Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Meet the Littletons

These are the Littletons, but they would insist that you call them by their first names Bob and Martha.  Bob and Martha Littleton have been shopping for a home for awhile.  I think they may have found one.



It's a bit of a fixer upper but they went inside and instantly fell in love.


They knew it was to be their home.
So they packed up their belongings and brought their children (daughter Sue and son Ricky) and moved into their new home.


Whew! It's been a long day of unpacking and moving and the family is exhausted but happy to relax by the fireplace before falling into bed.



They would love to show you more of their home as it progresses.


This was the

BEFORE


Pitiful, I know.

So far I have wallpapered, installed wood floors, and made curtains.  The family seems to like it.

xo
Danielle






Monday, August 25, 2014

Thrifty Vintage

I am always happy when I am junking especially when I find a few treasures.  Here is what I found this weekend.


One of my favorite finds was this vintage squeek toy.


I am not sure what I will do with these plastic doll faces, but their sweet dimples sure charmed me.


I was super excited to find a vintage tablecloth and dish towel in patterns that I didn't have.  These are getting harder for me to find at the thrifts anymore, so when I do I am super excited.


I thought the oil bottle was cute and I liked the paper that someone lined the lazy susan with.


It wasn't a huge amount of stuff, but enough to make me happy and worth going out for.  Did you find anything lately?

xo
Danielle



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Memory

I love to play games.  When I find vintage games with fun graphics on them I consider it a bonus.


Do you remember playing "Memory"?  This one is from 1966.


 The cards were turned upside down and you tried to match the pairs by memory.

I thought this set had the most charming artwork on it.


I may just set it up and play a game (or two).


Which one is your favorite tile?

xo
Danielle




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July OH MY

I told my husband I definitely was feeling "junk drunk" yesterday as I dug through the Christmas stuff while out thrifting.  I couldn't believe my luck as I kept pulling out shiny brites, flocked deer, pixies, Santas, plenty of plastic holly to craft with, and other Christmas vintagey goodies.


The little Santa and Mrs. Santa are salt and peppers and the Santa mug is a different one that I didn't have with a bell.

 You might have already seen these on my Instagram but in case you haven't, who doesn't love a box full of Shiny Brite ornaments?

 One of my favorite finds of the day was this little Christmas tree.  It is musical and when you wind it up it actually snows down on the tree.  I love it!  I think I may be embellishing this a bit more.  The Santa is a rubber squeak toy.


These little pixies will be so happy to join the other pixies.


 
 Now I have to pack it all away until I'm ready to really decorate for Christmas.  How many months away is it?

xo
Danielle

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today is a Good Day to...

I'm curious.
If you could finish this sentence - 

Today is a good day to . . .

what would you finish the sentence with?


Today is a good day to finish something.
Today is a good day to start something.
Today is a good day to do nothing.

How about
Today is a good day to be a good day.

If I decide it's going to be a good day, do I have it within my own power to really make it a good day?

I think so.

At least it will be a better day.

I have always believed that attitude is everything and that ultimately we are all responsible for our own happiness. 
 

I just finished this painting.   I wanted to share it with you.  I hope you have a
GOOD DAY.

xo
Danielle


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Mail

I recently celebrated a birthday and a surprise package came in the mail for me.  Holly from Damitas Pretty Wrap sent me a box full of fun vintage treats and handmade goodies.  I just thought you might like to take a peek at what she sent me.
 

Vintage flash cards, sweet floral muffin cups, buttons, and this adorable handmade pin.


She included a vintage Peter Pan puzzle.  Of course I had to put it together right away.

Thank you Holly!  You can visit her (here) and say hello.

xo
Danielle

Monday, July 14, 2014

Weekend Finds

They say an apple a day is good for you. 


How about apple dishes in colors of aqua, pink and yellow?
I was happy to find these on the shelves while thrifting this weekend.


I also found the muffin tin, the wooden clothes hangers and the piece of barkcloth everything is sitting on.


One of my favorite board games "Sorry" had to come home with me as well.  This one is dated 1954.  I had no idea this game had been around this long.

I know women that love to go shopping at the mall.  I would rather go junking any day. I love something that has history and a story.  There is something rather romantic about it for me. The thrill of not knowing what I may find is the thrill and I really love that.

xo
Danielle


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