Saturday, August 30, 2008


I am back to the blog world after a wonderful vacation!! I have so much to update on, so please bare with me as this will be a long post! While I was away I won two awards. The first from my mom at HomeAcre. I must choose 7 people to pass this award on to.

Here are seven of some of my favorite bloggers: Jen, Heidi, Shara, Nikki, Wanda, Heidi Ann, Oodles.

Please accept this award from me and ...
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Link the person from whom you received your award.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on to your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them!

I also received an award from Jen at roseylittlethings. I just love her blog and was so excited to have received two awards. What a nice surprise to have waiting for me when I got home. So thank you mom and Jen!!

Here are my picks from just some of my favorite blogs: HomeAcre, Creations from my Heart, Retro Renovation, The Vintage Housewife, The Hem Line, Gathering Dust, and Vintage Style Files.
Here's what the winners need to do:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

Now on to the rest of the update! Here's a picture of me wearing the dress I made while at the wedding. I forgot to take one while I was standing to get a better idea of how it really looked. I am a little pink from tanning (which is bad and I will never do again!!). My boyfriend is next to me on the right and the other couple is Adam's brother, Jesse and his girl friend, Lindsay. Her and I have become very close while dating these boys. It's been a little over three years for her and two and a half for me! We had a great time at the wedding. The vows took place where the dinner and dancing took place: all on the Detroit River front.

The day after the wedding, we headed off (after a quick trip to the flea market) for our vacation to Grand Bend, Canada. I can't tell you how glad I was to be getting away. I went to school for four straight semesters and I really needed a little break before school started up again. Here is a picture of us while crossing the Blue Water Bridge which is in Port Huron, Michigan.

We stayed in a little cottage right off the main strip of downtown Grand Bend. It was nice not to have to drive everywhere, since everything was in walking distance....even the beach!! This is Adam and I after we finished a game of putt putt...I won!!! ;) Adam is making a funny face. He always does this and makes my pictures of us look funny!!

There was some of the most beautiful sunsets there and they were hard to capture with the camera. Here's my best attempt.

The four of us in front of the cottage we rented on our last day there. We were all sad to leave!

I just had to take a picture to share with you this awesome oven that was in our cottage. It was the coolest sade of yellow!!

Now on to all my finds. As I mentioned before, Adam and I made a quick stop to the flea market before heading off on the long trip to Canada. I found some nice stuff there as well as in Canada. We past a antique shop on the way in and two days later I was back to see what I could find. It really wasn't an antique shop but, I still managed to find a few things. Then a couple of days later, Adam and I had to drive to a small twon near Grand Bend to get a part for the TV so we could watch some movies (it was really rainy the last few days and not much to do). On our way there, we stopped in at the cutest little thrift store. I am not ususally into thirfts, as around where I live they never turn up anything special. But, since we were out of town and not many antique options, we stopped in. This shop was owned by the three cutest old ladies and it was full of GREAT stuff.

This lamp is from my Grandma :) Ok... on to the goods... The plate is from England and I paid 50 cents for it. Now remember this is in Canadian hehe!! I got the two green bowls for fifty cents as well and the yellow dish for 25 cents. These all came from the cute old ladies' shop.

The decantor and shot glasses came from the antique store and cost $2.50. The rest of the items come from the old ladies' shop. I fell in love with the salt and pepper shakers for there great yellow color and for 50 cents, who could say no?? The FireKing was FREE....the lady just threw it in with the rest of my purchases.

This was my splurge of the vacation ($6.00). But I just loved the design. I hope it will work in my kitchen some day...if not I can always plant flowers in it.

This apron came from the flea market. Isn't it got a great pattern it it??

Have I mentioned that I love vintage towels??? Well this Christmas one was found for 25 cents at the thrift in Canada.

This cute number was found at the flea market for $1.00. I love what it says and that it's yellow!

These oranments were a garage sale find today for 50 cents. They look pinkish in the picture, but they are really red and white stiped. The wooden bowl is not vintage. It was purchased at Home Goods (I love that store!!).

I am planning on using this bed sheet to make up some arpons from some vintage patterns. I dug this out of a huge pile of bed linens at the thrift in Canada.

This is the last of the flea market finds from last Sunday. A vintage magazine, vintage dancing cards that are unused, and a cloth book.

This is the deal of the day!!! I found this apron at a garage sale in my neighborhood for only 25 cents!!!!

As if this all wasn't enough news.....I have some more news to share with you all. I am opening up a booth at the antique mall that I frequent quite often. A small one has been open for some time now and I decieded that as along as it's still available on Tuesday, I am going to go in and rent it out. I am so excited!! Adam is too; he says it will support my thrifting habit :) I hope you all are enjoying the last bits of summer!!



Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Hi Emily,

Thanks for the award! That's so sweet of you. I've neglected my blogging so much the past few months. I'm so ashamed.

I'm proud of you for taking the plunge of getting a booth. Remember to fluff often. Change things around. Make 'em think it's new even if you haven't added anything in awhile. Even if you *have* added things, still change it up often. Keeps people coming back. And don't get discouraged in the down months. There will be down months, but there will be up months, too. Just hang in there.


The Vintage Housewife... said...

oooh honey thank you ....can you see me doin' my beauty queen wave in my lipstick red convertable...uhuh...yep its me i got an award from livin vintage...hee hee thanks cat

Amy said...

Emily...thank you for the award. I love all your finds. Love, Mom

Unknown said...

Thanks for the award, Emily! :D

I love that honey can, and I bet it will look darling with flowers in it! I have an old red lard can on my porch that I bought just to put flowers in, and I think it looks cute. :)

Can't wait to hear more about your antique booth! Make sure you post pictures of your space when you get it up and running!

Creations from my heart said...

You have an award waiting for you. Come over to my blog. Blessings...Sherry

Pam Kueber said...

That "coolest shade of yellow" on the cottage range is called "harvest gold," oh young one! :)

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