Friday, January 29, 2010


This is my first Pink Saturday Post and I'm "tickled pink" to be joining Beverly at How Sweet The Sound our hostess.

My first photo is of my granddaughters Sophia and Olivia all decked out in pink on their way to see Lion King at the theater.

Next is a pink vase I bought at an antique store. I think it could be a McCoy but there are no markings on the bottom.

Also my friend gave me the heart shaped box of roses. They are soap petals dipped in glycerin. I have not had the "heart" to open and use them.

The last two are of a pink ashtray and a pink with gold trimmed swan soapdish that I really like.

Have yourself a pinky day.

Tin and Sparkle

New Valentine wreath

Thought I would make a new wreath for Valentines Day this year. Just took off the Christmas Wreath last week and our entry was looking pretty bare.

Have a cheery day.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010


When I was very little around 3 or 4, my Mom and Dad and me lived with my paternal Grandparents on the old family homestead.

I've been told that I was Grandma's Buddy. Grandma and I would do chores, walk down to the pond and feed the fish and check out the property.

I do have a picture of her and me together, although I really can't remember her, this picture was taken in 1949 or 1950.

The only way they washed clothes was by hand and Grandma used a "clothes stomper" to get out stains.

One day I went missing, no one could find me in any of the farm buildings, so they started searching the property.

My favorite thing to carry around was the clothes stomper. While they were looking for me, they heard a noice down by the pond and found me circling the pond dragging the stomper.

When I was an adult my Dad purchased this stomper for me at an estate sale. Everytime I see it I remember my Dad and the old farm.


Outdoor Wednesday

I am joining Susan, A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday for my post today.

My pictures are of December here in Kansas. This is the first Christmas Eve and Christmas in decades that we have had falling snow. All of us snow lovers were in heaven. My pictures are of our front yard decked out with lights and snowmen. The others are of our driveway packed with snow and some taken out of my front room windows.

We are expecting more snow in the next few days--We will see.

Ann at Tin and Sparkle

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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This is one of the first collages I have made, and thought I would share it with you. The Schlitterbahn Water Park was completed in Kansas City, Kansas this past summer and my daughter and I took her girls and grandchildren for the day.

It's a great family park and the summer of 2010 they will have added more attractions to the park. They have some sandy beaches with picnic tables where you can bring your own lunch and all the cold drinks you will need for the day. If you want to visit the restaurants you can but it makes it nice to have an option. Everyone was pulling coolers packed with goodies. Had a great day.


Monday, January 25, 2010

First Blue Monday Post

My first photo is of one my favorite little dessert dishes. I purchased this several years ago and used it along with others for my daughters wedding shower. The little blue birds are sweet and surrounded by a soft pink background.

Living in Kansas, I am an enormous Wizard of Oz fan, I have several pieces. The first is of one of the Cow Parade figurines. Dorothy has her blue checked dress with pigtales and notice her red shoes.

My third is a tin oil can I usually sit next to toto. Perfect in BLUE.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


One of my favorie memories growing up was this picture that hung in my grandmothers house.

No matter what happens in life, we all have an angel that watches over us. May we all feel today that presence.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Thrift Store Finds

I just can't pass up a thrift store. Here are some of the spring items that I have purchased lately. The Peter Rabbit books were published in 1916. Nothing cost over $1.99. WHOPEE

Thursday, January 21, 2010


This is my first post for Vintage Thingie Thursday hosted by Suzanne at Colorado Lady. One my my favorite things to collect are metal objects.

Recently at the Catholic Charaties I found this great family vintage scale, it still works and looks great in my sunroom. It is especially unique to me because it was manufactured in Kansas City, my town by the Hercules Company. It was a steal at $10.00. I can just imagine a mom or dad weighing their new baby on this one.

The second is that of an old railroad lantern, manufactured in St. Louis, it was given to me by my Dad, we have several men in our family who have been employed by the Katy Railroad and my Dad knew I would like it. I like to use it a holidays and use different colors of candles and ribbon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

So my journey begins--

I believe my love of anything vintage began with my maternal grandmother Jewell. She kept every greeting card, calendar and receipt (anything paper) and put them into scrapbooks. She collected several in her 97 years and she left them all to me. Here are a couple of them.

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