Monday, May 24, 2010

100th post giveaway!!!

Wow! It's hard to believe that this is our 100th blog post... so we want to celebrate with a giveaway! YAY! We are giving away a charming 1923 Needlecraft Magazine full of amazing adds, illustrations and recipes. We are also giving away a decorated bottle made by Kathy. You have two chances to enter, well o.k. three. All you have to do is leave a comment here, become a fan on Facebook, or post about our giveaway on your blog. Easy peasy right? Oh, please be sure to leave us a comment so we know what you have done. We will post the winner next Monday
Good Luck!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Listen to the orchestras of spring

I love the sounds of spring. The birds chirp, the bees buzz, thunderstorms and rain on a tin roof.
I hope that we can all take a little time out of our busy lives to listen to the orchestras of spring. Our next post we will be having a giveaway to celebrate our 100th post!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lost in the 50's car parade

This past weekend we ventured up to Sandpoint for the Lost in the 50's car show. I love Sandpoint! I moved there when I was about 9 years old and lived there up until nearly 7 years ago. It was fun to see old friends in the parade showing off their fancy cars. We even saw Shari French from Southern Charm in the parade.

This one is my favorite... only because it's pink!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Farm Chicks and Boutiques and Bloom Garden Show

We are working on getting an events calendar made up for our upcoming shows this year, which we will post later. So for now... Our first two show of the season are The Farm Chicks Show on June 5th &6th and then the Boutiques and Bloom Garden Show on June 19th. Hope to see you there! Oh, and we are planning a giveaway soon...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Week End Fun!

On Saturday we went to the Garden Expo at Spokane Community College. We had never been and we thought we should check it out because so many people have told us how wonderful it is. Well, it was just that and more and it was HUGE! We had no idea it was that big of a show. It is all related to gardening, of course, but we found a few pieces of shabby furniture thrown in for good measure. The picture below is from a vendor known only as Liz and Mom, they didn't have a business name, but they had some really cute stuff.


A mother and daughter team known as For-Get-Me-Not had a lovely space set up at the show. They used adorable containers such as a vintage trash can, a breadbox and cute tins to put plants in. Oh, it was all so sweet and yummy!

On Mother's Day we went to Manito Park for a picnic and this is what we found. Mama duck and six babies, there's nothing sweeter than a mama and her babies. I could have watched them all day. My granddaughter gave them small pieces of bread and pretty soon the catfish were there taking it all. Yes, I know the catfish were eating the that funny or what!

Speaking of baby our family these little round punch-outs are known as baby ducks. It all started when my oldest daughter, Jennifer, was about two. We were in the grocery store one day and she was looking at the toys. They were toys that were all in packages and hanging, so a lot of the little round punch-outs were on the bottom shelf where these toys were hanging. A little while later when we had moved on to another aisle, Jennifer showed me what was in her hand. She proudly told me it was baby ducks. Well, you would probably think this would be the end of the story, but NO! She continued to collect baby ducks everywhere we went...for a long time. Her Nana gave her a small plastic box with a lid so she could properly care for and keep her ducks. Jennifer would take this little box to bed with her, along with her beloved blanket, and I'm sure have sweet dreams of baby ducks. I asked many times why these little things were baby ducks to her, but it just didn't make it out in translation, so we will never know. All I know for sure is that the little round punch-outs will forever in my mind be baby ducks.

I hope all you mothers out there had a happy Mother's Day!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chairs for Buttercuppity

Today we delivered six chairs to Buttercuppity that we have been working on for Ari's sewing lounge, aren't they yummy! Ari has some of the most delicious fabrics around! If you have never experienced Buttercuppity, you should plan a trip soon, I promise you won't be disappointed!

This is Ari with one of her new chairs.

Yes, these are the horrible ugly chairs before we made them pretty. Next project... Farm Chick!

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Wee White Boats

A couple of weeks ago while at an estate sale I found a stack of ever so adorable issues of The Sunbeam. They were all folded nice and neatly waiting for a good home,and I was happy to be the lucky one! The illustrations on them are so charming dating back to 1924.The stories teach of love and kindness towards others. Messages that stand true still today. I really don't know to much about them except they were published monthly (weekly in some parts) by the Presbyterian Church. A single subscription was 50 cents a year. I think that this particular one is one of my favorites.