Tuesday, October 27, 2009

White Wednesday!Thank you to Kathleen for hosting this fun idea of "White Wednesdays"! I'm off now to see the other white posts!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A few of my favorite things....
A pile of vintage millinery flowers and hats.
Pretty blues~ all are lovely gifts my sweet mama has given me. I think this shade of blue is divine!A new favorite find, this amazing pink vintage hat stand. Doesn't everything look more fabulous surrounded by vintage millinery flowers?Beautiful vintage jewelry pieces adorn the base of the hat stand.A silver sugar shaker.... yummy.
And, of course, the best favorite of all~ sweet Dylan in his monkey Halloween costume.Michelle xoxo

Friday, October 16, 2009

16 years ago.....
On Oct. 16, 1993, I married my darling sweetheart on the one year anniversary of our first date! 16 years, 8 moves,8 cars and 3 adorable boys later, we are still madly in love! Thank you for sticking with me, my love, through every hardship. Thank you for loving me just the way I am. Thank you for so sweetly encouraging me in my every endeavor. Thank you for not complaining that nearly every room in our home is decorated to suit my taste, because you know how important it is to me.Thank you for always making me laugh when I am sad. Thank you for marrying a girl that doesn't cook.....
and who is a little bit crazy.
Thank you for 16 wonderful years!
Michelle xoxo

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I dressed up my new doll for Halloween and that inspired me to do some decorating!I had fun decorating the top of my tv cupboard with some of my favorite things.
Rusty keys, old doorknobs, dusty books, tarnished silver....photos of spooky looking ladies and gentlemen.....clocks and more rusty old treasures.....and of course the Belle of the Halloween Ball!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

White Wednesday!

A few photos from some of my favorite antique shops. The first two are from Gatherings in Georgetown, Tx.
And this one is from The Antique Gallery in Round Rock, Tx.Thank you to Kathleen for hosting this fun idea of "White Wednesdays"! I'm off now to see the other white posts!
Michelle xoxo

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Vintage bliss.....
Today I took my birthday money and went to one of my very favorite antique malls and I can't tell you how happy I am with my purchases!!!
I found some gorgeous vintage fabric with huge bouquets of roses! Such beautiful colors! I love rose prints~especially vintage ones.I also found this amazing vintage hat. It's so pretty! I think I could stare at it all day.
And this beauty. I saw her last time I visited the antique mall and I regretted not buying her. At the time I thought she was too beat up. Who me?? What was I thinking?? I could not believe she was still there!! So I put her in my shopping cart (yes, this antique mall has carts! how cool is that?) and was giddy thinking how lucky I was that she was still there waiting for me!
I also found a vintage encyclopedia and this lovely lamp base which I plan to use as a candle holder. I just love the patina it has!And I couldn't pass up this little cutie, now could I? She is too sweet!!
Michelle xoxo
Around the studio....
A few things that make me happy in my studio. A vintage flower frog with a favorite vintage postcard.My pretty soft pink dresser filled with art supplies.
This gorgeous enamelware bowl with the prettiest colors.
Vintage clocks, a glass lamp and a sweet embroidered tablecloth.A postcard I enlarged on my printer because it was just so pretty.
A Goodwill find I painted a lovely shade of aqua blue.
Vintage millinery flowers in a wonderful vintage basket. Now I just need to clean this room up to look this good again so I can play in here, now that I finally have a working printer again. Hmmm...... maybe instead of cleaning up I will go try to spend my birthday money and buy some more vintage goodies that I have no place to put!