Sunday, February 19, 2012


I cannot believe how fast the time has flown by.  I have not had a new post since the 11th of February.
I had decided not to take down the Valentines, but when I saw everyone else was cleaning up and organizing and getting ready for Spring.. down it all came!  Put away for another year!

I found this lovely little heart compact in my favorite  Thrift store in the alley for $4.00. 
The photo in the background is of my youngest, Dawn and her Daddy.  He passed away 14 years ago this past December 15th.
 The photo was taken at Disneyland in Orange County, CA.

 Here is that little girl years later in Hawaii.  She was performing at a Hotel for tourists, where they have Hula competitions each year. 
The heart compact closed.

I found these brand new Brambly Hedge books at a garage sale for $3.00 for the four of them.
They go perfectly with my luncheon set.  (A gift from my daughters years ago)

See?  Matches perfectly! :)

I bought these at my favorite little shop in the alley for $9.00!  Daughter Mary whined and called me "Mommy" so I gave them to her for her birthday.  :)  She will get lots of use out of them..I just wanted them to decorate with! know..

These sweet pearls are signed.  Can you see the signature?  I have never seen this before.  Have you?

And that was our least some of it.  Much more..and would you believe I found a gorgeous plaid Pendleton shirt.  Brand new for just $15.  It is beautiful..
Does Patient Husband get it...or...not!  It is so cozy and warm. 
We'll see.  I mean I did give up the foot stool..and the pearls.. I'll show you the footstool tomorrow.



Desiree said...

I loved the nostalgia interwoven with the latest found treasures. And then, your characteristic sunny sense of humour that pops out at unexpected moments, like the peek of lace from the dresser drawer. You are so precious, Mona! I hope you're doing well. Big hug xoxo

Rebecca said...

Can you even BELIEVE I'm up at 3:00 Oklahoma time? Had to get some water and couldn't resist looking around through bloggie land and there you be!!!! I wish I were there to go tag saleing with you. You find the greatest thingies!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Hope you are doing well, still keeping you in prayer. Love your treasures. The pearl are unreal, I havn't seen anything scribed on one before. The books are such a wonderful find and I love that little silver compact. Hope to have some neat garage sales here soon. Have a super day. Hugs, Marty

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Pendleton products are WONDERFUL... that shirt for your husband was a real find, Mona!!

Kays Kids said...

What wonderful treasures you find I was drooling over your Brambley Hedge dinner set.
I have 2 of the little books, they are a bit scarce to find down here. I just love the illustrations, plus the story's. Your little heart compact is so sweet. I do hope you are OK and Just remember you have heaps of friends holding you in their hearts.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I didn't get to post about my Valentines due to a computer failure. I might still do it. I love that luncheon set - the cup and saucer does seem to match the book. (I hope you kept the flannel shirt. hehehe)

maddyrose said...

The Brambley Hedge books look brand new. How fortunate for you to have found them since you have the matching dishes. You do find the nicest things and your home is lovely and interesting with all of these wonderful treasures. Enjoy your week.

Nezzy said...

Yep, I'd bet money that your dear Hubs will end up with the shirt, it's just the generous kinda soul you are beautiful Mona.

Oh, those books are magnificent framin' your beautiful luncheon set. Your decoratin' abilities always knock my socks off!!!

God bless and have a fantastic week sweetie!!!! :o)

Debby said...

I hope you are doing well......when is your surgery.
Love hearts.....they can stay out forever as far as I am concerned.
Yes the was the anniversary of my cousin's death. It's a hard day.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Grammy! He tried it on last night and it fit him so perfectly that I just told him to "go hang it in your closet!" and smiled and did so.
It looked gorgeous on him. I'll just borrow it! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That Brambly Hedge set is something I really treasure. My girls got it for me piece by piece when they were young and could ill afford. I finally got the complete set. :) The books were just an added bit of bliss when I look at my hutch!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear Mary! You are so kind and thank you for your prayers. More tests have been no idea what is going on. I am doing fine though. I'm sure it's nothing major at all. The older you get the more tune ups you need! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The moment I see your name on my comment list I start smiling! It's just the way it is...I am doing fine, dear. Just fine. Thank you for the big hug!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Thank you, Maddyrose. I see you are having a giveaway of a sweet Miss Rabbit...just so cute! I will pop over and throw my hat in the ring. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hopping over to give you a HUGE hug!! Ok?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Nezzy! You know me well! I gave it to him last night...:):)

A Quiet Corner said...

You gave up a lot...but love is all worth it, Mona...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

Man you bought a lot of wonderful things there girl! You are a lucky duck. Sandie

Gail said...

Your taste is amazing...your luck, unbelievable!!!