Monday, January 31, 2011

More altered bottle fun

I have been playing around making a few more altered
bottles lately and I wanted to share them with you .
I am headed up to my booth today in the calm before
the storm. We are supposed to get from 12-20 inches
of snow tomorrow! Waaaaa...I want to move south!
Anyone down there want some company?? lol.

{my bff just got back from Hawaii...I bet she will wish she
was still there after tomorrow!}

I am thinking I might keep the FAITH bottle
for it.
Happy Monday and stay cozy! Blessings~

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blissful Living Store...part 2

I woke up today feeling like I had been hit by a mac
truck which sometimes happens since I was
diagnosed with fibromyalgia over 20 years ago. It is pretty much under control, but once in awhile
this happens so I stay in and rest. What better time
to do another post of the gorgeous Blissful Living Store.

I just love the way they put all their vignettes together.

I have a wire cloche cover just like this one so I
think that means I have *good taste*?? lol.

I have a similiar birdbath that this would be
a neat idea for.

Loving these old know me and bottles.
Can't have enough to alter and sell online and in
my booth at the antique mall.

Love this idea for using old player piano rolls. I have also been tossing around the idea for a few
weeks of using them as a backdrop in my booth .

Another neat idea for what I believe was once an old
glass carrier.

Aren't these little rabbits just too cute? Adorable!

I would love to have one of these old dress forms someday.
I have a vintage one that is plastic and pink, but I would
love to have one similiar to this one.

I hope you enjoyed my tour of this beautiful store.
Blissful Living
If you didn't check out my first post be sure and scroll
down and get the info on this gorgeous place.

On another note I see that I have passed 400 followers! I am just amazed that anyone wants to read what I have
to say let alone that many people.
Stay tuned as I will be having a giveaway soon!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blissful Living (and I met a follower!!) Post 1 of 2

Extremely happy; full of joy; experiencing,
indicating, causing, or characterized by bliss.

Blissful definition
A gorgeous store filled with vintage and home
decor items that would definitely make a person
extremely happy and full of joy.

as their business card says:
A cure for the common old

Am I ever glad that I was pointed to this store while
I was antiquing yesterday in Blissfield, Michigan.
I wish I would have gone across the street and
taken a photo of the full store on the outside.
Maybe next time I will remember.

This beautiful frame is in the window.
(as you can see I am not a good photo taker
through glass. sorry. You can also see my
reflection. I need photography classes! :)

The front window...the pom poms really drew me in.
I have some exactly like these hanging in my booth!

Love is in the air...pretty Valentine

I came home with one of these glittery crown picks.

I also purchased a pillow like this one.

LOVE...this display with the old typewriter. Makes me want mine back, but I haven't a clue
where I would put it .

Don't you just love this saying:
*In our home let love abide
and bless all those who step inside.*

Isn't this old suitcase display neat? I just love how
they mix the old and new together. If I lived closer I think
my wallet would be in trouble. :)

I stepped inside this fabulous store and knew right away
that I wanted to take photos for my blog so I asked
permission and then went to the car and got my camera.

As I was taking picture one of the co-owners was chatting
with me and she suddenly looked at me and said,
"what is your name"...I told her and she said ,"Wayside...
and I blurted out...WAYSIDE TREASURES.

She gave me a big hug and I said,
" and you are???...
She sweetly said, "Oh you don't know
me. I am a follower and I just love your blog"!

How fun is that?? I was blown much so
that I got all tongue tied and said stupid things like, "Had I known I would have seen you today I would
have done my hair"...WHO says that?? I think I got the
blithering idiot award for the day. lol. I am kinda
a foot in mouth person sometimes and that was
one of those times.

So Marian...if you are reading this
I am so sorry! I will try to do better next time.
Loved meeting you and hope to see you again!
You would also have thought I would have gotten
a photo of her and I together , but no...not this gal.
My brain was not functioning correctly. ha!

Be sure and visit Blissful Living if you are in the
Blissfield area. I pinky promise that you will LOVE
this store.
You can find them on facebook here
and their address is:
122 S. Lane St.
Blissfield, Michigan
Hours: Mon-Sat. 11-6

{more photos to come in my next post} Blessings~

Friday, January 28, 2011

Love in any language

Je t'aime
Ya ti-bya lyu blyu
Ani o hev ot cha
I love you
The sounds are all as different
As the lands from which they came
And though the words are all unique
Our hearts are still the same.
Love in any language
Straight from the heart
Pulls us all together
Never apart
And once we learn to speak it
All the world will hear
Love in any language
Fluently spoken here.
{Song lyrics as sung by Sandi Patti}

I think silver is so hard to photograph so these
photos leave a lot to be desired. I did find out
that a tripod is my new best friend though.
I takes me awhile to get into what
everyone else has known and used all along.

Happy Thursday~

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Key to my heart

What do you think about my latest candle
makeover? This one was so simple and fun
and it will not be going to my booth. It is staying
at my house. lol.

I purchased the cardboard keys at Michaels
a few weeks ago and picked up the metal embossed
heart somewhere in the past because I just knew
I would find a use for it eventually.

I started with a tall glass candle from the Goodwill that I spent 1.00 on.

and then I took one of these vintage lace sleeves
out of my *stash*...

...slipped it over the candle...

...and finished it off with ribbon, string, heart
and the key. Love how it turned out and the
best part is when I get tired of it I can change
it up because I didn't glue the lace to the candle.

I will be linking up with Kathleen over at
Faded Charm for White Wednesday tomorrow.