Dreamy Music, Nostalgia and Show and Tell

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bird and bonnet vintage workshop swapAs I play show and tell to share what I received in the mail today, I thought I would indulge in some dreamy music. Excuse me while I swoon. Oh all those memories are flooding back. Dancing at my Junior High School dances. Such a nice time to grow up, all that we had to worry about was how quickly we could get our homework done so we could watch The Donna Reed Show before we went to sleep. Sipping egg creams with plates of french fries at the soda shop with our friends after school, we would talk about how Shelley wore her hair on the previous show. Ahhh. Shelley Fabraes had the most gorgeous flip (a hairdo that defies gravity but known to droop on rainy days) and when she sang Johnny Angel it was the talk at school, her fist singing spot on the show. There are songs that take you on a ride straight to memory lane. I love those memories the ones that no matter how old you get, they remain brand new.

Bluebirds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap

Inspiration2Now for my Show and Tell...Today I received the panels from some very talented ladies from the Vintage Birds and Bonnets swap. Karla and Beth assembled four panels for each of us in their swap.

Bluebirds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap

If you remember a while back I posted about the Birds and Bonnets Vintage Swap I was creating for and had so enjoyed working on the panels for this swap. Karla from Karla's Cottage and Beth from Gathering Dust hosted this fun swap. They gave us gorgeous papers and designs and asked that each of us create four panels on both sides using this theme and then they selected different ones and assembled them with rings.

I received my panels in the mail this week, and they are beautiful.

Bluebirds and bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap

Each panel is such a beautiful piece of artwork. I want to extend a thank you to these ladies who created the panels that I received.

Debb's Gathering Place

Teacups and Ponies called hers watercolor dreams

From The Heart

Wendy Robrecht

Bluebirds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap

If you would like to see more of the many panels for this swap, here is the flickr pool. The song for this post is Johnny Angel. I chose sweet music from a lovely chapter to play on this post, because when I am knee high deep in creating, that same lovely carefree feeling of youth is awakened. Hand me a crayon and some glitter please!

Bluebirds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap

Thank you for such a lovely set of panels Karla and Beth...you two always host such fun events.
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Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I LOVED that show! It is one of my all time favorites.

I get so annoyed when I hear people put down that show and making fun of that whole generation.

I wanted to BE Shelly!

Tara said...


Karla and Beth host the best swaps! I am still cooking from their cookbk last winter!

Thanks so much for your encourahing words with my Dad and your lovely comments when you visit--I consider you such a special lady!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What beautiful panels! There sure is a lot of artistic talent out there in blogland!

I enjoyed the song. I am a teensy bit too young to remember the Donna Reed show, but the reason I love the Johnny Angel song is because until just a few months ago I was in love with a Johnny Angel. Seriously, that was his name. I asked him if his mother had a cruel sense of humor, and he told me that a couple years ago, his mother confessed to having named him after the song.

Cami said...

Really gorgeous! I got mine in the mail today too! Love the music and the porches too. Yeah!

Alison Gibbs said...

What wonderful works of art your panels from the swap are

Beverly said...

Karen, the panels you received are so pretty. I have been following Karla's blog, and I wish I had participated.

Maybe next time.

Aah, Johnny Angel.

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Sabii Wabii said...

Haven't received mine yet...can't wait!
Thanks for the button idea for the red party. I asked my daughter if she'd teach me how.
Didn't know where I was with the color change on your site...I do like it. We were able to visit Rhode Island years ago when my sis in law graduated from grad school in Connecticut. It was beautiful and we had great weather! Just like your pictures.