Friday, September 24, 2010

Deck the halls Friday

Happy Deck the Halls Friday.....I decided to share some photos of my glittery houses that I display at Christmas. This fabulous set of pink ones are displayed on our piano in the living room. I LOVE the sugary sweetness of the pink!! It's just like cotton candy. MmmmmThe buffet in my dining room hosts my cream and silver houses. I made these several years ago and just love them. If you click on the picture you can see the sweet angel that hangs on the mirror. I was given this after my Great Grandmother passed away. She has beautiful Angel Hair for her actual is so sweet. She hangs up all year. I can't bear to take her down.
Don't forget to stop by Tammy's at Tinsel & Company to see all of the other participants. Have a wonderful Day.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kitchy Easter Goodies

I went to a sale at the local grange. There were 2 tractor trailers loaded with junk....they opened the doors, and basically threw everything on tables. There was no rhyme or reason to where they put things. I was left to dig, and I do mean dig through the junk. I found a box filled with Easter goodies that looked promising. I forked over 5 bucks, and this is what I got:
These Easter planters are all marked Lefton and Napco!
This planter is the cutest thing ever!! The mama Chick has her babies on chain leashes. It was still wrapped in the paper it was shipped in. I think the person that donated the box was a florist, because there were bunches of floral picks in it.
These 3 bunnies are adorable....they are all marked Japan on their wee little bottoms!
There were a few old Easter these two cuties!
There were four of these cuties....sitting in their little eggs with velvet forget- me- nots around their necks.
Okay, these are honestly kind of creepy....all marked Japan...and ready to kill you in your sleep. haha
A bunch of cute Mother's Day the plastic cameo pick, and the sweet bouquet of flowers with the velvet heart that says Mother.
Sweet little velvet Chickies just hatched!
The flocked eggs and chick on this one is adorable!!
This little just born chick has a glittery egg, and the little flocked bunny looks worn out!!
This one is sooo goofy. My son Brad has claimed it for his basket this year!!!
I hope everyone has a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fresno State?

I found this picture on my computer, and it made me laugh, so I had to share it with everyone. 2 years ago my sons went to the New Mexico Bowl to see their beloved Colorado State Rams play Fresno State. They made this sign, and ESPN showed them with it several times. I guess they are right, Fresno isn't a State! hahaDustin is holding the sign, so you can only see his hat, and Brad is on the right. The Rammies won, and they had a blast!!
Have a great weekend.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, September 17, 2010

Deck the Halls Friday

Happy Deck the Halls Friday. Tammy at Tinsel & Company is our fabulous hostess. I decided to share pictures of the sweet ornament that sons GF made last year for our ornament exchange. She found these adorable snowman boots, and wanted to fancy up the presentation!! She painted a box to look like a fireplace, and added a sweet little mantle, complete with mini stockings filled to the brim with goodies and a snowy scene on top.She hung the boots to look like Santa was coming down the chimney. The detail she put into this was amazing!!

Be sure to stop by Tinsel & Company to see the other participants. Thanks again
xxoo Valarie

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Rhonda

Saturday night we celebrated my Fabulous Sister Rhonda's Birthday. We had a girls night out at my house. It was soo much fun!! Happy Birthday sis, I love you!!Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Have You Forgotten??

Click here to play this song

Have You Forgotten? by Darryl Worley

I hear people saying we don't need this war
But, I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground?
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down.
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in.
Before you start your preaching let me ask you this my friend.

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away.
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell.
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

They took all the footage off my T.V.
Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say.
If it was up to me I'd show it everyday.
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight.
Well, after 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right.

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And we vowed to get the one’s behind bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war
And you can bet that they remember
Just what they're fighting for.

Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Yeah, some went down like heroes in that Pennsylvania field.
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
All the loved ones that we lost and those left to carry on.
Don't you tell me not to worry about bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten?
Have you forgotten?

I borrowed this post from Andrea at Everyday Beauty, I'm sure she won't mind.

Have a lovely day, and say a prayer for the men and women who fight for our freedoms.

xxoo Valarie

Friday, September 10, 2010

Deck the halls Friday

I am so excited, I'm about to burst. Yesterday I found this beauty at an estate sale. It was $5!! My parents had one just like it when I was little. I have pictures of my sisters and myself sitting in front of it at Christmas. I have been looking for one to buy for several years, and finally found one.

Yes, the fire is very life like. haha It has an orange light and silver reflector paper to make the fire look so realistic. The box says " With Yule Logs that glow and reflect like a real fire".... oh, if only you could see it in person. The cardboard logs just make you want to grab a book and a cup of cocoa, and relax.
I thought the box was too stinkin' cute I had to show it to you!!
Okay, The directions were easy to follow, and they are printed on the back of the box, so I won't have to worry about losing them, and then not being able to set this up at Christmas.
Be sure and visit our fabulous hostess Tammy at Tinsel and Company for more
Holiday fun and Inspiration.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fabulous Hand Painted Wallpaper

I went to the Paris Street Market this past Saturday, and my sweet friend Shanon had this amazing wallpaper. She had purchased it at an Estate Sale...she said that the shed was filled to the rafters with roll after roll of paper. However, before she could grab too much, a man walked in and said that he was from a Museum, and that he wanted to purchase the entire lot. I guess she was lucky to get what she got. I'm even luckier, because she sold it all to me. Look at how amazing some of it is. It all appears to be hand painted...with the exception of one roll. I checked the name that was written on the sides of the paper, and it is from a company that was founded in 1892. Most of it is borders....This might be my favorite....the top is white, and fades into a gorgeous pink, and then red!!

This one is probably from the 40's....but it's cute as a button.

So, now I have to figure out what to do with it. I need to make something that is over the top, and will showcase the beauty of these. Any ideas???
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lovely Pink Cabinet, and a surprise inside

The other day I went to an estate sale.....mostly scary dolls the homeowner had made, and a whole lot of junk.....however, the neighbor was having a garage sale. She was the sweetest old lady...we chatted about sewing and crafts, and I bought this wonderful cabinet for $15. It wasn't so wonderful when I bought it. The lady said she used it in her sewing room, and she had finished it herself. It was covered with wrapping paper. The paper didn't match, because she ran out part way through, and just used a different kind. It was glued on....quite well. I had to use a razor blade to scrape it off bit by bit. Well, after a whole lot of hard work, I ended up with this:
I decided to put it in my pink room, so I painted it, what else, Pink. The handles got a coat of silver paint, and the edges of the drawers are black. I love the finished product..... (I just noticed I need to cover my outlet with fabric..oops)...
now, here is the funny part of the story. When I got the cabinet home, the drawers had liner paper in them, It wasn't glued down, fortunately. However, when I pulled one of the liners out, there was a picture hidden in the drawer. It was a picture of a very old man, standing on a mountain, with a his arms outstretched and he was holding a flower. However, he wasn't wearing any clothes....just a grin on his face. I laughed until I thought I would cry. Do you suppose the sweet old lady that sold this to me was hiding a picture of her husband?, or a picture from her husband?? Whatever the case, she made me laugh!!!
Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie