" WELCOME to our BLOG PARTY!"

Click on picture to ENJOY the fun!!!!!


So glad you stopped by....come in and stay a while and don't worry if you had to bring your little one, we have Shirley temples with lots of cherries...to keep them busy!


Well, my name is Lisa Brown. I'm new to blogging and I'm having a great time with it, and I love meeting all you wonderful bloggers from all over the world! Who would of thought that you don't have to step out your front door to travel so far!

I live in Arizona, although I grew up in California. I moved to Arizona 2 years ago, for my husband's work and son's school. I have two children: my daughter is 24 and my son is 16. My daughter attends college in Long Beach, CA and my son attends a beautiful private school here in Phoneix. We are very content here in Arizona, although there are parts of California that are just home to me!

Well, my work started when my children were little. I have always been a stay at home mom and did different side jobs from time to time. But, I love vintage linens, and started sewing interior designs using linens that clients had from loved family members. It all started with one client who's mother had passed away and left her family linens, she wanted to update them and use them in her home....so out of a channel bedspread we made a beautiful shower curtain, turned some tablecloths into euro sized pillows for her guest room and table napkins where made into pillows for her sofa.... we combined all this with new updated fabrics and it all turned out so beautiful! Her words to me were...."now my mom is still with me" ..So, my business began!

Well, when I moved to Arizona I was faced with the fact that I needed to locate new customers. So, I started from my computer..I'm still working on this...but I changed my direction to using vintage linens and new fabric to create little girls clothes.....and this too has been so much fun! I have a website, Vintage Sweet Peas, an Etsy store Vintagesweetpeas.etsy.com , and now a blog...Oh, and I still sew interior designs when asked!

So, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog party, cant wait to go by yours! And don't forget to go by 5minutesformom.com 's blog party!

Have a wonderful day! And leave me a comment if you enjoyed your stay!

Warm wishes, Lisa




51 comments:

Jus Shar Designs said...

Hello fellow blogger! Come visit my blog when you get the chance!

Cher & Gene Klosner said...

Hi Lisa! What a neat story about how your business got started!
I love the pic with the dolls - we used "Girls Just wanna have Fun" too - isn't it the truth??:)

I lived ion California- Woodland Hills and Valencia - for 7 years, I directed a teen choir in Paramount CA and we all sang on the Queen Mary in Long Beach! Small world.. Phoenix is one of my favoirite cities - I sang there a few times several years ago. :)I can't wait to check out your store/website!

Come visit me at my Party - Music, Cartoons, Games and Party Favors! We’re giving away an Award-winning Stardust lullaby CD! http://stardustlullaby.blogspot.com/2008/03/welcome-gals-to-ultimate-blog-party-at.html

Sign up on our mailing list for a chance at our monthly giveaway! www.StardustLullaby.com
Happy Partying, Lisa!! Cher :)

Milk Mama said...

I visited your shop and the Claire dress is absolutely precious!!!

Happy party going!

Sarah

cltgrace said...

So nice to meet you! Great party!

Please vote for finalist me at Vicks Caring Tributes: http://videos.vickscaringtributes.com/video/218/

Thanks a bunch!!

Kimbrah said...

Lisa-

Your stuff is so cute! It almost makes me wish I had three little girls instead of three little boys!

I look forward to getting to know you better. Growing up around antiques and vintage linens myself, your creations really feel like "home" to me. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess!

Kimbrah

Beckie said...

Party on, fellow California Mama!! Even if you are in Arizona :)

Karen Erickson said...

Hi so nice to meet you! I enjoyed reading your story. And I saw that you've been invited to pitch your business at Country Living - congrats and good luck! :)

Spider Lady said...

Welcome to AZ! Lovely weather we have huh? BTW, Hi!

Mommy Brain said...

It's nice to "meet" you. Hope you're enjoying the party. Love how you started your business. Good luck as you plan your daughter's wedding (yes, I've been poking around your blog), I love the shower favors and how creative you are.

Happy Panda said...

Thank you for stopping by to give thanks! Love the dolls. LOL - Happy blog hopping.

Michelle Potter said...

What a cute shop! Hope you are having a great blog party!

Drop by my blog and enter my photo giveaway if you get a chance!

The Downtown Boutique said...

Hi there! I really enjoyed reading your post. I hope that your visit to Country Living goes very well for you. That's very exciting!

I live in Northern CA, having moved from New Mexico. I met my hubby on eHarmony, and the rest is history.

If you get a chance, please come on over to The Downtown Boutique and take a look around. We're having a party, complete with gifts!

Have a great week!
Angie

oh amanda said...

How cool! I can tell I'm going to love all your stuff. I'm off to your etsy shop now!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

EclecticGypsy said...

Thanks for the party. I love the concept of bringing the old and the new together to create something updated. I have a little girl..well not so little any more she will be 10 this month. She has autism so she can be kind of hard to buy for but I think I will browse around your store a little and see if there is something she might like for her birthday. If you get the chance stop by my party for a few minutes. The blender is whipping up a fresh batch of Margarita's. ~Brenda~

twithhoney said...

Hi Lisa! That party picture has put me in such a cheerful mood. And I stopped by your etsy shop... the vintage dresses you make are beautiful!!

jubilee said...

Hi there! I peeked in at your shop and your items are adorable. I may need to go back for another peek.
Hope you enjoy the party! Stop by my place when you get the chance we'll be up all night over here!

windycindy said...

Hi, I adore your site! It is my kind of style. Good luck with your endeavor. I have "Country Living" and will check the article out. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Nadine said...

Hi there. I stopped by for the party. You have a nice looking blog. I'm glad you're enjoying blogging. I've found it's been fun and I've made friends all over the world.

I hope you have fun going to all the parties. Hope to see you at my place.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Welcome to the blog world and happy partying!

Stop by my party. I promise you will have fun.

Steph said...

Just wanted to say Hi and tell you that your dresses are adorable. Great work!

Tawny said...

That's awesome, I love the little dresses! Good luck this next week with the magazine!

If you want to party at my place, you can head on over and find it here!

PamperingBeki said...

I just love your store!

I'd love to run an ad for you if your interested. :) You can just email me through my blog if you'd like.

Happy Blog Partying!

Suz said...

Those dresses on the main page are just precious, very much country style! Reminds me of my childhood.

Taryn said...

Happy Blog Party!

Casey said...

you have a cute shop! going back for more looking. happy blog partying!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by my party post - it's great to meet you!

Happy blog partying! :)

i-Mommy said...

Absolutely beautiful work. Love the name, too!

Enjoy the blog-partying!

peggyann said...

I can tell I like this place already. I'm a new blogger, so new I don't even have a party set up...but I do have a weeks worth of posts. Hope to get my party rolling by mid week. Come by and visit

Chris and Gretchen said...

What a neat idea for a business. Hope you make it into the magazine. That is really exciting news. It's nice to meet you!

Carey said...

Great party! So nice to meet you! I love your stuff, its beautiful! Stop by my blog if you get a chance.

Jennifer said...

Hi there!
I'm just joining in the party too over at my place.
http://jasonjennifer.blogspot.com

That is a very neat business you've got there!!
I was fortunate enough to visit CA in October, I live in WV but one of my close friends married & moved there. Hubby sent me off for a week and 'took care' of things here while I was gone.

Stephanie @ Figments said...

Hi! Stopping by for the party. Good luck with Country Living Magazine - that is really exciting. Heading over to your Etsy shop...
Happy blogging!

malleycc said...

WOW what a nice site. I love vintage too. Have a great party.

Kristen Andrews said...

Hi there very cute stuff! I wish I had a little girl! I am a fellow Etsy seller also so nice to meet you!

Diana Evans said...

Happy Ultimate Blog Party!!!

Nice to meet you and please pop by to be entered to win a great free give away!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Maria said...

wow, i remember my grandmother and great aunt doing that to the linen...they actually taught me! i wish i had more time to do it again!! i have so many unfinished projects...anyway, HOLA! just stoped by to see your party! don't forget to visit mine! take care and GOD BLESS...

Kathryn said...

This is such a wonderful Idea! Come on over and Party on my Blog! I live in the Bay Area!

http://kvcreativedesigns.blogspot.com/

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Lisa, how wonderful. You have done so well, good luck with everything.

laura said...

CUTE dresses! Glad I found you from the blog party. :)

Rachel and Jacob said...

NIce to meet you!!happy party!!
PLease stop by my page , Im giving away a prize!!
rachelashmoreatgmaildotcom
www.jacobandrachel.blogspot.com

bleeding espresso said...

What a fabulous business! I definitely look forward to having a closer look around here.

So happy you came to visit me :)

Angela said...

Wow, I love to hear about home and internet businesses, what a gift you have-I can't sew anything. I will be checking out your shop, thanks for sharing your life with us.

Angela

Amanda said...

Hello from Alabama. My name is Mandy and I am mom to a 14 year old boy and almost 3 year old girl. Sorry, I haven't got a blog up and going yet, just lurking and seeing what it's all about. Don't like to feel as though I am spying on people though, so I pop in and let myself be seen. So HI! Nice to meet you.
I am a new sewer here! Got my first machine for christmas. Haven't made much of anything yet, but have already got fabric fever and buy up fabrics all the time. Your little dresses are precious. When payday rolls around, i may make a purchase or two.

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

Happy partying and much blog love!
Blessings, Angie Seaman
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angelicagracedesigns.com

Melanieshea said...

Love your blog!!! That is such a cool story about how you started your business. I love crafts and my favorite is painting but i have recently started sewing. Come on over to my party if you'd like. I'd love to get to know you more!!! Happy blog hoppin'!

happyhousewife said...

Thanks for visiting my BP. I love, love, love, your store! I am new to the whole sewing thing but I love to see what others are doing. I really like your work!
Blessings

Jessica said...

lisa - i loved reading your story!! wow. your site looks great. i am trying to figure out how i can balance starting to work plus be a mom and reading your story is actually really encouraging. thanks so much...

Melanie said...

I finally have some time to make my rounds to the UBP. Sorry I'm a bit late, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
I love your blog, I'm so glad I stopped by. Hope you enjoyed the party!!
Our Happy Happenings
Livin' With Me

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

Jessica,

Feel free to ask me questions,I would be glad to help!
Lisa

Storm said...

Beautiful crafts you make.

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

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