Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vintage Paint by Numbers

Paint-by-numbers just another fun vintage collectible! Although I only have less than a dozen{so far}these little pieces of art are such eye candy!!

~From Country Living Collecting 2005~

Two new PBN that I picked up this weekend.

Now, found their place on my wall.....

Amazing Flickr PBN displays & collections....

1. Vintage Paint By Numbers...

1. Paint-By-Numbers

1. Untitled

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Flea Market finds, Packages & Giveaways

While out frame hunting, I came across this vintage paper lantern tablecloth. Not only do I love the design but the colors couldn't be more perfect~ definitely a new favorite!

I have a friend{Erica} who sends me the best packages filled with vintage goodies. She's the reason my Vintage Tablecloth collection is growing.....

I'm spending the weekend soaking my new tablecloths. Oxyclean really works wonders~ pretty soon they'll be as good as new.

A Giveaway If you haven't entered the Farm Chicks Giveaway be sure to stop off at their blog to enter.

They're sharing some great gifts they picked up on their recent trip to New York. How fun!

Shopping list Saturday.....Vintage Tablecloths

Repurpose, recycle, reuse! I love seeing beautiful vintage tablecloths given another life. This weekends Shopping list Saturday finds are all items created using Vintage Tablecloths.

1) Daisey & polka dot pillow, by: CottageBubbles 2) Vintage tablecloth apron, by: carolinableu 3) Vintage tablecloth patchwork blanket, by: secondhandcharm 4) Vintage coaster set, by: countrylifenaturals 5) Vintage tablecloth table runner, by: VintageHome 6) Trinket organizer, by: backhomeagain 7) Vintage tablecloth note card set, by: bugsie 8) Girls sunbonnet, by: sewsvintage 9) Purse, e.liz.a.beth in the flower garden, by: redneckchic

If you'd like to see more Shopping list Saturday finds, stop off at Fancypicnic's blog to check out other participating Etsy shops.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Julie & Julia, Coming Soon!

I can't wait! It comes out August 7th. I'm so excited, for so many being the glimpse into Julie's Vintage home decor(have you seen those pillows below, and the Italian Toile lamp in the background)even my 12 year old daughter said "I think you're going to love her home".

Meryl Streep(one of my all time favorite Actresses), Julia Child~ she always seemed a bit quirky but fun to me. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Color Combo's I ♥

Makes me want to get crafty, go thrifting, re-organize & paint!! I love everything about these colors, alone & together~ so cheery!

1. My fabric buffet, 2. Vanilla Cupcakes, 3. Quilt show goodies, 4. Faded Doorway on Pink, 5. pink aqua and red, 6. new stuff3, 7. Aprons, 8. Pink/Aqua Feedsack, 9. Green and aqua and pink., 10. Pastel Village..., 11. Vintage Daisy Brooch, 12. In the Pink... and Aqua, 13. Blue Pots14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

My Wish/Lust list:

Vintage blue ship vase, by: VeesVintage

Dreamboat Annie Skirt, by: LoveToLoveYou

Sunny Ship in a Bottle Plush, by: prettylilthings

You're nothing but a pack of cards 8x10 print, by: ellemoss

I'm heading to the paint store with these colors in mind for some new projects. So inspiring ♥ ♥

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Window Man is coming to Town....

It's only once a month, but when he comes around I get really excited! The window man(well that's what everyone calls him because his space is filled with windows~ and his truck bed is over-flowing with windows & doors)comes here once a month, so I try to make sure to visit him. He rescue's windows from Old Homes that are going to be destroyed or refurbished.

1. I Am Loved Again 1, 2. Yet another abandoned house, 3. The old distillery - old window frames, 4. the elderly woman and the fat brown cat

I love this idea, what a clever way to divide a room!

1. Window wall

1. Vintage Cartoon Las Vegas Map

My kids are off to Lav Vegas to spend a couple weeks with family. I was expecting to be a little more excited to finally have some time to myself, but less than a minute after dropping them off I'm surprised to find myself crying, the whole way home....and they just left! Wow, if this is any indicator as to how I'm going to feel when they finally grow up and move away from home, I'm in trouble!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garden Sheds.......

What I wouldn't do to have one of these Cottage Garden Sheds in my backyard. I of course would turn mine into a little work studio~ I couldn't just use one of these cuties for storage(I'd actually like to move in)! I can only imagine what the main house looks like :)

1. Pretty storage shed, 2. cherry blossom shack, 3. The back of our cottage, 4. Honeysuckle on shed, 5. Garden Shed......... Franklin Michigan Garden Tour 6-10-09, 6. Garden shed, 7. The new shed~~~almost done..., 8. Cottage, 9. Serenity

Monday, July 13, 2009

Emerging Trends....

It was really nice seeing one of my Window Frame Chalkboards included on the Front Page of Etsy. It was especially nice because of the amount of time I've spent recently working on creating more frames for my Shop.

I've actually lost feeling in the tip of my thumb from the hours(seriously hours) it took to remove the glass & scrapping away old paint.


Some fun new fabric that just arrived, and a couple frames I can't wait to get started on.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Shopping List Saturday....Red, White & Blue

Here's a mix of new & old Red, White & Blue items I found while browsing through Etsy.

1) Big Girl High Tops with Bling, by: dara43
2) The Jane Summer Dress, by: mysweetchickadee
3) Blue Bike, Old Fashioned, by: VitalHome
4) Rosy Posy hair clip, by: mycakies
5) Lilly in Color, by: myTida
6) Retro Pouch, by: SweetWolf
7) Red Vintage Button Ring, by: momomatic
8) Keep Calm & have a Cupcake, by: jennysbakeshop
9) Crib Clown, by: Shop66

I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of JULY!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

She Paints, I Work.

My daughter loves to paint. This is something we do lots of during the Summer. So while I'm running around the house trying to complete projects or getting something packed up and ready to send out, this is what she's happiest doing.

These are some of my past Magnetic Chalkboards/Memo Boards. I'm taking the next couple weeks to work on adding a dozen or two into my Etsy Shop.
That's my goal, it's going to take a lot of organizing, frame hunting, fabric ordering, painting & time! I actually enjoy the whole process, seeing a piece go from something plain and simple to something pretty and functional.
Now making this happen while my kids are out of school for Summer, is going to be challenging~ wish me Luck :)