Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

I got a set of beautiful, vintage transferware dishes just in time for the Holidays!  The set is on a creamy white background with black transfer called "Liverpool Birds" by Wedgwood.  There's over 100 pieces.  They belonged to my girlfriend's grandmother and date to the late 1800's. I just love 'em!

I couldn't believe it when I found this vintage Santa is exactly like one I had as a child!  My Daddy owned a Sunoco Service Station and these were a give-a-way in the late 50's.  I found two of them, so when my brother was here for Thanksgiving, I showed him one and asked if he remembered having one.  Sure enough, he did, but said "Man, it sure is an ugly santa"!  He took it home anyway.
They were always filled with oranges and candy or toys back in the day!

I also found several boxes of vintage icicles.  These are actually much prettier than the plastic kind they sell today.  I remember having to 'oh so carefully' string one at a time on the tree!  When we took the tree down, my brother, sister and I would take the icicles and wad them up into giant balls, making perfect  weapons to throw at one another! Oh, those were the days!

Be sure to visit our hostess, Joan at Anything Goes Here, for more wonderful vintage posts

Monday, November 23, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

I found several of these vintage boxes many years ago, and have used them in many different ways.  Most recently, I had made small gifts for a group of friends and needed a creative way to wrap them....So, I carefully took one of the boxes apart and photocopied it onto card stock paper, cut them out, and had  the cutest packaging!  Unfortunately, my pictures don't do the graphics justice..

I love these little 3" vintage stockings!

A collection of small vintage toys.  The red bell is heavy metal with perfectly aged and distressed original red paint.  The dice is made of celluloid.

Thank you Joan at Anything Goes Here,, for hosting Vintage Christmas Monday.  Be sure to visit to see all the participants.

I am going to be selling the box, stockings and toys in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

White Wednesday in my Studio/Office

I would first like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Veterans as we set aside this special day to honor all of those who have served our country.  This is a picture of my favorite Veteran, my Daddy, who was a very proud  Marine, and served  in World War II.  Thanks, Daddy, and I miss you dearly!  Sus

December 6, 1923 ~ April 15, 1992
Now back to WW...I was kinda running out of white stuff for White Wednesday, so I broke down and sort of straightened up my white cupboard in my office/studio.  My husband and I were on a buying trip quite a few years back in Charlotte, NC when we saw this cupboard in a shop.  The owner told us it was only a display piece and that we probably wouldn't want it because of it's condition.  Long story short, $75.00 cash did the trick.  Oh, I've been offered more, but it would  be too hard to replace.  After all, in my 'fantasy life' this piece is in the potting shed full of old pots, garden tools and plants!

This is the "holds all" cupboard!

Lots o' storage

The Other Cupboard

As for this cupboard, I would absolutely never let you see the inside of it....well maybe someday if I get around to organizing all the 'goodies' inside!

I do have a desk in the office, but right now everything that I took off of the cupboard to take the pics is on the table.....maybe next week!  See what I mean...

Til then...Happy White Wednesday to all......and be sure to head on over to visit Kathleen at Faded Charm,   our awesome hostess for WW, and check out her whites and many more participants!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Garden Perplexities and other stuff

Okay, so I'm out visiting my veggie garden, as I do each day, to see what maybe grew some since the day before...and I'm so delighted with my first tomato and decide to take a picture!  Yea, I CAN grow veggies in the fall!  So, Saturday, my friend stopped by and I just had to take her on the garden expedition. WHERE'S MY TOMATO???? A squirrel, perhaps, or maybe a possum?  I DUN KNOW!

I planted these two collard plants, which were the same size, on the same day.  What happened?

I do have 3 okra!

Well, this pics's not too clear...but hubby pulled all the weeds and dead stuff out of the flowers beds today.  What a guy!

My Black Eyed Susan Vine is really pretty right now!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WHITE WEDNESDAY ~ Signs and Wonders


This was my very first antique sign.  I lived on Cherry Apple Circle!

When I walked into an antique shop many years ago and saw this sign...I knew immediately that I had to have it...You see I love antique signs, I love gardening, and my Grandfather's name was Winfield.  I also gave my son Winfield as his middle name in loving memory of my Grandaddy Winfield Scott!


My folk art 'garden angel'

I think this 'zinc' piece looks like angel wings, don't you think?

This is my favorite picure of my mother.  She passed away in Feburary at the age of 87.  I sure do miss her!