Saturday, December 26, 2009
I thought it looked neat the way the snow had melted from the sunny spots, but survived in parts of the shadows. Made a cool pattern.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
The umbrella..down on the bottom row, in the middle...is from one of my shops. Did you know I've opened another shop? I don't believe I've mentioned it here before. It's called Hazey Jane Vintage. It contains clothing and personal style related accessories. You can find it here.
Anyhoodles. What I was really going to call your attention to are those leaves. The first item in the second row. Aren't those pretty?!
Gosh, I just love them! What a great idea. If you like pretty floral-y things for your home, you really should have a look. You can find them here.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
A little retro holiday inspiration in the form of an Etsy treasury.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
in this Etsy shop today. This booklet comes with it.
I was trying to find a date on the booklet to confirm the age of the typewriter. Alas, I found none. I did however notice this article that I found rather interesting.
(Click on photo to enlarge)
Fascinating. 159 years from first patent to first actual typewriter. Christopher Latham Sholes, "Father of the Typewriter", 1866. Got it. I may need to know that when I go on Jeopardy;)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Although I would have loved to have been apart of Beatlemania, I'm happy to say that I'm not quite that old. But that doesn't mean I missed out on them all together. I remember the year that I got this album for Christmas.
1977. A compilation album called Love Songs. And love it I did. Played it over and over. I still have it around here somewhere.
Anyway, I was inspired to share a little Beatles break with you on this, the busiest shopping day of the year. An opportunity to cop a squat and put your feet up. Enjoy.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Stay safe shopping!! Oh, and by the way, did I mention I'm having a little sale in my Etsy shop?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Birch Run Twp
Birch Run Twp
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Around these parts we need all the spring we can get before the long northern winter arrives!
Today's outdoor project, painting the new shed...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Hector the Collector
Collected bits of string,
Collected dolls with broken heads
And rusty bells that would not ring.
Pieces out of picture puzzles,
Bent-up nails and ice-cream sticks,
Twists of wire, worn-out tires,
Paper bags and broken bricks.
Old chipped vase, half shoelace,
Gatlin' guns that wouldn't shoot,
Leaky boats that wouldn't float
And stopped-up horns that wouldn't toot.
Butter knives that had no handles,
Copper keys that fit no locks,
Rings that were too small for fingers,
Dried-up leaves and patched-up socks.
Worn-out belts that had no buckles,
'Lectric trains that had no tracks,
Airplane models, broken bottles,
Three-legged chairs and cups with cracks.
Hector the Collector
Loved these things with all his soul --
Loved them more than shining diamonds,
Loved them more that glistenin' gold.
Hector called to all the people,
"Come and share my treasure trunk!"
And all the silly sightless people
Came and looked...and called it junk.
Poor, poor "silly sightless people".
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Check it out...I just love the crackly old sound it makes...
You'll want to mute my player on the sidebar before clicking play on the video.
Cool huh?! Now that would make one SWEET Christmas gift for a music lover!!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
It has been a crazy busy summer! I can't believe it's almost over. Only 18 glorious days until the first day of Fall. I intend to savor each and every delicious remaining day. To that end, I will be taking a month long blog break. I expect to return the first full week in October, well rested with renewed vim and vigor!
How are you squeezing every last bit of goodness out of summer?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
About a month ago a lovely gal by the name of Sheila purchased a hoop slip from my Etsy shop. She loved it and wrote to tell me so. Very sweet of her! A couple weeks after that she wrote me again to let me know that she had worn the slip to a Faire and was quite pleased with it.
Sheila enjoys going to Renaissance Faires and delights in dressing in period appropriate attire. She was kind enough to send me photos of her in costume...
She looks beautiful! Although it can't be seen...underneath it all is that antique hoop slip! Many thanks to Sheila for allowing me the satisfaction of knowing what exactly has become of this treasure. It certainly is good to know that it is in such happy hands!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Despite its pitiful state, I do have a little soft spot in my heart for this underdog city. I've been pleased to see small but positive changes in recent years and it gives me hope. Back to the Bricks is one of those changes. Rarely does one see this many people in downtown Flint.
I feel like a bit of a traitor saying this (I'm pretty sure T-bird's were made in Detroit), but a vintage Thunderbird is my all time favorite classic car.
A properly loyal Flintoid would have chosen the homegrown Corvette...
But lets face it...there is no room in either of those for all my junk finds anyway! What I really need is something more like this.
Now that's a car I could live with and it's even a Chevy!
Plenty of room back there.
And since I love to camp, I'm betting that old school SUV could even pull this little thing...
There were an amazing number of cars at the cruise. Here's a few more that caught my eye.
If your interested in seeing more about the 2009 Back to the Bricks you can check out the video. I think it's a bit over 8 minutes, so be warned.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I haven't seen one of these old ice cream carts in ages. I just love the sound of the bells! Their ringing brought back a flood of happy summer memories!
Get your weekly shadow shot fix @ Hey Harriet's. Happy Sunday!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I knew I'd seen her artwork...somewhere. As soon as I got home I started rifling through my old magazines. Sure enough there it was...in Better Homes and Gardens! It had really left an impression on me!!
Here's a little sample from her art shop, Artgoodies...
Love her work!!
And here's a peek into her vintage shop, Vintagegoodies...
You can always count on finding loads of fun, colorful vintage @ Vintagegoodies!
Lisa and I have continued to meet up at Allegan from time to time and exchange convos on Etsy. Recently, Lisa started blogging. I've added her blog to my blogroll, but since her RSS feeding isn't up and running yet, the link has been stuck down at the bottom of my list. So, I'd like to invite everyone to pay her a visit and welcome her to the blogosphere! I think you'll find Lisa and her blog delightful!
Speaking of inviting, I'd also like to invite anyone planning on attending the Country Living Fair in Columbus Ohio, to meet up with me for a fun day of shopping. Lisa will be set up as a vendor. I'll just be having fun!
One last invite...it's a ways off, but something to really look forward to! I for one have always wanted to go to the Brimfield Antique Show, but have yet to do so. Next spring, the time has finally come. I'm not just going as a shopper...I'm setting up....right next to Vintagegoodies! Lisa did the show this last May and had a great time. So I'm just gonna dive in head first and see what it's all about! Anyone planning on attending...please come by and say hi! We'll be in the New England Motel field. WooHoo...can't wait!!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Given the beautiful weather, I was very happy to be outside...even if it did involve doing laundry.
I recently found a couple of old laundry tubs at a sale.
I especially liked this one because of its lid, even though cosmetically it needs some attention.
I was also amused by its name...
"Maid of Honor" was a housewares product line introduced by Sears in 1945.
Fortunately the inside was looking much better than the outside.
On my 3 day shopping binge last week, I acquired a LOT of vintage clothing, linens and assorted textiles. Most of them were in great condition. But a number of them needed a good soak. Like this Strawberry tablecloth...
Since it was so beautiful outside, I thought I'd give my new old washtub a go. I filled it up out on the patio and did my laundry retro style!
I must say I rather enjoyed doing laundry outside. Usually this soaking would take all the sinks and tubs in my house. Since it needs to soak for several hours (at least) it would've been a real pain tying up the kitchen sink for that long. This worked perfect! The tub holds a lot, and when it was finished soaking...it was only a few steps to the line.
A perfectly lovely way to spend a perfectly beautiful summer day! And that strawberry tablecloth...nearly perfectly clean:)
Hope you're enjoy some summer perfection of your own!