Sunday, February 7, 2010

Marvelous Monday and My Giveaway!!

Treasures I found.....
Love kitchen gadgets and cookbooks.
Got about 13 of these McCalls Cookbooks.
They are from the 70's, and in perfect condition.
Paid $1.00 each. More than I would usually pay,
but I think they are worth it.
They are going in the store.

Love these. Not sure what to do with them yet.
Maybe just leave them as is and let someone else figure it out. =0)

Any ideas??

Finished my apartment complex.
Liked the simplicity of "Sing".

Now junkin' to find another unique piece for my nests.
Maybe for the giveaway!!
(see below for link).
My first ever baby shoe pin cushion.
I pictured it last week, but did not want anyone to miss seeing it. =-)
(shameful isn't it?) =-)

Decided the pink ribbon was too much.
Putting something else on instead.
(tea stained ribbon? Lace bow?).

Frantically looking for more baby shoes to 'antique'!!

A 'new' nest art piece....
(and another shoe nest)
Altered by rain.
Yes. Left it too close to edge of patio when I sprayed it.
Can you believe that old music paper turned green?
And it matches the green I had painted the eggs.
Weird huh?
Wonderful accident!!
And here are two blue pics for you from 2006.
Our sweet Ava (now 5)
with her other Grammy in thus pic.....

And me here.

And here is where you go to sign up for my giveaway.
click on pic

Ends Feb. 14th!!

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SharDon Exclusives said...

I adore the sweet shoes! Your designs are always so lovly. I have missed my regular blogging friends so am glad to see you had a post. Have a wonderful week!

Lululiz said...

I absolutely adore the nest in the old coffee grinder. That could have come straight out of a French barn, complete with real nest and eggs. Totally authentic.

SmilingSally said...

It looks like you've linked into every Monday meme! Happy Blue Monday.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Barb, The things with the scrollwork at the top, I can it done with the insert made up like your frames with a nest and bird or maybe do the spray chalkboard to the insert, and then do it up with your music sheets and bird and nest..


Carol............. said...

Just stopped by to say "Hi!"

I used to play with my Grandma's coffee grinder...your picture reminded me of that today!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Barbara Jean! LOVE the sweet photo of you and your granddaughter!.. and I like all the kitchen cookbooks and gadgets too! I have a few cookbooks like these, from my grandmother. I refused to part with them before the "big bad move"! I just love them! Happy Blue Monday to you! ~tina

Pie said...

Your designs are beautiful. Happy Blue Monday.

Mine is here.

chubskulit said...

I love the frames, I think a family picture would look good on that with just a little bit of polishing.

My son said That's so gross, find out why.

Joops said...

You are so good with those stuff.

Snow so Deep

Marice said...

that baby shoes is really cute :) and the old blue photo too! :)

u may view mine here

she dreams big! said...

Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog! So very glad to meet you! To enter my OWOH giveaway, scroll down until you see it. I don't know how to do the 'leave this post on top' thing! Have a great week (and don't forget to pick ME for your giveaway - lol)!

Jean Stockdale said...

Great post. I am out doing some blog hopping with the Blue Monday participants. Stop by if you have time and see mine at


Lisa said...

Love your cook books!! They are just great! You got some goodies! Thanks for the give away!
Loved seeing your sweet little one!
Hugs, Lisa

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Barbara Jean
Well you are such a clever cookie!! I love your artwork... so creative and full of memorabilia..

Your granddaughter looks too cute.. and you certainly don't look old enough to be grandma!!

Ok.. I'm off.. thank you so much for your kind comments over my way... I'm a bit slow at getting around this week.. Take care x Julie

Donatella said...

Im new to blogging came across your blog and just love it!! all the little shoes are so sweet!am a follower now

Debbie said...

Love those shoes!!~ As for those mirrors, if you like shabby chic then they are perfect. If you like darker woods, then a a couple coats of your favorite stain and you have a rustic mirror...I love them both!!~

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

So many fun things! Love the baby shoe pin cushion, so pretty!
Thanks for sharing and for sharing my button!