Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hidden Treasures

I spotted this old tattered tin{just the way I like them}yesterday at the flea market. It was kind of hidden under some stuff, maybe that's why no one had snatched it up.
When I picked it up it was pretty heavy, I thought to myself "please let there be buttons in here"....
when I opened it up, this is what I found :)
wonderful old vintage buttons♥ You can never have too many{{I wonder if that's what hoarders think to themselves~ yikes!}}
I would have been happy with just the tin, the buttons were just a bonus. Here's some really cool History about the Ward Baking Co.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh the things I'd buy....

if there were no bills to pay. I love Silhouette anything and everything♥



I just signed up for a free month of Netflix. One of the first movies I watched{probably for the 7th or 8th time}is my all time favorite Kramer vs Kramer

I don't think I've ever watched it with out crying... such a tear jerker.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Fabric= Inspiration

A couple weeks ago I ordered some fabric on-line. At the time I wasn't totally sure what I was going to do with it, but I was in the mood to buy pretty fabric!
I thought I'd make a few Magnetic Inspiration Boards for my Shop. It's been awhile since I made this style{I've been making chalkboards & pin/cork boards lately}. Before I opened my Etsy Shop{back in 2007}I looked around to see if anyone was making anything similar: they weren't, it was just me{actually I wasn't sure if anyone would know what they were or if I'd even sell one}. Now, there are almost too many to count{which is a little discouraging}. But....
I do enjoy making them, and I don't want to put time and effort into something I don't enjoy doing. Here's the first one with my new fabric, I love this floral print!
....and I used to vintage jewelry I picked up last week at the flea market for the magnets. With the left over fabric I might make a couple pillows~ I think I'm in the mood to sew :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Not what I was looking for...

Every weekend, rain or shine I head out to the Flea Market. I'm usually just there to pick up vintage frames, mirrors or windows. As usual I come across things I just can't pass up. This weekend I had zero luck with frames, but here are a few things I did find.
Some will go into my Vintage Shop, some given a face-lift and some I'll keep :)

These vintage lamps are going to look incredible once they've been upcycled.
My favorite find, this beautiful vintage mustard seed necklace. My 98 year old Grandmother wore one similar for as long as I can remember, now I think of her each time I wear it♥
Our puppy is getting bigger by the day. He is the sweetest little man with the best personality. He's the reason my alarm clock no longer wakes me up. He and I spend every morning{and by morning I mean 3 & 4 a.m.}going through our/his routine: 2 or 3 trips outside to go potty, eating breakfast and dragging out each and every toy~ plus a shoe someone forgot to pick up.
Although I love starting the day with him, I'm looking forward to the day he sleeps in til at least 5:30 a.m.!