Friday, September 25, 2009

A big "Hi" with a hug and WELCOME!
I want to invite you to stop by next Saturday to see my newly revamped blog. Debbie of All In My Cottage...the link is on the side bar, does beautiful designs and always makes me happy! She knows I get restless and have to change things every now and then. I haven't seen it yet either, so it will be a big surprise for us all.

She is, also, designing a new blog for me to sell from, "Adrianna's Boutique" and I will be having give-aways and little creating tips, too. When it is ready I will let you all know.

Many years ago when we lived in Manassas, Va. I was crazy about trunks. One of the ones I purchased there, with the plan to refurbish it, had many ladies magazines, from long ago, in the bottom. I was so excited, even tho many had corners nibbled by the house mouse and they weren't in the greatest conditon, I thought they were a great treasure. I was thrilled, and this is the cover from one of them. I am captivated by the image and soft pretty colors and will try with Adobe Photo Shop to clean it up a bit and then it will become something pretty....maybe on a vintage box.....or????

I love the illustrations of the early 1900's. They have such a charm about them and reflect the gentler side of life, something I think we all yearn for today. And, don't they look happy, too?

This is a little pin cushion I had fun making this week.....I didn't spend too much time creating as I was too excited to have our son here. Do you see the little bear winking at you? Can you guess her secret?

And....Another Door Charmer with a darling Frances Brundage Image which I named "Lilly" after my ten year old granddaughter...when she was a toddler she could have posed for this portrait and she is a little beauty today! And the picture of the cute little blond boy? Well, that is the son that visited this week, when he was about 7 years old!

These two items can be seen on < EBAY >

A big Thank You to Beverly of How Sweet The Sound... for no matter what, being our host for our fun PINK SATURDAYS! Be sure and visit her for this weeks list of pink ladies to visit.

Thank you for coming for a Saturday don't know how I look forward to reading comments from you all!
AND....don't forget to come by, next Saturday, to see my new look...


fannipauline said...

Oh Jil, I love the picture. What a wonderful treasure you have in that. You are truly blessed to have those great old magazines. What a wonderful thing to have something so different and the fun you are going to have with them. And the best part is that they will be different from most of the others we see. I say - yeah boo!!!
Hugs and Blessings...Pauline

fannipauline said...

Jil, I forgot to tell you what a simply adorable bear pincushion you have on. She is a real cutie and your hanging pillow does look a lot like that adorable sweet Lilly. I am creating again and love it - what fun I am having, and I am doing things I have not seen anywhere else. Mine are my very own designs - I did not "take" from anyone - but you know I do all ooak creations.
Hugs again and more blessings.....Pauline

Tara said...

That door charmer is charming! I can't wait to see your new revamped blog. Everyone seems to feel the need for change. It must be the change of seasons. Happy Pink and have a great weekend!

Vicki said...

Hi, Jil,
You found a real treasure when you found the trunk and the magazines. I, too, love those soft vintage images. I know you must have enjoyed your visit with your son. Your pin cushion and door hanger are both so pretty, love them both. Happy Pink Saturday to you. Vicki p.s. I look forward to seeing your new blog look.

Anonymous said...

lots of lovely pink happy saturday

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful pink post. I love tis header very much. Happy pink Saturday

Nancy said...

Can't wait to see your redesigned blogs. How fun! Everything is so beautiful as always. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jil,
Love all your pinks. I especially like the birdhouse! Happy Pink Saturday.


Char said...

Jil, will wonders never cease. Pete and I have been collecting antique trucks for years now. You were lucky to find a treasure in yours, ours have never yield anything but pure joy. Happy Pink Saturday, your offerings this week are gorgeous, I love the pincushion and the hanger. You should put a buy it now button on them. Take care and catch you later, Char

GwendolynKay said...

Love the vintage magazine! That pin cushion is really cute, have never seen any like it before.

Mary Bergfeld said...

You've chosen such delicate pinks to share with us today. They are all lovely. That trunk was a real find. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Love the little bear pincushion you made. How cute he is.

I will be back next week to see your new look. Terry

Tammi said...

Hi Jil,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is always so nice to meet fellow Michiganders!

I love your current blog look so I can't wait to see what you have in store next week.

I love the Port Huron area; I spent a fair amount of time there a few years ago. I think the little village where I visited frequently was Lake Port??? A few miles north of the mall and Meijer.

I love the area near the water in town with those amazing old houses!! I always dream of living in one of those. I'm in the Saginaw area, however I'm looking for a job in North Carolina to relocate there to be closer to my daughter.

Happy Pink Saturday and blessings!


Hello Matilda! said...

Thanks for your visit and your nice comments!
You are welcome in my Dulce Diciembre everytime you want!

Hugs! :)

Sarah said...

Lovely images from 1906. I can just imagine the fun you had looking through these and reading each one. What a great find! Thanks for sharing. If you have time, please stop by for a visit. I left two Pink Saturday posts this week. I'm guest blogger for the QCI this month so my post for that blog is all about some interesting French pottery. There are some pink pieces. :-) ~ Sarah

Claudia said...

I love all those vintage images, too. Lovely pinks this week. I look forward to seeing your new blog design next week! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cinnamonstitch said...

Hi Jil,
Thank you for suggesting this fun blogging to me, it has been wonderful scanning through everyones blogs today. One of those days for me. I cant wait to see what your going to make with that magazine image, its absolutely beautiful. Ive never seen that on anything. :)

The Pink Birdhouse said...

The 1906 images are just so pretty, at times I think I must have been born in the wrong century, since things from back then effect me so much more strongly then things of today! Your Ebay items are lovely, I will have to hop on over there and check them out.

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi Sweet Friend.
I can't wait to see your new Blog, how exciting~~I'm so glad you got to have your Son visit~also waiting to see what you do with the magazine covers, whatever~`I know it will be Beautiful~~one of a Kind I might add!!
Hugs and more Hugs
marian elizabeth

Abatevintage said...

Hello what a beautiful blog you have. Thank you for visiting me today on Pink Saturday its lovely to meet you. I have followed I love your blog. Have a wonderful weekend, and please stop by again to visit.


My Crafty Little Page said...

Pretty image. I'll be back to see the new digs but I really like your old background, too! Happy day to you. :)Nancy

Anonymous said...

Your current blog is so pretty,Jil. I love your olde magazine. Have a Happy Pink Saturday (what's left of it;)

Beverly said...

Jil, I can't wait to see your anticipated changes. I just know they will be beautiful.

I am glad you had time with your son.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Marina Capano said...

Cute pics!!!

lovely post!


A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Jill, I love your little teddy bears, they are so sweet and perfect for the pin cushions. What a lovely idea, talk soon, Maureen....