Friday, April 22, 2011

Some Days I Feel Like A Fruitloop In A Box Of Cheerios!

While looking through Etsy, I came across this cute illustration by tillbiedron! I do think it says it all, don't you?

Do you ever have those days when you can't say anything right and when you do finally get a logical thought together the words get all jumbled up in your mouth and people look at you with puzzlement like you're a fruitloop? That's a daily thing for me! LOL

I then decided to check out some of her other work. She's only been on Etsy since November of last year but what a shop! I love her banner too! She's a fabulous artist!

Let me show you a few more of her illustrations and fabulous wedding toppers!

Ha ha! She says she loves clowns (most clowns that is)! I think this is adorable, don't you? She has 3 available on this one!

And then for the kids room, this is priceless!!! Who wouldn't want this hanging in their baby's room! AND there's 2 available!!

And then we have the fabulous wedding toppers! This is just a sample of the toppers she sells in her shop. Aren't these adorable??? What I really love is that you not only get the wedding topper but the illustration that goes with it!

This is priceless! What a wonderful memory from a wonderful day!!!

There are many more cute and imaginative items in tillybiedron's shop and I encourage you to take a few minutes and browse!

Have a whimsical day everyone!! And get yourself out of that cheerio box if at all possible! LOL I'll be working on it! Tee Hee!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Did Someone Say This Is April 18?????

So my question it REALLY April 18th?? I was wondering because when I got up this morning and looked out the window I thought I might be dreaming and that it was January all over again! What is up with this snow??? Yesterday my backyard had green grass and needed to be raked! Today...... WHERE'S THE Shovel!!!! Just a glimpse in the photo above! I just couldn't help but take a few photos of the "white stuff" to share with you so you could believe me!

This photo is the front yard. Look at hubby's truck! If he were driving it, he would have to get his snow brush out! Whoaaaaaaaaa!!!!

And this is my front flower bed. Look at those poor daffodils. They don't look happy do they?

There's only one good thing about this snow. Yes, I said ONE GOOD THING!! We have a friend visiting here from Equador who was born and raised in Columbia and has NEVER seen snow. He was so hoping for this to happen. All I can say is, "Well Andreas, I hope you're happy!" LOL

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What?? Am I Really THAT Old??

The other day in The Wug's Backyard Blogspot, she was writing about antiques and collectibles and asked what we collected. Well in my response I told her that I collected salt and pepper shakers when I was a little girl and that my grandmother had given me a set of Tobys. That led to "what are Tobys?" And so today I thought I'd share a few photos of my Tobys, and a few of my salt and pepper shaker collection.
While rummaging through, I also found a set of English cottage ware that was my Mothers. Forgot I had those! But another thing I found was an old doll that was part of a doll collection I had as a little girl, most of which got left in a trunk in the attic of a house we moved away from. That doll is the one in the first photo. It's a British guard. That doll reminded me that I'm not as young as I used to be! LOL That doll must be 50 years old!! Imagine that! Let's not talk about it, okay? Now I'll show you my Tobys:

First of all, I have a teapot and cream pitcher. There's a reason why these are in a box! LOL

Notice the handle on the cream pitcher. Evidently it's rare to see them with a gun handle.

The one on the far left is a sugar bowl. The middle is one of a set of salt and pepper shakers as is the woman on the end. In fact, let me show you the set with the woman:

I actually think they're kind of cute, don't you? Now on to my salt and pepper shaker collection. I actually have about 35 sets, so I picked out some favorites to share.

I forgot how old these were till I took the newspaper of them and the paper crumble! Ha ha!! This last one has always filled my house with laughter! Unfortunately, I broke one a LONG time ago, but you'll see by the photos why this was such a conversation piece!

Isn't she sweet? You take the bow off to fill it! But wait you say.........where are the holes?

Align got it!! Conversation piece for sure!!!
This just skims the surface of my collection, but I hope you all enjoyed the tour.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!