Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I love my scarecrow

He is such a friendly looking guy, just ask the chipmunks and squirrels that run across him each and every day. He is a welcoming site for the mailman. I just think he is such a handsome feller.
Just look at this sweet face, he has such a wide smile and rosy cheeks.

Pumpkin and a squash from the garden. This squash was a bit too bumpy for us so I used it for a decoration.

I did take this next picture into photo shop to block out my address, and I couldn't leave it blank so I wrote in Happy Fall.

He looks so sweet sitting in the wagon that my brother-in-law put together for me. Thanks Mr. B

The hay blocks were bought at AC Moore. I kept the plastic on to keep the chipmunks and mice out.

I purchased these 3 gorgeous mums at 3 for $10.00.

He used to be fat when I filled him with leaves, but this year I left him unstuffed. I hope you enjoyed your visit with my scarecrow.
Hugs, Ellen

I am linking to these parties....

Honey      at Potpourri Friday

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Brimfiled continued

I didn't want to bog down any of my blogger friends computer so I am blogging this weeks post in 2.
These Wallace Nutting prints are rather small. The frames are 4.5 x 5.5 and the print is a mere 2x3

The smaller the prints the more expensive they are. I had been looking for a long time for small Nutting prints for this area and here they were in Brimfield. The frames are not in mint condition, but I will keep the prints in the original frames. I now want to find a couple larger Wallace Nutting prints. My husband and I have recently redone every room in the house, and have started to collect antiques prints. I have quite a few different artists.

I just absolutely adored these wall planters. I wished I cold have taken each and every one of them home with me. This booth had a lot of really nice pieces. This booth also had a lot of nice prints, but the dealer was priced rather high. Which here in MA we don't seem to have the deals that I see most bloggers in other states find.
Look at these beauties.
This is the first one I found, it was laying on a table and I took a picture to show my sister.

Then when I found a whole group of them, I was so excited like I was bringing them home....

I just love this one

I had found this vase a couple months ago in one of our local vintage shops.
I just love the back the way it curls like a cobra ready to attack. I have some Astilbes in it here but it sure did look sweet also with hydrangeas. I will be using this often next garden season.

Now on to the vases at Brimfield.

This blue vase is so pretty and would look so pretty in my blue bedroom. I just love the colored glass. I wish I had a nice sunny window for a colored glass collection.


And look at this beautiful yellow, there is just something happy about yellow.

I am looking forward to returning to Brimfield in the Spring.

Linking this to Marys Share the love Wednesday

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Off to Brimfield Antique Show

Isn't that the grandest EVER. I just found this antique phonograph very amusing.
My husband and I attended the Brimfield antique show along with my sister and her husband. We had a great time. Here are some more phonograph pictures I took.

This booth had so many different types of phonographs, and music items. I just love  the RCA dog.

I just love the details of this cabinet.

lots of music memorabilia

I just couldn't see our kids of today cranking handles to listen to their music. We sure have come a long way.
I also captured some wonderful wall planters and vases, but I will put them in two other posts.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these antique phonographs and come back to see the other posts of Brimfield.

I am linking to Mary's share the love Wednesday party #31

and also on Friday I will link with Honey at Potpourri Friday #3

Hope to see you there....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I had wanted to make a birdhouse out of an old oil can and license plates. I had 2 license plates that came off my husbands last company truck. What a neat way to display them is on this bird house. Well when I told my husband what my intentions were, he took me off to a numerous number of antique stores before I found my oil can, since then I have seen many. LOL When we got home after a full day out, it was time for me to start dinner. My darlin hubby thought he was going to surprise me and have the house done. I was a little upset as I wanted to take pics of each piece before and after.  He is a good man, so I couldn't stay mad for very long. I can't wait until the license plates get rusty.

We hung it in the Mgnolia tree

We didn't get any tenants this year, but I sure do hope that this spring we get a family to move in. I will lay out some materials in the yard just incase. It sure is a nice home for a lucky bird to hatch a family.

Iwill be linking this post to

Mary at share the love Wednesday

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wanda the walking doll

One recent afternoon I went to a antique store . I seen this doll sitting in the corner. I picked her up and that was it. She was a keeper. Her name is Wanda the walking doll from the late 40's early 50's.
This is her from the back. Her hair is a bit messy but well loved. I don't believe this is her original outfit, but the dress blended in with the room. I need to find her a hat of some sort.

Her eyes close when she lays down

This is the first of two winders

and this smaller winder on her side
Her stockings are very delicate and slightly ripped but can not be removed as they are attached to her shoes that have special wheels.

Here is her wheels

This is my baby girl  Jen (1980)

and here she is after purchasing her first home (2009)

Her bedroom became the guest room ( my room) and I have been enjoying redoing this room. We re wallpapered this past February and I bought new furniture. I am trying to fill the room with mostly old vintage pieces. I miss my baby girl so much, but I sure do love my new room. I do tend to sleep here most nights as my hubby is a bed hog.

I think Wanda fits right in and every now and then I wind her up and watch her go. She needs to be oiled but she does work. Who says a grown woman can't have dolls.........

I am linking to share the love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style

I am also linking to Honey here at potpourri Friday #2  come join the fun

Beaded ornaments

My 50th Birthday banner my sister made for my surprise party

Hedda Hopper


May 2, 1890

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons