Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Being a lover of tiny things and a lover of crochet-covered things, I pretty much fell in love. This shop is so cute. The items have a great organic feel to them, like the necklaces made with bits of real twigs. They also sell hand-drilled stone buttons (and you KNOW how I am about rocks). Go take a look at LockandSpoon. :)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
My friend Jody over at the little prints does this fun thing on her blog where she shows a great mug from her collection on Mondays. Mug Monday! Today I thought I'd show one from my collection. I've had it for a few years and actually I've never used it for beverages! I was never sure if it was actually a mug because of the double handles and pot-like shape, and so far I've used it to hold bookmarks on my bookshelf. Anyway, it's so pretty and I love all the crazing!
**I hope you're as easily amused by vintage mugs as I am. :)
Sent by Eric (who really liked to get right to the point) in 1911:
and someone was in store for quite the spanking in 1909:
P.S. I'm picking the winners of this amazing giveaway tomorrow morning at 8:00 am central time. Go enter if you haven't already! :D
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Here is how I have the print displayed, along with another similar print from the same seller on the bottom shelf. I just LOVE these and am so happy to have them. They are signed and numbered on the back, as they were part of limited editions. I see her shop is closed right now, but I can't wait to see what she offers when she returns.
What was one of your first Etsy purchases? I want to know!
**please excuse the bad lighting in that shelf photo! It is so dark in here right now and I had to use a flash- blech!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Just for fun, I thought I'd show this photo I snapped of Finn and Kitterson last night:
They were cuddling at the top of the stairs. And, yes, that is yet another wallpaper print I cannot wait to remove! I also want to get rid of the carpet because it's a pretty weird color. Unfortunately, that just can't be a priority right now!
Have a great rest of your weekend, friends. :)
Friday, June 25, 2010
Sorry the last pic is so dark- I just couldn't get a good photo from far away!
P.S. Do enter my giveaway if you haven't yet done so!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The lovely Bere of lunaticart is giving away one stacking macrame ring to TWO of my readers! You pick the size and color! You get one entry for doing each of the following things- (if I were you, I'd do all three for more chances!):
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If you blog or tweet this giveaway, you get yet another entry! Make sure to leave a separate comment below letting me know every way you have entered, and I'll choose two winners next Wednesday, June 30th. Good luck!!!!
P.S. Make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win!
***This giveaway is now closed!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
From hand-pressed porcelain stones (taken from molds of real stones) to pebble vases for the wall and table, this shop is simple while making a statement. Lovely!!
P.S. I have a great giveaway coming this week- stay tuned!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
And this one is my favorite (double click pic to zoom):
I had to get it not only because I'm a Charles Dickens fan, but because of the adorable little 1915 flip calendar on the bottom:
Normally you would tear off a page every time the month changed, but the pages for the entire year are all still here. I guess this particular calendar was never used. I just love it!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Today I got a great big package in the mail- an instant collection. I won all seven of these vintage milk glass vases from a really cool vintage shop called Ugly Santa. Go check it out! The giveaway was hosted here. If you don't already follow this amazing blog, you must do so now. :D
Thanks so much to both of you! These vases are going to have a wonderful home on my windowsills. :)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
This one's especially embarrassing and she will hate me for posting it:
Happy birthday, Emma Grace! xoxo
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Well, it wasn't exactly a thrift store- more like a tiny antique/vintage place I visit every once in a while. Today I got this gorgeous McCoy jardiniere! It's pretty big at about 10 inches wide at its widest part. I just HAD to get it because of the great aqua color. Now, if this thing had its matching pedestal, the whole set would be worth hundreds of dollars. Unfortunately, this jar has a fairly big glaze chip on the back (but I'll just keep that part turned to the wall!). Anyway, for $14.00, I think it was a deal.
I also picked up a little vintage apron that had seen better days. I promptly cut into it and made this new cuff:
I think it turned out adorable! It will be listed in the shop on Monday. :D
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I love this dress. I reallllly love this dress. The thing is, I could never ever be brave enough to wear a dress this short without jeans under it, or some type of pants. The problem is that I think it would be too long to wear with pants and would look strange. Ugh! At any rate, I love this dress. Find it here.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I feel like I haven't made anything new in AGES!! It's been really hard to get back into sewing since moving. This morning I finished up two new cuffs, and the one in the first photo is now in the shop. The other one will be listed tomorrow. I love them both!
**mention this post in the notes to seller and your shipping will be refunded! :D