Monday, July 30, 2012

A few Antique Treasures

Good Monday to all of you!

Today I thought I would share the things that I found while out doing a little Antique shopping with my hubby on Saturday ~ we celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary a couple of days early, since our actual Anniversary is today, the 30th, and lands on a week day ~ The plan was to spend the whole day out Saturday, but Friday afternoon, I began to not feel well at all, and wasn't sure if we would be able to do anything at all Saturday ~ so, when I got up Saturday morning, I seemed to feel "okay", so told hubby that we could just do something for half of the day ~ we ended up hitting some Antique shoppes around Muskegon & Grand Haven, Michigan, as they were only about an hours drive or so away. We did go out to lunch at Applebee's, which was really nice ~ still didn't have too much of an appetite, but did enjoy some of my Three Cheese Chicken & Penne pasta ~ the rest I brought back home with me, and had for lunch on all was good, lol :)

Here are the treasures that I found Saturday......first are these vintage sewing machine drawers, which we got both for just $8..... I'll be painting these white, of course, and will post pics once I have them finished.

Next is some wonderful Vintage lace favorite is the crochet with the heart design....

Some Vintage glass buttons....Love these

Vintage Pearl buttons...

and even some Vintage pink pearl buttons....LOVE these!!

Below is a photo of a Quilted patchwork pillow cover that I started over a week ago, and FINALLY finished today....I've used some of the vintage pearl buttons that I found on Saturday to embellish on the pillow. It's now available for purchase in my Ebay shoppe ~ It will need a 14" pillow insert, which can be found at any craft or fabric store.

UPDATE: This pillow is now Sold

Have a wonderful week everyone ~ until next time sweet friends.....

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas in July Giveaway Winner !!

Hello everyone ~ today is the day that I am announcing the winner of my Christmas in July Giveaway. I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway, and for all the wonderful & sweet comments that were left.

Before I do, I wanted to show you the beautiful pink roses I found at a local grocery store ~ it has been over 3 weeks since they had soft pink roses, and today they had 3 dozen of them ! So of course, I brought home 2 dozen of them....aren't they gorgeous !

There were a total of 75 comments left ~ I used the random number generator, and typed in the numbers, and it came up with the number 34.......

Which belongs to this comment left by Janae, at NOT SO SHABBY ~ SHABBY CHIC. Congratulations Janae. Be sure to email me with your complete mailing address so that I can send you the stocking & sachet (and a little something extra too).

One last cute photo to show you of my Grandson Seth.....being silly with the tulle skirt on my manniquin, lol.

Until next time sweet friends !!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Casa Romantica August Issue ~ Giveaway winner announced soon!

Hi everyone! I wanted to let you all know that the August Issue of the Italian magazine, Casa Romantica Shabby Chic, is now available on Cindy's website, Cute Pink Stuff, for preorder ~ she only has a limited amount of copies available, so be sure to preorder your copy before they are all sold out ~ I've got mine preordered ! This beautiful magazine is not sold here in the U.S.

Click HERE to go to her website

I will be announcing the winner of my Christmas in July Giveaway later this week ~ Thank you to all who entered ! Can't wait to see who the lucky winner will be :)

Until next time sweet friends !!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Goodwill Treasures for White Wednesday ~ Giveaway continues

Hello everyone ~ hope you are all trying to stay cool in the excessively hot weather that most of the country is in ~ I've been spending most of my days staying inside our home with the central air! It's suppose to be a bit less warmer tomorrow, in the mid 80's (as if that is any cooler), but we'll take it.

Today I had to run to the store to pick up a couple of things, and decided to stop at that town's Goodwill store, though at first I was tempted not to, but then decided, "why not", and I am so glad that I did, as I brought home the 3 white treasures that you see in the photo below.

First up is this sweet little gravy boat and plate ~ I have a couple of other pieces in this same pattern; a mug, covered sugar, and a medium and small pitcher.

Next is this cute 7 1/4" plate ~ sweet details around the rim. There's no makers mark on the back.

Now this is the BEST find of the day! This is a platter, marked on the back: England, W. H. GRINDLEY & CO. I don't know a lot about this company other than a quick google search to find that it was founded in 1880. And the price I paid for this platter? A mere one dollar !!

love these swirls on the sides....

and these cute little "dots" around the edge...

Below is a close-up photo of the makers mark...

My "Christmas in July" giveaway is still going on ~ you still have until July 23rd to get your entry (entries) in ~ Just click on the Giveaway button/link at the top of my sidebar to take you to that post ~ the winner will be chosen from one of the comments left on that post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see my Goodwill white treasures ~ be sure to stop by Kathleen's blog, FADED CHARM to see all the other wonderful & chic whites to be seen.


Until next time sweet friends !!

Monday, July 9, 2012


Hello to all my Blogging friends!

Today I am kicking off my "Christmas in July Giveaway ~ 2012". This giveaway will include one of my One-of-a-Kind Christmas Stockings, and a sweet little lavender filled Sachet. This Giveaway will run from today, July 9th, thru Monday, July 23rd.

The stocking is made with the Rose Garden Tea (tm) print by Northcott, with complimenting fabrics of pretty pink and white stripes, tossed pink roses, and lined inside with a high quality quilt batting, and a cute white polka-dot on pink fabric print ~ It has been embellished with 3 different Vintage and newer Eyelet embroidered lace trims, Vintage pink ribbon bow at the side, and a Vintage snowflake rhinestone pin. It measures about 20" tall, from the bottom tippy-toe, to the top of the ruffle.

On the backside you will find the striped print, with another pretty Eyelet lace trim

The sweet Sachet is 5 1/4" x 4 3/4", and is made with the Rose Garden Tea print on top, and the tossed pink roses on the bottom ~ it has been embellished with pink ribbon, Vintage pink Millinery rose, Vintage organza fluers, newer parchment pink rose and 2 newer pink rosebuds, with a sparkly Rhinestone heart charm. This Sachet is filled with ONLY fresh lavender buds, no fiber filling.

To enter this Giveaway, all you need to do is the following:

1) Leave a comment on this post

2) Become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment on this post letting me know,
or if you are already one of my followers, then leave
a comment on THIS post letting me know.

3) "Like" my Facebook page (link is on my sidebar), or click HERE and come back here and leave a
comment on THIS post, letting me know you have done so.

And that is it ~ the winner of the Giveaway will be chosen from one of the comments left here on this post, and the winner will be announced a few days after the Giveaway ends.

Good luck ladies ~ can't wait to see who will be the lucky winner.

Until next time sweet friends !

Monday, July 2, 2012

Antique & Thrift Store finds

I hope everyone is staying cool in this crazy hot weather ~ I know I've been enjoying our Central Air! I do venture outside, but ONLY for a very short time.

Today I thought I would share with you some wonderful treasures I've found over the past week or so, at some of my favorite thrift stores and Antique Mall.

First up are these 2 items that I purchased today at a local Antique Mall in a neighboring town ~ the sweet mirror is my favorite, as I've been wanting one of these Venetian style mirrors for a while, but depending on the size, they can be a bit pricey ~ this one wasn't bad at $14. And the 4 plates were a good buy at $10 for all 4. They're not antique, or vintage, so was a bit surprised to find them at the Antique store, but I just fell in love with the detail on them, and the pretty soft blue color.

Here is a close-up of the mirror.

Next up are some things that I have found at one of our local Goodwill stores, and a local Consignment shoppe... first is this sweet glass bottle with stopper...I'm thinking of embellishing it with some vintage millinery roses and ribbons.

Here we have a sweet frame, which I have already painted white. The photo is of my paternal Grandfather's second to youngest sister.

This 3-tier metal basket. Didn't have to do a thing with it, as it was already painted white.

This is one of my favorite frames to find ~ love the details on it, and of course, already painted it white. It didn't come with any glass in it, which is okay, I can just display it as is. It's made of metal, and is quite heavy.

In this photo you will see another frame that I found and painted white. I love finding these style of frames, as they remind me of lace. This is the largest I have found of this type....I'm on the look - out for just the right print to place inside of it.

The last thing I wanted to show you is one of my newest offerings that I have currently listed on Ebay. Love how this accent pillow turned out, and I even added some dainty vintage lace to the ruffle.

Stay Cool everyone ! Until next time sweet friends.


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