Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Treasures....

I went to an estate sale this past week. It must have been the last day; everything was 50% off. I ended up with a few bits and pieces, all for nine dollars. I love seeing the inside of estate homes. This one must have been owned by a wealthy family since there was a maid's room with it's own separate stairway; a butlers pantry and an indoor swimming pool! The sad part was that the house was in poor shape, but it was sold. I would love to see it's transformation!
I came home with the small white metal planter (50 cents) so I stopped at a fun store which sells fairy garden materials and bought the dwarf bush. I love the glass snail and small watering can which complete this vignette.
I also found a Grand Rapids spring water bottle in the estate home's garage. Sixty years or more ago, spring water was pumped into barrels from the artisan wells in our ravine and sent into Grand Rapids to be bottled and sold.
My sister brought me the glass bunny and eggs from her trip to Chicago.
I am finally sharing a fun find from a local antique store. I liked the monkey letter holder at first sight but when I read the tag, I had to have it. I wish I had known about the estate sale where this was found. The gentleman who owned it lived not far from me and had a collection of monkeys to commemorate his part in The Wizard of Oz.
I still struggle with blogging using my iPad. I need to make some time to investigate avenues of help.
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Baby Grass Wreath

Want an easy, fun project? This fits those requirements. I found this on a blog and decided I could use a whimsical and fun wreath for spring.
Her instructions are great and I found everything I needed at Joann Fabrics, just as she said. I had a coupon so the project cost less than $15.00. I think I need to add more flowers and find a pink ribbon but I am pleased with it!
Have fun!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's the small things....

...that make me smile!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Laziness takes over my life lately...therefore I am remiss in posting anything new. So sorry. I am a dreamer, not much of a doer recently.
I will share a few of my favorite/fun things from the past few weeks.

First is our kitty, Itty Bitty. She decided to join my husband and have a quick lap of his drink. Since she is a senior citizen, I find myself rarely saying no to her.
Second; I did schedule a fun jaunt up north with my favorite younger sister. She was game to search some antique/ vintage stores and even poised for a bear hunting picture.
Third; I LOVE my new bunnies....although my mice seem jealous and out of sorts about the newcomers.
Fourth is a picture of my favorite birthday gift...charms made with pictures of our sons at the age of two. Adorable!
Lastly~to my surprise, DH took me out for an expensive and delicious birthday meal at a new restaraunt. Happy Birthday is written in chocolate making my age easier to swallow!
It has been a fun and busy two weeks.