Happy Week End And Big Big Thank You's!

Happy Week End.  Our weather here in Chicago has been gorgeous.  Low 70's and beautiful breezes coming in the windows.

I said this many times and it is so true there are the best peeps in Blog Land.  Since I started blogging awhile ago I have met and become friends with so many wonderful bloggers.  It is amazing how this land of blogging brings complete strangers together in friendship.

  I wanted to show you a few things I received in my Happy Mail this week.

The sweet little witch mouse I got from my friend Judy at Gold Country Cottage.  Judy and I have become friends through blogging and I adore her and her blog.  I was admiring her little witch mouse on a post she recently put up on her blog and she went ahead and sent me her sister.  Oh my gosh the sweetness of Judy gifting me this mouse.  This mouse is so adorable and whimsical.  She will be perfect when I start my fall decor.
 Thank you Judy.
  Love her Judy.  Thank you xxoo.
I have to share a funny story about my phobia with spiders.  I can take snakes, mice, you name it but am so afraid of spiders.  My answer to seeing a spider in the house is to "burn the house down!!!"  I know they are so great and do so many wonderful things in nature but I am just so afraid of them.  So I have to say the little spider on my new witch will stay and I will not burn the house down!!!!  I think this will be the only spider allowed in my house!!!!!

Celeste from Southern Day Dreams blog is one of the most creative souls and does beautiful hand made treasures.  Recently she had a blog post here on her newest pumpkin treasures for sale in her Etsy site.  I fell in love with so many but decided to buy her small white sweater pumpkins. I know shocker that I would pick WHITE sweater pumpkins lol!!!
 This is the packaging above.  Presentation is everything and Celeste's presentation of my pumpkins purchase was amazing.  She had this cute little thank you card along with some sweet tea and halloween tags she made on the top of the box.
These are all the sweet treats she attached to the top of the box.  Celeste is such a wonderful artist I have always admired her beautiful hand painted roses.  Look at the pretty Thank you Card with the hand painted rose.  Just so pretty.

Celeste also enclosed this sweet little pumpkin sachet as a thank you for purchasing the set of white sweater pumpkins.  So sweet!
Love the beautiful white sweater pumpkins with their real pumpkin stems.  Celeste these are going to be so pretty in my fall decor.  Thank you thank you mon amiee.  Love them.

Here is the information on Celeste's blog and Etsy shop.  I love to give a shout out to friends in blog land that are talented and I have purchased from.  Celeste does not disappoint.  Please visit her blog and shop to see all the creative pieces she creates from her heart.  I cannot wait to see what she does for Christmas.  I know it will be beautiful.

Have a wonderful Week End.
As we say goodbye to summer :( and start to welcome in fall.  Hope all your decorating will be creative and fun.  I am hanging on to these last few days of summer.  My flowers are still hanging on so I am thinking of fall decor just have not started it yet.

How about you have you started to decorate for fall?

Thank you sweet Judy and Celeste.  I love my treasures.

A Few Things To Share As The New Week Begins!

My daughter posted this on Facebook about me lol!!!!!!!

I live with a bunch of comedians!!!!!

We not only had Charlotte's Baptism on Saturday it was also  Grandparents Day.
On the left is my mom seated and then granddaughter Abby big sister to Charlotte.  Terry's mom and dad.  It was special because Terry's Dad is a Deacon in the Catholic Church and baptized Charlotte his great granddaughter.  Made the Baptism even more special.
Nice to have grandparents and great grandparents all together to celebrate the Baptism and Grandparents Day.

Ok now on to a fun new Shop.

Morris,  the cute town I talk about with sweet shops has one called Vintage.   Vintage is one of my faves.  When we arrived I notice the shop was cleared out and gone.  I thought "oh no this can't be"!!!  I asked in some of the other shops about what might have happened to Vintage?  They said she had major problems with the landlords and had to move out quickly but they said she opened up in a new shop called Ugly Duckling in New Lenox.  I did the happy dance since I live in New Lenox.

The grand opening was yesterday for Ugly Duckling.
With Charlotte's Baptism I could not make the grand opening and went on Sunday.
  Kathleen is the owner of Ugly Duckling and so sweet she allowed me to take some pics to share with all of you.  She has a few vendors inside the shop along with her beautiful pieces.  Vintage  being one of the new vendors.

Ugly Duckling will be a pop up shop and open on occasion and every other week end.  

  You will see as you stroll through my pics how fabulous this shop is.

Charming building.

Junk and Disorderly!!!! Love this vendors name and her great treasures for sale.
This is what I brought home with me.  I am going to hang the vintage hanger and bird cage on the porch with some fall decor.  I think this filled with some cute pumpkins, fall leaves etc. will look cute.

Look at this fabulous chair in the background.  Just adorable.  Sold as I was taking the picture :(

Another fabulous piece that was sold.

I want no!! I need that awesome Bakery Sign.  It is hard to tell from the picture but the wood is old barn wood with lots of character.

The owner Kathleen will be running painting classes.  She has a great area with lots of room for her classes.

  Everything is vintage and hand made so she wants to have it be a new experience each time she opens up the shop.  So in between being open she will be working on handmade pieces along with her vendors bringing in new treasures for sale.

The grand opening was yesterday and Kathleen said they sold out almost the whole store.    I am excited to have it right in my neighborhood.  It will be fun to go back at the next opening to see all the new treasures for sale.

Kathleen has her Facebook page here where she will post the dates she will be open.

So if you live near New Lenox Illinois then you must come and visit this cute shop.  Heck if you live near New Lenox you must come visit me and we will shop!!!!

 My mom leaves today to go back to Florida.  All the family is going back to work.  The fun week end is over and I have my quiet house back.
Wishing you all a great week.