Monday, January 31, 2011

Mr. Vintage does it again ~!

Mr. Vintage knows how much I LOVE, cabinets and bookcases and little cabinets ~ sigh ~ well....he did it again

We picked this up at the local thrift store and ofcourse, painted it white and added vintage knobs and handles...then...

Mr. Vintage made me the hutch out of two old windows that Karen our next door neighbour gave us!

Now it looks like this ~

I have all my green depression glass and jadite dishes in the top  ~ Mindy don't you LOVE mommy's cabinet?

Yes I do mommy, but right know I'm busy ....

As soon as I'm done looking for squirrels...I'll look at your cabinet

But I know Daddy did a VERY good job.

YES, he did Mindy ;-)


Do YOU Love cabinets like I do?  Please tell me



Saturday, January 29, 2011

A heart Warming Surprise~!

A couple of day ago, I was visiting my favourite blogs and I stopped to see Cindy at the Heart of Your Home.  I was so happy that Cindy had won the Stylish Blogger's Award ~ I was scrolling down, reading the 7 things about her ~ when...did I see right?  I couldn't believe it so I didn't post it right away.  I still can't believe it...being such a new blogger~

YES! I did ~ Cindy at the Heart of your Home had recommended me for the Stylish Blogger's Award.  I am Soooo thrilled.  Thank you Cindy (((Hugs)))..

As a new Blogger ~ I am over the moon!    Now in order for me to accept this award, I must list 7 things about myself ~

1.  The love the Lord ~ he is my co-pilot and as my co-pilot I consult with him every day.
2.  I am married to the most wonderful man in the world, He is my helpmate ~ he is a my inspiration ~ lucky me!
3.  I have a lovely 21 yr old soon to be 22 year old daughter who is beautiful inside and out ~ If I do say so myself ;-).
4.  I LOVE to garden ~ flowers, vegetables and herbs,  I love playing in the mud ~
5.  I LOVE to can every year ~ tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa, pickles, jams ~
6.  I LOVE to clean, decorate and fluff my nest regularly, for myself and my family ~
7.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, making new friends ~ especially friends like you :-)

Now my list of 15 wonderful blogs ~ ;-)

Please stop by these blogs ~ you'll enjoy them!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine's Day Treasures ~

I love vintage calling cards..... they make me smile ;-)

I would love to start that tradition again.... How lovely to leave your card letting your friends and loved ones know that you were there ~ and you care ~

I also LOVE vintage valentine cards ~ how sweet ~

This is my valentine card to YOU ~ because you my friends make me very happy and I love each and EVERY one of you~

What special Valentine's Day treasures do you LOVE ;-)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Inspirational ~

I think everyone needs a little corner or a room somewhere in their home in order to create and become inspired ~ Don't you?
I was not satisfied with my space..I didn't care for the computer desk so.....
Mr. Vintage and I went thrifting this weekend.  I had a vintage pie table and we found a hutch (I didn't even have to paint it~!).  It's perrrrrfect!

What do you think?

I LOVE the way the light comes in the window in the morning. ;-)

and in the afternoon ~

I added some of my inspirational items....

And I finally made myself an inspiration board ;-)

I am sooo happy with this space...I should be very INSPIRED..Do you have a special inspiration place?  Please tell me..... I can't wait to hear ~

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lamp love

I LOVE, lamps...oil lamps, electrified lamps, any kind of lamp ;-)

These green lamps with the chrystal drops are wonderful..

I have a pair of them...

Here's an old oil lamp that sits on our bedroom mantel

Our guest bedroom lamp...

Mr. Vintage's lamp, very manly ~

I call this one my fairy lamp

But my ABSOLUTE favourite lamp is this one.....

Have a very enlightening Sunday :-)



Friday, January 21, 2011


It's 20 below with the wind chill ~ I'm dreaming of this.....

and this....

and this......

What are you dreaming of ~ ;-)

I'm listening.....


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Little Tin Cup

I LOVE this little enamelware cup.....

I bought this little cutie at a yard sale one day for 25 cents. I thought it would look cute in my vintage 50's, yellow kitchen with red and turquoise accents.  When I brought it home, my hubby's eyes lit up and he smiled.  He started telling me about his childhood when he worked on a farm and they had the same little cup next to the well where he would get a drink of water during the day ~ that night, he told me stories about working on the farm when he was a young boy.  I listened and listened, with a very grateful heart.  We  had a great evening. ~ sigh ~

Now, this little treasure has a place of honour in our home, hanging by the sink ~ so when Mr. Vintage feels like it, he can have a drink of water out of it..... and remember...

 Who would have known that this little red and white cup could hold so many memories?  ;-)

Do you have something that makes you remember?

Tell me, I'll be listening



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Watching paint dry

Why does paint take so LONG to dry?

Well, I painted my clock, then.....

I dusted my shelf...

I dusted my gone with the wind lamp and cleaned, did laundry ~ and still the paint was not dry enough.  The next door neighbours, Karen and Mike,  invited Mr. Vintage and I for dinner.  It was yummy chilli.  When we got there, a gift was sitting at my place setting.  Karen said it reminded her of me ;-)

Isn't this the cutest shabby pen and paper set?  THANK YOU Karen you are a sweetheart .

This morning, my clock was FINALLY dry enough, So I shabbied her up a bit ~  and here she is!

I love the way the rosettes stand out now

I Just LOVE my new old clock ~ ;-)

Tell me....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Where is she?

Mommy hasn't been feeling well ~ her tummy is upset.  We've been napping on the couch. But....
where did Mommy go?

It's too cold to go outside....

I found Mommy...she's painting her clock ~ well, I guess I'll nap by myself. 


Unless YOU want to nap with me..... Love Mindy

Monday, January 10, 2011


Yesterday, I had a ME day  ;-)

I read and relaxed ~ I love my magazines....I could read and re-read them time and again...

And I put my new little chippy rooster, a thrifting find, up on the shelf with my other chickens...

I also drank some of this...

Hubby made dinner (thank you sweet heart).  Then I made a pineapple upside down cake..Yummy

What a delicious day!  Do you take time to have a "Me" day every once in a while?  I think they are VERY important.  If you do, tell me about it...I'd LOVE to hear from you.

ME ;-)


Friday, January 7, 2011

Tick Tock what to do?

What to do ~ what to do.  I keep looking at my clock (which I don't really like).  I need your help ~

I want to paint this clock.  Mr. Vintage keeps looking at me.  He finally said "Go ahead paint the clock...but not pink"..(I LOVE pink). 

So... Should I paint the clock Antique White?

Tell me what you think ~ I can't wait to hear from you.  I need some direction ;-)