Tuesday, June 30, 2009



Lindsey and I had such a delightful time this weekend participating in the Mad Hatter Tea Party. I am speechless that we got 100 + comments! I never, in my wildest dreams, thought we would be visited by so many thoughful people. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It meant so much to me. If you haven't seen the post, it is the one below. We enjoyed making it a fun event.

My son and I had a chance to do some antique shopping this weekend. He found this little pink kitten salt or pepper shaker. Since it no longer has it's mate, it was only $1.



If you read my posts, you know I collect these motto prints. He bought me this one as an early birthday present. It is absolutely one of the most gorgeous ones in my collection.



Lindsey and I have so much fun going to the craft stores. We are blessed to have a Michael's, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's in our town. Yesterday we went to Michael's and they had their rubber stamps on sale. Of course, I had to have the mushroom stamp and I thought the little bird stamp was just too pretty.


Is there such a thing as blue cherries? Well, in my world there are. I found this gorgeous blue yarn at Michael's and couldn't resist making blue cherries. What do you think?


Lindsey and I adore vintage post cards and some flea markets have so many they provide chairs for you to sit and go through them. We can spend Lots of time going doing this. This is one I chose just because the art work is so amazing. It is dated 1909. It was to Lulu, from Mabel. I love the sentiment on this card, it is very humbling.




No, it's not Christmas in June, but I love finding cards with these pointed roofed houses! This one is so charming with it's colorful artwork that I didn't even mind that it was a little imperfect.
This one just made me happy!


I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. It is my favorite time of year. There is a carefree attitude about summer with a hint of magic. I think it goes back to my childhood why I feel this way.

Have a wonderful week and remember to have some fun! Twyla

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love all your new things! I am partial to kittens and your pictures and cards are so pretty. I enjoy reading what people wrote on old cards and sometimes I get sad thinking that these people have probably already gone on to their reward. The blue cherries are cute and would go really well with the red on a 4th of July scrapbook page!Blessings, Sarita

TattingChic said...

I love your vintage finds. Twyla on Tuesday is always such a fun post! Thanks! :)

Rose Charles said...

Hi,

congrats on the 100 comments! and none from little old me... I do love your blog, but I get so busy over the weekend I never get much chance to look at anybody's postings!

I love those christmas cards!

Rose XXX

Holly said...

Morning, Twyla! That kitty is so cute! Glad you got to go antiquing.

You know, I've never been to Hobby Lobby. I don't think they have one around here.

Maybe those Blue cherries could be grapes? ☺ That *is* a pretty Blue!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

I had a great time at your tea party :) and am so glad that over a hundred others got to meet you too! Your blog is so lovely :)

LOVE the blue cherries! AND thank you so much for the sweet red cherries you sent me... that was so sweeet :) Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now I just have to find a project worthy of them :)

Stacey said...

Good morning Twyla. :) I just love the postcard with the people walking to church. It's beautiful. You know, every time I see something with a mushroom now I think of you. Didn't realize mushrooms were even out there until you started sharing yours. Thanks for checking on me. Still not working properly..I'm using Spencer's computer.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Morning Twyla,
I wish I had a Hobby Lobby here...and I love your new treasures..all are great!!
Blueberries/cherries...cute! How about some grapes?!
Guess Kailee and I should run to Michael's since the stamps are on sale!!
Have a great day!!
Warmly,
Deb :)

gemma said...

Hi! Enjoyed meeting you at the tea party and want to let you know you won my surprize giveaway. I will eMail you.
;-)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
I always enjoy seeing your purchases when you go to those antique fairs and flea markets. It's great your son goes along too.
I love your cute blue cherries and the new stamps you bought.
Thanks for sharing.
Lindsay
x

Florence and Mary said...

I really like the blue cherries!

If you look on my blog you'll see I've just brought myself a toadstool pin cushion! I thought of you when I was buying it!

Victoria xx

KatCollects said...

Hi Twyla,
I love the color of the blue cherries, so pretty. Is it like an aqua color? The little lone kitty is adorable. I love hearing what seasons are people's favorite and why. I think it is so amazing how people are so different. Mine is Autumn, Sarah's is Winter, and Matthew's is Summer. I hope you are having a good day!
Hugs,
Kathy

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Twyla! the blue cherries are cute, they remind me of the blue raspberry popsicles I used to eat when I was a child. I enjoy seeing all the neat things you find too. The kitty is adorable and how thoughtful of your son to buy you the print for your birthday...that was very sweet.... I recieved my package and I'll post some pictures of what I did with the mushrooms and cherries soon. I hope you had a beautiful day! hugs, Jennifer ooops, I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me such kind words, you are a sweet friend...: )

Sherry said...

Great finds!! That's nice that they have chairs so you can really look at the postcards. I think blue cherries are beautiful! Blue cherries.....why not? They have blue raspberries.

Have a great day and thanks for your encouragement!
Sherry

Angela Harris said...

Congrats on all of your visitors. I twas such a cool post. Neat new finds! Thank you so much for coming by to enter my giveaway!
~Angela Harris

Michelle Palmer said...

Happy Summer! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend...
That last post card reminds me so much of Mary Engelbreit (spell?) The vintage postcards are amazing!
:)
I've made several mushroom needle felts... next time I will be sure to take photos & post one for you! Having some troubles with people looking at my blog, making the same things & putting them on Etsy. I know it's great to share...but it sure takes the fun out of it.
:)
Wishing you all the best!
Michelle

Heidi Ann said...

I love seeing all of your new things, too. That motto print is, indeed, beautiful. Great vintage postcards - we certainly have a love of those in common, don't we?
And the blue cherries look fabulous! What a great idea!

Pearl said...

Hi Twyla...
So nice to hear about the fun you have while treasure hunting with your kids... I love the Pink Kitty! I'd have brought her home, too! Your framed motto collection is really growing... as well as the awesome Vintage cards y'all find... So Beautiful... And how cute are those blue cherries?!?!! I Love 'em!

Hope you 'n your family have a safe and FUN holiday weekend!

~hugs 'n prayers~
Pearl

I owe you an email ~♥~

TattingChic said...

Hi Girlies! I just came back over to say I hope you both had a fabulous and safe 4th of July! I got the package today woo HOO!!! I LOVE IT and will post about it later. I left a longer comment on Lindsey's blog because that's why I got the package for being the first commenter...hee hee! I'm so excited! ((Hugs)) to both of you!
Gosh, if we don't hear from you soon I'm sending a posse' out after y'all! ;)

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