May 18, 2009

My new favorite blog....

and they have a STORE as well!!!

I won!

I LOVE getting goodies in the mail! I rec'd a sweet package from Caren and Ashley of Kdottie Designs! I "helped" name their new carousel horse and my name was announced as a co-winner this post.

Inside the cute "dottie-d" tissue paper was a package of darling napkins (too cute to use), and a little vintage-style keyhole lock-shaped wall hanging. Sweet! Thanks gals!

Another new bird!

We had another new bird on the sunflower seed feeder today!

He's a Black-headed Grosbeak! Not a great picture, as I had to sneak up on him! He's got a seed in his mouth! Cute! Prior to seeing him, there was another bird on the feeder that I didn't recognize, but it flew away before I could get a photo. Come to find out, it was probably his mate because it was a female!

This is a photo from the internet, but that's her!! Sweet!

We also have a couple of sweet tiny Yellow Warblers hanging around, but they are too quick for me!! Here's what they look like...

Itty bitty things! I LOVE bird watching!!

Today's Thrifty Treasures

It's Monday, and time for....

Found another nice rose picture...

A sweet basket, tiny pink watering can, a Homer Laughlin plate, and a cookbook from 1936!

Nearly new Keds!

A darling jean jacket crying out for some rick rack..

a to die for apron...

I might make a tote bag out of these placemats..

Hope you all had a great thriftin' weekend!!

May 16, 2009

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday to you all!! Please visit our hostess Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for this weeks Pinkies!!!

Saw this lovely little purse on eBay, and I'm considering bidding on it :-)

This a new little dresser scarf. The trim is the perfect shade of pink!!

How sweet is this little sewing kit? Look at the tiny little pink scissors! I love it! It stays in my travel we do much traveling LOL! But. if we do, I'm prepared!

and last, but not least, I'll leave you with my sentiment for today. "Best Wishes" for a very PINK weekend!! I'm off to the thrift stores in a bit to see what goodies I can find for Monday's "Today's Thrifty Treasures"!

May 12, 2009

A dog story...

If you are a Corgi lover, you have to read this story! Too funny!

May 11, 2009

Belated Mother's Day

I know that yesterday was Mother's Day, but I just came across these old photos that I thought I would share.

My mom's HS graduation photo..

Patricia Ann Riley. Would have been around 1948, I believe. Love the rooster scatter pins on her sweater!

My grandmother.....

Edith Irene (Holmes) Riley. Taken in the 40's sometime, I'm sure. She passed away several years ago. We called her Nannie. She was a statuesque lady of 5' 8"in her younger years, but oteoperosis did it's damage and prior to her death she was about 5" or so. Yes, I take my calcium :-)

This is my favorite...

Mom, Nannie and Grandma Holmes (May Elizabeth), my great-grandmother, at the beach around 1945. Beautiful women all, and I'm proud of where I come from.

My goodies are here!

On May Day I won an awesome giveaway from Apron Memories !! Well, the UPS guy just brought me a box!! Inside was:

Three apron books...

embroidery hoop and floss, Aunt Martha's patterns,
flour sack dish towels andFOUR quality vintage-style tea towels with colorful stripes...

all folded nicely into this ADORABLE bag made
from an embroidered tea towel.

Made my day!!!

Thank you so much!!

Almost forgot! Today is...

I'm wearing mine..are you wearing yours???


The thistle socks hadn't been hung up but an hour when I spied this little guy. They're here!! Now I feel like it's spring!!!

Today's Thrifty Treasures

It's Monday again, and here are my thrifty finds for this week. Click on the Southern Hospitality button and check out other thrifty gals and their treasures!

I found a lamp to go with the shade I found last week. Here's the lam turned on...

Here it is turned off.

This green shade was on the new lamp, and it fits perfectly on the milk glass lamp I found last week but forgot to post.

My best find was this awesome wicker chair. It's in great shabby condition and the perfect shade of old aqua!!

Is't this farmer cow adorable??

Here's his face.

I love this little tea bag holder.

Found these new shoes. They are just like the ones I found in this post!

Another sweet tiny birdhouse...

And an awesome Martex 100% cotton sheet in a lovely shabby rose print. This will make a lovely house dress don't ya think??

I adore these sweet little plates..

I also found this neat iron deco thingie, painted a heavenly pink. It is missing two leaves, where the x's are, but we have them and just need to fasten them back on. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet!

Well, those are my treasures for this week! See ya next week!

May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all moms and grandmas a special day!

May 4, 2009

Thrify Treasures Monday

Thrifty Treasures Monday is here!

Visit Southern Hospitality for a tour of Thrifty blogs!!!

We had an awesome thriftin' and junkin' weekend. Saturday we hit all the stores in town, then yesterday we went to a nearby town to a large thrift store sponsored by the local Senior Center.

Here is my treasure trove....

3 yards of sweet cotton fabric on the left, to add to my quilt fabric stash, and a set of 100% cotton sheets on the right. Love the print!

Another Pyrex custard cup, 2 vintage cookbooks, and a turquoise oval Pyrex casserole that will go into service in my craft room.

Some pretty pink fabric, an awesome ironstone plate, and padded hangers. I never seem to have enough of these!

A really cute birdhouse hanging thingie to add to my collection.

A large leather tote bag by Banana Republic in nearly new condition.

Vintage books. One of my passions.

Another dressed up cow to add to THIS collection.

Two pretty rose prints for the master bath, a to die for lampshade, and a sweet wooden bunny with pink bow.

And all these lovely little items!

We stopped at a mom and pop hamburger stand on the way out of town, and this is what greeted us in the parking lot.....

"grrrrrr...I'm guardin' my Daddies pick-'em-up truck, and I'm dang serious about it!!" LOL!!!

Till next week...