Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Friendship, Awards, Etsy, and A Few Free Images...

"A good memory is one that can remember the day's blessings and forget about the day's troubles."(Friendship Collage)
Thank you all for your friendship and outpouring of care, concern, and prayers in regards to my last post. I have no doubt that things will right themselves as things have a habit of doing. It is that waiting period in between that is often the hardest to bear. Waiting for me is prayerful hope, the substance of things hoped for but not yet seen. I assure you I am waiting peacefully for this painful process to pass and looking for the lessons to be learned thorough this situation. Anyway, let's move on to lighter things...

It seems I have been triple blessed this past week with blog awards. I have said it before and I will say it again it is reward enough for me to have you visit. I feel very honored that you would take the time to do so. I sort of adopted an award policy after agonizing over who to pass them on to because I think you are all so deserving, I choose not to select specific bloggers to receive them hoping that the givers will not think I am rude or unsportsmanlike.

It is with deep appreciation that I thank the very sweet Terry of Lady Liberty and Queenmother Mamaw for the Premios Dardo Award, as well as Tina of Tiny Bear for the Bella Sinclare Award. Each of you ladies are so precious for thinking of me and I thank you.
All that said to say that I am now adopting a new policy of borrowing a button from Vee and declaring this an award free blog. Please do not think me rude but if feels funny to accept an award and not pass it on as it was intended. I think every blog has its own reason for being award worthy. This little birdie will now perch on my sidebar and hopefully not hurt any feelings.Heavens this post is giving me anxiety! It think you think I am rude and being brought up with strict Southern manners and worrin' about what the neighbors think and all I am about to have the vapors! Somebody quick, toss me a fan and position me in front of the faintin' couch so I can go down delicately! Anyway, let's move on again...

I ordered some stuff from Beth of Gathering Dust, I think she has become my new enabler of all things paper. She likes the same kind of stuff I like and she finds so many unique things that her Etsy shop just draws me like a magnet. I ordered a couple of old books, a personal weakness, and a set of wonderful old postcards. You know you can look forward to receiving your order form Beth because she will have some sort of super clever packaging like this...
I really did not even care what the contents of the first book, The Wilstach Collection Philadelphia 1893 Memorial Hall Fairmount Park, which is an art catalog of a private collection that was donated to the city. I ordered it because I was just drawn by the cover, although I will say I was quite drawn to many of the black and white depictions of famous art pieces. Love this one, please feel free to snag for personal use... The second book I ordered was an old song book, The One Hundred and One Best Songs. I am a sucker for old sheet music. The pages of this book have a perfect aged patina to them and I love the way the the paper has darkened. Each page not only has a song but a quote at the bottom of each page. Miss Jessie Page of Slater, Missouri was the owner Long, Long Ago, please feel free to snag for personal use...I love these sweet birthday wishes on the post cards.This one is my favorite, please feel free to snag for personal use...
Beth is always so sweet to tuck in a little extra treat and there was a old advertising card for a book on one side and a skyline view of NYC on the other side, sweet buttons, and cool shoe store tags! Thanks Beth for such a great place to shop! I am hoping tomorrow to meet up with a friend for a fun day of flea marketing and lots of laughter. I hope to find a few more things to use to organize and display with in my studio space. I hope each of you have a delightful week!

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

19 comments:

Mildred said...

What pretty items you have ordered. Can't wait to see what ideas you have simmering! Continued prayers for you Miss Sandy.

Debby said...

So many beautiful goodies to play with.

Becky K. said...

Each page in the songbook is a piece of art, is it not?

You see things in a very beautiful way. I enjoy "looking through your eyes" here on your blog.

Becky K.

Susie said...

Looks like a little bundle of joy Sandy.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I know exactly how you feel about the awards. I feel that each of us can do what we feel is best. I love receiving but I hate the anxiety of having to choose to send them on.I have sent awards to people who even had a no award sign posted just overlooking that.
Blessings
QMM

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my goodness- I wish I could hire you to take pictures for my Etsy shop- you sure make everything look delicious. I'm so glad you like the prints in the art book- I think the whole book is a treasure.

Thanks for the shout out and have fun creating!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Miss Sandi!
I hope this week is bringing better days...I've been thinking (& praying) for you that whatever is troubling you will blow away with the breeze.
Your awards are well deserving!
The goodies you received are fabulous...I love to see all of this talent that we are surrounded with. It certainly enlights one soul!!!!
everything vintage

Vee said...

What nice things and I did snag the music! I just made a journal last night and find that I am always looking for the neat little touches.

Can't wait to see what you find for organizing ideas. I also spent several hours in the craft room and oh my goodness...it's getting to be such a nightmare! I need to organize a lot.

Whatever it is that we are "going through" we can trust God that it is for our ultimate good. He's just that kind of a Father.

Have fun today!

Andylynne said...

I'm glad your heart has found comfort and that God is sustaining you through it all.
As for your books they are wonderful. I think old books and paper is a fine obsession. Maybe because I find similar things attractive. I don't live all that far from Slater. It's a nice little town. My neighbors best friend lives there. Her friend is a woman in her late 8os who loves to garden and has lived in Slater most of her life. It truly is a small small world.

The Feathered Nest said...

What wonderful treasures Sandy!! I love each and every item too....I think I need to take a look at Beth's shop! I do hope that things are better and that all is well with you sweet friend ~ love and hugs, Dawn

Bonita said...

Oh Sandy, thank you so much for pointing me to that Award Free Blog button. I'm going to have to snag it from Vee and use it on my blog. Not that folks are clamoring to give me awards or anything, but I feel so much like you that I'll head them off at the pass. No need to faint, dearie. I'm sure no one was offended.

Everything you post on your blog is so beautiful! The lovely things in this post are no exception.

Outstanding Stranger said...

Great idea to post an AWARD FREE ZONE on you blog..I think they are nice but a lot of work. I know one I got I just mentioned the 7 people I awarded it to and didn't notify each of them. Funny that was the last one I was given...I have always hated chain letters and the "pass it on within the next 30 minutes or something bad happens....what are they thinking?? I never pass them on...Anyway thanks for the lovely out and my prayers and well wishes are with you today. Hugs. Diane

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the award free blog. I may use it myself. While I adore those people who bestow awards I find that weeks go by before I post it and I don't like to specifically bestow awards to just this person or that person.
Well done.

Linda said...

I like the idea for the "Award Free Blog". I don't have many followers and am not very familiar with these award things anyway, so I never really know what one is supposed to do with them; I've only received one such item thus far and that's probably enough.

Thank you for sharing the lovely images.
~Linda

Amanda said...

Dear Miss. Sandy,
Thanks so much for visiting my new blog. As I visited yours I was blown away by how lovely and inspiring it is. I will now have to visit Gathering Dust, as well!
Thanks again.

TinyBear said...

Hey Miss Sandy - some really great items you have ordered - I´ll have to check out her shop too.
So happy I awarded you before you got the button - lol. And no offence here at all. I totally understand your decision. Still think you deserved it ;D
Have a lovely day
Hugs, Tina

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wishing you blessings!
Katie

SharDon Exclusives said...

Blessings to you tonight!!
Sharon

lorhen82 said...

Hello sweet Miss Sandy! I'm behind on my blog reading, as usual, so I just saw your last post. You're in my prayers, and I hope I'm in yours. These are trying times for so many. I hope you are filled with God's peace!

xo
Lori

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