Monday, March 31, 2008

Antique Collars & 1920s Quilt

I found the cutest little 1920s quilt recently. It is reversible ! It has soft floral prints on one side.

It has little embroidered animals and figures on the other side. I am sure it made some little girl very happy. Please see my store link if you are interested in viewing this quilt.

I have also listed many vintage and antique collars this morning in my ebay store. Your dolls and bears will look oh so pretty !

Thanks for visiting. ~ Karen.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pretties from my Home

I thought I would take some images of my home and create a Flickr gallery page soon . Here are some of the pictures I will use. A crisp white teapot for my English family : )

Ruffled white milk glass looks great with seasonal candies . . . . (Easter eggs are all gone now!)

Hydrangea Flowers are common thoughout our home . . .

My sweet Nanny when she was a little girl ~ Gorgeous isn't she !

Lovely paper mache eggs and vintage chicks . . .

My best Chruch Bizarre find for only .25 cents !

My Aunt Brenda's beautiful glass jewelry. . . . I bought this pendant recently for Easter. You can see more of her lovely Artwork via DuffyAntiques blog (shown in my favorites).

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Decorating

My daughter has decided she likes blue more than purple. I surprised her yesterday with this new blue comforter with a tiny yellow print. Mommy is a good shopper and got a great deal : ). I am sure this will lead to issues with the purple walls . . . but for now we will enjoy the new look.

It all goes nicely with the crisp whites, yellow pillows and dark blue blanket we already have.

Casey approves . . . . He is 18 years old now, so far beyond worrying about color ; ).

Monday, March 24, 2008

Tablecloths and Lace Finds

There will be lots of pretties ~ Lace and Linens ~to list this week in my ebay store. I have posted some previews below:

A stunning set of 8 placemats

Oh so pretty Antique Net Lace Doily

Various lace collars for display or for your antique dolls and teddy bears

Several floral print tablecloths ~ Cottage style

Battenburg Lace Tablecoth ~ matching napkins and bun warmer

Italian tablecloth ~ florals and embroidery

English Tea Cloth ~ delicate lace trim

They will be up on ebay tomorrow evening. Thanks for looking !

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Owner Found & Puppies Returned

Update to the lost puppies story. Yes, the owner was found. It turns out all three dogs are 8 month old puppies. One is much bigger, but they are all from the same litter. They live about 1/2 kilometer from our house, on the other side of a rather busy road. Our neighbours figured out who they belong to and returned them (shortly after we left for our Easter weekend in Toronto).

For the few hours we had them it didn't take us long to bond. . .

We have been told that the pups are available for adoption

I think it would be hard to decide . . . .

They certainly liked my daughter . . . .

and were in no hurry to leave.

I will try and stay strong and resist the urge to keep one ! I am glad the owner was found.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Puppies on my door step !!!!!!

Look what the Easter bunny delivered ! Three Golden Retreivers ~ a mom and two pups (about 6 - 8 months old I would guess)

Boy are they cute ! No ID and we added the collars and leashes.

My neighbours are going to take them . . . Good Friday in Canada means all the Vets and even the Humane Society is closed. We are suppose to be on the road to Toronto right now.

My friends will take them to the vet tomorrow to look for a micro chip

Oh they are soooooo cute. Cold and hungry from last night and very happy to warm up in my garage with some TLC, food and water. The poor mom had ice pellets on her fur from the cold last night. The pups were fine . . . so she did her job and kept them warm

The are happy and safe now. This has delayed our departure to Toronto . . . thank goodness for neighbours and other dog lovers. I will update this story when we get back on Sunday! They have a safe place for the weekend. Bye for now.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter !

It will be a busy weekend so I will send my "Happy Easter Greetings" your way early ~ Enjoy!

Spring is near

A little birdie told me she is ready for Spring . . . . she was very friendly and certainly appreciated our bird seed.

Bambi said he would like some warmer weather too . . .

Aren't they sweet !

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Seven Things about Me

I have been tagged with the "7 things about me" game. So here goes:

1 ~ I have been married for 15 years. We have two children ~ a boy and a girl just like I always hoped.

2~ I have really good hearing and my teenage children still wonder if I really do have eyes in the back of my head.

3 ~ My favourite drink is half cranberry juice and half "bubbily" water with lemon.

4 ~ My friends think I am a neat freak (I just clean up before they come over !)

5 ~ I love animals and have volunteered at the Humane Society (but find it difficult to leave all those cute little faces). Thus the 2 cats and 1 dog in our household.

6 ~ I hate getting my hair cut (the appointment, the waiting, the shampoo and wet look while you wait ~ UG)

7 ~ re: sweets. If it is in the house I'll eat it ! Don't really miss it when the treats are not around.

I will tag my Aunt Brenda Power of Duffyantiques next . . . so get ready Brenda !

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Photo Gallery

I was sorting through my picture files today. . . trying to reduce the thousands of saved ebay pictures on my computer. After deleting hundreds of photos I came across my folder of dolls. Apparently I prefer dolls with brown eyes. I have never really noticed that before . . . but I couldn't find one blue eyed doll in the bunch. Shirley Temple has green eyes (close ~ but no cigar). I have sold some beauties over the last few years. I wish I could keep them all ! Their photos make a wonderful gallery. I thought I would share their pretty faces . . .

Monday, March 10, 2008

There is always someone who has more . . .

Snow . . . . that is. I drove my daughter over to her friend's today and could not believe the size of the snow banks on this local street. Look at that street light. The snow must be at least 10 feet high ! The tiny path to the front door was also flanked by snow. It is pretty hard to shovel when you can't reach the top of the pile. I'm a trooper though . . . . I have my spring jacket on (unzipped even).

Sunday, March 9, 2008

PinKeeps on eBay tonight

The PinKeeps are done and so are the pins ~ I added some sparkle there too. I hope to have them up on eBay this evening. It's boys against the girls I guess. We'll see which one generates more interest.