30 December 2010

**Freshen Up**

Good morning all.
I want to thank all of you that left well wishes and prayers for my Mom. She got through her surgery smoothly and is now recouping in the hospital. I spoke to her last night and she said she's in a lot of pain, but happy to be alive! So thanks to you all. 
I have been dealing with my own health issues these past 2 weeks as well, but I haven't wanted to say anything until I finish up the numerous tests I'm going through and find out what the results are. So to keep my mind busy and to keep from worrying, I'm freshening up the house a bit and getting ready for the New Year.
Here's a few photos...

This was one of my presents from my hubby for Christmas. I got it a little early, but thought I'd wait to show you until now.

Here she is adorned with some vintage millinery flowers.

This is another piece I got from my hubby. I had originally wanted the gate behind my bed, I so loved the way Maria, from Dreamy Whites used her vintage doors behind her bed, but unfortunately it didn't look that great so I put behind the sofa instead.

Vintage metal initials, the initials of my boys.

Vintage oatmeal colored grain sack pillows. My new obsession! Sorry hubby! :)

Pretty hydrangeas from Trader Joe's. They always have the best flowers, and their so inexpensive!!

Well, I hope you enjoyed. I'm off to work on a few more projects around the house to keep busy.
A big thanks to all of you for being such wonderful blogger friends and especially my dear friend Amy, for her huge support and for always
being there to listen.
Have a great day.


  1. Be sweet to that hubby...he picks terrific gifts!

  2. ...she is oh-so-beautious my friend!!
    Love your fresh new banner too:)

    Thank you for a year filled to the brim with inspiration, can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for us!

    Grandest New Year!!
    xo, Rosemary

  3. Although 2010 is not ending on a high note for you, I hope 2011 starts with blessings of good health, happiness, and prosperity, Melinda. Best Wishes. La

  4. melinda she is so pretty!
    Oh our hubbies are sooo good to us. Rudy got me mine last year for xmas. TOO FUNNY!
    It all looks so beautiful. I know what you mean about being obsessed with those grain sack pillows.
    I have always wanted the ones from the rosebowl flea but just way out of my price range.
    So I make mine with American feedsacks...cheating.
    Keep busy and think positive...and put everything into your family and jewelry. It will all turn out okay!
    Take care dear friend

  5. Melinda, I am so glad your mom's surgery went well and she is recuperating. I hope the new year will bring you and your family health and happiness! It looks like you had a great Christmas and your husband seems to know the things you love. Take care of yourself.

  6. Melinda,
    I'm so glad to hear about your dear Mom, and I do hope your health is ok as well.....please keep up posted as prayers are sent your way!
    LOVE your new gift, there's something about those old dress forms that is just so superb. They can really light up a room!

  7. Melinda I will be praying for you!! I know it all will turn out just fine! God Bless you!! Your gifts are all beautiful!!

  8. I think I recognize that gate ;0) Hope your mom improves daily and you will be okay. Just say a little prayer outload each night, "I WILL BE OKAY", and you know what, I bet you will.

    Happy New Year, Sue

  9. Glad to hear your mom is doing well Melinda!

    I love your living room!! I am dying for a white slipcovered couch and I love that oatmeal material! I have a chair I would love covered in it.
    Wishing you all the very best in the New Year and it has been wonderful having met you!!
    Pamela xo

  10. so happy to hear that your mom is doing well. i will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers. And...now YOU mon amie...will be in my thoughts and prayers as well. Please, oh please take good care of yourself. you are loved by so many!

  11. Hi Melinda,
    Lovely, lovely photos!!
    I'm so glad to hear that your mom made it through her surgery OK and is on her way to recovering.
    Now my thoughts are with you, and I'm hoping the very best for you.
    Take Care, my friend.
    Jo :)

  12. Your gifts are beautiful... I'm happy to hear that your Mom is recovering and I pray your health will return soon also. May 2011 be all that you Hope and envision it to be... Happy New Year!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  13. Melinda, so glad your Mom is doing better and I hope she recoups quickly! Prayers and hugs for you too! Happy New Year!

  14. ~melinda...once more i offer up with all i have every good wish and healing blessing now upon you...as you have seen and i know you fully know and feel and have witnessed just as we sent forth only good thoughts for your mum we shall do the same for you...lift you and carry you through this time of waiting...calming your mind and putting your spirit at ease...all will be ok...and only good health will come to be in this new year for you and your family...

    so so sweet are these meaningful gifts from your love...when they are able to pick out something that fills yours soul...sigh...so wonderful!!!

    i always love seeing what you have to share...and the flowers here are gorgeous...something i really want to try this year...

    it has been nothing but a joy getting to know you...i wish you the very best to come forth this new year...days filled with only wondrous moments and pure blissful days to celebrate...cheers my friend to the new year...much love light and blessings be with you and yours~

  15. So happy to hear your Mom is doing well! I'll be thinking positive for you Melinda, sending you a hug. Your honey did awesome shopping for you!!!

    Happy New Year!

  16. Sending prayers your way for both your mom and you, stay positive my friend all will be well with you. Your home is just lovely, I love it all, from the white chippy gate behind the beautiful sofa to the fabulous dress form to the pillows that I to love so much! Being surrounded with such prettiness will surely bring you peace and happiness. So for now, sending love and prayers...Theresa xoxo

  17. Hi Melinda,
    I found you thru Amy's blog and I have to tell you I love it!!!!
    I am adding you to my wonderful blogs and have just become a follower.
    Happy Happy New Year to you, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)
    PS...My Mom just got me my paper dress form just because...I love her and will have to figure out what to do with her as she is "naked" right now

  18. Hello Melinda,
    So glad to hear your Mom's surgery went well & she is on the mend. I will say a little prayer for you as well.
    Your gifts from the hubby are wonderful - maybe he should give mine a call? :)
    - Susan

  19. While I am glad to hear about your Mom, I am distressed to hear about your health issues. I will continue in my prayers for you and your family. The new year has to get better. Right? I am glad that you liked my post. It came together effortlessly. The thoughts were all there. We are going to get lost once in awhile, but we will each get to our destination. Here is to a new and better year.

  20. Hi Melinda, I was delighted to have you visit The Vintage Nest. First off, I want to say yay for Mom doing okay and prayers and hugs around you for good test results. Your have a jewel of a husband with great taste. Love your form and that gate is to die for. Your home looks so beautiful and delicious. I hope you will visit often. Happy New Year.... Lynn

  21. Your blog is beautiful! I, too have a old dressmakers mannequin (with the same dimples) but missing the top part. It made me smile,especially the HOPE around the neck.


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