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Monday, April 4, 2011

Another Great Giveaway and Treasures To Share

Hello my dear friends,

it seems that I am always so busy these days. My back is much better and since I feel good, my house is getting decluttered. (Thank you all for all your well wishes - you are all so kind and thoughtful) I am planning to have a garage sale on the Easter weekend to try and get rid off all sorts of things that just are not needed anymore - it must have something to do with all the snow being gone finally! I must have opened every drawer and door of any room or cupboard today to take a look at what I can say good-bye to and I think I am doing quite well. I just love it when I look around my house and everything has a place and when you open a drawer you can actually see everything at once. Normaly I would do an intense declutter every time we would be stationed somewhere new when we were in the army, but these days it doesn't happen that often anymore since we now live in our own house and don't move anymore.

I am still working on my wee bird tutorial, but unfortunatly it's taking longer than I thought to finish it. I promise, I will try and get it finished and posted as soon as I can.

Another thing I wanted to let you know was that Lisa from "Tarnished and Tattered" is having a giveaway this month.

So, off you go now - over to her blog and take a look at all the wonderful  things she creates!!

And last but not least ...

... here are a two of my treasures I would like to share with you.

I bought both of these items while I was living in England. There is so much history over there and it's so beautiful. I have a real thing for Victorian items and especially when they are not restored but just a they had been used so many years ago.

 This is one of my Victorian children's sewing machine. It is quite small but really sturdy ...

 ... and it has been decorated with a flower design that is so beautiful and delicate.

This small black old tin might not look like much on the outside, it might even look a bit borring, but once you open it up and look inside ...

 ...it revels it's little secret.

It is a Victorian spice tin with 6 small individual compartments. In the olden days spices were very costly and classed as a sign of wealth and needed to be locked away and this is what they would use to do so.
Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Glad you are feeling much better. We are having a Big yard sale in June at my house too! Got to let some things go to make room for more treasures! Love the little sewing machine and spice box. Blessings, Vicky

  2. Very good news that you are feeling better. I adore your fabulous treasures. The little sewing machine is just beautiful. Spices as wealth? Maybe my pantry spices should perk up...oh except I am at least a century too late! Drat. Happy Spring and Bird Who Sing...

  3. The design on that sewing machine is fantastic! Always glad to hear someone is feeling better. Wish I was coming to your yard sale! Thanks for sharing your treasures.

  4. Hi sweet Karen!!! Ohmygoodness....that little sewing machine is PRECIOUS!!!! and the spice set is just as wonderful ~ these are wonderful treasures ~ you are an angel for spreading the news about Lisa's giveaway, you gotta know it will be amazing! I hope you are doing so good and I'm glad your back is better, what a blessing! hugs and love, Dawn

  5. Hi Karen,
    I'm so glad you are feeling better. I am finally too! Now, I've got so much to catch up on!
    I love your little sewing machine and the spice set! Fabulous! I would so love to go to England some day! Thanks for sharing these precious treasures.

  6. what a wonderful little sewing machine! what a precious treasure!

  7. OMG! I love the little sewing machine and the spice box! Those are real treasures.

    Moving a lot definitely has advantages. Can you imagine two clutterbugs living in the same house for 34 years? And there's still the remains of two children clutterbugs who have moved on. Yeah. I try to clean out every now and then, but not like I would if we were about to move.

  8. wow!! love these treasures!!

    barbara jean