Sunday, July 8, 2012

~ Sweet .... Vintage .... Feedsacks ~




Well Hello girlies !! Always soo FuN to learn NeW things ... NoT !!! I'm STILL learning all of this again, and am NoT liking it !!! Soooo Frustrating ... Okay, enough of my whining ... I soo came across something soo FuN, and just wanted to share with you all !! I AM a BiG magazine hoarder !! Usually AnY, romantic, vintage, prarie style magazine, and this Girlie is soo ALL over it !! This is another favorite magazine right now, it is called Flea Market Style, and it really is soo FuN !! Alot of interesting treasures to see, and want to learn about !! Very interesting articles and soo much information to be found !!

As I was thumbing through each page very slowly .. I saw a wonderful article and 10 page spread on vintage feedsacks !! A light went off in my little head ... These are the exact treasures that Marydon and Harold collect, trade, buy and sale !! These are gorgeous, FuN printed pieces of fabric, that hold such sweet memories of simpler days in our history !! Days when everything was used, re-used, recycled, and nothing EVAH wasted .. Scraps went to quilt making, and to cover buttons, hairbows and bands !! The larger pieces were made into little girls dresses, and matching doll dresses, EvEn old Barbie doll dresses !! I am soo amazed with ALL the creativity that went into making all these things !! Sooo very sweet !!

Actually when I was in Marydons home, I would go down in their little shoppe, and just stare at the neatly washed, ironed and perfectly stacked piles of feedsacks !! They must have thousands that they have for sale !! All marked for inventory, and all sooo PERFECTLY piled into shelves .. Simply amazing !!

Sooo, when I came across this article, and ALL these pictures I was Screaming with JoY !!! Cuz, this girlie learned sooo much about feedsacks while there as well !! You all need to look at all these fabrics, and get your creative juices going, cuz, there is some sweet pieces to be made !! I KNOW where to buy these too !! You have to go check theirs out, they have a ToN !! Alot of people use pieces of these on jeans and jean shorts .. very hip right now .. keep your eyes open, cuz, you will see these around I promise !! Also, while you are out and about, pick up this magazine .. Chuck FULL of wonderful ideas !! It really is a great read !!

Hoping you are ALL enjoying your SWEET Summer Days, and having lots of good FuN !! LoVe the slower paced days myself !! Always FuN to connect with each of you sweet bunnies ... LoVe visiting you all too ...

It would be so FuN to hear if any of you ever had dresses or pretties made with these fabulous pieces or EvEn remember them !! Brings back wonderful memories of slower, more pure, easy type days of living !! Blessings to each of you, and hoping your hearts are happy and you have smiles on your face ~

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

~ Mamie .. aahh .. a PiNk Lover ~

Hello my girlie friends !! Okay, Sooo I REALLY am trying to get into this again !! I HATE learning NeW things !! This is soo different for me, but, head down, and going for it !! I've loved hearing from sooo many old friends again !! You girlies RoCk, you really do !! Soo much encouraging, comments, and e-mails !! LOVE it !!

I soo wanted to share something really FuN and interesting I visited while on my Mary Land get-away ... like I said before, there was NeVe r a dull moment !! We were taken to soo many memorable places !! Harold and Marydon are incredible hosts and tour guides .. truly they were !!

As we were winding our day down at Gettysburg, Marydon said "you have to take a tour of the Eisenhowers Gettysburg farm home !! she said "TeA, she loved PiNk" we have to go !! Sooo, of course this always PiNK lovin girlie was along for the ride !! Soo, as we approached the property, I was in-love instantly, we hadn't EvEn entered the front door, it was a charming white true farm home , I had to walk around the grounds and gardens, just to take it ALL in ... I could sooo picture their family and friends enjoying their stay there, hanging out in the yards and patio .. everything beautifully green, and BiG blue skys .. openness to just take in !!! Breath taking !!

Okay, sooo as Marydon tugged at me to come along indoors, (we were always in a hurry, so, we could get everything in each day) !! NeVer A DULL moment, let me tell you !! Soooo ... picture meee walking into this beautiful PiNk loving womans' home !! Ooohhh my gosh !! The front room .. PiNkie pretties, she collected soo many of the same pretties I collect !! I tried to look into every nook and crannie !! We took lots of pictures !! Her bedroom gorgeous and PiNk !! Her bathroom .. Gorgeous and PiNk, sitting room, office PINK !!! Laundry room PINK !! Every dress portrait of her, she wore PINK !! kitchen PINK !! And, you had to see her linen closet !! Take a peek for yourself Every shade of light, sweet PINKS !! Sheets, bedding, coverlets, Sooo many PINK towels !! Breathtaking for this PINKIE girlie !! My son was right by my side, and said "poor President, had to deal with this obsession too" !! hahaha ....

I kinda like that manly men don't care or are bothered by a PINK lovin' girlie in their home .. I have ALWAYS loved PiNk, and rumpled, ruffley, gently used anything of this color !! It goes beautiful with whites and creams, and I've NEVER EvAH tired of it !! It's soo funny cuz, I usually have something PiNk on each day as well ... Just speaks to me I guess !!

I'm such an easy peasy person to please, just a romantic type, girlie girl all the way through !! It's the simplest of things that please me, whether it be out buying flowers to play with around the house, straightening up my linen closet, and making it smell pretty, fixing my shoe baskets, and drawers, or just sippin' tea or Marydons lemonade in the evening ... I find JoY in the little things I do !! You ALL have to make her lemonade !! The BeSt I've EvEr had !! Poor thing kept making it, Tay loved it too !! Sooo yummy and refreshing !!

Well, my friends, hope you enjoy these pictures, sooo much prettier in person, but, made me sooo happy !! And, here I ALWAYS thought I started the Queen of PiNK !! She has me BEAT !!! Baaahaaa .... Hoping all your days are filled with beauty, sunshine, and just that warm fuzzy feeling from the simple of things each day ... enjoy the feel and smells of summer my friends ~

~ LoVe and Joy to each of you this very day ~

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

~ meeting up with my Mary Land friends ~

Gosh !!! It's been awhile girlies !! I had forgotten just how to do this bloggy thing !! My goal is to start sharing FuN and happy things that I've been doing or different happenings going on .. I'm always out and about up to something, whether it be junkin' around, taking care of family matters and celebrations, and of course my mingling with my friends !!
And, speaking of friends, oohh my, I just had the most amazing get-away vacation I've EvEr had ... I have to tell you this bloggy world is just an amazing tool when it comes to making and creating the dearest friendships ever !! I KNOW from so many of you that I've spoken and shared with during these few years, that you all have met endearing friends through your daily writes and shares, and have had the opportunity to meet up as well .. Who would ever of thought this a few years back .. lasting friendships with such wonderful people, we had never before knew !! So with this said, let me share a short story with you all ..
Ever since I have been blogging, I have had the blessing of knowing Marydon and Harold Ford .. They have a sweet online boutique, and website full of pretty things .. I've always enjoyed their interesting and informative writings on their blog .. Always soo full of history learnings and amazing places they share .. So, when our youngest son Taylor got an invitation to attend the Naval Academy in Annapolis (SCREAM) soooo happy for him life time dream of his !! I had to call Marydon and let her know I was coming to Annapolis June 1st, and was she willing to meet up !! We had always talked about meeting each other, but, NEVER, expected it to be in God's plan this way !!
Soo She NOT only screamed OF COURSE, BUT, welcomed my Mother and myself to drop Tay off, and they would come get us and take us to their beautiful home, until he needed us to go get him when he was finished !! We figured everything out, and than agreed to meeting up with the two of them .. they joined us in Annapolis for the day, and than away we went .. We were taken to EVERY wonderful, beautiful historical place to go, from MD., to PA, and VA.. Sooo many wonderful places I always heard and learned about, to actually see these sites was just soo awe-inspiring, and I WILL NEVER FORGET each place we visited !!! Sooo different than So. Cali. oohh my !!
We had a whirlwind of 9 days ... Such good times, wonderful belly-aching laughs, some tears, and just real girlie talk from the heart !! I can't EvEn describe all that went on .. they truly opened their home and their hearts to us, and to them we will be eternally grateful !!
I 'm sharing pictures of dropping Tay off, and then wanted to share their beautiful home with you .. each room was just awesome, gosh, you can sooo tell what is mine, all the pInK stuff in my room, and the others were where Tay stayed when he joined us, and my Mommas too .. Snuck one of Marydons in too .. hahaha .. everything was soo picture perfect, and the views outside from each window, was heavenly, green, blueskys, and rolling hills ... beautiful sunsets, and than dessert she made every night .. look how yummy !!
Sooo much FUN !! It was sooo SaD to say good-byes :( BUT, I DO KNOW that this was just our first visit together .. more to come .. We are ALL like one BiG family now .. God is soo Good my friends and I just wanted to share with you again, and let you know where this great BiG bloggy world can take us !! Simply Amazing, and I've been soo richly blessed with NeW friends !!
So good to be back at this again, we will see how much I can learn .. Soo much has changed, I'm going NuTSo :O
Love you all and wishing all my girlies a happy wonderful, blessed day .. Getting ready to bbq for the Dad's in our family, and feeling sooo good !!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hello my girlie friends ......

Hello to all of you again .... just a little note to let you know I AM almost back and at it again ... it will be different this time .. I just would love to share notes, updates, and a bit of FUN things with each of you .. I have met the most WONDERFUL friends EVER through blogging, and this is such a wonderful means to stay in touch and share .. I'm getting things changed up a bit as you can tell .. I sooo have to learn all this new bloggy stuff again .. CHANGE !! I'm not so good with it .. probably NOT such a good trait .. but, that's me .. and. I do believe that the good Lord creates each of us to be just the way we are .. So, bear with me, and I will be back up and running soon, very soon..

Thanks for ALL the sweet notes and e-mails wondering if I was STILL around ... yep, I am, pushing through each day, and having a blast when I can .. God is GOOD ..

Well, chat with you all hopefully soon .. until then, have a wonderful, happy time and love ALL those around you .. Have missed you all soo much ..

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

~HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET TEA~

DEAR SWEET TEA...

HOPE YOU DON'T MIND ME HI-JACKING YOUR BLOGGIE AGAIN THIS YEAR. I JUST HAD TO STOP BY AND SAY A BIG OLD HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I HOPE WILL BE CELEBRATING YOUR LIFE IN STYLE WHILE THANKING GOD FOR ALL YOUR HAPPY AND HEALTHY 51 YEARS OF LIVING!

YOU ARE GORGEOUS AND DON'T LOOK AT DAY OVER 30. WE SHOULD ALL BE SOOO LOVELY!

KNOW I ADORE YOU MY FAITHFUL FRIEND. YOU BLESS ME ALWAYS.

LOVE YOU MOSTEST AND FOREVER~

REBECCA

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

~ Spring is in the air ~

Hi sweet girlies,
Hoping this finds you all well, and with a happy, content heart .. This is probably my favorite time of year !! Just something about Spring, the renewing, new growth, and wonderful pleasant weather we are all enjoying ..
We've been really cleaning, planting, redid our white picket fence, and arbor .. trimmed everything back, and soo much is bloomimg already !! My herbs smell wonderful, and always reminds me of summer and FuN times .. It's amazing to see hard work pay off with such beauty .. Enjoy my time outdoors playing in the yard ..
Thought I would share some sweet bunnies with you, I've pulled it all out, and enjoy their sweet faces, and nothin' cuter than the bunnies bums, they all have the sweetest little soft tails, and most are blinged out .. hahaha .. enjoy your little peeks, I so enjoy visiting all your sweet decorated homes, and as always, you all inspire me so much, and I'm NeVer at a loss for decorating tips, and wonderful spring ideas ..
Again, hoping you are all happy, and truly enjoying each day, and the blessings that surround you .. soo much happening in this crazy world, I'm always so thankful to be in my home with my family safe, and taken care of .. God is good my friends, keep on keepin' on, and do some FuN things that tickle your heart, and speak to your soul ..
Enjoy this season of fresh renewal
LoVe and Hugs to each of you
~TeA~ xo

Thursday, February 10, 2011

~ Happy Heart day ~

WHAT ?!! It's February, and almost Valentines Day !! Where oohh Where does the time go !! It's crazy how time just whizzes quickly by !! I really do just try to wake up, and enjoy each day, and everything that it brings !! Soo much goes on, and things I have to do, that I have a hard time keeping up !! HAHAHA .. Us girlies, ALWAYS need to go out and have some FuN too !! I DO always try to make FuN time, or I will go nutso !!

The weather has been very Spring like here, so unlike alot of you are in the midst of !! It's been a crazy month for all I think .. I LoVe the feel of sunshine on my face .. I've been blessed to play out in my gardens a BiT already .. LoVe playing outside .. nothing soothes the mind and soul as that .. and, to see everything a bloomin' .. I so enjoy the smell of it all .. Spring is almost here ..

Hope this finds you each doing well, and enjoying yourself no matter what kind of weather your having .. it's always so enjoyable to snuggle in too .. a cup of tea, and a good book or magazine is my idea of just relaxing .. the sun is a coming ..

Just thought I would wish each of you a wonderful, FuN, romantic (hopefully) Valentines Day !! I LoVe decorating our home, and setting a wonderful "heart" table .. everyone gets goodies at there setting, and a yummy meal of course !! Always a wonderful day .. These are just a FeW of my Valentines pretties out and about, I've seen soo many of your decorations, and just LoVe what you all do !! You are so creative, and some of you really deck things out .. You all truly inspire me, and it's always soo FuN to pop in and see what you have so creatively and cleverly put out to dress things up !! Thanks for always tickling my heart, and blessing me as well ..

See my pretty LoVe banner, that Ginger, from Glitter and Roses made for me .. I LoVe it, and it will stay on my pretty mirror for awhile .. It is soo mee, and so PeRfEct for my home .. She is so talented, and is ALWAYS coming up with something else I NEED !! LoVe that about you girlies, ALWAYS inspiring, and truly wonderful hearts you have ~

Til next time, enjoy the rest of your week, and have a wonderfully, blessed, happy Valentines Day and hopefully you will be surrounded by all those that your heart desires to be with !! Isn't LoVe grand !! Happy heart week-end to each of you, my girlies ~

BiG HeArT HuGs and KiSSes xo
~TeA~