Monday, July 30, 2007

Makeing Memories

Hello all my bloggy gal pals...
I have not disappeared...
I have not run away...
I have not abandoned ship....
I am here.....
Missing you all!

What's been keeping me you ask??????
My mum has come to stay with us for a week...


Although she lives only 3 hours away we don't get to see each other very often.

I love when she comes to visit.... She always brings goodies too...
a few loaves of her yummy homemade zucchinni bread, and she brings all the ingredients to make a few batches of grammas rice pudding!
Mmm... warm from the oven... its the best!
Although mum has no idea what shabby chic means,
her favorite color is NOT PINK,and she is not into scrap booking, blogging, antique shopping, hunting resale shops or Etsy......
We will be spending the week... sipping tea, shopping,
chatting, shareing stories and looking at old photos,
sight seeing and visiting old friends!
I hope to teach her a new craft or two while she is here!
I will spend my week Making Memories...
What will you be doing?

P.S. anyone waiting on swaps goodies from me...
please forgive me for being late...
God has blessed me with this time with my mum
and I plan to make the best of it!
~Thank you for understanding~
Hugz, Dolly

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Another FUN swap

Who does'nt loooove vintage kitchen goodies!

Aprons. potholders, utensils, cook books,tablecloths, etc....

If you missed Jennys vintage kitchen swap

or if you had fun and want to do it again...

then run over to Garboodles

and sign up for Micas' Vintage Kitchen swap...

I hope to see you there

Hurry... sign up ends sunday!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dog Days of Summer

Calling all bloggers......

I wanted to let everyone know that

Shannon over at Rocks in my dryer

has put together a carnival of give aways!

Oh my this is the mother of all give aways...

I am talking over 500 bloggers are offering goodies.

Yes over 500 chances to win goodies...

from books to aprons to bath n body lotions to .......

oh my gosh you name it!

What fun I have had reading some the blogs and give aways!

Go and check it out.....

good luck

I hope you win something

Friday, July 20, 2007

Put your feet up....

Hubby and I took a trip into town on wednesday
to get a few much needed things and I spied a family flea market/yard sale sign!
We whipped the truck around in the bank parking lot
and much to my suprise it was starting on wednesday!
That was unusual.... most sales run thursday thru saturday up here!
I have to show you the goodies I found
Ohhhh don't you just love foot stools/ottomans?
I can't get enough of them...
I love to have one in front of every chair!
I saw this lil treasure and knew it was coming home with me...
and at 5$ I was feeling pretty happy to give it a new home!
Its very comfy and sturdy... and vintage!!!

Here is a peek under the top cushion

of what the tapestry looked like when it was new....

augh....I love the worn, faded, well loved look it has now!

Take a look at this close-up...
love those sweet lil cottages
These cute lil scrolls with roses
are the perfect accents for above a picture or mirror!
I plan to paint them first!
Hmmm.. maybe white with the rose pink...
or creamy white then antiqued...
or just white and shabbied up here and there!
What do you think????
This lil lady has been a staple in our house since I was a lil girl!
The only syrup mum bought was Mrs. Buttersworth!
She never talked to us though...
When I saw this sweet lil bottle she finally talked to me...
she said "buy me buy me"!!!
Look how cute she is.....
I just love her...even with her chips and dings!
Now she stands proud in our kitchen ....
When I look at her she makes me smile....
I can hear her whisper....
"Thank you"
I also came home with an 1935 canning book.....
I love to can all of our veggies that we grow in our garden...
there is no reward better then opening a jar of tomatoes
in the middle of january
and they smell as fresh as the day you picked them!
I leave you now with this lil saying on the back of the canning book
How to preserve a husband
"Be careful in your selection.
Do not choose too young.
When once selected give your entire thought to preparation for domestic use.
Some insist on keeping them in a pickle, others are constantly getting them in hot water.
This makes them sour, hard and sometimes bitter.
Even poor varieties may be made sweet, tender and good by garnishing them with patience, well sweetened with love and seasoned with kisses!
Wrap them in a mantle of charity.
Keep warm with a steady fire of domestic devotion and serve with peaches and cream!
Thus prepared they will keep for years!"
><> Enjoy your day <><

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I am hooked....

I am so excited...
On Saturday I joined our towns historical society!
Thats right I am an honorary member!
Hubby and I took a tour of the historical village!
It was soooo fun!

I took pictures to show you!

This is the one room school house!
I am not old enough to have gone to a one room school house
but I bet it would have been fun!
Love the old desks and woodburning stove....
The old books and lil chalkboards

This is the inside of the tradeing post

This is the settelers home....
Love the logs and chinking

Don't you love how simple and cozy the kitchen/dinning area is!

Woodburning cook stove, cabinet,wicker high chair!

And the other half of the first floor is the sitting room./sewing room!
Love the vintage organ, sewing machine and wicker carriage!
Ahhhhhh...... I could move right in!

Wait....where's the computer????? Here we go upstairs...To the bedroom

one room.... open for easier heating in the winter~

Love those iron beds...
the ticking matress's are stuffed with straw...
Hmmmm makes me really apreciate my downfilled mattress!
Do you see the chamber pot?
we always called it a pee pot!
Love the old trunks, quilts, cradle and childs cupboard!The tour will continue in another posting!
Hope you had fun!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fur Babies

You know the old saying....
"if you want the best seat in the house....
you will have to move the cat"
That saying is alive and well in our house...
except you will have to move 2 cats!

Meet MARZ.....
our collage daughters' spoiled Rotten cat
And I do mean rotten with a capital R!!!!
She spells her name in all capital letters

because she says MARZ is "special!"

MARZ does have a personality all her own!

And trust me she is very very spoiled!

Let me introduce you to Ink.
This little bundle of joy is MARZ' first born.
Our daughter gave her to hubby for fathers day.....
mind you hubby never liked cats...
up until a year or so his motto was

" cats belong outside to keep the mouse population down"!
This lil angel won his heart!
She sleeps on his pillow and he cuddles with her every chance he gets!
He truely loves her!
She has changed him!!!
Hmmm.... do I see another spoiled cat in training!

Excuse me girls..... That is MY CHAIR!!!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bits and Pieces and Bunnies too!

Goodies arrived in the mail this week!
My first package came all the way from Finland!
Miss Delila at Sepia Art Studio was my partner for
Debras' Hop Hop Jingle Boo
Bunny Swap!
Look at all the fun treasures Delila spoiled me with!
Bits of vintage lace
Oh La La

Don't you looooooove these cute lustre bunnies....
and a handmade bunny boys tag?
I love it!!!!!

Vintage cards, the yummiest smelling HaniPuPu Tea
Mmm... I can't wait to taste this tea!
I love teas!!!
The sweetest red and white polka dot & floral wrapping papers,
vintage bunny postcards, victorian bunny die cuts.....
Think of all the wonderful things I can create with all these goodies!
Thank you with all my heart Delila!
Guess what is inside this pretty minty green wrapping?????
Are you excited....
I am too...
hurry hurry hurry.... let's rip this open and see what it is.......

Oh my..... take a close look at this sweet bits and pieces collage!
Created by the hands of Miss Laura over at Katydiddys

Oh Laura this is wonderful
I Love it!
This sweet ballerina girl is so precious...
I want to be a ballerina when I grow up!

Look at the pretty flowers,
and cuppy cake girl,
the glitter and glam!
Oh Laura she was well worth the wait!

Here is a sneek peek at what I created for Laura.....
{vintage button cherries} te hee
and soooooo much more!
I hope she loves it as much I loved createing it!

Thank you with all my heart Laura...
it was fun being your partner!
Hugz, Dolly

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Thank you to the men and women
who are fighting for our country!
God bless you and keep you safe!
Happy July 4th everyone!

I hope that you all have a wonderful day!

Be safe in all that you do!
Hugz, Dolly