Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Fanciful Twist Tea Party!

Welcome to our tea party hosted by Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist!
A fairy crashed our tea party!
Here she is sipping our tea!
She ate these with our tea. Chocolate covered marshmallow cookies with cherries on top!
This is her magic wand.

She really enjoyed the tea!
If you see the fairy at your party say hello for us! Hope you enjoyed visiting our tea party, Lindsey and Twyla

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Swap goodies

Mom got her parasol and paper swap goodies from Sherry today.

I was so excited watching her open it up and there was something for me! A cute little Barbie banner! With my name on it! Thank you so much Sherry! I love it!

Such cute cards and tags!

Thank you so much Sherry!

Happy Wednesday, Lindsey and Twyla

Can you believe it's that time again? The weeks sure do fly!
This is my Bubble Cut Barbie. I saved up my own money to buy her at a flea market several years ago.
This was one of Mom's original dresses for her Barbie's.
Sometime during my destructive younger years we lost the original pink dress that went underneath. This one is from a newer Barbie.

This is one of the original Barbie cases from 1961.

One of Barbie's more cheaper outfits. It has the barbie label on the inside. If it hadn't had that I would have thought it was handmade.

This was Barbie's barbecuing apron. Cute but almost didn't fit over Barbie's hairdo.

Were almost there! I can smell the flea market bargains already, Lindsey

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


nos-tal-gi-a: A wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life,

to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends;

a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.

What makes you feel nostalgic? For me it's blue gingham and my little red rocking chair.

This week I would like to recommend one of my new favorite blogs Sweet Sage Vintage. Her pictures are gorgeous and she is a very special person as you will see if you check out her archives.

Wishing you much happiness! Twyla

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hello, What a crazy couple days it's been weather wise here! Lots of storms. I did get a few pictures taken earlier this week of my flea market finds.

This is a vintage pirate tablecloth. Such sweet little graphics. Has a few holes in it but I had to have it any way.

I found this cute little bag of ballerinas. Love them! I have seen so many ways you crafty bloggers use them that I just had to get some too!

Pinwheels! Found these in a flea market booth. They were stuck in all different places so I went around and grabbed them all!

I love buttons! Especially vintage buttons! So happy to find this little bags full of them.
My newest vintage cards. Love the little one!
We were in one of our favorite flea markets Saturday and hadn't even gotten through the first booth when the lady that I believe owns the flea market came up to me and said that she had seen these two vintage valentines come in and knew how much I liked valentines so she saved them back for me! How lucky am I? Back before Valentines day I bought about two hundred valentines at that flea market all individually priced and each one had to have it's sticker removed. I don't think she really liked us that much then but ever since she has always been so friendly with us! I hope she finds more for me!

Also got this cute kitty shelf liner paper too! Never opened!

Hang in there! The weekend's almost here, Lindsey

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It's that time again. Here is another piece from my collection. This was Barbie's first house. It was called Barbie's dream house. Made in 1962. I got mine on ebay several years ago and after getting it out to take pictures I see that it's in rough shape. I need to search for a new one.
Barbie's jacket is from the resort set (1962) and the Barbie print blouse is from the fun at the fair set.(1965)
This Skipper I bought on ebay a few years ago.
The auction I won was actually for a brunette Skipper with a yellow case and little bath accessories. What I got was a blonde Skipper with a blue case and several Skipper outfits. Accept for wanting my Skipper doll to be brunette, I love all the clothes I got. The one she's wearing is called Land and Sea. (1965)
This is Midge's boyfriend Allen. He was named after Barbie's (the creator's daughter) real husband.
This was Barbie's collection of record albums.
Did you know that Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts? Named after the creator Ruth Handler's daughter.

Love the funky table lamp on the stereo!

Hope you enjoyed looking!

Happy Wednesday, Lindsey

Monday, June 16, 2008

This week I have been making yo yo's instead of dishcloths. I like to make things in multiples.
I just like looking at my collections of supplies because they inspire me.
You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach,

it bubbles up and you get giddy with excitement over what you are going to make next.

This week I wanted to direct your attention to the blog, Artkissed. Maryellen is a talented artist who has just moved into a new apartment. Her blog is inspiring and entertaining. Have a look!
Wishing you much happiness, Twyla

Note: We are posting these the night before so that all you early morning bloggers out there can see our post too. So please disregard the Monday title at the top of the screen!