Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fresh Corn and Sunflowers : )

Every spring my husband plants some corn and my two children plant sunflowers (yes, all in the same small area). The last two years, the sunflowers have won (great flowers, but no corn to eat). But this year . . . there was definitely more corn growing than flowers.

There was the odd sunflower trying to compete.

This year we actually had two BBQ dinners with corn on the cob ~ such success!

It looked and tasted pretty good too!

But then my visitor from last spring came back . . .
(remember her?)
Well now she has the sweetest little baby fawn!
I finally have a photo to share . . .

They seemed to like the corn too ! Ah well, she is so cute I don't mind.


No Friday Flea Market for me this weekend. We have company coming tomorrow and it is the last weekend before school starts ~ September 2nd. Hope everyone had a great summer ! It went by so fast.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Flea Market ~ Monogrammed Hankies Linens


Welcome to Friday Flea Market. Have you heard that our hostess Polly has created a Friday Flea Market Blog for all of us :-). It is beautiful!!! Thanks to Shabby Miss Jen for creating a beautiful custom made banner. The new blog provides an easy way for visitors to find us each week. You can see the new blog here, at Friday Flea Market. Thank you for all your hard work Polly and Jen!

This week my theme is Monogrammed Hankies and Linens. I just love Embroidered Linens with Monograms. They look so elegant! You will find the Monogrammed ~ M ~ and ~ O ~ in the Hanky section of my Ciderantiques website along with several pretty floral and wedding hankies. The other monogrammed hankies and linens are newly listed in my Etsy Shop .

Monogrammed ~ N ~

Hmmm . . . perhaps Oprah would like a Madeira hanky : )

Monogrammed ~ H ~

Monogrammed ~ A ~

Monogrammed ~ M ~

Monogrammed ~ E ~

Monogrammed ~ D ~

Monogrammed ~ E B A ~

Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend !

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Winner is . . .

The Winner of my 100th Blog Post Giveaway is Carolyn of Draffin Bears! Congratulations Carolyn :-) Please send me an email at with your mailing address and I will mail your giveaway prize on Monday. Thanks again to everyone for visiting my blog and for making Blogland so much fun. . . I love visiting all of your wonderful Blogs. ~ Karen

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Flea Market ~ Lace Collars


Welcome to Friday Flea Market. This week I have several lovely lace collars to offer. They can be viewed on my website at Ciderantiques . I will offer FREE local and International Shipping if you purchase a lace collar from my website before August 30, 2008.

Here are some photos of the collars I have available,
I think the first one may be my favorite.

Lovely whitework and embroidery ~ Ayrshire Lace

This would look lovely on a Boy Doll or large Teddy Bear

I love the floral detail and netting on this one

Perfect for a Sailor Type Teddy Bear or Doll

Thank you Polly ~ our lovely hostess ~ for another great week. You can visit Polly's blog here. You can visit the other Friday Flea Market vendors here. Have a great weekend!
~ Please sign up for my 100th Post Giveaway ~
The winner will be chosen on Saturday August 16, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My 100th Post Giveaway :-)


Welcome to my 100th Post Giveaway!
My giveaway includes everything you see in the photos. I will ship Internationally so everyone is welcome to sign up. I had fun treasure hunting during my vacation in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The giveaway includes a vintage faux Pearl Necklace ~ 22 inches long

Four linen luncheon Napkins with floral embroidery

Two pretty Doilies

A small Cheticamp hooking ~ very well known in Eastern Canada

A pretty yellow guest towel with pink floral embroidery

A Bridal Hanky with Net Lace

and a pair of Vintage Gloves

I will draw a name from the comments on this post ~ and announce the winner on Saturday evening (10:00pm Eastern Standard time) August 16, 2008.

Good Luck and thank you again for visiting my blog :-)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Vacation Photos ~ Nova Scotia Canada

I had the pleasure of visiting my Mom at the southern tip of Nova Scotia last week. What an absolutely beautiful Province! If you have never been to N.S. you should really add it to your list of places to visit. If you love Cape Cod, you will love Nova Scotia, Canada.

Clear blue sky and ocean views . . .

Lush Flower Gardens

The view from my Mom's backyard on her Birthday

My Mom's new board walk and rock gardens

Vibrant Colors

The Humming Birds loved it ! Too fast for me to catch in the picture.

I am also sharing pictures of a local home ~ belonging to a friend of my Mom's

This lovely lady has gardens and views that rival any magazine!

The perfect entrance to a perfect garden

An adorable little Garden Shed near the Ocean

Every view is stunning!

Lovely pink Lillies

My Mom and I on her Birthday

Pretty pink petals on Mom's Birthday cake :-)

My Birthday gift to my Mom ~ a One of a Kind ~ photo with multi media Art. The image is me and my Mom when I was about 5 years old.

My good friend Deborah Burnham used the image to make a custom Birthday present.
My Mom loved it ! Thanks so much Deb :-)
You can visit Deb's blog here here .
Deb's new Etsy shop will have it's grand opening on August 15th.

Remember to Live ~ Love ~ Laugh. Happy 65th Birthday Mom !
My next post is my 100th POST. I will be doing a Giveaway. I will be away for most of this week so please come back and check for an update on August 9th.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Flea Market and Dress Form Party


What a great blog party theme :-) Tiffany at Shabby Scraps is hosting the "Show me your Dress Form" Blog party. I decided to join in on the fun :-). This is my gal Victoria ~ named after the Victorian Era ~ as she is frequently dressed in 1800s clothing. I do dress her in Edwardian clothing too . . . but "Edward" didn't seem to suit her very well, LOL.

This lovely lady was purchased for only $5 at a local auction. I was thrilled to bring her home. My hubby thinks she will scare away our guests (she inhabits the Guest Bedroom). I think she is quite lovely in her Edwardian and Victorian whites.

My female friends understand her. Victoria was even mentioned recently in a Thank You card . . . so she can't be all that scary, LOL.

Today is also Friday Flea Market ~ My theme this week is Summer Whites ~ to give my Dress form a little more attention. My items this week can be found in my Etsy Shop . Photos are shown below.

~ A Stunning Edwardian Blouse with Irish Crochet and floral detail ~

A stunning Edwardian Tea Dress (too small for my size 10 Dress Form)

A close-up photo of the sleeve

A sweet little cotton camisole with delicate handmade lace

I also have a stunning crocheted bedspread ~ 72 inches square

and finally, a lovely Battenburg Lace Tablecloth ~ a generous 60 x 116 inches

Thank you for looking and thank you to our hostess Polly for hosting the weekly Friday Flea Market. FYI ~ I will be away for a few days, returning next Friday.
All items purchased this week will be mailed on August 8, 2008. Thank you for visiting and have a great week!