Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tube Socks & Socket Wrenches?
My husband took me to a flea market yesterday, that I was sure would be a big dud, full of boxes of tube socks and cheap tools.Yeah....... I was wrong. He was right. I can admit it.

Blue and Pink seemed to be the theme of the day's finds, including the pretty vintage ticking in the background.

Hope you are all having pleasant weekends too!
Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I re-did the bedroom mantel after taking down the Christmas decor.

It's cold outside.... near zero..... so I'm staying in and playing with decorating!! :)
Hope your week is going well!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Romantic Finds at Goodwill

Don't know why, but I'm always on the lookout for vintage butter pats....

This sweet little box is from Lerner...... Does Lerner still exist? When I was a teenager, it was a treat to get clothes from Lerner. In Junior's size 7 or 9. Ah yes, those were the days.

This wedding cake topper isn't really "vintage"; it's from the 80's, but will be fun to remake into something "Valentine-y" because of the heart arch above them. I like how she looks a little shy. :)

The lace panels in the background also came from Goodwill. There are four of them, and they are kind of short ~ perfect for tucking in the edge of a chair or table. (They'd also look pretty in our camper windows, but I somehow don't think Chris would agree!! :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Button Jar
Here are the last of the "Nikki gifts"..... she likes old buttons, so I embellished this jar and filled it with some of my collection....
She also likes old tins for storage, so I was pleased to find this "Sweets" tin, in which I, of course, placed more buttons.....

This vintage postcard (in newer frame) reminded me of Nikki and our friendship.
Thought she might enjoy this old "rain bonnet" in a teeny-tiny suitcase, to carry in one of her pretty vintage purses.
Just a couple more Christmas-y things before we go.....
I painted this little cottage for her (have changed the name over the door to protect the innocent ;)
Next post we'll be back to business as usual -- I'm taking down Christmas today, so should have some regular decor to share!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thanks for the sweet comments on the Nikki Doll!! Here are some of the other things I included in her gift:
Vintage Rose "Card"

Vintage Pink "Hers" Towel

Vintage Crocheted Collar with Butterfly Pattern

The ribbon was torn and tattered, but too sweet to leave out!

Nikki likes vintage jewelry, so I included these "emerald" earrings.........
and this old rhinestone pin.A little tag/ornament I made for her (Nikki, can I be the one in pink? ;)

Vintage "Greetings" Seal
"Old-Time"y Rose Stickers
More gifts to share; next time!!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Nikki Doll

When I received Nikki's name as my Secret Santa recipient, I decided to make something special for her.....A doll created from a photograph of her..... Nikki is quite photogenic, so I had several photos to choose from that would work well for my project.... I made the photo "sepia-toned" to give it a vintage effect.

I added some German scrap to serve as her "head-dress".....

A vintage crochet lace piece serves as the skirt.... I tried to position it to look as though she is holding up her skirt in a ladylike fashion.....
Some vintage tinsel, a rose bouqet, and a floral paper base complete the project........
What fun!!
Next time, I'll share more goodies that I sent to her.
Thanks for visiting!!