Thursday, September 30, 2010

Friday Freebies!

Welcome to a special Fall & Halloween edition of Friday Freebies!
First up these really cute Halloween Paper Dolls from Gwenny Penny!

Next, get the template and instructions to make these beautiful Fall Fabric leaves from Cathe Filian.

I LOVE this spider web table runner from The Crafty Cupboard!
You will need to scroll all the way down to find a link to the PDF

Stop by Animal Jr and pick up these really cute animal masks! I think these would be great for all kinds of holiday decorations like banners and mobiles.

And while you are there, check out these free printable treat boxes. I really like the box with the vintage images! (not shown here)

Next, get the template for this totally amazing paper cutting featuring
a trick or treating werewolf from Scherenschnitte!

Get the Pattern and instructions for this mini Halloween quilt at Fiskars!

How cute is this little slide box and mini candy bar wrapper set
from Don't Eat the Paste?  Too, Too Cute!

I really like these Halloween labels, perfect for all of your bottles of potions,
from Fantasy Jr.

And  you have got to see these Pottery Barn inspired lanterns
at Not Just Decorating. Katie has the templates for all three!

And last but not least, my bloggy friend Paula Clare has some wonderful vintage, Halloween paper dolls. I adore these!

And while you are at Paula's pick up the adorable desktop calendar she created, this is too cute!

Please make sure and leave a little note of thanks for all of these very generous bloggers! Have a great weekend! xxoo Nan

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Happy REDnesday everyone! Here are a few more images for you from my vintage children's book! As always, you can click on the picture to bring up a larger image, then right click and save.

OK, I've always wondered why Wee Willy Winkie was running around in his pajamas and where were his parents? If he did that today he'd probably end up in juvie, LOL!

I love the little Scottie Dog and the cherries on this next image!

Well, that's it for today. Please stop by  It's a Very Cherry World and say HI to Sue, our host every week for Rednesday.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Scripture in Pictures Sunday

Special Note: if you saved this before 1:30 EST Sunday, 9/26/10,
I noticed a few errors in the earlier version 
and have uploaded a newer version!
                               You may click on the image to bring up a larger, sharper image, 
then right click and save if you like!
Have a beautiful, blessed Sunday everyone! Nan

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Pinkie Freebie!

 Happy PINK Saturday everyone!
Since next month is Breast Cancer Awareness month I thought I would share a little "Hope" with you. I drew "Hope" about seven years ago for a dear friend. Dixie if you are reading this can you believe it has been seven years?! I think, well, at least I'd like to think my drawing skills have improved but she's still kinda cute. I would love for you to use "Hope" anyway you'd like I just have three requests:
1) If you use this image for anything you sell, please consider donating a portion to the Susan G Komen foundation or another Cancer research organization.
2) Please give credit to me as the artist, all of my artwork is copyrighted.
3) If you use "Hope" on your blog I would love it if you would give a shout out to my blog.
Other than that, please enjoy using her! With Hope for all of those who are suffering from this devastating disease.
 You may click on the image to bring up a larger image then right click and save!

Please stop by How Sweet the Sound and say HI to Beverly
our host for PINK Saturday!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday Freebies!!

Happy Friday everyone!
Today I'm starting off with these totally awesome, totally free, digital vintage tapes from Pugly Pixel!
The colors and patterns are so luscious!

I love horses and ponies and who could resist these sweet paper ones
from The Toymaker?
I only wish I had discovered them in time for Paula's Wild West tag Swap!

And speaking of Paula, she has gifted us with these wonderful bookmarks just in time for Halloween! Please stop by  Paula's Palace of Altered Art and say HELLO!

I could not pass on these vintage cupcake wrappers and Toppers by
Blog Offerings by Katherine!
 Love, love, love them!

These free, printable candy bar wrappers from Nonpareil are too sweet to pass up too!

And Wee Life has the most adorable Halloween Paper Doll!

I REALLY need this and I'll show you why in a few days!

And finally, I am so excited I found these vintage printable images
at Matthew Mead! 
They are so amazing!

Have a wonderful weekend filled with Bubbles of Joy!
xxoo Nan

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

REDnesday! More vintage goodness

Happy REDnesday Everyone!

Here are two more pages from the vintage childrens book that I recently purchased. I'm having a little trouble getting this book to lay flat because of the spine but I think the images are ok.
 You can click on any of the pictures to bring up a bigger image, 
then right click and save!

 Don't forget to stop by  It's A Very Cherry World for more REDnesday fun!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Scripture In Pictures Sunday

Please click on the picture above to bring up a larger, 
clearer image, 
You may right click and save if you like!

 (footnote: the pictures above were taken on our trip 
to The Netherlands back in 2001)

 Please visit Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays for more inspiring, wonderful posts!
Have a Blessed Sunday everyone filled with hope and Joy!  xxoo Nan

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pink Saturday!

Happy PINK Saturday everyone!
While I was on vacation last week, I did a little antiquing. Normally I only do a little window shopping because the prices in most antique stores are not in my budget. Last week however; I scored several bargains! First, my girls and I were killing a little time so we went to one of those really big antique malls. You know, the kind that is in a former grocery store with lots of booths operated by different vendors. This place was so big we were there for an hour and a half and I only made it through 2 isles. I really wish I had taken my camera because at the front of the store were rows and rows of six foot tall glass cases filled with beautiful glassware all arranged by color. It was like looking at a crystal rainbow. Most of the pieces in these cases were depression glass, Fenton glass, Cambridge glass and pieces from similar manufacturers. And the Fiesta Ware, oh my! Every color imaginable in every type of plate, bowl, cup and serving piece you could possibly want. I have been wanting to collect a few pieces of Fiesta Ware so I thought I would see what was available, unfortunately, everything was way out of my budget. Then I spied these, a mismatched pair of salt and pepper shakers!

The price was right, $7.95 each, I think they were so cheap because they were mismatched, one yellow and one PINK and also because they were missing the stopper in the bottom. The best part, when I got to the register, they took another 20% off. I already had this little wire basket and they fit in it perfectly.

A few days later my sister and I were driving around Amish country and spied this big ole barn with a hand painted sign out front that read "Antiques and Old Things". We decided to check it out. They had some wonderful old furniture at really great prices. Oh how I wished I had an SUV to bring home just one of those pieces. Instead I found these two little matching PINK glass dishes.

I "think" they are Fenton glass and I have no idea what their intended use was but I'm going to put a tea light or maybe a votive candle in them. The best part, they were only $5.00 each!

On the last day of our vacation we stopped in this wonderful little antique store. There was so much to look at and the prices were great. If you read my post earlier in the week, I found three beautiful vintage childrens' books in the same store. My biggest bargain from this store was this little miniature planter. I love this little Pink squirrel, it is so precious. 

I can't imagine what you could possibly plant in it because it is only about four inches tall but at $5.00, I thought it was a steal. Here's a side view, isn't it sweet?

That's it for this PINK Saturday! Please stop by How Sweet the Sound and say HI to our host Miss Beverly!
Have a great weekend!  xxoo Nan

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday Freebies!!

Hi everyone, TGIF!
This week I found some really cool freebies.
Two weeks ago I shared a link to Free Pretty Things For You and the totally sweet printable Cowboy Tag. Well guess what? She has an equally sweet Cowgirl Tag to match!
And while you are there, check out the very pretty floral tag she has this week.

And from one of my FAV blogs, Jenny B of AllSorts has this printable AllSorts To Do list!

Stop by the Noble Wife and pick up the free pattern for this really cute Jack o'Lantern Apron!

And a new blog to me, Gwenny Penny has a free printable mini "Welcome Fall Banner" and cupcake toppers!

Izzy & Ivy has this totally adorable Hedgehog applique pattern! Even if you don't have little ones, I think it would be adorable made of paper for cards and such!

And last but not least, DO NOT MISS (yes, I know I'm yelling but I wanted to make sure you were paying attention) THESE hand puppets from
Just Another Day In Paradise!

They are too sweet!
That's it for this week! Have a wonderful, Bubbly weekend! xxoo Nan

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


As promised, I started scanning the pages in my "new" vintage childrens books and since it is REDnesday, I thought I would share two that have quite a bit of red in them. I had a teensy tiny problem though, the entire page would not fit on my scanner bed so I had to make two scans for each page. I'm also thinking I might need to reduce the resolution the next time I scan this book because the paper has a little bit of a texture and it distorts the pictures just a little. Anyway, here are two of the pages, I hope you enjoy them! xxoo Nan

  You can right click on any of the images to bring up a larger image,
then right click and save!


 And don't forget to visit Sue at A Very Cherry World 
for more REDnesday fun!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm Baaaaack!

     I'm back! Did ya'll miss me? LOL! I missed all of my bloggy friends! I said I was taking a little break and that was true but actually I was on vacation, I even left the country for a couple of days. I didn't want to broadcast the fact I would be gone, you just never know who is lurking. It is going to take me forever to get caught up on all of your blogs. I hope ya'll haven't been too chatty.
     Over the next couple of days I'm going to post a little travel log. I know it might be a little boring for you but I'm really doing it for myself. I want to have an actual record of what we did so I can look back on it in years to come. I will post pictures to go along with the log to keep it a little interesting.
     I did lots of shopping and bought some really cute "PINK" things I will be sharing this Saturday! I also did a little antiquing and one of the things I bought were these books.

How cute are they?! I think I paid less than $20.00 for all three. Over the next few months I will be scanning the pages and sharing them with all of you because they are just too cute not too.
Look at these sweet baby animals!

And these sweet little children!

And this is my fav of the three books, the pictures are just so rich.

But THIS is the most prized possession I came home with!

When my parents passed away, my sister took all the old family pictures to her home. She has divided and distributed  a very small portion of them between us but really, she hasn't even put a dent in them. We were looking for something else when she pulled this old photo album out of a box. I had never seen 95% of the pictures in this book because my grandmother gave them to my mom after I left home. The pictures above are all pictures of my Mom as a little girl. I am just overjoyed my sister let me take it with me as most of the pictures are one of a kind. I promised her I will remove them from this old nasty album, scan them, make a CD of all the pictures and divide the originals.
These pictures are of my sisters and me. I added arrows to ;point to yours truly.

Well, I'm off to get caught up on some of your blogs! TTFN, Nan