Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pink Saturday, Better late than never

Well The day is almost gone but as the saying goes "Better late than Never" I had a little emergency this morning and had to be away from home for the day and I have not took the time to learn how to post in advance, I promise I will learn this week, Everything is fine and I am home now. When our seasons start to change and you can fill the fall coming I usually get the Holiday fever, More now than nearer to the Holidays, so my mind turns to the Christmas season which is my favorite time of the year. I have a large family and we have always spent the holidays together, My children now live in Tenn. and last year was only the second time in 38 years we have been away for the Christmas Holiday. When they have to work near the holiday we will now be going to them. Anyway I love to decorate for Christmas so for the Pink Saturday I am going to share a couple of decorations with you.

The first is A Victorian Santa, Of course in pink and Mauve, I have had him for many years and he has sit many different places in my home. He is jointed so you can pose him how you like.

This next beautiful little ornament is covered with clay roses. I purchased it on Ebay last year, don't remember who it was from but I liked it so much I leave it out all year round. I hung it under the chandelier in my dining room.

I promise I will be on the ball next week. I have enjoyed visiting the other blogs as I have the time and love to hear from you. Be sure you visit Beverly, and stop by as many of the blogs as you can and let them know you were there. Just click on the little pink lady on the left.
Hope you have a Blessed Week.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New AD for Shabby Lane

Good Morning or Good Afternoon as I should say!
I belong to the wonderful on line shopping mall called Shabbylane and Catherine in putting together our add for the news letter today and I am running late as usual getting mine in so thought I would just share it with you and kill two birds with one stone. Get my ad in and post on my blog. Be sure you visit shabbylane for wonderful shopping from a great mix of shops. Just click on the shabby lane ad on the left of the page. Catherine, who is also owner of the shop, has only had shabby lane up and running for a few month and it has been wonderful to bring many new customers to my site. She is always there to help. It is also wonderful to work with victoriasshabbycottage who I purchased my site from and is responsible for the shabby lane site. Be sure you visit and you can get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Sign up for the news letter while you are there.

This will be my add for the up coming news letter:

We hope you all ready for School to start and to get into full swing for the holiday season. Come visit our shop and browse all the new items we have added for your shopping pleasure. We have over 50 new items in the last month and will add more daily. Don't forget! You will get a beautiful free gift with every shipment and stop by to enter our give away. No purchase necessary to win. Also, we still have the free shipping on any purchase over $100.00 until the last of August. Don't miss this opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping done. Drop us a line, We love to hear from you and appreciate your business
Judy at

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hey It's Pink Saturday Again

Good Morning From the Mountains,
Our seasons are ready to change and fall is right around the corner, Our children will start school in a couple week and of course it is foot ball season for the high schools. Mine are long out our of high school but it always brings back good memories.
OK! On to Pink Saturday, I am going to share a few of my favorite things with you.
The first is another Doll from My collection. She is a vintage store mannequin, I inherited her from my MOM, who also was a lover of Dolls and had a wonderful collection. This little lady is about the size of a 10 years old, has a cloth body. she sits in a chair in one of my bedrooms.

This is a beautiful table lamp I painted and decided to keep for myself. It is a vintage brass lamp that I painted white and added a wonderful design of pink roses all the way around. To accent the shade I added a vintage dress collar.
Last winter I got in the mood to do some cross stitching while watching TV at night. I made some pillows for my granddaughters and sold some on my web site. I am so high energy that I can't just sit and watch tv, I need to be doing something with my hands, Some times this is great and some times not. I do get a lot done.
This is a wonderful assortment of sachets that we sold as a Bakers dozen with the stand.

We have had so many new ladies to join and share Pink Saturday, so be sure you visit Beverly and stop by as many as you can and let them know you were there. Just click on the PINK LADY TO THE LEFT. I love to hear from you and enjoy visiting as many as I possibly can. Hope you have a Blessed day.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Almost Ready

This Summer has been a real experience for Darrell and I. Sure didn't know how much work we were getting into when we purchased the contents of the old house. Has been hard work but we have had a lot of fun along the way. We got the trucks pulled into our drive the first of the week and Darrell had to build a platform between the two to move the merchandise. The one on the left is loaded to the back as you can see, Everything is ready and we will start tomorrow to unload, move and sort everything on the truck. We are going to have a sale starting the 30th of this month and run for about 10 days. Got a lot to do before then. I will let you see some of the furniture as it comes off the truck. Will be a real job just to match tables with legs. Come by often and see all the fun we will have and If you live close enough to visit, don't forget the sale, We would love to have you visit.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pink Saturday

Good Morning Ladies:
You can feel the fall here in the mountains, our mornings are chilly, I get more Holiday spirit when this starts to happen than I get in December. I am going to be here at home for October this year for the first time in 22 years, We have worked the Gatlinburg craft fair for 22 years and always there for the whole month of October. I am so looking forward to the change of the leaves in our mountains. I will share them with you this year.
My contribution to pink Saturday will be short and sweet today. You have so many to visit and enjoy. Just click on the little pink lady on the left and it will take you to our Gracious host, Beverly. This beautiful plant has been in my home for 16 years. It is and Angel Wing Begonia, The leaves are shaped like angel wings and the sweet pink flowers hang in pods under the leaves. My Mom passed away 15 years ago this month and this beautiful plant was given to me as a gift when she was sick. She was a bed patient in my home for two years before passing away. I was so blessed to be able, along with my brothers and sisters to take care of her the last years of her life. Each year when this begonia blooms it brings beautiful memories of my Mom, and my first granddaughter was born just one week after my Mother passed. God takes one home and sends us another. Miranda will be 15 years old on Sept. 3rd. I move the begonia indoors for the winter and set it on my porch in the summer. Hope you enjoy your day and have a beautiful memory of your MOM.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Spread The Word, New Give Away

Gooooood Morning!
Can't believe I am getting to my blog this early in the morning. Got 10,000 things to do today as usual. "SPREAD THE WORD" Our next give away on the web site is up and running. All you have to do to get in on the fun is leave a comment on my blog or make a purchase from the web site. We have had past winners from both. This one will close on "SEPTEMBER FIRST" The gift this time will be one of our hand decorated Victorian boxes. Let your friends in on the fun. Each comment or purchase for the month of August will give you one entry.

My first chore this morning is to make a run to the grocery store to get a few necessities. I have been cooking and baking for a few ladies in my neighborhood and it is beginning to grow. All I need is another business but I love it. Baking is therapy for me.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

At The Auction

If You have never been to an auction it is a real experience. We were there on this past Saturday evening, It is held in Claypool Hill, Va. which is about an hour and 15 minutes from home. They have regular auctions every weekend and once a month they have an antique auction. This was for antiques, They had more than 700 items and it was all sold in about 5 hours. It starts at 5 p.m. You register when you arrive and are given a number and a paddle which has your number on it. Open at 12 noon so you can look over all that is for sale. Every item has a number and you can make a list of the items you are interested in and want to bid on. Auction starts at precisely 5 p.m. and it does not slow down. Many workers on the floor and they move very fast. As soon as one item sells the floor moves to another location, another worker and the sale goes on. You must pay close attention, especially if two item you like are sold one after the other. People are talking all around you and up walking the floor, It is so amazing and fun. You have to watch about even scratching you head as you may be putting in a bid. lol! If you ever get the opportunity you should go at least once.
I had to make myself not bid on anything as I already have so much to take care of now, but I will be returning as I love it.
We sold a few items in this one but left before the auction was over, so will have to wait until I get the papers in the mail to see what they sold for.
They sold some beautiful antique furniture and some that would have been perfect to give the shabby look. I never paint on an antique if it is in great condition as it destroies the value, unless, it is something I really want for my home. Beautiful glassware and dishes, art work, quilts and so much more. The pictures will give you a little look at some of the items. They also sold a Cadalic Car and an Amish Buggy.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pink Saturday

Good Morning Ladies,
So glad to be back home and to join Pink Saturday again. I didn't get to visit the others last week but do plan to get to as many as I can this Saturday. Be sure you visit and leave a comment. I am sure Beverly did not realize how this would grow when she started. It is really amazing and so enjoyable to see all the post. My hubby has always laughed at me as I love driving through towns at night and getting a glimpse through peoples windows. So interesting to see the difference in decorating. Could call me a peeping Tom I guess. lol!

This week I am sharing a couple of purchases I made at the show last week. Like I need another doll but she was just to gorgeous to pass up and of course in pink. She stands nearly 3 feet tall and is a beautiful Victorian lady with the most wonderful eyes and hair. I purchased her from a doll artist who lives in Maryville, Tenn. She has a new home on a cabinet in my second bathroom. My other purchase was a sweet wreath from Cricket who also live in Maryville. She is an amazing floral artist. Grows all her own flowers and dries them using a commercial freeze dry machine. I also got a fall wreath that I will share later.

I have got to take the time to learn how to post in advance. We are off to Claypool Hill, Virginia today to an antique auction. Will be selling some of the items from my old house so anxious to see what they will bring. The auction will be selling over 600 items this evening. Enjoy your day and looking through the windows of all the ones who are precipitating this week. lol!