Showing posts with label postcards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label postcards. Show all posts

Friday, April 3, 2015

You're never too old for an Easter Basket...

I remember fixing Easter baskets for our girls even after they were married. I knew how much they enjoyed them, even when they weren't really candy fanatics any longer. They might be grown-ups, but they still wanted and expected, their baskets. So we ever get too old for an Easter basket?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Spring Frame-Up

Each day that I pack, I find things that I haven't seen for a while. I mentally try to take notes on where they were found and try to remember which box they are being packed into. Last weekend I was opening cabinet doors that hadn't been opened for a bit, and I said "Hello" to an old friend that had been on my kitchen wall several years ago.

I'm a sheep lover from way back. If you look on my blog list I have several sheep blogs that I keep up with on a daily basis. This fellow is just one of many sheep and lambs in my flock. He's really a chalk wall pocket, but I like him plain. He looks like a pretty serious fellow to me, so no sprigs of Ivy or trailing foliage for him.

I've been wanting a little more inspiration in my studio, so when I found him I went searching for an oval to frame him in. But there needed to be a little pattern and color...something for Spring that was easy to work with; maybe something that could be changed with the seasons. I thought a wallpaper sample would work, just a little small, but it gives the right background.

A few years ago I had the chance to grab a few discontinued wallpaper books, so I had a few options. I settled on something "Spring Green", but can change it out when the mood strikes.




I thought of pitching all these sample books, but slapped myself right afterward. I've used these papers for so many projects. Since it's close to Easter, a few vintage Easter Postcards were tucked in for display.

don't you love this patina?

So glad he's baaaaaack...

Joining in with these parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Swing into Spring at DIY by Design
Blissful Whites at Timewashed
Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Simple and Sweet Friday at Rooted in Thyme
Shabbilicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush


Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Fairytale" Inspiration for Easter continued...

Last weekend I shared with you a beautiful new book
by the people that bring us Jeanne d'arc Living magazine,
 entitled "Fairytale Easter". 

I fell in love with all the wonderful 
Easter and Spring inspired creations that grace each page.

Little did I know when I visited Leola's Vintage Home and Garden Spring Open House last week, that someone else had been inspired to create these same lovely decoupaged eggs. My friend Pam, who always has some of the most amazing creations and displays around, had crafted her own version of these Easter lovelies.

So a few came home with me 
for my own Easter display in an old cardboard suitcase.

They joined other bits and pieces of vintage ephemera,
 baskets with moss, and a nest or two for a little vintage Easter vignette.

Aren't these embellished vintage Easter postcards 
just precious with bits of twine, tulle, and feathers?

 One of my collection of old church fans in the background.
Jesus with the lambs are my favorites.

A hyacinth bulb and old book wrapped in stamped cotton ribbon.

It's times like this that I remember that my true love is 
"all things vintage".

Joining in on these great parties this week:

Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Hope you have a wonderful week,

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guess "Hoo" flew in...

You know I've been on a little bit of an Owl "kick" lately, so when I saw these two Halloween die cuts of owls at the Antiques Show last weekend, I had to snap them up. They flew in and perched here in the Entry Hall on my round mirror. LOVE any old die cuts and especially those from Halloween.

They join "Smiley" and a reproduction Halloween card

I know that original Halloween Postcards are really pricey. I had never even seen any in all the years of my flea marketing, until this last weekend. whoa...did I say pricey?
And here's a couple of pics from a great space at the Antiques Festival of the Ozarks this last weekend. "Come on In Antiques" from Seymour, Missouri. LOVE the "Boo"!!

We had a great time and even went back the next day to grab a few other things that we passed by on Saturday. The next show is in the Spring, try to make it if you can. There are so many great vendors.

If you haven't visited The Marketplace then scroll down to the last post to check out the great links.

Joining in for
 Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Saying prayers for all in the wake of Sandy,

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