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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Coffee Keys

Do any of you remember seeing these cans at your grandparents home? or maybe your home  back in the day ? I can remember me wanting to open cans of coffee with the little key with a hole in it to latch onto a tab on the coffee can. I bought this can at an auction back in the 1980's and have always kept it because it reminds me of my days when I was in grade school. The can was full of the little keys.

Now I know you younger girls out there won't know anything about these LOL It's for the generation gals who lived in the 1950-1960's

Then again I'm telling my age


                                                                     
Just another thing tucked away in the studio


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Day of Love

Just showing a few hearts in the studio this pre Valentine's Day. This heart was found at an after Christmas sale. I tore off all the holly and berries and Christmas bow and here it is all a new for Valentine's Day

                                       
 I had to stand my angel in a chair to get her full size.I think they look good together.


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend

            This is a old wall hanging quilt from years gone by also a few things I have had for sometime that I am sharing today. There is so many pretty things for Valentine's day on all blogs, mine are just simple little hearts in the studio                                  
 hanging on the wall in my sewing room
 A heart pin cushion I made years ago hanging from bottom of a shelf
 This is a little vintage card I got of courses years ago, seems like I have had lots of things for years
 I always kept these out of magazines, just to darn cute to throw away, I have a drawer just for these. I have cut some of these pages up previously and used them on Valentine Day cards


All we need is Love 


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

My Two Hearts

Since it's time to post something about Valentines instead of showing cards I am not working on I remember my two hearts I have on a bookshelf.One from a daughter as a gift and the other I bought in Portland Oregon years ago down at Pioneer Square in a shop that also sold my blue calico dishes.

This candle holder I bought at a local florist shop last summer at sidewalk sale days here in town. Love the cupid .That is my undecorated Valentine's tree in the background                                                                                                                
                                     

 This is the hinged heart I bought in Oregon,It opens on top and I have it filled with those tiny pictures you get with your proofs when you have pictures taken at a photographer's studio
                                                                         
 Then this was a gift and I have a picture in it,I have it laying in a glass bowl filled with glass beaded flowers
 This was taken a few years ago because the oldest little boy in this picture will be 14 years old this Saturday . I don't post about my family as many of you know who follow me,but since I had to open this heart to show the inside had to mention my daughter and two boys at the time,now there is 2 more boys in the same family. All very precious of course.I have total 7 grandsons no granddaughters.



I have a couple more things to post about Valentine's Day  in a few days 


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Table Setting

I run across these pictures of a table I set once for a ladies luncheon. This is a rerun you can say. Some of you may not have seen this because it was a few years ago. I have been blogging 7 years now, hard to believe.
I started blogging for self entertainment and guess i'm still entertaining myself with all your lovely blogs

          My bouquet of button flowers set in middle of the table on one of my antique dresser mirrors                                                    
   I used ironstone white and cream colored platters for our luncheon plates and my brown and white calico staffordshire cups and saucers
 Do you see my white and cream colored buttons on the table? Then I made each lady a little wooden sewing thread spool with vintage buttons on it. One of the ladies who was at this luncheon called me later that day and ask if she could buy all the dishes I used for this luncheon. I said YES, I have since found some more cups and saucers for myself
This was so much fun. I would like to do it again 
I am ready for this weekend Indoor Garage Sale at The Holiday Inn west convention center here in Columbia Missouri. My kitchen, well you can't walk through it for boxes and piles of things I am 
 taking out there to pass along for someone else to cutter their house with my treasures LOL 


Here is another luncheon I set a table for 

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Samplers

Remember back (1990's) when a lot of us were into making Samplers? well anyway I was Hahah. I loved them and never could afford the ones from 1700-1800's so got patterns and made my own.
This first one is one I had my daughter who was in junior high at the time make for me. I seen an antique one just like this once in an antique shop. It's quite a large in the frame it is 17x21 inches. 1989
                                                                 
                                           
                           
This is a sampler I purchased at a store in Sturgeon Missouri years ago and loved the dark linen it was made on.1988 It's a copy from 1888 sampler
                                                                           

This is a picture of it of course in the sun so you can see the colors better

I started this sampler once and ask a niece to finish it for me, she was about 10 and loved cross stitch so I gave her this for a project. 1994 


I did this sampler sort of free hand I just made it up , I did look at some pictures of letters to make the alphabet. I loved the little houses on the bottom. I even made a quilt squares with the little houses and sure I sold them at a  yard sale once because they aren't in any of the studio storage boxes. 1994

This I started off looking at a paper towel pattern I had. I bought every roll of paper towels  with this pattern on them.I always liked samplers and still do.. This is not framed just laying around the studio for me to look at it.                                                                         I am sure this was early 1990's

 Just more things in the studio. I am getting ready for the annual Indoor Garage Sale at our Holiday Inn West across from our Mall . It's Sunday February 5th noon till 3 pm . Last year it was held on a Sunday and it was the largest amount of people ever shopping.

Well I have got to get to work 



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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Around The Studio

I have had no enthusiasm to get anything done for the last 2 weeks. I still haven't got any greeting cards started and believe me I have plenty of paper and embellishments to add to the cards. I have a chest of drawers full and an white wicker armour plus several small decorative boxes full.Anyway I will get all fired up when the sun comes out .My sweet ladies from Germany I found at a yard sale for $3. Just wanted to show a few things I have sitting around that makes me happy. The little girls shirt has damage to her beautiful lace and the lady said that is why she was only $3.                                          


This is a card I embellished years ago. I think this is the first card I ever altered . I had gone to an estate sale and bought a big box of small plastic do dads like this green hat and airplane.

Love this sweet little girl,I added her a crown and the Blessed Mother charm

My shelf I bought at a yard sale once added the bottle brush tree and jar of beads ,rhinestone clothes pins
My little Nicol Sayre doll sitting on a bird nest,I think I'l add glitter to her nest ,she is holding a little glitter bird. behind her is a few Byers Carolers dolls and a tall Santos doll

I forgot to add in my newest Nicol Sayre doll that I bought in Lexington Missouri at a shop having a closing sale 50% off everything  

Believe me I have plenty to do and love all my treasures just need you to tell me to get it done LOL 

A look across the table I create on ,this was taken through a mirror across the room 





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