Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Early Saturday...

My husband got up early with me and took me to a church rummage sale.  I got some great finds.

 Now I don't NEED these china tea cups...but when they are a dollar?  Oh yeah!!!

 Doilies - 9 of them for .50.   yes, you read that right!
 And the sweet little bench - .50. 

 When I saw Karen on Thursday she surprised me with a gift.  That really is against the rules as we have said no gifts every time we see each other.....but I will forgive her!

Back in August Karen and I had a private swap.  I filled a basket with items I thought she could use to alter.
Well she surprised me by giving me back an antique album, but she did alter it and in MY COLORS!!


It is for photos of my girlfriends trip to South Carolina and Florida I am taking this spring.  I am so thrilled with this album.  I had it for years and never did anything with it.....

Well, it was a good day.  Life is so wonderful....difficult, but wonderful!  I hope you have a blessed Sunday!  Talk to you again soon!

Joining Terri and Martha for Teacup Tuesday.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I have been having fun AGAIN!

I am learning the old lesson of living life to its fullest!  and when friends are in town, I will do whatever I can to get together.
Thursday evening my husband and I met at CB with Karen and her hubby.  We had the best time just talking....

Then today I met Karen and we went shopping in downtown Glendale.  Oh, we had fun. 
We tried on clothes, jewelry, purses and looked at home decor to drool over!

Then Marty joined in the fun and we had lunch at the Spicery.  We three have the best time getting caught up with each other and sharing life's stories.

The only bad part???  having to say Goodbye for now.  But I know before long, we will be planning another get together....

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You are Cordially Invited to....

a Royal Tea hosted by Laura at Decor to Adore.

Get out the silver and the lace...royalty is coming to visit.  Earl Gray tea with one lump or two...which would you prefer?

So here was my challenge to myself.  Use what I had.  The Royals may have money to throw, I don't!  The only items I bought were the lace placemats.  And yes, I really did have the carriage was used at my birthday party 2 years ago.

Goblets:  Dollar Tree
Cream flatware, Bling Napkin Rings, Mirror coasters: Target
Napkins:  Anna's Linens
Carriage:  Homegoods
Various china cups:  Estate sales
Silver Tea Set:  25th Anniversary Gift.
Lace Placemats:  Everything 99 cents
Teapot spoons: Gift from Marty
Glass plates:  Walgreens

Tiera:  I was born with it!!! (just kidding!)

I hope you enjoy your visit....please come back and visit....(and as my husband has dubbed me):

HRH Queen Spoiled
Also joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday

A Swap for All Seasons

I want to show the mini fabric collage I made for Maria.  She collects Barbies - has a room for them and about 500!  Now that is a collection.

 I used a vintage Barbie dress anbd added an antique doilie.

 The little heart I made myself!

Spelled out Barbie with these little beads.

I was so happy with how it turned out.  I hope Maria likes it!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What I have been doing!

Friday evening my husband took me to Flemings for my birthday dinner.  I was feeling good and was able to enjoy my meal.  They have a deconstructed mozzerela salad that I adore.  Shrimp stuffed with crab meat was my main course.  It was fabulous!  And so fun to be out to dinner with my hubby.

Saturday I met up with my friend Sally.  We went to Glendale to do a little window shopping - in the pouring rain no less!....and had a wonderful lunch at the newly reopened Spicery.  It was delicious.  She gave me the sweetest little cut glass jar.  It was hard to take a picture but it has polka dots!

I just had to show you my sprinkler heads I found at an Estate Sale.  75 cents for both!

I participated in the Swap for All Season's fabric collage swap.  I received my gift from Maria.  It is a sweet Little Bo Peep embroidery.

So I had a good weekend.  I chose to stay in today because it is wet and cold and I still have a bit of the sniffles from my flu.  I started packing away the Valentine's items.  Almost time for my birdie items!! 
I finally was able to send out my swap to Maria.  I lost everything about her in my computer problems...but Marty came to my rescue again!!  So she should receive it on Tuesday and I will show what I made her then.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  I guess I need to quit saying it is my birthday week and go on with "normal" life!  I say, too bad a birthday is only one day.  It should be the whole month!!
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