Sunday, May 30, 2010

flowers are bursting with color & more of the treasures

The flowers are screaming with color, oh how I love them, so new, bright and full of beauty.

This is called a passion flower, I have never had one before but the flowers are incredible.

I will take a pic when it flowers.

I had a chance to snap more photos of my treasures from the old house, they are filling my heart and home with total yumminess! I have the funniest feeling that the ladies of the house are smiling down at all of us with so much happiness that not one or two people, but many can share in the delight of their treasures. Fun, eh!!!
Maybe it is worth all the trouble we go too, to preserve our treasures and have someone to love them when we are gone and share with the world.

I have to share a story with you. My daughter came over last Friday and we had so much fun going through the bags and boxes of clothing. She is a real vintage clothing freak. It was like Christmas morning for her. I had been through what I let her go through already and I knew exactly how she was going to react. LOL...I was right, just like Christmas, tear, move on to the next gift, try it on, get it off, need the next one. I was playing the spoiler though, she would try something on and run into our bedroom to see how she looked..I would have the next piece out and would never let her get ahead of me. She so wanted to just dig to the bottom, but nope, not allowed, have to handle with care. We spent about 1 1/2 up there just laughing and giggling and twirling about. She tried on all the hats  and made me smile, she has beautiful long thick hair and the hats looked gorgeous on her.

Don't you just love this old suitcase? I think it is so awesome.

All these goodies were dangling from the inside when I opened it.

And away we go! I have washed and pressed all these linens, and decided to store them in the suitcase.

Check out this gorgeous, gorgeous hat. I think it is incredible. Can you imagine wearing this, so cool.

It really is a thing of beauty.

Looks pretty darned good on her..Wouldn't look that good on me with my short hair.

This hat is really pretty also.

I wish I had of lived in the hat age.


This is a black velvet band.

I am telling you that I love, love this dress, it is simply gorgeous.

Check out the sleeves. It is in perfect condition.

I think I am going to get it cleaned and wear it to a wedding we have in the fall, what do ya'll think?

A beautiful old book.

gorgeous bits and yards of old lace. YUM!!!!

Lots and lots of gloves, the girls had very tiny hands though.

More beautiful linens.

And more. I will be forever and a day getting through all the bags of linens and doilies and hankies.

Isn't this pretty!

Just had to snap a photo or two of my big ole black dog, Colby. He is now 12 and brings so much joy and happiness to my world every day. I love this guy to pieces. The other two babies just did not have time for me to be snapping pics of them. They would rather run around and see what kind of trouble they can get into. LOL...
He is just the picture of sweetness.

And such a good boy!


Nora Johnson said...

Wow! So much beauty- the hats, dress, all that lace! A true treasure trove!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

xx LOLA:)

Jan said...

Oh what fun! Sounds like you and your daughter were having a blast!!
I love all the stuff you're finding!

Anonymous said...

Georgeous! The flowers, the linens and lace, and that dress! WOW. I am so thankful that the family had you go through all their boxes and didn't just take it to the dump or thrift stores. All those items will be cared for and loved and appreciated so much more.....

Healing Woman said...

Oh those wonderful finds! The material for the dress looks rich and would be elegant for a wedding if you can have a really good seamstress work on it.

You are getting me in the mood to go over to our local flea market but no time today..have a great Memorial Day!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Debby, wow, what amazing treasures! I can well imagine that you and your daughter had so much fun playing with those goodies. The laces, linens, gloves and hats are just gorgeous. You could wear the velvet hat together with that dress to the wedding.
Colby is a sweetie!
Have a wonderful Sunday, Debby!
Hugs from overseas,

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Debbie,
Such very lovely flowers, i`m totally in love with the Dalia, you shows here, do you happen to know the name of it?

And all the so fantastic goodies, in your suitcase, wow they looks so beautifull all, and the two hats are incredible gorgeus, yes it would have been fun wearing such art on our heads....
The dress is fabulous ,you will look so beautifull wearing that.
Hugs, Dorthe

Cathy said...


Wow what wonderful scrumptious vintage lovelies. I'm loving those vintage linens. One of my addictions! lol

Have a wonderful weekend.


Faerie Moon Creations said...

Beautiful flowers, vintage goodies, and a cute pup - what could be finer? Thanks for sharing all these lovelies! Enjoy your Sunday. :) Theresa

Terri Kahrs said...

Flower, laces, vintage clothing and hats and top it all off with your fur baby, Colby! PERfect post! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Laurie said...

Oh Debby, treasure is the right word for this! I'm swooning over it all -- the hat, the lace, the linen, the dress -- !!

Rella said...

I cannot believe all these amazing things...these were all given to you?? Wow, Christmas for sure.

xox Rella

friedaquilter said...

Oh, Debby, what a gorgeous blog post. I can really see what a wonderful time you and your daughter must have had with all those treasures. That dress was just made for a wedding.
And your flowers look amazing! Perhaps you can give the dog a big hug from me and of course love to you!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Your flowers from the garden are beautiful! And all the treasures you have also are just as nice. I like your pup. Have a good day....Julian

Jo said...

What wonderful eye-candy in this post - I was drooling! Everything is just gorgeous, including the very beautiful (or should I say handsome?)Colby. Enjoy all your treasures, x

Lori said...

Debby, you really hit the vintage jackpot...the suitcase filled with the old linens looks SO beautiful...oh my...the hats are fabulous...and the flowers in your garden are truly lovely!!!

Kim Palmer said...

Those old linens and laces are gorgeous Deb. Love those white gloves too, they are getting so hard to find now! I think that wearing the dress is a wonderful idea. I love it when vintage clothing gets a chance to show off again and is useful not just relegated to art projects!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful things! Love the hats and I do think you ought to wear that dress to the wedding! Trez Chic! Colby is awesome!

Marlynn said...

Oh Debby - you hit the mother lode! I swear God and those Ladies are so smiling down on your. You have just received another GOLD star. You have preserved the past with love! hugs,

koralee said...

So fun!!! Love your blooms but that suitcase with the sweet pink lining is my favourite! Well maybe not my has to be your sweet pup! He wins over the suitcase. xoxo

Judy said...

What a fabulous treasure trove, Debby, lovely dog, too, my Bichon is 10 1/2 now!

Linda said...

OH such lovely vintage pieces...I love the dress especially! And Colby looks like such a sweet dog!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Debby:
Just look at all those vintage treasures! I think I would have been rolling around in them. lol I'm sure you and your daughter had a lovely afternoon sharing all your beautiful things.

I also love your beautiful Colby. You know I have a soft spot for pups! ;-)

Thanks always for visiting Brynwood. I always enjoy reading your sweet comments. Enjoy your weekend, my dear!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OH MY! I'm in total awe of all the vintage goodies you have inherited. Where do I begin? They are all so beautiful and yes, I would wear that dress to a fall wedding.

I love your flower photos, too. They are all very pretty, but I got distracted by vintage lace, hats, linens, . . . .

Have a great Memorial Day.

The Tin Rabbit said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL post! I love all your treasures and those flowers are gorgeous!

June said...

Debby girl I do believe you are so lucky...I love seeing the treasures that you have been blessed with. I think I would have been a little like your daughter with the vintage clothes. I would have wanted to dig, dig, dig!
Your garden flowers are stunning! The photos of them are stellar.
Of course I love the fact that you included Colby in your post.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Debby, I can SO picture your daughter trying on all of the wonderful vintage goodies!!! I love that you always had the next one just waiting on her! Thank you so much for sharing all of your loveliness and your precious Colby is an angel ~ I can so tell that he loves you....hugs and love, Dawn

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Beautiful stuff!
LOVE that suitcase and those killer hats! :-)

Have a wonderful week!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What great treasures you have shared with us here today!!

I have the same suitcase!! It was my Mother's.
Love the vintage hats, the gloves, the linens and all of that lace!!!

Lucky you!!


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debby,
love your flowers and all your treasures - WOW.Your Colby is so sweet.Have a great Holiday.

Wendy said...

Beautiful flowers and what amazing treasures your finding.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Martina2801 said...

What magical things! I`m thrilled, Debby!
And your dog Colby is just a sweety!

vintagesusie & wings said...

What fun to go through all of these vintage's like a personal journey going back in time! I'm so happy for you that you got to enjoy it with your daughter, all the more special.
OK...your flowers are AMAZING!!!
I'm so jealous...not only do I not have a green thumb, I think I may have a black thumb. lol Arghhhh..
Have a wonderful holiday friend,

The Victorian Parlor said...

Wow-your flowers are gorgeous!!! The vintage treasures are wonderful too. I think you should definately wear the dress but make sure to post a picture so we can all see how beautiful you look in it:). Colby is adorable:).



Anonymous said...

Oh Debby! What splendid treasures for sure!

those lovely piles of fresh clean linens with all that gorgeous crochet is awesome that they have fallen into the hands of someone like you , who will cherish them and care for them!!!!

My mother's vintage, handmade stash looks a lot like your goodies...and some day they will pass on to me!

thanks so much for sharing!

enjoy your monday!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Julia said...

Eye candy! What a fantastic blogpost and the dog , how I love that eyes, so soft and sweet!

Vicki said...

Hi, Debby,
Your flowers are pretty as can be. I so enjoyed seeing them, and oh my goodness, the lovely vintage treasures you have shown are wonderful!! Colby is a sweetheart, what a special dog! Have a beautiful week, sweet friend~ Vicki

JBeaudetStudios said...

Oh, everything is so beautiful! I love all the lace! I wish I lived in the hat age too. I just wouldn't feel right wearing them now. Your dog looks so sweet; we have an all black lab mix and she looks sweet too but she's really crazy! That's what we get for naming her Daisy! Jennifer:)

Sandra said...

Fabulous vintage goodies...looks like my closet/house -grin!

Heidi Meyer said...

What a treasure box! How fun to go through each lovely find! Thank you for sharing flower pics, treasure pics and Colby pics. My little buddy Dillon is black and white like Colby but only about 6 pounds. HUGS ~~ Heidi

Laura Haviland said...

Debby oh you leave me speechless again.
I enjoy visiting your blog so much.
I just loved seeing all your treasure's and the beautiful flowers.Special moments with our daughter are such a true gift.
You two gals had such fun,how nice.
Enjoy and can't wait to see what is next ??
Hugs,Laura. xoxx

Sares said...

I can't believe your friend didn't want any of these things! I guess it's just not her "thing". How incredibly lucky and blessed you are that she thought of YOU. There seem to be so many gorgeous linens and those hats are to DIE for!
Your sprouting flowers are loveleigh and Mr. Colby is on handsome dude!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

oh no you didn' snuck a post on me while I was playing?
And a post that makes me MORE jealous???? ;)
Girl...I tell ya...all this is BETTER than winning the lotto!!! I'm so excited to look at the photos, I can't imagine digging through the bags and finding everything! Hell, I hate to do the clothes, but washing and pressing and folding would be SO MUCH FUN! HAHAHA must wear that dress to the wedding. I can't believe ya'll fit into was all just meant to be!!!!!! :))))
And those have to leave the feathered one on the's much too pretty to be saved out of view!
Colby is a sweetie...his sweet eyes makes my heart melt! I'm such a doggie person...I just love them! Licks and all!!!!!
I'm leaving now...jealous...but so excited for you! Is there still more to go through? Just asking so that I can prepare myself and control my jealousy problem! hahahahhahahahaha

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Debby,
This is all just amazing and gorgeous, the hats and linens, and how fun that you get to share it with your daughter. priceless! Love seeing it all!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

OM goodness that top flower took my breath away- what is it?
And lucky you to have all those fun treasures to go through..

Jeanie said...

Hi, Debby,

Thanks so much for stopping by the Marmelade Gypsy and commenting! I am loving this blog and this post -- I can't tell which was more fun to discover -- your astounding flowers, happy dog or hearing about your vintage "shop at home" adventure with your daughter. Simply lovely.

Happy Spring!

Dawn said...

Debby your blog is filled with such pretty delights, a girly heaven... love all the things you showed us here on this posts and previous posts.
Your dog is gorgeous x

Thanks for dropping by and yes I was lucky to meet Caryl, she rocks!

Lynn said...

Hi Cobey, you sweet handsome boy, what a beautiful shot of him Debby. I know what you mean about younger dogs, they just won't stay still for ya :)

I had a passion flower just last year like yours, gorgeous, gorgeous scent, alas it died over the winter. I think I should have brought it inside maybe.

Now for your new found treasures... I like your other visitors are soooooo jealous LOL, you really did hit the jackpot girl, and all this from one house, I cannot believe your friends uncle was going to just get rid of it all.
Beautiful , and yes, if the dress fits, wear it :)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..simply wonderful treasures! love all the old hats. i am a "hat gal"..wear them ALL the time! That dress is bee-you-tee-ful!

Fleurette said...

Hello my dear Debby, Your treasures are very amazing!!
I envy:))
Colby is a wonderful dog, I love all dogs!!!!!!
Have a nice evening and very nice June

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Yum! Your flowers are gorgeous and your treasures are amazing!
My heart is thumping when I look at all those linens and lace....mmmmmmh!
Lucky you that your daughter loves vintage clothing. What fun you had and that feather hat is WOW!
Will be watching for more!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Debby! WHat finds! LOVE all those pretty linens and aren't old suitcases just THE BEST?!?!

Colby is adorable ~ sweetness just oozes from his kind eyes.

I'm so glad that you are looking forward to the Wedding Blog Party on the 25th! I can't wait to see what everyone shares!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Terri said...

Wow Debby, what lovely treasures! You must be having such a fab time with them.
The hats are so fab, I would have loved to wear hats too.

Melinda Cornish said...

Wear are the pictures of your daughter?????? she must be shy like my oldest....
I just love everything and I bet the ladies are looking down and smiling....
Your dog looks just like my childhood dog...good memories!

Shabbyfufu said... much as I love the treasures, I think that Colby is the BEST treasure. I have an older doggy too...the light of my life! Enjoy your fabulous stash...xo, Janet

Rita said...

So many treasures Debby! I really love the inside of that suitcase, PINK! and of course my favorite is Colby....I love my babies too, dogs, chickens.....Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Debby,
A gorgeous post here! Yes, the hats are so beautiful. I would be in pure heaven! I just love hats and enjoy wearing them too! Vintage OR new! Sounds like so much fun with your daughter - the best of times!

Your sweet old dog is just wonderful. There is something about a senior dog - they are like angels. Old and wise and so grateful, just like my Albie.

Have a fantastic week Debby!! I just finished another art apron with a wide ruffle and longer length like the one I made for you - it's so pretty. Can't post it yet since it hasn't arrived at its new owners house. But I will soon.


JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

WOW, lovely pics and those treasures are sooooo yummy!!
Colby is adorable too :)

Jan x

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

WOW, what gorgeous treasures!!! Colby is just adorable. BLESSINGS~~~Daphne

Laura Haviland said...

Talented Debby,I am so excited to see more of your amazing treasure's...
The sweet ladies are watching from heaven and smiling upon you.
I know they are thankful, your will love their treasure's too. : )
I truly enjoy your blog postings.
Excellent my friend.
Hugs,Laura. xoxx

Tarnished and Tarnished said...

Oh I just want to jump into the computer & kiss that colby all over! What a beautiful face that dog has!
I have to get a wet wipe to mop up my keyboard after seeing your treausres. OH< LORDY. I don't think I've ever seen a better haul. I had a post awhile back called urban legend, where I showed some beauties that a stanger gifted me with. But your bounty, unreal girl. I'm still trying to get over that estae sale you showed awhile back with the leather box & all that brown ribbon. Remeber? Have a great weekend. Lisa