Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Merry Little Christmas....I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We had a fun one with lots of sweet little smiling faces! It was Dylan's first Christmas and he caught on to opening presents very quickly! Sadly, we could not go home to California to see our parents this year, but my sweet mama sent me the most wonderful box full of vintage treasures! A tinted photo of three adorable brothers...some gorgeous vintage jewelry...
lovely vintage silver...(such pretty designs!)
this beautiful vintage tablecloth... (love the colors!)a pretty embroidered runner...a sweet dolly....and my favorite, this amazing vintage quilt!!!I have always loved the Grandmother's Garden design and have wanted one for sooo long!
It has the softest pastel colors!
Look at all that hand stitching! I can't imagine how much work and time it took to make these kind of wonderful old quilts.
I'm such a lucky girl! Hope you got some fun gifts and enjoyed Christmas day with your loved ones!
Michelle xoxo

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy finds...I forgot to show you this cute shelf! It's one of my birthday presents I found at the antique mall. It's the perfect vintage shade of aqua blue. I am using it in my studio to hold some favorite things~ vintage hats, millinery flowers and my newest find, this adorable baby doll head! I have been wanting one for so long! Doesn't she have the sweetest, prettiest face?Oops! I just remembered I forgot Vintage Christmas Monday! I'll try to remember next week.
Michelle xoxo

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Christmas!
I love my pink Christmas decor, but before that I loved the traditional Christmas red, too. And I still do! So although the rest of my home has pastels, I decided to decorate my hutch with the reds this year because I love my snowman collection and they just don't blend in with the pastels.One of my favorite snowmen,glittered village houses, snowy pine cones and bottle brush trees,one of my Teena Flanner snowmen, (I have loved her work since I first saw it in Mary Engelbriet's magazine!)another adorable snow guy,sweet home made looking ornaments,and vintage tinsel! I love the vintage, home made country Christmas look just as much as I love the pastels. What colors do you love for Christmas?
Michelle xoxo

Monday, November 30, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday!
It's Vintage Christmas Monday again with Joan's blog, Anything Goes Here! A box of pretty vintage ornaments! I want to collect more for my tree and also to make one of those amazing wreaths like Heather's or Pam's!Here is my white tree that I love! I think the ornaments really stand out well against the white.I love the little houses I found at Hobby Lobby a couple of years back. I painted and glittered them and added rhinestones for doorknobs.The top of my tree with a pretty bird and vintage millinery rose. I think my bird may need a crown.One of my favorite home made ornaments. Isn't that little snow baby the cutest?
A sweet little tag I made. I haven't made any Christmas crafts yet this year, but I'm definitely in the mood to do so now!
Happy Vintage Christmas Monday!Michelle xoxo

Monday, November 23, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday!
I'm joining in the Vintage Christmas Monday fun with Joan's blog, Anything Goes Here! I like to mix my vintage ornaments with my handmade ornaments and some that are new but vintage style.
Now I'm off to see all the other vintage Christmas posts!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dressing up for the holidays.....
I've started to dress up my home and my lovely vintage half dolls for the holidays!I added a bit of white feather boa and a vintage brooch my sweet mama gave me to this lovely lady. Now I think she looks like a Snow Queen, don't you?And this beautiful lady looks like she is ready to go to a fabulous Christmas party!
I found the wonderful silver glittered "Believe" sign and the adorable snowman card below at Michael's for only $1 each!
One of my favorite ornaments in my favorite color. Not vintage, but just as pretty as the old ones!
And I found this pretty angel at T.J. Maxx. She is a Nichol Sayre! She was only $8 and I saw one exactly like her selling online for $60! Isn't she lovely? More Christmas photos next post!
Michelle xoxo