Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two Years Ago Today.... I Started ???? SO A GIVEAWAY!

So just over 2 years ago I was tossing around starting a blog.... I started Reading Blogs. I loved them, instantly addicted! I think my first blog I followed was Jen at Taylor's Farmhouse.....
So 2 years ago today I sat down at the computer and created my blog... CLUELESS on how to start, how to upload pictures...etc.... I had no idea where it would take me or what I would EVER SAY! YIKES! 2 years ago, my mom was battling cancer, we had just finished remodeling our home, 2 boys in college.... SO many changes in 2 years... So many wonderful blogging friends! I would of NEVER imaged 1 follower let alone 280!!!!!! Every one's kindness when my mom lost her battle with cancer....sigh... Reading my goofy story's about my friends and family and of COURSE KNUCKLE'S!!! I think he has a following all his own!
So in honor of this day....YUP a GIVEAWAY!!!! Here is Ms. Suzette.... She is my own creation, a OLM original design... Just a simple gal created from vintage fabric.... and Civil war reproduction fabrics.....

So what do ya have to do to have a chance to win her????

Well first, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog, new followers welcome! Leave a comment here!

2. I will ship within the US and Canada.... you know... shipping.....ugh!

3... Now you Knew I was going to make you work for it, didn't ya??? Well...This part is completely up to you... For a 2nd chance... in a 2nd comment... What is your favorite OLM tail from my blog??? Story, any of them!!!!??? Do you even have one, do you even care????LOL.... I am such a pain aren't I???? Can you remember??? If you link to that post, if you can find it, a 3rd chance!

Are you up for the Challenge? Would like a chance or 2 to win Suzette??? Yikes, look at the work I created for myself! LOL!

So when will I pick the winner??? February 14th, Valentine's Day... That is Mine and Hubby's 25th wedding anniversary!


Then.... Just wanted to show you my latest creation that is on my page on Lemon Poppy Seeds...

Ms. Deerfield, I created her from a Netty Lacroix pattern... If you would love to give her a home...she is available for adoption on www.lemonpoppyseeds.com under Olde Lady Morgan


And........Lastly... if you read my last couple of posts about the "QUEEN'S" visit you know that she STOLE from me along with Darla! Now yes, this is a game we play....and MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, I started it...Or at least that is their story...So, anyway, the "QUEEN" had to leave a few items behind...wouldn't' fit in her suitcase on the train ride home..... One was her favorite new "crow".... She collects crow's..... I have decided to "keep" it... give it a home here at the OLM homestead!!!! LOL


So from time to time...there might be a picture....a kinda... "where's the crow"....Kinda like where's waldo! Just to drive the "QUEEN" a bit crazy! Because that is just how I roll! So can you see him? he is very happy here!!!

Thank you everyone, you take the time to visit from time to time, leave a comment and your friendship! I am blessed! OLM

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Few of My STOLEN ITEMS have come home! LOL

I love my friends! Truly I have the best group of gal pals! EVEN IF THEY STEAL FROM ME! LOL.... Now they might tell you at some time I have done it to them!??!!? OH please, not me, I say! Giggles... OH well... lets call this pay back!
So here comes my most wonderful mailman, Orrin! He bring all my boxes to the door. He was new to our route right when I was hosting the ornament swap back in November. He was laughing, "is it like this all the time?" he asked!!! OH no.... but I might from time to time get the occasional box..... Like this one from Darla...She said she was returning the "items" she might of borrowed from me! I see this box and I can't image what she might of took, oh my!

BUT... there is these nice notes...did I miss this? Oh please I miss all my goodies! LOL! Now I have to admit, I didn't not know these were missing, sigh... I usually pride myself when the gal pal's start this, I can figure out what is missing......


Not sure where I had this even! YIKES! I think it was on the drying rack hanging off the jelly cabinet? LOL

And... well this guy, I have a bunch of them tucked here and there.... NOW, I finally realize this was on top of the jelly cabinet! OH my... I can only image what the "QUEEN" has....

But why such a big box for these little items????


For this little bonus from Darla! Love it! See she sells Norwex. have you ever heard of it? It's really big in MN.... it's a company from Canada that has all environmentally friendly cleaning products, and more! She saw how many wood floors I have and how useful this would be! With all the Knuckle hair is is right! Thanks Darla! I guess I can't say anything bad about ya now! Darn! LOL

Then she added these note cards made by a local gal for my Birthday...Yes, today is the big 46! So we are going to a early dinner in a few minutes with the boys. To Jameson's steakhouse, one of my favorites! YUMMO!

Then my GF Cindy came by with this gift for me! So would you be seen in public with me?

Sorry bit scary with no make up! LOL!! I love sock monkey! Can't wait to walk Knuckles tomorrow with my new hat! Thanks Cindy!


Then I needed to share these wonderful little heart pillows I received a week or so, from Ms. Linda Claus! Just because she knew my birthday was coming! WOW!!! Love them! Thanks Linda! Thanks Darla! Thanks Cindy!!!! Have a great weekend! OLM

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What a VISIT! the Queen was here....and???a Surprise???

Really, what a month!!! Crazy month, month of changes, sinus infections and snow FINALLY...then RAIN with thunder... and a visit from the "QUEEN"!!! All this and it's only the 24th of the month! I am WHIPPED! LOL!!
So since probably Thanksgiving the "QUEEN" had been talking about wanting to come home for her birthday... If the weather is good...Then it didn't look like she was coming... My BIL is probably looking at rotator cuff surgery...THEN, last minute! I am coming!!! OH YA, I want a birthday party!!! Who am I to say no??? Let's try to get most of the "BAGS" together..OK... that can be done, EXCEPT Darla, who lives in MN too... everyone is within driving distance of me... and toss in a few more friends of the "QUEEN"!
So Joyce aka the "QUEEN" was scheduled to come last Thursday through Monday... We were scheduling in a few visits quickly... Her and hubby's Aunt in Racine, Wi.... and my FIL's partner/girlfriend... what do you call them at that age? Anyway she was with my FIL until he pasted away almost 2 years ago....A birthday party and hopefully a wee bit of shopping and it was a busy couple of days...
Though, as always there is a story.... There was freight train derailment in ND... so she was delay a day, wasn't sure if now the trip would be cancelled...and the AMTRAK comes from Seattle... Where all the snow was falling last week, and coming our way! LOL....So finally everything was a go...BUT she is coming Friday to Tuesday... and was about 4 hours late getting here in our snow storm... BUT she brought a little surprise with her! DARLA!!! YEAH!!! I turn to hubby and said "do you want to get a hotel room?" LOL!! So all the bags were together on Saturday. Darla had never been here before, everyone was so EXCITED to see her! The "QUEEN" thought maybe "TOO" excited!!! HEHE!!!
So here is just a few picture highlights of the "QUEEN'S" trip.... Here is Darla and myself showing our "love" for the "QUEEN"!! LOL... OK... diet starts today!


Here we all are with Evelyn yesterday at lunch... Now I forgot my camera when we went to see Aunt Nancy...shame.....



Telling the "QUEEN" to yet again SHUT UP!!! Inside joke.... see Knuckles trying to get into the picture somehow????


All the "BAGS" on Saturday night... Punk is in the stripped sweater... which of course has a story to it... I won't go into it... But I am thinking not witch...but.......LOL


NOW... none of the"BAGS" knew Darla would be here...then again neither did I ...LOL... Here's Kathy with her surprise!


Punk with her Darla surprise! Forgot to take a picture of Mary when she got here...But then again, I had several glasses of wine by then! LOL


Punk planted herself in my goose neck rocking chair and refused to move! LOL! Didn't want to lose her seat! LOL... she asked for a diaper....Just kidding.....LOL....



Collection of "Bags" and more! A great time for the "QUEEN".. She says it was her BEST birthday EVER!


men hiding in the kitchen.... I don't understand why??? LOL...hubby claims A LOT of eggs were laid in the front room!?!?!? What could he possibly mean by that?????


POOR Knuckles... that is a orange thong around his neck... Orange is the "QUEENS" favorite color....


Queen requested many different 'foods' while here... See she is in a town of not even 500... No fast food.. no carry out.... No pizza....So for her birthday she wanted Chinese.... YUMMO!!! I didn't cook once while she was here! I need to "dry out" from eating out? LOL


Everyone lining up for food...Knuckle's hoping someone will drop something....


AND finally... the... "QUEEN" receiving her birthday cake from Nadine and Cindy... non-bags.... yes we put a turkey on there...LOL... and we didn't have "5" so we had... 6- 4- 1... to make up 65.... work's doesn't it????

SO there you have it... a few highlights of the "QUEEN'S" trip home! What am I doing now...ugh. laundry....hate laundry.


Great surprise that Darla was able to join in the fun... Now I do believe those... witches... I mean...... ---- you know, stole from me! Yes this happens every time... It was going on Saturday night...Big joke, everyone likes to try and steal from me and see how long it takes me to figure out something is missing... Usually not long, I am happy to report.... BUT, I just noticed that my "L" block that spells out "OLM" is missing....MMMM... I forgot to check those damn suitcases! Off to figure out what else is missing....BUT what the "QUEEN" forgot is she had to leave a few things behind...Didn't fit into her suitcase.... Revenge! OLM

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Blog Sale # 2... Bit of Vintage... On this FREEZIN DAY!

Happy FREEZING Thursday!!! Yikes, winter has FINALLY arrived on the 19th of January...Cold... bit of snow and even more coming tomorrow... Though I keep asking myself, how is it the 19th already? This month is flying by and I am not getting a DARN thing done... Running around in circles...
So the Queen is coming for a visit. She was suppose to come down on the train today.. But there was a derailment in ND... so she is coming tomorrow... BUT the storm in Seattle has the trains running pretty far behind schedule... This has been crazy weather.... So I should be cleaning... preparing... doing things that need to be done.. Things that have been neglected as I keep getting side tracked...LOL... So what am I doing instead??? Posting a few of my vintage goodies that I brought home from the shop....
So if you are interested in anything, Just email me... Want more info... email me.... Listing is the asking price... travel fare to be figured out after we chat via email.. folkart94@msn.com if you see anything you can't live with out!.... So here I go...... Vintage cardboard Chiclets display.. It has some wear and tear, But for it's age I think it's in good shape... asking $20.... and travel fare. I will even send the little chiclets gum with the box...


Vintage doll in it's original box... asking $15... and travel fare



OH My I have a "thing" for old jars... I use them for canister's, storage..etc... This is a Nash coffee jar... the lid is a bit of a pain, but a great jar! Asking $24 and travel fare...



I Know it's past Christmas... I am shocked these didn't sell at the shop... Great Noma Christmas lights... Boxes in excellent shape! I love to use them to create a vintage display around the Holiday's.. I have 3 boxes... asking $10 ea... and fare...



2items here... First is the Hostess only Longaberger Horizon of Hope tote basket... Great to carry one's prim crafts here and there... etc... asking $55 & fare...


Then there is the little vintage Skippy peanut butter jar filled with marbles asking $11 & travel expenses....



Here I have 3 little vintage oil lamps... I do have the hurricane tops for the other 2, just couldn't find them in the cold garage this AM... The white base lamp has a clear top, and the clear base I believe is a green top... asking $5 ea great for a little cabinet...



here is a blue enamel ware bowl, asking $10 and the little sweet covered green dish is $6...



Crock made by Maple City Pottery... says, My Country Home.... asking $12....it's about 9" tall..



OK... didn't think you would see the dust, I promise to clean up this sweet candle stick lamp, probably about 12" tall... mustard color, I will send a new bulb with the lamp.. Asking $18...
Sale Pending-----


Collection of Longaberger booking baskets... 2 have liners and protectors, asking $18 for those... the rest just baskets asking $14 ea... Great to hold all those little crafting items... cotton balls... q-tips...etc...


Little brass creamer.. $7... Sliver salt shaker, $9... vintage box with the little tins for floating candles.. $2.....


Longaberger wrought iron leaf hooks.. These were made in the USA... $9 ea....





Vintage pie basket... Very prim, I really should keep this one... asking $15....


Longaberger little tote bag $5.. Longaberger pottery butter dish in heritage green $15....




SO that is what I have for now... as I go through the other tubs... I might have more... I am trying to pick items that should ship fairly easely... I listed more Longaberger then I realized...




I do have several older country decorating books, I could get 4or 5 books in a flat rate shipping box if you are interested... $5 a book... If you like Longaberger and looking for a special basket, email me... I have A LOT! YIKES! I sold for 12 years... I kept most of my samples... I have picked through, kept my favorites and selling off the rest...


Thanks so much for taking a moment to peek! Stay warm and have a great day! OLM

Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog SALE! Dolls, Dolls, and a Snowman or 2.....

Happy Friday everyone! I am happy to report I am feeling better, not great, but better! Sad day here for me.... One Life to Live, air's it's last show day....SIGH! I admit I've been watching for way too many years... It saddens me that they have take the Soaps off the air... The shows that are replacing them, ICK! The Chew???? Love Mario, what a waste of his talent, in my opinion...Ok, Off my Soap Box! LOL...
So if you read my last post you know I am no longer selling in the shop I was in... Anyway... as I pulled out, YIKES! LOL! There was so many dolls I had created... Some you might of seen already...As many times I made two. One to sell on line and for the shop... and a few that I don't think I ever showed.... All but 2 here are OLM original designs.... So this sale is all dolls and a few snowmen... Vintage goodies to follow in a couple of days.....
SO, if you are willing to give a home to one of my creations, just email me... folkart94@msn.com. If by chance you would like more then one, I am giving 10% 2 or more dolls... Snowmen are 10% off....so Here you go.....any questions, please go ahead and email me too... Simple prim doll, Joyce... OLM original design. Dressed in civil war reproduction fabrics...Little amber bottler for a necklace...this gal is about 17 inches long...asking...$28.00 and travel fare...
SOLD... to Robin, thank you!!!




Ms. Betsy... Prim gal. OLM original design, with OLM stitched in her slip. Homespun top, she is about 22 inches long. Asking $39.00 and travel fare....
BETSY IS SOLD! going home to lilraggedyangie! She is very EXCITED!!!!





Oh Hazel the night blinded Angel... Needs a light to guide her way... Wings attached with grungy string... bumps on her head... Missing a eye and the other barely hanging on... She really shouldn't be flying... She is made from a canvas fabric... She is about 24" long and a OLM original design.... asking $44 and travel fare...





Oh Ms. Maggie...One of my favorites! I took inspiration from my niece Joey who is always getting into trouble... What has Maggie done? Painted her fingers to look like a turkey! LOL! Remember the hand turkeys all us mom's have gotten from our kids when they were little? Well Maggie did it to her hands.... Vintage piece of fabric simply wrapped around her for a dress...Mouth puckered in, because she knows she's in trouble AGAIN! OLM Original... asking $34. and travel fare....





Ms. Lucy... She loves her snowman all year long... BUT, he is only tucked in her arms and can come out after the "freezin season" Her top is a old baby's t-shirt that has been grungied up and a homespun skirt. She is about 21" long asking $41 and travel fare....






Here is Virgina's sister Jenny... Yes, I had made two... Her stocking is tucked behind her right now. She is refusing to be put away, she will be good all year long! Simple quilt scrap wrapped and pinned for her dress.. Big poutie mouth from scrap feedsack.. And that big head! Piece of vintage scarf for her scarf. She is about 20" long and her head is 10" wide... asking $40. and travel fare... SOLD to Teresa, THANK YOU!!!





Simple set of prim prairie dolls. I created these from a Angel and the Crow pattern. These gals are very simple and prim... asking $29 for the set and travel fare....





Recognize this gal??? her sister was published in PRIMS.... There was a little mix up at the shop... The gals in Prims were are OOAK originals...but someone really wanted another "Bea"... so I caved made her... but she is without a home... I actually think she turned out better then Bea... She is her own pattern, as I couldn't find my drawing for the original, so she is special in her own right. Reproduction fabric for her dress. About 20" long... asking $41 and travel fare....

SHE has been Adopted to Penny! Thank YOU!!!



Lily.... Simple prim gal... civil war reproduction fabric and her bloomers... little vintage child's tea pot for a necklace. She is almost 17" inches long. asking $28 and travel fare....






One of my simple prim snowmen. He has a taper battery operated candle in a prim pouch.. He is about 24" long from the top of his hat to his feet.. He is perfect for the whole freezin season! Was asking $40... now $35 and travel fare





Love Jack Frost the snowman... he was my favorite snowman I created this year! Look at that goofy face, long wicked wool nose!!! he is just about 23" long... was asking$34, now $30 and travel fare...





Lastly, this super sweet snowman I created from a Netty Lacroix pattern. Hang him from a door or peg rack all season, or even all year long... Little mittens made from fabric with little snowmen heads on it... Long wool nose and holding a twig star on wire... Warm and Natural for his night shirt.. he's about 27" long was asking $30...now $27.....










Each one of my creations will come signed and dated. All but the 2 I noted are OLM original designs. If you would possibly consider giving a home to more than one, I will give you 10% off both the dolls... Also, you can click on any of the pictures to make them bigger and see more details..... Questions, just email me.. I accept PP and MO... thanks so much for looking! OLM