Saturday, September 25, 2010

PUSHING BUTTONS.....wrong ones!

Seems as though, sometime last February, I pushed the wrong button and immediately cut this blog off from the outside world!!!!!  WHAT? 

Yes, faithful followers, your "blog roll" or "follower's list" may show that I have NOT posted for seven months.  Not true!  I must have had some free time and started playing with my it would not send out  new blog updates when I posted. Duh!

Thanks to dear Marla at Always Nesting , who took the time to e-mail me yesterday and ask what was going on, I think it is fixed.  Marla, also, went in and deleted the old blog connection on her computer, replaced it with the new, rebooted and all is.......WELL!  Thoughtful people like Marla are why we blog, I can't thank her enough for all of her help.

So, if you had given up on me because you thought it had been months since I posted.....PLEASE, PLEASE try again.....I'M BACK!

A month or so ago, I changed the look of my blog page and the header.  Today, I'm going to share a few more photos from the same little cabinet that holds the header vignette.

First, let me tell you that this cabinet sits on a shelf my husband made from old corbels and a shelf and is hung on the wall beside the bed.  Notice the little cabinet that sits on that shelf, I bought it at a garage sale for a dollar, painted it white and lined it with dictionary pages.

bedroom 004I LOVE my cool antique bed frame.  I purchased the head and foot from a friend for a cheap reasonable price, had it sand blasted and painted.  Then we had a welder add a piece to lengthen both side rails, so our queen size mattress would fit. 

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My blog header is the second shelf from the top.


Everything in this little cabinet holds special meaning to me.  Call me sentimental!




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The collage is one of mine, the very small perfume bottle was given to me when I was about 9 or 10 years's little glass perfume dauber is still intact.  The spray of pearls, I bought when we went to the big sale in Round Top, TX.  I just like the color of the box!

bedroom 009This is a photo of my kids, and my parents, was taken back when mullets were more of a fashion statement than a joke!  All three boys have the hair style of the day, for which they tease each other now! 

The newspaper clipping is a favorite of mine, it reads  "My age doesn't bother me but I am appalled at the age of my children".........who doesn't relate to that! 

The middle pill box is new, the one on the left was a gift from a friend, who was an antique dealer in Bellingham, WA for many years.  Sadly, she past away a couple years ago.  She, also, gave me the little rouge "pot" on the right.

bedroom 007I don't collect glass or baskets, but I really like this little hob nail cranberry glass basket.  The paper weight I found at a sale some where. 

The two beaded bags are very special to me!  Both of them were gifts, many years ago, from my friend in Bellingham.  The one in the back, I believe, has it's origins with a Native American tribe.  The little coin purse in front reminds me of something from WWII or the late 30s, early 40s.

P.S.  If you read the "comments" you will find one from Staci, my granddaughter, who remarks about how much that little beaded red, white and blue bag that held the little round "rouge pot" when she was little.  Now, she has shared that history with her little Emma, who is 4.  That is how sweet memories linger!

bedroom 010Last, but not least, is the photo of my hubby when he was 12 or 13 years old.  The rose ball I purchase some where, it is still slightly fragrant and I love it!

A psychologist might have a field day with this post because these are some of my most meaningful and sentimental possessions.  What do you think they say about me?

I know it says my heart goes pitty pat over blue-green and pinkish coral....(did you see that coming?) and I have a handsome husband, three equally handsome sons, a beautiful daughter, I miss my parents and my good friend from Bellingham?

I just know, it gives me great joy just to look at these treasures and remember friends, family and places I have been.

Come with me as I link to the following blog parties Metamorphasis Monday, Blue Monday, Tabletop Tuesday, Rednesday and White Wednesday.  Thanks for visiting, please leave a comment and come again.


Terra said...

I am glad to see you are back, and thank you for sharing these pretty treasures with us here.

Staci said...

Emma really enjoyed this post too. Thanks to me telling her what was in that rouge pot and how it lived in the american flag purse when I was growing up, it holds a special little place in her heart now too. What little girl doesn't want to play with a sparkly beaded purse wuth make-up in it? :) How interesting that some of your favorite little things are some of the things that hold the fondest memory for me as a child.

Annie Joy said...

I am happy to see that you're still posting and enjoyed your comments about your keepsakes. I love decorating with beloved items! Annie

GardenOfDaisies said...

I absolutely LOVE that iron headboard!! Wish I had one. That is a great idea to have a welder adapt it to fit today's bed sizes.
And I totally understand how pushing one little button can mess things up on your blog. I did that not long after I started blogging and wiped out all my followers... not on purpose. What a wonderful friend Marla was to help you out!

Quiltemarerittet said...

Now you are on my blogroll! It´s so interesting to read your stories and look at your picture´s.
BTW...My father Inge is buying antique´s and other things when he came over it. His and my mom´s house is full of it! I hated it when I was born. He is 68 years old these days and antiques is his therapy. Find with me....If I need something I ask him and he would not give it to me. When I was younger I said to him that one day it would be mine!" No," he said. " I will take it with me in the dead!"
Se you!

Cherry Chick said...

Glad to see you are back. I was wondering why I had a million post on my Google Reader from you all of a sudden. Now I understand!
Take care and leave those buttons alone.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Hey there fellow Oregonian! Marla is wonderful and picks up on the slightest litte problem with blogland issues. Actually Blogger was deleting many posts' from other bloggers today which is so frustrating when you've put the time and effort into posting.
Well anyway, haooy bloggin and I am now your latest follower my friend!

Neabear said...

Fun post! Love the BLUE on the little bead bag for Blue Monday. Also love the idea of lining the shelves with dictionary pages. That looks great!

Happy Blue Monday!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I so loved this post. Such sweet sentiment and I think a psychologist would think you loved your family. You just charmed my heart with this post.

Oh and your bedroom looks gorgeous too!

genny said...

glad to be here, i am joining blue monday and saw you there. cheers!

Knicky Knacks said...

Thanks so much for the Canning Label link. It worked! Greatly appreciated. I hope to feature some of the labels next Saturday on my Handmade Christmas Challenge meme. The labels are just gorgeous and perfect for Christmas gift ideas. Thanks again and have a wonderful week. Tracey

SmilingSally said...

Happy Blue Monday! Blogland is full of helpful friends.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your blue things here and there on the tabletops are great, but what really drew my eye was the fernery...wicker planter at the foot of the bed being used for a place to store books. What a brilliant idea and use...we have one on our porch that is currently storing gardening gloves and shovels, but I like your use better! Happy blue Monday.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

have a smiling day.
lovely blue thoughts and images.

Donnie said...

Welcome back- Ain't technology Blue Monday.

Kathy said...

I love the shelf and the story of your favorite pieces in the little cupboard. The room is just lovely and how nice to have the shelf rather than a nightstand -Wow gives it such a cottage feel. I actually did not know that an iron bed could be made bigger -I often see wonderful vintage twin size on Craig's list and have always passed them by -Well no more -I'll tell my welder my sentamental friend said.....:-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful room and I love that bed.

Anonymous said...

Awww, you are so welcome! :)

I love your new header and I love the history behind it even more. Your bedroom is beautiful, full of love and sentiment.

Unknown said...

Wonderful collection, and I loved that bed. The rooms looks very cozy and comfortable. Thanks for sharing and visiting.

Anonymous said...

Glad you got your blog problems solved and love the look of your pretty bedroom!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh this is the most precious post. I love all of your sentimental treasures. It's wonderful to look at treasures from the past and remember the places, people and event. Your room is stunning and I am so glad you have your blog fixed. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh, I also forgot to tell you thank you for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Ashley said...

Gorgeous bed! It's the small things that become so sentimental to me, too.

Diann said...

Everything looks so pretty. that bed is just beautiful and your little shelf is so fun with all your keepsakes.

Marlis said...

Loved getting a glimpse into you through this post. The shelf and contents are darling.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am really loving that iron bed and the pretty white quilt! And your shelf is beautiful. I am sentimental, too. We should be surrounded by the things we love!

Happy Tabletop Tuesday!


A Whole Lotta Magic said...

I love your cool antique bed too!

Jack and Al are the cutest!


Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your bed is gorgeous and I love your shelf with all your charming treasures!

Happy Rednesday,

Ann said...

Ooh...what wonderful treasures you have!! The iron bed is great.:o) I also think your sentimental treasures are perfect! I had to laugh at the mullet comment!!
The Tattered Tassel

Unknown said...

Oh welcome back! :) LOL! How frustrating! Sounds like something that I would do. UGH!

I love your treasures and that little cabinet is darling!! :)


★Carol★ said...

I love everything in that little cabinet, especially since most of it has sentimental value to you! To me, that's the best way to decorate. My favorite is that patriotic beaded coin purse!
Happy REDnesday!

Unknown said...

Your iron bed is a lovely piece and all your sentimental treasures remind me of mine. Cling to your sweet treasures..they are of grand value :)