Saturday, October 13, 2007

Top Shelf and Smiles x Two!




This award was given to me by the very sweet and lovely Kathleen Grace. Kathy, you must have known that I was having a rough week and this award really perked my day up! Thank you so very much for making me smile! I know that we have to pass this along to 10 other people who make us smile and geez, that is so hard to do. All of you make me smile and I find myself laughing outloud when reading your blogs, comments to me and even comments that you have left for others. Sooooo, with this, I am bestowing this award to ALL of you who make me smile! Speaking of smiles, I just had to share this cartoon with y'all. I am laughing here in my chair as I am writing this and looking at this old geezer! I hope that this will cheer you up if you have had a hard day or a tedious week.

Now about the aqua goodies in the first photo. When I was about 13 my family took a trip to see family back in Arkansas. Whilst there we visited my Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins - some of which had two names (talk about hard enough to remember one, but goodness sakes, give me two...Billy Ray, Johnny Ray, Bobby Joe, Inna Mae...you get the drift...). For the first time I met my great Aunt Hestaline, who was bed ridden due to having severe arthritis. She was a sweet white haired woman who was very soft spoken with a gentle spirit. Whilst in her bed, she made the prettiest beaded baskets and jewelry. Ever since then, I always think of her whenever I find these vintage beaded baskets. I found one on eBay and one in an antique store. I just love them and they remind me of my sweet Aunt. ~~ Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Be safe and enjoy life!!

35 comments:

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What pretty pieces Becky! Two names...LOL. Okay, I'll admit it. In Arkansas I'm better known as Dena Marie, and yes it's all one word.

Hugs,
Dena

Clare said...

Hi Becky, the cartoon is very funny!! I really love those two clocks - so pretty! have a lovely weekend,

Clare x

Linda said...

Love your pretties, the basket is darling, but the clocks are wonderful! I have a small collection and I adore them. Your posts always make me smile, take care and I wish you a happy weekend. Linda

Esther Sunday said...

The cartoon - classic! The award? No surprise! The aqua goodies? Everyones gotta have 'em. Thats is, I selling up here putting on offer on your home - with the all the furnishings included! With love, Esther

Kari & Kijsa said...

Okay-laughing and loving at the same time! Fabulous goodies and giggles!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Counting Your Blessings said...

Every flea-market gal should have a crafty aunt, grams, mama, or sister! How wonderful. Blessings... POlly

Flea Market Queen said...

Loving the basket...
It is so sweet!
They're getting harder & harder to find!
Priscilla

Feenwerkstatt said...

Congratulations for the award!!!
It's really justified, that you are getting this mention.
Love, Anja

Meggie said...

Becky: The beaded baskets are lovely...and even more meaningful because of your aunt.

FarmHouse Style said...

Congratulations on the award, you certainly made me smile with that cartoon, more like LOL!!

The beaded vases are so pretty:)

Have a great weekend.
Rhonda

Rosemary said...

I love the bead baskets! I collect those also :) rosemary

Alison Gibbs said...

The beaded baskets are sooo..pretty
Alison

Scrappy Moments said...

What Beautiful Pieces, Love the Beaded Baskets. That was so sweet of Kathy to give you that awrd, I read her blog all the time, she is wonderful. Really enjoyed your blog , everything is so pretty!

Angie
www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com

She'sSewPretty said...

Another pretty collection! I love those little baskets. I've never seen an aqua basket. Now, You'll have me looking for aqua things.

Heidi said...

This is so nice that you find these beaded treasures that so remind you of your aunt. I too have a gentle and sweet little old white haired lady in my life. It was my grandmother and she was magic! She too was ridden with arthritis and heart problems. I think she gave me so much love it made her heart weak. :) She was always sitting and crocheting. I never remember seeing her walk without a walker but I know we have photos of her holding me as a baby when she still could stand without assistance. I cared for her for many years when I was young and never saw it as anything but a priviledge to do so! Thanks for letting me reminisce with you.

~~ Heidi ~~

vintage twist said...

Congrats on the award.

the feathered nest said...

Congratulations on receiving that award! Love those beaded baskets!

Manuela

Maria said...

I love looking at your pretty things :) Hope you have a great week also. Haven't had the chance to make your pumpkin bread yet.
cheers,
Maria

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Becky,

Love your little display with the clocks and basket. Check out my latest entry for your award.

Love ya!

Lisa

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Becky,

Love your pretty aqua things on the top shelf!

I somehow got dreadfully behind on your posts, you are a posting madwoman (smiling woman!)! And from the looks of it, you are making the rounds, girl! What wonderful friends you have here brightening up your blog! Glad so many people have discovered how precious you are!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Becky congrats on your awards-I'm so pleased they cheered you up after a rough week! The postal strike is ongoing still, I'll let you know when it's over though!Have a lovely Sunday! xx

Nancy said...

I love everything about your shelf display - both items and color! I adore vintage beaded baskets. Maybe I'll start a collection. Thanks for sharing these.

Nunnie's Attic said...

The cartoons are hilarious and the pieces you displayed are beautiful!! Congrats on your award, too!

Love,
Julie

Lallee said...

Dear Becky, I am wishing you a happier week and I hope your father is improving. Your blog always makes me smile. Even through your hard week you brought me smiles. Thank you!

I think I can do all the things that old man can do at once, too. Is that a good thing?

Careful about double names now. I used to be called by both names ;-) Love, love your beaded baskets! You have the best collections ever.

Hugs,
Lallee (in recovery from wedding weekend)

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Dear Becky, What beautiful treasures you have on your shelf! The baskets are really sweet...how wonderful that they remind you of your Aunt.

Congrats to you on your award...I know reading your blog and your e-mails always makes me smile!

That cartoon is too funny!

crazyhaberdasher said...

Love the clocks and the baskets...just beautiful! Haven't seen anything like them in Aus - maybe just as well - I would be collecting those too!
Congratulations on the Award!
....and the cartoon also made me laugh!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats on the award!

I love everything on the shelf!
Penny

Our Red House said...

Love that cartoon! I also like the baskets. I haven't seen ones like that before.

Anonymous said...

I love your beaded baskets and they go so well with those clocks.

I love the cartoon and it DID make me laugh. My dad is 85 and could really identify with that old geezer.

~elaine~

Sue said...

Becky,
Thanks for sharing your shelf of blue and white treasures, one of my favorite color combos, beautiful.
Sue

daisy cottage said...

Of course YOU deserve this award - my sweet friend... I'm so glad you are a part of the blogging world. Wonderful collection and display too - happy Monday Becky!

xo,
Kim

Jaimie said...

Congratulations on the award! You make me smile too! I love your beaded baskets!

Sharon Kay said...

Love the treasures on your top shelf and congrats on your award. I am glad I found your blog, it is so much fun to read and love the pictures.........Sharon K

AJsMom said...

Congrats on your award! You have wonderful taste! I enjoyed my visit here very much and I will return again. Have a wonderful day! God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi dear beky i yust find your blog yur fotos are beutifull im at stockton we also have some darling shops at pacific ave.near uop. hugs sandra