Well, all my stuff is down from the attic and I have a few new items, but it is just hard to get started without a plan. I want something new, something to make me excited and charged up to decorate - I am thinking...why do I do this, when I just have to take it all down in a few weeks?? Truth is, I will decorate and will love it, just need a good kick in the rear - some inspiration to get me started. Soooo, I made a treasury of beautiful neutral items from the Cottage Style Street Team this morning and once, I have had a few more cups of coffee, I will be ready - aren't these items lovely....
antique cotton basket i scored today at an antique store in town
ca 1920s - 1920s
...it seems like yesterday my dear friend Barbara nudged me into blogging land! This is my 200th post - wow! It has been fun sharing the good, bad and the ugly and sometimes the quite beautiful with y'all. Thank you for laughing with me and crying with me and being faithful to support me in my efforts with my excessive need to create things and occasional rants about things I have no control over! The words are not flowing very freely today, I am struggling to find the right ones, so I am hoping y'all can read between the lines and know how much I appreciate each and everyone of you! Y'all have a great weekend and, until next time, take care and do something that you enjoy! Take time for you! You are special! xoxo
Oh My! Just when I think I have gotten my vintage textile fix, I get into something new...like these vintage aprons and I am in love all over again. I recently purchased about 60 vintage aprons, yes, I said 60! There is nothing like living large! LOL!! I have most of them washed, except the ones I have to mend. So now my laundry baskets are fluffed to the ceiling with aprons waiting to be ironed. I don't really like ironing, but I like how crisp and pretty my iron makes things, so away I go and this is what I have done so far....
Most of these were made by homemakers long ago - I love the variety of colors, patterns and designs - they show the personality of the gals who made them. Some are for sale in my shop and some are in my kitchen drawer - until next time :-) and thanks for stopping in!
It will be here before you can turn around - time to trim the tree. That is my favorite part of Christmas! Love the smell that the fresh tree adds to the house, love placing each ornament on it and love the children's eyes lighting up when they see it! These scrabble tile mini wreaths are just so cute - I had a ball making them...
I made some last year too and decorated the tree in my studio -
hope y'all have a great weekend and thanks for stopping in!
This is a pic of my little nephew in a cotton field in the south - my mom picked cotton on my grandparent's farm when she was young and got paid 5 cent a sack. She is quite a lady and knows the value of a dollar. I learned a lot of my resourcefulness from my upbringing and I am glad that I had the opportunity to spend all those summers on the farm!!
Thought y'all would enjoy this pic and hope y'all spend your week
... I would pack my bags today if I had the "chunk of change" it takes to buy this house. I could ship my pillows from here! Sally Lee by the sea has featured this beautiful Tybee Island home on her blog today - it is so dreamy! Click on any of the pics and read the entire post and see more fab pics on Sally Lee's blog.
Notice the chairs have my monogram on them - it is meant to be!
Imagine waking up in this bed every morning!
I love a white kitchen!!
And y'all know the porch is my favorite room in the house!
Thanks for stopping in and hope your day is just dreamy!!!
... Volume 3 of Southern Weddings Magazine is on newsstands tomorrow and I would be telling a whopper if I said that I had not been counting the days down along with their crew and readers. I had a priority package in my mailbox today when I got home along with a sweet note from the girls - and y'all know I gotta share this! Turns out my little ring bearer pillow is on page 15 at the top of the page - yippee! They said it best... it's gooder than grits!
What is more fun than a barrell full of monkeys....a tin of vintage buttons. Hurley and I tried our hand at making button flowers and we are so happy with the results. It was so much fun and I will never look at buttons in the same way. Most everyone used to have a button tin or jar in their home - it is amazing the story a jar of buttons could tell if they could talk. I bought this cute little tin on etsy and it came full of vintage buttons, so we got out the wire and cutters and got started. Took us most of the day, but we filled all the old bottles we had. We sat back with sore fingers and admired our work - our initial reaction to selling them is Nay! - but we might make some to list later - hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we did making them...