuation with Godzilla. I have no idea how he ever even heard of him or where he has seen him but for months he's been saying he wants a Godzilla for his birthday. I didn't even know they made Godzilla but apparently they do. We even found some of the old Godzilla movies on DVD. What a flashback....I remember watching them with my brothers but I don't remember them being so awful, but...it makes him happy...for now...Has anyone seen this jewelry from Anthropologie? For months I've been wanting this necklace and bracelet. They've been sold out online and the stores only have a few left. I even checked an Anthropologie when we were in Florida and couldn't get my hands on them. Well, for my birthday one of my sister-in-laws gave me the necklace and my other sister-in-law gave me the bracelet. Either one of them knew I wanted them or knew that they were each getting them for me. I guess my taste is obvious!Also been wanting one of these for a while but never even bothered to mention it. I had a good watch but stopped wearing one a few years ago when it broke. I was completely shocked when my husband gave me this. So I guess I can say I had a great birthday!Now on to other things. I haven't had time to make much lately but have so many ideas at the moment. My shop needs some major updating so hopefully I can start working on it this week. I made these little boxes last night. I've had these little floral buckles but have been afraid to use them since I only have a few. Isn't it sweet?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I love this little bottle and the little paper tassel. What's so funny about it is that in 1st grade a boy gave it to me. Believe it or not I had two boys that liked me and would each keep bringing me gifts. It all stopped when one of the boys started bringing me his mother's jewelry. The bottle was full until I came home from school and spilled it on the ottoman in the living room.
I have this little German candy box in there as well...just because it's so pretty (and falling apart).
Now I need to get back to working on my son's birthday party for Friday. The big "5". I always make my kids cakes. This year he wants dinosaurs with a gate (?) and a volcano. At first he wanted a King Kong cake. The dinosaurs are little easier but a gate and volcano? I 'll have to see what I can come up with.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Last night while watching "The Mist" with my husband, I jumped up and yelled, "I forgot to pick a winner!" He was nice enough to pause the movie as I cut up little pieces of paper and wrote down names. He picked out the winner but since it was close to midnight I figured I would just wait until the morning to post it...
Yae!!!! Sarah at Vintage Lily won...she is such a sweetheart too! So I'm sending her this pretty ironstone mug. It's a repro but still gorgeous! I may even tuck a few goodies inside!
I've also had a few people ask about my push pins. They are actually old metal curtain tiebacks. One other thing that I was hooked on a few years ago. How they held back a curtain or drape I have no idea because the tack isn't very long but aren't they beautiful!!!???
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I love these bakery tags with the cakes on them! I always bake a gift for friends and family when it's their birthday or anniversary. How pretty will these look tied on?
Also just added these pins to my shop. Pins are my newest favorite thing! These have pink and blue crystal balls on the top. Well, they aren't really crystal but plastic...but you would never know it!
...and these pearl heart pins also.
That's all for now. Have to get back to working on my box for Heather's Junque in my Trunk Swap. My partner is Maria from The Junkk Drawer. I have to admit that I am lovin' how her box came out. I might show only a sneak peak because I want her to be surprised. But I definitely think I am making one for myself soon.
Friday, April 4, 2008
This one has a cream background with sage greens scrolls and leaves. Also has this fabulous medallion in the center!
Last but not least, is this sage green and white print. Lots of scrolls, leaves, vines and medallions.
I'm telling ya...these are fragile but beautiful! I'm listing them in my shop in a pack of 12 for now, each measuring approximately 9 X 10 inches.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
More stacks of dishes
Don't you love the detail on these platters!!! I can't get enough...
I also collect lids. The lids are so pretty because they have such detailed handles and finials.This cup is an old toothbrush holder.
These are old wash basins .
I bought this tureen last year as a mother's day gift to myself (don't you just love that excuse to buy yourself something?).Shortly after, my aunt suprised me with this one.
How can you not love the simplicity of ironstone? What I love about mine is that some of it was my mother's, my grandmothers and great grandmother's. They all used them as everyday dishes...who would have ever thought.