Monday, April 25, 2011

Birthday, Easter, Swap, Oh My!

Just a cute little hand painted bunny plate.

oops..I almost forgot to show you the sweet little blue and white banner that Carol from Old Glory Cottage made for me! THANK YOU, Carol... Guess I'm losing my mind!!! SO forgetful!

This sweet little angel is from BFF, MaryElla and the berry basket from my baby sister. Birthday gifts. Just showing a couple of them :) THANK YOU!!

Tomorrow I'm helping a friend with her house cleaning business. So, I'll make a little $$$ and get some exercise in too!

Pearl, from Pearl's Sentimental Journey and I did a one on one swap. We decorated an cottage cheese or yogurt container. This is the one she made and sent me! Too cute! Lots of lace and flowers!!

She sent me a TON of treasures! Some for Easter and some for my birthday! I was squealing in delight. Too fun!

She made these too! Sweet shadow box, Wade bunny on spool and the little box with goodies inside.

Lots of tags and paper treasures. THANK YOU, Pearl !!!

Easter table. Not too fancy here! Kailee made the egg name tags :)

See the tin basket loaded with candy? Just bought it on Friday. It has nursery figures around it. Just too stinkin sweet. It's a vintage Easter basket.

Kailee finding Easter eggs on Sunday.

Easter gifts from my blogging friend, Linda! THANK YOU!!!

I think I forgot to show you the little matchbox swap that I did. Steph at Tart Deco made this little matchbox for me. Love the blue colors and the little Home saying.
The swap was called: Things with Wings by JoAnne at Vintage Dragonfly. Sorry I'm late!

Cute little treasures inside. See the little penguin pin :) Too cute. THANK YOU, STEPH!!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter. The weather was perfect and mine was very nice! Lots of food with my family. God is Good!


deb :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

He Is Risen ~ Easter Blessings




THANK YOU ~ Bachmans House Part 2

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY WISHES!!!!!!!! Your friendships mean the world to me and I so appreciate your kind wishes. The flowers above were at the Bachman house.

Fun kitchen ideas. I have a small "stash" of drawers and LOVE this idea!!! Just need a bigger kitchen to do it in...but... this would work in my "someday" craft room :)

Funky chandelier...I'll pass on this idea...

Fun and easy way to display bunny's or anything else. I know we all have some fun jars like these!

Too fun! This old child's chair is now a chalk board! I have a couple of kids chairs in the garage..hmm...I'll have more photo's on the next post!

Sweet Pea had her first lesson on Tuesday and other than the fact that there were 15 other dogs..she did pretty good. It was rather noisy there...I need to practice this week with her.

Kailee and I will be coloring eggs today after school. I have the ham in the frig and bought the rest of the groceries today. About 9 of us for Easter Lunch here. What are your plans??

THANK YOU AGAIN for all the Good Wishes!



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's My Birthday :)

Gotta get me a Birthday Cake!!!
deb :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Peeks Inside the Bachman Ideas Home

All these photos I took at the Bachmans Ideas Home. Just have fun and look at these great ideas.
Outside house numbers on plates...
LOVE the plate wall!!! Of course this isn't new, they just added mirrors to some of the plates.
Yummy, pretty plates! I think I'll add some pink to my blue collection.
Darling dining room. Love the oak built-in cabinets! I could so LIVE HERE!

When you walk into the front porch...this is what you find in these 2 photos.
I have MANY more photos to share later.



Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finds, Swaps & Winner

Love these vintage word cards...
Chippy pot and old books ....
Fun little goodies to sell at HQ and the antique store.

Aww... cute little brown puppy. The kids books are from the first garage sale that I went to this season! Laura at Decor to Adore had a Spring Matchbox swap and she made this one and sent all these goodies. Thank You, Laura!

My other partner was Holly form Paper Pieces of Me and she really Spoiled ME!!! Pretty blue hankie wrapped the matchbox...
Very sweet matchbox in blues and birdies...Just Darling...
and all these treasures inside!!! Plus more paper goodies that I didn't show you. THANK YOU, Holly! What a great swap partner you are!
This fabric ATC is from Kimberly at Art Joy Stuff. She does a Tuesday ATC swap. I joined this one as the theme was Tulips. Fun!!! Sewing an ATC is so unique! Thanks, Kimberly!

The winner of the giveaway is Grace number 19 on my comments as that is my Birthday! Thank you all for your kind and sweet comments! Grace, please email me your address!

Hubby and I are going antiquing for the day and out to lunch. Easter Sunday the kids will come over and we'll celebrate Easter and my Birthday!

I still will show you the Bachman's Idea House with the next post...

Wasn't very busy at HQ...road construction didn't help. Cold and there was a bit of snow yesterday. Crazy. Had to put another blanket on last night.



Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ready ~ Set ~ Shop

My room is ready for shoppers. It's a tad cold today and hope the buyers are in the mood to shop! Yes, the large bookcase is on it's side. Always thinking of new ways to use things.
I think there should be something for everyone :) I'm hoping the chandelier sells!!!

Had lunch today with BFF, Jeanne. It was my Birthday lunch. We had wild rice soup and huge popovers and shared a yummy dessert. The very pretty apron is my gift from her. She also made a matching one for Kailee and Kailee's American Girl Doll. Also a pot holder and bowl holder for the microwave. She used vintage tablecloth! It's so pretty. The photo doesn't do it justice.

At the General Store where we had lunch they sell CANDY!!! I just had to get these. Yummy from my childhood!

Tomorrow I'll be at HQ...9-5 if you are in the neighborhood! I also went to the Bachman Idea House and took LOTS of photos that I'll show you soon! SO MANY IDEAS!!!



deb :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

392 Posts & 392 Followers

This is my 392 post and I have 392 followers... isn't that something! SO...I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway. What you see is what one of you will receive. Of course..there will be chocolate and probably a few more goodies. Just leave a comment on this post.
I'm still getting my room ready at it must be ready tomorrow and that's what I'll be doing. Thursday I'm going to lunch with a early birthday lunch...cause it's my birthday next Tuesday!

I'll have photos of my room and swap goodies for my next post. Not too sure about what hubby and I will do next Tuesday. Maybe antiquing??Lunch out??

Have a great weekend!



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finds, Easter Swap goodies & More

Here is my Easter decor on the boy window in the dining area. I had to take the photos at night because of the glare during the day! That all the decorating I'm doing.

I did a Easter Swap that Sandy from 521 Lake Street had. My partner, Sue from and I were partners and these are the Easter goodies she sent me. It was a tag swap and Sue added all these extras! The little chick squares above are chocolate and I'm saving the wrappers for projects.
She also made these darling cupcake picks and the little shadow matchbox. THANK YOU, Sue!!!
Sweet Pea turned 1 on Saturday. She is going to doggie school, next week. She needs some discipline! She continues to "talk" back to me!
Above are the finds from Saturday. The flower relish dish is chintz from Germany. I forgot to show you the backside. The ribbon girl is vintage. I may keep her to go with the one Shirl made for me.
Elizabeth from Creative Breathing made these Easter treasures and has decided to "pass" them on to gals who wanted them, for a small fee. These are my keepsakes!
LOVE, LOVE this egg hunt pin keep! Special treasures from a special lady.

I have to get going on my room at How Quaint! The sale is next week...tomorrow my Granddaughter will be spending the day with me. Last week it was spring break, tomorrow is teacher conferences. REALLY!!! These kids need to be in school! They have too many days off.

Hoping for a week of sunshine!