29 October 2011

Life Can Change In An Instant~

Hi everyone, I have so missed hearing from you the last few days. 
Things have been hectic and nerve racking today. I got a call last night at 12:35, never a good sign, saying that my mom had been in a car accident. She had passed out behind the wheel as she was driving to her sister's house last night and hit a parked car. She totaled her car. When I heard this I was sure she was in bad shape. Luckily and by the grace of God she only suffered lots of bruises from her seat belt and the airbags. When I spoke to her she sounded like how you would expect, sore! She is resting at home today and starting her recovery, but it could have been much worse. I am so thankful it wasn't!!! 
This has been such a tough couple of years for my mom, first she had cancer, then she had to have spinal surgery which she still hasn't recovered from.
It's strange how life can change in an instant, and it had me recalling the night 3 years ago when my husband didn't come home until 2 in the morning one night and almost died. And even though its been 3 years, I still get frantic when he's late coming home from work or I don't hear from him. This happened tonight and I was beside myself with worry. His phone ended up dying before he could call, but all I could do was think of that horrible night 3 years ago.

They are lucky, my husband and my mom, but some aren't so lucky.
So hug your loved ones today and make sure they know how much you love them, life can change in an instant!


Thank you~

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to those of you who purchased with me this weekend during my bedding sale. I really appreciate it.
Remember all sales are final and your items will be wrapped and sent out next week.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

Sincerely,
Melinda

Rose Blossom Cot Cover







Cot cover in "Rose Blossom". Rachel Ashwell use to have these wonderful canvas cots in her store and made custom cot covers for them in some of her fabrics. This is one of those.
If you don't have a cot, this would be perfect to use for making pillows. It measures 84x31. Never used, it has been sitting in my linen cabinet.

$35.00
+5.00 S/H
ALL SALES FINAL!!

SOLD

28 October 2011

Bemberg Floral F/Q duvet








"Bemberg" F/Q Patina blue floral Duvet with Double Ruching.
Zippered closure.

This duvet has a couple of tiny holes to right corner of the duvet, one has been sewn a bit. *{As seen in photos above}
But it definitely does not detract from its beauty and it feels so soft and silky. 

I will discount this one pretty low. It retailed for over $300.00.

Remember **ALL SALES FINAL!!

$65.00
+6.00 S/H

SOLD

Peonies White/Pink F/Q Duvet






"Peonies White/Pink" F/Q Poplin Cotton Duvet with zippered closure.
ALL SALES FINAL!!
$75.00
+$6.00 S/H

Sold

Rose Chintz 30x30 Euro Sham



"Rose Chintz" 30x30 Ruffled Euro Sham With 2 button closure on back with R.A signature buttons. {1 Euro sham only}
 Poplin cotton.
***This Euro sham must have a R.A* euro insert. She is the only one that makes 30x30, at least she use to be. I believe you can still purchase them from her stores at a relatively low price.
ALL SALES FINAL!!
$40.00
+$6.00 S/H

SOLD

Wildflower Cream/Pink F/Q Duvet




"Wildflower Cream/Pink" F/Q Duvet with zippered closure
ALL SALES FINAL!!
$75.00
+S/H $6.00

SOLD

Bedding Sale... "Rose Wreath" Ruffled Duvet With Double Ruching



**Before I start, I just want to say that I hate having to sale my beloved bedding, but unfortunately things are really tight at home right now. This is all of my bedding that I purchased with my money. So I have the right to sale these items.**





"Rose Wreath" poplin cotton ruffled duvet with double ruching and zippered closure.
Full/Queen duvet.
ALL SALES FINAL!!
$98.00
+6.00 S/H


SOLD

23 October 2011

Christmas is coming.. and other good stuff

Hello all. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
I was finally able to complete a couple of projects for my booth at Country Roads and set up a few things for Christmas. Can you believe it, Christmas will be here sooner than we know it!
I designed and created some new pillows made from beautiful Ralph Lauren fabrics. I had a hard time parting with them as did my hubby.







This and the next few photos are from my booth at Country Roads.








Here's my tree with all of my hand made ornaments on it.


Vintage German glass glitter crown ornaments.

If you live in the area, make sure and check out Country Roads, I have a feeling after Halloween, Christmas will start popping up around the store!!

Have a beautiful week all!!
Sincerely,
~Melinda

20 October 2011

My Gal No. 1~ Silly Post :)

This is my gal, No. 1. She is by far my favorite, but don't tell No. 2 & No. 3. They have special qualities that I adore too, but No. 1 holds a special place in my heart, she was my first!



She always insists on modeling my designs, she does look pretty darn good in them even though she is 63!



She loves being adorned with vintage millinery flowers as well. That's her thing!


She always said she would look fabulous in magazines advertising my line of jewelry. What do you think?


Maybe my jewelry should just speak for itself, she is a bit of a ham with the camera.

Hope you all have a great day.

Oh by the way, I missed my two year blog anniversary. It was yesterday. I can't believe I've been on here for 2 whole years. I'm thinking maybe a giveaway is in order. Stay tuned.

Sincerely,
~Melinda

Joining up with Debra for "Vintage Inspiration Friday"

18 October 2011

Organic Apples, Carnations, & Vintage Monogrammed Linen

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday!
I had a fabulous Sunday. It was spent with my husbands family filled with lots of delicious food like carne asada, homemade mexican rice,  homemade pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, I know, it was amazing!!, and great company. My sister-in-law's sister was there as well and gave us a bag full of yummy little organic green apples from her apple tree. They looked so pretty in my ironstone bowl that I thought I'd take a few photos.
Enjoy.

 






I got this this monogrammed linen towel from Debbie a couple of weeks ago. These are my new obsession. {like I don't have enough already}











I love how the green apples look with the red monogram on this vintage towel. And the carnations smell so spicy and sweet.


I'm linking up today with the lovely Kathleen for White Wednesday at Faded Charm.

Hope you enjoyed and have a great day.
Sincerely,
~Melinda

15 October 2011

Vintage Vignettes

Hi everyone, hope your having a lovely weekend. My special guest arrived this morning and shot photos of my home for several possible magazine publications. Unfortunately, I won't be able to tell you who came until I'm published. I'm sorry!! But it was such an amazing experience and truly a dream come true. 

I took a few photos of some vignettes that I did around the house and just thought I'd show you all. Thank you to everyone who left such wonderfully sweet comments, it was much appreciated!!





















I love this last photo. It was a complete accident, but I love how the background is blurred and the
center blossoms are in focus.

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday and I'll talk to you all soon.
Sincerely,
~Melinda

**{all photos by me}

13 October 2011

A Cozy Cottage In The City~ First Giveaway

Hi all, just a quick post before I go back to my house cleaning. My sweet friend Jessie from the fabulous blog "A Cozy Cottage In The City" is having her first giveaway and you must check this one out!!
She is gifting the newest book by Rachel Ashwell "Shabby Chic Inspirations".


Please stop by Jessie's blog for all of the details.


On another note, one more day until my special visitor comes. She just e-mailed me for confirmation, so we are on!!

Hope you all have a great night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

11 October 2011

Up To My Ears...

Hi all, hope your week is going well. 
Me? I'm up to my ears... in paint, patching, re-arranging, cleaning... You get the picture. My very special visitor will be here on Saturday and I'm so excited and nervous. I feel like I've been working on my house for weeks and it's still not the way I want it. 
The good thing about having guests, is that you get that "to do" list conquered, which is exactly what I've done. I finally finished painting my son's room after a year. What can I say, I ran out of paint. :)
I thought I'd show you a sneak peek of the new chandie I just made.


I got this bucket a few months back at the flea market and never really used it. Now it's the perfect chandie in my living room. I love it because I can put things on it with magnets. Love these vintage ledger sheets that Tracey from French Larkspur sent me. 
What do you think?

Well, wish me luck. I'll post again after Saturday, so everyone have a beautiful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda