Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What I got at Expo, Some Awards & a Fun Birthday Giveaway

Here are some pictures of the treasures I found at Expo.

Two adorable light aqua lampshades with ruffley lace, several smaller pieces of vintage roses fabric, and a lovely embroidered runner.

A bunch of vintage glass knobs, (from two different dealers) three rhinestone buckles, a mop pocket knife, guilloche locket, bag of buttons with several rhinestone ones, and a large piece of barkcloth era fabric.

Two partial rolls of vintage wallpaper, with roses of course.

Lovely barkcloth era twin bed coverlet. Isabel had the excellent idea to use this on the daybed I bought from her for my front room. I think it will be perfect for that!

I love this vintage slip/crinoline I got and wore it under a dress (peeking out) over jeans on Sunday. I thought it looked so cute, but Joy, and MaryAnn made me take off the jeans as it was way too hot out. Wish I got a picture of me taking off my pants in the middle of the isle, but fortunately for you I didn't. The velvet rose I bought from one of my favorite dealers, Susan a fellow dealer at Monticello. It looks red in the picture, but it is really pink.

I also bought a cute little three drawer cabinet which I unfortunately buried in the garage before I could snap a picture of it.

It may seem to some of you that I bought a lot of stuff, but actually I felt I really restrained myself and was very selective. I love everything I got and didn't pay much for any one thing. You all know that I am a thrifty girl.

Now for the award section of this post.

Fitty from Fittys Pinky Rose Cottage was the winner of my 100th post giveaway in March. She was so nice to honor me with the Brillante Weblog Premio-2008 award. Thanks so much Fitty! It's so nice to know that I have readers all around the world who appreciate what I am doing/showing on my blog.

This next award was given to me by Pat at Bird Nest on the Ground. It is the Artey Pico Award. This is the second time I have been lucky enough to receive this award. Pat is fairly new to blogging and has been such a wonderful and sweet frequent commenter on my blog. Pat is an amazing quilter. Please stop by her blog for a visit and tell her hi.

When I first started my blog back in July 07, I never would have thought that people other than my friends and family would read it. Let's face it, I'm not sure my friends and family do read my blog. Okay, maybe a few of them. But I never could have imagined meeting so many wonderful people I now call friends and getting awards for my blog? I'm so not worthy. So thank you so much! You all make this so much fun to do.

Today is my 43rd birthday! Yeah, I'm gettin old. To celebrate I thought it would be fun to give you a present. Okay, I can't give everyone a present, much as I would love to. So, I am going to do a giveaway for one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on this post and you will be entered. One comment per person please. What am I going to give away, you ask? Well, I'm going to fill a box with lots of my favorite things. To see what I like to give away you can look at the posts in the giveaways/swaps category on my sidebar to get an idea of the things I like to share. I will draw a name at random first thing Friday morning. Fun, right?

Hope you all have a fun day and I'll be back on Friday with the winner and some pictures of this weeks thrifted finds. Going walking this morning with my favorite girl and then off to pick blueberries. Tonight, dinner at PF Changs (good thing I'm walking today). TTFN!


Henry said...

happy birthday!! 43 is so not old, anymor.. so keep strutting your stuff, girl!

Jamie said...

Wow - you really did well at the Expo - lovely things! Happy Birthday... 43 is fine... I'll be 49 soon. Sign me up for the giveaway! Jamie V in MT

Timi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! 43 isn't old it's just getting started with a reasonable head on your shoulders! The best is yet to come my friend!
You got some great finds at the Expo. I'm headed to Annie's in Snohomish this morning to see what fabulousness she found. I'm so jealous I didn't get to go. NEXT TIME!
Have a wonderful birthday, do something daring, out of the ordinary, or exactly what you want! It's your week (yeah, we should all have a birthday week) to do what you want!

Maison Douce said...

Happy birthday, Lisa! I can't wait to show you what I got for you!! Love you!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day.
Hugs and Love

Connie said...

43?!?!?! I don't even want to hear it, sweet cherub!!! I could be your mother. In fact, my youngest is older than you!!! You're just entering into the "Good Life"!! Pull up your big girl panties and get on over to my blog! I need heeeeellllppp!!!!!!!
Smoochies and smiles and happy birthday,
Connie ;-) :-) :-x

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Station 521 said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog and am truly disappointed when I check in and there is no entry for the day...I love reading what your up to and seeing your pictures. I live in the Eugene area and found out about Monticello's from your blog. Made a trip up there during the Portland Gift Show (yes, I am a dealer also!) and loved all the goodies I got. At this end of the valley we don't always find all the good spots up your way. We are coming that way next weekend to attend the Barn Sale Flea Market so will stop in your space again. Thanks for blogging, Happy Birthday! Debbie

WSU Laura said...

Happy Birthday! Hey 50 is the new 30 so you are young young young. Love all the stuff you found at Expo, I am bummed Timi and I couldn't make it down. Maybe next year. Have a great day!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!
Love all your finds!!

Anonymous said...

Oh do I miss my forties, you are just a spring chicken! I am firmly entrenched in my 50's and it's ok too. Please throw my name in the hat, my birthday was last week and I'm still celebrating
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Tracy said...

That slip is to DIE for! I love it! I wish you would have posted a picture of you wearing it! I bet you looked fabulous! Happy Birthday by the way!

Wanita said...

Happy birthday! You are definitely not old at 43 Even I'm not old, and I'm 58!

I enjoy your blog and all the pictures of the great things you find.

Enjoy your day. It sounds like you have a great one planned.

Michele said...

Happy birthday!!! I love your finds from the expo...especially the slip and buttons. I already miss my 40's....and I just turned 50 this year...yikes!


Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Happy birthday yesterday! Hope it was a good one and keeps going.

You got some great stuff! I loved every bit of it and am a bit jealous since I haven't got go much in the past few weeks.

cherished*vintage said...

Duh nah nah nah nah nah nah
You say it's your Birthday!
Duh nah nah nah nah nah nah
Happy Birthday to you!
Hope you have a great day Lisa. Oh, how I'd love to win your giveaway! Thanks for showing us all the great pics from expo - looked like so much fun was had by all even in the heat!

bee'nme said...

Howdy Lisa and a very Happy Birthday to you, you sweet thang!!! Hope your day is filled with all of your favorite things!! And speaking of all your favorite things, you betcha' I'm all over getting in on this giveaway of all your favorite kinds of things...I've seen photos of your past swaps, etc...very fun!!

Your lovelies from the Expo are wonderful - you have a great eye! And may I just say, you are really an inspiration with all you do...your creativity and, you're just so genuine...

Thanks for sharing all your adventures! HBTY and many more!! (43 years young!!)

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky S.

My Grandkids ROCK said...

Happy Birthday Lisa, I hope your day is as lovely as you:) Pam

Patina said...

Oooh! Glad I came home from camping to enter your giveaway! Happy Birthday Lisa, my birthday was the 15th! I love the things you bought at expo. I didn't make it, but it looks like it was a lot of fun! Well, I'm off camping again, talk to you later!

Debbie Kay said...

Hey birthday girl, you are my age!!! Happy Birthday!

Debbie Kay

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Birthday Lisa.. and may you have a wonderful celebration and may all your beautiful wishes come true..

Betty said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I'll be 49 (eek) this year. I'll trade ya birthdays! LOL You're still young!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!! Hope you had a great day and your family spoiled you rotten. :)

Love your goodies! xo Heather

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I found your blog through Pat at Bird Nest on the Ground and I've enjoyed it so much! Thanks to you, Pat and others, I'm really learning to love vintage. (I've always loved pink roses!)

Sherry in Little Rock
sherryef at swbell dot net

Iris said...

Life has just began! Wow never let a number keep you from following your heart. You look great,we are never old just a little more "shabby" and thats a good thing! Happy Birthday. Happy Junken Trails

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! 43 is a great age. I'm almost there. Doing all the things my Mom used to do when I used to think she was soooo old - like using "cheaters" (glasses) for reading. Who knew it would make such a difference? :) I check your blog daily and so enjoy seeing all that you find. You inspire me. Thanks for signing me up! Happy B-day again. Angie

Alison Gibbs said...

Congratulations on your awards
Hope you had a fabulous birthday

Recycled Rita said...

Happy Birthday!
You got some great goodies...I like seeing your finds! Please sign me up for the giveaway!
karen b...

the said...

Happy Birthday !!! I like your treasures from Expo, especially the embroidered table runner. I always look for those at garage sales. Anywho- please add me to your giveaway, I have one going on right now too! Hop on over to check it out :)
Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

happy birthday you young thang!!!!!


Tandra said...

Oh I love to read of your Expo shopping adventures!!!
I SO want a crinoline!! I remember VIVIDLY wearing my moms(that she wore as a young lady!!)when I was little, usually as a costume for Halloween!! I LOVE the look you described, wearing one under a dress with jeans!!
Happy Birthday Month!!!!!

Love To Sew said...

Have a great birthday, and I love reading your blog and all the beautiful pictures. Just like reading my favourite magazine!

Kim's Treasures said...

Happy birthday! Love your photos!

Laura said...

Happy belated birthday!!!! I just love reading your blog and seeing what kind of goodies you have uncovered. I wish I lived in the great Northwest, but alas, I am stuck in the South. Farm Chicks and Expo look like such fun. Maybe one day... Won't be before age 49, since that is a few days away...but maybe for the big 5-0, I will make it to your neck of the woods to shop until I drop!

Laura (who feels there is no time like the present for a dirty martini)

Anonymous said...

OOOOOh! I just found your blog, and I think your Favorite Things could fit really well in my shabby place! Happy Birthday!
P.S. I love roses, too.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Happy Birthday to you!
As usual beautiful finds...
Have a great day!
Kisses Kisses
All the way from England

Jenny said...

Have a great birthday! I truly enjoy reading your blog. Wish I had the eye or the skills for all of this crafty stuff. :)

Pat said...

Lisa, thanks for the nice comments....and late birthday wishes to you. I love what all you you know...and really enjoyed seeing all your goodies on this post......and that number 43..your still just a sweet young thing!!! Pat

Casa Mia said...

Happy Birthday to you! My birthay is July 21st and I'm 43 too. Hope you had a wonderful day!