Saturday, June 27, 2009

The biggest herkin' candy box I've ever seen and other estate sale finds

Oh, baby, did I hit some fun estate sales today! {***insert happy little dance here***}
One was from a founding family in a nearby town, so there was 100 years of cool accumulation, in a house that was destined to be demolished. Sad, considering it was DARLING!!! They're probably still slip-and-sliding on the drool spots I left in the kitchen. The built-ins...the NOOKS...the moulding...sigh.'s what I found:

The magazine has some fabulous pictures and ads that will find their way into my collages. I found this old Gerber baby food jar (with a vintage Dennison label on it that would have been incentive enough for me to buy the jar) of teeny-tiny mercury glass ornies:
This sweet little couple:
More frogs:

A bundle of seam binding, twill tape and Fagot tape (I know...WHAAA?). I can NEVER have enough FAGOT TAPE, right? I just ran out of FAGOT TAPE the other day, and said to myself "Girl, you need to getcha some more FAGOT TAPE, pronto!" And there it was!
****side note: don't bother looking it will get NO links to vintage sewing supplies...just trust me on this one, 'kay?****I really don't think it has anything whatsoever to do with sex. I'm just sayin'...
A few more of those cool metal cups...

A cute train case, sheet, Kewpie doll and millinery flower:

The second sale was just as good. I found a hat!!! I LOVE it!!!! I rarely find hats at estate sales, so {***insert another little happy dance***}.

Here's a close up of the millinery flower and some crocheted trim:

some sweet little silverware:

A reproduction of an oil of St. Denis Gate:

Heeeeeeere's Kewpie!

And here is the BIGGEST herkin' candy box I've EVER seen! This puppy is a whopping 18"x18"! Can you imagine how much chocolate was in this thing? You have to wonder...does this say "love" or does it say "here, have a 50 pound weight gain", right? I mean, about overkill.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another house on the market

I know...I have a thing for houses. But, really...

Who doesn't love the idea of home?

It represents love,



And this little gem is on the market.
You don't even have to fill out an application, or provide collateral, or sign over your firstborn child to own it.
There's no interest or points or even sleazy real estate agents involved (please don't be offended if you are a real estate agent...I'm sure you are totally non-sleazy!).
It's not a fixer-upper.
You don't even have to have an appointment to see it! Just click here. The seller is motivated!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Remember these?

My Auntie had a set of these when I was a kid. I remember drinking from them, but I don't remember what my favorite color was.
My mom remembers making Jello and freezing it in these cups, until it was icy, and eating it right out of the frosty cup, to keep cool in the middle of a hot Sacramento summer.
I found a set at a sidewalk sale this weekend, thinking I would sell them in my Etsy shop. But, now, I'm not so sure.
My mom nearly came unglued when she saw them. I don't know if I can do that to her!
A blast from the past. They're fun, right?
Whether it's a cup that you used to drink from, or a book you remember reading, or even an old friend you haven't seen in almost 2 decades, and when you find them, (God bless Facebook!) you just pick up, right where you left off...cuz that's the kind of relationship you have....
A blast from the past is a good thing.
Makes me want to hold on a little tighter to those things and people that I treasure now, so 2 decades don't go by before I see them again.
Know what I mean?

Friday, June 19, 2009

New artwork

What a sweet little Dutch couple! And they even dress to match! I made this for a friend (who is, in fact Dutch!) for her birthday. Happy Birthday, Cassandra!!! I love you!

"as good natured a girl as ever lived"... collage on 1/4 " wood.

Un, deux, trois....

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Remember that box of lace I found at the Estate sale I went to a couple of weeks ago? The one I wrestled with the old lady over? (awww, come on...I'm just teasing about that!)
Well, I got some packs made up to put in my Etsy shop. There are 3 yard packs and 5 yard packs. One yard per different kind of lace.
This lace...It is so pretty! The different shades of white, the age spots....all authentic. I didn't touch them, exept to cut them up. There are so many different textures, too. Go check them out...they're GORGEOUS!!!!

Beautiful, right?


A few with black lace, too...Oh, and the best part? I got such a good deal on this lace, I've priced them cheap! Just passing on the savings...cuz I'm cool like that!
Thanks for lookin!

Monday, June 1, 2009

We have a winner!!!!

I'm participating in a swap hosted by Danielle at the Vintage Dragonfly. The theme is vintage bird and we are doing a 5x5 collage, and in return we will get the same. It's been a while since I've been in a swap, and I'm excited! I'm already almost done with my collage :) I'll post sneaky peek pics when I can.

The winner of my blogaversary giveaway is RaeJean!!!!! Congrats girl! And, yes, I'll be throwing some of my loot from the estate sale in there! Do you drool over aged lace? Mmmm, hmmm. Thought ya did!

YIPPEE!!!I'm happy for you!

I'll send you a package-o' yummies a.s.a.p.!!!
Have a lovely night!