Friday, March 25, 2011


Here's my little quicky-project today:
Made these eggs to hang on some pretty yellow forsythia branches~~
I bought several vintage postcards recently for 1.50 each and copied the images to make the vintage~Easter~eggs.

Then using one of those plastic eggs (comes apart--use 1/2 as a pattern to trace the egg shape on the image)~~also traced out egg shape onto thin styrofoam (cardstock would work too)~~
Then~~mod-podged images onto egg shape styro; hot-glued some trim around the edge~~
Leave enough of the trim to tie onto the branch.

I used different images to both sides of the egg~~

Simple, but kinda sweet too.  Today was flea market at local mall~~I got home too late to take pictures of some of my bargains, but will do that later this weekend. 
May I tempt you to come back and see??  I found pretty china plates, antique jar with bale wire, Westmoreland plate (for 1.00---soooo happy about that!) and some silver goodies. 

Have a great and fun weekend!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Few Pennies

I'm starting to like vintage Pyrex.  There are so many sweet patterns available; I was lucky to find this blueberry casserole dish for $2.50 at Cath. Charity.

Vintage napkin for a 25 cents at our local resale shop.
And Walmart has some new little house plants available~~

can never have too many of those:  I have in my mind the kind of old planters/bowls for my new green~babies:  will be on the hunt this weekend.

I'm joining Linda and the ladies for Friday finds:

Teapots with Sailboats~~

Today has been beautiful!  After a very little "lite" house cleaning (needed to clarify that--I don't live in a light-house--LOL--;)  decided to bring out some different linens for my computer room/home office/girly stuff-room.

I may be using the aqua blues and tans for the daybed upstairs for awhile:

Was going to use my one sailboat teapot as a planter today~~but, then decided it looked pretty with some linen napkins for now.

Sweet little porcelain shells napkin rings:

Moved some dishes around again; as well as my plants~~

Found a piece of unfinished doily~~fitting pretty on a make~shift cloche~~

I Walmart~ed this week and found just a couple more indoor plants ;)
But, I need to junk~hunt for the perfect container.   (well I'm liking that idea already)~~~

I L-o-v-e indoor little plants!  I probably mentioned that a few times.

Aren't these adorable??  Just another little obsession of mine~~

Ok~~I'll see you tomorrow when I post for Junkin' Friday~~~oh gosh~~I did find some neat little things this week on the cheap.  Hope you'll come back and browse~~

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What's green and white---

Please allow me to use some older posts: the weatherman has PROMISED sunshine today--I'm still waiting patiently---to take some new pictures for my blog this week. 

I, too, waiting (patiently again) for my gardens to SPRING alive!  Here's my favorite angel in the garden last year--- 

More little greens saved from the garden; hydgrangeas---

Well--I like fake greens too----

Love real vine-y plants---in little containers and vintage planters:

While that "patiently waiting" thing is going on--the little green vines in the house will keep me happy;  do you like tucking in potted plants here and there too?  I move them around like my dishes all the time!

What goes great with white?  ANYTHING!

My one posting of some Irish china:

My lucky thrifting day: 3 old plates (love that green) and a $5.00 plate rack:

Thanks for stopping by---
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Goodwill Hunting

Today was not a bad hunting-day for vintage--
A little bonus porcelain bunny to match a few Easter blue-checked linen napkins:

A single pillow case embroidered with blue hearts--

Found a gray wooden file box--and more little metal molds:

Love this wooden box--sweet hardware inside still slides to hold index cards:

Cutest little planter; wash tubs---

See the "plastic" ornate wall pitcher?  I know--it's PLASTIC--
but, something about it--(maybe because it was only a dollar!)---it just has some charm to it.  I'll paint it white----
Then a little vintage book "Bridges of Madison County"--yes--seen the movie 2, 3 or 10 times.  Cost:  25 cents.

Embroidery hoop---the hangers were FREE from a friend!

At C.C.--sweet wall lamp for $3.00; loving the milk glass.

Also from C.C.---three old plates W. S. George---50 cents each---

And then later today at the local resale shop--found this wrought iron plate stand for $5.00:

Perfect for my W. S. George plates!

Talk about awesome happenings---I love to collect vintage religious items:
I purchased the picture on Ebay for $12.00 last month--
and a few days later at a local shop I found this tall plaster figure of Madonna for $2.50:
look at how similar they are!  I love them.

I'm joining these fine ladies:


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


Vintage Inspiration Friday