Friday, June 4, 2010

Bits & Bobs of this and that...

I have lots of different things to share with you today so this post is going all over the place. I am hoping to grab a few minutes later today to take some more pics of my treasures, if I get really, really lucky I could possibly have a couple of posts within a couple of think I am getting too old for this WORK STUFF, it seems to be cutting into my fun time. The older I get, the slower I get and just can't get everything accomplished that I would like to. I also think I may be a bit jealous that Tom has retired and he seems to think the only thing in the world to do now a days it hang out at the golf course. BLAH!!!!

Okay away we go!

I played in the recent swap over at , Linda is a real sweetie and I love doing her fun swaps. This was something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, plus a wedding photo was to be added. I will only show a sneak peek as my partner hasn't received her box yet.

I am also playing in this fun soap box makeover deal,  over at
Lisa is such a sweet girl and so much fun, she cracks me up every time she posts. Anyways the soap box is from Target, which we don't have in Canada and they do not ship to Canada so fingers crossed Lisa can get a box for me and I can play. I have the link to this fun challenge on my sidebar.

I am also going to join a blog  sorority over here at Karen's sounds like so much fun and Karen is another sweet girl to hang with. I also have the link for the sorority on my sidebar.

Also I have received some beautiful goodies in the mail the past week from blog wins and a purchase so I will share these with you also.

Look at this gorgeous, gorgesou tag I won from Jessica, it is so beautiful I love it. Thanks so much Jessica!

And then check out this awesome acrylic collage that I won from Penny over at this piece is absolutely gorgeous. It was beautiful on Penny's blog, but it is just incredible in real. Thank you Penny!!! I will treasure it always.

And now for my purchase, geesh no wonder I have to keep going to work. I think most of you know Liz, well she also has another blog where she sells some of her awesome finds from France here and that is where I found these goodies. Thanks for everything Liz, it was a pleasure to get some treasures from you.

All wrapped up so pretty!

A beautiful tag Liz made and sent along with the parcel.

checkout this awesome ink well from Paris, it is really awesome.

and these old keys from Paris are amazing.

Have a great day, hope you enjoyed the goodies. Off to checkout some of my fav blogs.


Nora Johnson said...

Loved looking at all those treasures especially the Parisian ones!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo LOLA:)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What beautiful goodies!!!! My heart skips a beat every time I see all the vintage loveliness on your posts. Those keys are outstanding, and all those creations you received - wow! That ink well is amazing! Have a great weekend! Theresa

Jan said...

You are going to have to buy me a new laptop Debby. I have DROOLED all over it looking at your post photos....slurp slurp slurp!!!

Wow doesn't cover it. That inkwell is THE BEST, the lacey gifts from your friends, and your ASFAS swap partner is going to LOVE what you are sending her.

Work is over-rated....quit and go antiquing and golfing with Tom. Life's too short not to have a good time!

Sending a big hug to you x 10!

Creative Carmelina said...

Hi Debby! I just love all the little goodies here in your post today! the tags....the collage...just everything is so cute!

and the something borrowed, something blue swap looks interesting!

hope you are having fun sorting through all your wonderful finds... thinking of you!

enjoy your weekend!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Ooh, I love all your goodies! Love those keys especially!
Now I have to visit all those blogs you mentioned, they sound so interesting. Not right now, but later when I'm all pooped out!
Trying to remember where in Canada you are, I'm just outside Winnipeg. I'm thinking somewhere in BC but might have you confused with Lorraine over at Creative Daily, she's in Sechelt.
Have a great weekend, can't wait to see more pictures of your vintage treasures!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Debby, this is just one of my favorite "me" time places. The music, your endless inspiration, your sweet way and artistic flair is something special to me. I will come here to refuel more often dear. Thanks for being you. Blessings.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I just had to put you on my sidebar so I can click there easily and others can, as well to relax. Hope you are well and I adore the keys dear. They are treasures. Blessings.

Lululiz said...

Oh Debbie, I am absolutely thrilled to bits that you like your little treasures from France so much. It puts the biggest smile on my face!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a cool little inkwell. And the keys are also goodies. Thank's for sharing...Julian

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You received some totally awesome and unbelievable gifts from friends. Everything you showed was stunning. Love all that vintage inspiration.

Sares said...

What treasures! Are you ever going to run out of room to display these pretties in your home?! I hope not! Love the old keys!

Our Back Porch said...

Such fabulous goodies, indeed! And we are now sorority sisters! I'm so excited! Have a lovely weekend.


Prior said...

What lovely treasures! Sounds like some fun goings on. I'm off for summer, along with other family members, but not my hubs, and he is always sad about that!

sissie said...

I am lovin all your pretties. Those Paris keys are calling my name, I better get over to Liz's store and check it out.

Great post.


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Alrighty have to tell the truth here.
Now we are playing "Truth or Dare".
no wait..."Truth and Solution"
You cannot fit everything you got out of the dumpster over the past month AND all of these wonderful gifts in and around your home.
Answer: Truth.

Jodie is just so jealous...she's about to blow up green stuff (don't they call that "envy"?)
Answer: Truth.

You should send Jodie at least half of it (you can keep your favs) so she can store it for safe keeping (she has plenty room)
Answer: Solution!!!!!!

Seriously girl...YOU have got to be the most BA-LESSED person I've ever seen. How much do you tip your mailman???? What's the going rate???? I need to work on mine!!!!

okay...I'm laughing too hard...but I really think I'm about to blow...I love EVERYTHING!!!!!!


Terri Kahrs said...

Debby, I can always count on you, My Darlin' to feed my need for beautiful eye candy. And today's post is chock full!!! OMG! The desk set is unbelievable, and your new goodies are fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Mari said...


Lorraine said...

love all your vintage goodies especially the inkwell and keys. Have a lovely time creating while he is out of your way playing golf..have a good weekend

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debby,
omg - thanks for all the wonderful eye candy and congrats on winning
Penny's giveaway.It's beautiful.
The desk set is to die for and all your other treasures as well.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Cathy said...

Hi Debby,

I can't believe every blog I stop at someone has won something! Jeesh, I'm green with envy. You were one lucky lady.

You go girl. Have a great weekend my friend.


Heidi Meyer said...

Oh my goodness girl!! You have been busy!! I know what you mean about trying to find time to fit in all of the creative things you want to do - so days I wish I could clone myself - ha! Your swap looks yummy! I love all of the pretty tags - so sweet! Keys are lovely ;) xoxoxo Heidi