Thursday, September 30, 2010

Joining Vintage Black Friday! Don't Forget to Join in my "Four Seasons Giveaway" for 300 Followers

Vintage Black Patent Leather Hat Box

Family Photo Albums from the 1920's
Welcome to my Vintage Black Friday  post hosted by the French Cupboard . Today I have for your viewing pleasure, an old hat box that I found some time back in an antique mall for $7.00, which I thought was a great find as I like to store my laces and trims in items like this, though not shown, this one has a beautiful powder blue lining, the only problem is the zipper is starting to separate from one side just from age, if anyone can think of a great way to repair so it will still zip, let me know as there isn't much fabric to re-attach it to. The second vintage black are two Family photo albums that belonged to my parents when they were young. Some of the photos I'm not sure who the people are but must have been friends or relatives of my parents and then some are of my parents from when they were young. Really great originals and I will probably scan them and eventually use them in type of design. At least there won't be any copyright issues with using these photos!  I plan on restoring the albums so they will hold up longer as the larger one is getting very worn. I hope you enjoy this post and who knows maybe one day I'll actually get some vintage looking creation done with some of these treasures. I'm working in that direction but have spent quite a bit of time refining my computer/blogging skills. Until then I'll see you the first of next month for another Vintage Black friday and hope you will click on the link and visit all the other Vintage Black Friday participants. By the way I'm having a reach "300 followers" Giveaway so if you leave a comment on that particular post, become a follower, blog about the Giveaway and post my button on your sidebar,  your name will be included in the Four Seasons Giveaway for 300 followers. For each item done you will have your name included in a chance so that gives you up to 4 chances. There will eventually be 4 items included in this Giveaway. They will be posted as time goes on.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

HAPPY BLOGTHDAY FIRST BIRTHDAY FOR SWEET BEE'S COTTAGE

Calling all bloggers, don't forget to go visit  Sweet Bee Cottage and enter her giveaway to help her celebrate her Very First Blogthday! She is having a Giveaway celebration and wants everyone to join in the fun! Have a great week everyone!

Friday, September 24, 2010

PINK SATURDAYS with BEVERLY

Happy Pink Saturday everyone, don't forget to stop by and visit all the other Pink Saturday participants and visit our host Beverly. She deserves a big thank you for putting this on every week! Just click on the Pink Saturday link on my left sidebar to see her Pink Saturday post. This week I'm going to feature Denise from  ALL OVER ROSES , visit her beautiful blog and let her know I sent you! PS Don't forget to follow and post my blog button to enter in the Four Seasons Giveaway for 300 Followers. If you post my badge, I'll be happy to reciprocate. Have a fun filled Pink weekend! Enjoy my PINKS! Here they are.........


PINK HOPNAIL GLASS BUTTER DISH,  SUGAR and CREAMER YARD SALE FIND

BUTTER PLATE  NICE  for  CREAM & SUGAR
BEADED PINK NIGHT LIGHT FOUND at TARGET RECENTLY

PINK NIGHT LIGHT  TURNED ON!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TIPS FOR TUESDAY Working on "BLOGGERETTE SORORITY" Rushing Project & Have Some Fun!

Nothing like a fun project to get you back in the creative mode! I've started working on my Bloggerette Sorority rushing project! I'm having lots of fun with it and can't wait to finish and show it off. Too much fun, well back to work and hopefully I'll be finished by the end of the week! Everyone needs to have a little fun in their day, so this is my "Tip for Tuesday", go create and have some fun while you're doing it. To me creating is relaxing!

Friday, September 17, 2010

PINK SATURDAYS with BEVERLY

FOUR SEASONS GIVEAWAY  "SPRING"
This is my Pink for this Pink Saturday and it does have some Pink in it so it counts! This is #1 of my Four Seasons Giveaway. It started last Saturday but due to the 9/11 Memorial I felt it should have its own post. The Spring birds nest is a vintage iron bird bath with a OOAK Paper Filigree Goose egg in a setting of shredded vintage papers and grasses with a Hummingbird attached on the side. The base is tied in a bow of antique lace and vintage jewelry pieces and a tiny angel fairy all from estate sales. I think the lace itself is over 75 years old. I'm celebrating my new blog makeover and thought I should celebrate it with a Giveaway to be held upon 300 Followers. If you are already a follower you are already in. Since I plan on having Four items for the Four Seasons the more entries you have in, the more chances you have in the the Four Seasons Giveaway, each Season being different and a total of 4 chances of winning!  #1 Be a Follower,  #2 Leave a comment on this post, #3 Post my button on your sidebar and # 4 Do a Post about the Giveaway. I will include any Comments placed from last week regarding the Giveaway as a counted Comment.  The other items will also be OOAK's and posted as time goes along. "Four Seasons Giveaway" 1 of 4 "Spring" and Four Seasons Giveaway on Heartful Creations, go to either blog!   Please stop by and see Beverly's other  Pink Saturday participants  I might add it is also much easier to add my button to your sidebar if you use Firefox as your server I'm told, I hope this helps any one that has had or does have trouble. Happy Pink Saturday everyone!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

TEACUP STITCHES GIVEAWAY

TeaCupStitches Giveaway
TeaCupStitches is having a great Giveaway so go check out her blog, just click on the link to sign on and enter. It is a Beauty! It ends September 30th!

Monday, September 13, 2010

I"M JOINING the BLOGGERETTE SORORITY SISTERHOOD

I've  joining the Bloggerette Sorority which is a Sisterhood of gals with a love of fun, sharing and creativity. With my love of everything Victorian and Vintage I should fit right in along with my love of creativity. It looks like I have about 6 or so months to get ready. It is Hosted by Karen, of Some Days Are Diamonds and includes fun filled swaps, sharing and creative ideas. Sounds like fun to me! Whoo-hoo more new bloggy friends!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

REMEMBERING 9/11 for FUTURE GENERATIONS "POST 9/11"

MAY YOU FLY WITH THE WINGS of DOVES. MAY YOUR FUTURE BE BRIGHT and SAFE

UNITED WE STAND to KEEP OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS SAFE
YOUR FUTURE STANDS BRIGHT BEFORE YOU! YOU WILL BE PROTECTED!  YOU ARE PART of OUR FAMILY LEGACY AS YOU ARE A PART OF ME AND THE GRANDFATHER YOU NEVER KNEW!  GOD BLESS YOU and ALL that COME AFTER YOU! YOU ARE LOVED! YOU MAKE US PROUD!      
In keeping with our thoughts of yesterday and all that was lost during 9/11 it is important to "Remember" not only for lives lost, families separated and children left behind without one or more parent. We must remember for the sake of future generations, our Children, our Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. 100 years from now it will be in history books and hard for the generation of that time to imagine. Today I "Dedicate to the Future Generations" including my own, may you always be safe and protected!





Saturday, September 11, 2010

PINK SATURDAYS "REMEMBERING 9/11 and All THAT WERE LOST"

PLANES FLEW and the DAMAGE WAS DONE with OUR PLANES, but NOT OUR PEOPLE! TERRORIST WILL ALWAYS BE OUT THERE but WE WILL NEVER FORGET! THEY WILL NOT WIN!

THERE WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH FLOWERS TO CHEER the BROKEN HEARTS and LIVES!  THE FALLEN WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

UNITED WE STAND!
Now for the Giveaway, I'm so pleased to have my blog makeover just the way I wanted it, that I decided to celebrate it starting today with a progressive Giveaway to include all Four Seasons. The First Season is Spring and located on my Sidebar.  The Giveaway will include all followers to this that, so no one is left out but you can't be Anonymous since I would need to find you and you can't follow twice unless it is on each of my blogs and if you have more than one blog post my link on your sidebar for each one to count.  The more chances you will have to win are #1 Be a Follower, #2 blog about the giveaway to spread the word and #3 grab my button and place it on your blog any or all of them, #4 leave a comment ( so I'll know you were here) along with this to help me reach my goal of 300 followers. This will also apply to my" Heartful Creations" Blog, I will list the first item today which is OOAK and really is a Spring item. I will cover Winter, Summer and Fall with OOAK items as we go along so you won't know what the second one is until I have reached the half way point. This will make it more fun and it will take awhile anyway. I don't have many followers on my other blog as I haven't posted much in the way of creations but I will now that I'm finally started. All I do are (one of a kind) items as they are more meaningful that way.  Here is item #1 for the start of the Seasons. This gives all of you many chances to win as each thing you do counts as a Chance which gives you  many chances with the 2 blogs! The Winner will receive all 4 Seasons  Have fun. Spread the word and I would not do a Giveaway that I wouldn't keep myself, as in No junk, all Art and Handmade items. Thank you Beverly our host, don't forget to visit her!  howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/so-just-what-is-pink-saturday.html

Friday, September 10, 2010

FUN FRIDAY "TAKE a PEEK" all you Peeps! NEW BLOG MAKEOVER is up and BEEAAUTIFUL!!

My new Blog Makeover is up! Come on over when you have a chance and take a Peek as I feel I have finally found my fit that suits myself and reflects my love of Victorian and Vintage. My "Heartful Creations" blog has a makeover as well. I now just need to get busy! Starting tomorrow I'm going to host a Giveaway just to celebrate and everyone who is a follower will be included so no one is left out. I will hold the Giveaway until I reach 300 Followers. Help me reach my goal. I will post the all the particulars tomorrow in Pink Saturdays Post and this will include my companion blog "Heartful Creations". I will be adding to the goodies in the Giveaway so it will get progressively better as it goes along, all great Stuff, no junk girls/guys so it will be worth the wait! It may take awhile but you will love it! There will be something to cover more than one Holiday as in 4 Seasons. Have fun and spread the word.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

JOIN the BLOG GUIDE BOOK

luluslovlies.blogspot.com/  Join the Blog Guide Bookwww.blogguidebook.com/ to connect with fellow Artists and Crafters or just people that have wonderful blogs with similar interest, if you are a collector, creator or just plan ole' love the fun of blogging the Blog Guide Book is just for you. Choose the area that most suits your tastes and or interests and you will enter a whole new world of people out there. A Must for all serious bloggers and for the love of blogging and with the connections I have made I highly recommend it! Sport the Bee, it may just Bee what you are looking for! I love it and highly recommend it to all fellow bloggers!! Bee Happy and Bee in the Blog Guide Book!

ROSE FILLED "BIRTHDAY WISHES" JUST FOR YOU SWEET GIRL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL, LOVE YOU! ALWAYS TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES! REMEMBERING OUR SUNSHINE DAYS OF WALKS and ROSES. THIS NEW BLOG LOOK IS DEDICATED TO YOU and OURS DAYS OF WALKS AMONG the ROSES.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TIPS FOR TUESDAY "NEW BLOG DESIGN COMING SOON!" I'M TICKLED PINK!

I"m tickled Pink and are sooo- excited over my blog makeover that I can hardly wait! Coming soon so all you peeps out there keep your eyes open as it is Beeaautiful! So excited that I will be having a giveaway to celebrate, I'll give all the details once we are up and running and ready with a giveaway plan! Stay tuned for more announcements and the fun to begin...  The talented Karen from Valentine Designs is my designer, of course, and she was just recently published in the "Somerset Studio" Oct/Nov issue for her Halloween Art Design!



I'M TICKLED PINK!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

PINK SATURDAYS with BEVERLY

This is a pink chenille bedspread made into a shower curtain with a liner underneath. I just matched up the holes for the hangers to the liner and did a buttonhole stitch to hang with ease. I love old chenille and thought I should have some out to enjoy. I loved the old look!

These are my pinks from the top of a cupboard in the same bathroom and the pink in the  chenille shower curtain  really matches to this shade better. I have been under the weather this week with some kind of intestinal virus so this is all I'm up to posting, hope you all have a very Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Labor Day! Please click on the Pink Saturdays lady to link to her blog to visit all the Pink Party Participants or this link here.   http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/pink-saturday/



Thursday, September 2, 2010

VINTAGE BLACK FRIDAY

"FUN PHONE"  THIS FUN VINTAGE  LOOKING PHONE IS A REPRODUCTION OF AN ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE WHICH I ORIGINALLY PURCHASED TO HAVE IN MY SEWING ROOM WHICH IS  DECORATED WITH MOST EVERYTHING SEWING RELATED, HOWEVER SINCE THERE WAS NO PHONE JACK IN THE SEWING ROOM, IT NOW SITS IN MY HALF, PAPER CRAFTING/BEDROOM STUDIO NEXT TO MY COMPUTER SO I DON"T HAVE TO RUN TO THE PHONE WHEN I"M ON LINE . IT ISN"T THAT LARGE MORE LIKE A HALF PINT MACHINE BUT I LOVED THE LOOK OF IT!  IT IS BLACK and VINTAGE LOOKING!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY UPDATE on "MIRACLE MAKEOVER"


Just recently announced, over $2000 was raised for another "Miracle Makeover" just by leaving a comment on the all the participating Blogs that were hosting this event. Thank You Kelee Visit Keelee at The Katillac Shack for more information.http://www.katillacshack.com/  for sponsoring this event and everyone who participated.