Thursday, September 27, 2012

Do You Remember The Archies?

I was rummaging through my attic earlier this week and found this fun group of juice tumblers that I had totally forgotten about.


Do you remember The Archies? The zany group of comic/cartoon characters included Archie, Betty, Reggie, Veronica, Jughead, Sabrina, Hot Dog, Mr. Weathersbee and others. The characters are featured on these tumblers dated 1971.


Archie Taking the Gang for a Ride

Archie and Jughead had to push the car.

Sabrina Cleans Her Room

Wasn't Sabrina a teenage witch?

The Archies Having a Jam Session

You can't see Hot Dog holding his paws over his ears.

And Hot Dog Goes to School

Hot Dog aced his test.

When you look through to the bottom of the glass, one of the characters looks back at you!




So DO you remember The Archies?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Oops, I Did It Again!

No, really! …..I just couldn’t help myself!


This sad trio of wooden objects found their way home with me. They screamed for a little pizzazz and I just HAD to help!



I grabbed my favorite can of pizzazz chalkboard paint and now they feel so much better!






Will you forgive me???


I’m linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Latest Vintage Finds



Mom and I have been enjoying these wonderful cooler temperatures by taking in a couple of yard sales and one estate sale. Among some of the goodies we found are….

Eight prescut tumblers in the Pineapple pattern. I’ve never seen so many at one time!



The matching Pineapple double-handled sugar and syrup pitcher (sure, you can use it as a creamer).



A Sharon “Cabbage Rose” platter is pretty in depression pink.



Two sewing machine drawers and a Nichols pottery mug. There’s also a sweet double-handled Bunnykins mug featuring a knitting party, though it seems there’s a lot of unraveling going on!



Finally, this little Shawnee auto planter drove home with me.


Which is your favorite?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Monday, September 17, 2012

Project: Butterfly Tray

My favorite magazine is Country Living. Did you know that the editor is from Mississippi? The latest edition features fall decorating ideas including these pumpkins adored with butterflies.


I guess that picture must have been in the back of my mind when I found this huge sheet of stick-on butterflies at a local salvage store. It gave me an idea for a totally different project…no pumpkins necessary.



I had found this old pine tray a few weeks ago. It had several old peeling decals on it and I had already scraped and sanded the bottom but had not decided how to re-do it. A butterfly was my answer! The “wood-tone” design of the butterflies reminded me of the tray.


I painted only the bottom of the tray (for contrast), leaving the edges alone. I adhered the largest butterfly that would fit the tray and glued jute twine along the inside edge to finish it off.





Maybe I should find a pumpkin for those other butterflies!
  

I’m linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I “Daher” You!



I “dare” you to find a “Daher” designed tin! Actually it’s not much of a dare, because you might already have one. Daher-designed tin cans, bowls, plates and platters have become quite collectible. They are easy to find in antique stores, vintage shops, and on Etsy and Ebay.

The designs are bright and bold….


Elegantly delicate….




Or sweet and nostalgic….





You’ll know you have a Daher by turning it over. The smaller tins usually have an embossed mark like this….


Note this tin held candies sold at Disney World.

And the bowls and plates have a printed mark like this….


The tins pictured in this post are a few of the Daher designed tins that I have in my booth right now. If you want to know more about Daher, click here and here.

Do you “Daher”???


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Monday, September 10, 2012

Outdoor Projects



The temperature FINALLY dropped a few degrees this weekend and I headed out to the garage to tackle a few projects for the booth.

I consider just cleaning up an item as a “project” these days. That was the case with this old window sash. I removed rusty nails (for safety), scraped off old caulk and cleaned the glass panes. I’ll leave the re-purposing/upcycling to someone else.



This little vintage stool had a broken seat when I bought it. Actually, one piece of the seat had just come unglued so I re-glued and clamped it to dry overnight. I love its flaky paint patina, so I’m leaving it as is.



This last project was a bit more involved, but well worth the effort. I had bought this old wooden (and very heavy) medicine cabinet at an out-of-town thrift store. It didn't even have a knob.


Since it had already been painted, I decided to use the KISS method (Keep It Simple, Sweety). I distressed around the edges and where the knob should be; then, I added a cute knob that I had picked up earlier at a salvage store.









I hope these cool temps stick around awhile!!!



I’m linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ready for Fall


Hurricane Isaac brought on the tropical rains last week. Thankfully we were spared the severe flooding, but 8” of rain meant there would be no yard sales. So with no sales to attend, I thought I would head to the garage and tackle one of the many projects awaiting my attention.

A few months ago, I picked up this rusty Nashco tray.


I love Nashco trays. They are heavy and beautifully hand-painted (as was this one), but someone certainly didn’t appreciate its beauty or didn’t care to display its 25th Anniversary congratulations.


But I knew exactly how it should be repurposed ….. It would make a wonderful chalkboard/magnetboard. I sanded and taped off the center for chalkboard paint, because I didn't want to paint the lacy silver edge.


For that little extra touch, I wanted to created a “ledge” for a piece of chalk. I raided my hubby’s toolbox and found an old stainless steel cup pull. I turned it over and attached it to the bottom of the tray by screwing it through the lacy edge. I also attached a hook on the back for hanging.




And here she is! …….



The lacy edge is perfect for adding seasonal touches!

I’m so Ready for Fall!
How about you?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E