Monday, January 10, 2011

Stuff around the house

This old autograph book is from the 1800's and look at this...
could this belong to a relative of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Laura from the blog Decor to Adore??!!
I forgot to mention that this pretty altered shoe is from Lyneen from a Valentine swap from last year. LOVE it... you can visit her at She was very generous.

Little girl and her pearls :) Such a sweet face.

Silhouette of my son when he was 2 years old. He is now 31 years old.
STILL being good about not "shopping"... we are saving for our vacation to Florida within the next couple of months.
Been working on my Valentines for the swap and am almost finished with them. I just want to do that all day and not to anything else.... ha ha.. that doesn't happen.
Hubby helped hang the chandelier at HQ on Saturday and later this week I'll be there, loading up the room.
Not much going on right now...kind of nice!


Theresa said...

Beautiful book, wonder who it belonged to:) Love all of your pretties! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the girl with pearls.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I hope we can get together when you come to Florida. I wondered how you sprayed stuff up north, guess you can't in the cold, or even in the garage. What if you have THE laura Ingalls! Stay warm up there I think I heard you had another storm coming.


Dogwood said...

Thanks for sharing such sweet stuff around your home. Fun to see it all.

Have fun working on your Valentine project. I love Valentine's Day.


Joy said...

Awe what an adorable Silhouette of your son - Love the pearls and shoe too. It's snowing here!

Anonymous said...

Love the silhouette. I have a son about the same age. His would have wild crazy curls!
The old albumn brought back memories of things from the family farm. why don't we keep things like that on the coffee table any more?

Linda said...

Wonderful pretties Deb and your new header is so pretty...hugs, Linda

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow cool book and autograph! Not much happening around here either. Hope you bring some warm weather with you to Florida. It's been really cold here lately :-(


Jane said...

That is such a cool autograph book...think of all the years it has survived.
I just don't think it's possible for you to have a 31 yr. old...nope, just not possible.
I'm trying not to shop too and just using what I have on hand. Don't know how long I'll make it!

Linda said...

LOVE the autograph book...and your header is so sweet!

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Deb.
Great autograph book.
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hello Deb....!

I hope you're having a WONDERFUL week Lovey....!

Your autograph book is TOO DIE FOR & HOW ROMANTIC....I wonder if the writer of the autograph WAS a relative of Laura's.... :o)

I have my fingers crossed the saving is going well for your trip to Florida....Sometimes....JUST sometimes....The forgoing of Treasures is WORTH it if the 'return' is a much needed holiday....!!

THANK YOU for your LOVELY comment....I AGREE....Sometimes they just don't undersatnd at all....hahahahahaha....I'm AOK though I do sound a little like a Drag Queen imitating Demi Moore.... :o) !!!!!

Cheers for now from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweetie!
Love your goodies! I actually have a shoe covered in macaroni and then sprayed peachy colors that my grams did many years being a shoe girl, I love your. I have my wedding shoes and have been wanting to do them...I just might do it now! lol

So glad you Love your goodies! I got all my Christmas things organized and can't wait to use what you gave me...stay tuned! lol

Have a great day!

PS, I am just so blessed by your frienship!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Laura's family was only in Iowa for one year. A year so bad that Laura never wrote about it in her books. Most of the Ingalls family resided in Minn. and Wis. (My grandmother still lives in MN.) Still geneology is a funny thing and there is a good chance that this was a kissing cousin based on the (what I consider) correct spelling of the name versus Ingles, etc. All the same, what a treasure.


I loved Laura Ingalls books. That would be something! Love your son's portrait captured in time... like the autographs in your book.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love to make Valentines!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So prety!!....m...

Dede said...

Love the litle girl with pearls :) Very unique decor items! I am your newest follower. Would love to have you follow me back.


Kim said...

Ahh.. Florida.. I wouldn't mind going there msyelf to get away from this snow and cold. I am so ready for winter to be over. Your valentine decor is so cute. I love that red shoe.

I haven't been making any valentine tags myself. I go through spurts where I feel like creating and then days will go by when I do nothing. I did make my little altered spools though which was a fun little project to work on.

I have quite a list of crafty things I want to try and make over the coming months when I'm feeling creative so stay tuned to my blog to see what I come up with next.

Stay warm and drive safely if you're out and about in the snow that just doesn't seem to want to end.


tales from an oc cottage said...

That autograph book is to die for...and I LOVE your blog banner!!!

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Janet, said...

My favorite is the Autograph Book.

Home and Heart said...

You always have such lovely stuff!! The silhouette of your son is precious!

Margaret Cloud said...

Wouldn't that be something if that signature was a relative, would be worth something. I always like you finds. Have a nice week.

Brenda said...

Wow, so many fun things! I love the buttons! I love it all, especially the autograph book! Your blog is a delight! I would love to visit your home!

Have a great week!
Thanks for visiting!
Love, Brenda

Karen said...

You just have to wonder! I just had lunch with Laura and she is just a cutie! What a fun time we had!
I kinda like the "not knowing"

But wouldn't it be something?

How can you find out? ;)

HAGD! Karen

deirdre g said...

You have a great stuff around your house. Love that beautiful book.

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