Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Happy Spring, everyone! And, it's almost Easter, too! I see some of you who joined my Easter Swap have received packages already. I got mine yesterday, from Carly of Swt Vintage Love. Here's what I got:

Two adorable hoppy critters (I've always loved these things!), some yummy Jr. Mints, and a wad of vintage red lace to make some fun stuff with. I know you're probably thinking, "Huh, that ain't much". Well, look down at the next photo . . .

Isn't this an awesome bag?? Carly made it! Just look at that vintage fabric, and those gorgeous roses!!! (Maybe I'll plant it in my garden, lol!) I do love tote bags and am so happy to add this to my collection! Thanks so much, Carly! :)

Now, speaking of Easter, here are a few miniatures in my shadow box.

I made a banner this year from vintage Easter cross images. A few close-ups follow.

I went to an estate sale on Saturday. I picked up some Christmas novels to read in December.

I grabbed this bag of ribbon and lace, as you know I have a thing for this kind of stuff! I also found three small vintage square tablecloths, two doilies, and five vintage aprons - all for 25 cents each! I'll only keep one and sell the rest. After they're washed and pressed I'll show them to you.

Here's another batch of lace that I picked up at the thrift store recently.

And, finally, I show you my recent eBay purchase - Pyrex cherry bowls!! Yahoo! I never knew Pyrex made cherry bowls, but I have some now!


Desire Empire said...

What a great idea to have an Easter swap. Lovely ribbons and braids from the Estate Sale too. I appreciate your aprty each week. Thank you
Carolyn xx

★Carol★ said...

LOVE your Easter cross banner Sue! And those cherry bowls most definitely needed to come live at your house!
Happy REDnesday,

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Sue, gosh don't know how I missed this swap. Your bag is a cutie! I must say, I never knew pyrex made cherry bowls either. I so need to find some! Love, love them! Thanks for hosting! I started a new link party, "Share Your Cup Thursday". I would love you to link up whenever possible!

Terra said...

The Easter crosses are pretty and meaningful, and I like the Pyrex cherry bowls and your new floral purse, and all of your finds.

The French Hutch said...

The Easter Cross banner is beautiful! Love all of your red lace today and the adorable bowls. Happy rednesday and thanks for hosting.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my those Cherry Pyrex bowls are so cute!! Love all your red trims, I know you will use them in your fun crafting! hugs, Linda

LV said...

You are one busy lady. I do not know how you find the time to do all these thins. I liked everything you featured. Really thought the Easter cross banner was great.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Your cherry bowls are so cute, Sue! How great that you won them. Perfect for your cute cottage kitchen. Thanks for hosting and for sharing all your cute "redness" with us.

Sarah said...

What great finds! I love all the red lace!

ImagiMeri said...

Hey girlfriend, how's your cherry girl doin'? Has she been bringing you smiles? What a bunch of great stuff you got. I'm posting my swap goodies in the next day or so, thank you so much for hosting this event.



Fun Easter goodies from your swap.
Awesome cross banner! Also, Awesome cherry bowls. They are so Happy looking!

Barbara Jean said...

hey I did sewing things too! love your reds.
thanks for hosting.
barbara jean

Liz said...

I love the garland with the crosses! Happy REDnesday! Liz

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow, really terrific things! Love the fabric bag, & that sweet red almost startled looking bunny, too cute! Great job on your banner, it's beautiful. Thanks for hosting.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so excited to be linked with you today! I love RED...and I love all of these fun posts! Thank you SO much! ♥

My Vintage Mending said...

Beautiful, Your luck did not run out this week. I am loving all your reds and the cross garland is dreamy. Smiles...Renee

ThreeOldKeys said...

your blog could be called It's a Very Cheery World ...

so thanks for all the cherry-flavored cheer!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue! Thank you so much for hosting the Ester Swap, It was my first and I really had fun with it. Thank you!! The crosses you hung are lovely, I adore that idea! I blogged about the exchange on my blog. We need a mother's day one! Wish I knew more about how to do one. sigh...Huggs, Sunny109 (Dianna)

Unknown said...

I want one of those red bathrobes in your sidebar too! Thanks for organizing another great Rednesday.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I do love tote bags, I love it too. Can hold so many things, and not heavy at all.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the Cross Easter Banner !!
And I adore the pyrex bowl!
Thanks so much for hosting each and every week!


Marianne C. said...

Hello, Sue...found your blog through Cottage and Creek. I love all your vintage items and images. They bring back such wonderful memories of growing up.

I couldn't help but notice that you were collecting Christmas novels to read. If I may be so bold, my book, The Christmas Pin Society, is not vintage, but it's a wonderful novella. I offer it as a 'hard copy' book at my site and also on Amazon kindle, or as an ebook on Amazon. If you drop by my site you can read a little more about it.

I also like your Rednesday...and hope to one day soon join in the fun.