Friday, May 14, 2010

I have to share my awesome mail day with you...

I have been waiting patiently for this package to arrive. Wait until you see the contents, so gorgeous, so yummy, so vintage. I have been drooling over Holly's art aprons for a long time and just couldn't take it any longer. She posted an apron she had made a few weeks ago and it put me completely over the edge. Bam!!!! Off I went, fired off an email and asked her if she could create an art apron for me in white, creams, very vintage shabby..Holly got back to me immediately and said she could get started in a few days. I told her I wanted to be surprised and create whatever she wished in my vintage style. Oh my gosh, you are going to flip when you see this beauty. Are you ready???? Don't be jealous, I am sure she would love to create something for all of you.

Isn't this the most beautiful apron you have ever seen. Swoon!!! Go here and check out her awesome blog she is so sweet and kind, a beautiful lady! Gotta love her sweet doggie too.

Isn't this

the most



you have

ever seen!

I stole this pic from Holly, doesnt' the apron look cool with her jeans??

Pure Yumminess!!

Okay, I have big plans today. A sweet girl that I work with has asked me to go over to her great uncle's house that was left to her father. She wants me to check out all the old books, paper, photos and STUFF that her father says is JUNK and is going to be heading for the DUMPSTER...She thought I just might like to save some of these goodies from going through the trash compacter. Off I go, stay tuned.


Nora Johnson said...

Good luck today - you never know you might unearth an undiscovered Picasso or Van Gogh!lol


KarenHarveyCox said...

Your apron is so lovely. No wonder you couldn't wait for this package to arrive, knowing what a creative soul was sending it to you.

Linda said...

OH...You're right~ it is the most awesome apron...have fun going through the old goodies today!

Jo said...

Debby, this is truly the most beautiful apron I have ever seen - lucky lucky you. Not one to wear when making bolognaise sauce! I'll have to go and look at Holly's site to be wow-ed by her creations. x

Marlynn said...

OMG - yes, I am drooling and jealous. AND then you tell me you get to go pre-Dumpster searching before items hit the Dumpster! OH NO, sweetie, you are going to have such a fab day while I sit in an office..... hmmmm. Sometimes, life is not fair and I am so happy for you! Hugs, girlfriend! (PS, keeping with the beautiful creamy colors in your post - word verication: promilk! LOL)

Claudia said...

Debby, that apron is simply gorgeous!!!!! No wonder you are over the moon about it!


Doni said...

WOW! That's awesome! What creativity!!! I'm really amazed at all the detail. Love your blog!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Debby, Wow, this apron is really absolutely gorgeous! No wonder you're over the moon, girl.
Good luck for the trip to your friend's great uncle's house! It sound's like there could be some treasures just waiting for you :-).

Jan said...

This apron is all the vintage elements!

Terri Kahrs said...

Lace and doilies and jewelry bits . . . . . OHHHHH MYYYY!!!! Debby, your apron is gorgeous and sooooo romantic! Fabulous! I can see why you wanted one of your own. Have fun finding stuff today. I KNOW you will!! LOL! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lululiz said...

WOW WOW WOW, it is utterly fantastic! I am a long time admirer of her amazing creations as well. You are a lucky girl to own one.

Rhonda said...

Debby, you know we love all the lace and shabby that went into your apron. I love aprons! When I walk around in mine, the pockets hold string, ribbon, scraps, the man of the house snickers because I don't really cook. He doesn't get it. LOL

Your apron is beautiful and have fun going through all the paper and books, lucky you!

friedaquilter said...

Whow, I'm so jealous, Debby, both of the delicious apron and of the junk clearing out session. Have lots of fun and I'll bet you will come up with some treasure trove!

Dina said...

That apron in gorgeous! I would be afraid to ever wear it( I might spill spaghetti sauce on it or something). Holly did a wonderful job. Wear it well.

Paula said...

Hi sweet Debby,
Your apron is GORGEOUS!!! Yes! It is the most gorgeous apron I have ever seen! Holly is so creative and did a beautiful job!!!! It is really stunning! I love the photo of her wearing it. It does look great with her jeans! The sweet details are amazing!

So glad your sweet friend invited you to collect all the vintage goodies, before they were *GASP* thrown away! Have fun!
Love, Paula

Just Breathe said...

Love the apron. Wow, that should be fun going through all that stuff. Hope you find some great items :)

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Debby!
Thanks so much for such a sweet post. I am so thrilled that you love your art apron. As you know, I just adored making it for you. I am so inspired to make more shabby chic goodness!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Sheryl Parsons said...

Beautiful apron! You are fortunate for sure. Have fun on the "treasure" hunt. May you come home with loads of goodies. :-)

Constance said...

My artist friend, Janet, had that opportunity a few months ago. Family was trying to clean out their mom's "junk." Turns out their mom was a creative. Janet, who does wonderful collages, returned to her studio with some marvelous "junk," and has gone on to create some really cool stuff! Can't wait to see what treasures you uncover!

Terri said...

No wonder you are over the moon about this apron! I is totally gorgeous and puts me in mind to make one too.
Darn that you have to go sort through some ones old worthless stuff........NOT!
You are one lucky girl!

Rustique Gal said...

Ohmygod, Debby, I wish I could join you. I love old ephemera and books!
Have a blast. The apron is wonderful, wear it in good health!

Sares said...

Alright, I admit it. I am jealous. How stunning this apron is! I have never seen anything like it. i would just hang it up and stare at it, it's a piece of art! I can't wait to see what you come up with on your treasure hunt, how exciting!

TinyBear said...

ooooohhh your apron is so wonderful Debby.No wonder you´re over the moon. Going to pop over and check out that blog.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
xo Tina

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow Debby, that apron is something else! Promise me you won't go cooking spaghetti sauce in it, deal? ;-)

Have fun dumpster diving!


raggygirlvintage said...

Did you have to show us!!! It is absolutely gorgeous, who wouldn't feel creative wearing that beauty!Thanks for stopping by my blog!

sissie said...

Wow Debby!
What a gorgeous apron. Apron doesn't quite seem like the right word. This is a piece of vintage art!!



Angie @ viva la cottage said...

Yes, yes and YES!! So fun, my mac sometimes slows down when there is music, so it was a great reveal with dramatic music to boot.
So lovely, thanks for sharing!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Well goodness....sorta puts the apron I have on in my blog header to shame! LOL...that is truly gorgeous!!

Diane said...

I saw this apron on Holly's blog,and when I saw it, I knew you would like it--It reminds me of your blog.
And you lucky girl-getting to search through all that Junk--little do they know how much it is appreciated by us.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a beautiful apron, too beautiful to wear!!

I can't wait to see what you bring home with you!!

One man's junk . . another man's treasure . . . .


manitoba stitches said...

The apron is gorgeous! Hope you find some goodies in the STUFF!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never seen and apron like that!!! I am so glad I found you I am now a follower. I wish I knew someone who's old uncles house I could rummage thru, you better do a post on that! If you get a chance hop over and say Hi!

Thanks Carol

Mari said...


June said...

Debby I am seriously jealous. I was over to Holly's blog awhile ago and saw it there and told her it was my favorite yet. It is so beautiful! Oh will look so goood in this sweet apron!

becky f. said...

love that apron!

Riki Schumacher said...

I LOVE that apron, great job on finding it! So darn cute. Riki

fräulein klein said...

Hi Debby,
what a beautiful apron!
Have a nice weekend,
Hugs, Yvonne

Healing Woman said...

Debby, I went right to the blog you suggested and became a follower. No wonder you ordered that fabulous apron! Wow!

Catharina Maria said...

What a beautiful and lovely post .
And I think you have a great day with your friend in that house !

Have a nice weekend !
p.s there is a give-away at my blog ;o)
Love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debby,
oooh, this appron is to die for.
You're one lucky girl.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

just gorgeous - I'm sure my sister would give a digit or two for one just like it!

have fun on your vintage "trash" rescue!


WOW...the apron is AWESOME!!!
Can't wait to see what you will save from the dumpster!!! I'm a tad jealous!! LOL!!
Deb :)

Birgit said...

Hi Debby,

First of all, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my pink flower photos -- so very much appreciated! :)

Oh, your new apron surely is a treasure! Be honest -- will you ever dare to wear it?! :) It's just gorgeous!


Lynn said...

This apron is a work of art and heart, just lovely :) I can't wait to see what you find at your friends Uncle's house before it goes in the dumpster.

Sue said...

One word for the apron: Stunning

Looking forward to seeing what your trash rescue day brings.


Marilyn Rock said...

Now that would keep me in the kitchen :) Really; the apron is absolutely stunning! So glad you shared! xxoo

Debra@Common Ground said...

How gorgeous is that apron?!!! LOVE it. Debby, so nice to meet you, your blog is beautiful, just joined as a follower. I need to go check out those aprons. Hope you find all kinds of great goodies at your friend's place.

Rita said...

Hi Debby,
nice for you to stop by, can you believe the bird cage? and the price was so so your new apron. Have a great weekend, I am going back to work. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Wow! What a neat blog! I've GOT to Follow. There's just no question about it!


Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Debby! Your new apron is beautiful! Love all the magical details. I'll be sure to pop over to Holly's blog. Thanks so much for your sweet visit! I really appreciate your comment.

Lisa :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh you jsut know when folks say that it is all JUNK, it ahs to hold treasures for those who covet these sorts of things- hope that you found lots of treasure!!
I followed Holly's link to find you and the apron is Scrumptious!!!!! the rhinestone bow is the perfect topper for the wonderfulness that she has created. I am sure that you will adore wearing it!!!

Lorraine said...

what a gorgeous creation..I would have to keep it in the box as I would probably get stains all over it..have fun getting all your vintage finds

Magdalena said...

I would love to help you and go through the "trash" with you...i love old things!

and your apron is just lovely!

Best regards


sweetjeanette said...

oh my goodness! I love, absolutely love, that apron!!! It's filled with everything I love!!! I went to her etsy shop and there were no aprons... I wonder what her prices are like. sigh -

jeanette from

Pam said...

Absolutely stunning! I hope you uncovered a treasure trove. It is so nice that your co-worker thought of you instead of letting any junk hit the dumpster before it is carefully sifted through!
Pam @ Frippery

Something Special said...

Absolutely wonderful apron. I think it is amazing. thanks for visiting my blog. Come say hi again sometime and I will too.

Vicki said...

Hi, Debby,
Isn't that apron beautiful? It is truly a work of art. I am going to pay Holly a visit, too. Good luck as you go to check out the things headed for the garbage. I bet you find something wonderful. Keep us posted. Have a very happy weekend, my friend! Love to you~ Vicki

Julia Smith said...

Woo hoo - hope your treasure hunt at the great uncle's house brings you lots of goodies!

And the apron is gorgeous.

Prior said...

What a darling apron... I know you were excited... Thanks for following me. I am going to follow you as well and take a little more time to browse around now! Lezlee

Tracy Evans said...

That apron is just divine, wonderful piece of art too. Hope you get some great finds today, sounds like a great day browsing through old books etc. Tracy Evans x x

The Victorian Parlor said...

The apron is gorgeous!!! I had to laugh at your story about your golden retriever! I can't tell you how many times I have opened the back door to find any one (and sometimes all three-yikes) of the dogs caked in mud and dirt on their faces and paws:).



Ragamuffin Gal said...

Your apron is gorgeous!!! How do you plan to wear it? I just love aprons with well worn jean capris!
I hope you post a picture of you wearing it! And I hope you found many treasures from your friend's junk ~ the best kind! Blessings ~ kt

Lori Saul said...

What a stunning apron- so much beautiful detail and yes it looks quite stylish! Amazing handwork and gorgeous creamy color. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment!

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

This is a very cool apron. I don't imagine you'll be wearing it near a greasy stove! And lucky you! What an opportunity to find treasures today. And thank you for visiting my blog! I hope I see you often.

Lori said...

oh, your apron is totally gorgeous!!! what a treasure Holly created for you!!!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...


I don't care what you say...I am jealous.


Carousel Dreams said...

Debby, that apron is adorable - I especially love it with those jeans! Thanks for stopping by my little blog x

trash talk said...

Oh mylanta...a girl could wear that apron to get married in. It's just that beautiful!
I know you'll be saving it for special dumpster diving occasions only!

Kristin said...

Oooh, I agree, this is simply stunning!!! So elegant and etherial! I hope you got some wonderful goodies from your friend; it sounds like a hunt come true, Kristin xo

Fabric Art said...

Gorgeous apron Debby, all these different laces WOW, it is a pleasure to look at it, love it

Jonny J Petros said...

Beautiful Romantic apron she does beautiful work! I hope you have a lot of fun looking through all that stuff and find some treasures- Have a great day, Jonny


I am completely inspired to create some crochet items that would perfectly work for something like this! I might try to work this crochet pattern out, it's gorgeous!

suddenly, creative carmelina want's to sew! and I have been so hooked on reading.....!!!
could the spell be broken, finally?

ooohhh.......thanks for sharing this!

it's bedazzlingly romantic and charming! and I want it! lol

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Sandi said...

How lucky you are! what a beautiful apron. Hope you found lots of treasures. Isn't it amazing what people can want to throw away

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wowsa, that apron is stunning!
...and a treasure hunt too!
How lucky are you!!

Laura Haviland said...

Oh my goodness Debby that is so stunning and delicate.
Holly is so talented and love her hair.
Enjoy your new apron and looks excellent over the jeans.
Fabulous !!!!!!
Sorry have not visited for awhile,I always love visiting your amazing blog.
Hugs, Laura.xoxx

Lovey said...

What a beauty this one is!

Melinda Cornish said...

it is too pretty to wear!!!!!!!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Gorgeous Debby - I'm so glad this is yours now!!! I've been buds with Holly for a long long time now - she is such a doll and so talented - but you know, out of all the aprons she's made - I think this has to be my favorite of all favorites!!!

Now, I have to go back and read about this dumpster diving thing - I don't 'get' it yet but I'll figure it out!