Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Something old, something new....

I scanned a wonderful page from one of the old books I found Saturday ~
I hope you can use it in some way....

Here are a few of the treasures we unearthed Saturday too ~
I found a few goodies for me :)
I cannot WAIT to make this silver tray into a collage....

The books were so inexpensive and the more rugged and worn, the better!

I know you've seen one of these serving pieces before,
it's not old but I've always thought they were neat!

And this, an old stamp holder....

an old folding ruler ~

This is the largest, heaviest pair of scissors I've ever seen!

I found these journals last week at Books-a-Million
and loved that they are covered in creamy fabric....

I've been wanting to make a few velvet strawberries lately,
but this is about as far as I've gotten....

Our lunch with our old classmate Ray and his wife Holly was so much fun!!!
It's still hard to believe that we hadn't seen each other in thirty years....
Ray creates pottery (as well as being a teacher for gifted students)
and he gave Dawn and I both some of his art pottery!!!!
I think it's beautiful ~

I have some wonderful news too....our second oldest son,
David, is now engaged to his sweet love, Jerri!!
We are so excited and they are going
to have the neatest wedding in October ~
they will be married out in the country on some land
with a little cottage and a barn ~
they will be roasting a pig!!!
It's going to be such a blast ~

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me...
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday sweet friends!!!
hugs and love,


Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

That 3 tiered server looks like one that Princess House had out just a couple of years ago. I had two of them at one time but was dumb enough to gift them to others without saving one for myself... Now I am sorry! Great treasures. Can't wait to see your platter! Happy Crafting! Karyn

marie said...

Such wonderful treasures Dawn! I love the stamp holder and the old books and I can't wait to see you collage with the silver tray.
What fun it must have been to visit a classmate after all those years. I would love to habe that opportunity some day.

Congratulations to your son. Their wedding plans sound awesome and October is such a great time of year. I'm sure it will be wonderful!

Thanks so much for sharing the page ~ I have an idea for it already! You are so sweet to always give us such special little treats!

Bonnie Holeman said...

Hi Dawn,
Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I have to touch base with you every night before I go to bed! And I can tell by your writing that you have a very sweet spirit. What a treasure you are.
Congratulations on your son's engagement! (I wish mine would do the same thing. I guess he should have a girlfriend first!!)

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Dawn, I love your finds! The scissors are awesome and this cream colored serving piece is very pretty! Your son's wedding plans sound wonderful. Congragtulations on his engagement!
Have a great day!

Hugs and love,

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I am so glad that you & Dawn had such a great time with your friends! That was so sweet of him to gift you all with his works :) I love all your finds!! The books are so great! I have been looking for a folding ruler like that :) That server is like the ones I told you I found with the biddys :) I have them put away somewhere lol I think it must be really hard finding treasures and then trying to decide what goes to your new lil space or what you get to keep...hmmm not sure I could handle that stress lol These images that you share here today and the ones from your earlier post are so pretty! Thank you for sharing them amor :) Besos, Rose

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Looks like you had a really fun treasure hunt...great finds. I love the scanned picture...I'm always crazy about anything with bee skeps! I think now I'll have to finally connect my printer which I've been neglecting to do.

So great that you were able to connect with old friends, and congratulations on your son's engagement.


Barbara Jean said...

Love that stamp holder.
I have old stamps that would fit just right in it!

Love the old books, and thanks for the image.
I need to start doing more with them.

Just having time to get back into my art. A bit of a break form the horrors of inventory!

Congratulations on the upcoming wedding.

barbara jean

The Rustic Victorian said...

A wedding,,,kewl,,congrats to all,,,more grandbabys,,someday!!!Great finds and the image is to die for! Thanks Miz Dawn
Go create!

Lori said...

Dawn, that is wonderful news about your son...you are going to have grand~babies all over the place pretty soon:) great treasures that you found!!! i hope you get around to making your strawberries, i want to see them...i have made a few felted ones...i would love to do some that are sewn...

Ella said...

So happy you went and saw your friends; it is
good to reconnect! Congrats, another wedding,
I always wanted to get married in Fall, such a colorful time of year and so many options.

Love all your finds, thanks for the image, really
unique and beautiful!

Wren Cottage said...

Sooo happy for your family Dawn, so many beautiful blessings!!! The wedding plans sound sooo awesome!!
And your excursion did unearth some wonderful finds!!! Thank you so much for the illustration, I gasped when I made it larger!!! Made my day sweet girl!!
Have a beautiful week darling!
So very sweetly ~ Madai

Julie Pishny said...

Dawn, I love your "eye" - I would have chosen each and every thing you did as well! I love it all, especially the huge scissors - how fun are those??? Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials of your son...the wedding will be beautiful in the country...and in October - my favorite month for seasonal color.

I glad you and your family are well once again - xo Julie

Vee said...

Congratulations on the wedding news! It does sound like fun.

I'm so glad that all went well with meeting your classmates... What a neat gift you received as a result.

All of your treasures are nice...I love those serving trays as they fold right up. I have a snowflake one that I enjoy.

Lisa said...

CONGRATS on the wedding! It sounds like your kind of party. On land with a barn, OMG...can't wait to see the pics from that. Autumn is my favorite time of year, so we chose October 6th for our big day.
Can't wait to see the silver tray after you do your majic. Lisa

Laurie said...

Good morning, Dawn ~ what a lovely post! I love the page and hope to use it soon. Your "cup runneth over" with good news and happy finds!

Jeanne said...

I have one of those old office rubber stamp holders and I use it to hold salt shakers of glitter. Love it!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn... just stopping by to say hello and wish you many blessings....

kathy said...

DAwn , HOw delightful -- Congratulations to the sweet couple -- Thank you for the beautiful graphic -- will be beautiful as a background -- Love all of your finds --
Have a great week friend -- KAthy - ga ♥

Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Dawn-Thank you for the beautiful picture. and oh, I love all treasures you found! I'm glad you got meet up with some old friends too. Time just flies doesn't it?
Congratulations on your son's engagement. It will be beautiful wedding that time of year. How exciting for all of you! Thank you sharing your great finds and your happy news. Have a wonderful week (creating I hope);)
Blessings, Sonya

Unknown said...

Hey Sweetie. It's so fun seeing your finds. You have a way of making the most average things look so special. I love that pair of scissors. I'm really looking forward to seeing your strawberry.

Congratulations on your sons engagement. I wish them all the best. I'm looking forward to your updates.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Dawn!
Beautiful page from that old book - I hope I can find somthing nice to use it for:-)
You have found a lot of treasures!
Have a nice evening,hugs Hege.

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Hi Dawn, Very sweet page from the old book. Congrats on your son's engagement, a Fall wedding sounds wonderful. I am so glad you had a nice visit with your old friends, always good for the soul. hugs,Kim

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Dawn, What treasures you find! I love the picture you are sharing. Contratulations on your son's wedding announcement~what fun to have that to plan! You are so creative-still loving your blog!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hey Dawn,
What a Fabulous Lot of Treasures.... I really Love
those Scissors ~ I think I am actually Jealous~
Congrats to Your Son David & His Sweet Jerri, sounds like a wonderful Festivity in the planning.....
take care

Shopgirl said...

I need to get off my bottom and start searching for some fun things. You have found some little treasures....I need to follow you around for awhile. I hope you are having a good winter, it will be over before we know it.
Congrats on the October wedding, love the idea of having a B_B_Q on a old farm...sounds like home! Love ya sweet girl, Mary

Unknown said...

Oh, the book page is bust beautiful. And your finds!!! WOW. Where do you go to find all these jewels?? You said the silver tray will become a collage. Do you mean as a part of something else or will you actually collage on it?
Can't wait to see!

Journal Swag said...

Congratulations on your son's engagement! It IS exciting, isn't it? Sounds like it will be an awesome wedding!!

Very cool loot you found too!


Dorthe said...

Hi dear Dawn,
Here I`m back home again, and sitting here enjoying all your wonderfull treasures, the books so beautifull, and love the stamp holder,and the other things aswell, I`m sure you will make the books look wonderfull ,with this neat material background.
Congratulations with your son, coming wedding, sweet.
Than`ks for the emage, dear.

Love and hugs Dorthe

Jann said...

Congratulations to the happy couple--how fun the upcoming wedding sounds!


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