Sunday, July 20, 2008

First an Invitation to the Prom and then an AWARD!

What fun this week has been...I finished up the Prom Swap and was resting on my laurels when sweet Lisa (Lisa Laughs) sent me an award...now I get to nominate others...cool! This will mean that Nancy (My Crafty Little Page) will have to spend an hour on the phone with me while she guides me through the steps of adding links to my blog...I've done it before, but the short-term memory banks have been overloaded through the years...And again, Thank You, Lisa...I may not have this up and running for a day or two...I'll really owe NancyGail a couple of dozen Snickerdoodles after this!

2 comments:

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oops, we need to work on this, LaVerne. Your dresses are just adorable and I love the pattern page. Love, Nancy

Debb said...

Laverne
Hi, I just checking in to see how you Halloeen fairy doors are coming alone.I need your mailing address too.Will be sending partners out in a couple of days.
love Debb

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.