Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter to you all! Isn't it funny how our best laid plans can be changed in a second. We planned for our big family Easter party on Saturday and our regular day of worship on Sunday...but none of them were able to take place.

It all started with a stomach bug that my niece Sophia got. Within hours Levi had it and then my sister, Savanah, me and then my husband. It is no ordinary stomach flu. It has lingered for days.... last night Levi thought he was well enough to eat regular food and he was up throwing it up in the wee hours of the morning. So our plans were all canceled and we have just been resting and spending more time than I care to admit, laying in bed.  We know it should be gone soon, my husband was the last to get it and he is already back to himself. 

I hope all of you have a beautiful, happy, and healthy Easter!!

Amy Jo

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Savanah!!

Happy Birthday Savanah!! It seems like just yesterday you were just my little girl. Playing dress up and forever trying new hairstyles. And, now you are 20....hardly little anymore.  As you start out in life with your new career (still trying new hairstyles ) I pray that God blesses you and keeps you always on the path He has planned for you.  Your Dad and I are so proud of you and all you have become!!  We love you more than you will ever know!!

xoxo,  Mom and Daddy

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Suit Cases at Sunny Skies

My friend Heather gave me these vintage suitcases Friday.

This is the inside of  the blackish blue one....

You know you have a good friend when she gives you an entire collection of something, but not only did she give me the suitcases.....she also gave me her entire collection of  Victoria magazines. I am so excited about these. I have hours of entertainment at my fingertips. 

This is a Waverly advertisement.

This table setting is gorgeous.... thank you Heather for the wonderful gift!

I also scored a major find that I had to share with you. I have always wanted to collect doorstops...but they are pricey. But I was able to get this very small one.

It was probably a bookend from what I have been able to find out....But I just love the colors and I hope that this is the beginning of a collection ;) 

Amy Jo

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring!!!

Our Spring is starting off wet....Thunder is rolling outside. I haven't heard it in a while and I kind of like the sound of it.  My little booth has been selling quite a bit of stuff. I sold the dresser and the desk in one day and now I am trying to work on several more large pieces to put in.... I will show some pics in a day or so. I hope your spring is beautiful and all you are dreaming of.

Amy Jo

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Working On The Laundry Room

I have been playing around in my laundry room and making a few changes.... I picked this adorable dress form up a while back. She is so cute! I got the Ivory Soap box from my friend Heather. I am not completely happy with the way it is turning out. I have been moving things around and changing them since October!

It is a bit darker than I wanted it to be...but somehow these are the things I keep picking up here and there....Mostly thrift stores...

This was what it started as....the floor had never been tiled!

The house was built in 87.

So we put in a wood look alike tile... I really like this tile it actually looks hand scraped.  I will keep you updated as I continue to figure out what I want in this hardworking room....Any ideas?

Amy Jo

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Ball

Oh, I was almost late to the ball!! I just found this beautiful dress form at Jo-Anne's. It came with 2 changeable covers.

I dressed her in a vintage Montgomery Ward dress that I found several years back at a thrift store.

I actually took some pictures of my daughter in it.

It is now destined for my booth...

We will add a vintage rhinestone studded hat...

 A few pearls and sparkles...

We can't forget our bag...vintage of course darling...

We wouldn't expect anything less...

Now we are ready to go to the ball!

I am joining the Polka Dot Closet for he 2nd annual dressform ball... I will see you there.

Amy Jo

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Spring ....

Today it is in the 60's and we will be down in the 30's the next few nights....But spring is just around the corner!

Decorating in spring style is my favorite...I love this swan. I picked her up at the antique mall.

Sugar and creamer. how could I resist :)

I have the bedroom cleaned back up...but I think I will have to get a steam cleaner for the carpet. I have vaccumed and vaccumed and it still seems dusty.... I can't wait for hardwood floors in there... someday....

I brought my pink mohair bear back out...on to my favorite chair.

Next to my favorite painting....Happy Weekend!