In my post before last I told you about the auction that Kim over at Today's Creative Blog was running to benefit the Nie Fund. Many wonderful bloggers donated such fabulous items....so many custom creations. I donated one of my little pillowcase dresses and I want to thank all the bloggers that bid on it. Well over $3000.00 was raised for the entire auction. Thank you all and thank you Kim for your time and energy to run the auction.
I would love to show you some of my gift tags I made just yesterday for the boutique. These are very tres chic and incorporate pages from a vintage French school book, vintage French perfume labels, gold German Dresden, and vintage crystal prisms. They are an elegant gold and black but I used twine as the streamers for tying on to a gift as I like the juxtaposition of the grunge with the glitter. :)
My find of the week is a fun one. I was in one of the antique shops I frequent a lot.....this time to pick up some old post cards. I was rummaging around in a bunch of old papers when I spotted this box under a chair. It was a gorgeous double set of vintage playing cards designed by Andre Francois for Simpson of Piccadilly circa early 1950's. Aren't the graphics just amazing and they were in perfect condition. Pick up these cards along with the vintage bridge score pads I have listed in the boutique and you definitely have a conversation starter at your next card game night.
This past weekend the weather was just simply gorgeous. We did a lot of work in the yard. One of the things we did was clean out the bluebird houses. We are so lucky to have so many bluebirds join us. One house had this in it. Aren't the eggs beautiful? Look at that shade of blue. I am curious though as to what happened to them. They all had a little hole in them but none were actually cracked open.
And speaking of the glorious autumn weather we have been experiencing the last few days I thought I would play along with the others and list the 20 little things to treasure about Fall so if I still have your attention here goes.
- Wearing my Jack-o-Lantern blouse.
- The fall tree colors mirrored on the lake.
- Reddish brown nail polish.
- The carrot cake I made last week (and now can't finish eating 'cause I am on a diet)
- The empty beaches.
- Dancing With the Stars starts up again.
- Cinnamon and orange slices simmering on the stove.
- The first cold weather pot roast.
- Lynn's brunswick stew and homemade cheese crackers,
- Stayman apples
- Using my ghost dishes.
- Fresh roasted in the shell peanuts.
- Mist on the lake.
- Cool mornings and snuggling.
- Pumpkins in the fields.
- The fresh mown hay.
- Ornamental cabbages.
- My Mom's big red dahlias.
- Crickets chirping
- The field mice in the kitchen....NOT!!