Sunday, April 3, 2016

Quickies - Fluff And Four Years

lavender bundles, music rolls, fluff, blog birthday
Good Sunday morning!

More fluff for this Quickies post.

I have scoured through your blogs to find how you set up for shows.

One thing stood out.


Small inexpensive items that seemed to make your big items stand out.

Previously I painted pine cones to match some of my primitives.

This past week I went a bit crazy with fluff.

BUT I am not distressed about it at all!


Purchased lavender stems at half price at Hobby Lobby.

I save my real lavender stems for ME!

Hate to be a hog, but ...

I do love lavender.

Gathered some white tissue, lace bits, and twine.

Twelve bundles.

Nearer to the Gathering, I will drop some lavender oil on each bundle.

My cherub head wished to be in numerous pics.

I do tend to spoil him.

I bought a notebook of sheet music from a teacher's estate. 

I have used copies of it for several project pieces and now it is time to turn it loose.

There was enough for eight stacks.

Dug out a roll of overdyed torn cotton ribbon from Horror Monster's Stash.

Gently rolled each stack into thirds and tied a ribbon on each.

Group photo.

Today is my blog's fourth anniversary.

It is so hard to believe I have been doing this for four straight years.

Some of the bloggers who started around the same time as I are still hanging on.

Others have taken different paths.

I cherish my time in Bloglandia interacting with bloggers who quickly become friends. 

I love to find new bloggers starting out.

Y'all will just have to put up with me some more because I plan to stick around for awhile.

Thank you for being my friends!

 Fluff will be available at Magnolia Ridge.

See y'all!

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  1. Happy four years, Donna! Fluff it up!

  2. Hi Donna,
    Happy 4th Blog Anniversary! I'm glad that you plan to stay around for a long time. Your are one of my favorites.
    The lavender bundles and sheet music bundles are so sweet. Great idea
    to add a drop of scent.

    Your booth will look great.


  3. Donna, where are you and Magnolia Ridge located ? I know you must be too far for me to visit, but I enjoy seeing your discoveries through your blog. Happy Anniversary! And many more. I've slowly unsubscribed from some of my regular blogs because I just don't have time for everyone. Some are too phoofy for my tastes and those go first. But you will always be in my inbox! We've got the same tastes and I adore what you bring home. Thanks for the memories....and Pinterest pins!

  4. Your fluff is superb! Love the lavender bundles. Happy Blog Anniversary! Love that we have become friends!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Glad you're still distressing and fluffing! Your latest looks very pretty!

  6. I almost feel I've been with you since the beginning, but probably not. I love to see your finds and what you do with them. You're not THAT far away from us, so we may just have to plan a visit/overnight road trip! Thank you for all the entertainment! Here's to another year!!! Best wishes. Fonda

  7. So glad you are planning on staying in blogland Donna! I enjoy your humorous posts! :o)

    I love the fluff you came up with for the show!


  8. Hi Donna,
    I've researched where to find wholesale lavender to sell in my shop, but haven't found anyplace yet. There are some fields in Washington state and it is less expensive to buy in unsorted bulk. If I find a good place this summer, I will let you know. Maybe you could split an order with someone else.
    Good for you for reaching the four year mark! And good luck at the Gathering.

  9. happy happy joy joy and fluff on xx

  10. Happy 4th anniversary! I'm glad you plan to stick around! I always enjoy my visit here! All your fluff looks so pretty and will certainly draw the eye of the shoppers!

  11. Happy Anniversary Donna! I love your blog.. Your lavender bundles look great.. Best wishes for the sale! <3

  12. Congrats on your anniversary. I'm glad I found you!

  13. Happy blog anniversay Donna! I'm so glad you're not going anywhere. My blog world wouldn't be the same without you. Keep on distressing, and fluffing.

  14. Congrats on your blog anniversary! I love the fluff!

    xo Dianne

  15. You're definitely getting the fluff down! Congrats on 4 years in blogland!

  16. Happy Anniversary, Donna...I'm happy you decided to stick around!
    You are fluffing your way to a wonderful booth at Magnolia Ridge!

  17. Wow! Happy Anniversary! Just realized I have been blogging for 4 1/2 years and I plan on sticking around too! Love your fluff and what a good idea. Makes me want to buy your baskets!

  18. Congrats on your blog anniversary, Donna! Your fluff will be fun!

  19. Well, you KNOW I'm loving the lavender! How beautiful! And happy blogging my friend. Congrats on 4 happy years! Hugs, Diane

  20. Your posts are so polished and you photos are so nice that I was surprised to read that you have only been doing this blog for 4 years! I love your blog and I hope you do well at the show!

  21. Love your fluff! Just popping back in to say thanks so much for sharing it at Vintage Charm.


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