Monday, July 28, 2008

There's no place like home....
I've been back home for a week now, but I am just now settling in. It was wonderful to visit my home state and live in my childhood home with my sweet parents for a few weeks, but now it is good to be home in Texas with Sweet Husband, who I missed dearly! My parents took us to Six Flags, we swam in their pool nearly every day and of course there was some antiquing to be done!! Here are a few of the goodies I came home with. The silver tray was my grandmother's, the millinery flower , lace and rhinestone buttons were antique store finds and the adorable little teapot is another one of my Goodwill finds. Apparently my Goodwill store luck isn't confined to Texas!These pretty pillowcases and the lovely vintage embroidered linens below are some my sweet mama gave me from her fabulous collection! Thanks Mama!!
Mama came back to Texas with us and stayed a week and we were lucky enough to visit my favorite antique stores and we found a few goodies. Here are Mama's finds and in the next photo
are mine. I could not resist the photo of this lovely young lady at a dance and the soft pink velvety millinery flower.
And lastly, a few photos of my mother's beautiful home and garden...
How lucky am I to have grown up in such a beautiful place?? You can see more photos of her lovely home and garden here.

17 comments:

Lori said...

welcome home! you came back with wonderful things...i love the millinery flower and the sweet goodies that your mama gifted to you!!!

Candy said...

Everything is so pretty. I especially love those 2 pillow cases (the "hers" and the other one next to it) Sooooo lovely!


Candy:)

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Welcome Home, Michelle! I'm so glad you had fun and great finds! Thank you for posting those gorgeous photos of your mama's home! WOW! I'm also so glad you're back! xo-Mel

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What beautiful roses to come home to!

Kim's Treasures said...

Welcome home! Your photos are beautiful! Love all your treasures!
Have a great day!
Kim

cindy said...

Your Mom's home is gorgeous! I have the same plates. LOL. How does she keep her yard so pretty in this heat? And yay! Six Flags! LOL.

Glad you are back.

c

Rick and Karen Frank said...

Glad you had a great time in Californis...but glad your back in Tx! Looks like you had a great time!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Wow! You sound like you had such a wonderful time visting home and then you got to bring Mama back with you! That's the best treat of all. BTW, I LOVE the way you displayed your pillowcase! What an awesome idea. Hope you don't mind if I borrow that. You found so many treasures and brought home so many great memories both old and new.
Blessings,
Patricia :o)

Malphi said...

Those linens are beautiful!...I could just eat them!! Lovely blog, just found you!

Rose said...

WOW! Your mother's garden is so lovely!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Welcome home!! I LOVE all of your gorgeous goodies you brough back with you. ;)

xo Heather

G. Bloom said...

Thank you for your warm welcome! You have a beautiful blog! I love the tags and banners you make. We have a goodwill that opened around the corner after seeing the goodies you found I am going to check ours out!
Gina

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Soooooooooo pretty!



M ^..^

Natasha Burns said...

Welcome home Michelle! How lovely are all those beauties from your lovely Mama! loving those roses and the pillowcases are so sweet!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Glad you are back. Now I see where some of your decorating skills come from ~ you did indeed grow up in a lovely home!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sue said...

Your are so so so lucky to have grown up in such a beautiful environment, Your mother and I have some of the same LIKES.

lOVE THE LINEN--IF YOU HAVE TIME CHECK MY BLOG OUT-- (SOME OF THE FIRST POSTS AND VISIT MY GARDEN I THINK YUR MOTHER WOULD LIKE THE GARDEN)

YOU HAVE A GREAT BLOG SITE, I'M ADDING YOU TO MY FAVORITES

Priscila said...

i love your little carnival doll ! she is darling