Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday Shopping

Another fun Saturday of flea market's have come and gone again, but we didn't leave empty handed!

I found lots of vintage cards and patterns. My favorite!

I so want to make these "Two Little Kittens on Two Little Mittens"! How cute are these. Even the old guy that checked me out kept looking at them!

We're starting to see a lot Christmas stuff at the flea market's now. I have started to collect the retro styled Christmas decor. The kind from the fifties and sixties.

These are salt & pepper shakers. I would love to start a salt & pepper collection but I think I have reached my limit on collections for now.

Baby planters have been our newest collection that has grown very quickly.

I adore this version of Cinderella. The illustrations are breath taking. Unfortunately some kid took a pencil to a few of the pictures.


Okay, this will be the last post before we announce the winner of our 100th post giveaway! So make sure to leave a comment to get entered in! I thought I would list some of the goodies that the lucky winner will receive!

fat quarters, vintage postcards, vintage cards, vintage seam binding and ribbon, a vintage wooden spool of ribbon, a vintage embroidered runner, a pair of lucious house shoes, a vintage apron, vintage fabric, a wall hanging and more!

Good luck to all who enter!

Happy Labor Day Weekend,Lindsey and Twyla

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Barbie Wednesday

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in our 100th post giveaway pictured in the last post!

Okay, now on to Barbie Wednesday! these are some of my reproduction Barbie's. When I was younger and still playing with my Barbie's they started releasing vintage Barbie reproductions. And I have tried to collect as many of them as I could over the years. Mattel truly did a wonderful job.
Here are a few of my favorite's

This one is my favorite of all! I adore her dress and tiara. I would LOVE to have the original. She reminds me of Cinderella in a way. This dress came out in 1963 and was called "Sophisticated Lady".

This is the "35th Anniversary Barbie". This reproduction shows off the face painting and bathing suit of the first Barbie ever made by Mattel. They made them in both blond and brunette versions.

This reproduction is of an American Girl wearing "The Poodle Parade" outfit. You can see even from the reproductions how much detail went into Barbie's wardrobe. For the first few years all of Barbie's clothes were stitched by hand.

This one is named after the dress "Enchanted Evening".
The original fur was made out of rabbit. Mattel even once made a genuine mink stole for Barbie in 1965. A Sears exclusive, it originally sold for $ 9.99.

This is a reproduction of the Twist N' Turn Barbie wearing "All That Jazz".


Okay, now I have been tagged by Patty of Pipstitch to share seven of my quirks. This has not been an easy task. I have just never thought about my quirks that much I guess I like to ignore those kind of things.

So here goes:

1. I have such a huge fear of spiders that somehow if there is a spider in the room I will find it! I don't want to be the one that has to kill it, but I am always looking out for them constantly.

2. I don't like swallowing pills. I can do small ones okay and I will gladly take Ibuprofen when I need it, but that's it!

3. I share the same fear of phones as my Mother! I am not quite as bad as her but still I was never one of those teens that sat in her room on the phone all night long!

4. I really need glasses but I DON'T want them!!!! At all!!!!!!!!! I prefer to pretend that my eyesight is fine! I don't want contacts either. I don't like eye doctors. I don't want one NEAR me!

5. I have an odd fear of food and drinks that have expired! I am always checking experation dates. I have decided that about a week until the expiration date is going to expire, is when I am done with it.

6. I have such a fear of going out of the house without makeup on that I even have nightmares about it.

7. I love movies so much that when I really love a movie I watch it over and over and over never getting tired of it.

Have a happy Barbie Wednesday, Lindsey

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Maybe it goes back to when I was in school or maybe it’s because I was a summer baby, but I don’t want summer to be over! It is my favorite season of the year because it is so carefree and relaxed. People go on vacation and play outside. You feel like a kid again in the summer and I’m just sad it’s almost over. We did not get to go on vacation this year. All four of us have very different work schedules and having two new babies in the family made it impossible to get away for a ‘real’ vacation. Here are a couple of pictures from past vacations.

I’m digging for diamonds! One of our favorite vacation destinations is Murfreesboro, AR to dig for diamonds. Sometimes when you are under a lot of stress it is good to go sit in the dirt and dig. Like when you were a kid, except here, you might find something valuable.

Here was another memorable vacation. My dream had been to visit Fallingwater. We went there a few years back when we went to Washington D. C. Here I am on the balcony, (in the middle) proof that I was there. It is a gorgeous place. I want to go back so bad.

Here is my picture of that most famous shot of Fallingwater.

We have been tagged by Patty of Pipstitch to name seven quirks about ourselves. My first reaction was, ‘What quirks, I don’t have any quirks.’ I did manage to come up with a few though. I’ll do mine today and Lindsey can do hers tomorrow on her post.

1. I hate telephones! Don’t like to answer them or call on them. If I don’t know who’s number it is, I won’t answer it. I’m not quite sure where this aversion comes from.

2. I weigh every morning. After I go to the bathroom and without a stitch on, I weight. Yep, quite obsessed!

3. I like to be home and I don’t like going to work so, I wait until ten minutes before I have to leave for work to get ready. I linger over blogs, I comment, I pretend I am a housewife and nothing more until I absolutely have to get ready or I’ll be late.

4. Frank Lloyd Wright once said, ‘Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.’ I am the same way, I would rather have something I want than have new underwear!

5. I can’t sit and watch tv without doing something else. I have to be working on some craft project because I can’t stand to waste all that time just watching tv.

6. I hate to put away the clean dishes from the dishwasher, especially the silver ware, that is the Worst. I love putting the dirty dishes in though.

7. This one is kind of bad, I don’t like to make plans. One of my favorite
sayings is, “Let’s just play it by ear.” I like being spontaneous, what
can I say?

Patty also gave me an award that I must say, means a lot to me. It is the Super Commenter Award. I enjoy leaving comments as much as anything about blogging. I want you all to know how wonderful you are and how you brighten my days and bring joy to my heart, so I comment quite a bit. When we first discovered blogs and before we had one our selves, I would read a post that would touch me in a certain way and I would try to leave a comment and couldn’t figure out how. I would get so frustrated! It took me a long time and several lessons from Lindsey to figure out how to leave one. I can now type in our URL without even looking!

I would like to pass this award on to all the people who faithfully read and comment on our blog. I am sure we have the most loyal readers and we appreciate and love each and every one of you!

It is now time to announce our 100th post give away! This is it our 100th! When we first started we didn’t know if we’d ever make it this far. Our first post was Dec. 23rd ’07. We didn’t get a comment until Feb. 5th, from Angie at Quilly Silly. She will always be close to my heart for that reason. We just want to show our appreciation to all of you who make blogging so much fun and who we think of as friends. Just leave a comment between now and next Monday and we’ll announce the winner on my next Tuesday post. We will be adding more and more to the giveaway as the week goes on so this isn't everything that the winner will recieve!

Of course, I have been crafting. Making house shoes for the shop and for Christmas gifts. I always give lots of these as gifts for Christmas and they always seem to be appreciated.

My recommended blog of the week is Cottage Affairs. Go. Now. This is a seriously cute blog. I don’t know why I never ran into her before, but she is my kind of girl. Her name is Anita and she likes pretty vintage things and writes in a fun way. What could be better?

I was in the thrift store the other day and a sign on the wall said: God will not give you more than you can handle. I wish God didn’t trust me so much!

Wishing you much happiness! Twyla

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Warning! If you can't handle too much cuteness then please look away now!

We had so much fun Saturday! We went to a flea market that we hadn't been to in awhile not thinking they had much of the kind of vintage stuff we liked and golly, we found so many things we wanted, we plan on going back next Saturday!

I really liked the reindeer. Not for sure what it is but he just has a certain charm to him!

I was in vintage card heaven! I have found more than this before, but these had some of the cutest graphics I have ever seen! I will share a few of them this week.

I especially am partial to this poodle card!

I love how this vintage boot Mom got, matched one of my vintage Christmas cards!

We also stopped at couple of garage sales along the way and found this beautiful milk glass bowl.

I love my newest vintage books. The Raggedy Ann & Andy Christmas book is precious!

This vintage platter that I found at the thrift store still had a flea market price sticker on it.

Aren't they cute?! They both definitely have personality!

We've got a busy week ahead of us! We have an award to post about and we've been tagged twice! Not to mention our regular Tuesday and Wednesday posts and oh yeah, we have our 100th post giveaway coming up this week! Get ready for that! It's almost here!

Lindsey and Twyla

Friday, August 22, 2008

Award and Halloween paper bag album

Michele from Country Vintage awarded us with the I love your blog award! Thank you so much Michelle! We love your blog too!!

So here are the rules of this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours

5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated This is really hard because we love so many of your of blogs! You all make my day so much better!!! But, we will obey the rules and pick a few. Were passing this award to:

Patty of Pipstitch

Kim of Happy at Home

Deb of Garage sale Gal

Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist

Heidi Ann of Gold Country Girls

Deb of Homespun Living

Karen of Mrs Kwitty's Cottage


I also wanted to show you what I had done so far after my Michaels Halloween shopping spree! I made this Halloween paper bag album that I will list on etsy this weekend!

Have a great weekend, Lindsey and Twyla