Aug 6, 2013

Want'a Peek.........

I added some more things to this shelf. I store dishtowels, napkins,etc. in the vintage gym basket at the bottom.  The little red chippy paint stove is a favorite thing of mine. Lovingly handmade by someone, although I have no idea who :)

My comfort zone...this bedstead is over 100 years old. At a time when things were made to last!
 No cheap " made in China "  junk back in those days.

Thrift find for .25 cents, a beautiful butterfly pieced pillow case,all I had to do was stuff it.

Crocheting dish/washcloths...this one is so soft..I will use it as a washcloth.

Cottage Style...a .49 cent find from GW !  Not bad for a book with a $19.99 retail value.

It has some great decorating ideas within its pages.

Dolls in my bedroom.

She's another one of my favorites.
This is the only Barbie I own. I bought her a few years ago. She is the 50th anniversary reproduction of the  very first Barbie doll that was introduced in 1959. The year of my birth  :) I might add, I got her at a very good sale price.. as she was on clearance, marked down to $15.00 from the regular price of almost $60.00 I have never removed her from her box and don't think I ever will.

Hope you enjoyed peeking into my home today....blessings friends.


Deb said...

Hey, I was born in 1959 too! I had one of those early Barbies when I was little and kept it long enough that my girls played with her! I love that cute butterfly pillow. Great thrifty finds! Have a wonderful day.

Earlene Landis said...

It was fun Shelley.
I will never forget my first Barbie doll I got for Christmas.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Shelley..first thank you for stopping by.
No..the dolls came one by one from artists on ebay.

It looks like you have been doing the same thing I have. Fluffing the pillows. Certainly less expensive than shopping at stores!:)
I love your country look. I have NO idea what my style is. Mish mash of this and that. Just a bunch of things I really like a lot. Most ends up with daughters.
I had a few Barbies but they ended up with my little great granddaughter who cares for them better than I ever could.
And by the precious daughter Sandra that just passed away in February was born April 5, 1959. What a wonderful year that was for beautiful baby girls!

m. said...

Oh I really like the lovely :) Thank you for stopping by the cottage Shelley... m.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That stove is adorable! It's always fun to get a glimpse of your sweet home. Have a nice week! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Shelley, for inviting us in to enjoy your home with you! I always have fun seeing your sweet collection of goodies!
And that little stove really is the sweetest!
Love to you,

marie said...

I never had a Barbie...but my daughters had them. I love the one you bought...quite a deal!

Your little shelf looks so sweet. The stove is sweet and I love the little scottie dog. So cute!

Thanks for sharing all these little peeks. That Cottage Style book was a super find. Love GW!!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Wow, love your bedstead, Shelley! ♥

Sew Blessed Maw said...

I love it ALL~~~ The stove ...the bed post... the pillow.. wow..the dolls , Just everything..
What a great find on the book, I love decorating books. I read them over and over.
YOur shelf is looking great..

Deborah Hamilton said...

I really like that gym basket. It sure brings back memories of high school. I could use a bunch of those to organize my pantry. HA! Your crochet washcloth looks really nice!

Peggy said...

I love seeing all the special things that make your house a home.

DollZandThingZ said...

Shelley, the only Barbie doll in my doll collection is the same as yours--but out of the box!

Vintage and antique...recycling...all things that are part of our lives here, too. There is value in almost everything but we don't always recognize it.