Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Well I finally got around to listing a few things on eBay at IsabellasCloset..
If you are interested take a peek! Thanks so very much :-} ~Mary

Things that make me smile :-}

Things that make me smile :-} my Converse All Stars shoes.
A passion of mine is collecting vintage fabrics. Pillow ticking, barkcloth & chenille are just a few of my favorites. So when when I found these shoes years ago they made me smile.. Would you believe they are made of cotton barkcloth fabric! Dark green background with pretty peach & pink flowers. I love wearing them to flea markets searching for vintage treasures..
Do you have something that makes you smile too? I'd love t see it!
Have a happy day~Mary~

Monday, July 30, 2007

~I made this yesterday :-} ~

I made this sweet pink and white lamp shade yesterday..
Used new and vintage trims, ribbons, rick rack..

Sunday, July 29, 2007

~my sofa~

My huge 96"sofa is almost 9 years old and starting to wear on the skirt.. So I took the box pleated skirt off (never did like it). I then added the matelasse piece across the bottom, well now it too has worn. So this time I added a deep ruffled skirt.. It took me forever to do this! I had to hand ruffle it. Never again. To all your lucky Gals out there that have a machine ruffler bless your sweet hearts! LOL.. my 2 machines are OLD. I do like the ruffled skirt much better..

~I needed a SMILE~

I was feeling down the other day and truly in need of a smile.. so I gathered some pretty pink papers, 1930s sheet music and my Grandmothers antique glass glitter..and went to work making this smile banner. I painted on the pink letters and added glitter.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

~my Southern Belle pillowcase~

I love my Southern Belle pillowcases! I've finished embroidering one so far & am working on the other. I've been embroidering since my Grandmother taught me when I was about 9 years old.. Embroidering is very time consuming but rewarding..

Friday, July 27, 2007

~Cake stand~

I put together this inexpensive cake stand using a clear glass candle holder & plate. At the thrift I found the vintage candle holder and candlewick plate for a total of $1.35 . I added a bit of glue and I now have a lovely cake stand. You can also use a rose porcelain plate instead of the clear glass.. They too are so pretty :-} ~Mary~

Thursday, July 26, 2007

~Pink Ribbon Project~

Thanks Gals for your concern about me getting my mammogram..
I think I've found a place I will be able to get one free.
It's called the Pink Ribbon Project
I'm off to spend time with Isabella & Samuel & go to the thrift..
My most favorite things to do :-} Yippee!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

~the PINK envelope

Today the "PINK" envelope arrived. I don't have to open it to know what it's about..It's the letter that reminds me that my mammogram is due. This year it will have to be put on hold.
Like so many other Gals in this country I no longer have health insurance.. Seeing this envelope I'm reminded of the Gals who are fighting cancer.
Amy and Solange have breast cancer.
Angie has vaginal cancer and Linda Marys sister has lung cancer.
Will you please take a second and say a prayer for these lovely brave Gals..
Do you also receive your letters in a pink envelope? Take care!~Mary~:-}

~Vintage suitcase~

I found this old vintage wood suitcase at the thrift for $1.50 a while back.. I then decoupaged it using vintage stamps, cards, graphics from worn out books, calenders, and stickers. I now use it to hold some of my greeting cards.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

~flowers & potting table~

Gals I've seen some beautiful flowers on your blogs. Way to go! I too use to have lovely Herb & Flower gardens..these days there's no time to care for them so I mowed them down. What you see here comes up on it's own each year. These flowers are nice & thick so I do not have to weed them yeah! The morning glories have tons of Japanese beetles all over them..they are so bad this year..But the morning glories make a great privacy fence.. even though I love my new neighbors! They have the most adorable little 2 year old boy.. How I love hearing him play!!
The potting table was a gift left by "the gift fairy" I painted it sage green..and she also left the bird houses you see on my fence.. Thank you Gift Fairy :-}

Monday, July 23, 2007

~and the winnner is.. Bella Enchanted!~

Genevieve of Bella Enchanted Congratulations!

~~You are the winner of my banner/logo give a way~~

Please send your email address to me at IsabellasCloset@aol.com

so we can then get started on your new banner/logo..

Thanks so much to all you fabulous Gals who left me a comment.

I plan to do this again on my #100 post....this is #72 post.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

~Queen Isabella~

~Queen Isabella and crown~

Saturday, July 21, 2007

~Prayer request for Angie~

Please keep Angie of Angie's Pink Rose Cottage in your prayers
Please visit her blog and read what her friend Susie has written about her.
Angie is in need of our prayers.
God bless you Angie!

~Welcome to new blogger Angie~

Welcome to the world of blogging
Angie of Angie's Pink Rose Cottage and Susie.
Lets all give these Gals a warm welcome!

~LOOK...An Angel from an Angel!~

Look what I received in the mail from Stephanie of Angelic Accents !
It's a beautiful pin/pendant handmade by her.
What a wonderful surprise from such an Angel..
Thanks so very much! Can't wait to wear her.
Every time I see this sweet Angel
I will think of Stephanie and her kindness.

~Harry Potter It's finally here! ~

I'm so glad this book is finally here.. Isabella has been so excited she could hardly stand it! She has read all 6 books. The first one when she was only in the first grade..Sam has just started reading them too, he is in the second grade..... What fun for them ;-}

Friday, July 20, 2007

still time to enter my Give-A-Way!

~~~~~~~~~~~Still time to enter!~~~~~~~~~~~~
I will be a giving away a banner/logo designed by me.
Anyone who leaves a comment between July 14 and July 22
will be entered in my "Give-A-Way".
I will draw the winning name on July 23 Monday morning EST.
Scroll down to see more banners/logos....

~New qulits & painted floor~

I've been painting my upstairs floor & steps... Oh my poor back! Moving all the furniture back and forth is killing this old Gal...What a job this turned out to be. I've been searching for matching quilts for the beds. I finally found some just the other day, I love them! Now if only I can find a cute rug..

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Project~Mannequin head~

I've always wanted a hand painted Mannequin Head.. but they are a bit pricey for my budget. I found an old foam head (a bit beat up with a squashed nose) for 45 cents at the thrift. I tried to fixed her nose. Then painted her.. added some pearl pins that were a gift from Mary (thanks again Mary!) for necklace. And used 2 large vintage corsage pins for the earrings (from my Grandmothers things). She's not prefect but I think she will do for displaying my vintage hats on eBay.. Oh and I made the stand from a vintage crystal lamp base.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

~my friend Solange needs our prayers~

Yet another precious friend of mine has breast cancer. She is going through radiation right now and is having a very hard time. Her name is Solange and she too needs our prayers. Shes such a sweetie and loved by all! If you can will you please keep her in your thoughts & prayers. God bless you Gals for caring as much as you do!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

~Prayer request for Brenda~

Pat from The Urban Chic has requested prayer for her sister Brenda. She had a mammogram and 2 cysts have been found. Brenda will get her test results on Wednesday. Please pray for Brenda and Pat.

Monday, July 16, 2007

~Looking for Gluten Free recipes for Isabella~

As some of you may know my 10 year old granddaughter Isabella
has Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Shes on 6 medications, 3 by injections. Her rheumatologist has started her on a special gluten-free diet in hopes this will help her arthritis. We are in search of good tasting gluten-free recipes.. I thought just maybe some of you Gals may know of some good ones. Yesterday we went to Cleveland, Ohio searching the health food stores buying things she will need. This sweet child is like her Grammy, we both LOVE to eat LOL.... So this will be a bit of a challenge for all of us! But hey if it helps her it will be so well worth it..

Saturday, July 14, 2007

~my FREE banner/logo Give-A-Way~

*** FREE logo/banner "Give-a-Way".***

I will be a giving away a banner/logo designed by me.
Anyone who leaves a comment between now July 14 and July 22
will be entered in my "Give-A-Way".
I will draw the winning name on July 23 Monday morning EST.
Your logo/banner will be sent to you in an email.
Above are just a few of the logos/banners I have designed.
I will work with you to see what look you want...
It will be a one of a kind made just for the winner!
You need to know how to add your logo/banner
to your blog or auction site..
Good luck ~Mary~ :-}