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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Some favorite things ~

As I took Ellie out before bedtime, this is the beautiful sky I saw. It was even a little cooler ~ the moon was so trying to peek out of the spotty clouds.

The more I work on the yard sale and go through items, I tend to take the smaller items that I know I want to keep to my artroom. Well, by day's end, it had gotten pretty rough looking. I starting straightening a bit and as I finished I started putting a few small items into a grouping that are so sweet to me . . .

A pair of the most precious handmade baby booties ~

A small barkcloth lavender sachet I made ~

A most precious Christmas card that doesn't look Christmasy at all to me but I love the colors ~

A piece of tattered ruffle from what I'm not sure of but it is so old, sheer and soft ~ it's wonderful

A neat old spool with the original cotton twill tape on it with vintage millinery daisies poking out

Tiny little flowers wrapped in old lace ~

Two velveteen bunnies that I love even when it's not Easter

Always, cream and white buttons, sprinkled on a tattered, very well-loved New Testament ~

Seeing beautiful things = beautiful thoughts and

beautiful thoughts = a beautiful you

Happy Thursday dear friends,

xxoo, Dawn


Sheila R said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful treasures and words. It reminds me to see the beauty in everything.

Sue said...

What a lovely grouping. Each piece has beauty separately as well. I love those velveteen rabbits!

Dawn said... beautiful...

vikki said...

our lil' treasures, the things that make us smile, and make our hearts happy... singled out and we are touched by their beauty. whether it be mother nature, or be blessed to be touched by the well~worn love of another life... have a wonderful thursday, it is almost friday agin!! have a great yard sale! i am sure u will. ~then u can git back to the creating u so love, and do so well~ much love, vikki xxooox

Joy said...

What lovely, lovely photos! Your blog is filled with wonderul eye candy - made my day! :)


Utah Grammie said...

Oh I want to come to the sale!! Isn't it sometimes hard to let go of the things we re-discover we have??! I found that to be true when I was re-arranging my art room - I'd make a "discovery" and think Oh Hello you! -there you are!
Have a great day to my fully published and soon to be a book writer of all things beautiful and vintage!!(One can hope, right?!) friend! :-)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a lovely post!! Such sweet treasures!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Thanks to you, Dawn, I am looking at my tattered laces and trims with a less judgemental eye. Those items that I had set aside to toss in a few months, I've decided must be kept. They are the stuff of future treasures.

Just two more sleeps until Saturday!

Lolly said...

Oh my, your little Ellie is absolute dear! She is beautiful!
I, too, am planning to have a yard sale in a few weeks. It's a lot of work, isn't it, but it does get the house organized.
I am having a giveaway on my blog so be sure to visit and leave a comment!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Gives me peace to look at pretty things and sweet treasures.I am glad you feel the same.
Take care,

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Dawn,
I will say again, you need to publish a magazine. Your pictures and words just make us happy. Thank you for sharing.
Have a Blessed Day,

Sarah said...

How pretty! Love the booties and new testament sprinkled with buttons.
Vintage Lily

papel1 said...

They way you display your pretty items makes me want to start gathering up things now and making a display. You are an inspiration.

My Arts Desire said...

Ditto to all the kind words posted from other friends. It is always such a breath of sweet air to enter your little world. Love it. But let's be clear, I'm not referring to the "get ready for a garage sale" world. That's something different. And I know that you know EXACTLY what I mean. But there is even a silver lining in that world. You're almost there...keep on sorting!

Hope you have good weather and lots of eager shoppers in the mood to buy!!!

Marietta said...

Hi Dawn... the bunnies are adorable....

Renna said...

Between the tranquil music playing on your site, and the soft muted colors of your lovely photographs, I am always soothed when I come here. said...

I need to make an effort to set up a garage sale too. Good luck with yours.

GardenGoose said...

such pretty little treasures.

Fifi Flowers said...

your blog is very relaxing and soothing... very nice... your dog is adorable too! first time here via Pickled Hutch... I shall return

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I came to visit and be inpsired and Alas, once again I am! Thanks Friend! Many Blessings, Katie

And the night sky ~ AmaZing!

~Tonya said...

You always have such wonderful posts Dawn.

All such neat treasures that you have decided to keep. It is always hard to part with things...even it they are packed away.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

sweetie, those who come to your sale are lucky! Everything looks divine, perfect colors, perfectly tattered. Just perfect.
xo Lidy

Lori said...

Happy Thursday Dawn...i wish you lived closer, i wouldn't mind a bit poking around in your yard sale, i bet you have some real goodies there...i love everything in your sweet little vignette too!!!

oh, and YES, the moon was gorgeous last night!!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

SO many beautiful things...tiny treasures, stunning photos!!

kari & kijsa

Trish said...

My goodness...that sky was amazing! Love your posts as always...such beautiful details and treasures.

Relyn said...

Everything in this post is so lovely. Just had to take a moment to say thank you for bringing daily beauty into our lives.

purplepaint said...

Your photos are just beautiful! I just love to visit your blog! :) Marva


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