Saturday, May 30, 2009

Estate sale finds

You know how sometimes you try and try to find good estate sales and yard sales, and you just can't? Sometimes, you hit dud after dud, and you get frustrated. Right? Then, one day, you hit the motherlode. Well, maybe that's a little dramatic, but, find a sale that's JUST what you NEEDED...your heart starts pumping, your breathing gets shallow, you see a box of beautfully aged lace for $3 and you get tunnel vision and think you're gonna faint, but the only thing that keeps you from fainting is that you just know that sweet looking little old lady in the room with you has her eye on that box of lace, and she's just WAITING for you to slip up or faint cuz she'a really not a sweet little old lady, she really is a....
Well, that's how I get....
I found a good one today, girls!
here's the loot:

Flower frogs. This one is TINY! I've never seen one so wee. It's probably only 1/2" across. Soooo cute!

Couldn't resist this cute little elephant. Why? I have no idea....

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!! Milk and cream caps. A ton of them. The picture is probably only 1/3 of the ones I got.

A tiny sweet Catholic children's prayer book, and a mesh purse...

Ball jar salt and pepper shakers in the original box...

A gorgeous red tablecloth, teeny tart tins, and a set of measuring cups (there's those shakers again..)

A record book from the 40's and a bunch of childrens readers

Beautiful mantle cloth, and matching runner and tea cloth

In the box of lace, some vintage eyelet and embroidered cloth...



And more lace.... What's that? You'd like to see more lace? Ooookaaaay:

WHEW! Thanks for sharing this with me! I feel like I need a nap, now....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I cant BELIEVE I let this almost slip by! May is my blog-a-versary month! Wahoo!!! You know what that means, right?
I have stuff to give to one lucky person. It is alot of the same stuff I gave away for my birthday, namely:
3 mini rolls of vintage wallpaper
1 mini roll of vintage crepe paper
2 packages vintage seambinding
1 bundle vintage chenille pipe cleaners
1 bunch white lily of the valley
3 vintage German scrap with silver glass glitter
1 yard of my fabric measuring tape
3 house shaped chipboard pieces
10 vintage french flash cards
5 vintage record keeping papers
a little tin with pink mercury glass balls and pink game pieces
and a tag, handmade by moi.
So, come join the party! Leave a comment on this post, and I will draw a winner on June 1st. Make sure you leave me with a way to contact you, should you be the winner!

When I was growing up, every morning, as my brother and I would get out of the car to go to school, my mother would say "Be kind and sweet to everyone". I always took it as the best kind of advice. She lived that way. I never saw her acting unkindly to anyone, and everyone loved her. I tried really hard to live up to that example.

For Mother's Day, this year, I made her a collage, honoring that peice of advice. it is a picture of her, when she was very little, maybe 2? The caption says "She never forgot her mother's advice {be kind and sweet to everyone}.

What words of advice did you grow up hearing from your loved ones? Any pearls of wisdom? I think I'd like to do a series of collages based on this idea.

Thanks for visiting!



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Still My Heart Has Wings Collage now for sale

I wish I could hang on to everything I create, but I live in a very small house...things get kinda cluttered, so, I'm selling this cutie in my Etsy shop.
I'll miss it when it's gone...sigh...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More new collages

I have had so much fun lately making collages! I made this one with an old picture as the canvas...kind of a new concept for me, but I love how it turned out! It says "Fifi realized she was a tad bit over dressed for the Pentacostal ladies Missionary guild meeting"
Another Damsel in Distress Collage, this one for a friend. This one has the same caption as the last one : "then she decided to rescue herself". I hope you love it, Kathy, and I hope she reminds you to make your own happiness!

Thanks for looking!!!

Have a wonderful day!