Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ahem ... a little intermission or something

I got this darling Irish lassie from Magpie Ethel. So cute!

I should post something but ... ay yi yi, I can't think of a thing to write about. I'm rather bored with myself hahahhaha.  

Busy as a bee over here.  Consumed with working on taxes, Ebay auctions and getting organized in my craft room.

The dogs and I would much rather be outside in the whisper whisper oh so lovely warm weather we're having here in Los Angeles.  And I'm ready to begin working on my Easter Spoolie Swap project for my partner and can't wait to start.

I'll be back in a bit when I'm nearing completion on the things I need to get done.  Hoping you're all doing well and staying cozy!

Monday, February 18, 2013

521 lake street easter swap-a-roonie

I'm casting my Nervous Nellie usual self to the wind and taking my very first dip into the world of blog swaps. Dear Sandy at 521 Lake Street is hosting an Easter Swap and it sounds like so much fun!  We are to make an Easter "spoolie" creation for our partners and also include an Easter basket or box, complete with goodies for our partner.  How cool is that?! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

happy valentines day


Wishing you and all your sweetie pies, a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

look what I found

Jeepers.  Stop. Start. Stop. Start.

Well I'm at it again.  I've started to go through my parents things again ... so many things I had wanted to keep but unless I add on a storage room to my house, I can't. 

So I'm going through my mom's tablecloths and I found this cutie!  Teeny thing, what could it have been used for???  Nowhere near big enough even for a card table.  Darling cross stitch, someone's handwork, I assume my mom or my grandma but it could have been a gift too. This one I'm going to keep and also my mom's Christmas cloth that I shared at holiday time. 

Anyway, I was hoping that maybe my vintage loving and knowledgeable friends could tell me how I can safely wash and press it and not ruin it?!  Thanks so much for any help you can give me.

Joining in the Rednesday fun with Sue at It's A Very Cherry World.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

vintage valentines

We went to the Antiquarian Book Fair in Santa Monica on Sunday.  Although it's always advertised as also being a "paper" show, there seldom is anything except for a map or document vendor.  This time one of the booksellers brought vintage valentines along with him.  WOOHOO!  Now I'm kicking myself for not having picked up more.  BOO HOO!

Joining in the Rednesday fun with Sue at It's A Very Cherry World.

Joining in the Vintage Thingie Thursday fun with Suzanne at
Colorado Lady.

Joining Claudia for A Favorite Thing Saturdays on
Mockingbird Hill Cottage.

Monday, February 11, 2013

come, let us have some tea

Come, let us have some tea
and continue to talk about happy things.
~ Chaim Potok

There are still some paperwhites blooming over here. 
Makes me long for Spring.
Thoughts of old friends fill my mind.
Wishing we could sit and catch up over a cup of tea.

Quote found at Bluebird Notes
Tea cup graphic found at The Graphics Fairy
Free printable Valentines paper found at B. Nute Productions

Saturday, February 2, 2013

valentines from mom

Treasures of the heart, valentine gifts from my mom to me.
Royal Doulton annual Valentine plate from 1977
and two darling teddies with hearts.

Joining along in the fun with Claudia
on A Favorite Thing Saturdays
at Mockingbird Hill Cottage.