Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas 2014

Just a few pictures from around my house this Christmas. 
Along with it comes a little wish from my house to yours for a very blessed Christmas Season.

A couple of my Winter Wizards
Just Hanging Around

The little porcelain figurines were all purchased at Oh So Charming

My mantle isn't done yet. But, I decorated it anyway.

That lovely "Noel Pillow" came from Vandel Antiques

And...these special guys are a part of our decor every Christmas.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Hanky Dress

I made this dress earlier in the year for a customer. I thought you might like to see it now that it tis the season. I would guess this is about a 1950's or 60's vintage handkerchief. It is cotton with an overcast scalloped edge. I found a sweet little glass button that was just perfect and added a satin ribbon around the waist.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Garden Tomatoes

What an abundant garden I had this year. Just amazing! I had a bumper crop of all my tomatoes. Here is the list of the heirlooms I started all from seed: Italian, Yugoslavian, Amish Paste, Black Krim, Black Tula, Gold Medal Winner and Nebraska Wedding. I also grew a red cherry, yellow cherry, Lemon Boy, Big Boy, and a Beefsteak.

Here are some of my tomatoes being hardened off.

And this is how tall they get.
 My heirlooms grow 5- 6 ft tall.
 I plant one morning glory with each one just to be pretty.

Yugoslavian Tomatoes

Nebraska Wedding Tomatoes

I canned juice, froze sauces and salsas, and tried sun dried tomatoes this year for the first time. Sun dried tomatoes is something I want to do again. They are delicious. My hubby built me some new tomato cages this year that I really liked using. They worked much better than anything I have had in the past.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Littleton Twilight Criterium Bike Race

I feel so blessed to live in Littleton, Colorado! Just look at that view down Main Street with the shadow of the mountains in the background. These photos were taken on August 9, 2014. It was a lovely summer afternoon and evening for the bike races. The Criterium served as the Colorado State Championships for USA Cycling. More than 500 racers participated. They reached speeds of up to 40 mph. This event was held during Western Welcome Week. I took bunches of photos - enjoy a few of my best.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Flowers

Here a few of my summer flowers from the 2014 season. Those were volunteer sunflowers and I planted the cosmos. They turned out to be a pretty combination and grew quite tall.

Sunflowers and Cosmos

Close up of Snowballs

Pink Shasta Daisies

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Hanky Dress Lady at the Checkered Corner June Marketplace

Here are a few photos from my booth and and my lovely neighbor vendor, Diane at the Checkered Corner Marketplace. We had good weather and it turned out to be a wonderful day.

Early morning set up.

A little closer look.

Hanky Cottage Pillow Covers - made from upcycled vintage hankies.

This is my lovely next door booth vendor, Diane.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June Marketplace at the Checkered Corner

I will be a vendor here on Friday, June 20th only. Hope you'll mark your calendar and stop by to see what's new. I'll have some great vintage items, some special handmade home decor items, and a new line up of Hanky Dresses to choose from.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Scenes from Old Glory Antiques Fair - June 2014

This is going to be one of my longer posts - so many fun things to share. Old Glory this year was spent renewing old acquaintances and making new ones. So here goes - I hope you will enjoy the things that caught my eye.

First Stop - Genna Morrow Antiques
Patriotic Flags

I love Genna's stuff !!!

The Old Glory Booth
This is me and Fifi O'Neill - an extremely gracious and talented lady. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet her. She is the founder and editor in chief of Romantic Country Magazine, French Country Style magazine and Prairie Style Magazine. Author of Romantic Prairie Style, The Romantic Prairie Cookbook and Prairie Style Weddings.

Another new acquaintance - Co-Co Nichole Bush, founder of REVISED Handmade Jewelry and author of Vintage Revised Jewelry. Such a lovely young woman with so much talent.
Wow! what a bed......and, don't you just love the paint job on that patio glider.
Sweet doll and chair!

Which one do you like the best?

Another one of my favorite vendors.....Terry of East of LA. She is a beautiful lady who sells beautiful home decor items.

Time to cool those toes - from left to right is Sonia, Terry and Jill.

Just loved this plant stand in
Pine Needle Creek's booth.
The other half of Pine Needle Creek - Donnie.
Sonia - the creative half of Pine Needle Creek.

Prairie Primitives

Prairie Primitives

Prairie Primitives

Red Door Cottage - aren't they cute together!


Long time favorite!

Such a great shop.

New vendor from Texas

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June at the Paris Street Market

Following are a few of my favorite scenes from the June Paris Street Market in Littleton, Colorado.

It is early morning at the market and the walkways are still relatively open. My favorite time to shop.

Such a unique vase these bed springs and test tubes make!

Isn't she so precious!!! You can't see it, but she has a pretty pink collar. She is seeing the Paris Market in style in her "Load Master Wagon".

Just loved this ladder shelf idea!

Notice the girl's expression. Then take a look at the sign on the table.
This was just a fluke of photography and  I did not even notice it until I went to edit this picture.  How funny is that!