Sunday, April 13, 2008


Hello and Welcome to my blog, Dandelion Wishes. I have been considering starting a blog for several months now and with much encouragement from my friends and family I have finally decided to give it a try. I have been inspired by so many talented ladies and their amazing blogs. I hope you enjoy reading my blog half as much as I do theirs. I have listed some of my favorites for you to enjoy.

Well maybe I will start off by telling you a little about myself. I will be celebrating my 21st wedding anniversary this year with a wonderful man named Alex. We were high school sweethearts of sorts--eventhough we went to different high schools. We have a 16 (almost 17 year old) son also named Alex. He adds so much to our lives. I tease him that he drives me crazy, but I wouldn't trade him for the world. I am an accountant by degree but I currently babysit two precious little girls in my home. They are sisters ages 3 and 7. Both girls came to me at age 7 weeks and have become a special part of our family. I love doing all those "little girl" things with them--playing doll house, having tea parties, playing dress up--you know all those things that I didn't do with Alex :)

I love all things vintage. I am just drawn to the special treasures of the past. There is nothing like soft romantic lace, sweet buttons, wonderful old aprons, anything with "chippy" white paint, well loved childrens books, postcards from far away places and of course anything with sweet pink roses. One of my favorite past-times is searching for these treasures at estate sales, flea markets, and garage sales. How exciting to open up a box and find rolls of seam binding that has long been forgotten. I love the history these items give us. I wonder --what child loved this book or what favorite recipe was made in this apron---oh I could daydream all day.

Well before I close my first blog entry I would love to share with you two of my recent estate sale finds.

First is this wonderful beaded purse with it's tiny pink flowers. I think I actually squealed with delight.

Oh and I just couldn't leave this precious jewlery box with it's beautiful ballerina dancing so gracefully to "Beautiful Dreamer". Can you imagine that I got both of these treasures for 50 cents each!!!! A wonderful day of treasure hunting.
I am looking forward to sharing more with you in the days and weeks to come. Good night for now


Scrap for Joy said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Looks pretty good so far.

Heidi ( said...

Welcome to the blogging work, Mimi! You are going to have fun, I can guarantee that! I love the things you love, right down to the chippy white paint and postcards. I have a HUGE postcard collection my precious mother gave me. I need to blog about that (once again, I think I did once!). What a pretty purse you found, and for pennies! Lucky!
Welcome again, and thank you SO much for reading my blog!
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Cheryl said...

SUCH a lovely purse, Mimi! I will enjoy getting to know you better, Sweets! Welcome to the Blogging World! You'll LOVE it! :) hugs, cheryl

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