Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Betsy McCall Tag Along With Elizabeth and Friends

Elizabeth at Creative Breathing inspired Sandy at 521 Lake Street, myself and I’m sure many other gals that loved Betsy McCall to visit to The Blue Door   to find out what ‘our’ Betsy looked like, and take a month-by-month walk through our childhoods as we fondly remember the girl that came to our home every month.

I loved Betsy McCall when I was young!  McCalls Magazine had a page for her every month with a new story and new clothes…paper doll style.  I adored paper dolls!  Still do.   This is Betsy the month I was born…

I love her wardrobe!   And she looks a little like me in 4th grade.  I remember loving a red dress I had that was similar to the blue one at the top.  And I had my hair cut that year to about the same style.  And she has a small doggie, mine was named Missy! 

I have such fond memories of Betsy…and I’m sure her ever-expanding wardrobe of cute dresses (we couldn’t wear ‘pants’ to school until 6th grade!) inspired me to pursue my passion of sewing…I love to sew and spent years making my own clothes. 

Looking back at the Blue Door,  Betsy was quite stylish and trendy too, I’m sure.  Thanks Elizabeth (and your Flickr friend that inspired you!) for inspiring us to take a look back at Betsy!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm a Country Traditional kind of gal!

I found this website through The Shabby Nest...I love interior design and am partial to Country/Cottage, chippy and painted furniture, lots of color and love curtains. This look really does it for me:

While the colors are not quite mine (my pallette is more reds, greens and beiges), and there isn't any chippy furniture in sight (I'm sure it is just out of the photo!), the big, comfy furniture, lots of pillows, curtains (toile!) and bamboo shades, among other things, are definately me.

Sproost says about Country Traditional, "You love spaces that feel casual and lived in. Furniture is practical and comfortable. The best part of country style is how much it highlights collection and found objects. Antiques here, garage sale finds there and Aunt Milly's hand-me-downs throughout. Unique items that used to serve very practical purposes are now on display. There is a true sense of home felt throughout." Yep...that's me!

Not sure of your style? Stop by Sproost and discover it today!

Happy Thursday,


Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's a Blue Thursday!

It's that time again! Room With A Past is open for our once-a-month sale this weekend, and you won't believe your cottage-loving eyes! We've added more space, which means more fabulous finds for you. Spring is everywhere, and the girls have lots of garden decor, home furnishings and other decorating delights for your shopping pleasure!

Marcela at Etsy Cottage Style Blog invited me to join
Blue Blog Party, so I thought I'd share some of the blue items you'll find at 'The Room' this weekend, all ready and waiting to go home with YOU! Thank you Marcela, for the invitation...I've really enjoyed visiting the other blogs that are celebrating blue with you today!

On to what's Blue at Room With A Past this weekend:

A blue jewelry box and jewelry, blue dress on the adorable girl in the picture...

A really cute blue stool...

A blue table, with lots of seashells that came from the blue ocean...

A blue polka-dotted bunny, blue flowers, adorable blue baby shoe (planter)...

A blue handbag lamp...blue china...blue hand-embroidered tablecloth...

These lovely blue items are just a drop in the bucket of all the fabulous finds we have at The Room this month, stop by and see us today!

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter!

A few treats for a friend who collects rabbits! She was having her grand daughters over for Easter so I sent them some treats for their Egg Hunt, they loved them!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ain't she sweet???

Some things in life just speak to you...no need for words...you know when you see them that you will love everything about them. That is how the logo for Gardenseed (Danville, NoCa) is. If you've been there you know...it is unforgettable. If you have not been there, it is a destination you'll want to put on your list! Stop by here to see what is in store for you, you'll be happy you did! Mementos designed chocolate coins, water bottles labels and tic-tac treats for Robyn, the owner of Gardenseed. Arn't these happy?!:

Robyn loved them too! Mementos does candy. And water, and invites, and announcements and...well... just about anything printable you can think of to put a picture or logo on. Gardenseed is just a tast of the colorful, happy, fun events we have done.

Drop us a line and tell us how we can help you celebrate your next event!