Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vintage Supply Swap


Shirley's Swap Box

I was getting ready for work yesterday.

Wilma was practicing her voice lessons.

Dothan was plotting to kill Wilma......


There was a knock at the door,
The mail lady left us a package!

Shirley's Swap Box arrived!!

Have you ever, ever, ever, in your long-legged life seen anything this cute??

I'm sorry y'all, but if I ever make anything this adorable
I'm afraid it will never leave my house!
Shirley is so talented.

And it was loaded to the "Big Top" with treasure!

Look at these clowns, how sweet is this?
The background gift wrap paper was included, too.

Colorful buttons and pretty sewing needles.

"Little Golden Book" bookplates printed on sticky paper with my name on them!
She went to a lot of work on this swap.

Look at this.
Vintage Paperdoll clothes banner!

There was more, so much more, and I love every bit of it!
And everything she sent was things that I didn't have.

Shirley's baby girl, Daisy, sent these doxie cards to Ms. Wilma!
She had a fit over them...

I felt so blessed, I almost cried.

I don't usually blog about sad things,
God knows there is enough of that.

But aren't we blessed to live in a country where we can have fun and freedom to do the things we want to do?

Thank you so much Shirley from for this happiness you sent to me,

and thank you Elizabeth at for hosting.

You are both blessings to me.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Bletchley Circle

Did you watch this last night on PBS?

DVD available from on May 14, 2013

The first part came on last night.
Hopefully, the second part will be on next Sunday night.

Four women who worked as code breakers at Bletchley Park during WWII have taken up civilian lives. Susan, has collated data about a series of murders. She tries to convince Scotland Yard she knows where another body is, but they are unable to locate it and dismiss her. She turns to her three friends and they work out where the next victim will be taken, find the body, then decide they are the only ones who can track down the killer.
This show is so awesomely good.
I know I was born in the wrong era.

The clothes, the effort it took to survive, no political correctness,
just real people.

The old train travel.

Another time, another place.

Have a great week,
Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

Friday, April 19, 2013

Vegetable Gardening

Are you planting a vegetable garden this year?

We have English peas and potatoes up.

Turnip greens growing.

My chickens are laying like crazy.

The amaryllis' are in full bloom.

Spring has sprung at our house!

Wilma and I have been very busy in the garden.

Sneak peek at some of our "vintage craft supply swap" that went out this week.

Cute papers found on eBay.

Let not your heart be troubled,
Have a great week-end and


Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Devil in a Blue Dress

How about a Ms. Priss in a yellow tutu?

I know I posted yesterday, but you-know-who got a new dress in the mail yesterday and she couldn't wait to show it off.

Have you ever seen anything so prissy?

She's actually smiling in this one!

"Take it off, quick, mom, I think I saw a cat!"

(One of my grown sons says he is going to have to make a grand-baby, this is getting out of hand)
One can only wish!! :-)

Have a Happy Tuesday!
Love from Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tomatoes Anyone?

So, my hubby is retired, home alone, and bored.
What does he do?
Throws up a hothouse out of scraps he finds around the barn.

He keeps telling me to go and look at his little plants growing.

I finally got the chance to go look at his hothouse.
Every seed he planted has come up!

He even rooted roses.

Oxalis flowers coming up on the floor.

He also planted long rows of sunflowers around the yard, I can't wait to see them blooming.

There must be 500 tomato plants growing in here!

Dill, squash, watermelons.

I know what Wilma and I will be doing this summer...

We'll be filling the old pie safe up with jars of tomatoes!

I saw this on Pinterest, don't know who to credit it to.
But this is the next fridge I want.
I have mothers old Philco in the barn, it still works.
My son says they cost a fortune to get restored and painted, I don't know.
(I know I don't have a fortune, though!)

Hope you are having a wonderful day,
Oh, I'm working on my stash swap box, 

Hugs from me and Ms.Wilma 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Gathering the Goods

Have you started gathering your "stash swap" goodies yet?

Which is the most fun, decorating the box or stuffing the "stash"?

So many papers to choose from.....

This is going to be a wonderfully fun swap, can't you tell?

Have a Happy Monday,
Walk in the sunshine
Sing a little sunshine song.....

Dorothy and Ms.Wilma