Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year!!
Oh my! I am still trying to recover my home from the toy tornado that hit on Christmas morning! Packaging and toys spread all over the house! Here are a couple more of my Christmas presents. My sweet boys gave me a homemade gift certificate to buy what I wanted and I found these beautiful mercury glass candlesticks, which is something I have been wanting for years now. I just love them! Also, my sweet husband and I did not exchange gifts on Christmas because we just were not sure what we wanted. (We are the kind who would love if it were possible to surprise the other and buy something we know the other would love, but are completely incapable of doing so, so we have always pretty much picked out our own presents!) So when I fell in love with this adorable cottage style table in the perfect shade of jadite green at T.J. Maxx, sweet husband bought it for my Christmas present!!Just what my living room needed to look more cozy and homey and I can always use more tabletop space to display all my treasures! Thank you so much, sweetheart!! Here is a close up of some of the gorgeous vintage goodies my sweet mama sent me and next a few of my favorite vintage buttons.My latest Goodwill find is the sweet little lamp for only 3.99! It just need a nice simple shade.And here is something I forgot to share. This summer, when I was visiting California, my dear mother in law gave me this beautiful rose plate that once belonged to her beloved mother, Jewel. Isn't Jewel such a sweet, old fashioned name? I love those kinds of names and I have been thinking a lot about names lately because sweet husband and I will be needing to pick one out by the end of April. We are expecting a new little bundle of joy this Spring! We are so exited and so are our two little guys. Our 7 year old even wished on a star that he could have a baby sister or brother not long before we told him the news! Isn't that so sweet?

21 comments:

Sweet Sage said...

Oh! Congratulations!
This is such SWEET news!!
Your treasures are all so LOVELY .. beautiful additions to your home! The 'Jewel' plate is stunning (i LOVE that name, too!). And the buttons .. and the bling .. !!!!! Lucky you!
Do keep us posted as to baby news .. so excited for you!
My Best~
~kim

She'sSewPretty said...

Exciting news!! Congratulations! My daughter was born in the spring and will be 25 this year!
I had to come see the story behind that table. I can't believe that you found it at TJMaxx!
Have a wonderful New Year!!

Karin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm so happy for you and your family!! Love all the goodies your mom sent....What a great way to start the new year...only 4 more months! :)

ROBIN said...

I LOVE your blog!! I love anything bluebird!!

Lori said...

Michelle, what wonderful happy news!!! i am so excited for you:) what a beautiful start to your new year!!!
i love all of your goodies...that table is so sweet ... your living room looks very pretty and cozy!!!

The Charm House said...

I just found your blog and it is so wonderful! I enjoyed it so much! Everything is stunning! Congrats on the news!
Yvette

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Congratulations! What a good news! and love the all the stuff you got this xmas especially the table and also the plate! just lovely.. Happy new year!

Lucy Bloom said...

What lovely and exciting news for 2009 - congratulations Michelle!!! Love all your Christmas gifts - I would have been mighty happy to have received those too!
Lucy x

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

HOw lucky that you have a mom that sends you vintage pretties like that!

Shab-n-Chic said...

Happy New Year to you too! I love seeing all your Goodwill finds. I'm just amazed that you find so many things there. We are not always so lucky here...good finds seem to be less and less these days. Congrats on your little bun in the oven.

ajunkqueen said...

Michelle
thanks for visiting my blog, Sulphur Springs is 75 miles east of Dallas on hiway 30 It is a great little town. I lived up that way, but since have returned to Aggie land still keep my space in the mall. I will be taking new inventory up this week end. Hope you can visit sometime.
Renee

Beth Leintz said...

Congratulations on a little girl- how exciting! I love the blingy jewelry you got from your Mom- looks wonderful with all those pretty buttons- I love buttons, too!

Monica said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog ! Sounds like you all had a wonderful Holiday. I know exactly what you mean about a Toy tornado..lol!
Love the table sweet hubby picked up for you :)
Congrats on your new lil one as well .Do you know what you are having ? We are having another boy! My 8 year old can hardly wait!

Denise said...

Congrats on your great news! How exciting! I love your new gifts....so pretty!

Whispering Pine Cottage said...

Michelle, Thanks for checking out my Blog and CONGRATULATIONS! This is the BEST NEWS! And I love your Blog! Angie

Sandi said...

Love all your treasures and congrats on the new baby coming soon! Seems like ages ago for me...I guess it was! LOL
Blessings!

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Congratulations Michelle!!! That is soooooo exciting!!! How sweet that your little guy wished for just that!!
I love your new goodies and I always love seeing pics of your lovely home!! You're such a great decorator!! :)

xo
Dara

Alice W. said...

What a sweet little gift from you boys and how nice to find such great candlesticks! Your table and other treasures are wonderful too!

And...congratulations!! Best wishes for the months ahead!

suzeeez said...

What a very pretty blog you have.....all of your pictures are beatiful. :o) Sue

Jessica said...

How exciting to be expecting a new baby. :-) Congratulations!

paperbird said...

Thank you Michelle for leaving a comment on my blog. It is very much appreciated. I think that your pictures are lovely- so many pretty things!