Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blue and yellowA few of my favorite blue and yellow treasures. The box is a boot box I found next to one of my neighbor's garbage cans. It was very clean and sturdy so I couldn't resist grabbing it. This is something I do sometimes and it embarrasses Sweet Husband to no end! Poor thing. I covered the box in some pretty gift wrapping paper I found at Walmart. I think I will use it to store some of my treasures. This pretty enamelware coffee pot my sweet Mama bought me as an early Mother's Day present. It is from T.J. Maxx and I think it is just as pretty as any vintage one! I adore that shade of blue!!This is my favorite pie bird- isn't she SO sweet??
She is sitting on this lovely plate which is yet another gift from my sweet Mama. Yes, I know I am spoiled rotten.
Next is one of my favorite of all my vintage plates.And here is a pretty little gravy boat. Have you noticed how much I love flowers?Here are a couple of close ups of a vintage tablecloth my sweet Mama gave me last Christmas.
I just love it!!A favorite sheet music cover. I think it is so pretty and the lady reminds me of my Mama. My kids say it's a picture of Gram!
My one and only barkcloth pillow, found at an antique mall years ago.
A vintage embroidered pillow.My Betty Fairy book- a reproduction. It has the sweetest illustrations inside!
A birthday card my Mama gave me a few years ago. Isn't it just magical??
A happy little moon.A small collage I created last summer.
A tag I made for a swap, but like it so much I had to keep it and make another one.
And last, a pretty vintage piece of silver with a perfect aged patina! No polishing silver in this house!Here I have filled it with some treasures.Oh, one more (not so pretty) thing to show you! I picked up this sad, beat up little stray in a neighbor's yard because it was free! I am sure I can make it pretty with some paint and papers! Sorry I had to embarrass you again, Sweet Husband!! You all should have seen the look on his face as he helped me put it in the car! I wish I had a camera at that moment! LOVE YOU, Sweetie!!

20 comments:

Maison Douce said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet words!! I hope you will come back again soon!
Isabel

Julie said...

Oh - I did one of my daughters rooms in blue and yellow when she was in high school. We both loved the way it turned out!

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Vicki C said...

Everything is beautiful...and the things you created .. I love!

Couture de Papier said...

Gorgeous goodies! Love your artwork too!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Love Love your pretty blues and yellows!!!! Your collages are just the best! love them so much

xoxoxo

jeanetta said...

those are the best kind of finds. although i have to do them with out my husband because he has a tendency to speed up if we are together and i see one. lol.

miss gracies house said...

What lovely treasures! I see potential in that dresser_can't wait to see what you do with it.
Rene'

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh wow. Free!?! That cabinet is going to be lovely..isnt it wonderful we can see beauty in something that someone else thinks should be thrown out! Your photos are all so beautiful! Laurie

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I am giving away a copy of vintage vavoom....stop by my blog for details!

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Hi Michelle! Thanks for visiting!
Oh I just love the plates your mom gave you!
Have a nice weekend!
Elizabeth

Stacie Rife said...

LOVE it all!
Especially the collage!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Okay first off, I love that blue coffee pot, such a pretty color. I have never seen that at our TJ Maxx but if I do, it's coming home with me. Second, just loved all of your photos today and thirdly, how blessed you are to have such a wonderful loving mama.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

WOW! I love those two colors too! Everything you have is so beautiful! I love your little piebird, too! =)

Lucy Bloom said...

Ooh I love all your things, I always lookout for things people have put out with their trash too. The blue pie bird is just so cute, never seen such a pretty one.
Have a lovely weekend,
Lucy x

love.boxes said...

Love that little bluebird... :)

Daisys Little Cottage said...

So many sweet and wonderful things. My favorite has to be the pie bird ! It is adorable and in great condition. Im a sucker for old childrens books so that ones a favorite as well. Thanks for sharing.
miles of smiles,
Darly

Sarah said...

oh! Love the gravy boat and the pie-bird! So cute!
Thanks for sharing!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

JgWM said...

Oh my gosh, I love that post all of your finds, such a beautiful place to visit. I just bought more scarves ( my grandmother embroidered scarves, my stash needed company), more crochet and tatted pieces ( my other grandmother gave me goodies) and yes from Hospis Attic I scored sheet music for $1 each. I just made an altered platter (with a photo of my Gfandfather as a baby) from a $6 platter, lace$1, and hand made button and velvet roses.
Stop by some time. Gayle in Florida

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grammycarolynn said...

How I love strolling through your beautiful blog! I am in the process of redecorating my master bedroom in powder blue, yellow and white with just a hint of pink sprinkled here and there. I have been so inspired by all of your creative touches!