Sunday, April 21, 2013

I went to an amazing salvage sale this weekend....I didn't buy the amazing staircase,
 I wish I had somewhere to put it, as it only sold for $125!!

 I did buy these two old beds....I know with a little TLC they will be amazing. 
 I paid only $20 for both beds!
                     These iron bank gates are huge....I bet they will be amazing in their new home!!

                    This amazing bronze fountain went for $300....if only I had somewhere to put it!!
I bought the two white wire chairs,
                                                                      they will be sweet on my balcony. 
I know that I overused the word "amazing",
 but it truly was an amazing sale!!!

Did you do anything fun this weekend?? 
 Have a lovely day, xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I spent the last two weeks in Illinois visiting my youngest son and his girlfriend!!  
I visited an antique mall...and stumbled upon these pictures.  One of the figures in the frame was broken, so they sold them to me for $6.00.
I knew that I could do something with them....just wasn't sure what!

 This morning I dug them out of my suitcase, and took them apart....I decided that
                    photos from my sons wedding would be perfect in them!!!
 The glass is curved...and the flowers are painted on the inside....

I think they look perfect!!
Have a lovely day - Valarie

Sunday, April 7, 2013

 I honestly cannot believe that it has been almost a year since I have posted on my blog.  There are so many reasons why....I will fill you in on the details another day.  I decided that today I only want to share photos from my new condo at Easter!!  Enjoy all of the fun eye candy today!!
xxoo - Valarie

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wedding Bouquet

My new daughter in law Jenny asked if I would make her wedding bouquet!! Boy was I nervous. She is not a huge fan of real flowers, so we made our own!! We cut layer upon layer of various fabrics into circles, added slits, and then used a candle flame to curl the edges. I wired vintage brooches, and we used them as the centers of each flower. Jenny was thrilled with the finished product, and I was relieved. I think this picture is so beautiful!!!
Have a lovely day- XXOO - Valarie

Monday, July 2, 2012

My son is Married!!

My son was married Saturday. The wedding was truly one of the most amazing events of my to my children's birth, of coarse. I will post many more pictures very soon!!!!
Have a lovely day - xxoo Valarie

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mother of the Groom Dresses....

I am trying to find a dress to wear to my sons upcoming wedding!! Here are a few of my favorites. I adore the beautiful pink one...I am thinking maybe I could have the sleeves shortened so that it would work.

Have a lovely day-

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jenny's Bridal Shower....

I hosted a shower for my Fabulous Daughter In Law to be...Jenny!! My sister Rhonda cooked the most amazing food for us to eat....I did the decorations, and the desserts! We ended up with 28 people to celebrate with us!! Jenny's Mother came all the way from Vermont. It was a beautiful day with friends and family. I feel so blessed that this wonderful girl is going to marry my Son!! Dustin proposed to Jenny on a whale watching tour on Cape I made the little whale cake topper for the top of the fabulous ruffle cake!!

Have a lovely day....
xxoo - Valarie