Monday, July 19, 2010

Rebecca's Vintage-ness...

I've been blessed by Rebecca...

Have you?

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The lucky ones may say Yes!

But you, maybe No?

I'll share my blessings with you...

Let's be blessed together  :)

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I'll share her beauty with you too,

I would be honored to do so.

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Vintage Living is her specialty...

God is her spirituality...

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So therefore,

there's no guess to where her beauty originates.

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She's as beautiful on the inside...

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As she is on the outside.

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And with that said,

One does not have to look far to see the whole package of...

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~ Rebecca Ersfeld for Vintage Living ~

I was "lucky" or shall we say "blessed" to receive one of her gorgeous handmade necklaces recently.

She's such a sweetheart.

I've been stalking Rebecca's blog for quite some time now. Her blog and her shop are both amazing and inspiring and so worth a visit if you've never been. There's only one will certainly fall in love with her as much as I did. That's a promise ;) 

I was at Theresa's Blog Party in Round Top this past Spring.

At one time, I stood there...right on the side of "The Beautiful Rebecca" and I never had the nerve to introduce myself to her.

I tell ya, that is at the top of my "most regretful moments" list.

So like all good stalkers do...

I photographed her instead ;)

Here she is to the left of my two sistas Anne and Robelyn...

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And here she is again (on the right) talking with Sweet Shelley and...and...and...

Anne! were you stalking Rebecca too???? 

Oh it's obvious you were...admit it girl!  ;)

Rebecca just defines STYLE!

I love her hair, her clothes, her purse, just everything!!!!  ;)

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You want to see something really desperate?

It didn't end at the party. no no.

I even whipped out my camera at the dinner table. Yep, I sure did. Gwen (French by Design) busted me but it was so worth it!!! She was looking at me like "What the heck are ya doing Jodie?"

Rebecca is on the far right near Jo Packham (sorry Jo for the full mouth shot) and across the table from Shelley.

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I was that close.

Oh well.

At least I can say that I has dinner with Rebecca...

(and she didn't even know it) hahaha!

So back to the beautiful necklace above, it is one of my prized possessions and I will forever cherish it.

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Thank you Rebecca...

Next time I see you, I will certainly have the nerve to run up to you, introduce myself and...give you a big BIG hug.

Until then, I will remain...only a stalker ;)

Which reminds me. If any of you need a private investigator or if you would like me to do your stalking, just give me a call. I really think I'm pretty darn good at it. I have references and a list of people whom I stalk (with photos), so whenever you're ready... you know where to find me :)))



~ She's feeling much better!!!! ~

Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers!!!

She's still coughing but her tail is wagging again!!!  Yay!!!

She's slowly getting back to her sassy little self yet she's still letting me cuddle, rock and kiss her too!!!



Anonymous said...

Awwwwww my Oreo!!!!! I feel like a bad self claimed doggy Nannie hehe I'm out of state and have been all week almost but I had to see if you had blogged and I finally got service in bfe to see!!! I hope your lil girl is okay and if she needs a nurse during the day lemme know I'll give her some Sarah love and treats!! Poor lol princess! My boo bear got attacked by hornets today and I couldn't be there to baby her John said she is doing okay just not walking on one leg :( it's the worse thing to see your fur baby in pain and they can't tell you where it hurts! But big big hugs hang in there. Love and miss ya!!
Toodles- Sarah

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad that Oreo is much better! I love the wonderful Rebecca's creations! You are a lucky one to have that beautiful necklace. I will check out her blog!

Jane said...

So happy to read that Oreo is feeling better. Always so sad when our little furry friends don't feel good.
Beautiful necklace you received. I will go hop over and check out her blog.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Such a pretty necklace and packaged so beautifully. Glad to hear your pup is on the mend.

Honey Lamb and I said...

Love the necklace you creepy stalker!!! lol! As many comments that you always get on your blog I would say you are the one that get stalked!!! Love the necklace and glad Oreo is better:) ~Shelley O.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your're doing so good stalking, Jodie! It doesn't look like Rebecca had the slightest idea that she was being watched and her picture taken. I'm wondering if you have a diploma on that ;-). Maybe you've missed your calling, girl! The necklace is beautiful!
I'm so glad that Oreo is doing better. Please give your little girl a big hug from auntie Julia!
Big hugs to you too!

TinyBear said...

I love Rebeccas stuff too. That necklace is wonderful Jodie and I so love it when you share photos from those wonderful gatherings you have over there - do I want to be there too sign...

So glad your little dog is doing better.

XO Tina

Linda said...

Ooh...that necklace is a beauty!! So glad Oreo is feeling better!

Miranda said...

I haven't ever looked at Rebecca's blog, but you can be sure I'm off to do that now.

Her packaging has blessed my soul, and she truly is as beautiful as you've described (her fashion style is stunnning). I love your pictures. What a lovely time you must have had.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jodie,
so glad your Oreo is feeling better.Ooooh, that necklace is just gorgeous.You are a very lucky girl.Thank's for sharing.
Have a wonderful day.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I'm so glad to hear about Oreo!!
Oh, that Rebecca. Talented... Stylish... Gorgeous... Full of inspiration. What's up with that? ;)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that Oreo is feeling better...
I'm off to stalk Rebecca :D


Lorraine said...

so so beautiful, and I'm so glad Oreo is feeling sassy and rock ' n roll, I hug her...if you don't mind lol

Theresa said...

Beautiful, dear Jodie, just absolutely beautiful! I love that necklace and the designer is gorgeous too! I love seeing all of those pictures and the way you capture the smallest of details. Have a blessed day my dear friend! Big hugs!

Tales from the Deep South said...

Jodie, another beautiful post and awe-inspiring too!!!
Glad Oreo is feeling better!!

Rebecca said...

Ok, little girl you are in trouble now... if you're going to stalk someone... do it from their good side! but then I never like my pictures anymore.
Seriously you made me cry this morning, what a sweet post and just when I needed it most. Thank you... I am so blessed to have gotten to know you through your beautiful blog. And I thank the Lord that once in a while you can see Jesus in me!
Your photo's are so beautiful, Jodie... thank you for this generous post!
Many Blessings

trash talk said...

I can't add anything to what you wrote because you said it perfectly. She is a beautiful soul and a treasure (which is that necklace!).
P.S. Don't you just love her hair?

Claudia said...

I blush to admit that I have stalked a few people in my life - those I admired but was too shy to say hello to! You are so funny - I am sure Rebecca is flattered by your 'attention.' That necklace is gorgeous. I have to go visit her shop. She has fabulous style and a big heart. As do you, my friend.


The French Bear said...

So good to know your baby is better!!! I love Rebecca's blog and her work is divine!!!
Margaret B

zandra said...

So, glad to hear Oreo is doing much better. Poor little darling. :o( It is so sad when they ar not feeling well.
Bigz Hugz, Z

Sandy Navarro said...

Girl, you can stalk for me any time with that FabUlous eye of yours! LOL Love Rebecca's site and that necklace is to die for. So glad to hear Oreo is on the road to recovery.

Olive Cooper said...

You are the funniest stalker I have ever encountered. olive♥

The Victorian Parlor said...


Oh my gosh I'm so glad Oreo is ok!!! I have really missed a lot since I've been gone (I'm not really all the way back yet but working on it:). I had to visit some of my bestest buddies that I have missed like crazy!!! Love the beautiful necklace-you are blessed. But then again so am I because I have a talented, funny, cajun girl like you as my friend:).



Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Jodie, what a beautiful post and perfctly penned I might add! I am a stalker too! I feel better that I am not the only one! So happy to hear Oreo is better!

Lou Cinda :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

Loved your photos of all the lovely Ladies and was great to see Rebecca and Anne. Great that you were stalking them, as we got to see too.
The beautiful necklace you got from the talented Rebecca, is gorgeous.
Glad to hear that Oreo is doing better, hope she will be back to her old self soon.

Happy week

A Cottage Muse said... name is Sandi and I to am a blogger stalker...

So happy to hear Oreo is feeling better!!

Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

That's what I like about blogging, I get to meet people from different parts of the world. And some of them are just jewels. As you said, "Beautiful on the outside as well on the inside".

But if ever, I think I would not have the courage too to approach someone I have known and admire through blog when I see her in person. So while a laugh a little at how you tell us about your experience, inside I felt the same LOL


vintagesusie & wings said...

Hey, I think if I had to choose a favorite possible would be you!!!
You always have a camera in hand & you only go to the coolest places & hang with the coolest of people!!!
You can be my stalker
Big Smiles Friend,

Linda Robinson said...

What a lucky girl... I just love that necklace. You are so cute I was just smiling the whole time I was reading your post.. And your pictures are awesome my friend!

So glad to hear Oreo is feeling better..

I hope you are having a wonderful week... Hugs, Linda

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

Hi Jodie!
I too am a fan of Rebecca!
I call myself blessed to be her friend. she is the sister I never had and this post is wonderful!
I laughed all the way thru!
You are right! She is a gifted, talented women after the heart of God! Her art reflects her passion.
thank you for sharing this precious post with us!
Have a blessed evening,

Miss Sandy said...

Glad to hear that your little sweetie pie is doing so much better! You are too funny - I am pretty sure that Rebecca would not have bitten you if you had said hello. Her taste is impeccable and you are so blessed to have a piece created by her, enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

It is good to be back visiting your blog again. As always, your photography is amazing and your words inspiring.

Anonymous said...

It is good to be back visiting your blog again. As always, your photography is amazing and your words inspiring.

Deb said...

What a great post. Of course, I enjoy all of your posts. I went to visit Rebecca and it looks like she's closing her brick and mortar store. :-( I wish it were close to me, because she appears to have some fabulous things and I'd love to meet her, too. LOL

Sounds like Oreo has a good caretaker.


Debby said...

HI Jodie, so glad to hear your sweet Oreo is feeling better, this has been a long haul. I love the beautiful pics you have shared with us, the gifts you received from Rebecca are beautiful! I love her blog.

EnchantedBella said...

Hi Jodie, my name is Rebecca. I was blog stalking and I found your wonderful blog. I really injoyed your post for new bloggers and wish I had something like it to read when I got started in the blog world. I was lucky I had a little computer knowledge. Your tip for clear stamp storage is great and I love your fliker photos. Fliker is something I would like to do some day but I am a little intimidated. I guess I just have to do it. Have a wonderful day.

Thank you Rebecca

Beth Leintz said...

Jodie- You crack me up. I started reading your post thinking...this is so beautiful and deep, like a reading a wonderfully illustrated poem- and then you start talking about stalking- and I'm laughing out loud.

(I don't know Rebecca, but based on your recomendation, I'm off to stalk....but I do know Gwen)

Diana said...

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog. You are very inspiring to me.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

My sassy little sissy Jodie,
Now how on earth did you score such a treasure from 'my' friend Rebecca?
It must have been a mistake, she knows were friends, she probably thought you were sending me more stuff I forgot to pack & thought you could just include it in the box. Oh well, I'll let you borrow it for awhile.
That Rebecca is so talented & so generous. I haven't had the opportunity to paparazzi her in the flesh like some stalkers, but we talk on occasion. When the kids are bleeding & the cops aren't here. I love her style too. I even took my copy of WWC to my hairdresser & asked her to give me Rebecca's cut. Don't tell her!!! I'd like her to be my personal shopper, of course I don't think she could find those blouses at Wally-World.
I'm so happy my little Oreo is doing better. Kennel Cough huh? Better than heart failure. I'd make Thad go kick that other vet in the behind for giving you such a shock!
I miss you bunches. The kids are having fun, well Philip is ready to be home, he wants his bed & his Wei. I got really sick in Breckenridge CO. Really needed to go to the hospital, I think I had altitude sickness. We'll be home Sunday. Love your Lisa Marie said...

I need to get to one of these Texas bashes! What a good group of gals! I spy my buddy Gwen in the group too.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Jodie ~
Sending you blessings from MO. Your necklace is gorgeous! I am so happy for you and you will look fabulous wearing it!

And sending get well prayers for Oreo! I know you will love your girl back to well being!

Your blog looks so beautiful and is a welcome visiting spot! Your posts are always a JOY to read!
Loving hugs ~ Katie

Ruby Grace's said...

You making stalking look fun! I look foward to the post where you guys meet and stand side by side with your arms around each other.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca's work is just fabulous and so is that divine necklace! I too love her work. Her blog is beautiful, I especially love looking at her studio. Simply incredible! I love your story, you silly stalker you. Congrats on the score...Marcia said...

Oh Jodie, your so funny about the stalking. I think your amazing and I'd like to meet you. Love the necklace. I am finally visiting my followers, it's been 2 months. I'm so sorry. I'm going back in to check you out more and see what else I've missed.

come visit
big hugs said...

Ok, I see what I missed. How have I missed out on the swaping partners? My memory is failing me, didn't you sent me something? I think you did, so much happens all the time. I think I owe you a package. Please e-mail me your address to: If you didn't send me a gift, then I say, "Shame on you", "Let's swap" Tell me your favorite colors.

big hugs

Katsui Jewelry said...
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Katsui Jewelry said...

Thanks for being a follower, Jodie. Weare having a giveaway for our first hundred on Monday.

Kat and Suz

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

hi, my friend, jodie!!
i don't need to hire you to stalk for me - i'm quite good myself.

and, just so i don't get rusty, i ofen sulk around wal-mart and stalk with my camera - you must try it/amazing photos and great stalking practice.

i don't know rebecca, never even heard of her before but after i say goodbye to you i'm checkin' this wonder out!!

and, question.
are you coming to warrenton this year? i plan on being there the 23rd and 24th.
good times??

xxxooo, miss you!! jan
and, i'm reading your blog but won't stalk there - i'll leave wonderful comments to warm your heart :)

Belinda said...

yea! you still doing it? I'm not sure. I am getting the DT's post something new or I'am gonna go to T-N-T and hijack your ass. LOVE YOU!!!!

The Green Pea said...

Debbi from Trash Talk is right again.
You are a sweetie, love your blog and I am a new follower. Blessings, sandi

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Rebecca is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, you could meet a more sincere person. Hope you are making plans to come back to my blog party in the Fall.

Amie Bleu~♥ said...

Haha you are hilarious!! This looks like soooo much fun!!! And ya know what....I can go now cause I have my very own BLOG!!! Yea..!! Instead of just stalking them!!! lol

AND OMG....I always KNEW I had a TWIN out there somewhere...I am sooo glad I found you!! YES...I graduated in 1988...and my bday is the end of Sept...(close enough!!)You are not going to believe this but I had a pomeranian growing up...a golden one and he was the smartest baby boy...could do tons of tricks!! Had him for over 10 years!!!!!

Im in state over!! The Canon must be due to the blonde hair lol...although I have used Nikon in the past! I am crazy in love with all things vintage...

My baby girl is going off to college this next week and I am starting to feel the empty nest syndrome although I will thankfully still have one left at home. Plus I found my twin so that should help toooo!!! LOL

I have to say thank you for your post on starting a blog and being so wonderfully welcoming and for all your wonderful advice!! I have stalked several blogs and left comments to never hear a peep out of a few....I guess they are just tooo popular for their own good!! I didnt even notice that my follow button was missing...I think I fixed it!! No wonder I am still hearing crickets after each post!! lol

I look forward to getting to know you better and learning from you!! Thanks soooo much sista for your sweet wonderful post!! I could tell right off you were my kind of blogger!! Fun and full of life!!
xoxo~ Amy
P.S. Dont be jealous of the blonde hair....I can fix you up!! Ohhhh and I dont have as much as I did in that old prom photo!! A little too much teasing and hair spray!! lol

kayellen said...

ha ha~~~ I like the stalker photos!
Looks like a fun time too:)

Glad Oreo is doing better~~~

Take Care,

Kay Ellen