Special thanks to Betsy@My SalvagedTreasures for forwarding the CL article to me!
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The final of three 2015 City-Wide sales was held earlier this month. I grabbed my trusty rolling cart and stood in line to be one of the first hundred or so to get through the doors. There were plenty of vendors, but sadly not so many vendors of vintage this time. There was, however, a husband/wife team that had some great vintage items and I made most (but not all) of my purchases from them. Here’s what I found…..
I'm sure I'll be using this set for many craft projects!
I'm linking to the following party:
Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
Now it’s time to get really serious about Christmas shopping, so I’m adding goodies to the booth almost every day. If you have a vintage fan (maybe it's you!) on your shopping list, be sure to stop by even if you shopped with me during Open House. Most of the items I’m adding are things that I’ve found in the last few weeks. Check ‘em out…….
Lastly, I was jumping with joy to find this vintage Shawnee Winking Owl cookie jar with matching salt and pepper shakers. Yes….. they are the real deal, marked USA!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Our Christmas Open House 2015 was a great success. There were hit-and-miss showers outside, but it didn’t stop our wonderful customers from venturing out to start the holiday season with us. We had a great day of visiting with customers, and lots of sales too; however, there are still plenty of goodies to choose from.
I've been adding "new" items all week. I found this 1968 Santa blowmold and a Santa dish this past weekend at an estate sale. They have already joined the other Christmas goodies in the booth.
Thanks for stopping by for a look!
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
With our Christmas Open House less than two weeks away I’m back to creating special projects for the event. In case you missed it, I took a little break from Christmas in last week’s post.
The frame already had a textured sand-like finish, so I painted it gray (it was gold) and added three sweet shells to the bottom of the frame.
Since the Gulf Coast is less than a two-hour drive away, we appreciate coastal living here. I hope one of these projects will be the perfect gift for someone’s beach-themed decor.
Save the Date:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
I collected several egg plates…….
Found a chicken coat rack/mirror and repainted it……
Added a witches’ hat to the chicken mirror…….
And created a fun and “wicked” display…….
I’ve already sold a couple of egg plates.
I guess they had some wicked chickens!
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Every year about this time, I gather up all the old recipe cards, handwritten recipes and clipped recipes that I’ve bought at estate and yards sales throughout the year. Sometimes I find them in old recipe boxes. Other times I find them shoved into plastic bags by the estate sale professionals and priced to sell. I sort and bag them with a mixture of handwritten and clipped recipes and make them available at our Open House. The “grab bags” make fun stocking stuffers and I always sell out.
Along with the recipes and recipe boxes this year, I’ve created a few cookbook/recipe card holders from cheese graters. I start with a flat grater and some miscellaneous junk….
And fashion a one-of-a-kind kitchen tool…..