29 November 2010

**Etsy Shoppe Goodies**

Happy Monday my friends, I hope I find you all well!
Just thought I'd show you a few more new designs that I just listed in my Etsy shoppe.


"French Paper Rose" necklace.


"Paris Lady" pendant.


"French Holiday" pendant.
I also added a couple of items to my Etsy vintage shoppe, 
88 Bella Vintage.

sold*
Jar of small vintage ornaments.

Well,
that's all for now, have a wonderful day and I'll talk to you all soon.
Sincerely,
~Melinda

26 November 2010

**Grateful & Hello Bueller?**

Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Mine was just perfect, just me and my 3 boys. My oldest hasn't been feeling that good lately so we just stayed home and I cooked a few things and we took yummy afternoon naps. That was the best!
I started decorating for Christmas today. I'm already showing my battle scars from my fight with the tree! One row of lights weren't working and I spent 20 minutes looking for a burned out bulb when finally my son comes over and says "Mom, I think you just need to plug it in". I looked over and there was the plug, unplugged!! HELLO, Bueller, Bueller?
Thanks to my 6 year old! :)
Anyway, the decorating on the living room tree has ceased for now because I can't for the life of me find the tree hooks. This happens every year! You would think I would put them somewhere where I can find them each year, but that would be too easy. So hubby is going to have to run to Target for me after work, he just doesn't know it yet!
I finished my son's room though, and thought I would show you photos. Now when I say finished, I mean the Christmas decor, just don't look at the half painted wall in the background, I ran out of paint, a month ago.
It will  get done soon, I hope.



 
Notice the fabulous handmade pillows on the bed? My amazingly talented friend Amy from Mittens designed them for my boys. They are absolutely perfect!! And when I opened my package, she gifted my boys the pendant banners with their names on it on the wall by the bed. I cried like a baby when I saw the beautiful things that she sent. Sometimes I forget that there are actually still good and kind people in this world.
Thank you again sweet friend!!!

 
Just a quick shop note:
Everything in my Etsy shop is 10% off now until Monday Nov. 30th.
Here's one of the new designs I just listed~


"Grunge Princess"


I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday weekend, and
a huge thank you to all of the well wishes for my Mom. I know all of your good thoughts and prayers are going to help!
You are all so wonderful and special to me, thank you my friends!
Sincerely,
~Melinda

21 November 2010

**In The Air**

 {photos from last Christmas}
I can feel it, it's in the air and just around the corner, Christmas! I am quite late with my Holiday decorating, usually by Nov. 1st, I have everything up and ready for Christmas. This year I just haven't had the time or energy. But the weather has been just wonderful the past few days, rainy and cold, perfect weather for decorating. So this week, I'm getting it done!
I will post photos as soon as I'm finished. I also just got a few new vintage treasures and can't wait to show you all.


If I don't get a chance to talk to you all before, have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!! I still can't believe it's this week, I still have to shop for Thanksgiving's menu. I will be doing all of the cooking this year. Last year it was so nice because my whole family came to my house for Thanksgiving dinner and brought lots of good food. That's one thing I miss so much about living so far away from my family now is getting together for the holiday's!
I wish more than anything I could be with my Mom right now, especially with the health problems she is facing.
Last year about this time my Mom found out she had cancer. She is now thankfully in remission but facing another serious health issue with her spine. The Dr. found a tumor and other things on her spine and she is in a lot of pain on a daily basis. So now we just have to wait for a surgery date to be set up. I hate that I can't be with her right now, I feel completely useless and wish I could be there just to hold her hand and hug her when it all gets to be too much! I will just continue to pray and have faith that God will heal her again!
If you would, please have good thoughts for my Mom, I know it will help!
Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!
~Sincerely,
Melinda 

13 November 2010

**Yummy**






Happy Saturday!!
~Melinda

~**New Designs On Etsy**~

Hey all, Happy Saturday to you all. I just listed a couple of new designs on my Etsy site.





"La Tour" Necklace





"Italian Mary"



"Divine Vintage No.5"



"Vintage Mary"

These designs would be wonderful presents for the upcoming Holiday season, if your interested, please check out my Etsy shop or e-mail me with any questions.
Have a lovely day.
~Sincerely,
Melinda

11 November 2010

~**Favorite Movie Of All Time**~

Good morning friends, I hope your enjoying this fine Thursday morning. I thought I would do something a little different today and ask you a question. I got the idea over at Kasey's blog Lola B's. She asked her followers what was their favorite movie of all time. I had so much fun reading everyone's response that I thought I would ask my follower's the same question.


This is one of my all time favorite movies, Desk Set, with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
I absolutely adore the chemistry they had on screen and off screen as well.


 Another one of my favorites is the Philadelphia Story with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, this is a fabulous movie and if you haven't seen either one, go rent them today!
They just don't make movies like they use to and they definitely don't make movie stars like they use to!! 
So..
What's your all time favorite movie? Do you have one that you watch every holiday, like a holiday tradition?
I can't wait to read all of your comments!!
Oh, and by the way, you might want to head over to Lola B's, Kasey is giving away a camera, yea, that's what I said, a camera!!
Have fun and have a great day!
Sincerely,
~Melinda

09 November 2010

**New Treasures**

Hey everyone, sorry its been a while, things have been crazy around here! 
The flea market on Sunday went great, I had so much fun with Irma and her lovely husband, they are just fantastic people and sweet as heck!
I thought I'd show you some of my new treasures I got yesterday. I've been dying for this item ever since I saw it.


Love this bolster pillow made out of vintage grain sacks. I got it from Full Bloom Cottage.




Here's my vintage chippy milk stool, it's cream with blue paint showing through. I've been wanting one of these forever! These things are quite expensive, but I got this one for a great price.


This is ornamental oregano, it's just beautiful with it's sage green and lavender blooms, and it smells so good. Maybe this is the reason my allergies have been acting up!


 Here's my goodies I got from Jeanne at A Bushel and a Peck.
Gorgeous French letters from the early 1900's and vintage French velvet ribbon. Yummy!


Another shot of my bedroom.
Hope you enjoyed.
Have a lovely afternoon.
Sincerely,
Melinda

05 November 2010

**Nervous!!**

Hello my sweet friends, I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely week and is ready for the weekend! I am so glad I can sleep in tomorrow, well at least until 7am. At least no school for the kiddo!
I've been preparing and designing and creating this past week trying to get ready for the flea market on Sunday. Did I tell you I am an absolute nervous wreck! I have no idea why, it's not like I'm new to selling or anything like that, but this is the first time I'm out there selling something I've created myself. A little scary! I just hope I don't hear anything negative said about my jewelry, I think that's what I'm most nervous about. 
Here's a couple of more designs I just made:



This next one is a re-design, I added some vintage filigree bead caps to some of the pearls to dress it up a bit.



This next one is a re-design as well. I re-designed the pendant and added some little extras to it.




I have a few more designs that I just haven't gotten around to taking photos of yet. 
I had about 42 pieces to sale this weekend, but I have been doing so well on my Etsy site with jewelry sales these past few weeks, that I am now down to 34 pieces.
I can't even begin to tell you all how thankful I have been to those who have purchased my designs! I always hoped people would like my stuff, but I never knew it would be this well received, hopefully it will be well received on Sunday!
Wish me luck and please enjoy your weekend everyone!
Sincerely,
Melinda

02 November 2010

~**And The Winner Is..**~

Okay, we have a winner! 
First off, let me just say how much I appreciate all of you joining in for my giveaway, it has truly been a pleasure to hear from all of my friends that have been with me from the very beginning. And to all of my new friends, I have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blogs. I have tried to visit everyone, but if I missed you, I am so sorry. I will continue to visit all of you throughout the next few weeks. Thank you all for your lovely comments and wonderful words of encouragement, it has meant so much to me!


So, here we go- The winner is #9, Michelle from Petite Michelle Louise.  
I used the number generator but for the life of me I can never get it copied to my blog. Congrats Michelle, I am so happy for you!! E-mail me with your address so I can send you your treasures!
Thanks again everyone!
Sincerely,
~Melinda

01 November 2010

~**ARD 1 Year Blog-i-versary Ends Tomorrow**~

Good Monday Morning all, I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and a great Halloween night! My boys had a blast and got tons of candy, yea for Mom and Dad! :) All that candy is not good for the little one's, right?!!
Anyway, just a reminder that tomorrow morning I will be announcing the winner to my giveaway, so if you haven't entered, please do so today so you can have a chance to win.

Click here to enter:


On another note, if you live in the Southern California area, I will be with the super sweet Irma from Cosas Bellas on Sunday at the Irvine flea market selling my jewelry. I am so excited, this is my first show so to speak and I can't wait, and I would love to meet some of my fellow bloggers!
Well, have a great Monday and I'll talk to you all soon!
Sincerely,
~Melinda