Monday, September 8, 2008

Coburg or bust!!!!!

One more journal, thanks for looking...sorry for the disjointed post, I'm trying to hurry so I can take my dd to Tae Kwon Do. At the end of this post you'll see some of my buys from the Coburg show, although I forgot to show the 4 pairs of leather baby shoes that I got such a great deal on!
I have big plans for those, so stay tuned........
I've been a journal-making fool, knowing Melanie was coming to visit and wanting her to have lots of goodies to take back to sell in her store.
Two of my journals that I made for Melanie's shop....
Check out this old album page, it actually has cobwebs on it!!! How cool will this be for a Halloween collage?
First batch of Halloween tags going to All-My-Favorite-Things in Portland (thanks Mel!)
Halloween tag making it's way to Melanie's shop....
Love the beautiful amethyst colored bottle (thanks Mel for spotting that for me), she also spotted the little talcum bottle that I'll probably put glitter in. The clothespins are in such a cute old box, I'll cover those with wallpaper....
I love this tiny basket, it's like a mini version of my larger Harry & David baskets, but it's the perfect size to hold my vintage calling cards.
This lotto game had a price of $1 on it! Had to look twice at that one, thought the box must empty, but look what was inside.....so exciting.....



So my bff, Melanie of All-My-Favorite-Things fame came down Saturday night so we could go to Coburg Antique Faire on Sunday. We got up at 6am so we could grab a good parking spot and start shopping early (also to beat the heat).
We had a blast and here is some of my haul (don't know that you could really call it a haul, however, I was extremely frugal).
Love what I did buy though:
The red box of envelopes. Not too many people would get excited about these, but I sure did! I use a lot of old envelopes in my work, and I got this entire box for $10! The box itself is awesome too, with the really cool metal scallops all around the edges.

7 comments:

Maison Douce said...

Gail, it was great to meet you (and Melanie!) and put a face to the name at Coburg yesterday!!!! I am glad you had a good time and I hope we can see each other again soon...!
Isabel

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Thank you for the kind comments! Still overwhelmed at how many people read my blog!!!. Love your journals and the great finds -- especially the Lotto game! Please keep in touch, Martha

Lisa said...

i'm so jealous!! i want to go there!! love those halloween tags!

melanie's all my favorite things said...

Just can't stand that you found that Lotto game for $1 and I didn't!!! And I was RIGHT THERE!!! Was so fun to be in your studio, home, and driving around Eugene, looking for bargains and treasures. AND SO MUCH FUN IN COBURG! Thanks for being my BFF!
Melanie

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

oooohhh, I love the journals and the very cool bingo cards! I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading through it as well as the goodies you have created! I'll be back for another visit!

Hugs,
Erin

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Also -- love the Bingo cards - how cute! M.

My Shabby Roses said...

What fun things! Love all your pretty designs. Isn't paper fun!