Friday, May 20, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday 'baby dresses'

~ Three Vintage baby dresses ~
My new friend Lanie surprised me with these just the other day.
All three are made of different fabrics. 

This is my first time to join
Vintage Inspiration Friday with Debra at

Go to her blogspot for great inspiration. It's really something to chirp about!
These little dresses are adorable and they make me ponder what little
baby girls wore them...maybe to Church or a birthday party.
I need help...any ideas how best to display them? Ummm...on old dolls...?
My Chatty Cathy doll might need to be rediscovered. 
The way Lanie presented me was the sweetest.
Her note of friendship tucked inside made my heart smile.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A 'believe' surprise in the mail from Mary P.

My friend Mary P. sent me a wonderful surprise and
the first word I saw was the word believe. I am so happy to share with all my blogger friends. It always a blessing to hear from my friend Mary.
She and I are swap partner sisters friends 4-ever!
Can you see how Mary has a certain beautiful way of  making her gifts so special.
Look at the sweet cloth pin cushion. Isn't it pretty?
My husband said the cross stitching 'looks like the crown of Christ'.
She decorated box (with ribbon and lace) and set inside it the sweetest surprise.
Mary is so talented and so giving to others. If you get a chance and want inspiration visit her wonderful blogspot
How blessed I am and the heart will always remind me of love.
I read on a billboard this week - LOVE is spelled T - I - M - E
It takes time to show love and Mary inspires me in how she spends her time.
happy /'hap:l/ n. 1. feeling....
 There's that word 'believe' again. It's one I want to keep on the sticky side of my mind. Just yesterday, I shared with a friend that sometimes I'm like 'doubting Thomas'...remember he's the one who had to see Christ's scars. I want to always have faith and believe even when I cannot see.
On the inside of the box was another surprise. It is so small, I will share...

happy /'hap.l/ n. 1. feeling or showing pleasure, contentment, or joy (happy smiling faces) 2. causing or characterized by pleasure, contentment, or joy (a happy childhood) 3. used in formulae to express a hope that somebody will enjoy a special day or holiday,
A little block of home made soap that smells terrific.
Thank you so very much dear Mary! You made my day. You are really something special and I loved your surprise and will treasure it 4-ever. God works in wonderful ways and your gift with the word believe is the inspiration I needed.
I am happy, smiling ear to ear.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My beautiful Mother's Day Vintage brooch from Elizabeth Q.

Guess what I did right before we left for Church this morning?
I waited until this morning to open my swap package. I was so excited! Wow!

Elizabeth wrote the dearest note that my brooch belonged to her Mother who was the loving and Godly women.
Oh my, I sure don't feel worthy. How blessed I am and I'll treasure the beautiful bouquet with four little pearls. I have exactly four family treasures and they are the jewels of my life....(My husband, two daughters and son).

My husband took this photo so that I could show Elizabeth and everyone how
it looks and how it made me happy. I think it looked good on my pink jacket with my
pearl head band. I'm experimenting with hairstyles...
it's been 20 years with a short hair style..trying something new.

Elizabeth's presentation was so awesome. Everything!! The brooch was pinned on a dainty cotton cloth bag filled with lavender. Yep...smelled it for days before I opened it. Oh my, how did she know I love lavender? And then she also tucked a vintage hankie and Burpee Sunflower seeds.
Patty in Oz can't wait to plant those. Never too many sunflowers for this gal and varieties I can't wait to see!
Thank you so very much Elizabeth Q. for the sweet swap and of course Linda too. It sure makes my heart smile and have a new friend to share my journey with.
This will be a memorable Mother's day!
Hope all you blogger friends had a fantastic day too. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Vintage brooch sent to Elizabeth Q. my swap partner

Elizabeth Q. shared that she's happy with the Mother's Day Vintage brooch swap. I want to share with you blogger friends that I really have enjoyed making another new friend.
Ok...I know you're probably wondering..."Where's your Vintage brooch Patty?"
I have decided to wait and 'open' my swap package from Elizabeth on Sunday...
As you probably'll be a treat for Mother's Day.
I promise to share in a very near future post.

Thank you Linda at !
You have the best ideas & we love you!

I found the little Vintage 'Fancy Hat' brooch at an antique mall in Olathe, KS and purchased for Elizabeth.
The sparkle on the rim of the brooch has scattered glitter enclosed and the top of the hat is made of a 'screen' type material. The pearl was the perfect touch.
My new friend and swap partner Elizabeth shared that her favorite flowers were tulips and irises...
tucked in a few blank cards and a sweet little hankie with blue tulips.
Because it is Mother's Day...I added a Holy card with the Madonna and Christ child.
Elizabeth shared she really likes the book she likes to read.

Isn't the card art pretty? I do say so myself. I love how the blue and purple look together.
Ever since I can remember, I've thought purple irises smell like grape juice.
I wonder if I'm the only one who ever thought that?

Have fun wearing your Mother's Day Vintage brooches friends!

The Most Important Person on Earth ~ by Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty

The Most Important Person on Earth
The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral - dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creatures. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation.
"What on God's good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?'
~ Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty
The above is a writing I just love to share for Mother's day. I want to add that in my opinion, having a mother is as glorious as being one. Our Moms chose life. Also, this weekend is a wonderful time to thank those who have been like a mother in our lives. A phone call or note can be VERY meaningful. Remember too, Our Heavenly Mother Mary loves you...go to her in prayer and ask for her intercession. She will not let you down I promise.
Happy Mother's Day!
Patty in Oz