Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vintage Blue Birds

Lefton Blue Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers
I wish sometimes I could collect everything I wanted...

Lefton Miss Dainty Wall Pockets

Lefton Miss Priss Kitty Jam Jar

Lefton Puppy Pal Wall Pocket

Lefton Wall Pockets
Very Collectible

Another Miss Dainty

OK, I've dreamed enough.
I'd have to get a second job to bid on these cuties.

I'm running out of shelf space for my toys.
When I was a little girl, my favorite daydream was living in a toy store.
When I wasn't wishing I was Nancy Drew, or Dale Evans or....
well, you get the picture!

I'm cataloging new books for the library.
See that Ian Rankin on the top?
I'm reading it now, and it's a page-turner, I'm enjoying it a lot.
I do love British mysteries. This features Rebus, the Scottish Detective, one of my favs.

Patterson flies off the shelf. Evanovich has a new one. Peter Robinson's
"Watching The Dark" is next on my list.

If you want to laugh your head off, read one of Carl Hiaasen's books.
"Safe House" by Chris Ewan got good reviews.
It's raining pretty hard here today, good reading weather.

And I'm still playing with valentines.
I found those vintage French Bingo cards from Stampington & Co.

These little girl with doxie tags are available on eBay.

I hope you find something fun to do with the rest of your week.
Life's too short not to!

Much love,
from Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine Swap

I had so much fun digging through my crafty suitcase and making
a valentine for my sweet swap partner, Laura, at Vintage Betty's

She's already received it, so it's OK to show you now.

The fun part was stuffing it!

Washi tape is such fun to play with.

I found the cupid cookie cutter at Nanalulu's shop.
And Laura has a brand new grandbaby she'll soon be able to bake cookies for!

Thank you Erica, for hosting the swap.
I'm ready to make another.

Have a great week,
from Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine Quilts and Hankies

Look at these valentine fabric panels  found online at

And there is a pattern in this issue of McCall's Quilting for a valentine quilt.

Is this not the cutest quilt?
Designed by Holly Holderman and made by Debbie Taylor.

They even offer fabric by the yard with valentine prints at fat quarter shop.

Y'all save me some, don't buy it all!

And check out eBay this morning for vintage Valentine hankies.

I have bids out on a few.

So much eBay, so little time.

Valentines Day is an easy holiday to celebrate, a happy holiday. No stress, just fun, that may be why I enjoy it so much.

These are bid high, there is a cute Scottie dog on one of them!

Ms. Wilma says whats all the fuss, she just wants a new squeaky toy!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Much love,
from Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Country Whites

My lovely white orchid has three new shoots.  Hopefully, in early May, it will have three stems full of beautiful blooms.

This is Dothan pretending he's a good tomcat.

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Hope you have a wonderful weekend
We have a trip planned to PetSmart for you-know-who.

Stay warm,
Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Vintage Finds

So many cute Valentines on eBay this week to choose from.

This little train Valentine is unusual. It reminds me of train trips we took to Indiana when I was a little girl, we could ride the passenger train free because Dad worked for the railroad! We loved to visit our cousins up North.

This was an Etsy find.
by Aeshagirl

I have always collected these Victory Garden canning booklets. The methods are outdated, but there are still lots of good recipes in them and I love the graphics.

And you know I found one more lonesome baby doll on eBay this week.

It was reported that one or two little snowflakes fell outside this morning where we live. I long for snow, I don't know why. I guess because it happens so infrequently here.

Stay warm where ever you live and have a great week.

From beside the fireplace,
Dorothy and Ms. Wilma

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013