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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It's Maude and another Vintage Friday!

Maude is one of my favorite decorations in my home. She is in our sunroom/dining area off the kitchen.
Today, she held still while I put on one of my collars off my bargain basement sweaters.
I very nearly bought a fur coat in an antique store a couple of weeks ago. It's was on sale.
If its still on sale when I go back in April - it's Maudes......

Maude, today embodies the very being of me. If I were every to put together a photo that said "me" without my photo on, this is it. All the things I love are here. The Victorian style necklace just is ME. The cross necklace signifies my love of Jesus Christ. The heart necklace is a memory of a day I spent with my favorite people - my 2 daughters and my best friend, Yvonne. We went to see Oprah - and this was one of the giveaways.
The family tie that Maude is, because she came from my Mom. The softness from the collar.

The love all of things vintage, and old is in the apron, and Maude.

Maude is sporting one of my vintage aprons in a deep purple floral print.
This apron has built in hot pads on the sides. but, I'll show those in another post.

All that, and a great blog header too!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I had so much fun with Maude today, and she cooperated so WELL! I told me DH that I had bracelets too, but her arms weren't long enough - he didn't even laugh!!!! Hehehehe! I thought I was being clever! Please head over to the to check in all the folks I've linked to. Just click on the below links:

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  1. Maude is pretty FABULOUS! Great photos - great post! Happy Thursday - Tanya

  2. Maude looks fabulous. I had a collar/shawl like that out of white something or other and loved it in 1964.

  3. I love this! I want a "Maude" in my house! :)

  4. I've been trying to find a cousin or sister of Maude's forever. She is great. I love how you adorned her today. I love the victorian jewelry. Happy VTT

  5. What a fun post. I just love that fur collar. Great. Happy VTT!

  6. Hi Sandi
    Nice to meet you!
    I am loving Maude, I have quite a few Maudes... I called them my shop ladies but since I closed the shop now they are my studio ladies!
    I actually have a couple of men too, traded them for one lady... ha, fair trade... two men for one lady
    Have a great evening

  7. What a wonderful friend you have...Maude. If you get the coat maybe then you can share the bracelets on the cuff. We love our DH but really, they just don't get it sometimes.
    Blessings ;-)

  8. Fur and gems! I love it!

    What a gorgeous vignette! Juxtapostion at its very best.

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. I could use a "Maude" around here! She looks fabulous!

    I am a new follower from Chic on a Shoestring, I would love if you could stop by

  10. Hi Sandi, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Thistles are around here as well and are obnoxious in the yard and garden as we live in the country and their seeds manage to spread from somewhere :-) They are pretty though. Maude sure has some beautiful finery on her neck. I love the necklace. Have a great weekend. Pamela

  11. Hi Sandi, I have to say Maude is a pretty amazing lady. love all her personal goodies. That fur is just wonderful!! Thanks for sharing her and linking up with VIF!

  12. I wish I had a Maude to play with at my house!! She looks lovely in her fur!!

    Love your beautiful tablescape in your previous post too!! White is just so lovely and beautiful to decorate with!

  13. Good Morning,

    I love your banner/logo, it is beautiful. Didn't get a chance to respond to my visitors yesterday because I was busy and seems like there is always so many beautiful pink things to look at, besides for everything else that is ones site.

    Thanks for stopping. Have a wonderful day.

    Warm Wishes, CindyLew

  14. Oh, Maude is stunning! Love the fur collar, and the beautiful jewelry too!


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