Friday, November 4, 2011

Coming Soon & Salvaged Vintage Scraps

A few of these fun upcycled Jewelry Display Holders will be in my Shop.

I made the mistake of washing this vintage velvet bolster pillow cover in the washing machine. One survived, the other fell apart. I decided to keep the fabric thinking I'd use it for something{probably the rationale of a Hoarder}.

I also had this unfinished embroidered pillow case{a flea market find}. So this is what I came up with....

A comfy pillow. I also added dried lavender inside along with the stuffing.

Cute & smells great!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Creepy or Cute?

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted. I'm still alive, I've just been extremely busy. As my Grandpa used to say: "I'm as busy{or tired}as a one legged man in a fanny kickin contest." That pretty much sums it up!

Last weekend I picked up these old tattered dolls. Even though they're a crackled hot mess, I thought they were as cute as could be! I wasn't even sure what I'd do with them.

Now I do....the best $6 I've spent in awhile♥ They make great Halloween decor too :)

AWESOME Etsy Find:

When I saw this Mommy & Me Wrap set I was in love. Something about it was so familiar....
I guess it reminded me of this:

{Me and my Mom, in 1971}I remember not loving the outfit or the hair that day. Poorpitifulpearls version is SO MUCH cooler!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Show and Tell...

Finally!! I've been patiently waiting, wanting{almost stalking}MadeByHank's Etsy Shop for years!

I finally bought one of her tough ruffles bags....and I love it!!

My Retrostiletto print arrived{I need to order a larger custom matting}it looks awesome framed!

Something else I recently bought was this antique Casket Plaque/Plate. For some reason I'm extremely fascinated with all things{vintage}Post Mortem. I have the ashes of a family member that have been sitting on a shelf, and this is what I had in mind when I saw the plaque:

I've been searching for awhile for an appropriate container for the ashes{yes, that's a film roll container, that's how they were given to me}I still haven't found one. I think the plaque makes a wonderful accent.

Sites to visit where you'll find interesting Post Mortem collectibles : Tear Drop Memories , Thanatos and Antique Photo Album.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Etsy Favorite♥

I found the Shop Retrostiletto on Etsy this morning{she also has a super cute Blog}. I bought this print for my daughters room. Luckily they're both too young to date, but when they do...this is the kind of boyfriend I hope they'll have{or that they'll want/expect/know they deserve to have}.
She'll also customize the colors for you{and it comes in 4 different sizes}. This is what she put together for me{below}I can't wait to frame it♥

Decor Inspiration on Flickr♥

1. Aqua Purple Chevron, 2. ye ol' nawfick: THE pink couch, 3. Pair of Pastel Paint by Numbers, 4. Mantel left, 5. mirrored in black, 6. Tresaures, Cahaba Heights, AL

I'd love to find a soft velvety vintage couch like that. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Latest Flea Market Finds

I feel like I'm buried in them. So, some I'll keep and some will go into my Vintage Etsy Shop.

How cute is she! I think she's supposed to be a fairy because she has wings and a wand.
Lots of vintage pennants, a quilt, chenille blankets, satin eiderdown, paintings...
and the cutest little lamp I've ever seen!

My brother and I were recently talking about the things we had as kids that we wished we'd kept. His was a huge collection of 7-eleven Baseball Slurpee cups from the 70's. After we got off the phone I started browsing Ebay and found these.

14 cups in a listing that was ending in two 5:30 a.m.{good thing I like my brother}. He loved them. Thanks Ebay♥

What I've been busy working on for my Shop:

Now back to work :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Collections, Projects & {yay}it's Summertime!!

Finally a cuckoo clock for that open spot...

So, before I end up with more than I need{or have places to hang}I just might be able to give it a rest now...

or so I thought until I spotted this unbelievely cute clock on Etsy....Holy Cow, I've been fighting with myself for days on whether or not to push the Add to cart button :/ This is a project I've been forced into having to complete. I bought this beautiful vintage Eiderdown that arrived in excellent condition~ something you don't always expect to find since most are 70+ years old. So when I heard my daughter yelling "No Bear"! "Oh my gosh....MOM"!! I was pretty sure whatever it was, it wasn't going to be good.
I found my puppy sitting on top of it ripping it apart! He looked something like this, but with a face full of feathers almost saying "Huh....what"?? He's lucky I love him.
It's kinda hard to stay mad at him, he's really funny and has some pretty interesting quirks. This is his favorite way to sleep, we call it dead bug or junk to the sky pose~ it's so not an attractive look, but always makes me laugh when I see him doing it :)
I much more prefer his flat body Superman sleeping position.

One down, three to go! My oldest graduated from High School. Yay!!!
What a great day.

This is definitely my favorite time of year♥

Friday, June 10, 2011

Necessary{and unnecessary}new{old} finds♥

Maybe it's just this time of year{prom, end of the school year, graduation etc...}but it feels like there are fewer hours in every day! So while I've been a little overwhelmed with the hecticness of life lately, somehow I've managed to find my way out into the world to pick up a few wonderful things :)

I've been long overdue for a bedspread. I tried searching on-line for something vintage{with no luck}and also tried looking at Department Stores for something new but couldn't find anything I liked well enough{probably because I prefer vintage}. The second I spotted this Bates Velvet Beadspread at an Antique Mall I knew it was the one~ it is soooo soft, comfy & velvety♥♥
I've also wanted{and needed}a stand mixer for a while now. I found this vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster last week for $10~ and it works!! I love it{even though it's not pink}and can't wait to use it.

O.K. I probably didn't need this vintage Cash Register{from The National Cash Register Co. Dayton Ohio}but somehow I left the flea market with it. Once I got it home I started thinking "What the heck am I going to do with this?" my kids were asking me the same thing! But after finding the perfect spot for it....I'm in love with the shabby timeworn rusty old thing!! It's great for holding magnets{for completed Memo Boards in my Shop}and the drawer is perfect for storing little things.

The tag under the register drawer is marked Fox Theater 1949 Los Angeles California, it might have been used inside this Theater??

I finally pulled this old hutch out of my bathroom because I needed something in my work space for storage.
There's nothing like taking a piece of furniture from one room into another and feeling like you've got new furniture :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Boopsie Daisy....

I've wanted a Boopsie Daisy doll ever since discovering the amazing Shop on Etsy a few years ago. So, imagine my surprise when I found not one but two of her dolls at a local flea market.

One of the dolls looked like it had been slightly damaged & was missing part of the hair decoration....

Since her theme was sewing I decided to add vintage buttons.....

Their new home...... I can't help but smile everytime I pass by them :)

If you ever need a mood boost just spend some time looking through her Flickr, it's like visiting an overflowing color filled quirky Candyland~ you have to see it to believe it.