Sunday, August 12, 2007

My Ever Changing Rooms


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Some past photos of my home. I am constantly changing things around. My sweetie says I would move the tub and toilet around weekly too, if I could figure out a way!
I made the quilt with embroidery and cross stitch and
the patchwork squares are about 1"x1".
The dolls at the top of my hutch were brought to me many years ago by the guy from the North Pole!
Way in the back, on the bottom shelf of my hutch, you can see my Little Red Riding Hood flip doll. You know the kind- the Grandma and wolf are hiding under her skirt when you flip her over the other way. I love her! She was from Santa too.

I have to tell you a great story about the photo in the big gold frame!

First of all, I found the frame ~without glass~ many years ago at a yard sale and paid only $2. I knew some day I would have the perfect use for it once I added glass. I did. The photo of E. and A. when they were little girls was taken in matching, luscious, thick, deep purple, velvet dresses with embroidered , lace edged bib collars. Ok- here's the best part... the part I told you about before this became very long and rambling...

I bought each of the matching dresses at separate garage sales and they were even the right sizes for my girls. I couldn't believe it. It's like the dresses were waiting for me to find them. I don't think I paid more than a couple dollars for each. Lots of people have commented on this photo. It makes quite an impression, with the big frame and purple velvets! Now you know the secret...a thrifted frame and thrifted matching velvets!!



5 comments:

red tin heart said...

Amy, I went junkin' yesterday, and on the secong page of my site are Raggedy Ann pillow faces. They reminded me of you so much. I really like the pictures of your home. xo Nita

She'sSewPretty said...

I love all the touches of red in your house. That quilt is awesome. How long did it take you?

Deb said...

Your "corners" are all so warm and inviting.

Shelley said...

Amy, I love your Raggedy's !I also love the story about the picture frame and the pretty dresses. God must of had your name on them ! Isn't it great when he sweetly meets our needs . He has done some of the same things for me in the past.
Blessings, Shelley

Julie said...

Hi Amy! What a neat quilt...I also love red work...but i like to do the primative type...picture and words done in one straight stitch! You've got me thinking about getting the rest of my kids names on my tea towel again! Maybe tonight! Thanks.
Julie