Saturday, June 26, 2010

How fun is this!

I am so excited! La Bella Vie is the featured blogger today on this sweet blog; Thoughts from Meme's Corner blog spot!

This lovely lady "LV" asked me if she could feature my blog on her Saturday post, needless to say I was thrilled to accept her sweet invitation.

Thank you LV at "Meme's Corner" for featuring me on your darling blog and most importantly for calling me "friend". I am honored.

If you get a chance, stop by Meme's Corner and say hi!

Her post today was about taking time to stop and smell the Roses so I thought I'd toss in a picture of me, Mrs. Bee stopping to smell a rose!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Meet Little Dainty Miss...

Welcome to another "Vintage Thingie Thursday". This week I've decided to feature one of my favorite vintage collections. This adorable little vintage collection is called "Dainty Miss" and they were born in 1957...a very good year! 
Aren't they just the cutest little gals you've ever met?

And here they are!

Friday, June 18, 2010

EASTLAKE DIY {part two}

Just to keep you all in the loop...two paint choices, one light, one dark will be used from these little samples for the Eastlake bed project Mr. La Bella Vie is working on...just thought you might need this information to get through your day :~)

If your computor view is anything like my laptop,
 it will be difficult to really see the true colors but fun nonetheless...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pillow Talk and Thrifty finds...

Don't you just love when you come across that "oh so perfect" vintage piece that just needs to live at your home? Well such as the case here with my lovely vintage finds. Not sure where they're going to live in my humble abode once summer is over but they're here scoot over Mark and make room for the girls...

Above, vintage red quilt blocks made into pillows
sitting on a 1940's Wilendur table cloth,
(also pictured below)
pattern name; "Princess Rose"
 Sunbonnet Sue (c.1930) 
quilt blocks made into pillows.
Background pillows, Pottery Barn.
(antique quilt from my collection)

Sunbonnet Sue in her green frock

Sunbonnet Sue in her yellow frock

Sunbonnet Sue in her red dress

and the cutest girls on the block sitting on two Tiffany green
Wilendur tablecloths cut and made into pillow cases
pattern name; "Dogwood"

PS... the above photos are a hint to this and this
Eastlake DYI project 
...any clues yet as to what we did with that old bed?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lemonade, Sunshine and Bare feet...

must mean its summertime and the livin' is easy...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The sun is shining, the birds are singing
 and June is finally here!
I'll be outside all day with my gardening gloves on
 digging in the dirt, planting flowers,
watching butterflies and listening to the bees buzz.
Have a great weekend everybody...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Eastlake transformation DIY {part one}

This DIY project involves what is/was an old Eastlake bed that Mr. La Bella Vie bought years ago at an auction. The head and foot board have been shoved around from place to place through the years but mainly lived in the garage collecting dust. Its never really been good as a regular bed because of its small size. Its less than a full size bed and somewhat shorter as well. I guess people were really short and skinny during the Eastlake era.

We do however use this companion piece (pictured below, right) to the set called "A Gentleman's chest" in our master suite which is a beautiful piece...especially at Christmas time when its all dressed up its it holiday finery. Note the little side cabinet on the right hand side; apparently this is why the piece is referred to as a "Gentleman's chest" because that's where a gentleman kept his top hat. I would welcome any information anybody may have on the subject especially from Eastlake Victorian since that's what her blog is all about.

So anywho...back to the story...the wheels in my mind started turning about what to with this old bed, and an idea emerged. Now, anyone that knows me, knows that can't be a good thing because it can only mean one thing...another "honey do" project for Mark, but hey he has nothing better to do with his time right?

So...follow us along on this unique and funky, transformation...

Now that I've peaked your curiosity,
stay tuned for part two...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fly By...

If you are doing a fly-by on La Bella Vie, this is your personal invitation to click and "FOLLOW". When you do, I can then find your blog and "FOLLOW" you in return.
I love coming across new blogs but on the (rare;) occasion my mind wanders off in some other direction...(I am 53 after all:) I'll still be able to find you;)

Thanks for coming by and I'm looking forward to meeting and following more bloggetts out there...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm sure we'll just bypass a blooming spring this year...

but she's trying her best despite all the pouring rain
we've had...