Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What A Fun Week I Have Had!!

I have been in Missouri visiting my sister Jeannie.  My other sister Rita and I go up for the annual CityWide Garage Sale each year and have our "Sisters' Weekend".  We always have such a good time.

But first, before we get to that - I have been making Mother's Day Memory pillows.  Check them out on my Etsy.

So, here they are:

#1 - SOLD

#2 - SOLD




and #6

They are 8" x 10" and are covered in vintage lace - all hand sewn on.  The doilies form a pocket in which I have put a reproduction of a Mother's Day card and a Mother and child photo.  You can insert personal items if you desire. 

Now, on to the garage sales -

You see several McCoy pieces - SCORE!!  The two round pieces that are identical - one is marked McCoy and the other is USA but they are identical.

I especially love these turned knives and butter knives.

Lots of pretty plates, vintage linens and of course, S&P Shakers.

Isn't this aqua and red vintage tablecloth precious?  It will certainly make some adorable pillows.  And the aqua dog is protecting it.

Look at the beautiful and delicate embroidery on this piece.

More dishes and a framed Counted Cross Stitch piece.

This was at one house we shopped at.  The lady said it was a Wisteria.  Isn't it gorgeous?  The only bad thing was that it was completely covered in big yellow and black bumble bees.

I also got this concrete piece for my flowerbeds.  And speaking of flowerbeds....

this is my new Columbine.  And can you believe that my Hosta has gone from this

to this in one week?

God does amazing work, doesn't He?

This is only about one third of my haul.  So, stay tuned for more and also a special announcement of a great giveaway in the next few days.




  1. You done good! I love the memory pillows, but my husband already feels I have a "shrine." Love what you do with your finds.

  2. I was wondering where you were, Judy! Glad to hear all is well and that you were at your sister's house. You find such good stuff (LOVE that tablecloth!)...you and I would be dangerous together, lol. I can't believe that's only 1/3 of what you found - wow! Can't wait to see the rest.

  3. Judy,
    These are fabulous finds and honestly your memory pillows are exquistie. I really need to visit your shop.
    I am in the need of some "frenchy," type pillows do you make those by chance??

  4. Judy, I love your pillows and the treasures and all your plants. Sounds like a fun time with your sisters. It is good for you to take time for each other. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. A great week, indeed, Judy. I just snagged one of your pillows - yippee! I love everything you got - show us more, show us more! Those turned butter knives are special, and all your linens look terrific - such nice handwork (the cross-stitch too). Of course, the Mccoy pieces are great, and little green bull terrier is too cute. Oh my, my gardens have done the same as yours in one week - everything looks like it's exploded in glory. Thank you for sharing your handmade treasures - I look forward to my package coming (but no hurry, take your time).
    Rita C at Panoply

  6. Wonderful finds Judy, so glad you had fun with your sisters.

  7. Hi Judy,
    It sure is pretty over here! Love your gorgeous pillows. My sister is visiting this week and we are having so much fun...nothing like Sister time together.


  8. You sure did score big at the sale! Great that you can spend some time with your sisters also.
    Looks like your garden is coming to life.
    I had my daughter dig up my puny hosta and take it to her house - maybe she can make it grow. LOL
    Enjoy your evening.

  9. Judy, your pillows are beautiful and what a haul you got. I can't believe your hostas are already that big. WOW!!! xo Laura

  10. The pillows are absolutely fabulous! I LOVE #2 and if I could I would be buying that puppy! You always find the best stuff!

    1. Thanks Ceekay. I love doing delicate handwork and working with vintage laces and linens.

      Thanks for dropping by.


  11. Lovely keepsake pillows! I see some pretty dishes/plates with pink flowers on them! Swoon!!! Looks like you found many nice treasures and had some fun.

  12. The pillows are GORGEOUS!!! I am so jealous of your sisters weekend garage sale fun.You certainly found some wonderful items.

  13. Your pillows are really precious Judy! So glad you had a fun weekend with your sisters. And wow ~ what scores! You found so many really nice treasures. Hope the weather up in your area has improved. It's good here now and I am so relieved after so many violent storms last week.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susa and Bentley

  14. Judy, I absolutely adore your pillow's. I ordered one for my sister and one for an ill friend last year. They loved them !!! Much to my surprise , you gifted me with one while I was dealing with an illness. You have a heart of gold !!! Rita C.is going to lovvvvve her's !! Loved your haul. Who ever said you didn't have a green thumb, your perennial's look great. Take care sweet gal, TT

  15. Wonderful finds!! Love the memory pillows...they are beautiful!! I'm making my mom a pillow for her birthday using doilies and a pretty pin that I made for her.

  16. Your pillows are beautiful - you do such lovely work Judy. WOW look at all the treasures you found. I am so glad that you and your sisters are having a ball.
    Enjoy your time with them.

  17. Judy, so glad you had a great week! Love the memory pillows, so pretty. I am a big fan of pottery so I'm loving all your great finds. Claudia is doing a series on McCoy and I'm enjoying it very much and recognize a few pieces in your photos! Your garden is looking great.

  18. Judy you are a talented lady, love your sweet pillows & what an eye for gathering of more treasures~!

  19. Hi Judy, LOVE your new pillows!! You sure found some great treasures too and had fun with your sisters in the process. Your blooms are gorgeous and I watched my Hosta's do the same thing. God's artwork is beautiful!!
    My neighbor has the Wisteria too and the scent is heavenly!
    Hugs, CM

  20. You always find the best things, Judy. LOVE those little butter knives that you came across.
    I LOVE those memory pillows you made. They are gorgeous!!!! I am so glad you were able to go visit your sister and had fun doing it. Sure wish I had a sister --especially as I get older. xo Diana

  21. Wow you really found some wonderful treasures to bring home!! Love the old butter knives too! The purple Wisteria is so pretty!! And love your beautiful hand sewn pillow pouches for Mother's day!! I'll have to go take a peak in your Etsy shop :) Wishing you a lovely day! xo Holly

  22. I hope your sister weekend was Great. You certainly found some great items! And, to anyone thinking of purchasing a memory pillow...DO IT!! I have one, LOVE IT, so well made!!!! Sending hugs! Cindy xoxo

  23. So glad you had a great time with your sisters, Judy! Your Mother's Day memory pillows are a lovely idea, so pretty.
    And what treasures you found......so many gorgeous things....I love the little dog :)
    Wishing you a happy day!
    Helen xox

  24. As always, you find the best stuff! Much love to you, my friend.

  25. Lovely pillows Judy! It must be fun to make them.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...