Friday, December 26, 2008

Is This Going Green ?

Just had to share one of my Christmas experiences !! My family was all gathered together and after a huge dinner we all sat down to share the gifts we brought ! One of my son's ( he is single , if this helps to explain some of this!) was passing out some gift cards to a restaurant as his gift for everyone ( easy and sure to please ...right ? ) after passing them out he states .... "everyone get one? " I said , no I didn't and he replied with , oh , I got you something else ! So he reached into his coat pocket and pulls out this "wrapped" gift !

I am thinking to myself ... half eaten chips ? Who knows what lies inside this package ! The ultimate in going green packaging I would have to say ! I really know that it is not his concern for going green , as it is usually far from his thoughts !Or better yet , a single guy that hates to wrap gifts is more like it !

So I reach in and feel something , pull it out & this is what was inside !!!

So how cool was that ! Now I can listen to all the tunes I love anywhere !! ( Thank you Josiah ! )

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from My Home !

Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas to everyone ! I hope you all have a wonderful time and that you will take time to reflect on the reason why we celebrate Christmas !!Posted below are some photos from my home !
Little girl under a glass dome , perched on a pedestal plate , surrounded by some sparkly beads !

Snow Babies and one of my wreaths , from shabby frames and topped with winter greens !!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Candy Canes and Dreams

A quick little post !! I have been busy , like everyone else I guess with all the last errands and things to finish before Christmas ! I do hope that everyone is enjoying this time of year !! I do have to say I have made myself not do as much as I have in the past and want to focus on the more important things of life! Some days life may not always be sweet and our dreams may fade, but if we cling to the hope that no matter what we face in life God is with us in everything , big and small ! I remember someone saying these words ...." speak life into your dreams " ! How true , as we can either speak life or death, be negative or positive , it is our choice !!

The photo is of some Candy Canes I made last year , sitting in a jar of "snow" !! Have a sweet & blessed day !

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree !!

Last evening I finally got my tree up !! Had all of my house decorated before Thanksgiving , just had the tree left to do ! My daughter encouraged me to get it up , because my granddaughter would love to have it up , she is 14 months old , she loves there tree ( she actually goes up to it and stretches her arms open and is "hugging" the tree !) , so here it is ! I use a lot of the same ornaments from all the previous years and it is sad , I create things , but my ornaments on my tree are all purchased or a lot of them have been gifts . If you see little tiny crochet baskets in white , my mom crochet those several years ago when she was still able to do that . I have a lot of them on the tree, some years I have filled them with florals , ect ! I still use the gold , which I would love to change to silver ... sometime !Also the icicles a friend made from beads , a little shimmer. I definitely do not go overboard !!! My tree is along a wall in my living room that is painted a chocolate brown , and that is a cupboard door in the way , sorry ... it is what my tv sits in and I should of closed it for the photo!

We are having a major blizzard at the moment , will be getting a ton of snow dumped on us and cold beyond anything !

Hope everyone is safe and warm !

Friday, December 12, 2008

coldness !!!!

That is what the weather is suppose to be , coldness beyond description ! With a -15 below temp & around eight inches of snow, have no idea what it will actually be like with the wind chill , but it will be COLD ! I think I will fill up my vehicle today to be on the safe side and get some supplies !
I will try to complete many projects that I have started and also Christmas gifts , so thankful for a warm home !
I listed some things on Etsy , I repurposed a vintage silver chalice into a birdie nest, fit for a queen ! A one of a kind treasure ! Also listed a collaged pink dress, with a vintage earing for some fabulous bling !
Stay safe & warm !
Pink Glamour

Silver Birdie Nesting !

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Healing Expressions

I belong to a ning group called Ruebee a place for Christians to gather to honor God with our handmade things ! Via that group is a wonderful artist Healing Expressions , Lani Kent ! All of her art is amazing . She just hosted an open house for the Christmas season and what a joy it would of been to be there ! Her home was filled with her wonderful art work and lots of goodies !You can visit her blog and read all about it and see all of her fabulous creations ! She is also having a giveaway , wow .... it is an adorable treasure box filled to the brim with delightful Holiday Art ! Click" here "to visit and sign up by leaving a comment on her blog ! But I am crossing my fingers that I will be the one picked !

Look at all the Treasures !

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Around My House !

I have to admit that I decorated most of my house before Thanksgiving this year ! One of my daughters and her family came & wanted me to have my Christmas decorations up as she never gets to see them as they live many miles away ! I have a white "bookshelf" in my kitchen that I change out for the seasons , and this is a little scene on the top shelf. A snowman that a friend gave me many years ago under a glass and metal container , also a dept 56 winter kitty another friend gave me ( as I love my kitties !) sits under another glass dome .

This is the top of a vintage cupboard I have had for many years , is in my living room . On top this year I put a small tree in a white metal container , lights covered by some sheer fabric and my favorite green wire basket filled with all vintage glass ornaments , also a white snow bear given to me by a friend with a huge clear glitter type ball sitting near the bear !

Hope everyone is having a fun holiday season , now Iam off to finish many of the projects I have going to list on Etsy !

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Creamy Brown !

Did a Treasury List last night , Creamy Brown ! I love those colors ! My photo is rather small so I will post the sellers links so you can check out there shops !

Papapots , fabulous pottery !

Tickebean , stunning jewelry !

The Haunted Hollow Tree , wonderful art !

PeskyCatDesigns , adorable handbags !

KeepsakeCourture , cards that are awsome !

BeadDiddy , Iam in love with the brunch necklace !

BestArtStudios , my son loves his art !

khphillips , these bowls are a reserve item , but I love the design on them !

sheknitsamy , are these just too cute ?

tylr , cutest little whirlpool ring

peaseblossomstudio ,adorable tags !

lilybirddesigns, unique jewelry and scarfettes !

Monday, December 1, 2008

First Day Of December !!

Oh wow how the days go by so fast ! December first and Iam behind in creating treasures !!! I have most of my Christmas decotations up in my home , except for my tree, which I will put up later ! Thanksgiving came and went and was especially fun for me as my daughter and her family that live in Spokane came !! A joy to my heart !! I hope your Thanksgiving was a blessing to you , but more so that you will be blessed much in the year ahead !

A few of my Christmas creations that are for sale at The Little Things

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thank you Debbi for the Award !

To my surprise Debbi at All In My Cottage chose me as one of her top ten coolest blogs !!! So I will also list my top ten coolest blogs also !!!
Here are the guidelines for receiving this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award
4. Add links to those blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
Here are my Top Ten !!
There could be so many more on this list , it is so hard to pick !!! Hope you enjoy visiting everyone's blogs !! Thank you Debbi !!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Treasury List Faded Pinks !

It is always a joy when you are looking through the lists of Treasury's on Etsy and you come upon one that has the gold star , yeah ....someone picked one of my items for a Treasury List !!! Made by yippeevintage , be sure to check out her shop with fabulous jewelry!
Included in her Treasury list are so many other wonderful shops , this is a list of them . Be sure to click on their name and check out their shops also !

Thanks again to Yippeevintage for such a fabulous Treasury List from Cottage Style Street Team !!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Maggiesrosegarden Giveaway !!!!!

Nicole Madison from Maggiesrosegarden is having a drawing for a free Tutu !! How amazing can that be ? Her sweet little tutu's are so adorable , every little girl's dream ! She has all of the instructions on her blog Maggiesrosegarden , so click on her blog name and it will bring right to her blog for all the info you need to enter !

Stop by at her Etsy shop and check out all of her adorable creations , there is the sweetest little Santa Princes TuTu available to delight some sweet little girl !! Best of luck to everyone !!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Flea Maket Finds

Click here ( Friday Flea Market ) to see what I have today ! Hope you have a wonderful weekend everyone and loads of fun shopping all the Flea Markets today ! Thank you for stopping by !

The doilies have just been listed in my Etsy shop SecondTresaures !!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Vintage Overload !

This past week I have been going through a lot of my supplies and re-organizing stuff..... oh goodness ! I realized I have vintage overload !! I really need to start to let go of things and pass them on to others ! Vintage lace , doilies, and such has always been a Passion of mine , so if I was at an estate sale or garage sale I just could not let it just sit there , I had to "save" it !! I will be listing a lot of my vintage linens in my second Etsy shop SecondTreasures , so if you love vintage linens keep checking my shop ! This morning I listed this adorable vintage shirt / blouse , has so much detail in the sheer fabric , I have it on a vintage wooden hanger and a cute little rhinestone pin to keep it closed !! Adorable to hang in your shabby or cottage style home !

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Flea Market

Please click on this link for items up for sale. I have done something to my blog page and can not fix it ! It will not post any links on the side !!! There is a link in the post to take you back to the main page of lists ! The little snowman above is available in my Etsy shop !!

Thak you so much & have a wonderful weekend !

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In Honor of Veterans Day

I give my thanks to all of those who have and are serving our country , a huge sacrifice by many . Some with their life , a limb and many other disabilities because they chose to serve our country . Thus lives have been changed forever. To those that are serving even today , to be apart from family and loved one's is a hard task in it's own. So I say a huge , big thank you to all !

God Bless America !

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Flea Market

Another Friday !!! How quickly the days go by ! Check out my flea market, see what I have to offer , click here ! This week Iam offering this sweet little finger tip towel free with any purchase of two items.I have left my email on my Flea Market page if you find something you can email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible ( need I say , I check often ... spend way too much computer time ) !!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and lots of fun shopping every one's Friday Flea Markets !!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today is the long awaited election day ! I know that many are expected to vote, I hope everyone in this nation realizes what an honor it is to be able to go to our polls and vote ! Even if we have many flaws , I am so thankful that I live in the USA , it is a Privilege !
I pray that we never forget the roots that our nation was founded on.God bless us and the USA !
On a lighter side this is from an email I got ( yes , one of those forwarded by everyone ) . Very sweet , yet great !

A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the results:
God is like. BAYER ASPIRIN He works miracles.

God is like. a FORD He's got a better idea.

God is like. COKE He's the real thing.

God is like. HALLMARK CARDS He cares enough to send His very best.

God is like. TIDE He gets the stains out that others leave behind.

God is like. GENERAL ELECTRICHe brings good things to life.

God is like. SEARS He has everything.

God is like. ALKA-SELTZER Try Him, you'll like Him

God is like. SCOTCH TAPE You can't see Him, but you know He's there.

God is like.DELTA He's ready when you are.

God is like. ALL STATE You're in good hands with Him.

God is like.VO-5 Hair Spray He holds through all kinds of weather.

God is like. DIAL SOAP Aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did?

God is like. the U.S. POST OFFICE Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination.

God is like. Chevrolet. . . .the heart beat of America

God is like Maxwell House. . . Good to the very last drop

God is like. Bo u n t y. . . . He is the quicker picker upper. . can handle the tough jobs. . . and He won't fall apart on you

Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Flea Market

Happy Harvest Time ! I do not celebrate Halloween at my home , I love harvest time and fall , all the beautiful colors and seasonal change ......but not the scarry things !! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend ! I was down with a horrid cold , so Iam behind in everything !!! I will list a few things for Friday Flea Market , click " here " for link to my page of goodies ! I do have PayPal buttons , but if you prefer you can contact me ( leave a comment ) for other payment , check , RME , & money orders also .

Enjoy checking out the Friday Flea Markets !

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Repurposed and Altered !

Finding various treasures along the way going to estate sales and thrifting it is amazing what little treasures combined will produce ! One of my most favorite things to create is using old or discarded items and creating something fun !

Listed this little birdie under a glass cloche dome on a pedestal on Etsy! Living a little serene life in it's own little world !

Hope you are having a wonderful , blessed & creative week !

Monday, October 20, 2008

Treasury List of CAST TEAM members

I created a Treasury List today with CAST Team members ! Such a variety of talented artists to choose from , I think that picking items is one of the hardest things to do ! And I also get sidetracked in choosing items and have to check out something cool and before you know it hours have passed ! If you get a chance you should check out some of the fabulous artists !! They are :
My treasury list photo is small...sorry and I dont have time to re-do it , I hope the link will work and you can see the real deal !Hope you have a blessed and creative week ! I will be out of town visiting my sister & shopping ( oh goodie !)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Autumn Open House

Thank you to Deena at Can I Be Pretty In Pink for hosting the Autumn Open House ! You can click on the link to a list of all the other open house blogs !

Welcome to humble home !! Fall left and we had early winter , so any snap shots outside just went out the door !! I have taken some shots of a few little fall decor areas in my home for you to view !

Starting with the top of an old vintage cupboard in my living room , ( the photo is of the top too , so it looks a little crummy...that's because it was an old cupboard I striped and refinished , some was not very good condition , but has more sentimental value than anything) .I have a display of some of my white pottery ( I love white pottery) with some fall shades of glassware and a glass dome covering some treasures of fall ! I know , the poor little pheasant has a broken beak but it is a treasure that was my aunts, so I keep it for that !

A fall arrangement of florals!

Sitting on a shelf in my kitchen is an orange Fiesta Ware gravy bowl filled with a candy treat ! I like to take candy corn and mix with dry roasted peanuts ! Sounds crazy , but it really does taste good together !

A vintage glass dome that I filled with some "beaded" fruit , sits next to a lamp, sorry for the dark photo !!
A basket that sits on a ledge by my stairs , filled with some boyds bears that a friend gave me a years ago and some other little things , a pumpkin, scarecrow and a crow on sticks that I made a long time ago !!
I usually set this sugar creamer set out in the fall because it has the wheat pattern ( Harvest ), my dad was a farmer & this was from a set of dishes my mother had , I kept these !!
Last I have a tin container that hangs on a closet door , I fill it with greens for the season ! Hope you all have a blessed fall and Thanksgiving ! Every season has a purpose and I always think of fall and harvest ( as a farmers daughter ) and how much we are to be thankful for and how blessed we all are !!! I thank God every day for all that He has done for me and in me & pray that you will be blessed !

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Winter Came Early !

Woke up this morning to a gentle surprise ! Did I say gentle? It is more of a shocking one! Snow coming down , wet and heavy , covering everything ! I am so not ready for winter yet ( I never am ) . Snow, cold ,just plain don't like it ! But I still live here, so I need to adjust! Below is a photo I took on my deck of a little wood bench I have a string of lights on and a bird cage.....they are covered! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !

I made a big pot of chicken and dumplings ! What could be better to have on a cold day? My most favorite chicken broth to use is Watkins Poultry Broth ! Pictured here ! I love using this brand , not so salty as some others , yet so easy to keep on hand!

The finished product !

Have a warm and creative day !!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Flea Market

Friday Flea Market

I posted a few more treasures for today ! Click here to check it all out ! I take PayPal and you can also choose to mail payment, just leave a comment and I will get back to you with all the info !
Have a wonderful Friday of shopping !!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall, Blogs and more !

First off Iam featured on Moxie's Photo & Design blog today ! Her blog is full of stories, features sellers and tips on vintage finds ( she is the queen on vintage finds)!!You will have to go check it out and leave a comment ! Her Etsy shop is full of fabulous vintage finds and a second shop with her photo design ! Thanks Moxie !

Second , I am joining Deena at Can I Be Pretty In Pink , in the Autumn Open House ! On Oct 15th everyone will post photos of their fall decorations !! I will have to get busy & start taking photos now !!! A link is to the right for the Autumn Open House !

Vintage treasures !! I have been thrifting and doing some cleaning out and destashing and I have lots of treasures to share ! I will post most of them in my SecondTreasures shop on Etsy and also on the Friday Flea Market ! So keep checking for some new finds ! Sorry about the bad photos , I tried grouping a tiny portion of some of my finds, but it is a little preview !