I finally decided to try to update the blog look myself and came across a great FREE shabby chic blog site with backgrounds and so on usable for Blogger! Hurray! It is called
and if you click on the buttons on their header there it takes you to the choices for some lovely buttons and backgrounds--beautiful work gals!
It just took me a few minutes to do the background and a few more mintutes to personalize the header in Paint and Picasa. (Photoshop not needed!)