Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

We actually celebrated Mother's Day yesterday by going out for breakfast. My husband did some honey-do's for me and then went to visit his Mom who lives about 3 hours away. He wanted to take his Mom to church and then both of his parents to Sunday brunch. Didn't I marry a good guy? I really did! He'll be home sometime this evening.


Last night the kids and I got together with my Mom at my brother's house and had a barbeque. It was fun to see everyone. I don't get to see my brother and his family much even though they live only 30 minutes away in Portland. Usually only family birthdays, so it was fun to visit with them.


Yesterday I was tickled pink to find a package in the mail for me. A little over a month ago, Rachel, who doesn't have a blog, but is a fellow rose lover, contacted me about doing a swap. This is what I saw when I opened her package.

Look at all of these goodies! Hello? All of my favorite things, wallpaper, vintage trim and lots more!













Here is a better view, but I apologize for the bad lighting. It was a sort of clowdy day yesterday.











Love this little hand painted rose photo album.

I already have a project in mind for this sweet wallpaper.

Rachel, thank you so much for your sweet gift. I am sending your package tomorrow. Hope you like the goodies I gathered together for you.

Backing up to Thursday when I did my weekly run over to the antique mall to restock and clean up. As per usual, I had to stop at my favorite thrift stores along the way and can I say, I'm so glad I did. Here are the goodies I found. Again, bad picture, but if you click on it, much better detail. Love the white trunk, yellow shelf, giant hand painted roses vase, bingo cards, wire baskets, lamps, vintage clock, jewelry box, table cloth, wallpaper book, bag of fabric including funky quilt top, bab of vintage sewing supplies including boxes of rit dye, black scrolly hangers and I'm sure I'm leaving something out.


I also stopped at a cute little shop and found these sweet things for myself. The sweet little dresses have the most adorable detail of pink roses of course. This little clock is similar to one I already have, just a smaller version. Love the tiny little suitcase too. It will make a sweet little display piece.

Going to do a little sewing and some weeding for my Mom today. I finally finished her barkcloth/denim jacket (forgot to take a picture though) so I will take that over for her as well.

Hope all of the Mom's out there are having a truly wonderful day! Do something fun for yourself if you can. TTFN!

17 comments:

cherished*vintage said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Hey, the little piece that has the applied rose looks like a piece of Elfinware from Germany. Love it!
-Karoline

Alison Gibbs said...

Hope you had a great Mother's Day.
Alison

She'sSewPretty said...

I love all of your treasures! I hope your day was wonderful today!

Sandi McBride said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too, Lisa...I celebrated with my boys and girls on Saturday, too...it was wonderful...love the wallpaper!
Sandi

Flea Market Queen said...

I hope your day was magical!
Look at all your treasures...
You lucky girl!
Priscilla

A Romantic Porch said...

What a fun day! I love your swap treasures. xorachel

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a Happy Mother's Day too. I love all your swap treasures....what fun. Linda

Just Between Us Girls said...

OOOh my gosh you certainly have an eye for finding the best items.
Love the little girl baby dresses and the aqua table ....oooh and that bread box is the best. What fun you have finding all these treasures.
Pat

Martha Kohley said...

Thanks for the kind words and the heads-up on the Etsy link. I just added it to my blog. Sometimes the obvious is just staring you in the face! Hey, check you email. I had some questions for you! Thanks, M.

Jann said...

Hi--I found your blog via a comment you made on Vintage Trifles. Your blog is so much fun to read and look at, and you are so talented! I love those pillows you made and featured on one of your posts! And I love your "vintage bling" in the jewelry box. Thank you for the visit--I will be back! Sincerely, Jann

Lori said...

Oh bet I'm gonna love that jacket!! You find such cute litle frocks too! Lori

The Old Dairy said...

Hi Lisa,
I have just descovered your Blog and had to tell you that it is truly wonderfull...I to enjoy thrift shops there is nothing greater than a truly good bargin is there.I have been inspired so I'm of to paint a chest of drawes I've been putting of.
Mandy

jenny holiday said...

Hi there!!
I am super happy to have found your blog today! Yay! Everything is just super duper sweet! I so look forward to visiting often!!

Keep the fabulosity coming!
xoxo Jenny
http://journals.aol.com/jennyeveryday/everyday-is-a-holiday/

Karen said...

Hi Lisa!

Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

I have a lovely giveaway on my blog ~ lots of pink and pretty roses. Please stop by for a visit and sign-up.

Karen at Ciderantiques

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Sounds like you had a good Mother's Day! Wonderful thrift finds, as always! I love those sweet little dresses!!
Michelle

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Lisa,
Wow! No wonder that thrift store is your favorite! Those are some great finds. It makes me want to go out and shop, and find treasures of my own.
Patricia
PS: Your hubby is definitely a keeper. He sounds like he must be your best “find” ever!

Cottage Rose said...

Glad your mothers day was so good. Luv your finds, can I please ask how do you display the lil dresses, I have a few and I am looking for display ideas.
Rose