Friday, March 19, 2010

Vintage Buttons

Although I have a pretty big collection of vintage buttons, I can never have too many. I use mine to make Magnets for Memo Boards & Chalkboards that I sell in my Shop. The bigger the button, the better....
I just picked these up last weekend~ in some of my favorite shades of pink & blue!

Did you know there was a National Button Society? I didn't. You can find tons of info. and links on everything vintage button related. I also love this website Button, Button.. where you can view and buy vintage and antique buttons.

{from Rachel Ashwell's book: Shabby Chic}She says she collects vintage buttons to add to the backs of pillows to give them additional visual interest and detail.

Flickr: Button eye Candy:

1. Vintage Flower Buttons, 2. Vintage Button Magnets, 3. vintage pink buttons, 4. Vintage Buttons, 5. Red Rose Vintage Button Bracelet, 6. Vintage glass buttons , 7. Vintage buttons, 8. Vintage Buttons, 9. Button Bouquets, 10. You've got some sortin' to doooo, 11. vintage beads and button bracelet, 12. Show your buttons Sunday!, 13. Anchors Aweigh Vintage Button Ring

I'm hoping to find more this weekend :D

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My new Favorite Finds, Baseball and Crafting...

Lately Blog posting has become almost as hard to find time for as exercise! I love Blogging, and spending way too much time clicking through my list of favorite blogs, but lately it feels like I can't find the time. Well, I had find the time to share some of the cutest things I picked up lately. Is this Pastel Piggy Cookie Jar not the cutest thing ever?? I bought her and the bowl to her right{bowels were something I collected a few years ago like they were going out of style!!} both for only $6.
After showing a friend my sweet find, they mentioned how well it should do in my Vintage would have thought they suggested I sell one of my kids, "Oh, I'm keeping her"!! It's like having a little pastel rainbow in my kitchen and I'm hoping the fact that she's a Pig will keep me from eating too many cookies~ wishful thinking :)

This next find, I feel I almost risked my life for! I was driving through a not so great part of town that I'm not familiar with when I spotted a Thrift Store. It was almost dark, the area was a little scary{and I'm not saying that to be a snob, but I seriously stood out}I thought I'll just run in real quick.... then I found her♥
She reminded me of the Clothes Pin dolls that are so popular now. I thought I'd grab her and get going{she was only $3~ WOW!} well once I realized I didn't have any cash on me and they don't take debit only option was to walk about six stores down to get some cash{oh ya, and by this time~ it was dark}. I don't think I've ever walked so fast... I'm glad I stopped and found her, now she sits on my shelf where I can see her while I'm working :)

We went to my nephews T-ball game, it sure did make me miss when my boys were little and spending the weekend running from game to game.
I've also spent some time painting and working on some new projects.
I love to paint, I find it relaxing for some reason, whether it's a wall, a frame or a craft project.
Now I have to get ready and head to the Flea Market to hunt down some frames. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Weekend Flea Market Finds....

{Cuckoo Clock}I'm obsessed with these old clocks{working or not}this is the second one I've been lucky enough to pick up. Even though it's not perfect, I love it! I think I'll stop when I have a Wall full.

{Ceramic Blue Bird} I think it's a Blue bird or Jay bird, I'm not sure~ I just knew it would go perfectly in this spot near my other Blue birds :)
{Vintage Tablecloth}Trying to find some sun after soaking it in Oxyclean.
I love the design and colors.
{Ornate Frame}It went from this.... this: a Magnetic Inspiration/memo board now in my Shop.
and the cutest Pink House, that reminded me of the little Putz houses. I knew when I picked it up that I really didn't have anywhere to put it, but I couldn't pass it up. I decided to put it in my Vintage Shop...and is now on it's way to a new home♥
It ended up being a really good weekend at the flea market♥