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Monday, February 18, 2013

Good stuff to share!!!

I'm so looking forward to this week....
Noah is out of school all week for "winter break" and
I'm just counting my blessings!!!
I can't help myself,
I'm a helpless night owl and that's just the way it is ~

I had a bit of a field trip this past Saturday!!!
The hubs and I headed down to Macon, GA (only about an hour from us)
to visit my favs...Barnes & Noble, Joann's Etc. and to see this new
"Antique" market that just opened up the end of last year.

Well, let me just tell you, they need not put the word "antique" anywhere at all
on their signage. It was totally a gift mart, decorative elements kind of place and
I was so disappointed. And their sign just SCREAMS old stuff, right???

I took a few pics of stuff that I loved and that DID look old
and I think we bought the two really old things they had in the place.
I never mind working in few new things to make the old stuff look fresh
but please don't claim to be an antique market when you are not.

What did we purchase?
Two of the most amazing old frames with old photos inside...
and the crazy thing???
They were only 37 bucks a piece!
I haven't decided what to do with them yet.
I really want to take them apart and create a couple of gorgeous assemblages
inside the bubble frames....but it makes me sad about the folks inside too...
But aren't they just wonderful?

 Inside Joann's...I thought this moss roll was so neat!!! And look at the little fern leaves....

I purchased a few yards of this precious soft, stretchy knit fabric
to make Murray a new swaddle blanket!
He loves to be swaddled and is now almost five months old....
I think it must make him feel secure and cozy.
But he now weighs 20 lbs (he's such a big boy!) and has outgrown
the swaddle blanket he has.....

I found a few purse patterns...I need to start making some instead of just buying patterns!

Cotton batting was half off...gotta have it then!

And of course, I need some wonderful moss...just in case I make a nature assemblage ~

Then we went on to Barnes & Noble and
I FINALLY found the Mollie Makes issue
that my studio is in!!!
It's a simple one page feature....
in the very, very back but I'm so proud and thankful!!

And while I was at it,
I purchased the British Country Living...
the issue was just beautiful!!!!!

Thank you always, always for stopping by to visit me!!!

Wishing you a beautiful Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,


Marianne said...

oh my gosh. I have that issue! I thought that was you....
But for some reason I thought your name was Deb.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh those old oval frames are just something Dawn!
How wonderful that you can just go and buy that moss on the roll for creating nature assemblages! I've never seen that here in Australia!
Congratulations on having your studio published again - that's very exciting.
Have a wonderful week creating Murray's new swaddle blanket!
Love and hugs,

Maggie said...

Hi Dawn, those oval frames are spectacular--the relief pattern on them is beautiful and the domed glass is PERFECT for one of your assemblages. I should send you a care package full of moss--I have all different kinds, EVERYWHERE in my yard, thanks to moist and rainy Oregon weather! I collect clumps of it and save it for projects and tablescapes. (I'd trade it all for more sunshine, though!!--I feel deprived and gloomy around this time every year. Can't wait for spring!)

maid marian said...

Thanks for the heads up about the "antique" market in Macon. I've been wanting to go since it's so close. I think I'll pass.

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Your finds are great, and I am so glad that you made it into yet another publication. WOW!! XO

Vee said...

Sorry for the disappointment at the "antique" market, though you found a few things. I adore those kind of frames. One of them with the young man, I'd have a hard time dispatching. The older woman...well...sigh...hmmm...whatever will you do with her? Oh I can tell that Murray is growing like crazy and is going to be tall like his papa. Yup, pretty sure of it!

Dorthe said...

Wonderful for you to have a tour with your husbond- also if the "Antique" was dissapointing,-at least the frames are really gorgeous dearest Dawn,- and all those nature in Joanns are wonderful,-i can see there are eggs too- No finds like such here!!
The knit fabric is the sweetest for Murray, and I`m happy for you,you found the Molly mag. your page looks fantastic! I also now and then buyes the British Country Home, your february number looks great!
Thank you for many lovely things to look at sweet friend- I wish you a wonderful monday!
Love and xx-Dorthe

Simply Shelley said...

Looks like that was a fun went to some of my favorite places too :) ...blessings on your week friend

Leann said...

Hi Dawn

Just stopping by to let you know that I rec'd my lavender sachet! I absolutely LOVE it! It's gorgeous and the smell is one of my fav's. I have lavender bath salts and body wash. I'm going to do a post for it and add a link back.

Thanks again for your kindness!


Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Dawn,
Looks like you had a fun and productive trip. I can get that British Country Living at Barnes and Noble so I may have to make a trip there. Enjoy your week.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awesome post - and congrats on the magazine feature- you soooo deserve that.

Love all that you shared with us today, thank you!

Pat C. said...

Wow, Dawn, I am overwhelmed by all the excitement in your post today! Your delightful magazine feature - congratulations!; the gorgeous frames (I would hate to remove Granny and her grandson from the frames they've called home for so long, too, but you can still hang on to the actual photos, so I say go for it!); your Joann's goodies; Murray's new swaddle blanket-to-be; the bird and nest spread in the the British Country Living issue...

As for the fake antique market, I think that the cream-colored hutch is probably a made-to-look vintage refurb of a piece from the not-so-distant past, but the armoire below looks legit, although it is hard to tell from a photo.

Oh, and thank you for the beautiful images that you shared!♥ Sending best wishes for a lovely week,

Pat xoxo

Maureen said...

I thought I recognized that first image of the adorable girl - I have it hanging in my studio too!

I hate it when places call themselves "antique" when all it is a gift shop with "faux" antiques... glad you found something there so the trip wasn't wasted!

Congrats on your magazine spread - it must be wonderful to see yourself in print!!!

Marlynne said...

My favorite places to shop too!

Charlene said...

Congrats on being in the magazine! And I too have the addiction of buying patterns & making.... NOTHING!
But, hey... we have the pattern when we're ready right? Hee Hee!

Thanks for the sweet words on the new workshop. AND YES! Ms Lisa has already been asked & I would love a guest appearance from you sweet girl! Give me time to get up & running. Maybe next year. Have a great week with Noah home. HUGS!

Violets Are Blue said...

I don't know what I'd do without my British Country Living. Simply beautiful. Have a great week! Patty/BC

ByLightOfMoon said...

Your magazine article is fabulous! I was able to enlarge it enough to read it and the other photos also.
I would love to be able to ID bird nests, I found one in the forest last week.
Smiles, cyndi

Lorrie said...

Beautiful frames. I wonder who those people were - who loved them, what their dreams were - it's fun to imagine.
I'm on the hunt for the latest British Country Living magazine - I love it so much.
Enjoy the winter break and sleeping in!

Barbara Jean said...

wonderful everything, except the store. what a disappointment.

that last magazine looks great.



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