Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I've Been On A Spring-Cleaning-Out-Spree....

I've been on a spring cleaning out spree around here this past week, Thursday I did a photo shoot of over 35 items, and so yesterday I  got busy listing some of the things in my Etsy Shop.  I wanted to let everyone know what's new this week over there....in case anyone's interested in taking anything home with you..... 
 I've got some pretty decorative plates....this one above is Made in England...
 This one is so beautiful, with hand painted roses, it's Made in France...
 I have a little shabby faded rose one for the shabby cottage chic farmhouse....
a salvaged piece of embroidery that's been framed in a hoop....
 a chintz rose china watering can trinket holder....
 this English red floral tin...
 a pretty purple floral Victorian boot pincushion....
a vintage vanity powder tin Avon Topaze....
 another decorative plate....green transferware, Staffordshire,  Made in England...(I've found that the green is one of the harder colors in transferware to find)....
Vintage oval framed needlepoint rose pictures......

 and a framed old Paris, France postcard....with a tied roses bouquet design....

You can get to my shop HERE or by the links in the sidebar and top of this blog website.

I'll hopefully be listing more items in my shop soon. There's so much I want to get done..but I have to just do a little at the time though. As much as I'd love to, I can't sit at the computer as much as I once did in the past, my body tells me when I have to stop or slow down, and I've learned to listen. I do have many more things to share with you here, and add to my Etsy shop though, so check back with me again soon!

Have fun browsing around over in my shop....
As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit!
We'll talk again soon!




Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Vintage Happy Mother's Day Card....

Sharing this old card from around the 1950's... it's from my card collection.... the inside of the card says:

"May Mother's Day be bright with Joy
And may each happy minute
Bring you a warm and hearty glow
With all the cheer that's in it
And furthermore, I'm hoping too, 
Your future days will hold
Real happiness that shines for you
In a measure yet untold"


Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother's Day today!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For the Love of Vintage Fabrics....

I recently went to a trading post located out in the country in southeast Alabama....my husband and I had a fun time plundering around.... and I came home with this old tattered quilt. It had holes, lots of wear and tear, but I couldn't help myself, I couldn't leave it there, I just couldn't, it had been so neglected...it needed to be rescued. I know that someone out there had spent a lot of time making it, and I felt like some of the pretty antique fabric at least could be cut and salvaged and re-purposed into some sewing projects and crafty creations. 






I imagine some of the pieces were once feed sacks and fabrics from unmendable clothing. My great-grandmother made several quilts similar to this and they were passed down to my grandma, I loved looking at them when I was a little girl. Grandma could tell me what each fabric on the quilt once was...a dress, pants, shirt, her dad's tie, an apron ect...I was amazed by that. The quilts were very precious to her.  From a very young age, I had an appreciation for old hand sewn quilts, especially the one's from the early 1900's and the depression era. I feel like this one I found is from around that time or maybe older. I am always on the hunt for anything quilted.














 This quilt did need to be washed, there was no way around it. So it got laundered, and as expected, some of the quilt was not salvageable at all.... but I'm happy that I was able to save a lot of it, and there are many pieces of the quilt that are in good enough shape to still be re-purposed.....




Well, you know I had to keep a few squares for myself...the rest of it is in my shop at Etsy....If interested you will find the pieces in a lot  HERE  These pieces would be wonderful to incorporate into a sewing project or other crafty creation! I've seen lots of interesting things made from primitive quilt scraps....jewelry, collages, ornaments, and these could even be sewn together and framed.  I hope someone out there will be able to breath new life into these pretty old pieces...I'll be sure to show you what I decide to do with the pieces I kept....I've got a few ideas...


Tell me, have you found any fun old treasures lately? What was the best thing you ever rescued while out junkin'?

Have a great rest of the week...thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

First Roses of The Season...

As I was doing some outside watering this morning, I was happy to look across the yard to find these five pink roses blooming on my little rose topiary tree ....they were a nice surprise and made me smile.... I had to cut them and bring them inside....and just wanted to take a few minutes to share them here with you today!

I hope you have a beautiful day....and that you find some wonderful surprises in your life today....
Thanks for visiting me!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Nature Walk....Ponce De Leon Springs Florida State Park

Yesterday, my husband and I spent the afternoon visiting one of our area springs, located here in Northwest Florida.... we love being outside in nature every chance we can!  I wanted to share some of the pictures from our day and take you along with us to enjoy some beauty out in nature....





 That's my sweet husband down there walking around in the shallow water with his net...I could tell, he loved every minute of it!  I didn't get in the water with him this time, but I told him, the next time I promise I will join him...who knows maybe we'll bring some tubes and float around in there....we'll see....



The water looked so pretty, but I am content, just to sit along the edge and listen to the little water fall...







You wouldn't know it from my photo here, but there were a lot of swimmers in the spring/pool. We were surprised to find it so busy, it being a weekday and school not out yet for summer. I did manage to get this one picture without any swimmers in it,.....I'm sure they were glad not to be included... they probably didn't want to end up on the internet anyway, ya know?


We walked a couple of nature trails that go through the woods and along the spring to a creek....








Eventually the spring water meets the creek and the crystal clear waters flow into it....









For more information on Ponce De Leon State Park in Ponce De Leon, Florida.... you can click HERE to visit the official website.

(Info. Below Was Taken from the Florida State Parks Website)

This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the "fountain of youth." Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Springs where the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The main spring is a convergence of two underground water flows, and produces 14 million gallons of water daily. Visitors can take a leisurely walk along two self-guided nature trails through a lush, hardwood forest and learn about the local ecology and wildlife.

I hope you enjoyed coming along with us today!

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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