Sunday, June 7, 2009

Look what I found!

I have had the best couple of weeks finding goodies at flea markets and thrift stores.
I was looking through a box of old letters and found this little indiscriminating box. I had no idea what I was about to find.
I slowly opened it....just in case something might fall out.
and look what was inside!!!
A tiny pair of bisque dolls!! I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw this gorgeous little pair. They stand about 2 1/2 inches tall and are dressed in their best fine dress. He is wearing a blue wool suit and she is wearing a dress with a lace color and painted red boots.
The man I purchased them from said they were French. That the lady he purchased them from was from France. I just love them! They have a new home perched inside their little box inside my new china cabinet. (That would be new to me china cabinet - more on that later! )

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry
Wont you stop and remember me?
Look around
Leaves are brown
And the sky
Its a hazy shade of winter
Look around
Leaves are brown
Theres a patch of snow on the ground
- Paul Simon

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Playing Catch Up

Finally downloaded photos from my camera. Time is flying by so quick I can't keep up. Here are a few photos of our tree this year. I really like the way these photos turned out. Here are a few pics of some of my favorite ornaments.
This first one is actually a baby boot. I found just one at the flea market in a box lot and had to have it. I could not find the other but it turned out to be a beautiful addition to the tree. It has a leather bottom, soft pink silk and fur inside. I forgot I had this angel tree topper and found it among my things. I didn't realize how old it really is. Just love the little girl die cut. The clip on bird was another flea market find. Found a whole box of them! Could not believe it! The dog on a ball was part of a lot I purchased on ebay this year. I think it was over 100 ornaments. You can never have too many!!
The baby face was another ornament from the ebay lot. This is probably one of my favorites. Too bad the photo didn't turn out better.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today Is My Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Me!!! Happy Birthday to Shar!! Happy Birthday to Me!!! I had a very nice birthday. My mother called me first thing this morning to say hello. Her calls are always a nice morning wake up call. I worked all day and ran errands at lunch. Just a normal work day. My husband and his family took me out to eat @ Olive Garden tonight. It was very nice. The food was great and the company was even better. Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday. I have some pics of the babies trying to get in the birthday cake but I'll have to load them tomorrow. I definitely need to do some updating and bring myself up to speed. Ta Ta For Now!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New addition to my doll collection

I just wanted to show you a few photos of my newest doll. I recieved her in the mail a couple of days ago and look what she came with...
.... a beautiful letter and a wax ornament.

My new dollie is by Rachael Kinnison of The Lady's Repository Museum and Diamond K Folk Art. She is a beautiful white witch kitty and has the most beautiful glass eyes. Thank you Rachael for such a wonderful treasure.

Blue Ribbon

I won a blue ribbon at the South Carolina State Fair!! It really has taken a little while to sink in. I had to go see it for myself to really believe it. I entered my first doll in the soft sculpture category and I got first place! I was really surprised. Here are a couple pictures of me and my doll. Please ignore my mismatched outfit (it was raining cats and dogs outside).

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Halloween Display

Here are my Christine Crocker - Deerfield Farmhouse dolls and a mourning doll by Julie Bailey. I love this time of the year. The nights are getting chilly and the leaves are getting ready to change colors. I have been putting my Halloween displays out. Here are a few photos from this morning. My terra cotta Jack O Lanterns waiting to be lit. Old maple syrup sap buckets that have been cut into JOLs.
Here is my cupboard with my Nicol Sayre dolls, one by Christine and a mummy by Kelly Bell Hartley, vintage paper mache JOL and cat lanterns, and vintage Beistle cutouts. My new Halloween items from Target. I love that store!! Skeleton candlesticks that I made. Art by Laurie Meseroll of Mudcakes and a Theatre Magique by Nicol Sayre.