Friday, September 4, 2009

It don't matter if your black or white....

I LOVE little birdies! I just recently started collecting white porcelain birds. A few are in the form of S&P shakers like these little guys below.

Erin over at TheQueenOfClearance posted that they were on sale at Pier 1 for just $3. I went right over the next day and bought this cute little set.

Well, Dollar Tree is right next door to Pier 1 so I had to step inside to see what they had to offer. More BIRDIES! Scarey little black crows for $1 a piece, just in time for Halloween decor!

A blogger posted last year about these little buggers at the Dollar Tree but by the time I got there they were all gone. So this year, I don't feel so bad about buying Halloween stuff in Sept.

I hit a garage sale on the way out of town last wknd (actually made the hubby come to a screeching halt and back up). He gave me all of 5 minutes and I came back in 3! How do you like that! I saw this wreath from the car and nabbed it for a buck, pre-lit and still in the box. It will match my white tree that was a curbside attraction. I may even stick the little black crows in it and use it for Halloween also. What do you think?

I just want to share a few more items that I got at Salvation Army. A GORGEOUSLY soft vintage blanket in excellent condition...satin ribbon edging and lovely yellow and white flower baskets woven through it in a diamond pattern. The backside has the pattern in reverse colors.

I also got a sheet of cute vintage Christmas paper and some pink crepe paper that I will use on my Christmas projects next month.

I also got a darling vintage baby book, still in the original packaging. It is dated 1945 inside, it was never used. The cover is yellow satin with a moire shimmer to it. It says, "Baby's First Diary."

The watercolor illustrations inside are beautiful and make me dream of a by-gone era. Check out these drawings:

"Baby's Treasures, Early Days."

"Two Years Old"
"4th Birthday" & " My Favorite Songs & Stories"

"I'm 6 Now" Summertime!

"School Days" Happy Fall!



Hi Rosie,
Love the vintage Christmas paper and the darling baby book. Awesome artwork in it! Can't wait to see what Christmas projects you are going to make..any hints!!
Have a great LONG weekend.
Deb :)

~~Carol~~ said...

So jealous of that white tree you found curbside! That wreath is great, and that baby book is so sweet. The illustrations are precious! I admire your starting on Christmas projects. I should follow your lead, because I always do them in December, and it's just overwhelming!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Boy you made out really well! Thanks for the tip on the birds!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

P.S. I'm having a giveaway~come visit!