Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Prayer to Share!

This was received from a friend recently and I wanted to share it with all of you!
Blessed Sunday to you!

St. Theresa' Prayer
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that
has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to
sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Bubblegum Pink with Blue Roses for Pink Saturday!!!

More Bubblegum Pink on this one with beautiful orchids!

Pretty Red and Bubblegum Pink Artsy Cherries!

Here are just a few of the dozens of vintage feedsack full-size and halves now available for purchase in my VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME Etsy Shop!
Here's the link: Please come visit!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

F is for French Poodle!

Parlez-vous francais?

Only in Paris in the Springtime!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dale Evans and Daughters!

From a 1940's Scrapbook I found at an antique mall!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

E is for Elegant Couple with Scottie Dog!

The good old days!

A victorian couple promenades around
Times Square with their little Scottie Dog! So elegant!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's True Love on Ruby Tuesday!

From my collection of vintage illustrations, this one from a 1970's Careers game box!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

American Folk Art in Blue!

Little Girl in Blue from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Artist: Wiliam Mathew Prior (1806 - 1873)

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Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mother and Child on an Autumn Sunday!

Mother and Child by Mary Cassatt, circa 1870

Blessings to all this Sunday, especially dear mothers and children!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Children's PARTY Book for Pink Saturday!

In 1935 Mrs. Cornelia Staley created this beautiful party book for children everywhere! Birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and St. Patrick's Day parties are features with colorful pictures of games to play, menus for the events, and recipes for goodies that children love to eat. The following is an example of the beautiful illustrations in this vintage book. All exquisitely colored in the shades of the era!

In doing a bit of research, I discovered some interesting history regarding the Staley Starch Company. The company was founded by Cornelia's husband, Augustus Eugene Staley (A.E. Staley), in Baltimore in 1898. In 1909 he bought a factory in Decatur, Illinois in order to start the production of food starch. The factory started production in 1912.

The company produced many famous household brands including Staley Pancake and Waffle Syrup, Sta-Puf fabric softener, and Sta-Flo liquid starch. The two latter brands were subsequently sold to Dial. A. E. Staley Manufacturing currently is one of the largest processors of corn and soybeans in the United States.

Staley founded a football league in 1920. The members of his team, the Decatur Staleys, worked as semi-professionals in his factory. Later the team was renamed Chicago Bears. The team's mascot to this day is 'Staley Da Bear.' And that is the rest of the story!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Seaside Book Making from Two Crazy Crafters!

Seaside Book Making Materials!

I can't believe I was lucky enough to win this awesome giveaway gift from two of my favorite bloggers: Twyla and Lindsey, Two Crazy Crafters, a wonderful mother and daughter creative team. Check out the gorgeous new craft room they have recently completed decorating for projects and memory making!

Thank you so much, Twyla and Lindsey! I love my gifts!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

D is for Dog Show!

It takes a "village" to get this beauty ready for show!

Our grandchildren had never been to a dog show before and we had such a good time watching the dogs getting groomed and later performing their pretty steps for the judges!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kittens Under a Red Checkered Cloth!

From my collection of vintage books!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Blessings to All!

Wishing you all the blessings of a beautiful day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pretty Paper Dolls for Pink Saturday!

Kate Greenaway paper dolls for Pink Saturday!

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Greeting the CHAMP!

Here's Betsy-Belle saying good morning to her friend Champ!
Champ is a beautiful sheltie who lives right next door!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

C is for Collie!

Just about every little girl, through the years, has been in love with a collie!
Collies are Courageous, Caring, and very very Cute!

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