Showing posts from March, 2017

An Indoor Garage Sale

Last weekend my town had an indoor garage sale.  I had to go check it out; Dennis came with me. It was pretty chaotic, with lots of vendors all willy-nilly; it took us about 2-1/2 hours to get through it, and that was going really, really fast!  My pal Kathy was selling there; it was great to see her.  Yes, I know: we look very color coordinated I think this was perhaps the most interesting thing I saw there; I'd never seen a pet wheel like that before! There were some "new" things there, too -- like this gal who makes jewelry out of antique buttons!  She was nervous to let me take a photo, until I told her I had a button blog . I was so happy with my purchases: first, this unusual and very beautiful vintage beaded belt. I love the detail so much that I could hardly bear to put it up for sale in my Etsy shop.  Alas, I need the money more than I need the feel of weighty beads on velvet in my hands! It's listed here in my Etsy shop. This wa

Be well

I have a friend at my temporary job who is on medical leave.  She likes shamrocks and celebrating St. Patrick's Day and as soon as I realized that, I knew I'd have to make something for her.  Especially since Terri had sent me such a wonderful pocket letter last year, full of beautiful green things; it was the perfect chance to use them. The centerpiece was this pennant; I used a shiny, splashy vintage doily!  I love how it turned out with the Irish girl vintage clip! The sentiment of the banner was, BE WELL Here's a look at each of the elements: Terri made that lovely button brooch; it was hard to part with, but I thought it was perfect on the banner! I've been hoarding this bird themed scrapbook paper forever! The little crown is a fabric "brad".   The Irish girl is another piece of scrap from Terri's pocket letter.  Vintage sewing-notion themed scrapbook paper, to which I added some real buttons!   I ins

March comes in like a lamb

By all accounts, a mild March is in store for us here in Southern Colorado.  As long as the sun is shining, it's okay by me!  So many Americans have been tested by their weather conditions lately. My husband ordered me this pillow for Valentine's Day from an Etsy seller .  I just love it!  Other celebrations included a locally-produced play of Enchanted April, one of my favorite movies; it was wonderful, and while at the theater I bought the novel it was based on, and am loving it tremendously!  We had dinner before the show at a local restaurant called The Blue Star. It was fun and memorable.  Had we known that March would come and we'd still both be out of a permanent job, we would've been more frugal with our night out. I love to support the local arts and thoughtful cuisine, but it can be expensive! As part of an effort to remain always grateful, I created this happy memories jar last week.  It's basically just a Ball jar (antique, with a zinc and