Wednesday, July 30, 2008
My sister-in-law stopped by with this GORGEOUS bowl she had found at auction, and knew I would love! Do ya think she was right? :)
Earlier today, I had made a quick jaunt into Goodwill and found these three hand-painted saucers.
Gotta love pretty roses and happy surprises!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Christmas in July
Saturday, we put up some shelving in the closet. This will go a long way toward helping me organize my shipping supplies and inventory.
(I'm not the only one thinking about the upcoming holidays ~ lots of fellow CSST'ers have their pretties listed on etsy. Just type in CSST July in the search engine, and have fun!! Merry Christmas in July!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Chris and I planned on going to an auction Saturday. He's been working alot, and we thought we needed a day of "play". We perused the ads and found an auction that appeared to have goodies for both of us (aka old tools and "guy things" for him and pretties for me). Alas, the auction was not what it was advertised to be, and we left. We already had our cooler packed with drinks and sandwiches for the day, so what to do? Drive to Indiana to an antique mall, that's what!!
Here are some closeups of the goodies we (I) found. :)
Vintage Pink Rose Platter
Old Sugar Shaker ~ Minus the Cork ~ Will display in our kitchen
Rusty Old Lunchbox from the Sixties ~ I don't know that I've ever seen a prettier lunchbox, despite the rust. I'll use it for storage, but will have to paint the inside first -- it's as rusty as the outside!! :)
Vintage Framed Rose Print
I also purchased a bag of old calling cards, which I'll feature in an upcoming post.
Thanks for visiting!!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I picked these up last week too; they were both on sale, and things I'd had my eye on for awhile but had thusfar resisted. When they are on sale, that's a different story!!Below is a pretty box I found on our Colorado trip.
I like the colors in the graphics ~ the roses, and the sweet bluebirds.
I especially enjoyed all your comments on the 45's I shared last post. So many of you are sentimental and nostalgic like me. I think I will share more things like that in the future -- I am blessed to have several of my childhood toys/treasures that my mom saved for me. :)
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I found this cute old children's "45" at the shabby antique shoppe, and bought it because of the adorable graphics. When I got it home, I discovered the record had a huge chip in it anyway....
.... but it got me to thinking about the children's 45's I have from my youth. Remember these?
Remember when the records were colors, like these yellow ones? I remember listening to this one ~ I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus ~ and wondering what on earth was Santa doing kissing someone's Mommy?!!!!! How utterly scandalous!!
(Of course, I also used to think that tiny people lived inside my record player/radio, and they were the ones singing/talking. I was very very very young. ;)
Monday, July 07, 2008
First of all, I found this pretty vintage stand, already the perfect shade of pink, and perfect amount of *chippiness* for my studio.
What's this? Little edges of heavenly blue and roses peeking out from the other side? Could it be?
Is it backed with some pieces of this beautiful fabric?
NO ~ the ENTIRE back of this quilt is this GORGEOUS GORGEOUS unbelievable beautiful old fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The owner of the shabby antique shoppe couldn't believe it either ~ she said she had NO IDEA that this beautiful fabric was hidden under that mundane quilt top! She went on to say, that had she realized, she would have bought it herself!! :)