Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fabulous Easter Swap goodies.

I participated in a fabulous Easter swap with my two good friends Kristin and Michele. Kristin has the fabulous blog Signs and Salvage...check out her blog, you won't be disappointed.
Can you believe all of these fabulous goodies?? I am still in awe over it all.
Kristin is selling these amazing little nests made from shredded vintage books. I am ordering a few for my Easter table.

This sweet sign is super sweet. I'm telling you, you need to order from her!!

I don't think Kristin knows this, but peeps are my all time favorite Easter candy. This will stay up year round in my craft room!
Yet another sweet sign. Be still my heart!!
I love this sweet recipe box. I am going to use it in my craft room for phone numbers!!
This gorgeous hook will also stay up year round. The chippy pink is just amazing!!
Also, look at these sweet crocheted slippers. LOVE!! Kristin, you outdid yourself. Love ya!! I can't wait to get my box from Michele...the girls should get their box I sent any day now.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Brad

It is my Baby's 25th Birthday today. I cannot believe how quickly time has gone....

Brad was not excited to be born....he just wasn't real impressed with the real world.

Dustin was very excited to meet his baby Brother. He wanted me to get up and take them both on a walk. haha

I am really proud of the men that my sons have become. They make me so proud to be their Mama. They are pictured here with their cousin Logan.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pink Saturday Pickin'

I feel like I hit the best estate sale ever!! It was a Pickin sale. My friend Shanon is an expert picker, and she took me along. It was a small house, but the owner was a horder, so she also purchased the duplex next to it to store all of her goodies. As you can see...I got a little of everything.
This cake topper was stored along with a piece of the wedding cake. I threw out the cake, because it smelled just horrible. I think the topper is in pretty good shape for being from 1948.
I found a box of sweet baby items...the shower invitations were filled out for 1952. I loved all the sweet birthday cards.
This box was filled to the brim with easter goodies....lots of old easter egg dye kits.
Vintage Christmas and Halloween cards galore!!

Sweet cake decorating supplies...too sweet to pass up!
Beautiful vintage hats....LOVED them all. Shanon and I shared the hats, we took turns picking our favorites.
I can't forget the box filled to the brim with Vintage Valentines. One box is brand new.

Last but certainly not least, more beautiful PINK hats!!!
This sale was quite interesting. You had to literally climb over piles of fabric (mostly polyester) to get to any areas of the house. Shanon is tiny, so she climbed into closets, and dug for treasures. We spent 4 hours digging through things, and it wasn't enough time. We are heading back tomorrow morning.
I still have lots more goodies to show you.....lots of vintage ribbon, baby planters, valentine candy boxes, and much much more. Until then, have a super wonderful Pink Saturday. Don't forget to stop by our hostess Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, and say hello.
xxoo Valarie

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I entered a wonderful giveaway a few weeks back at The Enchanted Home. Swank Lighting graciously donated these 2 fabulous Hand Blown Murano Glass lamps. I could hardly believe it when I found out that I was the lucky winner.(Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting. These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940's. They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket. The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles. The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.000
I will post pictures when I receive them!!
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sugared Egg - Pink Saturday

I am still busy working like crazy on Easter Goodies. This is my version of the sugared Diorama Egg. I put a sweet little Easter scene in Each large egg. It sits atop a nest of crepe paper, and is attached to a glittered spool pedestal.
This sweet little lamb is a bit shy. He doesn't like to have his photo taken.
I glittered the whole egg, and added a sweet spring ribbon to the top!!
Be sure to stop by How Sweet the Sound, and say Hi to our wonderful hostess Beverly.
These will be available in my Etsy shoppe soon.
Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pink Bunny Love

Look what I found hiding at the Antique Mall today!! This sweet little guy was hiding in a booth way in the back. He seemed a bit scared, but came out when I got closer. I knew with this sweet dirty little face that he had to come home with me!
His sweet tattered pink bow, and floppy little ears, sweet as can be!
His googly little eyes and pink nose make my heart melt!

He made himself right at home in one of the Easter baskets that I have been working on!!

Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, March 4, 2011

Beautiful Birdies

Happy Pink Saturday. I am so excited for Spring. (It's snowing here in Denver again, but I am still ready)....I found these fabulous birdies at The Feathered Nest. It looks like such a wonderful tutorial....I purchased it for only $5.00!! I thought these would be sweet for the Easter Basket Swap.....of coarse I will put my own Pink Glittery Spin on them.
I have never used Paper Clay, but am anxious to try it!! I will post pictures when I finish!

Be sure to stop by How Sweet the Sound and say hello to our Pink Saturday Host Beverly.
Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Easter Swap baskets.....

I am doing an Easter Swap with 3 close blogging friends. We haven't set a date, and don't really have any guidelines.....but I figured I'd get busy. I am going to make each girl a basket and then fill it with some hand made goodies! I started by painting my first basket a sweet soft pink. I added lots of crepe paper ruffles, and used this gorgeous vintage Italian green velvet ribbon to the handle and sides of the basket. I added this beautiful pink flower, and filled the basket with shredded book pages that I tea stained to looked aged. I still need to add some ribbons and vintage jewelry to it, but am loving the way it is looking.
I hope the girls like them.....I still need to paint 2 more baskets. I don't know if they will all be pink (it is my signature color) or if I will do a yellow and lavender one. Decisions, Decisions.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie