Do you love to peek into the background in other blogger's photos? I love to catch a glimpse of their homes to see how that too, reflects their personality. My love of vintage tatted doilies requires me to "SAVE" them from life in the thrift store. Some Grama spent hours making that beautiful piece and they end up in a thrift store! I can't make them but I am happy to take them home with me.
I live in the Upper Midwest, my home is in Minnesota. My beloved Mr. Wonderful was born and raised in Iowa, I have transplanted him to a better life! We went to the Wisconsin Dells on family vacations when I was a child, fond memories of riding 'the ducks' from WWII on Lake Delton. Mr. Wonderful and I went to The Dells on our honeymoon in August of '78 and for our 30th anniversary a few years ago. A slightly better budget this time but very few of the same sites; it's water park heaven now.
Knowing my love for vintage linens and red, white and blue, an appliqued dish towel was part of a wonderful package from my friend Chris at Perfectly Printed She made me an adorable little house that to me looks like a Post Office, she garnished it with stamps! 'See the other goodies she include? Tell me, does any friend in my real life know I like this kind of stuff? Um, probably not.
Do you see the Little Golden Book to add to my collection? Mr. Wonderful works for the Post Office and she knows my need for those little silver bound story books! 'Love it all Miss "Chris Craft"!
I found the dish drainer at the flea market, Miss Kim at Musings from Kim K sent me my own dolly dishes to put in it! I have wanted red metal dishes and here she was: Santa Claus! The journal sitting in the background is a 'slam book' of sorts where I keep track of the trades and swaps I've been in. I don't want to forget the wonderful gifts, fabulous ephemera and thoughtful tuck-ins that you have sent me. I keep pieces of the wrapping paper, pretty tape or graphics that you add in the book! The beautiful cover art was a card made by my pal Stephanie Gilded Junque; I saved the card and now it covers my journal.
Remember the spring flea market with the giant rain storm? I had this little chicken feeder I found for $3.00; here is the project that needed some tweaking. My beloved built me a 'faux window' when I couldn't find one small enough for our little hip-roofed shed, the chicken feeder now holds Impatiens and Coleus. There's a glimpse of my decorating in the 'Early Attic' style I love.