Sunday, September 7, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ...

This weekend started off with a real bang for our family. My husband came home a bit early Friday evening because we were all going to an appointment. Not ten minutes after he got home he calmly came in and told my that Josh, my 9 year old, had fallen on a dead tree and needed stitches. No big deal I thought. Been there, done that many times with him. He is a tad accident prone, much more so than his 12 year old brother. Well, upon observation of the injury to his chest, I proceeded to basically freak out and start talking loudly about plastic surgery. This, of course, freaked Josh out who had been totally calm and not even crying. The cut wasn't too big but it was very deep and in a very delicate place. Being that I wasn't helping the situation, we decided it would be best for me to stay home with Zach and he would take Josh to the doctor. He ended up in the children's ER for most of the night getting stitches from a plastic surgeon. All in all, it wasn't that bad and most likely not too much scarring. He was a total trooper, no tears, loved the ride on the stretcher, didn't mind the stitching. He just minded the first needle prick. So ... here he is with a little mohawk today and refusing to smile for the camara.

The next photos are a follow up to my blog post from last week's Show and Tell.

The blue vintage bike I found on the side of the road turned white (primer) and then watermelon pink. It needs a basket on the front and one on the back for flowers to really finish it off. Now I just have to find the baskets!

And finally, some of the things I ordered at the New York Gift Show have started arriving. I just love when UPS pulls into my driveway ... it's so much fun to get packages. Below are a few metal shabby signs I ordered (that I will list on my site today). They are very pretty in soft pastel colors with just the perfect amount of distress. I tried a new feature on my photo editor. What do you think of the soft edges on the pictures?? Good or too much??? I would love your opinion.

Thank you for visiting ...


Patricia said...

Your son is adorable, so sorry he got hurt. So glad he's a kid and will heal quickly!
The bike is incredible, love it.
The photos look good, I'm not sure about the smudged edges-it does funny things to my eyes and I don't see the picture clearly.

Lilli Blue said...

Bless his not smiling face. What a doll. I think the bike will be great with baskets.Nice job. Lilli

Inka Thomas said...

I want that pink bike!!!! Oh your son is cute too. LOL

Carolee Crafts said...

Your poor son but think of the stories he can tell his friends about 'wounds'.

The metal signs are lovely, it is exciting to get deliveries, the bicycle, well and in pink!

gail said...

Hi Jennifer, I am glad to hear you DS is much better. That must have been so scary. Its great he was such a trooper. AND I love, love, love the bike. I bet it will be adorable with the basket on. The new signs are very pretty. Love the colors. I will check them out on your site... have a great week, love, gail

cathy said...

I would have been freaking out too! Love the bike color! I can't wait to see it totally finished.

Lisa said...


Poor sweet baby, I'm so sorry to hear your adorable son got hurt but glad to hear that it was not too serious. I have been keeping my eye open for a bike for myself. I would love to have one!
Yours turned out great.


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer,

So very sorry that your darling son got hurt! ouch! Thank God he is strong and doing well. I just love the bikes! I wish I could find one! lol The baskets will look great too. And the signs are beautiful. I also love to get packages from the UPS guy! lol
Have a fantastic and happy week,
Janet's Creative Pillows

Shabby Shan said...

I am so glad your son is going to be ok. I LOVE the pink bike! The signs are so pretty. I like the smudged edges, I have been trying to figure out how to do that to my pictures.
Have a nice day!

kath@retromantic antiques said...

So glad your son is ok. We mom's get a little too excited the bike. so cute. the soft edge might be a little to soft unless you can get a bit more light on the images. k

Shell said...

Jennifer, Josh is a cutie (even without a smile). Loooove that bike! Want that bike!! Also love all your new items. So pretty!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What a cutie pie...and all boy too.

Love the bike...

As for the blurry photos, sigh, as an old woman I have to say I really prefer seeing the photos without the blurr.


Carrie Gonzalez said...

Your son is so sweet, what a trooper. Glad he will be ok. The bike is amazing and the signs so pretty. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

Bake Me A Cake! said...

I absolutely love that pink bicycle! That was the first thing I noticed about your website when I went for a visit. Now I always associate "cottage flair" with a pink bike! : )

I'm so sorry to hear about your little boy! Poor thing!


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Oh Jennifer, sorry about your son's injury. He's adorable! Love the bike and your new products too.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I just had to take my son to get stitches on this chin on Thursday! He fell at recess. I tell ya! I am so glad your sweet son is okay! I think it is harder on us moms, lol!

I have a pink bike too! It is up on my blog if you want to look :)


Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

I'm a heel gals too, but couldn't resist...LOL
Love you cuties...your son, and the bike

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

I love love your pink bike !! That is just the cutest ever !!!

How precious your son is ~ My girls spent a few nights in the ER when they were little ~ ode to childhood I guess ~