Saturday, December 24, 2011

From me... you!

♥ Vicki

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Whatever happened to December?
I've been as busy as an elf preparing for the holidays!
I'm expecting company ... which is always nice.
I still have a couple of presents to wrap...
and baking to do! 
But I keep telling myself, "It'll get done!"

I hope everything has been checked off of your to-do list.
In the meantime, take a little time to enjoy the magic of the season.

Wishing you and yours every Christmas delight!
Make warm memories!!
♥ Vicki

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa, Baby!

My husband and I have enjoyed collecting Santa Clauses 
for as long as we've known each other 
... and that, my friends, is a lot of years!
We display many of them on the fireplace mantel in our family room.
 This little hand-carved wooden Santa was the very first of our collection.
I gave him to my husband on our first Christmas together after we'd married.
Santa aside ... my most favorite Christmas treasure of all is the 
tiny Lladro nativity my husband gave me a long time ago. 
This year, I've displayed it beneath a vintage cloche.

♥ Vicki

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Making Magic!

Slowly, but surely, the house is transformed for the holidays.
Boxes and tubs are opened to reveal holiday treasures, trinkets, and baubles!  
{I this time of year!}
Snowmen hang out on the snowman tree!
 Santas are displayed here...
 and there...
and everywhere!
Vintage pieces ...
 add whimsy, sparkle and shine!
I've added another tree this year! 
{Shh!! It'll be our little secret!}
It is displayed in an antique red suitcase with silver satin lining!
I've decorated it with glittered silver snowflakes and BELIEVE ornaments, silver bells, red candles in vintage silver candle holders, and antique chocolate Santa molds! 
How sweet it is to be ready for Christmas!
There is still shopping...
and baking...
where'd I put my list? 

Fa, la, la, la, la!!
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Saint Nicholas Day!

In honor of St. Nick's Day, 
I filled a couple of wooden shoes with chocolate coins and small gifts! 
My kids will be here tonight for dinner ... 
and we're planning to decorate the family Christmas tree.
I'm also baking snickerdoodles for dessert!  Yum!! 

Hope your shoes are filled-to-overflowing with goodness!

Happy St. Nicholas Day!!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry and Bright

The last day of November ... already?!!
I think I'd better get busy and pull out the Christmas decorations!
My family is beginning to worry ...

I hope everything is merry & bright in your little corner of the world!

Holiday hugs and mistletoe kisses,
♥ Vicki

Monday, November 28, 2011


 Happy Cyber Monday! 
Enjoy FREE shipping today only (November 28, 2011)  
on all domestic orders!

Happy shopping!
♥ Vicki

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reflect upon your present blessings,
of which every man has many...
not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.
~ Charles Dickens

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!
♥ Vicki

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Techno Twinkle

Look what my son, Nicholas, brought home for me!! 
{ He loves Christmas as much as I do!
This string of colorful LED lights plugs into your computer's USB port!! 
Fun ... and festive! 

 Best of all, the lights are FREE when you purchase a Techno Twinkle gift card at Best Buy!
Treat yourself ... and deck your computer with fa, la, la, la, la!!

Get your twinkle on!
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The weather outside... warm {80+ degrees}. 
So I'm building snowmen and pretending that I don't have the a/c on!!

Hope the weather is perfect in your little corner of the world!

♥ Vicki

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vintage Christmas Postcard

Vintage Santa Claus Postcard
Copyright 1907 

♥ Vicki

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Pattern!

Happy Sewing!
♥ Vicki

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wonder why...

...I'm in the mood for ice cream?!
(These snow guys were a special order request.)

I'm off to raid the freezer!!  : )
♥ Vicki

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

As a kid, do you remember how excited you were on Halloween
I couldn't wait until it got dark so that I could go trick-or-treating!   

This is a picture of me - taken a long time ago - dressed up as a gypsy.
My creative mom always came up with the best costumes!

Whether you're trick-or-treating with little ones or staying at home to hand out candy ... 
I hope your Halloween is SPOOKTACULAR!!

♥ Vicki

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Boo to You!

I hope you have a fun Halloween!

Chocolate hugs and candy corn kisses,
♥ Vicki

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wicked Tea Revisited

 I attended Paper Cowgirl's Wicked Tea yesterday!
And, as always, it was a treat!
 Wonderful name tags...
 ...lots of eye candy...
 ...and more candy...
{You know I'm all about the candy!!}
 ...spooky decor...
 ...gorgeous silver cake balls with spiders on top...
 ...cupcakes {of course!} with silver sprinkles...
 ...fabulous teachers...
 ...lots of creativity...
 ...incredible projects...
...yummy food...
 ...and laughter...
 ...shared with wonderful ladies!!

Magical Memories!
♥ Vicki

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ho, ho, ho!

Look who I ran into today!
I was out junkin’ ... and stopped the car when I saw this 
HUGE vintage Santa sitting by the side of the road. 
{I’m a sucker for Santa!}

“How much is he,” I asked.
“Twenty-five cents” was the reply.
“Twenty-five CENTS?!!”
When she saw my incredulous face, she amended her offer ... “Okay, 50 cents?”
“I’ll take him for a quarter,” I sheepishly responded.

I plopped him in the front passenger seat ... and we headed home.
You should have seen the strange looks I received!
Then ... thinking about how silly I must look made me giggle!
And that, my friends, was worth every cent I paid for Santa!!

Hope you have a happy day ... and weekend, too!

♥ Vicki

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Button Love!!

One of my favorite collections... vintage buttons! ♥

♥ Vicki

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Off to open another bag...
♥ Vicki

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Best Witches!

Miss Marigold's School of Witchery is now in session on eBay!
Don't be late for Broom Flying class!! 

♥ Vicki

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


It's that time of year again! 
Time for my will power to be tested! 
And I'm going to fail ... I always do!!

You, see ... I simply can't resist candy 
sitting around in bowls, baskets, or Jack-o'-lantern gourds!
Every year, I try!! Really, I do!!
But year ... after year ... after year...
I end up eating every piece of Halloween candy in the house!

I know! This year, I won't open the candy bags until October 31st ... 
or I'll buy something that I'm not fond of ~ like black licorice! 
It probably won't help ...
but wish me luck!! 

♥ Vicki