Thursday, May 06, 2010

It's been a long time....
Sorry I've been gone so very long, dear blog friends! There has been illness and many other things keeping me away, but all is well in my little cottage and I'm so happy to be back! (image courtesy of
First I will show you a couple of my latest finds. Can you believe I found this amazing brown transferware bowl at Goodwill? Only $5!!!
I love the way it looks filled with vintage white buttons and rhinestones!I also found this gorgeous aqua swan McCoy vase at the antique mall for only $12!!! I didn't realize it had a crack that had been repaired till I got home, which explains the great price, but you can't even see it unless you are looking for it!
I took a few photos at one of my favorite antique malls to share with you. Don't you love this sweet old dress! Look at those ruffles!!!And this dress with the pink silk sash is so beautiful!!! I drool over this gorgeous sconce every time I see it.My sweet Dylan had his first birthday a couple of weeks ago. We had his party at the park because he loves being outdoors so much.
He loved the swings!I hope you all have a day as happy as this little guy did on his birthday!Michelle xoxo


Gail said...

Welcome back! Sorry to hear about the illness, I've missed your pretty posts :).
I adore your transferware, you'll want to check my blog soon (maybe later today). I'll be posting pics of my transferware set I found.
Have a great day (and your little man looks over-the-moon happy!)

anything shabby chic said...

Welcome back!! Missed seeing you blog, and was thrilled to see you posted today. What lovely finds!! I know how fast time flies when you have little ones mine will be 8, and 5 and its crazy!! I look forward to your next post.

Paula said...

Welcome back sweet Michelle, sorry to hear about the illness, but I am glad all is now well in your sweet cottage! The image you shared is so sweet! I love your brown transferware dish!!! $5 is a great price! I also love all of the vintage buttons and rhinestones you filled it with! The whole vignette is beautiful! I love your McCoy vase too, such a pretty color and great bargain! I love the photos from the antique store. I can see why it is your favorite one! The dresses are gorgeous and so sweet!!! I love the sconce too, and the pink shutter and rose plates!

Oh, Michelle, Dylan is the sweetest thing!!! You can see what a happy, happy boy he is! You and your hubby are a wonderful momma and daddy to all of your boys! I am so glad he had such a good birthday! I love the photo of him in the swing… so sweet! I hope you have a happy day too!
Love, Paula

Claudia said...

Glad to see you back - I hope your are feeling better. The transferware bowl is just beautiful - what a find! I collect McCoy so I always love seeing the pieces my blogging friends find.


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Michelle, welcome back :) Isn't Goodwill the greatest! I have 3 that I go to, and I can always find something sweet there. Both of those dresses are beautiful, especially the one with the pink sash!! Your little guy is just sooooo cute :) How wonderful he had a nice sunny day to celebrate it.

Warmest always, Brenda

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Welcome back. I love, love, love the brown transferware bowl. I'm jealous. It looks fabulous with the buttons & jewels. And your son is just adorable. He is growing up so fast. Take care & thanks for visiting my blog & for being a follower. And Happy Mother's Day.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Michelle...welcome back and glad all is well in your little cottage! Love your post today! Dylan's smile is so contagious!! Thank you!!

Princess and the Pea said...

How could you leave the frilly dress behind?! That would have been straight in my shopping bag!

Lori said...

Michelle, i am happy to see you back:) i hope everything is good now...your little sweetie looks just like his mama!!! i can't believe he is one year old already, he is totally adorable...OH OH OH!!! those dresses are just as sweet as can be...i would have had to get at least the one with the your new bowl, it looks so pretty all filled up with those buttons!!!

MomWaldsPlace said...

Glad everyone is feeling better. Nice smiles!

Kateyed said...

Welcome back!I am new to this land of blogdom and followed Terri Gordon's favorites.

I love your beautiful things and your son is darling.

Come and visit our blog, if you like. My daughter and I do it together. It really isn't all about jewelry!


Anonymous said...

such beautiful finds at the antique shop...and happy birthday to your sweet little boy!

maría cecilia said...

Hola darling, I have loved your romantic, shabby, vintage, junk, etc. style, everything is so lovely in your blog, an eye candy to the eyes. Beautiful!!!!
You have a new fanQ!!
Cariños from Chile,
Maria Cecilia

maría cecilia said...

I forgot to say that your Dylan is sooo sweet and cute!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

So nice to see you back. I love, love, love the image you shared. Thanks! Have a nice weekend. Twyla

Kateyed said...

Thanks you so much for visiting our blog!
Suz and Kat

vintagesue said...

glad you are back. i've been away too. sorry to hear of illness. hope all is well now. dylan is a cutie. can't wait to see more!!!!!!! welcome back.