Friday, January 4, 2008

Some Stuff I Got Yesterday

Hi, it's me again! Wow, two posts in two days! Gotta make up for lost posting time, I guess.

My hubby's parents left yesterday after a short visit. It was so great to see them. They live about three hours away and we don't get to see them as often as we used to. It was fun having people to cook for and I always love trying out new recipes on them. My kids are the pickiest eaters so it is nice to cook for people who like to eat. Did I mention I like to eat too? Well, I'm gonna have to start working out a bit more because the holidays sure were hard on my body.

The memorial service we attended yesterday was very nice. I feel really bad for the husband that was left behind. He is a sweet, awkward kind of guy who I never really bonded with much. He really likes my husband and since he isn't really handy, my husband has helped him with some home fix-it projects. His wife who passed was Cathy. I hate to admit this here, but I really never talked to her. I think her health kept her inside a lot, but I never really made much of an effort in the six years since we moved to this street, to get to know her. Now I'm sorry I didn't. Her friends and family loved her so much and called her an "angel." So, my New Years resolution is to get to know my neighbors. That is my mission this year. The first year we lived here there was a great block party on our street. Since then, nothing. So I am going to try to organize one for this next 4th of July. Wish me luck!

On to the good stuff. After the service yesterday and after being cooped up in the house cooking and cleaning the last couple days, I decided I needed some shopping therapy so I headed out to the Stars Antique Malls in Portland. It had been awhile and I can always find some good stuff there. Yesterday did not disappoint.

Here is what I came home with.

I got a cute floral Ralph Lauren ruffled sham, a handmade barkcloth pillowcase which I already took apart, small piece of vintage wallpaper, bag of metal and rhinestone buttons, brass italian oval frame and 12 brass metal thingys. Not sure what they are or what I will do with them, but they were a good price and interesting looking. I might be able to use them on a future craft project. On the way home I stopped off at the Salvation Army "Boutique" store and found the little silver baby cup. It has the name "Madeline" on it which is the name of my daughters BFF.

Speaking of my daughter and her BFF, here is my favorite picture of them. I just love it. Aren't they simply adorable? Okay, I know I'm bragging. Everyone always says that she looks just like me. Neither of us sees it. She's the one on the right.

I got a package in the mail yesterday from Michelle over at Back Through Time. I ordered a couple things off her Etsy account.

Cute little ornaments. I think they would be great to have out all year.

Michelle was so sweet to send them in the little floral box and she also included the most gorgeous piece of roses ribbon and some adorable ribbon flowers too. Thanks so much Michelle!
Well, I better get busy doing something today. I am going to make some yummy seafood chowder to take over to Isabel's and enjoy with her and Joy while they do some decorating. Still haven't heard from the flea market gal so not sure if that will happen this weekend. We'll see. Have a truly wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Adorable daughter!

Just popped in to say Happy New Year!

Hope it is your best ever,


Sandra Evertson said...

Trims to die for!
Beautiful blog!
Sandra Everton

Back Through Time said...

You always seem to know the best places to shop and get the best stuff! So glad you liked the little extras I added in for you:-) We have such similar tastes I didn't think I could go wrong, lol
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Lisa, So happy you visited my blog. When I popped over to yours I nearly died when I saw your rose paintings at the top. Wowzer! You picked up some neat stuff at the antique mall too. I hope it's okay to add your wonderful blog to my "take me away" blogs to read. Happy New year. ~ Lynn

blessings said...

Those two girls look like they could be on the cover of Teen or something! Dreamy & Darling. And I love the barkcloth that you got! I never find barkcloth here locally. Well, almost never. Sometimes I find yucky brown with wierd designs =) Have a great weekend. Blessings... Polly

Esther Sunday said...

Nice update! Your daughter and freinds are sweet! Nice to see them have such good freindships! Love, Esther

Dona said...

You did good at the "Boutique" one of my fav places too. The girls are just beautiful. Have a great week.


Flea Market Queen said...

Lisa...I'm sorry to hear about your neightbor!
I have to say I don't make much of an effort either to talk to my neighbors much! I should...
You got some great treasures again...

Anonymous said...

I love your new banner! very cute...
THANKS for the sweet note~me too.

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Love your new banner. Great finds, have fun creating with your neat treasures. Linda

bee'nme said...

LOVE, LOVE your goodies you found!! CUTE! I am especially loving the bit of ribbon you were sent - I'm such a ribbon freak!! Happy creating/restoring/selling!! It's always so fun to come here!!

And your daughter and her pal are beautiful - what a great photo- what a treasure!

Blessings for your week, Lisa!!

Becky S.

Auntie Joy said...

Love love love your new banner!!! I forgot to have you show me...