October 24, 2012

Buttons and Lace and Pretty Tea Cups Too

I thought I would share with you last weeks excursion to one of my favorite antique malls. One of the booths there has tons of milinary pieces and I really wish sometimes I were rich.  Oh well, its still lots of fun to visit and see what wonderful treasures I can find on a budget. 
 

While digging through each of the drawers from her displays, I found these darling, knitted gloves.  She had many gloves there but I just liked the softness of these pretty gloves. Ladies from not so long ago wore these to church or a special occasion.  I charish the danitiness of  of these gloves and wonder who wore them and what special occasion they wore them too! Was it a Christianing, church, wedding, it could have been any of the above or even all of the above.  Who really knows, but its still fun to think about.


Along with my finds was a small peanut butter jar jammed packed full of buttons, I mean jammed packed.  I didn't think you could get so many buttons in a jar, but I am loving it.  So many pretty little buttons, red, white (my favorite), black, blue and ecru. 


Now on this excursion I found some lovely lace pieces.  They are stunning and was quite a large amount in each package. I can't wait to use these with my dollys. Tucked under the gloves is a cherry napkin I purchased for only 50 cents and there was no damage at all. Very lovely indeed.



 
See my sweet little red and white transfer bowl.  This was from my last excursion and I'm using this one for the extra close pins.


 
Now I am sorry for this blurry pic of my darling little tea cups. This picture does NOT give them justice and I will try to get better pics the next time.  I bought these for only a $1.00 each and they are just lovely. 


 
Well I hope you enjoyed my lovely little goodies. You can go to antique malls and find all kinds of goodies on a budget. 
 
Happy creating and God bless.
 
Cathy



Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
2 Corinthians 1: 3-4

October 22, 2012

Dreaming of a Laundry Room Make Over

 
Now I know what your thinking.  This is not my laundry room, but I do wish it was. This is Miss Gracies of the Beehive Cottage (missgracieshouse.blogspot.com) laundry room. Isn't it dreamy. Sigh!
 
 
Now this is my laundry room.
It kinda looks like hers well maybe just the layout. But I know in my heart and see it in my head, how this laundry room could look like hers, don't you!
 
 
 So your asking "why does anyone want to do a makeover in the laundry room"??? Well because I spend so much of my life in there and I think every girl deserves some pretty and feminine pleasure and the laundry room is a much needed place to pretty up. Come on girls are ya with me!!!


Now I bought that dern clothes separator not taking any measurements and it is way to big for that spot. I can't get to my cleaning stuff or any other needed items there.  So I gotta go to plan "B" and find something smaller to fit that spot.  Also, I am in much needed storage above my washer and dryer so I am hoping to get shelving up soon.  What a blessing that would be.
 


 This black shelf is nice but I am going to paint it white and gussy it up a bit.  Below, is a pic of some fantastic organization in Ophelia's laundry room (opheliasgarden.tumblr.com).  I love the pretty glass jars in it and the sweet lace above the baskets is such a nice touch.  The key here is to keep everything one to two colors, not overdoing it I think.  White is a clean, fresh look but can be steril looking, thats where the lace,  glass jars and linen curtains can come in and pretty things up.
 
 
Last but not least is the great homemade laundry detergent (below) I discovered on Pintrest and have left you a link to get the recipe from. I can't wait to try that.  They say that this laundry detergent last for months and cleans better than any store bought and is better for your skin.
 
 
(find the recipe here: beingcreativetokeepmysanity.blogspot.com) Now I can't wait to get started on my laundry room makeover.  I will post pictures as it is coming along and then have the grand reveal soon.  Hey, if you would like to share your pics of your Laundry redo, please email me at: cottagebug@yahoo.com
 
Thanks for visiting here at Snugglebug Blessings!


October 20, 2012

Vintage Finds

Nothing is more exciting for me than going antiquing on a Saturday. Yeah I did the laundry, worked on wholesaling, cleaned the kitchen, dusted and changed the beds.  So you can see I got my chores out of the way first!  LOL! Below, is the mother load of vintage red and white bowls.  I was able to attain 7 all together.  I'm already using them all over the house.  Aren't they pretty!
I also picked up this pretty Valentine hanky and had wished I took a pic of it open. All 4 sides have the heart on it. Gorgeous! You can see the pretty depression glass to the left of it. Its in my bedroom for now. I love it!


These linens piled on my dryer are a score from my mom's house. Oh yeah! She no longer uses these beautiful linens and I was blessed enough to get them. Thanks mom, your the best.
Now one of the battenburg tiers has mildew on it. Boo hoo as I love these so very much. Susan, sister in law tried her hardest to remove it. If you have any tips, please let me know. I think I'm going to try to dye it again and see what happens.  (thanks for all your hard work washing my linens Susan)
 This is a close up of the matelasse bedding I was lucky enough to receive. I am sooooo in love with it all. Can't wait to show you where its going.
Here's another pic of my linens. There were sheets, curtains, pillow cases, shams and bedding. Oooh la la.  
 
I just love everything and have another Saturday excursion to share with you as I went shopping again today and found some very lovely prettys.
 
Thanks for stopping by. Be creative and blessed!
 
Cathy


October 14, 2012

The Feminine Side

As some of you know I have been going through changes with my business. My dreams for it have finally surfaced and can no longer be held back.  There is a feminine side to me that is dying to get out and for years I have not let her come out to play.
I let her out a little bit several years ago, then put her back only to try to create items that I thought  would please people and make sales for me. It wasn't where my heart was.  Although sometimes we have moments of confusion.  LOL!  As my wholesale business comes to a close, my plans for my new business and future are coming to the surface. I have done lots of research, Pintrest has been a weath of information and inspiration for me.
 
For years I have longed to create simple but elegant pieces of jewelry and pretty objects.
 
Pretty things for the home...
 
I have crazy dreams of repurposing furniture and all kinds of  items...
 
And eventually owning my own shop.  It is my dream, and I am not going to give up. I'm hoping to open a booth soon, but need to finish the wholesale work.  So as this dream gets closer, my anxiety increases, (oh but in a good way), the urgency to finish my wholesale is even greater and a bit of fear of the unknown dangles infront of me.  But whats a dreamer to do? Get busy and do it!
 
Till next time, God bless.
 
Cathy
 


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