Friday, December 21, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
My Mom was with us for five weeks so my blog was severely neglected while she was here...and that was just fine with me. We had so much fun together and even the little ritual of hanging out in the morning with our morning coffee and tea was extra special. The time spent with her seems all the more precious now that my Dad is gone. Mom lives in Canada, where I am from, and I don't get to see her very much. I am thankful that she likes to come and visit. Mom, you truly are a blast to hang out with. I am grateful for the time we spend together. (*_*)
This Christmas is going to be a low key one for Wade and me. We don't have any children around the house. Scott, my stepson, will be around for the holidays, but he will be staying at his Mom's. He works in Wyoming in the oilfields and tonight I just found out that he has put in his two weeks' notice. We are not very happy about it, but it's his life and his decision so that is that. When he moves back he will be living with his Mom...she is closer to his new girlfriend's house! LOL! Wade has to work on Christmas Eve so I will be spending it alone. He does have Christmas day off though so we will cook ourselves a small turkey and spend the day together.
The web site has been busy this month and I am thankful for that and for all of my dedicated and loyal customers and friends. Without you, this business of mine would not be possible and I enjoy it so much...so thank you one and all! May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! ~Stacy~ xoxo
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Hello Ladies ~ we've just finished listing these adorable vintage fixtures in our Lavish Lighting Boutique! This pair of antique sconces with sparkling prisms is just gorgeous! The pretty hand painted ceiling fixture above is so sweet too. It would be perfect for a romantic little bathroom, hallway or nursery. The candlestick lamps include the lovely Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic shades. So pretty! Be sure to have a browse through all of our lovely Boutiques. We have so many lovely treasures right now! ~Stacy~
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I actually took it fairly easy today. I have been so busy lately with the web site and other things that even though I worked today and went out as well, it felt like a slower day to me. As I was walking by one of my china cupboards, I snapped a few photo's of some simple items that bring me joy. I love this pink fairy. I love adding whimsy to my decor and I have several of these pretty fairies in different styles around our house in unexpected places. I love this one because of the pink and the wild hairdo she has!
I love old china epecially old pieces from Bavaria and Germany and I love the old Limoges pieces as well. They alway seem to be so pretty and delicate and have the best looking pink roses around!
This is a favorite little teapot. I just love it! I believe I purchased it from Chris at Tutti Chic!
I purchased these lovely vintage shakers on Ebay. I don't really buy much on Ebay anymore. It seems like I am always unsatisfied with my purchases by descriptions that are not honest or accurate...but I love these! The seller was right on the money with this lovely pair ~ thank you! (*_*)
This was the end of day...the poor little devil! Bobo had to go in for his shots today so we can take him on our trip with us as we have to cross the Canadian border. I think the trip tuckered him out! The poor guy. He growled and tried to bite the vet when she tried to take his temperature (hey, who wouldn't!) and then they had to muzzle him to give him his shot. He is still adjusting to life without his companion Chewy. He has been a little bit "off" since Chewy has been gone. It's only been a week. Give him some time...he'll come around..and so will we!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Hello Everyone ~ Our new Beautiful Books Boutique is now open for business! For those of you who love to read and especially who love decorating books and magazines, you will love our new Boutique as the books inside will be offered to you at a fraction of the retail price! Those decorating books can get expensive can't they! I sincerely hope you enjoy our new Boutique! We have absolutely TONS of books to list and we will try to get them all on as quickly as possible. All of our Boutiques are stocked to the brim ~ enjoy!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I can't help it ~ I love books! Decorating books, craft books, inspirational books, cookbooks, antique novels, poetry books...I just love them all! To celebrate my love affair with books, we are working on opening our new Beautiful Books Boutique! All of the books in our Boutique will be new, gently used or offered to you from our own collection. To help on shipping costs, we will be shipping all books by Media Mail. It takes a few days longer, but shipping is much less expensive.
We should have our new Boutique open by early next week! I hope you will enjoy browsing through our collection of books and that you will find a good read for those cozy evenings ahead!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Lovely new Vintage Finds & Cottage Treasures have just been listed on Sunday evening. We have some of the sweetest treasures ever! Be sure to stop in and have a look at all of our latest pretties!
We have two fabulous antique auctions coming up this weekend so keep your fingers crossed for us as we continue to seek out the best goodies around for you! Have a great week everyone! (*_*)
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Take a look above at this gorgeous beauty I just listed! This is an incredible vintage 10 light chandelier that is just dripping with sparkling prisms ~ 80 in all. It's everything you want in a chandelier so have a look at it in our Lavish Lighting Boutique on our web site.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer! I know I did! I'm looking so forward to fall this year ~ my favorite season of them all! I love the pumpkins, the decor, the spicy candles, Halloween, just everything about it! I hope you all have a very Happy Fall ~ talk to you soon!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Here are some peach David Austen roses in the front yard. I thought that this bush was going to die, but after three years it is finally thriving and it is always loaded with blooms. It is now about five feet high and sits as a backdrop behind my birdbath.
I love this ornamental Kale stuff! I have never bought any before so I thought I'd try just one in case it didn't like me! This puppy is getting huge even though you can't tell by the pictures.
Here is a picture of my rose hedge out front...26 roses in all...all the way across the front walk and out to the road. They are staggered pink and yellow and are Simplicity roses from Jackson and Perkins. This is the second year for it and it's doing very well. My other Simplicity rose hedge on the side of the house has been planted for four years and it is over 6 feet tall! If you want a gorgeous hedge with no maintenance and blooms that will last all summer and well into the fall this is the right hedge for you! Anyone can grow it!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Look at this bad boy waiting to take off ~ my favorite, a 747-400!
I love Qantas Airlines ~ "Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd"! They have the best flights and the best service around. The cabin crews are always fantastic especially when you are on the long haul flights. My longest nonstop flight was 21 hours from LAX to Sydney, Australia.
You've gotta love this Qantas 747 all decked out in an Aboriginal Dreamtime theme!
A very cool Hello Kitty jet pulling onto the tarmack.