Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Darling Pillowcase Dress Giveaway - Enter to Win - Drawing on 7-15-2010


A Vintage Pillowcase Dress Giveaway!

To kick off summer we have decided to have our first giveaway for all you moms for your little one! Yea, free is good! What will you win you ask? This sweet darling vintage pillowcase dress for little ones, or it can be worn as a top for a bit older girl. It's up to you. This little darling measures 18 1/4"L from under the arm to the hem. Measure your child from under her armpit down the 18 1/4" to see where the hem will fall on your child. If it falls where you want it to be on her, it could be yours! If you would like this as a top to wear with leggins, pants, shorts, or a skirt, again measure from under the arm down the 18 1/4" to see where the hem would fall on her for a top. A good length for the top would be at the hip level or right below her little derriere. Any questions just leave us a comment and we'll get back to you.

As a dress this can fit sizes 12M, 18M, 24M/2T, and 3T, just depends on how long you want it to be on your little one. As a top it could fit size 4T, 5, 6, 7, and maybe 8, 9, and even 10. Make sure to measure your child for the right fit.



This one of a kind vintage pillowcase has been upcycled into a darling halter style dress, or top for an older girl. This has been embroidered with pretty flowers in three shades of pink, a lovely contrasting green, and in the center embroidered in white, is the Lords hands in prayer. His robe sleeves are edged in sweet lavender. The top of the dress has been shirred and ties with a beautiful pink satin ribbon through a pink satin ribbon loop in the back in a bow. A handmade lavender satin ribbon rose bud brooch with a tiny loopy edging embellishes the top and, is removable for cleaning. The sweet scalloped hemline is finished with a beautiful heirloom dainty lace. The fabric of the dress is lightweight cotton linen and just beautiful.

We have the mate to this case available and listed on the website for a custom order made dress if your not the winner of this giveaway, and would like to purchase one for your little one. With just a couple of measurements from you, we can have this made up just exactyly like the dress/top above for you in no time! 
You can find it here at Cameo Kids Boutique

To give you an idea as an example of this worn as a top, my neighbor Leila modeled this for you.
Leila is 11 years old - wears a size 14 in tops or a large in girls. She is 4' Tall - and weights 100pds.
She is 29 1/2" in the chest - there is still lots for stretch in this dress/top.
Her waist is 27", and her hips are 32 1/4". It fits her very well, but I think if it was a litte bit longer
than the 18 1/4", it would be perfect on her. So I think size 10, 9, 8, and 7 would be the size for a top.
But that all depends on how long you would want this to be as a top on your child.
Please remember to measure! :)
Now for the rules on the giveaway! To enter you must do these things to win!
5 Chances to Win if you do All 5

1. Leave a comment on this post only.
2. Blog this on your blog if you have one and leave another post letting us know you did.
3. If you Twitter and or have Facebook, post about it in those two places also, and leave another post here letting us know you did.
4. Follow this blog and let us know with another post here that you have followed us. If your already a follower let us know that.
5. Add us to your blog roll or on your blogs that you follow.


Contest Ends Midnight July 15, 2010

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hydrangea Homes GiveAway - Ends on 6/26/10 at 8.00PM


$50.00 Hydrangea Home GiveAway - Enter Now!


Sharing some fun with you all at one of my pink sisters blogs.
She is having this great giveaway! A $50.00 gift certificate to her
Hydrangea Homes shop. She makes beautiful things so you don't
want to miss this event! Time is running out so hurry over to her
blog My Hydrangea Home here:

You'll find all the rules posted there. Good Luck! I know what I
am going to purchase if I win that prize! Have fun!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Dream Truck When We Find Our Antebellum Plantation Home


Is This Not Just Way Cool!

My Mr. and I soon will be moving as they have put the home we
live in up for a quick sale. Just like we needed another blow! My
husbands company is going to be selling by the end of the year, so
if we can make it here until then, that would be perfect! Once the
company sells we will be ready to buy our dream home if we have
time to find it before we have to leave here. We have been looking
for, for sometime now an antebellum style plantation home with
some acres to it, and also some history attached to it in South
Carolina and Georgia. We would love to find one that had survived the
Civil War era as we so love the history of those times. Anyway one
thing I told my Mr. I would like is an old  Ford truck just like the ones
that I remember my grandfather driving. I'm such a country girl at heart.
 I think they are so cool! This is about 12 years older than the one my
grandfather had when  I was born but ohhh, I so love it! 

1941 Ford......I think I want mine to be a bright fire engine red or paint it
to look like my all time favorite guy ... Mater!


but I really love this guy! A bit beat up but I love how it looks like
Mater in cars, he's my favorite!


When I find my truck...I will dub it Mater! :)

TaTa for now! Have a fab weekend!
Debi


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event


MMP Friday Shopping Event June 25th "Along the Garden Path"


Taking a stroll along the path of a beautiful garden filled with spring and summer blossoms is one of my favorite things to do. The soft sweet smell of honeysuckle, the delightful scent of different roses, each unique and just as sweet as the last. The rainbow of color and fragrance sooth away even the most stressful day.

Some of my favorite flowers greet me as I stroll– purple coneflowers, multicolored morning glories, my favorite English roses and majestic angel trumpets. A young vine ever so gracefully winding its way up a Victorian trellis catches my eye. As the path leads me back to our front stoop, I’m greeted with overflowing vintage planters and baskets that have been filled with some of my very favorite flowers.

I don't often have time for a leisurely stroll like this, but the floral accents I’ve brought into my home awaken the same sense of calm. A handmade cushion sewn from floral fabric is tucked into the corner of my favorite rose-patterned chair. In the bedroom, I've brought out a light floral bedspread for the summer and set a heart-shaped pillow covered with pink blossoms. On the hall table, I've put a bouquet of freshly cut roses in a cut-glass vase and above it a beautiful wreath covered in silk hydrangeas. Whenever it catches my eye, I feel for a moment that I'm back walking through the garden.

Pretty floral-shaped soaps are piled into a rose-covered berry dish on the bathroom shelf. I told always tell myself that they are just for company, but I can't resist their luxurious fragrance for myself. In the kitchen, the tiny buds and leaves encircling my vintage china tea cups and plates remind me of the flowers waiting for me outdoors. When I sit down with a cup of my favorite tea on a busy day, it refreshes me almost as much as visiting the garden outside my door.

When you surround yourself with beautiful floral accessories, you can re-create the feeling of a stroll along your own garden path throughout your home. If you need some help creating this delightful garden space, you'll find all the inspiration you need at Make Mine Pink.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Children's Retro Pedal Cars


Oooh to be a little girl again! This is exactly what I would tell my mommy
I would want for Christmas! Maybe she would have been able to afford
it by the time I graduated lol! With 5 younger sisters, this might have been
pretty tough for my folks to provide for me. Maybe if we all wanted this
and shared it...yea that would have happened! There would have been
black eyes and bruises for sure, and probably lots of whipping from the folks!

 If I could find one of these for a big girl, I would be sporting this all over town!
Isn't this just the cutest! When I was a little girl some of my friends had these
little pedal cars and I use to just envy them wishing I had one too. Most of them
were the little red cars or the famous bright  red fire engine. Today there are
all kinds of cars and in pretty color options too. Especially the pink babes.
My favorite is the Pretty Pink Princess Antique Retro Pedal Car.

I saw one today in an online children's boutique and thought how I would
love to get one of these for my little granddaughter Emma. I choked on
the price of this toy car! They were asking $239.00 for it! Ok I'm thinking,
this is for a toddler for crying up a river, are they nuts! So I went and did
a search and the cheapest I could find was at Amazon. Still expenisive but
at least it was a little more reasonable sorta at $177.85. Maybe I'll just
keep researching these. It's amazing how expensive kid's toys are today! I
do love this little car, but I wonder how long she would fit in it?! Would it
really be worth it? How much would she really get to ride it? Hmmm

Here's one for the little prince too! The Hot Rodder Petal Car 
Found this one for $163.88. Sure beats $239.00 at that boutique!

Some of my other favorite things for my Miss Emma are the
Pink Princess Tricycle
Found this one for $206.94 instead of $299.00 at that boutique!

And then I love these! Isn't Pink Sweet!



These two are anywhere from $250.00 and up with the plane at one place I saw
$495.00! Yikes! She won't be gettin that! Well I better be saving my pennies.
I have 6 months before Christmas and I would really like to get her a pink pedal something!

Tata for Now! Have a Pink Sweet Day!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Shabby Chic Posh on Palm - (The Cat's Meow) - A Shabby Chic Heaven!


A Wonderful Afternoon of Shabby Chic, French Country, Old Florida Charm, and New Found Friends At Posh on Palm!

I'm so excited to share with you the second half of my Mr.'s and I's beautiful day last Saturday down in Sarasota. I was on pins and needles just dying to get to this place all the while feeling like an excited child at Christmas time. My husband was laughing at me the whole time we were trying to find the address where Posh on Palm calls home. This is probably the longest post in history so be ready!


As usual I got lost even though the shop owner at Sharalyn's drew me a map to the street and it was only somewhere two blocks away! But as the streets in Florida cities go most places, they never go straight! We came to this intersection where 5 streets come together and I just couldn't get my sense of direction working, and couldn't figure out which way I needed to go. Of course I went the wrong way and then couldn't find my way back to the point where I went the wrong way from! I was so frustrated because I just wanted to find this boutique and be there! Finally without even realizing it we were driving right in front of the store! After finding a street side parking place where I could get my Mr. out of the car in an area where he could walk safely with me and the trusty cane, I braced him up against the building near the door so I could take photos of the store front windows.







And then......we went in! "Oh my!", was all I could say! I couldn't even move as this building and boutique was just to die for. The setting is in the antique district of downtown Sarasota. The building was once a grand hotel back in the 1920's. The rooms upstairs are still there but need much work to restore to use again. Mark's dream is to one day be able to fix it up to utilize it as a Bed and Breakfast. I would be there in a heartbeat! Mark and Susie are both so talented I can only imagine how gorgeous it would be. I would love to live in the boutique itself as it almost looks just like a home filled with beautiful things and so comfortable. You'll see marble floors, beautiful tin ceilings, gorgeous massive old marble columns and old wooden architectural columns that are part of the decor, plastered walls which some of which Mark had done to give it a more dripping look. They also had taken old sheet music and applied in areas where it looked like the plaster had chipped away.

Now you have to understand one thing before we explore here. I have always been so envious of all my business friends with all the places they have been and the people they have actually gotten to meet. So many of these people I'm talking about here are boutique owners or artist and crafters with well known names like the ones you see featured in all the magazines we read. One's like "Romantic Homes", "Victoria Bliss", "Romantic Country", "Southern Living", "Romantic Living", and so many more that I love. But today, it was my turn and all I could think of was "Eat Your Heart Out" ladies!


As soon as we walk in, Susie and Mark came up to us with a warm friendly greeting. I made sure to remember their names as I brought the magazine Victoria Bliss with their article featured in it with me so I wouldn't forget, and the first words out of my mouth after I said, "OH MY", "OH MY", was "you must be Susie!". I then told them how I have followed them for quite some time all the while just swooning over what I could see in front of me. I was just paralyzed where I stood with the views that surrounded me, and I just kept saying how excited I was to actually be here in their world. They probably thought I was totally wacked, but it was so hard for me to contain my excitement!  We took my Mr. over to sit on this gorgeous couch that you see on their website that I would love to have myself. Mark sat with my Mr. and they chatted for 3 hours along with Susie when she wasn't with me or customers. I asked her if I could take pictures and she said yes, so I ventured through the store with so much awe that sometimes I forgot to snap the camera! I never take the camera any where I go, but now it will be an automatic! Susie and Mark are just wonderful down to earth sweet folks and it wasn't long before we felt like friends. I told her that she and Mark were now our new BFF's. We laughed. I will hold onto in my heart a comment that Susie said to me when we talked about different things in her shop. Things like ideas to use different things for, or how this or that would be neat done like or used like this...she said "we seemed to have a lot in common, and how we had some same like ideas and thought alot alike". I don't know why, but I felt so privileged to be able to think anything like her. My husband and I both felt honored to meet them and spend the time we did with them. We'll be going back sometime in July as they are expecting new shipments of items for the store. I told them that on our next trip I'd bring a picnic basket with some fruits and cheeses, crackers with some type of spread, a bottle of wine for them, and we'd have a picnic lunch with them. They are just such a joy to be around and it was the highlight of the day for me. Well worth the drive and getting lost!

After I finished looking and photographing for 2 1/2 hours we all sat on those beautiful couches in a living room setting surrounded by so much talent and beauty that has been featured in the magazines, and chatted for a bit. I then got photos of Susie and Mark and they took a photo of us. They had told us of some of their favorite restaurants as we hadn't eaten all day and were starving, and we left after loading my Explorer up with a 1900 antique metal shabby chic day bed that I just couldn't leave without. I also couldn't go without a gorgeous antique necklace I found and a cute tank top with a sweet ribbon rose on it. We choose a real Mexican Restaurant that Mark told us he loved called "Two Senorita's" because my Mr. loves real Mexican food, and was craving it. It was totally fab! We sat outside on the sidewalk cafe which was relaxing and fun watching all the people walk by. We then left and went down to St. Armand's and Lido Beach for a short time as my grandson had called and we found out he and his girlfriend were there shopping and beaching, and at that time watching the sun set. A beautiful end to our perfect day, one we truly needed so badly.

So with no more chatter I'd like to share with you some of the photos (LOTS and LOTS!) we took at Posh on Palm. There are many so grab a beverage, put your feet up and enjoy a world of totally shabby chicness.

Thanks for visiting with me once again and Enjoy! (But eat your hearts out!)  :)

This antique cabinet is massive! And Sold ....My sweet Mr. sitting on the chicy loveseat

Mr. Mark in the Mirror

Beautiful Tassles Can Be Found Too!

Gorgeous Chandelier!

Isn't she BEAUTIFUL! Look at her legs and feet! How FAB!
Wood spindals for legs and decoupaged vintage shoes ... so clever!
She sets on an old vintage floor lamp for her stand

So Unique!


Love the rhinestone hanging letters....also the wall that Mark did

Another recycled dress form with the unique legs and vintage decoupaged shoes





Love Love this bedding!

And the BED!



That smaller rhinestone vintage necklace is now MINE!

You'll find lots of gorgeous jewelry like these peices throughout the boutique

These peices are just sparkly stunning!

OMG! This was stunning! An Old Antique floor lamp with a vintage slip for the shade. Awesome isn't it?!
If it's there when I go back I'm bringing it home!


This bed did come home with me! Soooo Cool isn't it?! 1900 piece!

Fabulous Clothing from a designer in CA. Floral brooches are made by Susie and gorgeous!
Ribbons, vintage laces, and rhinstones. To die for beautiful! Romantic clothing for sure.



A dish full of Susie's handmade brooches. I bought the sweet tank top next to it.

BEAUTIFUL! White cabinet with the inside painted pink.

Things inside the cabinet






Stunning isn't it?!

I bought that little jewelry holder mannequin there on the left with the bird on it

WISHED I COULD BRING THIS HOME! Soooo COOL!






Can't wait to get my pillows made and get this set up in my room!

Love these gauzy chair covers

Mark makes those jewelry neck things..I forget what he called them now, I love them though!

More gorgeous jewelry

Sweet rusted shabby chic mini but good sized mannequins







Love the way they use photos of vintage ladies on thick paper for selling their earrings on

I know all these photos are a little over the top, but there is so many neat things to see!
Some of you I know will love all of this!

Thinking of many of my pink sisters at Make Mine Pink! They would love this place!







Isn't this a great way to showcase your vintage wedding memories?!














The Gorgeous Tin Tile Ceilings

Gorgeous Original Columns

The Pink Room




Vintage Ballet Gowns


Love the Bird Hooks and Drawer Pulls

Aren't these old door knobs awesome?!







Mr. Mark







I wanted this in the worse way ..it was beautiful ..Dress and Jacket $550.00 smacks!
I should have shown more of the Jacket...the pockets were made with vintage lace crochetd
dollies with ribbon roses..also had a couple of satin transfer labels with Victorian women on it and one that was under he collar. The dress was embellished with one of Susie's beautiful rose floral brooches dripping with vintage laces! This was simply to gorgeous for words to describe!

Loved this ring..band is stretchy...very cooool!

Isn't the hand too cool?!





Vintage Victorian Birdcage Light

Here's another one....Mark made them


The dressing room...Love the love seat..it's for sale too



Me and My Mr....Jack

Whew! We're done Shopping! It was almost just like you where there wasn't it?!
I hope you enjoyed discovering Posh on Palm with us. I had a ball!

Now to the restaurant! We are totally starving!

I love this look..this was above our heads where we ate outside

So Glad we took Mark up on this Mexican Place! The Food was Excellant!!
My Awesome Good Delish Dinner
Greens, Dates, Grapes, Sugared Pecans, Gorgonzola Cheese, The Best Flavored Chicken Breast and a Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing ...So Yummy!

This was Mr. Jacks ...does look good ...but mine was sooo much better! :)



Told Ya! I can't wait to go back for MORE!

Now to go meet my Chase. Saw this on the way which I have seen a million times but this is so cool
I thought I would share this. It's at the Marina in Sarasota. We pass it on the to St. Armand's. I couldnt
get a real good shot cause I was in the car at the light and didn't have time to jump out to get a better view.

Cool Huh! Thats a HUGE statue of an American Sailor Kissing an American Nurse. Maybe they are
husband and wife, or boyfriend and girlfriend, don't know. Must be he's just come into port from war.
 I should research the story behind that. Bet it may be interesting.

Over the bridge to our Island and then it was on home! My darling man was exhausted and I needed to get him home. It was simply the most fabulous day in two years for us! We need to do this more often and by golly gee, I am going to make sure we do!

Tata for Now! Thanks for coming along. Until next time....and make sure you take time too!

If you can't visit Posh on Palm at their brick and mortar boutique, visit them here at
They would love to see you!



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