Sunday, June 29, 2008

vintage purses

I love the styles of the 1950's purses and clutches. They are so classic and timeless. I have been compiling a large collection of vintage scarves, pins, and purses, and have started to combine them into a great revitalized vintage modern purse.
all can be found in my ETSY SHOP.

happy shiny silver new years - sold

Dorothy goes to OZ - sold

1950's dance hall patten leather - sold

all that glitters is gold

Nana's beautiful cloth clutch

canary yellow Italian leather

mama's church purse

lady in red - sold

on the wrist - dance all night - sold

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rainbows at Higgins Beach


I love a good thunder storm or a "thunder boomer" per Ivan.


if you look closely you can see the double rainbow

"SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW"


and the reflection in the sand...


through the beach roses....

SELECT LINK BELOW

"THE RAINBOW CONNECTION"

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ivan's last day of kindergarten.......and other pictures


the year went by so fast!!!

notice crazy Ollie at the top of the picture..

Land Rover Jaguars - T-Ball Team!

Ivan running to first....

Ivan gets to first....very excited about the very pretty first baser nicole........

hangin' out with the team.....

Ivan and his best buddy Jacob.

I...S...A...B...E...L...L...A...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ivan's first concert.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ivan turns 6!

what a crazy fun filled day. Ivan had a blast!!!!
I have no idea how many kids there were...it felt like 100!
kids eating, playing, wrestling, swimming......phew!

Ivan loves cake...well actually frosting.....

all his bro's - Jacob, Daniel, Steven, and Seamus

make a wish...."I wish for a Game Boy"

cake and friends Jacob, Steven, and Miss Molly

"Go away all you boys"
Miss Molly getting mad because
Ivan is not paying attention to her!!!!

Ivan...Ivan...Ivan....look at me!

opening presents!

more presents........

Miss Nicole

Miss Isabella


Seamus ate 5 corn dogs! (among other things)

double dad duty for Sadie, and Lily

Ivan loves a good party!

Thomas eating?????!!!!!!

I would have never made it through this crazy day without Becky's help! Thank You!!!!!!

Beach fun!

Ivan loves Grandma's frosting!!!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

on the side of the road.....

I, at times consider my self to be a lucky person. I have won things throughout my lifetime, and have found some pretty amazing things for great prices....but nothing beats a great FREE find along the side of the road. I have found tables, pottery, tools, a TV, a fabulous 1950's kitchen/bread island, but my favorite find to date is this very pretty 1954 Singer 185J Sewing Machine.



The case was intact along with all the parts. Having researched this vintage marvel on the internet, I have found that most consider this to be one of the best that Singer has produced...."a real work horse". I took her to Tony's for a look-see, the only thing she needed was a belt $4.00. I did have him give her a good tune up and cleaning.......I haven't sat down to give her a try, but I will soon. (good lord, I sound like a man describing his boat or car....calling my sewing machine a "her, or"she!)

Monday, June 2, 2008

open toe outing

I was not informed that it was an open toe outing....everyone had open toe shoes or sandals with their toes all painted in pretty colors(actually there was one who had on Birks, with no paint - yikes!).....

what Terri wore on her feet (real Manolo Blahniks)


what I wore on my feet. (real Frye - no need for painting or shaving!)


Becki the winner! isn't she cute! she was sooo excited!
this is her essay that won.....

Dear Tim,

O-M-G!!!! Send me, Coast style to see the Sex and the City movie!!! I am on the edge of my seat!!!!!!!!!!! Are all those teasers I've seen in the media with the fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker (aka Carrie) really just dream sequences??? Will she or won't she marry Big??

I have to admit, I was once a huge fan of Aidan. I found myself rooting for him, but now I want Carrie to have her happily ever after, and Big is her McDreamy, right? Oops, did I just slip into a Mer-Der coma? I had to get my chic-flic fix somewhere right? Grey's Anatomy did the trick for a while.....but I've been waiting four long years for Sex and the City to hit the big screen. And some of those have been painful years. Don't even get me started on the pre-strike season of Grey's. Absolute CRAP, if you asked me. But I have faith Sex on the silver screen will not disappoint!!!

Pick my sister, our gal pals, and I up in that limo and I guarantee we'll be decked out Sex and the City Style! My sister will most definitely wear her new Red Patent Peep-Toe Manolo Blahniks. Which were a 40th birthday gift inspired by Sarah Jessica's fabulous style. And I'll be sporting a Bitten ensemble (FYI Bitten is SJP's clothing line). Eva, have you seen her stuff at Steve and Barry's? So cute and affordable, too!!!! Everything is under 20 bucks. It is worth the trip to the Auburn Mall just to stock up.

Oops, I'm off track again, so in closing.... PICK ME!!! CHOOSE ME!!! SEND ME!!!! to Sex and the City Coast style!!! (Did you get that last Grey's reference? :)