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Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Flag on Etsy
Happy Memorial Day!

Remembering those who have sacrificed to keep our country safe. 

Shop Etsy
Thank you! You are appreciated!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

I'll Feature Your Shop!


As a thank you to my followers, if you have an Etsy shop, I'd love to feature your shop on my blog!

Just leave me a comment and away I'll go!

Pretty little teapot!

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Count Down to My Birthday!


I thought you would like some gift ideas, since my birthday will soon be here (May 20th)!

I love vintage nightgowns!
Love this color and style!

May's flower is Lily of the Valley!
I love buying handmade soap on Etsy! 

I love vintage fashions! I need my own seamstress!
There's just nothing like vintage clothes!  I especially love the styles from the 60's!  I need my own seamstress to make all my clothes for me!

Happy Birthday to me!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Being a Mom is the BEST!!

Blogspot is not letting me add pictures right!

Anyways....I received this cute handmade card from my daughter Katherine today!  She makes the most awesome cards!  She's at college, so she didn't have all the stuff she usually uses to make cards, but I still love this card...I can feel the love!

Lindsey, Katherine, and Mark

Check out that widow's peak on Katherine!!

Being a Mom is the best!  I still remember the feeling I had when I found out I was pregnant with Lindsey!  All of a sudden everything was complete! 

Kooky Katherine and Cute Mark

I love being a Mom and I'm so proud of my 3 grown kids!  I'm just not sure how time went by so quickly!  It seemed like just yesterday that they were just little kids driving me crazy (not always)!!

Lindsey is now 28 and about to get married!  Mark is 20 and is finishing his 2nd year of college!  My baby, Katherine, is 19, and finishing her 1st year of college!

I love my kids...thanks for being so sweet!

Happy Mother's Day!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Made with love by my Mom

Mother's Day is almost here!

I think about my Mom everyday.  Truly she was one of the most devoted Mom's in the world!  She was also my best friend.

Needlepoint by Mom

My Mom passed away, suddenly, in August of 1994. 

I think my oldest daughter, Lindsey, was around 10 years old.  My Mom helped raise Lindsey, since I moved back here after a divorce in 1989.  I couldn't have done it without her and my Dad!

Mark and Katherine were just babies and only 14 months apart!  My Mom would come over every afternoon to help with the kids, and give me a chance to get out and pick up Lindsey at school.

Can't you just feel the love that comes through these pillows!?

I will always cherish the fun times I had with my Mom, and the devotion she had for all 5 over her children, and all of her grandchildren.

This one refuses to turn the right way!

My daughter, Lindsey, is going to be married June 9th!  Since she was with my Mom so much of the time, she's like a mini-Mona (my Mom's name)!  That's a good thing!  My Mom was always a lady.  She had style and class.  She also was so smart, and had a great sense of humor!  I will definitely be thinking of her on this special day, and know she will be there!

This is for all the Mom's out there that would give up everything for their children.

Happy Mother's Day.

Jen (I should say "Jennifer", since my Mom called me that)!

P.S. The pretty needlepoint pillows were made by my Mom.  She actually had a needlepoint shop in the 1970s called "The Nasty Needles"!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

What I've been up to!

Thanks Audrey!

One of my milk glass customers, Audrey, was kind enough to share a picture of the Fenton jug she purchased from me!  The photography is courtesy of Izzy Hudgins Photography  Gorgeous photography!

And then there's the not so classy shot!

I was trying to get a picture of the music lady, and didn't even see this attractive beer guzzling guy in my shot!  Pretty funny!

My husband and I went to the Lakewood historical society preview party for a big antique sale that went on this weekend!  They had wine (and beer as you can see) and lovely Hors d'oeuvre!

The best part is I was able to view all the wonderful vintage and antiques before the regular sale started!  And yes, I went home with quite a few lovely pieces!

The Nicholson House

No, the house isn't tilted, the photographer (yes, that's me!) is!  This beautiful 1830's house can be rented for parties!  It includes a kitchen, parking, and four parlors!  

So next time you're thinking of having a party, think about having it here!

Happy Sunday!