Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Happy White Wednesday:)
I am a little late posting today and some of my photos do have color, but most of them are white. Carole from Maynard Greenhouse Blog has been giving me tips on my camera and photography so I am using a different setting today and love it. Her blog always features beautiful photos.

                                             Ironstone and brush.
 A vintage doll's pretty hat is worn by one of my statues. Love the mixture of flowers and feathers.
                                 Pretty little girl and some good books.
I have a few small cabinets with lots of drawers. This one holds a door knob and babys breath.

 This is part of my living room. You may remember the settee that I recovered. It is trimmed in white vintage lace. I was just having fun with the camera. The lanterns above on the beam are part of Don's collection.
 This wire basket holds a favorite plant and some old kitchen untensils.
 I just love old stained glass windows and have at least one in every window. The sun is so pretty when it shines through. This one is a favorite.
Some letter balls from' French Bleu Vintage' and an old photo. Love the lady's outfit.

 White ironstone, gloves and an ornament with a crown.
A lacy bedcover. Sooo pretty.

One of my antique dolls reading a good book:)

Hope you enjoyed my White Wednesday today. Join Kathleen for more pretty whites at Faded Charm (see side bar).
Carole also showed me how to add all of you whom I follow to my sidebar. I am doing it, but it is going to take a little while.So if you don't see your blog listed yet it WILL be up soon I promise:)

'Till next time.....

Monday, September 27, 2010


Happy Monday Everyone:)

WOW! What a weekend! This years annual Oktoberfest was the best one yet. The weather was gorgeous, the food was great, the band was fabulous. But the best thing was that over 100 of our friends all gathered together to make it so awesome!!!!You are all the best!!!!We had soooo much fun.

 Friends arriving to have some fun.
 Tents were set up to stay the night. My rooster woke everyone up at 3:00 a.m. lol and was threatened to be deep fried;)
 At night it got cooler and the bonfire was a welcome site.
 Dave and Don won trophies for 'Best Light and Best Dark' homebrew. Thanks to all the home brewers for entering. There were 13 this year.
 There was dancing. That is Kristin and Gary. Those two know how to have fun!
 Bob and the guys have an awesome cover band called 'Twisted Nut'. You guys rock!
 This year was a pirate theme for the kids. Fibi dressed accordingly:)
 And so did Maci. Check out the pink cowgirl boots. lol They also had fun with all of the other adorable kids and the two pinatas.
 Oh look! It's Carole from Maynards Greenhouse Blog. Don't you just love that outfit? She made it!!!!!!!She may just have a new career ahead of her. Also Dee fromFrench Bleu Vintage blog came. I was so thrilled that they were able to make it. It was so much fun to finally meet Dee in person. What a gorgeous lady with a beautiful family. The cutest kids ever:) Wish I had more time to spend with them.
Don and I were able to spend a minute together to have our photo snapped. We had a blast!
Hope your weekend was a great one:)
'Till next time....
~Debra XXX

Friday, September 24, 2010


Hello Everyone:)

Is anyone else having trouble with blogger today? It won't let me put photos where I want to. I would like it back the way it was please:)

Anyway, tomorrow is our annual Oktoberfest. Lots and lots of fun. Don and his friends are home brewers and I am always told how great it tastes. I don't drink so I will just have to take their word for it. Once a year we have a yard full of friends and their children. It is something that everyone looks forward too. The phone and emails have been going all day with people stopping by to set up and help out. The kids have games, a pinata and this year there is a pirate theme. I love to watch them use their imaginations and meet yet again making memories. It is amazing how much they grow in one year. The adults have horseshoes, with trophies given to 1st 2nd and 3rd place. The home brews are also judged by everyone. When all of the ballets are counted the winners take home trophies too. It is a weekend party. Some will play 'corn hole' or other games and some will just sit and relax and enjoy the country. Everyone brings their favorite dish so there is lots of fabulous food to eat. At night we will camp out and have a great breakfast ,then everyone goes home and probably goes back to sleep. lol

The campfire is ready for smores with lots of seating to keep warm by.
 The wood is stacked and ready to burn into the morning.

 The horseshoes are ready for  competition.

The 'potty' has arrived.
The ice is chipped.
More seating to just sit and relax.    
Yes, tomorrow this driveway will be welcoming our friends to our home for the last celebration of the summer.

Hope you have a great weekend too.

'Till next time.....
~Debra XXX

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Happy White Wednesday Everyone:)

Most of my statues in our home wear head pieces, whether it be a crown,a ring of flowers or a vintage hat.  I found this pretty crown from the flea market this week. I was told that it came from a vintage bridal veil. Love the rhinestones.

Some more Little Boo's from the market too. They are just so adorable and they last  a long time.

I am always drying flowers. I have an area of beams in my kitchen that is just filled with them. Roses are one of my favorites to dry. I love how they change color and get all ruffly:)

I also bought a few of these from the market. I want to grow them next year. I am already planning my garden.

This little pretty came from the market and I just loved it. It has a vintage card cut into a heart and tucked between some flowers. So creative.
And what is White Wednesday without one of my baby dolls. Maci loves to try on our vintage hats before we put them on the site:) I wish I looked this good in hats;)

Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. Join Kathleen over at Faded*Charm blog for some more gorgeous whites.

'Till next time.......

Debra XXX

Monday, September 13, 2010


The first day we went to the Brimfield Show I spent half of it with Don. Then he met up with a friend and I met up with Carole  from 'Maynard Greenhouse Blog'. It was fun to see her and hunt for treasures. She has such good taste in what she buys and she laughed at some of the vintage clothes I bought.The second day I went with Nicole, Robin, Liz and her daughter Belkis (sp?) and had another day full of laughs and fun shopping. Everyone brought home lots of goodies and so not to have to wait in traffic on the way home, we finished the evening off with ice cream at Friendlys. Now, my last post featured Linda with all of her gorgeous creations. She was set up in a gargantua's tent with lots of other very talented people. And friendly? If you want to meet friendly dealers go to Brimfield.

I met these two fun loving, fabulous people there. Aren't they just so adorable? Their displays were to die for. (I can not find their business cards with their names, but maybe if they read this they will comment and let me know, sorry)She used to be a millinery flower maker and has the ultimate in flowers. I bought so many from here and am still smiling.  That was definitely one of my favorite buys.I look forward to shop for flowers from her every year.

Click on the photos to enlarge to see what this tent had to offer. It is no wonder that I spent about 45 minutes in it.

I just kept going from booth to booth over and over again.

Tables were color coordinated for an attractive impact. Look at that ribbon!


If you love poodles, you would go crazy for these purses. He even had poodle pins on and looked fabulous.

He had a gorgeous selection of very unique Lucite purses too.  He told me that he is known for them. But I would say he must be know for his sharp eye for vintage clothes and accessories too. Every thing he had was in perfect condition. It was like a museum:)

And look at these hats. He only buys them in perfect condition. He knows how to display them so that you just don't want to leave his booth.


More luscious flowered hats that one can only dream of wearing back in the day. They are so beautiful,though, that you would absolutely be able to wear them today.

OK, I wanted every single dress here!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to go shopping with him for stock. He is amazing.

Next year, you must go to Brimfield and visit these two charming people. But know in advance that you will use a huge chunk of time in this tent having the time of your life.
Hope you enjoyed my little tour of this one large tent of loveliness.

'Till next time.......
~Debra XXX

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Hello Everyone:)
It was the last Brimfield Show for the year. I am already excited for next year. It is one of my favorite markets to shop at. This is one of my very favorite booths. It is owned by a lovely lady named Linda. I met her at another flea market here is CT. and was happy that she set up in Massachusettes too. I buy some of my fabrics from her as she has a spectacular selection. Her talent just doesn't end. If you stand long enough she will embellish you with millinery flowers:) Her barkcloth bags and pillows are absolutely gorgeous with yummy colors of pinks and blues. Just look at her booth. Isn't it dreamy?

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This woman can sew! And everything she creates is just amazing.
Lots and lots of pink. Roses are everywhere. She really needs to open up her own shop. I would be her first customer.

She was so busy at the show she told me that she brought her sewing machine and glue gun to the hotel with her so that she could work after in the evening. Now that is dedication:) She loves what she does and you can tell so by all of her designs.

So, next year when Brimfield opens up again in the Spring, stop by her booth and say hello. You won't want to leave:)
'Till next time..............
Debra XXX