Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Lots of Ebay Goodies

Yeah! Finally!!! Treasure hunting has been a bit sparse these last few weeks, but I finally found quite a few wonderful treasures the last couple of weekends. I absolutely adore chubby faced vintage cherubs and this sweetie is no exception. I was kind of hoping he wouldn't get any bids (I currently have him listed on ebay if you'd like to take a peek) and then I could keep him - LOL! I had grand plans for this chubby cherub... I was going to have Mike drill holes in the metal leaves and then I was going to hang vintage crystals (purple and/or lavender - of course!). Oh well, maybe I'll find another on my next treasure hunt...

Monday, February 26, 2007

Lots and Lots of Snow AND Furniture Pictures - Yeah!

Well, it's a winter wonderland out there again this morning as we had lots of snow last night. It's beautiful! And finally, I did get a few pictures (our living room is quite small, so trying to get pictures was somewhat of a challenge - LOL!) of our new living room furntire that I'm so excited about. I want to add a couple more pictures on the wall behind the couch and I am also on the hunt for one or two more vintage barkcloth pillow covers for the couch AND some day I would love to have the carpet ripped up and the hardwood floors refinished and the ceiling fan taken down and replaced with a vintage chandelier, then it would be just about perfect =) Enjoy your day and thanks to all of you who check out my blog and leave wonderful comments. It's always fun to open up your blog and see new comments. Another of Life's Simple Pleasures...
P.S. I just added one more picture for you to look at (the 1st pic) after I hung up two beautiful vintage baptism certificates that I purchased off of ebay in the last couple of weeks. I wasn't sure where I was going to hang them, but just had to have them. Anyway, after posting today's blog I decided to see if they would look good in the living room and I think I like them hanging over the couch. What do you think???

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Our new long awaited for living room furniture

Our new furniture FINALLY arrived last Wednesday and I have been dying to get pictures taken and posted so I could share our new couch and oh so comfy chair with you, but the sun is not cooperating - LOL! I have tried on two different days but it's been so sunny, and our one wall in the living room is a huge window so the sun glare is just ruining the pictures. I will keep trying =) Until then here are a couple of pictures of Ashy (he's just so cute I can hardly stand it! yeah, I'm a proud Grammy!!!) sitting in the chair, that I took when he and his mom stopped over to see my new pretties...

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ooooooh, my latest Pretty 'n Pink Pom Pom Shade

Mike and I went out junkin' and treasure hunting today. I found lots of fabulous goodies that I can not wait to get listed on ebay. When we arrived home this was waiting for me - Yeah! Isn't this just adorable?! This arrrived today all the way from Australia. Coll makes the most beautiful lamp shades (this is my 3rd from her!). Her hand made lamp shades are just gorgeous (I'm addicted!). Another sweet and shabby addition to my collection =) Hope all of you are having a WoNdErFuL weekend!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Oooh, look what was waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday... Anyone who knows me knows of my sick (LOL!) addiction to vintage pillowcases (I quit counting after I hit 100). I have stacks and stacks of them and every time I change our sheets I mix and match a whole bunch of 'em - I just never seem to tire of vintage cases. I love, love, love that old thick cotton... Well, this particular case is new (I think this may be the only "new" case that I own) but it was so pretty (three beautiful hankies with little white buttons), and vintage inspired (so it will mix well with all of my other pillowcases) that I couldn't resist ordering it for myself (we all need a little "present" =) from time to time). I love it and can't wait to use it on our bed...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday... 6:00 a.m.

Had a wonderful treasure hunting day on Sunday and this is one of the treasures I found. I sure am having a hard time letting this one go (this happens with lots of the pretties I haul home, I know, I have issues - LOL!). Well, it's off to the office today for me. I would give anything to be able to stay home and ebay all day... =) Thank goodness I have tomorrow off! Our new living room furniture is being delivered - I can't wait!!! I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as everything is arranged just the way I want it. O.k. I'm off to go jump in the shower and then head to work... Hope everyone has a WoNdErFuL day!!! P.S. I get to see Ashy tonight after work - YEAH!!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

My First Chandy - Lavender Of Course!

Here's another of my favorite lamps, well actually it's a chandelier, my first. I would love one in our living room too, but Mike's not so sure he can handle another - LOL! I purchased this at a favorite antique shop several weeks ago and then purchased the pretty purple/lavender and clear crystals and clusters from a lovely woman who lives in Australia and sells on ebay. Ooooh, it was worth it! She is a sweetheart and her crystals are b*e*a*u*t*i*f*u*l , AND so affordable =) Gotta love that as I am a budget queen - LOL! Mike hung it up for me and wa-la, my dinette was transformed into a pretty room with lavender sparkles... Have a HaPpY Monday!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

My Vintage Grandbubby

I thought I'd post a couple pictures of my "vintage" grandbubby. Meggan and Ashton stopped over yesterday and he had the cutest outfit on, an adorable sweater and matching hat from Macy's (Meggan works with the sweetest lady who bought it for Ashton) and "vintage" GUESS baby jeans (found at a thrift store in Iowa while we were visiting a friend). Too darn CUTE!!! Life's Simple Pleasures... A happy (most of the time, he has been known to have a bit of attitude from time to time - LOL!), healthy, plump grandbubby!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Vintage Lamps

I just adore vintage lamps and they are absolutely everywhere in our home - lol! I just can't seem to ever have enough. They make a room feel so homey and cozy to me. I thought I would share a few pictures (only a few, I will share more later) with you. I am always drawn to old lamps and lamp shade frames when I'm out treasure hunting. I love finding just the right vintage fabric to cover them with and then just the right gimp and trim, be it vintage pom poms, glass beads or fringe. I've also come across the best shop that is about an hour from our home and they have the most wonderful lamp parts so sometimes I get to actually create the entire lamp from finial, shade to base. So much fun!!! I have found two fabulous woman that make shades on ebay and they both live in Australia (their style frames are my most favorite). I hope you enjoy the pictures...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I always love to look at pictures of others' homes. It's fun to get new ideas and see how others use the treasures that they have found. I'm starting with our bedroom and will continue to add other rooms in our home. I hope that you have fun looking at the pictures. Lots of the goodies and treasures were purchased at thrift stores, antique shops, flea markets and of course, ebay.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

Oooh, aren't these pretty! This is what I woke up to this morning. Mike had already left for work and when I got up these beautiful P*I*N*K roses and a Dove (one of my most favorite chocolates!) Chocolate Rose and a Valentine's Day card were waiting for me here on our dinette table... He can be such a SWEETIE. Thanks Babe! Hope all of you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day so far. O.k., I better git, I have lots of ebay goodies to list today. I'm in a Spring/Summer/Wedding mood so that's the kind of pretties I'll be listing...

Monday, February 12, 2007

HaPpY MoNdAy

It's so pretty here right now.. Lots & lots of soft falling snowflakes. Makes me want to curl up in my sweats with a soft quilt and start the book my lovely next door neighbor just dropped off for me. On another note =) I thought I'd share a few of my treasures with you. the beautiful half yard longs were purchased from a dear friend of mine (Amy at FourSistersInACottage) when my daughter and I visited her at her home in Iowa, the lovely trivet was a Christmas gift from my daughter, the clock was my grandmothers (who passed away at the age of 91!), the vintage candy tin was purchased at a favroite antique shop and the sweet hands holding the trivet are a favorite ebay purchase. Oh! I almost forgot - the candle is TO DIE FOR! It's Firewood by Hendri Bendel - Mmmmmm!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Snowy White Winter Wonderland...

O.k., here's my first try at Bloggng

Well, it's Sunday afternoon and I just finished my ebay listings for today. You can find me most days on ebay. I also work part time outside the home, but buying and selling on ebay is one of my most favorite things to be doing (although since Ashton was born (my first grandbubby) he's become one of my "favorite things"). I have found that I get lost in "blog land" - LOL! I have stumbled across some fabulous blogs with oh so pretty pictures. Hopefully mine will look as nice as I learn what I'm doing here and learn how to post pictures, etc.

Toodles, Debbie