Monday, November 23, 2009

Estate Sales.....

This is why I love them:
I found this vintage{Gurley candle} choir girl to add to my little collection. Made during 1940's through 1970's and sold at most dime stores, these little cuties were mostly used as holiday decor, to display rather than burn.
I love my new girl :)

Another reason why I love Estate Sales: The cool completed projects you'll find! Some crafty crafter made these super cute Santa napkin holders, and I don't think they were ever used. While I'm browsing around an Estate Sale, I'm always wondering about the owner of the things I'm looking through??? I'm sure who ever made these meant for them to be used.
They'll definitely be used on our Christmas table

Another fun holiday collectible: little Putz Houses. A friend sent me this I just need to find more to get a little community going.

I've also been working hard{at what feels like a snails pace when you're sick}
Ahhh, I finally completed two Chalkboards for my Shop.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Misc. Good Things....

And it's even prettier in person! I ordered mine over at StitchingitUp {on Etsy} she's super sweet, willing to put a custom order together, and delivers in lightning fast time!

I love the Shop FantasticToys it has some of the cutest plushies and printable paper toys! Where were these when I was a kid? I remember spending hours playing with paper dolls~ I would have loved these printable toys♥♥

If you head over to the Fantastic Toys Blog, you'll find a Tutorial for these darling felt Christmas ornaments. How cute would they be hung on the Christmas tree, used to create a garland or added to a Christmas package~ Thanks Timothy for sharing this super sweet crafty tutorial with us :)

I'm looking forward to a lazy weekend{mixed in with some crafting and projects of course~ I'm awful at sitting still}. I rarely sit around and relax~ that might have something to do with why I haven't been able to get over a cold I've had for almost 5 weeks now.
I rented My Sister's Keeper, I've heard it's a real tear jerker{hopefully the rest of my weekend doesn't consist of me laying in bed and crying}.

I hope everyone has a great weekend♥

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fabric: LOVE

I'm in love with Amy Butler's new LOVE fabric line.

So in love, that I just ordered five of her prints to use on my Inspiration Boards. I'm crazy about the bright vivid colors!!!

Here's a few of my latest vintage frame finds. I'm not even sure how I managed the trip to the flea market, because I've been trying to fight off some kind of lingering cold or flu.

I'm looking forward to my fabric arriving so I can get started on putting some Boards together.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shopping List Saturday....Wreaths!

I love this time on year, and next to the Christmas Tree my favorite holiday decoration is the Wreath.
Snow White Yarn Wreath, by: KnockKnocking

Christmas Fabric Rag Wreath, by: OchristmasTree

Cranberry Christmas Wreath, by: brandensams

Flickr Inspiration

1. Bike Ride in the Park Yarn Wreath 01, 2. Wreaths and Santas, 3. Another Wreath, 4. gumdrop wreath, 5. Christmas Wreath, 6. Let It Snow Paper Wreath, 7. Vintage Ornament Wreath Shiny Brite, 8. vintage Style Chenille Christmas Wreath, 9. What You Make of It - Tart Mold Wreath Project

I was in awe when I found this Paper Feather Wreath, how awesome is this!! AND the best part about it~ you can make one for yourself!!
Over at Kitschy Digitals Blog you'll find an easy to follow tutorial on how to make your own. I can't wait to give it a try.

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

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fun Collections

Snowdomes {or snow globes, that's what I've always called them} My daughter has been collecting them for a couple years now. Last week I found four really neat vintage domes to add to her collection.

I found a great article with a little history behind Snowdomes. And if you want to see a true Snowdome collector, check out Andy Zito's Collection~ WOW, it's amazing!!

Flickr finds:

1. New York in Oxford, 2. MON 16 JUN. Lucky Day., 3. ( west ) germany snow globe, 4. Shepherd of the Hills

I loved this twist on the Snowdome, you can read more about it over at KraftyKatina's Blog.

1. Habijar #1: Amanitas and Snail

We're taking a road trip later this month, my favorite part is stopping at little quirky shops along the way. I'm sure we'll pick up a Snowdome or two♥