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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Music, Time, Box and Tray....

Today I am just posting somethings I have in the house but thought I should share. 
This is my radio in my kitchen... It works wonderful and sounds so clear. Its Admiral Tube Radio... Its a little treasure to me..



This is a box full of time pieces... I liked the box because of the lady's painting inside of it. I am an artist and love to paint portraits. So this seemed to be the box for me. I bid on it in an auction and one the bid.




Here is a dinner tray I found at a Sally Anne. I just like the wood grain and the utensils.
The whole family enjoys using this tray!





Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Style Icon, Move Star, Humanitarian, and Inspirational Audrey Hepburn...

Audrey Hepburn was a Style Icon, Move Star, Humanitarian, and Inspirational Lady. Not only do I admire her style, her clothing....I really love her thoughts on life and I love her quotes.
My husband is in love with her. No matter if you grew up watching her in the 1950's and 60's or if you just saw this blog with her photo posted here for the first time...
How do they say it:
“Nobody escapes Audrey Hepburn.”


"For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
 For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
 For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
 For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
 For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
 People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
 As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others."
Audrey Hepburn


"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a w......oman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years. ~"
Audrey Hepburn

"If I get married, I want to be very married."
Audrey Hepburn

"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles"
Audrey Hepburn


"people, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
Audrey Hepburn


Special Sewing Pin Pal!

I love to sew. My husband for a wedding gift gave me a sewing machine.....Perfect wedding gift!
My mother in law gave me some of her sewing treasures a few years later. She passed away in 2004 and this was very sad time for our family. She was a wonderful lady, mother, grandmother and friend. My mother in law did not like to sew but I use to make lots of dresses for her. I miss that. Yesterday I stayed up really late working on a dance costume for my daughter. The sleeves are very gathered and I had to use allot of pins! Well I thought last night that I should share one of my treasures that my mother in law had gifted me! It is a wonderful treasure and sure has helped me over the years. Its the Pin Pal! I still have the original box and instructions inside the box. But its simple you just take off the lid , add the pins, put the lid back on, and then push on the top of the lid down and a pin pops up out of the whole! Much like the tooth pick holders. I just love my Pin Pal.



Monday, March 7, 2011

The Mysterious Life of the Metropolitan ex-Housewife: THE GIVEAWAY

Another lovely giveaway for everyone to check out!
The Mysterious Life of the Metropolitan ex-Housewife: THE GIVEAWAY

Love Sewing with Vintage sheets!

If you love to sew like I do. You should check out http://vintagesheets.blogspot.com/ .
She is having a lovely give away!

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.

I am so excited! I went out with my hubby to look for books at a local used book store, when we walked in it was nearly empty..... But the person informed us that she was not closing just that the owner had a store next door and decided to move the books into it and have only one space to pay rent on. So we would have to go next door to find the books. Well next door is a pawn shop! One that usually only has tools and such. I walked in and started toward the book section when there on the shelf was this lovely lamp!!!!!

I am just so happy to have found such a darling, beautiful lamp!








Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blue... Blue... Blue... Fruits!!!

I just love this bowl... I hope to find more of it someday!
I was so excited to find this blue fruits bowl! I have not seen this pattern. I often don't see blue. I often see navy blue or brown!