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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday ~ Ephemera

Sweet Cerri from " Little Pink Studio" is hosting this weeks Show and Tell Sunday. And the Theme is " Vintage Ephemera" And here is the really Cool part. My very dear friend Bertie, from " Aunt May's Cottage" sent me some this week !!! She had an extra Romantic Country magazine that she overbought and decided to send it to me, sweet lady that she is. And, here I am minding my own business, thumbing through the pages and stuff started falling out !! Yay !!! I though she accidentally left the things in there, but Nope, they were ALL for me !! :) Pretty roses printed fabric for making pillows and sachets ( she has some of these in her shop and they are GORGEOUS !! )

Sweet Victorian scrap. Gosh, I LOVE the forget me nots and lily of the valley !!
One of her beautiful fans. This is so much prettier in person than it is showing on my camera. I Love it !! Thank You So Much Bertie !!! You are such a sweetheart !!! :)

Ok, this weeks topic was easy for me. I have Ephemera all over this house. I like to frame it, so that I can enjoy it. These two little cards were valentines that my Sweet Great Auntie got in the 1930's.


1940's confirmation cards and an Easter Angel post card. Love the color in these all litho's. And really love the baby Jesus card.


I have piles of old sheet music. Some found on ebay and some found at the Salvation Army thrift store here in town.




I love Crosses, and have them all over the house. And I Love The One who Died on a Cross for Me so that I could spend Eternity with Him. :)
Seriously , I could go for days with the paper stash in this house, lol !! But I am a bit wiped out from Pink Saturday, so I will stop right here.

I started a little Blog Boutique, called " Sweet n Shabby Stuff " that I opened today. I will be adding all kinds of vintage treasures to it in the weeks to come, so Go have a looksee. This sweet doll is one of the offerings. :)
Be sure and stop by and see all the other fun Sunday blogs !!!

Hugs,

Rhea

23 comments:

Connie said...

Isn't Bertie the kindest chickee?!!? She did the same thing to me several months ago when I purchased something from her shop. You got some gorgeous things, sweetpea. Also you little shop will be busy with customers; just wait and see!! ;-) Don't forget to read my blog tomorrow for some pretty scary stuff!! LOL
Smoochies,
Connie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, how sweet of Bertie to spoil you! Wonderful goodies!! Love all your pinkness!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Debbie said...

What a beautiful collection! I have only recently started collecting vintage ephemera. Imagine my surprise and delight to see the sweet little girl and boy valentine from your great aunt. I have one just like it! I had to buy mine though, lol. I made copies of it to use on ATCs. I called them Jeune Amour/Young Love

Lori said...

Rhea, your goodies from Bertie are so gorgeous, the fan is TDF!!! all of your ephemera pictures look so pretty, you have a great collection:) congratulations and best of luck with your selling blog, your dolls are so very sweet!!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

o my goodness, i just knew you were going to have a ton of fabulous things today.
gorgoeus.
oxoxo,
jessi

dollybelle said...

Beautiful stuff! I like how you lovingly framed things too! Pretty!
xoxo
Dollybelle

ABOUT ME said...

Hi Miss Rhea. I love your collection! The pretty confirmation cards are my favorite. I love how you framed them. Take care. Di

ABOUT ME said...

Hi Miss Rhea! Your collection is so pretty. I love the confirmation cards and how you framed them. Take care. Di

Kitschen Pink said...

Just so pretty! Love the graphics on the sheet music. t.x

Sandy Michelle said...

Such wonderful goodies you received! I love the fan especially! Let me know if you ship your etsy dolls to Toronto:0)

Sand XOX

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

I came over to your blog from Rose Chic Friends and I think your Show and Tell Sunday and Pink Saturday posts are so sweet. I love your pillows too and had a great time visiting you. Visit my blog if you get a chance. I think you might see some things you like.

Jan

Kathy said...

Beautiful!

(yikes, I can sit and look at these posts all day long), but your collection is wonderful!

vickie said...

A beautiful display of all your
ephemera. I love your new blog and wish you luck. This is a beautiful blog, Rhea, such pretties from Bertie!

Little Pink Studio said...

Such lovely papers Miss Rhea! I love everything that you framed! Just gorgeous!
Thank you for playing along today!
~Cerri xo

Kim's Treasures said...

You have a beautiful collection! I will have to check out your new shop!
Have a great day!
Kim

Secondhandrose said...

That Bertie is special! Your crosses are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.
karen

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what pretty goodies.
Love the fans
Alison

The Rose Room said...

Great collection and how lovely of Bertie. What an extra nice surprise! Rachaelxo

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a blessing to have such a sweet friend. It's always fun to get surprises in the mail. I'm off to check out your new site.
Patricia :o)

Becky said...

Hello Miss Rhea!

Oh, I do love coming here so much because I am always rewarded with a whisper soft breeze of sweet shabby goodness - your sense of color and style is so wonderful! LOVE your paper pretties - the crosses, music (great titles), framed cards - all so tasteful and sweet! Loved looking at your pink photos too from this weekand & last....lovely. And I'd like to stand up for the under-rated violet - all shades of purple are so beautiful to me..your collection is really pretty!

Congrats on your blog boutique - it's GREAT! Make a splash about it on your blog so all can see!! I'm about to start one myself...but it's a lot of set up/photography work...hopefully it will be worth it...

I truly love my visits here. Take care and have a lovely week!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky S.

rosechicfriends said...

WOW...I love all the vintage Victorian goodies...esp your cross'. I feel like I am always dragging behind everyone on what they collect..but I am catching up! lol
Blessings..Lorena

Miss Rhea said...

Just wanted to say Thank You to my Holland Friend, That was very Kind of you to bring that to my attention. :)

Hugs,

Rhea

Mary said...

Hi Rhea, Sarah wanted to tell you she has arrived safely. She was so glad to get out of her traveling Bag! Had a sponge bath and now in a lovely tissue robe. Waiting for
her new Mother to work on her dress. Also wanted to say Thank You for her stay at your Beautiful Home. She thought it was a Happy Place and loved your music.
She will miss the other girls and all the talk about new designs. She will check on your new blog for fashion updates. Sarah sends her Love and said to remember to drink your water:)