Showing posts from April, 2013

Countdown to Birdsong 3

Can you believe April's almost over?  I'm getting very excited about Karla's event, Birdsong 3 coming up the second weekend in June. The month of  May/end of my son's school year is always hectic, and this year he will be going off to work all summer as a camp counselor on the day after his 16th birthday...just a few days before I leave for KS for Birdsong 3. Ben and I, last year I can promise you I will be ready for some girl fun/creating/road tripping to Karla's at that point.   In fact, I already am. Well -- not literally ready , yet.  I did finish and ship off my Birdsong 3 sponsor packages to Karla (above)... and I did finish up my tag swap, hostessed by Stephanie  (who I get to see again -- yay!)  That is a photo, above, of the reverse of the tag -- I don't want to spoil the surprise and show you the front.  That little pocket holds a mini Moo card identifying me as the maker of the tag.  All I'll say is that the front of the tag involve

New stock

Look what I found the other day: 2 yards of lovely Celia Birtwell fabric from her line several years ago. It's called "Mademoiselle" and is perfect for curtains or pillows; the colors are taupe and red and I just loved it on sight so I "overpaid" for it.  When I got home and did a little research and discovered it's more valuable than I realized; since I had no project in mind for it (I just liked it!) I decided it should go into the shop .  Sigh. However, I am having the opposite experience with this lovely little apron, which I found at the same time.  It's not just the beautiful aqua color, and the perfect, stylized flower applique, or the lovely coordinating yellow and aqua fabric... but also the fact that it's reversible, with this separate apron of the print, piped in aqua, attached to the "back" of the apron.  I love it so much that I don't think I'm going to be able to sell it.   Don't tell me that never happen

A colorful Monday round up: ephemera and blog gifts

Here's (all) I found at that last antique store I blogged about : I need another old, falling apart book like I need a hole in the head, but I just could not resist this one because of its art nouveau dandelion cover! This pile of old drug store bags was an exciting find!  I rarely come across new old stock anything in large quantities (where do people GET that stuff?)  These bags are small and I'll be including them in my newest ephemera packs, as well as using them for wrapping and packaging.  I'm wondering if I'm the only person you know that can get excited about a pile of old paper bags? At that last estate sale, I found a few Frederic Remington prints in perfect condition that it look like they were purchased in the 1950s or so from the Frederic Remington Memorial Museum in New York!  I thought these were pretty special. I also bought some old children's books, including some song books and an illustrated encyclopedia of birds (of course.) T

Does this remind you of anyone?


Newly listed in my shop

I just listed some fun new items in my vintage shop : rubber wheels napkin holders paper maiche trays Do you ever sell something vintage and wish you hadn't? I shipped this little beauty out in the mail the other day... all pearls (faux) -- silk lined, perfect except for a small repair needed on the zipper.  And because it had been sitting in the shop for a while, I sold it at the reduced price of $12.  ~Sigh~

Estate sale finds: snow day edition

It's grey and cold and BLAH here today and I'm going out of my mind.  So I thought I'd cheer myself up by showing you some of my most recent junking finds; these came from two estate sales last week. I have been looking for a set of scales forever, and I liked this one because it's diminutive and modern.  It will be a cute display for light, small things.  That wire thing that looks like a napkin holder is probably a napkin holder but I'm going to make it into something else.  And that little salt shaker is already living its second life as part of a wind chime I crafted the other day. I'm probably going to sell this Wizard of Oz record set if I can bear to part with this fabulous cover art... it's two 45s with Judy Garland's voice and they appear to be in mint condition!  Too bad I no longer have a turntable to try them out. Two GORGEOUS tablecloths -- one damask roses and the other just a lovely, smooth finish, and pristine I've hear