Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Catching up on junque, and stuff

 Junque: enamel pitcher, slip straps, and McCoy...

 and this fabulous needle case!
1,000 of them!  Who would need that many, in that era (I'm thinking late 1800s/early 1900s)?
Look at this beautiful pendant I just had to have; I bought it from my friend Kathy.
She makes the most wonderful stuff; I wanted the number "9" for September since it's my birth month, and I have been wearing it ever since!
See?  Honestly -- I debated whether to post this photo of me at Rebecca's house for my birthday dinner.  (Why, yes, that is a hulking glass of wine and two pieces of cake on the plate in front me.)  But -- don't I look happy?
Speaking of my birthday: Angela sent me this adorable spool creation!
So clever -- she made it from beautiful old wooden spools of thread!
 In other news: have you noticed that Ebay is turning out to be a good source for cheap ephemera again?
I got this lot for just $5 and change, including shipping.  Okay, not as good as an estate sale, but better than an antique store!
I am shipping off my Breakfast at Tiffany's Fabric Page Swap books to the swappers tomorrow morning!  I cannot wait to show you -- after they have all received theirs!
Oh, all right...here's a sneak peek: it's some of the bling I used to decorate one of the book's elements!  The Audrey pendants were a gift from Karla, from when she went to the Tiffany event this past Spring!  It was so sweet of her to share them with me!


pam said...

I thought your birthday was pretty recent! ;) Hope it was a good one! Love everything you found. E-bay has been pretty good to me lately too! Although it can get addicting!

autena said...

Happy (belated) birthday! Two pieces of cake--you are a woman after my own heart;)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you and be glad you can't hear me sing it. Wishing you the most wonderful year ahead! Much success, creating and swappung. I'm a Sept birthday person also, lots of Sept birthdays in my family. My favorites the new ephemera and the pendant is at the top of the list.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You look so happy! Of course two pieces of cake and wine make me smile also. So happy belated Birthday! Love all your great finds and the swap looks amazing!
hugs, Linda

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday. I think a big glass of wine and two pieces of birthday cake is just about perfect!!

Pallas said...

You are allowed to eat as much cake as you want on your birthday. Happy Birthday

Hope said...

Happy Birthday friend! Can't wait to see the Tiffany Book! It is going to be awesome! I love cake....and 2 pieces is okay on your birthday....we won't tell anyone!

Mitzi said...

I think you got a fantastic deal on the calling cards, Laurie! I am going to start looking for paper ephemera on eBay!

khess136 said...

A belated Happy Birthday, dear friend! You're celebrating just as I would!!! Your recent acquisitions are simply fabulous, as always!! Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy your Birthday Month!!