Monday, April 30, 2007

Today's Message of the Day is:

Life is short,
Break the rules,
Forgive quickly,
Kiss slowly,
Love truly,
Laugh uncontrollably,
And never regret anything that made you smile.

I recevied this email today from a friend titled "Today's Message of the Day is:" and liked it so much that I thought I would share it with all of you.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Lucky, Lucky Me!!! A lil' Southern Belle

How exciting is it to go to the mailbox and find a present?! I had purchased a lovely vintage greeting card trinket box from Lisa at her "PinkPantandRoses" web site and I also won two of the sweetest vintage wig (hat box) boxes from her on ebay and what a surprise when I opened up my package and also found THIS! HaPpY DaNce!!! This is so me, I love it!!! What a sweetheart she is! She also included two absolutely beautiful vintage (that nice thick cotton that we all love) purple floral napkins. My heart skipped a beat =) I was so, so, so excited. What a wonderful thing for her to do for me, for NO reason?! Thanks Lisa!!!!! You made my day. For any of you who haven't yet stumbled upon Lisa's vintage pretties, please check out her goodies on ebay and on her new web site...

Friday, April 27, 2007

Pretty in Pink Parchment Paper Roses

Oooooh, look what I found on ebay! (Excuse the photos, it's really dark and dreary here today.) I love old paper roses, but they are so hard to find. I found these fabulous shabby pink parchment paper roses on ebay and was SO excited! I also purchased one parchment paper hydrangea along with the six roses and created this - I love it! This sweet lil' bouquet is sitting in a vintage matte off white pottery piece that I found at a thrift store when I was out junkin'. Life's Simple Pleasures... =)

Monday, April 23, 2007

My Vintage Millinery & Thrift Store Pretties...

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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Home * Sweet * Home

I think that all of the snow has finally melted and hopefully done for the season =) These are some photos of our home last Spring. I'm ready for the flowers to bloom!!! We have some Lily of the Valley along side of the house and a wonderful smelling Lilac bush in the back yard. There is also some Lavender in the front. I can't wait for all of those w*o*n*d*e*r*f*u*l smells. And I'm ready to get out my shabby, chippy vintage plant stand and fill it with PINK Geraniums and fill our garden urns on the front steps with more PINK Geraniums and haul my PURPLE chairs out and put them on our Veranda (LOL!) as Mike calls it...

Monday, April 16, 2007

Something Different... Again =)

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...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Feeling Creative

I'm so happy with how this pretty piece turned out! I started with a vintage mother of pearl frame that I found at a thrift store for .99 cents. I than added a piece of vintage sheet music found at an antique shop for $1.00, then I added a pretty rose card that I recently received from an ebay friend, then I added two vintage calling cards (one in the top right corner, one in the lower left corner) purchased on ebay for $1.00 each. Then for the finishing touch I added a vintage millinery shabby pink rose pin (won on ebay for $5.00) and a vintage skeleton key that Mike found for me an an antique shop last weekend ($1.50) and wa-la! Shabby, Pink & Pretty!!! When I originally purchased all of these goodies over the last few months I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I loved 'em and just had to have 'em - LOL! Well, I was struck with the creativity bug today and I must say I love how all of my vintage pretties came together to create this =)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Silly Ashy... So DARN Cute!!!

LOL! I just had to share these pictures with all of you. Ashton (my grandbubby) is really starting to smile and coo a lot. What a little ham. The top picture cracks me up - I love this chubby little blue eyed guy... =)

A couple more pic's. I know I already posted today but Meggan and Ashy just stopped by and he had the MOST adorable outfit on. Jeans and a preppy sweater vest with a crisp white shirt underneath - I kissed and hugged the heck out of him - He looked so DARN cute!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Another of my Obsessions/Addictions... =)

I just LOVE pillows and never seem to have enough. They are everywhere in our home. These are two of my favorites and I thought that I would share them with you. There are so shabby sweet 'n sassy =)

Monday, April 9, 2007

1940's Jadeite Green - WoW!!!

Mike had a Saturday off again, so off we went treasure hunting... I think this fabulous old metal tin was my most favorite find =) I adore the jadeite green color! I paid a whole .50 cents for it at an antique shop. Can you believe that?! I hauled it home (along with a car full of other treasures) and cut up some vintage paper curtains that I had and lined the bottom of the tin with a piece and then "ModPodged" a piece on the lid of the tin. I have it in our bedroom sitting on the top of my stack of vintage hat boxes. It looks perfectly shabby with just the right amount of "vintage character" (i.e. dents, scratches and paint chips - LOL!) I love it!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Is this too CUTE or what?! LOL!

A friend of mine emailed me this and I just had to share it with all of you! It's soooooooooooo cute!!! I think those are the sweetest designed Easter eggs I've ever seen - LOL! Hope everyone has a great weekend and a very HaPpY EaStEr!

Monday, April 2, 2007

It was a Treasure Hunting Day with Ashton & A Beauty Parlor Day for Kelsey

Ooooh, just look at all of these goodies! Ashton and I had so much fun today. We spent a few hours treasure hunting and these are just a few of the pretties that we found. I have just finished listing these on ebay and will get the rest of the goodies listed later this week. Miss Kelsey (our oh so sweet blue cream Persian) had a Beauty Parlor appointment today so she's looking prettier than usual - LOL! I'll have to post a picture of her soon. Hope everyone's week is off to a good start =)