I just wanted to say for those of you who will be affected by Gustav my family’s heart, prayers & thoughts are with you all. Just as with Katrina ~ please know that my family will do what we are able to help. God Bless you All!
Sometimes, just sometimes, you get the sudden urge to find more treasures even though you have SO MANY you could fill two houses with. But . . . . I woke up this morning with daughter gone for the day, two boys fairly self sufficient, husband at work and me feeling like playing hookey from work. So, the story begins. . . .
I felt like I couldn’t go too far in case of an emergency, so I scavenged the local antique malls. I hardly ever go locally because I swear I never find anything. But today, VOILA – not much but I love everything I bought today. I think the two vintage 1978 perfume bottles are so gorgeous! I just love the graphics of the roses on the bottles. I think I’ll probably list the vintage enamel pin – I’ve never found one so pretty. The other rhinestone pins will probably stay with me and be used for embellishment on a sachet or tote.
The stunning vintage chintz sewing box will become a part of my collection – one of my great weaknesses.
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend – Many blessings and many fun times with family, working on your house or just lazing around. Big hugs – Wendy
As I was going thru some of my stored “stash” I came across these beautiful dresden quilt blocks I had purchased quite some time ago. I took one and made a 20″ x 20″ pillow sham with it and paired it with black polka dots. I think it frames it beautifully. Of course, since I had the polka dots out, I had to make a stocking in non-traditional colors for Christmas. The rest of the quilt blocks, I think I’ll list on etsy. The colors really took me out of my “shabby chic” range, but I had a lot of fun!
On the way home from work, I stopped at a sale. . . I didn’t find much, but what I did find I’m just in LOVE with. How pretty in this vintage handpainted and mirrored tissue box? I also found a vintage roses apron, strawberry vintage tablecloth, some pretty little flowers and a set of sweet painted baskets. I’m thinking I may keep the baskets for myself for Christmas. So pretty with pink pointsettias, huh?
Talk to you soon ~ Wendy
Just updating all three stores, Whew! and a view of my garden. Just in case no one knows, I have three different sites. . . . http://BerryLane.com , http://CottageBubbles.Etsy.com , http://BerryLane.Etsy.com . I never know where I’ll list items, so if you’re ever interested, please check all three. As always, I’m always willing to combine shipping between them all! O.k. ~ that’s my plug for tonight!
Can you believe, these roses are just from last year? They’ve probably tripled in size since last year. I forget what they’re called. . . Miracle roses, Double Blooming somethings. . . anyone know the right name?
Big hugs, Wendy
Hey, everyone! I just wanted to show you all my workspace. I know it’s nothing grand and I’ve yet to decorate the outside, but it’s where I work. Since these pictures, I’ve added a 10 foot countertop on the other side of all the fabrics. Sometimes, I think it’s fun to see people’s work spaces. I’ll post more pictures once I “shabby chic” up the outside of the building! Big hugs to all ~ Wendy
Unbelievably, it’s my twin niece and newphew’s 8th birthday! Goodness, I just wonder where the time goes. They each wanted legos – not kits – mind you, but just boxes of legos to create their “own” designs. I just love that . . . wanting to make items from their original plan. God bless them and I can’t wait to see what they can make! Check back soon!
Lots of love, Wendy