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Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'm dreaming of Rainbows!

I'm dreaming of puffy clouds, filled with rain and at the end of the wonderful rain storm, a Texas sized rainbow! Just press play to hear one of my favorite songs of all time!
Hope all your rainbow dreams are coming true for you.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

TWO wedding kit lace giveaways!!

Give away #1. At least 2 yards of a wedding dress skirt,sleeves and pieces of a bodice all tea stained.There are several pieces of lace, vintage jewelry, bride and groom cupcake toppers A bridal bingo card, mother of pearl buttons of all sizes and a gumball machine bible.
Small crochet lace on spools,
Little vintage wedding bells, several broken strands of old pearls, an old pearl brooch,and tea stained flowers.
Lace,lace, and more lace can be your's! Just sign on and leave a comment and then join my blog! Easy peasy lemon sqeezy!
Give Away #2
This box is a but more tea stained that the other, I included the back of the dress, buttons and all. Vintage flowers and some that I tea stained. This box too has over 2 yards of the wedding skirt, with the beaded bottom.

A vintage southwestern bell phone keychain, just in case you need to call mama and ask her you're coming home!
This cake topper of coarse, the bride and groom and the gumball machine engagement rings. An Antique pearl beaded necklace with a wonderful patina.The different colors of flowers should be sprinkled in both boxes!  Enough frilly things to alter a bottle, box  or maybe  a piece of clothing!
 I tried to get everything in the photos, I hope you decide to sign up to win!! You have three chances to win. 
1. Leave a comment on this post. 
2. Sign up to be a follower. 
3. Post my giveaway button on your blog. (It's near the top of my sidebar)
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
I will be picking two winners on July 13th, good luck!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I'm Late to my own wedding!

I had this nagging feeling today that I was forgetting something..then the lightbulb goes on  at 10:30pm, I'm late to my own Wedding Party! I am so excited to join angelicaccents.blogspot.com for this wonderful party!
I think I have collected about 100 vintage wedding photos from the 1900s to the 1960s. The earlier ones are my favorites.
You can go to the header above and click on Vintage Wedding Photos and t will take you to my Flickr account and you can download anything you want! I have collected these for several years and I am addicted!
I always look at these photos and wonder what were they  thinking? Did they love their spouse to be or was it an arranged marriage?
The different styles of dresses and even how they are posed have changed over the years. These flapper brides are just beautiful! And look at the flowers!
You can tell that this bride came from money by the size of the bouquet and the gorgeous  lace her gown is made from. Plus, ah, to be a little catty, this is not what I would call a beautiful bride so I have a feeling her dowery was very large!
This couple looks Greek because of the high crown of her veil. Neither look to happy about the upcoming nuptials!
This is one of my favorite photos because the woman I bought it from  said it was her daughter,"She was a beautiful bride, but she married a rat bastard!" I laughed so hard I almost got the vapors!
What an adorable flapper bride! Now I want to think that these two are in love, they just look so young and innocent. I think she looks like a fairytale princess with her flowers in her hands and surrounding her feet.
OK, nobody looks happy in this photo! The bride looks like she wants to say, "Help, get me out of here!"
This is a terrible photo but I wanted to show you my latest prize. In the middle is a music  box with the bride and groom on the top. Of coarse it plays,"Here comes the Bride." My friend Charlene saw it at Canton this past week, I had walked right by it! Way to go Charlene, she is truly my partner in crime!
I found her all by herself in the top of a closet at an estate sale, she was only $10. That makes it even more fun when you find a deal on something you love!
Again a bad photo but this is a wedding shadow box that I found in the Junk Gypsy booth in Round Top, Texas. Once again, my friend Charlene dragged me back to the booth when I started hemming and hawing bout the price and said, "Buy it!,NOW!" SO I did. Thank you again Charlene!!
This is just part of my collection of cake toppers, like all my wedding items, it's an obsession that I adore!
OK, can you guess what this bowl is filled with? Cupcake toppers. I bought everyone that I could find...this is only part of them!
I need to take a photo class this photo looks pretty poor. The lace everything is sitting on is one of the many tea stained wedding dresses I have. I have a tutorial on how to stain a wedding dress on this blog if you want to learn how. :)
These headpieces are from the "Holy Grail of estate sales. It was a woman that owned  a wedding dress shop!  She owned a shop!! I was there and hour and a half before the sale started and took my own big bags to pile everything in. As it turned out, the estate sale people gave me a CLOSET to put everything I was buying in!
These were sleeves from that same estate sale, they were only $10 a pair. I went back on Sunday morning, early of coarse, and swept EVERYTHING into my bags and everyone was whispering as I walked by,"There's that girl that bought all that stuff on friday, yesterday, and now she's back today!" I didn't care, I just wanted to pour it all over the floor and wallow in it!!
So maybe you're wondering what I do with all of this wedding lace and beaded sleeves? I made tops like this one! The beading was really hard to sew on so I've only made a couple.
A close up of the beading.
This is the back of the top. The layering is from the bottom of a wedding dress, it's my favorite so far. I think because it took me s long to finish it! I won't wear it this Texas heat, I'm afraid to get to hot and ruin it. SIlly I know!
Thank you for joining me for the wedding party. Sorry I showed up late to the party but I made it in time for the reception!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hotter than Hell Antiquing in Canton Texas!

Girls Gone Junkin" is my favorite place. We seem to collect all the same things, I've even seen Kathy at estate sales before and we've been grabbin, nabbin', and making piles of stuff to buy side by side!
I've always wanted a pink car, 1950s pink and white Cadillac with a convertible top. Just put the top down and fly down the highway to my next adventure!
These are tiny salt and pepper shakers with pearls in the bottom and bling on the front, love it!
I can never pass up their crochet items, I ended up with two mint green tops, this rack was almost cleaned off by the time I left the booth. They have such wonderful things!
The cutest cashiers in Texas! They like to use old pattern paper to wrap your purchases in, too fun.
Take a plain church folding chair and add tea stained cheesecloth and some tea stained roses and wa-la, lunch is served.
There are a million things to do with old box springs, leave it to the GGJ girls to come up with something this cute.
I'm always so drawn to old plated silver. I often wonder who used it for a grand party or a family holiday dinner. I use it for every day. I just noticed the punch bowl and I'm kicking myself for not buying it!
It's just a jar and a spoon but "junkafied."
A mantle covered in goodies.
Everyone needs a carousel horse hanging from the ceiling! With a boa of coarse!
Even the simple seems divine because of the patina surrounding it.
I wanted this too but I don't have a place for it.....yet.
This is my Karen Valentine photo, thought of you Miss Karen when I saw this!
Just makes me smile. :)
SO many goodies, so little time, and a cart too small to carry any more.
I wonder if this was originally bought  for a young bride's wedding night?
After we left the GGJ booth we headed up to the Civic Center for an air conditioned lunch with the best pie for desert! They have to serve this pie inside because if a breeze came by it would float this meringue right on this coconut cream pie. 
We were all looking at Charlene like, "uh, whatcha gonna do with those r-e-a-l-l-y big scissors?  No worries she didn't buy them. I think they were used for either ribbon cutting ceremonies or dress making.
Crochet again, always catches my eye.
I may be calling to buy this after all, isn't it pretty! It looked a little more gray in person but I didn't notice the shimmer until right now.
Kim Hanauer's wonderful pieces. She loves to work with frozen charlotte dolls, I love everything that she does!
Frozen charlotte dolls of every type, fun huh?
I just enjoy going to Canton and soak in all the different ideas and creativity. This booth made me think, yes after a cool bath, my head will hit the pillow with sweet dreams of a fun day with great friends.
There were bins and bins of linens. I was overwhelmed!
I bought this and have no idea what I'm going to do with it but I couldn't resist.
Can't you see this in a studio!
I'm kicking myself for not buying this too. It was $199! A bit high but I bet she would have made me a deal.
What a great look!
A huge old doctor's bag!
Antique Valentines for a steal!
Tons and tons of old bottles everywhere you looked, just waiting to be altered.
Chicken feeder anyone?
These were 25 cents a piece!
My last purchase and it was time to go home so I gave my best "boo-boo face." But, Charlene and the rest of the girls were so hot we just couldn't shop any more. It was a really fun trip with Charlene, Lu Lu, Sherry and Kim. We all looked so yucky and sweaty we didn't want photos! We were one stinky lot!!!!
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