Saturday, February 25, 2012

So smitten with this little book.....

And why wouldn't I be? Just look at this little beauty!

Gorgeous fonts.....

Beautiful drawings....

Charming pictures sprinkled throughout the text of this little gem....don't you love to find a treasure? I'm pretty sure I gasped....purchased at one of my favorite used book stores.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just a simple question......?

What's happened to the magazine situation? Not only have magazines dwindled down to a few desirable ones, but they now cost upwards of $9.99 to $14.99 and up? I'm just venting here and not wanting to name names, but there sure aren't many desirable magazines out there to choose from.

I used to love so many that cost $4.99-$5.99, now the newer offerings are $9.99!

I'm just here to say that with gas at an all time high, food costs going up, how many of us can afford the extra $$$$ that these magazines are asking?

Tell me, do you splurge and buy them, or do you do like many others and just thumb through them in the bookstore without actually buying them?

Inquiring (aka nosy minds) want to know!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

~~Junk Salvation, the show and my finds~~

Well last Saturday I did something that I don't do often enough....but the stars lined up and I drove up to Portland to meet my best friend so we could both attend the Junk Salvation show for the first time.....I found the chair above in Isabel's booth (Maison Douce), her booth was just lovely and I fell hard for this chair!

It's really perfectly tattered, no? But the price was right (unbelievable, really) so I couldn't say no...I love it's shape and how someone tried to cover the arms with parts of an old quilt.

And the fabrics not too bad to look at either....Isabel told me that Heather Bullard had been eyeing the same chair, I'm so glad she didn't scoop it up. I may have cried had I seen someone else carrying it out....)

This sweet little hand stitched heart with to-die-for embroidery came from the booth of a lovely woman named Lisa Love Harris, she had some wonderful things! This little heart was calling my name.....I love the spots that are discolored and the hand stitching.

This beauty was found at the local flea....

As was this little beauty.....couldn't leave it behind and I won't be selling this one!

And I can't seem to get enough of these old wallpaper boxes either, this one was found on ebay for a it.
So after Junk Salvation we had lunch then went to Stars where I found some more wonderful items, I always do at Stars...most are listed in my shop but I did keep some treasures for myself.....but the best treasure of the day was spending it with my best friend Melanie who I just don't get to see enough of because of our busy schedules....we've both determined that we need to really make a point of getting together more often!!
There, I wrote it down, now we HAVE to make it happen!

Monday, February 13, 2012

New in my etsy....and where I've been.....

pretty poetry book

lovely religious book

cute children's book

whole box of french cards

don't know what these are, but they're cool

vintage italian hat box

sweet, almost full package of vintage powder puffs

souvenir booklet from Ft. Lewis

super cool old measuring tape

art deco powder box (sorry it's crooked)

beautiful vintage floral card

unusual color glove box

awesome recipe box

cute padlocks (sorry I'm crooked too)

So I've been doing a lot of shopping for my etsy shop, having fun at the flea, and my best friend and I went to the Junk Salvation show in Hillsboro last weekend. We had a blast and I'll share what I found there later in the week.
I've also been working this past week at my dd's school on their auction, I was doing the staging for the live auction packages...a lot of fun and a ton of work.
I'm tired now and I don't mind saying so....but I'm working hard to keep my etsy shop fresh and have loaded it up with some new "vintage" goodness, so I do hope you have some time to pop on over and check it all out.
Now I need to run out and find something sweet for my sweeties for Valentine's day....what about you?
Are you ready?