Tuesday, August 12, 2008


This weekend found me doing some of the things that I enjoy most, flea marketing and thrift stores. Lindsey and I stopped at a few sales, but they are just not amounting to much lately. I found the most adorable planter at a flea market on Sunday, sorry girls, this one isn’t going in our etsy shop, she’s staying with me.


This adorable basket of kitties was a great find at only $5. When I checked out the lady couldn’t stop saying how cute it was.



It always amuses me in blogs when people show their feet. I feel like I should too in order to fit in properly with the blogging community. So, here is my obligatory foot shot.



From early spring through late fall there’s nothing on my feet but Birkenstocks. I have ( dare I admit this) 30 pairs! They come in so many cute styles and colors. They make me happy. Here are a few from my collection. I could hardly decide which one's to wear for my ‘foot shot’.





I started a new collection. Lord knows I didn’t need to, but they are so charming. I have discovered old autograph books. Here is one that is very precious it is from the 1800’s and is only 4 ¼ by 3 inches.



I love some of the poems in it. Here is one that I thought was cute from 1883:
Remember me and my best wishes,
When you are busy washing dishes.



Here’s another:
Beautiful thoughts make a Beautiful soul,
And a beautiful Soul makes a beautiful face.
If you enjoy hearing some of these entries I will be glad to tell some each week.



We are nearing our 100th post and are planning our first give away. Be sure to check in to see what is going to be included.
Here is a sneek peek.



I know for sure there will be some fat quarters and some vintage postcards. I think Lindsey is even throwing in some vintage greeting cards and I will be making something to include. There will most certainly be a wee planter too! We really want to show our readers our appreciation.



I usually like to recommend a blog each week, but I have been enjoying so many of you lately that it is really hard for me to choose this week. Please go to our list and explore some of the wonderful blogs that we have listed that you may not be familiar with.



I just hope each and every one of you are having a blessed summer. There are many trials that come our way, but oh so many blessings when we look for them.

Wishing you much happiness! Twyla

23 comments:

Vintage Tea said...

I don't think I could let that cute planter out of my hands either.

Victoria x

Jen r. said...

That planter is cute and I love those autograph bookS! What a great peek into the past! Jen R

Sherry said...

I love, love, love the little girl planter!! What a great find! The autograph books are so neat and the little poems are so sweet. Hey, I rhymed. Hee!Hee!

Have a wonderful day Twyla!
Sherry

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Twyla, great treasures, I love the planter and the little book with the poem in it. When you come across items like this, it makes you just sit and wonder who's hands they have been in.
Your shoe collection is like my Clark shoe collection.
Have a great week,
Bonnie

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

You scored Twyla. My favorite has to be that autograph book however. It is just romantic and beautiful. A real treasure.
And your birkenstock collection? I have never known anyone who had every single style before. The herringbone design is really nice.
You know, I didn't even realize I had my 100th post till it was long gone. I'm glad you remembered.
Lisa & Alfie

Happy @ Home said...

What adorable planters and the autograph book is really special. I loved that entry about washing the dishes. They sure did have beautiful penmanship back then.

Cute feet too, Twyla. I didn't know Birkenstocks came in so many cute selections. They have come a long way since the hippie days. Tee hee.

Your giveaway sounds exciting and congratulations on almost reaching 100 posts.

Hugs,
Kim

Knot Garden said...

You have the right pair of Birkenstocks for every situation! I especially like that pair with roses on. The basket of kittens is so sweet and the crocheted squares are beautiful!

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi girls...I absolutely adore the little girl at the piano..she's such a cutie..and so is the basket of kitties.

Twyla, you're such a riot with the Birkenstock's...I didn't know there were so many colors!!!

Take care and hugz,
Michele

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Twyla,
Oh, I'm so behind the "blog times". I didn't know I should show my toes :) Yours are so cute. You have 30 pairs..silly :) The planters are very sweet and Love the autograph books. Looking forward to your 100th post :) and always love giveaways. Thanks for visiting me too:)
HUGS,Deb

Linda Lou said...

Love those leopard birkenstocks-you go girl!!

Happy and blessed week to you.

Patricia said...

Oh, what a lovely post and I love all your shoes !!!

Patty said...
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Patty said...

I deleted my previous comments because apparently, I do not know how to spell after midnight. Anyway, I had no idea there were so many different kinds of Birkenstocks out there. And, I can understand why you would keep that little girl planter.

Sweet Sage said...

Love your finds! AND the shoes!!

She'sSewPretty said...

How fun! I just came over here from Lollishops. 30 pairs of Birks. I didn't know they made so many cute new styles. I used to wear them all the time. Time to go shoe shopping!!

Angela Harris said...

Congratulations on your 100th blog post coming up too! Can't wait to see what your giveaways will be!

Cori G. said...

Hello,
Your vintage autograph book is so darling and don't you just love the penmanship? Letter writing truly was an art form then.

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