Madelines Memory

A Little Bit About.....

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Madeline was my grandmother on my mother's side. She was an amazing little Irish woman. How blessed we were to have her. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. I am the wife of my bestfriend, the mother of four amazing kids ages 25, 22, 17 and 4. I am a grandma to 2 beautiful little boys and the mom-in-law to a terrific man. I come from a big wonderful family. My parents are my idols. My dad was always the silent one and my mom was the "tough" one. I have so much admiration for them and love being their daughter. I have 4 sisters and one brother, but I only have 3 surviving sisters now. My sister Michele passed away suddenly in 1989. I married into an amazing Italian family. I believe in God and Angels, and Ghosts. Not bad ones, but ones that just can't decide if they should stay or go. I believe that if you want something bad enough, you just need to believe and it will be yours. I believe that everyone means something to someone and this life without you would be miserable.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I went Treasure Hunting and here's what I found....

I found the dishes at a Thrift store this morning $2.00 for the larger plates and $.50 for the small ones. Kinda pricey for the larger ones, but I really love the pattern.
The other things I got at Ross. I have been searching for a crown for months and waalaa, there was ONE at Ross. I got it for $4.99. The "WISH" was also $4.99. The lantern was a little more....$18.99, but compared to Pottery was a steal!!
I also got my daughter a little dress form to hold her jewelry and a ceramic fish birdhouse. Each less than $5. I consider that a pretty good treasure hunt for this weekend!! (I also bought 2 dresses, but I decided not to post them).
Enjoy, Dana


  1. Love the crown and the lantern!! Those discount stores are so dangerous for many good treasures!!

  2. WOW, good prices and great finds...Thank you for the sweet comments about my parties. :)
    I will be talking about you tommorrow about the Award you gave me.

  3. Ooh, nice finds. When I go shopping I never see those cute kinds of things. Good eye.

  4. Greeting! I just happened to find your blog and have been reading your posts... Then I came upon this one and guess what? Those new dishes you purchased? I have that dinnerware! They were my mother's! I was so excited to see the picture, and hear you say you loved the pattern. There are also cups and saucers in that set. It was nice seeing that someone else has them and it brought a smile to my face!
    Best regards,