27 April 2009

Do I need to come down from my cloud..??!!

Last Saturday Lisa and I headed to Camas to attend a special event, Whimsical Wishes, organized by our friends Julie and Christa, from Kindred Roses. What a lovely show!! I was so excited when I got out of the house I even forgot my camera!! Make sure to stop by Lisa's blog to see wonderful pictures of the vendors' booths!! I couldn't resist "borrowing" a picture from her... It truly was a pleasure to attend, as we met with wonderful vendors and ran into some our favorite people!!! I was beyond excited with the lovely treasures I brought home!!!

After the show, we made a mandatory stop at the Camas Antique Mall and then headed to Monticello to visit the Garden Show... A few more treasures scored and then it was time to come home, as I didn't want to miss my youngest daughter's soccer game!!! Here are my finds for the day...

I love old walpaper boxes, this one has a tray in the middle for sewing notions...

... darling little sewing chest of drawers and cute rose box...

... lovely rose painting (love the colors!)...

... wonderful piece of vintage fabric...

... love, love, love this silk fabric!!! How adorable is it??!!

... vintage ephemera...

... I fell in love with this old pink sconce!!! Can you blame me?

... couldn't resist this great vintage knitting bag and the darling crochet trim...

... This old apron is beyond cute!!!!!

... a couple of old boxes... Love the detail on the box with the lady!!

... cute wallpaper hatbox... One can never have too many!!

... and look at how cute these things are??!! I am a big sucker for vintage baby clothes, the crochet trim was a steal and those little wall baskets are beyond cute!!

I am also beyond excited that both Zita from Mlle Magpie and Sue from Bella Shabby have honored me with a very special award... The Renee Award was created in honor of a special person, Renee (who is fighting stage 4 breast cancer) by her friends, Bella and Ces.

Bella had the following to say about Renee: "Renee is one human being who has made such a difference in the lives of many just by being. Her honesty, wit, intelligence, and grit are a tremendous source of inspiration. She can elicit raucous laughter and guffaws in her banter, and then turn right around and offer the most heartfelt, gentle words of wisdom and emotional support. She is a spreader of love,simple and true. And her love is infectious."This is a brand new award and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds its way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak, giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns..."

Thank you, girls, for bestowing me with this special award, I am deeply honored!!!! It means a lot to me!!!!! I am supposed to pass this on, but I have such a hard time picking just a few wonderful people, I have over 170 blogs on my favorite list and I love them all!!!!! I am passing this onto all of you!!

Finally, let me gloat for a little bit as I share my girls' accomplishments.... Clara and Rita attended the Gymnastics State Championships yesterday in Eugene and did wonderfully!! Rita received a medal for 3rd place All Around for her age group and Clara scored a 1st place in Beam and 2nd place in Bars!!! Their team qualified third place out of 20 teams!! Clara was also honored at their gym's banquet (held last week) as Most Valuable Gymnast and Level 5 Gymnast of the Year (as chosen by her coaches and peers)!! We are so, so, SO proud of their accomplishments!!


  1. OMGOODNESS!! I want to bottle up your enthusiasm and keep it!!

    you are too cute! and so are all your finds (especially that apron-SCORE!)

    awesome job with isn't for the faint of heart!

  2. I had so much fun with you on Saturday. Congratulations to your lovely girls on their gymnastics accomplishments. They are amazing little athletes.

    Love you!


  3. Isabel,
    Lovely finds, good for you, sometimes I think we're the same person because we like the same things!
    It's a good thing we don't shop together, there might just be a fist fight!!!
    Congrats to your lovely daughters, that is a challenging sport in so many ways, you must be very proud of them!

  4. Oh WoW!!! You got some GREAT things on your shopping trip! Looks like you had a really good time.

  5. Congratulations to both of your daughters!
    What wonderful treasures you found! Love the rose print, the silk fabric, the ephemera, and the crochet piece...but the box is just 2 die 4 beautiful!!! Do you ever sell on line? You definitely scored big time!!

  6. Congrats to your girls! Did you do their hair?? They look very professional!
    Thanks for sharing your treasures. I LOVE the hat box!

  7. Congrats to your girls! And congrats to you for your award and all those finds, and your girls! ~Mindy

  8. What wonderful finds!!

    And hats off to you for the Renee award as well as the girls gymnastics!


  9. Are you like a pink magnet or what? Beautiful finds!!!
    Speaking of beautiful...your girls are beautiful. Tell them much congratulations on their accomplishments. Debbie

  10. like always....i am awestruck by your finds. you spot the best treasures and totally inspire me to spend more money than i need to when i hit the flea
    congrats on your award and your daughters' accomplishments.....
    best to you

  11. What an eye you have for finding the pretties!

  12. What an eye you have for finding the pretties!

  13. Isabel, you always come home with the sweetest treasures! I love everything that you found, especially that ruffly floral apron. Oh, and that pink sconce is super special too. Congrats to you and your talented gymnast girls!

  14. Congrats to your girls and for finding all those delicious treasures. What a great day!

  15. I just found your blog..I'm impressed, it's all amazing!
    Come visit mine, hope you'll enjoy it.
    Hugs, Federica.

  16. Oh, I love that pink wall sconce! and I would be proud too of those amazing kids!
    xoxo, Tiffany

  17. Thank you for your friendship and support! Glad you had a good time
    See you soon Julie & Christa

  18. love the pink sconce!!! I am sorry I missed the show...dang!

    my kids were in gymnastics too...we spent many hours at the gym meets....sigh...they are all grown up now..but, i believe that being in gymnatics helped shape them into the wonderful adults that they are now

    Heart Hugs,

  19. What great finds! Must have been quite a sale! Thanks for showing us! Karen

  20. Wow, you GO GIRLS! You're momma is SOOO proud, and she has a very good reason to be.
    Good luck with your future competitions.




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