Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Book Wreath

What's black and white and "red" all over?

How about a dictionary wreath?

I have been seeing versions of this
all over blogland.

Would you like to know how I made mine?
Ok, I will show you.

You will need an old book (preferably with yellowed or darkened pages) and one that you don't mind recycling.  You also need a foam wreath form (I got mine at the dollar store) and a large flower punch.

Punch out lots and lots of flower shapes.  You will need a bunch.

Using a crochet hook or whatever other similar tool you may have handy,
 "Scrunch" a bunch of the flower cutouts.

Start gluing these scrunched flowers to the wreath very close together.  I found that a glue gun was the most effective way to glue these.

 I used the crochet hook to help push the flowers down into the hot glue.

Keep on gluing until the wreath is covered.

The wreath has an antique quality, almost reminds me of dried hydrangeas.

Easy Peasy.

And if you haven't already entered,  you still have a little time to enter my CSN giveaway (here).

I am linking up with
Cottage Instincts.
Want more ideas?
check out the other ideas (here)


Happy Halloween!

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rosette Love

I received a package today.  I love getting packages in the mail!  I won a giveaway from Jill of Gypsy Brocante.  Look at how she wrapped it.  Don't you just love the crocheted flower and vines that are so lovingly wrapped around the package?

I felt like it was my birthday!

Oh my goodness!  It nearly took my breath away as I carefully unwrapped this beauty.

A beautifully handmade scarf and matching rosette.  Jill, did you know that I would absolutely LOVE this?  Well I do.  The colors and vintage-y feel of this - so ME!

Thank you, thank you,
thank you!

Please go visit
at her blog
 and tell her I sent you.
She has a beautiful blog and wonderful things in her shop as well.

 You might even talk her into making one of these scarves for you.

Thank you friends for letting me share with you.

I'm hoping you remembered to enter my giveaway that I have going on (here).  You still have time.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

White Wednesday

I would love to show you some white treasures that live around my home.
Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Please don't forget about my Giveaway.  You still have time to enter!

I am joining Faded Charm for White Wednesday.
Click (here) to join the party!


More Vintage Catalog Goodies

More vintage catalog finds.  I have the nesting mixing bowl set in my own collection.

But I paid more for it.  Can you believe the price?  Only $2.95 for the set!

I just found this cutie last week.

This one is listed for $39.50.

I guess mine was a bargain at $20.00.

Cake cover $3.75
5 pc  canister set $5.39

There's that calico fruit pattern again (sigh)!
Nested mixing bowl set $2.39
Divided dinner plates set of 4 for $3.39
Teapot $1.49

Colorful linoleum.

Barkcloth (love it!)

Slipcovers.  Only $13.98 per set.

Drapery hardware.
 That beauty on top, $2.29 for the pair.

And the chenille . . .

$6.98 each.  I'll take two.

This chenille robe is $5.98.

$12.98 for these dress forms.
So why not order a couple?

To place your order
1 (800) DRE AMON (dream on)
I know, I wish I could order from this catalog with these prices too.

Happy day! xo,

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oldies but Goodies

I love looking through my 1949 vintage Montgomery Wards catalog.  I wish I could still order from this catalog.  Check out the china with the fruit pattern.
 Only $16.95 for a 53 piece set!


Loads of vintage tablecloths.
 Colorful and cheerful.

LOVE this kitchen yardage.

Wouldn't you love these blankets?

And the dresses...
I could buy a whole closet full
with the affordable prices.
Most costing under $5.00 each.

Sometimes I think . . .

 I may have been born in the wrong era.
 Look at these gorgeous slips.

And these cute shoes!

Stay tuned for more peeks from the catalog.

Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway.
Click (here) to see the giveaway post.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Window Sill Vintage Canisters

A couple of peeks at my kitchen window sill vintage canister collection.

No place is safe from another collection around here.

I am joining Artie at

please click here for more vignettes.

Also joining Cindy at
My Romantic Home
 Show'n'Tell Friday
please click here for more.

And please don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY for a $55.00 gift certificate for CSN online shopping!  Scroll down or click(here)for giveaway rules and to enter.