Thursday, July 31, 2008

This is my dress form. It's not vintage or custom made but I love it. My Brother bought it for me for Christmas a couple years ago.

I didn't have much on it but a few necklaces and belts untill last year when my sweet Brother bought me something extra special to put on it. This vintage Christian Dior pink robe!

Dior is my favorite brand! I will have to share photos of my Dior makeup collection sometime!

While I keep the Dior robe on my form most of the time I wanted to show you this other vintage robe I recently put on my dress form. I found this beauty at a flea market a couple weeks ago. I just love the big pink buttons!

As far as a name goes I guess what pops into my head is Nellie in her nightie. Seems to fit!

I found this cute little wicker form a few weeks ago. Love it! I think I will spray paint it though!

On it is Mom's (Twyla) beautiful fifties bed jacket. I was so jealous when she came home with it a couple weeks ago! It was also a sweet gift from my Brother!

I have yet to come up with a name for it so if you have any ideas I am open to suggestions!

Now go and visit Shabby Scraps and check out the other blogs!

Thanks for visiting. Lindsey and Twyla

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This week on Barbie Wednesday I think most of you will recognize the dress I am showing!

Senior Prom #951 (1963-1964)
It is beautiful! I think this was on every little girls wish list back then!

My Brother bought this dress for me for my birthday a couple years ago.

I found this case last weekend. It's in fairly rough shape but the inside is so pretty!

I love the reversible drawer. One side Barbie the other Midge!

I love this pattern! The quality of Barbie and her accessories was so amazing back then!

Happy Wednesday, Lindsey

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Spencer is thinking about starting a blog of his own called - The Life and Times of a Naughty Poodle. He thinks his full name is Spencer What Are You Eating Now!

This is a dear little blue poodle that I picked up over the weekend. He doesn't eat anything he's not supposed to.

Here's a sneak peak at some of the birthday goodies I got from my kids. Do they know what I like or what?

Little Red Riding Hood was my theme this year. Wasn't the table pretty? Lindsey made the cupcakes and the pretty Red Riding Hood decoration.

What did I get?! I'll tell you next week. I don't want to bore you too much with my birthday.

Are you familiar with the blog Sew Ritzy Titzy? If not, you should check it out. It's one of those you just want to hang around and visit awhile.

I am so very proud to say that Mary Ellen of Artkissed is being published in the new Vintage Halloween Somerset magazine. Is that exciting news or what! Look for it on the stands Aug. 1st. I am just so proud of her.


Sherry of If I could set my soul free has given us the Brillante Weblog award! Thank you so much Sherry!

The Rules Are:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

So here are our 7 picks :

It is so nice to be nominated for these lovely awards.
When we started last December, I didn't think we'd ever be given an award. It was months before we got our first comment!

Hope you all have a wonderful week and I wish you all much happiness! Twyla

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hello! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

I thought I would pop in and show you what I found flea marketing this past week.

I just can't seem to get enough of these cute planters!
They're so plentiful in our area that almost every booth seems to have one. I am starting to build a collection of these lovelies!

I found several old scrapbook pages with vintage cards on them. It took me over an hour carefully pulling them apart!

I love this pillow case! White and yellow poodles with balloons! I think it was my favorite find of the day!

I found these two Moda hankies in a basket mixed with vintage ones. I don't know when Moda came out with them but I would love to collect all that they made!

I have never seen a record card before. How unique! I wonder if it would play? I don't think I will risk scratching the image to find out.

I love these little cups! The heart design is so sweet. The colors are so beautiful and they remind me of spring.

I hope you are ready to start another week cause it's here!
Happy Sunday, Lindsey

Friday, July 25, 2008

Lolli Shops

Sadie Lou Who is opening up an amazing frou frou friendly site for artist to sell their creations!

Natasha Burns designed the Lolli Shop logo that's fabulous!

Here is the link to The official Lolli Shop site and here is the link to the Lolli Shop blog.
Please go and visit this beautiful website and blog!
Have a good weekend, Lindsey and Twyla

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This week I wanted to show you my favorite Barbie house. This was specially made for Sears & Roebuck in 1964.

I keep all of my Vintage Barbie's in this house. It is the main attraction of my collection. I found it at a flea market several years ago and I love displaying them in it.

I like having the closet to keep most of my vintage Barbie dresses together.

This cute little pink phone rings when you wind up the back!

Every now and then I change up their outfits and rearrange their positions.

I love these little hangers! Can you believe they survived all these years?!

Did you know that Ken's best friend Allen was named after The Ruth Handler's (the creator of Barbie) daughter's husband? His name was Allen Siegel.

Barbie's best friend Midge was originally to be called Susie, after Ken Handler's wife but that name was already being used by another toy company so Mattel settled on Midge Hadley.

I also wanted to share a picture of one of my vintage patterns. This pattern is from 1961. I only had to pay a quarter more for it than it originally cost!

Thanks for visiting our blog, Lindsey

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This week I have a birthday on Thursday. I don’t know what my kids have up their sleeves for me, but I know it will be wonderful. Last year was a landmark birthday and I wasn’t taking it too well so they went all out to make it as special as they could. They chose the theme of the Wizard of Oz because that’s always been a favorite of mine and went all out making the decorations. Do you believe this scene I walked into?!

It was unbelievable! They did such a wonderful job with the emerald city and the yellow brick road.

They spoiled me with way too many presents too. It was embarrassing!

This year will not be as big a celebration (I ask them not to).

I have been working on some things for our new etsy shop. Such fun having a ‘shop’.

As usual, I have spent quite a bit of time in my sunroom and I like to show you bits of my favorite space in my home. Here is another corner.

This Saturday, Lindsey and I went to thrift stores and flea markets. We hit one garage sale, but then it started raining and I’m a wienie. Here are some of our finds. It was funny that we kept finding Alice in Wonderland goodies. A neat set of cards that are notched to build a house of cards and one whole roll of wallpaper border.

If you haven’t discovered Erleperle, you need to check out her blog. Always beautiful, great stuff! She is a very talented lady and her pictures are always great. One of my all time favorites!

Pablo Picaso once said, “Youth has no age.” I will just keep telling myself that this week. I do believe that because there’s a big part of me that is still waiting to grow up. Wishing you much happiness! Twyla