I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

More "Found Treasures", Saturday Snippets, 2024

 

 

 

 

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 Welcome to Saturday Snippets....

Today, I will be sharing a few more "Found Treasures"...

 
In my last post, I shared the rest of my Saint Patrick's Day decorations in the Den along with a few crafts.....


 

 

 


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I want to THANK Andrea, over at The Cottage Market, for choosing my post, Gifts, Friends and Valentine's Celebrations,  as one of her features from last week's Morning Cup of Joe Link Party!!
 
 
 
 THANK YOU SO MUCH, Andrea, for the feature and also for these very kind words!!! 
 
"Join Debbie Dabble for heartwarming tales and creative inspiration in Gifts, Friends And Double Fun. From thoughtful gifts to cherished friendships, Debbie shares her experiences with warmth and enthusiasm. Follow along with Debbie’s blog to discover creative DIY projects, home decor ideas, and heartfelt stories that celebrate the joys of life and friendship."
 
 
I also want to Thank Melynda, over at Scratch Made Food and Homemade Household, for also choosing my post,  Gifts, Friends and Valentine's Celebrations, as one of her features from last week's Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot Link Party!!
 
 

Thanks again, Melynda!!
 
Please stop by and link up to these lovely parties.....


And now for a few Personal Notes...
 
 

 
 For those who think that March means SPRING here in NEPA, THINK AGAIN!!! 
 
2 Record Breaking Blizzards both happened in March!!!
 

  The Blizzard of 93 on March 12th and The Blizzard of 2017 on March 15th!!!
 

 
 So Winter may be far from over here even though temps in the 50's- 60's are predicted for next week.....
 
 
Our Grand Twins turned 2 months old on the 29th....
 
They got to celebrate their 2 month Birthday on Leap Day!!
 
In case you did not notice my new Header picture!!
 
LOL!!
 
Getting ready for their photo shot!!



 The Princesses are now ready!
 

 

 My heart just melts looking at these 2 cuties!!!!


Every Friday during Lent, our Church is holding a Potato Pancake Sale...
 

 They are so good!!!!
 
We have been getting them every week and will continue to do so....


I want to share something I bought for myself....

We have an extensive collection of CD's that I really do not want to give up....

I do have a Nostalgic Stereo System in the Living Room but if I am out in the Den in the back of the house, I pretty much have to blast it....

Now I do have a portable CD player/Radio that I keep upstairs in the Sitting Room but it is a bit big and heavy to cart around the house....

When I did a search for CD players, I "Found" this treasure in Big Lot's!!
 
A small ( 4" by 8") CD Player/Radio!!


It weighs 3 pounds!!

It was $22 but I used a $5 off $15 coupon so it was only $17.....
 
And I love that I can now listen to music anywhere in the house that I want to without disturbing someone who watches countless TV reruns all afternoon.......
 
 
 I recently went through all the linens I stored in my Mother's Lane cedar hope chest.....
 
 For last week's Saturday Snippets, I shared my vintage linen and doily collection.....
 
 
 





  I also found my Collection of vintage pillow cases....

 I bought many of them at Estate Sales....

The pillowcases themselves are stained from the heads of the people who slept on them....

I did wash them in Borax as recommended by many articles I read when I googled how to clean them but to no avail.....

I can not wash them in bleach like I did with the doilies because of the embroidery and tatting on the edges of them....

So now I am looking for ideas on what else to do with them.....

But first let me show you them....


Love this color combination....

 
2 of these....


One of these....
 

 
 Look at the design on these....



This one is a bit strange....

It is open on both ends with the tatting on both ends.....


I only have one of this embroidered one.....


These are embroidered.....






 
Love this His and Hers set....
 


 
You can see how stained this set is,,,



 
 Love the roses!!


 
 
 
Love these blue embroidered ones.....
 

 

 
 I don't think these are too old but they are pretty!!!


 
 Now I can cut the ends off them and sew them on new pillow cases but no one would really get to see them.....

There are a few ideas  that I found on Pinterest that caught my eye....
 
Lisa, over at Fresh Vintage by Lisa S, shared this charming idea....
 

Laura, over at Laura Ingalls Gunn, shared this lovely apron!!
 

And of course, one can always make pillows....

Like this one....


This one....


And this one....


I have also seen them draped over shelves so the edges hang down....

This will be another project for the future, probably in the Summer when I am stuck in the house with the air conditioning blaring because of the heat!!!

 
 I also washed these....


This one is really pretty!!





A few more doilies and hankies.....




One other little project I did last week was while going through some things in the craft room to get a box of goodies ready to ship to a friend, I found my stash of cameos!!

Before I packed Valentine's away, I decided to add a cameo or 2 to a few things....

Like these candy boxes that I embellished many years ago....


I decided to add these cameos, that are actually buttons, to the heart boxes after cutting off the "hook" on the back of them....






 
 And also to this box...

 
 I also added some pink cameos to a few items in the Dining Room.....


 


And that wraps up this week's Saturday Snippets....

I hope to share some Easter decor in my next post on MONDAY!!!!

So I hope you will stop by to visit again on MONDAY
 to see what I have been up to!!
 
 Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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9 comments:

  1. Good morning. Those embroidered items are so pretty and at my age I remember them well. If you're trying to get them clean, I've had good luck with OxyClean letting it soak for up to 24 hrs. I also recently used this tip: https://www.miraclebrand.co/blogs/news/get-body-oils-out-of-sheets for getting body oil smell out of our sheets. It really worked for me.
    That two months went by fast. Danielle must have fun dressing the girls. Happy weekend.

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    1. PJ,
      I have tried OXYclean on them in the past but to no avail...Hopefully, I can find some time to repurpose them somehow.....Danielle does enjoy dressing the twins as she enjoyed also dressing the pups!! I finally broke down and bought a bunch of clothes for the twins...I was holding off to see what they needed and for Easter , I ordered a bunch of things on sale in larger sizes for next Fall and Winter including cute Winter coats...After all, they will not need Easter baskets with chocolate this first Easter....LOL!
      Thanks for dropping by!!
      Hugs,
      Deb
      Debbie-Dabble Blog

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  2. I love vintage linens and you have such a lovely collection! I have some of my gramma's and my mom's, but I am afraid the collection will end with me. None of my children are interested in such things.
    Your little princesses could not be more precious. What lovely little ladies! Such a blessing to your whole family.

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  3. Hi Debbie,
    The babies are just beautiful and it's such a joy seeing their sweet pictures.
    I've always loved using pretty pillowcases weekly on my bed. Both my sister and sister-in-law have given me sets trimmed in crochet, plus embroidery and cross-stitch. So special.
    Blessings, Linda 💗

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    1. Linda,
      Thanks so much for visiting again and for your kind words about the Twins....They are growing fast!! Glad you enjoyed seeing these sets... I wish that they were not stained but I am sure I will think of something to do with them...I hope you are having a good week!!
      Hugs,
      Deb
      Debbie-Dabble Blog

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  4. Wow, you have a great collection of vintage linens!

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  5. Your granddaughters are looking adorable as always. We have had really nice weather (well, rainy but warm at least!) but we have had some of our biggest snowstorms in March before too so I'm a bit skeptical that it will stay warm. I'm hopeful though! You have some really beautiful vintage linens.

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  6. Loved seeing pictures of the girls!! I really liked the ideas you found to upcycle the pillowcases. Some of your small doilies may make tablecloths or curtains/valances for Nelson Crest. I cut up "wounded" linens to use the small motifs for doilies, shawls, and valances. Enjoyed seeing how you used the cameos; I have used some in my roomboxes/dollhouses as I also love them. I have my grandmother's that my uncle brought back from Italy after WW2 and I sewed one of my mother's earrings to a black velvet choker back in the day!

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    1. Kathy,
      Glad you enjoyed this post...I have already used a few small doilies in Nelson Crest....The black choker sounds beautiful!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      Hugs,
      Deb

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