For those affected by Gustav

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!

Published in: on August 31, 2008 at 10:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Friday Flea-ing

  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

A thing for black polka dots . . . .


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!

Published in: on August 20, 2008 at 6:42 pm  Comments (2)  
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Some pretty finds



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

Published in: on August 16, 2008 at 8:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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Just a few new things. . .


Just updating all three stores, Whew! and a view of my garden.  Just in case no one knows, I have three different sites. . . . , , .  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

Published in: on August 14, 2008 at 10:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

Just wanted to show you a few things . . . .


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

Published in: on August 13, 2008 at 7:24 pm  Comments (3)  
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Weekend Post

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

Published in: on August 1, 2008 at 10:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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