Saturday, June 5, 2010

More treasures from the girls, pretty market flowers and yet another fabulous win!

I had a chance to play with some of my beautiful treasures from the sweet ladies that are looking down on us! It is just nuts don't yah think? I can't believe that I have received all these beautiful things from two awesome ladies that I don't even know. I am having so much fun opening boxes and bags and finding more and more things that I truly love. I hope you are enjoying sharing in my special time with me because I sure love sharing these beauties with all of you.

Gorgeous lace collar, it is really pretty.

Another hat, this one is rather plain, but I love it.

It looks divine!

More beautiful hankies. They are so pretty and colorful.

This picture frame is amazing, across the top and down the sides all engraved silver. YUM!!!!

This is just stunning and in perfect condition. Beautiful, beautiful.

A little bit closer!!! Jodie are you on your way to Ontario yet?

I wish you could see this fan in real!


oozing in mother of pearl, made in Occupied Japan.

Isn't this box pretty! It has water stains but it is still very pretty.

And look who lives inside the box. She is broken and tattered and torn.

She was living in the attic, aren't her clothes awesome. See that little straw thingie, it is one of her hats.

And here is another one of the ladies hats. I think I really like this one!

Beautiful isn't it?

Oh yes it is!!!

Here is a roll of old, old cheese cloth. This is the package that Jen's father was standing at the door with one day when they had called me over for another load. He was just beaming holding this and saying look what I found for you, I know you are going to love this. He was right, I do love this. Isn't it funny how someone can figure you out after just a few short visit. He must have over heard me freaking out for something like this on one of my other visit. I am a very lucky girl to have someone want to share all these pretties with me.

I went to our local farmer's market this morning and brought home beautiful freshly picked strawberries, yummy. I am going to make a strawberry shortcake from scratch tomorrow, it is my Gram's recipe, it doesn't look all that pretty but it is the yummiest I have ever had. I also got some homemade maple syrup, I hadn't seen this guy at our market before but he was willing to hand a plastic spoon over for me to try the syrup and I was sold immediately. I decided I will save this syrup for little ole me and let Tom use the store bought stuff, he just doesn't apprecitate the yumminess of the real got beets, I love beets. I love them just plain boiled, I love them pickled and thrown on my salad. I forgot to take pics of my fruits, vegetables & syrup but I did get these and they are so beautiful and smell awesome.

They are simply stunning.

I adore peonies.

And the beautiful aroma, oh my.

So pretty. See the serving tray I have them sitting on, my parents gifted me with this years ago, I always loved it. It is so beautiful. It is made of wicker. The bottom of it is layered with the gorgeous material you see, you can see it better in photos at the bottom of this post and the material is covered with glass. Love it.

And then I was so lucky to get this amazing package in the mail from Janet at Shabbyfufu oh my gosh this is really a beautiful package. Be sure to check her out you won't be sorry!
Thank you so much Janet, everything is beautiful.

Checkout all these pretties. I have to stop entering blog giveaways, I am starting to feel like a blog hog!!!

Beautiful canvas, aren't the colors fab.

Yummy teas,

Gorgeous cards,

awesome tags,

All wrapped up in this awesome Laduree gift bag from Paris, another beautiful notecard.

Wish the photo was better of the bird towel, it is so pretty.

Oh yeah, also done some shopping a few weeks back and that package arrived in the mail. I absolutely loved these beauties when Judy posted them on her blog and they are so beautiful when you see them in your very own little hand. There is just layer upon layer of collage awesomeness in every little piece. Visit her here she is a fabulous artist.

Beautiful work!

layer after layer of luciousness.

so darned pretty, isn't this sweet



A Vintage Chic said...

So many beautiful treasures, Debby! Glad you shared much to see! Love those hats!

And your peonies--pink perfection!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!


Jan said...

It's ALL lucky woman! You'll need to build another room on the house to put all this sutff!
And I love beets, too!


Jan said...

oh my!!! I love it all!!!
I could seriously enjoy a shopping trip with you!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Drool, drool, drool.......!
Yummy! Just love everything you're posting from those two lovely ladies. Thank goodness all of this didn't just go in the rubbish as in alot of cases it does.
One day I'm going to blog about what I call my famous GARBAGE sale, when I brought home a half ton truck of "garbage!"
They were throwing all the good stuff out in the back lane and the garage sale held tupperware and glasses!
Happy unwrapping and unpacking to you! and enjoy your strawberries and beets!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


I don't even know where to begin !! I was oohing and awing at every photo of all the lovely things you have shared with us today!!
Everything and I do mean everything is just gorgeous!!


Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, My!!! This post is sooo full of goodies and gorgeousness, I can barely breathe!!! I love seeing the treasures from your ladies. The lace collars are unbelievable! And the silver picture frame is exquisite. Just when I was finished swooning, there were fantastic peonies and more goodies to see. Thanks sooo much for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxox

Jackie said...

Wow, what a fabulous post. I am drooling over all your pictures!

Terri said...

O.k. Debby, you need to go out and buy a lottery ticket, because you are sooooooo lucky!!!
I can hear your creative juices flowing in your post. How fun for you to have all these inspiring things around you.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh I WISH I were going to Ontario Debby!!!
My gosh girl...All of this is just beautiful! The hats, the collars...and oh my gosh the hankies...I LOVE THEM! That old box with the doll...I'm just speechless.
Your photos help me feel like I am there with you digging in the bags (hmmm after you've washed and pressed everything haha)

Janet IS a fabulous artist, I'm going to visit after I leave here.

And ARE a winning blog hog Debby. I don't enter any because I just know YOU will!!!! hahaha

I think I smell something wonderful...ummmm....I think it's the peonies!!!!


Heidi Meyer said...

OOOHhh, love the layered mixed media tags! Your peonies ARE stunning!! Thank you for sharing your pics!!! ;) H

Robin said...

I too am a big fan of Judy's work and had to purchase one of her beautiful fabric collages a few weeks ago!! I will have to see what's new in her shop.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - such visions of loveliness! I adore that lace collar and that fan so much! I agree - those peonies are simply stunning. :) Theresa

Marlynn said...

My oh MY my my ... you are a lucky girl. I kind of think those angel ladies up above are helping you wind stuff because they know how much you cherish and relish the "old." Loved this post! My brown eyes turned to green with envy... or is that jealousy or just broccoli? Who knows.... hugs!

Love your word verificaiton: decdarp. Sounds like "YOU, decdarp, YOU!" OK, I'm green remember.

Sue said...

Debby, this is a fabulous post! So much to see and drool over! Eye candy for sure! Thank you for sharing your treasures with us!



Holly Loves Art said...

WOW! Everything is so beautiful. What a great post! I know how time consuming it is to get all the pictures in order and write everything out so thank you for sharing it all with us! Love the hats and all the vintage goodies. And the pretties from other artists... oh boy... I must go over to their blogs and take a look. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi Debby,

I seem to miss your posts so instead of following through feed I am now a follower!

Your post is filled with such beauty!!! I thought of you today in the one shop I went to that was filled with vintage, back to the 1800s, clothing, hats, shoes, you name it!!! I spent over an hour just going through one very small section of lace!


The Victorian Parlor said...

It's all gorgeous!!! Wow-what wonderful treasures-thanks for sharing:).



Judy said...

Better than Christmas, Debby, lucky you! My favourite would have to be the silver photo frame!

TinyBear said...

You really have got some wonderful goodies Debby. Everything is just amazing.
Love the photos of your peonies - my favorite flower too.
xo Tina

Heavens2Betsy said...

Wow Debby,you have gathered a veritable treasure trove here and all of them are things of beauty. You have such a wonderful collection - lucky girl! Thank you for your recent visit and kind words. Penny x

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

So many beautiful textures, colors, and history of the past. The tray from your parents is so lovely and unusual! And peonies - soooo beautiful! Linda

Catharina Maria said...

What a great founds !
Love all the things , the little cards are yummy !
Love from ♥RINI♥

Heidi said...

You are a blog hog! Just kidding!!! My goodness you have won some fabulous stuff!!! I also read the post below as well! Are you always this lucky?

Nora Johnson said...

The fans, hats, cards & tags are fabulous -in fact it all is! What a treasure trove!


Sharon said...

Such you beautiful things you have received! Love all the lace.

Creative Carmelina said...

Oh Debby...this post was just what I needed to see on a lackluster day like today..there is no sunlight and it's rather depressing!

but then I come here and begin my drooling session! hehe

everything is gorgeous..and then you get to the peonies on that beautiful tray...


i am ready to roll...

which farmers market are you referring to?

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Janine said...

Dear Debby
it´s quite a while since my last visit. And you showed so many lovely things.
Like in this post.
I love you fen. I bought myselfe two fens on the last fleemarket.
I am adiccted to fens ( tee hee).
Have a great sunday

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Debby! Everytime I visit you have another dozen photographs of gorgeous stuff !!! Some of it from swaps, from blog entries, from's all overwhelming to me as I can't get enough of it - I'm beginning to wonder where you store it all!!! Do you have a studio packed to the rafters? I would love to see where you create and display all of these treasures!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Wow.....all I can say is......what a wonderful haul you made. Good for you!!!


Linda said...

What wonderful goodies, Debby! You ARE lucky~ thanks for sharing these lovelies with us! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments!

Melinda Cornish said...

I am astounded......does the never ending gift from the ladies ever end???????

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful post, I loved all your gorgeous pictures... thanks for sharing!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

Laura Haviland said...

Artful Debby, how I love your blog !! I am enjoy everything so much. I can't wait to see those vintage paper dolls, a wee peek maybe? LOL
Thanks for sharing,just amazing.
I am so thrilled for you enjoy your treasure's, so wonderful.
Have a great day.
Hugs and Smiles Laura. xoxx

Diana Evans said...

Hi Debby!!! what a wonderful collection and this just made my day!!! beautiful!!!

Lori said...

Debby, you are finding the most amazing things...i am SO loving that gorgeous box...what a beautiful image...and yes indeedy, you have been very lucky in your blog had some really lovely goodies come to your house!!! how wonderful:)

sissie said...

Hi Debby,
I have really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful things. You have a great eye for lovely treasures.
Your winnings are pretty great too.
"blog hog,".....that's a good one.
I have felt that way before, but then I get over it pretty fast when a new package comes! LOL


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow Debby, so many gorgeous treasures!!! This post is like Christmas morning! :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Rosemary said...

Wow Debby,
What great and beautiful things. Amazing roll of cheesecloth.
Have a nice night,

Janee said...

What beautiful things, and WOW, what gorgeous photographs. I especially love peony flowers too. There is just 'something' about them (and it seems like you have certainly captured that).

(Blinkles Boulevard)

Candy said...

Lovely things you are sharing...I do want to touch and feel it all!
Awesome layers of tattered charm. I can see why you couldn't resist.
Enjoy it all ;-)

raggygirlvintage said...

Wow, I think I would just sit and play all day with such treasures!!
Thanks for coming by my blog earlier:-)

Sares said...

Blog hog all the giveaways you can girl! I am so amazed each time I see more of your newfound treasures. What a wonderful gift you have been given. I am sure the lady up above is thrilled her special things found someone to love the as much as she did!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Debby! You blog hog you :-)) Just love that!
So much eye candy and could look at it for hours to see all the fun details!
I so admire ladies that can create things like this!
My sister has border collies so I know the fun you have keeping up with yours :-))) And my dogs name is also Max aka Baby Maxxie and he's a cocker spaniel.
Thanks so much for sharing all your new treasures and I'm your newest follow so I wont miss a thing!
I'm having a giveaway that ends soon if you are still feeling lucky please stop by :-))
Hugs and Smiles,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

OMG, more gorgeous stuff! You really had hit the jackpot, Debby! How wonderful that your friend had thought of you when cleaning up that house.
You have won some lovely gifts and Judy's collages are beautiful.
Enjoy all your new treasures!