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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Did Y'all Notice???

I have a new header!
Put it up a couple of days ago, but I wasn't sure if anyone had noticed...

My sweet little Dollartree birds!
Aren't they wonderful?

I just needed a change...something lighter, something brighter.
Something which says Spring.
Did I achieve that?

Oh, and I'm teaching myself to make mixed media tags, thanks to the inspiration of people such as  

I spent the other day tea staining a TON of large shipping tags, baking them, and then stamping them. Tonight I began to add embellishments, and I'm hoping I'll have a finished product to unveil in a day or so.

And I would be remiss if I didn't remind y'all that my 
Paris Flea Market Giveaway
is going strong now until March 31st...


I'm filling up a BIG hatbox full of flea market treasures, many coming straight from the fields of Warrenton during my week long stay there for Antique Week.


Do You Want...
Vintage Linens?
Flower Frogs?
Something Kitschy?
Vintage Bling?
Some Instant Ancestors?
Howzabout some skeleton keys?
Ya like crusty and rusty? 
Or dainty and delicate?

Who knows WHAT I'll come back with! 
Not me! Not yet...
 But I do know that it'll be good!
 ***Just be sure to sign up as a follower***
You're automatically entered if you're already a follower!
The big drawing will be on 
- March 31st -
after I return from Warrenton

Grab my giveaway button, too! It's free!

 Have a wonderful Tuesday, my friends!


Barbara Jean said...

I adore your banner, and love those little birds.
Did not know if it was new as i have not been out and about as much as usual lately.

Love your blog!!

Appreciate your visits to mine. =)


barbara jean

The Little Red Shop said...

What cute little birdies with their little fat feet! : ) Your tag project sounds like loads of fun!

Happy Tuesday, Anne!

Julie M.

The French Bear said...

I love the new header, those birds are so cute!!! I am loving the vintage tags!!! sounds like you will be busy!!
Margaret B

the old white house said...

Grabbed your button for my sidebar! What a fantabulous giveaway... especially for those of us dreaming of Warrenton! Have fun with the tags, I've been doing a little of that myself lately, working on some new etsy stuff, having fun! Love the banner I cannot believe you got the birds at the dollar tree. Theresa

Anonymous said...

Anne.. great new header there.. almost looks like your getting ready to start 'tweeting' soon.

I'm snagging your banner for my site. Nice give-away my dear.

With love,

Theresa said...

I DID notice your sweet birds in your header and can't believe they came from Dollar Tree:) They are Spring sweeties! Oh honey, I can't wait to see the tags... I know they will be gorgeous! Have a blessed day Dear Anne! Hugs from Georgia!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Anne...I guess if I don't bake sweets I might as well start baking tags! Enjoy your day!

Joni said...

I wish I had known about blogging and these wonderful markets when I was in Dallas for 9 months a few years ago. It would have made my time so much more enjoyable. I got tired of hanging out at malls to waste time. I would have been in heaven. Who knows...I might have decided to stay.

Polly said...

So tell me about the baking part! I get the tea-staining, but what does the baking do? Just curious!

Aren't those little birdies the cutest? I love mine too! Ever so often, I find something wonderful at Dollar Tree! It's usually a new pen, because I have a thing for pens. But I went back three times to buy more of these little birds! They are such a treat for a buck!

Your giveaway sounds awesome! I love surprises! I bet you are getting excited for Warrenton!

Love ya!


Unknown said...

i love your new header! I change mine all the time......I get bored! LOL!... I love your background too.....

Crystal said...

Your new header was the first thing I noticed. I haven't been around for awhile. I just love those little birds. My Dollar tree didn't have any that cure, maybe I will try a different store.
I am definitely going over to your giveaway. How generous of you to think of us while at Warrenton:)

Have a great week.

savvycityfarmer said...

I ALWAYS notice headers ... I change mine often, maybe too much because you're right, a lot of times they go un-noticed ... oh well ...
it's still a thrill do do ... like getting a new dress.

I'm off to the dollartree little chickadee ... lova ya

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I realy like your new blog banner, Anne - very springy!

Anonymous said...

I have those same exxact birdies, arent they just so cute.I love anything with birds.

Im a follower and I am taking your button for my sidebar.

Happy rest of the week!~~Becky

Chickens in the Basement said...

Are you making these tags for price tags for your antique booth? They are really pretty but a lot of work! Love your birds!

Jane said...

Your banner is very cute. I can't believe those little birds came from the Dollar Tree!
Sounds like a fabulous giveaway...I'm already a follower.

Diane and Kelly said...

Love the little birds and the new banner. I can't believe they are from the Dollar Tree. Great find!

Second Hand Chicks

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Anne!
I LOVE your new banner. You've achieved your goal of light, bright and SPRING! Your little birds are adorable.
Have a great day, my friend. We're going to spend today traveling back home from Wisconsin. (We're flying, so other than security, it won't be so bad.)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I did notice and mentioned it the other day when I posted. I love those little dollar tree birdies and I have one of them myself. I love the new header! Love the tags....very interesting.

Tarnished Rose said...

You bake the shipping tags after staining them? I didn't know that. What temp?

I ended up with 2000 (that's right) #8 shipping tags. The company lost my order, it was reshipped and then the lost order that had been sent back to the warehouse was shipped! So now I have 2000 tags (some are for sale in my Etsy shop TarnishedRose) but I have a lot more I need to do something with!!!

Yes, I noticed your new header. Did you spray paint the little birds?


Hearts Turned said...

I LOVE your new header, Anne! I did notice it yesterday, but forgot to mention it--so sweet & springy!

Looking forward to seeing what you create with all your newly stained tags--I'm sure they'll be gorgeous!

Hope your day is just wonderful!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Hey girl! The header is lovely!
Making tags, huh? That is SO fun!! We can't have too many tags -- ever -- in my opinion! :)

How exciting for you to be going on a flea shopping spree!! :)

I'm sure whatever you pick up will be great!!

Have a supa-dupa week!


AuroraSuzette said...

Love your new header! Aren't tags fun? I like anything collage-y. I tea stainted some of my last ones too, but as I'm using printed paper (left over from child's project) it doesn't show. I haven't added fabric yet, just beads, stickers, more paper, and stamping.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

The new header looks so nice & fresh. I was thinking its time for a change as well. It always seems to be such a huge undertaking to start. But the end result is great and it was never really that hard to do. Have a blast at the fleas ~ I hope you find something amazing. Now lets see those tags:)

Jamie said...

I noticed it yesterday, but go so excited about your fabulous giveaway that I forgot to mention it. I must go to Dollar Tree today!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Love your new header/banner! You change it up often, doncha? :)
I generally catch ya in my reader (no banners shown there)
You always have the best giveaways, and this one is no exception. Glad I'm a follower so I won't miss a chance to win! I am not particular as to what you pick up. I know it will be awesome!

Kate said...

Hi Anne,
The header is beautiful, love love the birds!!! Your blod always looks so fresh so charming and most of all inviting. It always says to me come sit a spell.

Have a beautiful day sweet girl

Love Kate

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

of course I would love to win.....and gifts from Warrenton~OH YEAH!

The birdies are cute..have seen a few people sprucing them up in blog~land. I do not know if my dollar store carries them.

Can't wait to see your tags :)

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Your new header is beautiful! I can't believe the dollar store had those adorable little birds, just goes to show you never know! hugs,Kim

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey Girly, I'm grabbin' your button for my side bar! Hope you're having a great day!

Rosemary said...

Hi there,
Why yes I did notice your sweet little bird header. Great job!!
It's light and Springy!!
Have fun with the tags,

Unknown said...

Hi Anne....I adore the little have me going to dollar stores with all your sweet finds.....please enter me for one of everything....:)

House and Garden Boutique said...

Your banner is definately singing Spring! The birds are so cute!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

How cute are your birdies?! I have to find a Dollar Tree...I think they are just coming to my area! I just grabbed your button and I already follow you...wish I could follow you on your trip!!!

Char said...

Altho I loved your last header, I think this is precious. Spring is on it's way and the birds are just the right fit, Char

Laurie said...

Wow, Anne, I miss visitng your blog for a couple of posts and things go crazy! A giveaway, a new header - I love it all! The birds are "tweet"! I changed my header a little, too, a few days ago, lightening things up with the promise of spring. I put your Paris Flea Market button in a post (I already have your F&T button on my sidebar) and I hope lots of people come and see the fun you have going there at F&T. Happy Spring! (soon)


BellaRosa said...

Anne amor, I actually love the new header :) I think your lil birds are just adorable! I think I will make a lil trip to my Dollar Tree and get me some, they have some of the neatest things there :) I meant to ask you, where ever did you find that teeny tiny lil flower frog? I love it :) I have many sizes but nothing that small. Besos, Rose

ps..Can't wait to see your pretty new creations :)

red.neck chic said...

I LOVE your new banner! Spring spring - bring on the Spring!!! Those birds are tooooo cute!!!

;-) robelyn

Carole said...

I'm with you I love changing things around. Your new header is the perfect thing for Spring.
Have fun at the show! wish I could be there!

Lisa said...

I love the banner, I did notice it, but I got carried away listing my 'I wants' for your give-away. You come here to Texas girl & I'll give you a private lesson! Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your banner is beautiful...and your sweet little birds! Love them! ♥

Maggey and Jim said...

I must go to dollar tree, they are just the sweetest.. Everything looks so spring now.. Would love to win,,

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I noticed you header immediately when you changed it and thought I had mentioned how nice it looked. Maybe I forgot to mention it but I do like it alot -
Have fun in Warrenton and can't wait to see what you bring back.

Dreamy Whites said...

I just posted about your lovely giveaway!
Have a wonderful Day!
Take Care,
p.s. I love your blog

Unknown said...

Love the little birdies! I wish our dollar tree sold such cute items...sadly they do not. But that's ok! Who wouldn't LOVE to win a big ol' box full of cool vintage finds???

summersundays-jw said...

I love your header -- the birds are great. Guess I'll have to find where the local Dollar Tree is. Also, if you come to see Debra, she'll have to let me know. I would sure love to get a hatbox of goodies so sign me up. Have fun at the show. Jan

Amanda said...

consider me entered because i'm a (proud) new follower. those birdies? dollar tree? seriously? LOVE them. love your blog. love following. ;)

Lisa said...

Just followed you, and I love your blog, I will be here often, and right now I must start on all of your posts. Have the best time in the fields of Warrenton. And please include me in this giveaway, thanks so much,


Barbara said...

I love the birds...very sweet and springy.
I'll be a follower, too. I love the vintage look to your blog. It's beautiful.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I noticed your new banner as soon as I popped over here from Tracey's blog. And you know I just love the sweet little birds. I am working on a new banner too...something hopefully that will be fresh as spring time. Your give-away is fabulous dahlin!

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