Friday, August 10, 2012

Girl's Day & Vintage Finds

Hello again Everyone! So sorry I seem to have disappeared. What a whirlwind of a summer it's been... Too much to go into. But I have missed all my blog friends so I will try to get back in the swing of things here again. Hope you have not all given up on me!

The end of June ushered in two things for me ~ I turned 48 and MORE IMPORTANTLY my baby sister, Bridget, FINALLY moved back home from Milwaukee. HIP ~ HIP ~ HOORAY!!! We are having a wonderful time burning up the road back and forth between our houses as many days a week as possible. Though she tried to find a house in the same town as me she ended up a few towns over. But it only takes about 20 minutes for us to reach each other instead of 4 hours. MUCH better. We are sisters who had never lived away from each other before. I am nearly 10 years older than her but she is my only sibling and we are very close, so having her back in my armpit, just next to my heart for safe keeping, is much more to my liking!

Every Thursday my Mom and I go to Bridget's for our Girls Day. We have discovered a couple of fabulous Antiques Shops close to her house where we are on a first name basis now with the lovely little old ladies who own them. So between cooking, baking, eating and laughing together we usually take a quick road trip into town to blow the dust off their latest treasure. Sometimes we bring a thing or two home with us. This week this gorgeous crocheted tablecloth called my name from a far corner the moment I entered the store. I walked straight back, picked it up and hugged it to my heart, which skipped a whole beat when I discovered the price was only $10.00! Then on the way out, wouldn't you know it, a perfect English Bone China Teacup covered in Pink Roses {pictured at the top, because I tried but.... couldn't save it for last.... I had to show it to you FIRST...and by the way... my sweet Baby Sister bought it for me} beckoned to me. And it was only $4.00!!! Well ~ for under $15.00 I came home feeling like the Queen of Sheba!

And while I'm showing you my latest Vintage Finds, I have to include this beautiful pitcher I found a couple of weeks ago at a Cancer Care Fund Raiser event that was held 2 blocks up the street from my house. They had a BBQ cook off, a craft show and MY FAVORITE ~ A VINTAGE SALE.
{Being a vegetarian, I sure didn't go for the BBQ!}.

I know summer is busy for everyone and I pray yours has been a happy, healthy one.
For those of you who are stitchers and crafters, I hope you have been enjoying your playtime!
My latest knitting project is a simple one. I like to work up a few dishcloths in the summertime. Light and easy! Hilary, my oldest daughter/newest bride requested a stack of my knitted dishcloths in "all shapes, sizes and colors" whenever I have the time. Monday is her birthday so I decided to surprise her with a fun stack of them. Tomorrow I will start showing pictures of them. I figure if I show them just one or two at a time it will give me something to blog about and get me in the groove again!

Happy Day!


  1. Hi Danette! Your summer sounds perfect! Knitting, fun and family! What more could you ask for?? :)

  2. Lovely vintage finds. There's nothing better than a proper cup of tea served in a pretty china cup and saucer.

    Can't wait to see piccies of your knitted dishcloths :)

    Ruby x

    1. Hello Ruby!
      Yes ~ a proper cup of tea needs a pretty china tea cup and saucer, especially one with roses dancing around it!
      Dishcloths are such simple little pleasures but we all use them so I enjoy making them.

  3. I know what you mean about sisters! Nothing like hanging out with one, they are the best. Love your treasures. Happy hunting...

    1. I agree Karen! Sisters are the BEST. Mother's, Daughter's, & Granddaughter's are a darn good thing too! Then there's Girlfriend's... Guess I like 'em all! :))

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  5. Hi Danette,
    Im so happy for you that your sister has moved back close. It is so hard when family are spread far and wide, which most of us are these days.

    Is'nt is wonderful to find additions to our teacup collections? More reasons to drink tea.


    1. Fi My Friend!!!
      How are you?! Yes it is a happy day when our family is close and we have new reasons to drink tea!
      Love & Kisses to You,

  6. Welcome back. So happy to have a bit if a visit. Love thrifty deals.

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