is another man's treasure! And boy...you know it too!
We had a "stuff" swap in our TDIPT ebay group, and many of you already know this, but there is no swap like a TDIPT swap, and a junk swap is no exception!
Pam (soft in the head) had mentioned she had a bunch of extra stuff that she could use to get rid of...stuff such as rusty nails, and different things that may be of use to another member, and would we like to have a swap. Well of course, we said yes.....who can refuse a chance to hit the jackpot?
I got my box yesterday from my gal Starla (Briar rabbit Prims), and she knows how to do it up right, let me tell ya!
She's got some of the best junk around! She sent me so many lovely things, and she even went out and purchased some special goodies!
Just look at this vintage baby dress.....I couldn't beleive I got this in a junk swap????
She even made me a toy soldier.....wasn't that sweet? I got a little wooden bowl, and some yummy smelling tarts too. She even remembered my 3 girls and sent some milk bones!
Starla knows I love the red white and blue and everything fit into that theme! She sent vinatge repro tinsel Sparklers, and baskets, old brass buttons, a vintage postcard, an old metal star, 3 bobbins w/ (of course) red yarn, and some Americana fabric!
I did hit the jackpot, and I am one lucky ducky, aren't I?
Thank you Starla....you've really made my day w/ your extreme generosity!
Today would have been my Dad's 84th birthday. He passed away suddenly of a heart attack while at work back in 1981, he was only 57.
I can't help but wonder how different mine and my childrens life would have been had he lived to be a part of it.
My Dad had his faults, and his temper, but he had mellowed so by the time I grew up and got married and we were just starting to become so very close, when I got that fateful phone call in the middle of the night. Time has healed the wounds, but I don't think I ever got over the shock of how quickly one of our loved ones can be taken away from us, and without warning. I know he would have been so very proud of his Grandchildren, and would have been a big part of their lives.
Happy Flag Day and Happy Birthday Dad, and thank you for your time serving our country!
Sometimes I wish we could just bottle it up and keep it for a while...just til we're really ready to let go. I guess that would be "Time in a Bottle", now wouldn't it? I guess I'm not the first nor the last to wish for this. I know I sure can't be the only one feeling this way. I know some of you Mom's out there must feel the same. Such a joyous occasion, and yet, so bittersweet. My son, my baby, the last one.....Prom Night, and soon on his way into adulthood. It's scary for me. Is he ready? Am I ready? Is this "pre"- empty nest syndrome that I'm feeling? He's my last. His 2 sisters have gone before him, and I don't recall feeling so blue while feeling so darn proud! Maybe it has more to do w/ age and my being a different Mom now then I was then. Maybe the fact that I'm now well into my 40's and an emotional, hormonal basket case! Crying at everything, crying while I type this. Maybe that sometimes we just get too busy w/ life, and before you know it, our babies are all grown up, and it seems as if it happened overnight.
Anyway....enough w/ that. I'm so proud of my Son, and I wanted to share some pics from his Senior Prom last Friday. All is well, and all are home safe, and now all that's left are the pictures and the memories....memories they will carry w/ them hopefully their entire lives.
I knew Steve's Prom date was going to look pretty, but when he drove up w/ her......"Stunning" was what came to mind. Bridget was elegant, and she and my Son made a most handsome couple! And yes......of course, I cried. I was overwhelmed when I saw how grown up these two looked. Steve made sure to get a swatch from her dress before ordering his Tux. His vest and tie matched her gorgeous pale rose colored dress perfectly! I wish I had gotten a close up of her beautiful corsage.....it was comprised of the most lovely orchids, and the ribbon matched perfectly. Truly a beautiful corsage to compliment a beautiful young lady.
What a day it was...HOT and of course humid as well, oh and did I mention gusty winds right around the time to take pics? It was 93 degrees, and the poor girls, their hair was blowing everywhere.
Steve and his friend Brian have been friends since the 5th grade (that's his Mom's red sleeve that keeps getting in my pics). Brian was always the class clown, and my son has always loved to laugh, and has been drawn to the funniest of people.
They've played recreational summer baseball on the same team since then, and are this year as well.
I was surprised at how many of the guys opted for the white Tux's, but they sure were nice!
Anyway.....even though I sometimes feel sad when I think of the last of my 3 children making that transition into adulthood, all and all, what a wonderful time, and I am thrilled to be able to be here to see my son enjoy one of the great milestones of life!
I take nothing for granted, and I do realize how lucky and blessed we are to be able to share these moments.
Thanks for letting me share them w/ you.
This week is his commencement ceremony, and I'll be back to share that as well.
Wow......lots to see, and you'll enjoy taking an early summer stroll through the Mercantile, so head over and have a peek for yourself. You'll find that the first of the month artists have once again outdone themselves, by offering some of the very finest in good ol MADEin theUSAtop notch prims!
Also take a peek at Simply Primitives....you'll find plenty of prims to drool over as well. I'm sorry to say I have no offerings there this time around, but I'll be back for the 1st. of July!
Hi and welcome to my blog! My name is Patty. I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother who loves creating. I am a self taught doll artist, and I have been creating my one of a kind dolls for almost 10 years now. I am honored to have had some of my work published in magazines. I have sold my dolls to customers all over the US and even as far as England and Australia! I love being able to stay home and do what I love, and I am greatful to those who love my work enough to purchase it, and come back for more! Without them, there would be no "Dogpatch Primitives". I don't forget that!
I also love animals, especially dogs. I think they are truly "mans best friend", and for those who can't or don't or won't appreciate them, well, they are really missing out ;)
I can't imagine a life without a four-legged friend close by. How boring and meaningless would that be?
My favorite thing in the world is dogs....but I also have a passion for old homes and primitive style antiques, and am fascinated by them. Oh, if only the walls of these early homes could talk, what stories they could tell.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit...I hope you'll come back often.