31 July 2008

Farm Fresh Eggs For Sale!

Farm fresh eggs for sale.....
The basket above shows that are baby ducks have now turned into little ladies. The smaller of the two eggs is from a ducks.
Now...this basket is from our Big Girls (our chickens) and they never disapoint. They lay the most yummy eggs...ever!
As you can see here, when I go out every morning to feed "The Girls", they are so excited to see me. They literally follow me wherever I go....They are very tamed chickens you see....Since they were chicks I've been singing to them (they're my only fans) and calling them "My Girls", so when I call them they always come running...it's so cute. Then after a long hot day, I'll go outside to catch the sunrise...and of course "My Girls" are the first to jump in my lap. Ahhh!
Ok...Enough about me...Here's just a couple of the goodies that will be available tomorrow in the shop. A beautiful french inspired duvet...Gorgeous!...
and a c.1900 flow blue cup...Stunning!
Have a wonderful day!
Andrea

28 July 2008

Mom's New Shop

My Mom has taken the plunge and decided to go cyber on me!

My mom, Grace, has just opened up her very own website, Andy's Boutique (named after moi), and in it you'll find gorgeous handcrafted necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and much more....
She LOVES making jewelry....no, let me correct that....she's obssessed with making it. LOL!

But, as you can see she is a wonderful artist, and takes pride in every piece she creates. I hope you'll take the time to stop by her shop and take a peek. Her jewelry makes wonderful gifts and she can even custom make sets to you liking.


27 July 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Erica from Meadow Street tagged me!

Ok, so I'm supposed to share 7 things about me, some random and some weird.
Let's play!

1. I'm a California native recently transplanted to the midwest.
2. I have a small farm with goats, chickens and ducks.
3. Growing up everyone always thought I was Star from The Lost Boys movie. (you know, Jamie Gertz, I've been told a thousand times that I look like her)
4. My hubby always tells me to take a breath when I talk...Sometimes I get a little excited!
5. I LOVE Italian food.
6. I'm a rocker. (love the 80's metal bands)
7. One of my most fav movies is The Neverending Story.

Tag...Your it!

8. I'm new to blogging so....this is my short list of friends.

If you were tagged and want to play:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

25 July 2008

It's finally.....Friday

The shop has been filled with new goodies...like...

More gorgeous french ribbon roses in new colors and sizes...
Vintage French flag labels...

and French Mode tags made by a fabulous artisit...

That's just a small peek at some of the new (old) merchandise available today. You can also take a glimpse at the previous post to see what else is new.

Have a beautiful weekend...Andrea

24 July 2008

The Line Up

Here's a little peek at the line-up slated to hit the shop on Friday.
The line-up includes..........
More french ribbon roses in some new colors.

Rustic french farmhouse vases/candleholders.

Vintage music sheet rosettes.

Mini french text flags.

Beautiful Romantic Living sheet set.

There is sooo much more to mention....like....more french labels, tags, mini french ribbon roses and pansies, vintage platter, vintage music sheet parcels....Whew!....and there's much more still to come.

Have a beautiful day :o).....Andrea

21 July 2008

Christmas In July

Please join Faded Plains in celebrating Make Mine Pink's annual Christmas in July Shop Hop. This wonderful event runs July 21 - July 27.

You can register at Make Mine Pink for all the details on a chance to win wonderful prizes as well as see the participating shops.





18 July 2008

French Friday

This week seems to have a french theme....Well, actually if you've visited before, you'll notice I have a french theme most of the time. lol!
We have restocked our French Ribbon Roses!

I have been very inspired lately and thought to embellish these glass vases with a bit of.....you guessed it.....french ephemera. These are available in the shop today.

I have also added a couple items to our French Cupboard.

I wish everyone a beautiful weekend!


17 July 2008

The Line Up

Here's a little peek at what's coming up on Friday at the shop.
The line up includes......
Vintage Vases

Vintage French Labels

Old Hollywood Tags

What'ya think about the line up?

16 July 2008

Victorian Vavoom

A few weeks ago, I received my purchase that I made at Polly's, and just love it! You know, all those black and brown leather wallets just weren't me. I needed something with a little pizaaz, and boy did I get it.
Don't ya just love this fab wallet! So yummy with all it's patchwork of fabrics and ribbons...and we can't forget the beautiful cameo pin. She's got a couple more available, and you can check them out here.

14 July 2008

Inspiration Boom

I have been inspired!
This sweet "corset" napkin ring was inspired by the wonderful Heather. If you haven't been to her blog, you really must see it. She is completely inspiring with her gorgeous pictures and wonderful ideas.
After having seen her gorgeous "corset" napkin holder, I was so eager to try it out. I literally jumped in the car as fast as I could in search of some sewing patterns. Well, luckily the thrift store was still open and I bought a bunch of patterns. I brought home a bag full of the them, to see what these beautiful and forgotton treasures would inspire me to make.

So, these are what started this wonderful creative journey. They really are beautiful and have given me a great new oulet to create. I'm actually working on a couple items with the patterns to add to my shop. When they're ready, you'll be the first to know!

11 July 2008

Shop Goodies

Being it's Friday, I have new goodies in stock!
Let's start with these gorgeous roses. I just love these! These are each handmade with ribbon imported from France then hand dyed to give them an vintage look. What'ya think?
Next, is a beautiful set of tags featuring a portrait of Marie Antoinette. They are embellished with soft translucent glitter and cream and pink ribbon.
Lastly, we have these beautiful rusty keys. They come in sets of 3 and are embellished with a tag and beautiful ribbon.

Of course, there are many other new items listed like: a set of pastel linen napkins, pillow covers, vintage pansy glassware, etc.... I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

09 July 2008

Sneak Peek





This is a sneak peek at what's to come on Friday in my shop. One of the new items we'll be carrying are the most gorgeous handmade french ribbon roses ever! Each one is handmade using ribbon imported from France then hand dyed to give them a vintage look. They are absolutely amazing! These are great to use as a brooch (they have a pin back), tie back curtains, embellish a gift, pin to a lampshade (I did this and they look wonderful), add a bit of vintage charm to your purse (I also added one to my purse and viola instant charm!), really the possibilities are endless.

We are also going to be carrying a fabulous line of handmade jewelry that's vintage inspired. The vintage button charm bracelets are gorgeous!

03 July 2008

July 4th Spectacular!







Let me begin by saying Happy 4th of July! Now, on to the goodies.....This week the shop is FULL of new stuff. We have fabulous tags, old rusty keys, a gorgeous tote, rose plate, men's shaving products (these are fabulous), rose box, etc...There really is too much to mention. I hope you'll also take a minute to visit the other sellers but clicking on the pink polka dot box in the sidebar. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

01 July 2008

The Blue Bedroom

I thought today I'd share a couple pics of my Plain Jane bedroom. I only say that because I only have one picture hanging and one mirror...that's it...nothing else on the walls. But, I have to say that I really like the look. With the soft aqua walls, white bedding and very little other ornamentation it really has a spa or hotel feel to it. Plus, that way my 100+ year old blue framed french print stands out. I just LOVE that picture!....and the frame.....OH, the frame.....LOVE IT! I bought it a couple months ago in Walnut, Iowa, for a pretty penny, but to me, it was absolutely worth it. Do you see that lamp with the soft pink shade....that's one of my favorite lamps. I bought it at a thrift store and all I had to do was paint the gold base white and add my favorite shade to it. Cute huh?

This is my stack of vintage english eiderdowns. Another "thing" I like to collect. I really do have to start editing my collections, as I have soooo many! lol! Anyways, I just love using these at the foot of the bed, being I ususally have white or cream bedding, these really pop on my bed.

Ok, I know I now live in the midwest, but was born and raised in California all my life, up until about 3 years ago. With that said, if you walked into my home you'd think you were by the beach not the cornfields. lol! I LOVE shells! I have them scattered everywhere. In little bowls, big bowls, urns, huge ones on the coffee table and bookcase...Ok, are you seeing a pattern here...

Have a fantastic day!