Saturday, February 2, 2008

Pretties & an Award!

I received a You Make My Day Award from Michelle over at I'm A Little Teapot, Thank you Michelle! That was so sweet of you to think of me!! I need to pass this on and I would love to pass it on to everyone I visit but I will have to pick 2~Lisa at A Thing for Roses and Casii at Granny Panty Chic.

Nothing much has been going on this week, Let's see..........I am still recovering from bronchitis and Tuesday I coughed so hard I cracked my rib, talk about pain! You just don't realize how much your ribs are involved in what you do, and nothing cuts a sneeze off faster than the sharp pain of a cracked rib, LOL. I haven't had a good sneeze in days. We were suppose to get a big snowstorm Thursday but it wasn't big at all:-( we only got around 6 inches, what a bummer I wanted to have the store closed for a snow day. I did open late, no way I could shovel so I had to wait on someone to come in and do that.
Tonight is date night but it will be VERY casual, the only thing I want to be is comfy this weekend. Flannel pants all day tomorrow!

My living room is still full of vintage clothes, linens, hankies, gloves, and lots of other estate goodies. No place else for the stuff to go so for now instead of a Christmas tree I have a clothing rack. I love having stuff to sort!! When I buy, I buy in bulk and I buy it cheap! LOL that is the only way to get it:-)

This photo of all the pink pretties is in my living room. It isn't decorated for Valentine's Day but I think it would work if I just tucked a few pink ones in here and there. I just love pink roses. The lampshade I made out of a damaged Victorian velvet and trimmed it with old metallic trim. The other photo that has the flue covers is also in my living room. I love to be surrounded by antiques and I really like my roses!

I need to get my Heart Swap stuff finished and shipped out on Monday. I do hope my partner likes her things. We are doing all pink and I have had a hard time to come up with all pink Valentine things. As soon as she gets it I will post photos of what I sent. Does anyone ever worry if their partner will like what they have sent? This was my 1st swap and I guess those thoughts have just gone through my mind. Here is a peek of what I have for her.

I don't really care who wins the Super Bowl I just hope there are some great commercials! Have a fun weekend!!


Linda said...

Hi Michelle, Congratulation on your award, and it is so true. Love all your living room pretty, pretties and the lampshade is gorgeous.
Ouchie...a cracked rib. Glad you are on the mend, take care. Hugs, Linda

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Michelle, I always worry about whether my swap partner will like what I sent! Thay always seem to though and I think most are gracious enough to accept whatever you send. After all, any surprise package in the mail is a day brightener. It looks like you have some fun stuff going out too, I am sure you have nothing to worry about:>)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Michelle, With your wonderful creativity how could your swap partner not love whatever you did. I can't wait to see. I am so sorry you have been sick. So far I have been lucky (knock on wood) and only had a little sniffle. What do you do for a cracked rib? xo lynn

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle,

Oh my, you poor thing with a broken rib..I can only imagine how painful that is.. I LOVE your living room decorations. Your swap partner will be lucky to get whatever you put've got talent!


Nora Lee said...

Congrats on you award! I love stopping by to visit and see all of the beautiful things you have displayed. Love the table.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I am so sorry you are sick...hopefully you will recover fully soon! Its THAT time of year...
I love all your pretty things!

Scrappy Moments said...

Sorry You have been sick, ouch. Your Living Room Looks so Pretty ,Love all the Roses :) I'm sure your swap partner will love what you created for her, you do such beautiful & creative work :)


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oooooooooo and aaaaaaaah, all your pretties are lovely to behold!
So sorry about the cracked rib -- ouch!!

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh Michelle, I hope you're starting to feel a lot better very soon. You poor thing cracking a rib! Congratulations on your award sweetie. Hope you're having a lovely, pain free day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Michelle,
"THANK YOU" for stopping by. I do hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back again when you have time. You are always Welcome at my place. "CONGRATULATION'S" on a very well deserved Award and to the one's you past them onto as well. I do hope you get to feeling better. I've never cracked a rib, but I know of someone who has and they say it's very painful. You sure do have alot of beautiful things in your home. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. I do enjoy seeing what kind of treasures everyone has. I'm not a crafter myself, but I still enjoy looking at everyone else's. I'm sure you will figure out something to send to your Swap Partner and that she will be very glad to receive what you send her. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ouch!! I can't even imagine how your ribs hurt! Hope you feel better soon!

I love all of your vintage pretties! I would love to wonder through your shop and home.

Casii said...

Thank you Michelle for the award! But so ouchie with the bronchitis and cracked rib. I've had the bronchitis, but never cracked a rib as a result of it. Sounds super painful! As usual, your vignettes are amazing. You have a wonderful eye for putting things together and I'm sure your swap partner is going to be bowled over by what you send!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Aw, I hope you're feeling better! Did you rest your weekend away? And did the man take good care of you? Beautiful stuff in your photos and you did another great job on the lamp shade! 'Course you know I love roses too. Blessings... Polly

Nunnie's Attic said...

Congratulations on your award!! You do have the ability making our day!

Hope you're feeling better soon.


Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Congratulations on your award!! You poor thing...a cracked rib, ouch!!

I'm sure your swap partner will love what you sent.

I love checking out your vignettes and swiping ideas:)

feel better soon!

Esther Sunday said...

Hope you are feeling better!!! I've got a bug that keeps hanging on too... I always loves to see what you have pictured here! Congrats on your award! Love, Esther

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Michelle,

I can't get over you cracking your rib from coughing. I had no idea that you could do that! Hope you are feeling better and I love all of your pink pretties.


attic clutter said...

HI Michelle..
Oh thanks for the 'Natures Miracle" tip (:) and thanks for stopping by I love your site.. so darling..
Bye for now, Patty

Kari & Kijsa said...

Congratulations on your all your living room decor...lovely!

Blessings to you and your cracked rib (ouch)'s to speedy recovery!

kari & kisja

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Great award and congrats!! You have some lovely things in your living room - so girly cute!!!


Barbara Jacksier said...

Poor Michelle
Hope you are feeling better today. And, BTW, your romantic decor is gorgeous.

Mamma Millan said...

Sweet lovely blogg!!!

So many nice thing!

Hugs fr Sweden

Nora Lee said...

Congratulations on your award you deserve it. I hope you are feeling better, I have heard of people cracking a rib from coughing, but have never experienced it myself. Bless your heart, hope you continue on the mend. I love the pieces you have displayed also.

Take care,

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...


I hope that you have made a full recovery from your bronchitis! OUCH! Cracking a rib can't be any fun!

Just wanted to stop by and try to catch up with you! Thank you for visiting my blog while I have been gone.


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