Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More Baby Images

Here are a few more baby images from Dr. Dafoe's baby book.

I love this picture!

I would love to find a scale like this one.

Again, please feel free to use these images.


Monday, July 30, 2012

May I Take It Home Please?

A neighbor of my daughter's in Atlanta gave her a baby gift that I would love to take home with me......

A vintage baby book written by Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, who delivered the Dionne Quintuplets.

The book came in it's original box.The box is not in very good shape, but the book is perfect!

A satin fabric cover
and amazing images inside

The baby book has many more images...too many for one post. I will post a few more tomorrow. Please feel free to download them if you so desire.

My plan is to take the book to Kinkos and make copies to take home with me....I'm pretty sure the book will be staying in Atlanta.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boxwoods Home

When I traveled to Atlanta in June, one of the Flea Market Friends gave me the May/June issue of Victoria Magazine to take with me on the plane.

There just happened to be an article about a shop in the Buckhead area of Atlanta called Boxwoods Home. When my daughter told me she had picked out a few thrift shops to visit, I told her we needed to include a visit to Boxwoods Home.

I am so glad we did...what a fun shop. There actually are two buildings one across the street from the other.  The is a mix of new and vintage items.

Great table settings
Aqua pillows everywhere...seems to be the color of 2012!

I regret not asking how much this tin Scottie was the last time I was at Boxwoods Home.....I am planning on going back this weekend...I think it will fit in my suitcase!!

Crossing my fingers that it's still there!!


Monday, July 23, 2012

It Did Fit and Doesn't It Look Great!!

Nana's quilt and pillow made just for a sweet girl.

Well, little Margaret, or Maggie made her appearance on Wednesday, July 18th. She weighed in at 8 lbs and 21 inches long. 

Both Maggie and my daughter are doing well. My son-in-law is doing well too, he's just the best!!

Mr. Math and I are enjoying getting to know our little Maggie! She is our first grandchild and from what all of our friends and a lot of my blog pals have said grandchildren are the best!!

So far I have to say I agree!!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Think It Will Fit......

In my suitcase....at least I hope so! 

I am going to Atlanta Thursday to help my daughter and her husband with their first baby which is due any day. I guess I should say Mike, ( Mr. Math) and I are going to Atlanta to help.....anyway....

I decide to make a pillow for the nursery rocking chair

I guess you can see from the color of the bunny and the flower that they are expecting a little girl

This was a dishtowel I picked up at a garage sale..I love the embroidery...such a happy little bunny!

I used some leftover flannel for the backing

I didn't have any pink ric rac, so a little crochet trim had to do, (I guess pink ric rac should be on my list of things to keep on hand), and a flower pin from the flea market friend and it was done.

Ready to pack!!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Don't You Just Love .......

the last day of an estate sale?

I have had a little mantra that I have been saying to myself the past few weeks.....that I did not need to bring anything else into the house, and I didn't need to spend any money.

Well, that thought went out the window when I saw the estate sale sign. I couldn't help myself...it's like the car had a mind of it's own. You all know the feeling.
The first thing the gentleman watching the door said to me when I walked in was all prices negotiable....

Music to my ears!!!

Not too much left, but I did manage to find a few things that I couldn't live without.

A vintage nursery planter, not marked...it will look great holding pens and pencils on my desk
Originally, $15.00! Sunday price....$1.00
A little choir girl
Who could pass up those long lashes, and rosey checks?
Originally $20.00 Sunday price....$2.00
An ottoman..once recovered perfect for the living room
Would you have ever paid $40.00 for this? Never!
Sunday price....$8.00

Well, so much for my mantra!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012!

I am joining the Where Bloggers Create 2012 party!!! Last year I moved my crafting room from a small room downstairs to a larger room upstairs. I loved my small room, nice and cozy, but having a bigger room allows me to show off my favorite things. I even have enough room to have friends over to join me in crafting or sewing.

I took the doors off the closet and put in my Nana's desk and a dresser given to me by one of my flea market friends. I use Nana's desk as my office desk and the other for storage.  I took out the clothes rod and put a curtain rod in it's place to hang my ribbons on.
The garland above the alcove holds the tags from the latest swaps. I use the plastic boxes that lettuce comes in to store my projects, trims, fat quarters and ribbon scraps.

The garland above the sewing table holds the invitations made by my friend Maria..AKA Maria Stewart!!
On the left is my wall ironing board and my sewing area.
This desk belonged to my Dad, a little white paint and it works.
Scissors and hole punches ready and waiting.
The bookcase holds a few books, my Mary Poppins doll and some fabric squares.
A heart shaped doll and broach swapped with Fran who blogs at Dolls Are My Canvas, a firecracker created by Elizabeth who blogs at Creative Breathing, and a Santa checking his list created by Laurie who blogs at Magpie Ethel.
This room also doubles a bedroom when the girls come home. It's the last one chosen because it takes a little effort to pull out the futon. The quilt above the futon is one I purchased at a quilt auction 22 years ago. It's called the Domes of Santa Clara County which is where I live.
The Domes represented are the Santa Clara Mission, the Fruit Orchards, the Unitarian Church, the County Court House, both of which were damaged and red tagged during the 1989 earthquake, the Lick Observatory, the hanger at Moffet Field Naval Base, and the Satellite Dish at Stanford University.
More storage and a family rocker.
I love color and I don't mind a mix of bright colors.
Tags created and traded for swaps.
Baskets hold paper treasures used in crafting..an apron created by Renee who blogs at My Vintage Mending, and one given as a birthday present from one of my flea market friends.
Well, that's it for the crafting room at the Xavier Ct House. Thanks for visiting and thanks to Karen at My Desert Cottage for hosting!!