LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mid week Goodies. :)

Well, This post is dedicated to the Mid week Blues :) Or Pinks !!! lol !!! I am SO behind in showing off some goodies that I have bought over the last few months. EBay was a gold mine right after Christmas with gorgeous plates going for 99 cents plus $2-3 shipping !!! Wow !! So, I slowly have filled up our home, with treasures to keep and some to sell. That and our weekly Thrifting outing. That is my One day out and I can always manage to find a few great things to bring home :) I found these plates and roses dish on eBay. There are three plates altogether. I bought them to go with my cupcake sets, but am thinking I need two of them for the guest bath. Are they sweet or what ? And the dish with the pretty rose will make a lovely soap dish. :)



Got the Bunny tin for 25 cents last Saturday and now I must make some REAL sugar cookies for my family to fill it up. :) Is this stinkin' cute or what ?


Speaking of cookies. I restocked my store with like a gazillion cookies !! :)

And Vintage finds. Love these old hand painted plates. But as you can probably tell, I just have WAY too many of them. :)

Look at this antique crocheted lace. Oh My Gosh !! There is 11 feet of it. It must have lined a sheet or curtain or something. It was quite icky when I found it, all yellowed and stained. But I bleached it ( Yep, a Big no no , I know !! ) And it came out just beautiful !! It does have a few tiny spots left that didn't come out, but probably will with another cleaning. Sweet !!!!!
I found this great old Easter candy box and embellished it with Roses and the BEST pink and pearl vintage brooch !!! EEEK, This was SO pretty. It sold pretty quick. The Easter candy boxes are quite hard to find, and this one had the prettiest pink foil with a floral design on it. It is going to a Wonderful Artist, so I am a bit intimidated, I hope she likes it :)
Thank you SO much for all of the love and support. I know that Prayers and well wishes work as I have truly coasted thru this illness with such ease and strength. I never wanted my blog to be about hard or sad things, we have SO much of that going on in this world right now. But decided early on that someone who is also having the same type of symptoms I have might benefit so I chose to put all of that in here. I TRULY would like to focus on all things Pretty. All things Soft, Pink ( and aqua, hee hee !! ) and a gentle happy side of Life as I truly believe that it is out there, we just need but to look. Not THINGS per se, but all THINGs were made by people and inspired by God, so lets enjoy them all, without making them the Focus. Does that make sense ? There is SO much Beauty and Peace in this great world that we live in. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is ; Phil 4:v 8 Finally Brethren, whatsoever things are True, whatsoever things are Honest, whatsoever things are Just, whatsoever things are Pure, whatsoever things are Lovely, whatsoever things are of good report ; if there be any Virtue, and if there be any Praise, think on these things.

I LOVE that !! :)

Hugs,

Rhea

26 comments:

Heather said...

very cute items! that bunny tin is super cute. glad you're doing well!

Jessica said...

Beautiful post. I love your candy box! That Bible verse is one of my faves and your blog is a true fulfillment of it. I can really identify with your trials with your health and pray that you get a diagnosis soon! God bless.

Margie said...

Wonderful goodies! I love to come here for a good dose of eye candy! The candy box is just lovely as are your yummy looking cookies, and the dish will make a very special soap dish!

It sounds like you are feeling better, I'm so glad! I think it's a good idea to post when you're not feeling well, then we can pray for you, you really get to care about the people in blogland that you visit, you know?

Take care, and have a lovely Easter!
Margie :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea,
Lovely "goodies":) The lace and plates and the Easter candy box..WOW..and of course your pretty faux treats!!
I like your Bible verse and I try to keep those words in my mind as I go about my day...
HAPPY EASTER!!
Warmly,
Deb

TattingChic said...

Beautiful plates. Love your faux treats! SO pretty, as always! :)

Lori said...

Rhea, what a lovely post...i think it is a good thing that you are sharing what you are going through with your health...you can help others who are going through the same thing...and it is probably a help to you that you have the love, support, and prayers of your readers...
i love all of the goodies you have been finding...and i am so thrilled that i was able to snatch up that candy box...i have your shop on my reader, and every time i see something i want, it is already sold...i fully expected the candy box to be sold when i clicked on it, what a happy surprise that it wasn't...good thing i get up very early in the morning, or i am sure i would have missed out...i love all of your sweet cookies too, your work is so meticulous and sweet!!!

Lee Laurie said...

I hope that they will come up with a diagnosis soon for you. I pray that it is not MS. I was tested for that too. I didn't like the conductive nerve tests that they did. That was a few years ago and they ruled MS out. My legs hurt so bad sometimes that I don't want to walk or even get out of bed.(Like today) I have to force myself to get up and go to work. I go back to my cardiologist this afternoon for some test results and I am nervous. I feel like I am falling apart most of the time. I think that it is good for us to post when we are not feeling well. When I read your posts, I know that I am not alone in all of this.

All of your things are beautiful, as always.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

MARIA said...

I love all your beautiful goodies! Breathtaking as usual!!!

I wish you, dear Rhea
Happy and Healthy Easter!

God bless you, your family and your amazing artwork!

Dru said...

I just love looking at all your beautiful things. That bunny tin is just the cutest ever!! Thanks so much for sharing

Cherie said...

Thank you for the uplifting post. I do believe you are obtaining the goal you strive towards. Each of your writings inspire or edify my little corner of the world in Colorado Springs. Much love to you!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Wonderful verse, Rhea!!

Love all your new goodies, but that Easter box has got to be the sweetest thing EVER! I've never even seen one of those before! Stunning!!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

SharDon Exclusives said...

I loved the beautiful Easter candy box. Your rose with the broach is gorgeous. Everything was sweet. I just worked on doing a layout of words on that very scripture. It is reassuring to know that the Lord wants His very best for us...sharon

Joy said...

Wonderful finds and creations Rhea!

Connie said...

I don't see a single thing there I wouldn't love in my own home, honey!! I especially like the lace though. It's hard to find anymore.
xoxo,
Connie

Cathy said...

Hi Rhea,

Hope you are feeling a bit better.

Wow, you have quite a stash of pretty plates. And those beautiful cookies.
I missed out on the vintage lace the other night 'cause I was on my laptop and I couldn't remember my Etsy password. Dang!!!!!

Love the Easter box. Too beautiful.

Have a great Easter.

xo Cathy

Our Back Porch said...

Totally awesome!
Have a very blessed Easter.
Hugs,
Rebecca

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Happy Easter!!
xo Lidy

debbie said...

DEAR MISS RHEA,
BOY CAN I TELL YOU ABOUT THE PAIN IN YOUR LEGS AND FALLING-MY DR. WAS FEARFUL I HAD MS....I DON'T TALK ABOUT ME AS MY DAUGHTER IS ILL/CANCER AGAIN FOR THE 3RD TIME.
FINALLY AFTER ALL THE TESTS THEY DECIDED IT WAS NOT MS BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE THE BLACK HOLE IN MY BRAIN....I KNOW A GENTLEMEN WHO HAD SYMPTOMS AND THEY WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT AND THEN 10 YEARS LATER HE HAD THE BLACK HOLE.
I HAVE DAYS IT IS SO DIFFICULT I CAN BARELY MAKE IT.....THEY DECIDED DUE TO MY DIABETES I HAVE NEUROPATHY OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES AND HANDS AND RIB CAGE AREA...ALSO THEY SAID FIBROMYALGIA.
THEY PLACED ME ON NEURONTIN AND CYMBALTA.........THEY DON'T KNOW WHY BUT THE ANTI DEPRESSANT CYMBALTA HELPS ON NERVE PAIN.
I LOVE ALL YOUR ROSE AND VIOLET PLATES....I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL BUNNY TIN BUT MOST OF ALL, WE CAN FACE TOMORROW BECAUSE HE LIVES.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU BETTER AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU.
I LOVE THE LITTLE BASKETS THAT WERE SEWED TOGETHER IN PINK...SO BEAUTIFUL.
I ALSO USE CLOROX TO REMOVE YELLOW AND STAINS...I HAVE NEVER RUINED A THING...CLOROX DID BEAUTIFULLY.
THAT IS BEAUTIFUL LACE.
COME VISIT ME ANY TIME BUT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU FEEL BAD.
I HAVE A GOOD LISTENING EAR AND I KNOW THE FATHER WE SERVE...JESUS...THERE IS NO OTHER NAME
WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A JOYOUS EASTER, FULL OF BLESSINGS.
HUGS
debbie

Maison Douce said...

I love all your finds!!! I, too, have so many handpainted plates... And that lace is gorgeous! But your sweet candy box turned out soooo cute!
Isabel

rosechicfriends said...

Hey sweets!!!
I didn't resend a note yet to you! Just saw your note to me on etsy..thanks so much! WOW you sure have the best time finding just the right goodies...how do you ever part with them. Its the hardest part for me.

I do so hope and pray that you will find out what specifically is going on in you! I know you are keeping the faith..but it can get hard when you don't feel well.

This has been a tough Easter for us..thanks for your continued prayers!

Gentle Hugs and love!
Lorena

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Rhea, you sure found some gorgeous plates there my friend. The plate you are thinking of using as a soap dish is gorgeous and would look beautiful in any bath with a lovely bar of soap. It's all good and you can never have too many. Thankyou for sharing it all with us. Take care and will look for you later, gator, Char

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Great finds.. Love the pink roses plates..... Wishes you the best.....

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Rhea,

Such sweet items. Love the plates and all of your cookies are just gorgeous! Beautiful work, indeed. Hope this note finds you well, or at least feeling better.

God Bless,
Kitty

Pearl Maple said...

Celebrating all that is good in our world is the best way to be!

That little bunny in the violets has stolen my heart.

Happy Easter to you.

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

As you can see, I really enjoyed reading through your blog. I love your creations. you are very talented and will most certainly be back to visit you. I added you to my fav's.
Enjoy your weekend!!
Sonia

Debby said...

First visit to your blog, it is full of so much beauty. Love it.
debby