There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vintage Postcards

Thank You to each and every one of you who take the time out of your busy days to stop by and visit. Your friendship and support mean the world to me!

I have scanned a few of my vintage postcards for you.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year Greetings!

Wishing you a New Year with loving hearts and a happy home.

Wishing you a wonderful year of great health and happiness.

Monday, December 27, 2010

January My Birthday Month Give Away!

January is my Birthday month. 
So to thank all of my followers for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments, I am having a give away.

In this give away I have gathered some vintage items for one lucky winner!
~ vintage book The Story of a Wedding Ring
~ a vintage photo, an early 1900s, It is titled Cupid Awake published by Taber Prang Art Co Springfield Mass
(one of my favorites!)
~ 3 vintage white hankies with original labels
~ vintage pink roses millinery
~ a vintage plate Imperial Empire with a registered mark, item dated 1875 - 1915

All you need to do is be a blog follower and leave a comment about a goal of yours for the New Year.  Than simple!
Drawing will be January 9th.

Good luck!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Some news...

Don and I had a wonderful and quiet Christmas Day.
I am hoping to take down the Christmas trees and decorations this week.  Also will be doing some detashing of art supplies and vintage items from art studio this week.  I may list these items later in the week in my Etsy shop.

Now on to the news...January is my birthday month.  So I will be having a give away for my followers on/around the January 8th.  I have been getting some vintage goodies for this give away and maybe add some new goodies to this give away.  So please check later in the week for the give away posting.

This is a collage using some of my vintage Birthday postcards.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday with your family and friends. Blessings for the New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Some thoughts on friendship and blogging.

This year I have met so many new friends through blogging.

They share wonderful stories about their travels, art, sewing creations, and their homes to name a few reasons why I love visiting my blogging friends.

I want to thank all of you that have visited my blog and left such kind comments this year.

I am acutely aware that this is not a happy time for many.
I know that not everyone is wrapping gifts for large families or have seemingly endless bank accounts, warm homes and  expensive gadgets. Please remember you are blessed with friendship.

Some of my favorite friendship quotes:

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
~William Shakespeare

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. ~Author Unknown


The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ~Author Unknown


Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown


Wishing you a blessed day dear friend!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another collection

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

We have a formal dining room in our home which has only been used twice since we moved here 4 years ago.

This is the china cabinet in the DR.  As you can see I have a collection of Royal Doultons.  All were purchased prior to them being made in China.  Of course, this is my only 'new' collection.  In the case you can see my vintage Homer Laughlin Virginia Rose dishes, some Heisey glass pieces and Fention pieces.

Some close up photos of my collection.

DH took me out for breakfast this morning and then to the mall.
He surprised with the most beautiful ring!  It is being sized so I won't actually have on my finger until early January.
Today was a wonderful day with my DH!

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Images

It is going to be a great day!

I scanned some vintage 50s Christmas cards this week.

Wishing you a wonderful and safe weekend!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I hope you are having a great week. 
I have scanned two of my vintage Christmas postcards for you.  

During this time of year we get all caught up in the merry of the, parties, and baking to name a few.  But just wanted to remember that there are those who are less fortunate in many family, illness, and unemployed to name a few.  Please don't get me wrong, I am so thankful for everything in my life.  While out the other day at the grocery store, there was an older gentleman who didn't have enough money to pay for the few items he wanted to purchase...milk, Spam, bread, and a Christmas card.  I offered to pay his balance.  Not to make me feel better, but to see a smile on his face.  

There are a lot of bloggers that have been posting beautiful images of their homes for the holidays.  Thank you for sharing the beauty of the season.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa Collection

As promised, here are some photos of my Santa collection. 
These Santas are displayed in my antique cabinet all year long.
I have several different styles of Santa collection.  I think these are some of my favorites.

Here is one of my favorite images displayed in the cabinet.

It is cold here today...we even has some snow showers early in the morning.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A winner!

The winner of my Wonderful Christmas Time give away is Donna

Thank you for all of you that visited and left your comments for this give away.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Tree

This is our Christmas tree in the kitchen area.  Our kitchen area includes a dining area and family room.  We keep Christmas simple in our home. 

For this tree we use vintage ornaments and garland.

This is Jake and Sadie. 

This weekend I will share with you photos of my Santa collection and our mantle.

Please don't forget to enter my gift tag give away if you haven't already.  I have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful friends through blogging.  Thank you for your visits and comments.

Wishing you a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

For you....

 I hope you are having a great week!

Here is a Christmas image for your last minute art projects.
This is one of my favorites.

I will be sharing with you this weekend some holiday home photos.

Just a reminder about my blog give away...drawing is the 11th.

Shop News

My Etsy shop will be closing on December 18th.  I will reopen the shop sometime in January 2011.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some holiday fun!

Deb and I did a holiday swap.  Just look at how she spoiled me!

All these goodies in one box!

A fun match box creation that included vintage Boston Terrier playing cards!

Just look at this beautiful cigar box she altered.

Look at these goodies!

Deb thank you so much!  Your package made my week.

This photo was taken this weekend at the Peabody in Memphis. 
I thought I would let you see a photo of DH and me.

We had such a great time with family this past weekend.

I will be missing in action for about a week...a sister get away trip this weekend.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

ps  don't forget to sign up for my holiday give away.  just click on the give away image on my sidebar.