This is my new banner created by the lovely and very talented Kimberly Ryan! Thank you Kim! I am SO excited. I couldn't wait to use it on my new blog, so I just had to share it here now! LOL! Hopefully I will have my new BLOG and BANNER (with cute matching TAGS that Kim created) and SHOPPE set up on Typepad in the next couple of weeks. I will keep you posted =)
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas and will be having a Very Happy New Year!!!
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
Poor Doodles! Meggan went with a friend of hers and all of their kids to see Santa Claus yesterday. Poor Ashy, looks like Santa scared him to death. I can't believe how big he is getting! He will be one in just a few weeks, on January 11th... Where did this last year go? He is growing up WAY too fast for my liking! He is starting to walk. I'm sure he will be running by his birthday. Let's hope this Grammy can keep up - LOL!
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Saturday, December 15, 2007
Can you believe it? Every year for as long as I can remember we head to a local florists and pick out two "Fireside Baskets", one for our house and one for our neighbors (they are the sweetest couple ever!). These pretty poinsettias in baskets are meant to put on your fireplace hearth, but we don't have a fireplace so it sits in the middle of our dinette table. That little area is home to most of my purple treasures. The curtains are Longaberger Lilacs and Roses, there is a gorgeous vintage yard long of violets, two other beautiful vintage lilac prints, my two purple lamps, and other assorted vintage purple pretties. Anyway, I'm getting side tracked - LOL! When we walked into the florists to get the baskets for this year I was SO excited when I spotted a few purple ones - Whoo Hoo! I was a happy camper. I scooped one up and it now sits proudly on our dinette table. I love it! My neighbors aren't quite as crazy about purple as I am, so they received a traditional red poinsettia basket...
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Friday, December 14, 2007
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Monday, December 10, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised. If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it!
This will be my last post... I've been doing a lot of thinking about this lately and this morning after reading the above email that I received from a sweet email friend about "if you don't like something change it, if you can't change it, change the way you think about it", I've decided to stop blogging, at least for awhile. For the most part I've enjoyed my brief visit into Blog Land, but it's time for me to move onto other things. I'll still be ebaying my heart out and watchin' dear Ashy =)
Thank Yous and Hugs to all of the wonderful women I have met via Blog Land!
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Saturday, June 9, 2007
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007
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Thursday, May 31, 2007
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Monday, May 21, 2007
Look at all of these treasures!!! On Saturday, Meggan, Ash and I all went to the "Heritage Hill" garage sales. Heritage Hill Homes are in the heart of Grand Rapids and were all built at the turn of the century. Over the years they have been bought/sold and restored, and some of them are just gorgeous! I found lots of pretties that day. On Sunday I went to the Ann Arbor Antique Market to help out a friend with her booth (check out her pretties at "ShabbySeller" on ebay) and found a several more treasures, and she gave me a few more! I had a great weekend (except for the migraine (I had never had one before and hopefully never do again!) Sunday that I thought was going to be the death of me...). Some of the pretties in the photo I am keeping, but most of them will end up on ebay. I'm hoping to get a few listed this week. Click on the photo to enlarge it and you will be able to see all of my treasures a little bit better.
Posted by PurpleFlowerFairy at 4:29 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2007
O.k., while trying to work on my blog, I inadvertently deleted all of "My Favorite Blogs to Read" - ARGH!!! I've been all over blog land trying to find all of the addresses that I lost, but have only been able to find about a third of them. Soooo, if any of you out there happen to notice your name missing from my "Favs", please leave me a comment so that I can start reading your blog again. T*h*a*n*k*s!
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Thursday, May 10, 2007
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Sunday, May 6, 2007
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Friday, May 4, 2007
O.k., as I was tagged by Stephanie at "Angelic Accents" & Shannon at "Paint Mine Pink", both on the same day, I will just combine "Tags". I don't think you really want to know 14 odd/weird/facts/habits about me, seven should be plenty - LOL!
1. I am like Shannon when it comes to my pillows - Do NOT sit or lay on them!
2. I am an obsessive flosser. I have dental floss with me at all times =)
3. I clean everything with warm soapy water, I'm not into all of the latest cleaning products at the store, I like good old fashioned warm, soapy water!!! Mike for some reason thinks this is extremely odd...
4. In this day and age of electronic everything, I still write checks for bills.
5. I hate to put gas in my car. Why? No idea, just never seem to have time - LOL!
6. I bring my own Coke to restaurants that only have Pepsi - You get used to it once you've eaten out with me a few times =)
7. And last, like Stephanie, I am a Lampaholic (and have a few OCD issues) LOL!
O.k., now my turn to tag: Cherub Kisses, Karla's Cottage, Misadventures of Mama and Jack, Pink Paint and Roses, Rose Petite Maison, Shabby in the City and Twinkle Pink.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
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Saturday, April 28, 2007
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Friday, April 27, 2007
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Monday, April 23, 2007
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon this shabby sweet cherub vase (I just LOVE vintage cherubs!) at a thrift store (only $1.49, whoo hoo!) and I had every intention of listing it on ebay, but after I hauled it home and washed it up it ended up on a shelf in our living room (go figure lol!), well yesterday I decided that it needed "something", but I wasn't quite sure what. I started rummaging through my stash of old millinery flowers (we have an antique shop here in G.R. called "Acanthus" and she has the BEST treasures ever and that is where all of my vintage millinery florals came from - I totally splurged one day) and this is what happened. I simply love it! Roses, Lily of the Valley, and lots of other pretties. I did list the few vintage millinery pieces that wouldn't fit in this vase, on ebay. So if you like millinery pretties as much as I do, please check out my ebay auctions.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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Monday, April 16, 2007
Well isn't this pretty! Mary at "IsabellasCloset" made this for me for my Email Signature but for the life of me I couldn't get it to work, so I thought I'd try it for a change as my Blog Header/Banner (thanks to Erica at "Haphazard Happenstances" I now know how to do this - Thanks yet again Erica!!!) As much as I don't like change in my life, I am having lots of fun changing my Blog Header/Banner, probably because I am in control of these particular changes... LOL! I hope everyone's week is off to a good start...
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Sunday, April 15, 2007
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