Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello, dear friends!
No, I haven't gone to the birds, but you've got to admit, this is one cute chicken!
I hope you will indulge me and allow me to share some of my latest finds.
The colors are so sweet and it is a creamer.

I don't usually collect roosters, but this one caught my eye because of his pink chest.
He is a very handsome rooster.

You know what joy I get when antiquing.  There is just nothing else I enjoy as much.
We have a new antique mall opening in our town that is 100,000 square feet!
It will be the biggest one in the state when it is filled.  We were lucky enough to be there
on opening day.  I discovered these next two planters that day.
This one was my favorite, but -

I couldn't leave this one behind!  They looked too adorable together.
I don't know who made them and they are each a little different.
I think the mold was basically the same, but the painting was different. 
Their eyes are very different.

I absolutely adore old prints!
This is a charming little print in a silvered frame.

This is an afghan that I completed this week.  It is so pretty and I call it Strawberry Fields. 
I am going to list it in our etsy shop soon.  If you are interested just let me know!

We want to thank everyone for visiting our Mad Tea Party.  It is always
such fun to participate in Vanessa's parties.  We appreciate all those who took
the time to leave a comment.  If you haven't had a chance to attend, I'd like to invite you to drop
in at the post below this one and see all the vintage sweetness that we tried to put into it.
If you know us, you know our hearts, and that they beat vintage:)
The winner of the tag giveaway was Donna, of Brynwood Needleworks!

Thank you all for being such dear friends and I look forward to visiting with you all!
Wishing you much happiness!


Sarita Boyette said...

Congrats to the tag winner! I can't believe you girls are having the good fortune of a big antique mall opening near you! I love all your new things and the 2 bride & groom planters are so unique! At least they remind me of brides and grooms. Love the afghan - you chose a great name for it.

Marilyn said...

Just love all the vintage finds. Your afghans are beautiful. I just finished a baby afghan for DD's friend.
Have a Wonderful Day!

Florence and Mary said...

I can't wait to see what new treasures you find in the new antique mall.

Victoria xx

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Hi! I LOVE the chicken. My favorite colors. I will have to make it to your town to antique. I live outside of St. Louis.
Have a great day!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What beautiful treasures! And lucky you, getting a huge antique mall nearby! I just noticed that your blog is going to be in the Winter issue of Artful Blogging. Congratulations! I have just discovered the magazine after hearing about it through Beverly of Pink Saturday fame. I bought the summer issue and am enjoying perusing all the different blogs and picking up ideas for my little spot.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsey!
I'm thrilled to be the winner of your Mad Tea Party Tag!!! I love your work and your blog. I smile every time I visit to see all your vintage lovelies. Thank you so much for picking me. I'll hang it in a spot of honor in my studio.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh my goodness! That chicken planter has such sweet colors!

Strawberry Fields! Love it! ♥

Honey Lamb and I said...

Your tea party was really fun and I loved your strawberries!! So stinkin cute! I also love your strawberry fields afghan! Love your color choices! You are a busy gal:) ~Shelley O.


Hi Twyla,

How awesome to have a new and huge antique mall by you! Fun finds.
Happy Tuesday!
Deb :)

Stacey said...

Twyla, you find the best little vintage items. I just love that print! Beautiful.

Creative Breathing said...

Twyla, I have so much to catch up with! The Mat Tea Party was simply wonderful! I love when you bring together all of your collections to showcase Lindsey's wonderful paper art. I am so excited that you now have the BIG antique malls that we have here in Ohio. You will never be the same Twyla! Look at your cute finds already! It is always such a treat to visit you on Tuesdays! Elizabeth (my mil has journeyed home now. I will be returning to MI.)

Happy@Home said...

You always find the sweetest little treasures. I can only imagine the fun you will have at the new antique mall. How exciting.
Your afghan is so pretty. Love the colors.

GardenofDaisies said...

You always find the cutest things! I really do like the little baby chick in the pink bonnet. You are so lucky to have a big new antique mall in your area! And your strawberry afghan is beautiful!
I'm doing much better with my crochet, can start and end rows without accidently increasing or decreasing the number of stitches like I was before, and I also know how to do a basic edging :-) I"m slowly getting there. Have not learned granny squares yet though... It's next to my list.

Jackie said...

You are such a child at heart...just like me! I love the baby planters too! You should have a booth in the antique mall Twyla! You have the cutest stuff! I'm opening my booth August 1st and I can hardly wait. I have my small business license up and running to sell CUTE stuff...I always say, if it ain't cute, the girl with the curl does not like it!
I want to do an Etsy shop too if I can figure it out. I'm already a Ebay seller but need to list some goodies.
Cheers to antique shops and fun hang outs like that!

Mrs Twins said...

Congratulations Twyla on your Afghan. This one and also the one over on Lake Street,Just popped over there, simply gorgeous. I just love the colours of both.
Hope all is well your end,
Love Suex

Queenie said...

It's always such fun seeing what you come home with....these finds are precious...I love that yellow chicken too :) That new antique mall sounds awesome...girls, I'd love to go plunder in there with y'all.
Well, I'm off to see the Mad Tea Party Post...sounds like fun....hope you girls have a nice night!
Big Hugs,

Queenie said...

P.S. The crochet blanket you made is beautiful and what a perfect name for it too :)

Dogwood said...

All so darling. I love the tea pot, books and keys. Yummy colors.

Have a fun and happy weekend.

Elyse said...

hi twyla,

great finds and your afgan is lovely! i just saw a pretty one you made at another blog. awesome!


Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Twyla!
You find the most darling things. I am in love with your little chick, so precious!
Happy week to you,

Creative Breathing said...

Lindsey! Of course! The pincushion SHOULD be with you! It will be on it's way next week! Have a great summer! Elizabeth

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

You must be so excited about your new shop! Have fun browsing!

A Write Life said...

Congratulations to the winner. Love that tea pot by the way. :)