Tattered and timeworn treasures of the heart....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I thought I would share some pictures of goodies I found at thrift shops lately with you. Some of these items will be for sale as soon as I can post them. Here are some beautiful vintage slips I found on Sunday.....

I LOVE and am addicted to Jewelry, ANY jewelry, whether it be store bought (on clearance of course), vintage or handmade.....Here is just a very small sampling of some vintage items I picked up recently....

I have also been trying to organize my craft/office/storage space with some success. I need a clear slate for a clear mind so I can try and create something with all my vintage lovelies....

This is a really cute crocheted baby dress I found at the Goodwill yesterday. I practically snatched it out from under another woman's nose (ha ha!!)

Here is a basket of some goodies I found at the Goodwill in the last couple days. The bolt of fabric was only 99 cents!! I am not sure what I'm going to make with that yet. The silver tray was 75 cents and the floral hat was 50 cents!!! I love bargains like that!!

Here's hoping your tomorrow is a grand one....Hugs~Chris

Monday, October 26, 2009

I have been spending a lot of my free time lately creating my new web-store that I will be sharing with you soon. I also hope to get my Etsy store started in the near future as well. It's not a quick thing.....you know.....posing items.....take the pictures....upload the pictures....resize the pictures....download the pictures.....yada yada yada!!!! Be sure to check back often, because when both stores are active, I will be sharing a special surprize with you. I hope you will take this trip with me...I think it will be fun!!

I want to share a few new photos with you tonight. This beautiful picture was taken by my son, Brandon.

Here are some new photos of my grandkids....This one is from this past weekend. They had "Trick or Treat on Main"....I don't know who can be"Goofier" Goofy or the kids.

Here is a group picture of my grandkids! Now these are the kids I know.

Last but not least...here is our baby, Marbles.......

Take care and hoping that your tomorrow is a good one.......Hugs~Chris

Stop by and visit Anne at Fiona and Twig. She
is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Anthropologie.............

and.......... a wonderful book "The Find" by Stan Williams

And....Cindy from Sweet Bead Studio is having a sweet giveaway too...
just look at all these goodies:

In celebration of her anniversary, Jill at
Garden Antqs Vintage

is having a giveaway of her choice. Be sure to stop by and comment.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hey everyone..... make sure to stop by Lynns Lovelies she has a really cool giveaway celebrating her 100th post. Just look at all these beautiful handcrafted lovelies.....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some Beautiful illustrations for you
by Kate Greenaway

Some Autumn memories on a very rainy day in Wisconsin.....

More scenes from my backyard

Last September we took Kimmy and Katie (our granddaughters)
camping with us.
We had lots of fun celebrating Halloween that weekend.
We intended on going again this year, put Papa got sick and we couldn't go.
We had some very disappointed kids.

Here is a picture of all the kids at the campground on a hay ride.

This is a picture of our grand kids from a few years ago....They all have very different personalities, as you can see by their costumes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

YouTube - Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward

I have always loved the Moody Blues...check out this video:

YouTube - Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward
Hello to all my wonderful new friends!
I was excited to come home today from work and find that
I had made lots of new friends in blogland!!!
I told my husband how excited I was, but, he just kind of looked at me like "Huh, what??"
Oh well, that's men for you, but all you girls know exactly what I mean.

I also want to send a special thanks to Dawn, at the Feathered Nest for posting a link to my blog! I am hoping this is just the jumpstart I needed.
Thank you again sweetie...you are a special inspiration to me!

I thought Tuesday would be a good day to share some more fabulous vintage images with you. I haven't had much time to do anything else....
so, please enjoy!!!

These are from "The Farmers' Manual" dated 1897

aren't these neat?

Here are some adorable vintage photographs of children....
Aren't they just too cute???

These images are from a late 1800's children's book called Chatterbox.

And one in black and white.....

Looking forward to seeing you all again! Take care and rest well my friends!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Monday to all of you!
The weekends always go way too fast~and Monday goes way too slow!
I did get a chance to do a little shopping this past weekend.
I went to Borders to find a few new books.
I did buy "Blogging for Dummies" I'm hoping it will give me some much needed information on getting my blog moving!! I also got the latest edition of Somerset Studio and am looking forward to leafing through all the wonderful creative pages!

I also bought the Holidays and Celebrations issue~

And one more.......Somerset Life

I truly think I am now addicted to these wonderful magazines. They seem more like books with all the beautiful illustrations..... they are definitely worth the money!

Here's hoping that your tomorrow will be a good day!

Love, Chris

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I found a tattered old book at the Thrift Shop the other day. "Peter and Polly in Autumn" copyright 1918. Here are a few images from that book for you to enjoy.


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