Thursday, November 25, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
My fave way to spend a day is thrift shopping and yard sales. With the season for yard and garage sales all but over, I tend to frequent the thrift shops. In my hunt for vintagicity I'd come across a few small items that to me are just awesome as I love the old old goods that have been well preserved and are as nice today as they were then. Here are a couple examples of such that I recently listed in my Etsy shop.
1930's LIFEBUOY HEALTHSOAP BOXES
ORIGINAL 1930'S BOXES
Very cool graphics and the boxes appear as though they've been stored for the last 70 years
1960's MINI MORTON SALT SHAKERS
THESE LIL DISPENSERS ARE VERY COOL AND MAKE A SUPER DISPLAY
1940'S BOB PINS STORE PACK
Love the graphics and only 5 cents!
1960'S BUBBLER CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Want to add some vintage flair to you holiday decor?
These appear to have never been used and found just as shown here
Just as displayed at the FIVE and DIME stores of yesteryear
These vintage items and more can be found in my Etsy shop and I do hope you'll stop by
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Don't hurry through life with a frown on your face,
And never a moment to spare,
For your smile is always worth while
In this world full of trouble and dispair.
There are others with burdens as heavy as yours,
Hearts weighed with aching and pain,
That are longing to see just a smile you see,
Please let that not go with restrain.
Don't feel that misfortune has singled you out
And made you her special prey.
For you may be sure there's no home so secure
That trouble won't enter some way.
There is sunsine for all in the bustling world,
You'll just have to go after your share,
And you'll miss it of course, if you're hurried and cross
With never a moment to spare
Yet if you have sunshine and love in your home,
If pleasure and plenty abound
Don't hoard up your store, as you'll enjoy that much more
If you scatter if freely around
The light of your smile can be seen from afar
Heaven does record it's full worth,
Though you whisper a word, let it's echo be heard
To the furthermost ends of the earth.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Every now and again I come a across an Etsy shop that peaks my interest. The kuelest part is meeting the owner. In the near two years I've been a member of Etsy I've been graced with the pleasure of meeting some fantastic people and here's one who was so eloquint in allowing me to share her shop and a little about herself with you.
I'd like to introduce you to Alyssa, owner and operator of Etsy shop MomandDaughter2010. Alyssa opened her shop in October 2010 to share with you her unique one of a kind bracelets and jewelry. Joining forces with Alyssa is her mom Teresa, who offers creative and unique crocheted works of her own.
Together they are......
Mom & Daughter2010
JEWELRY AND CROCHET
I asked Alyssa to tell me a little about herself and her works:
What are you most passionate about?
"I love being with my family and I am very very passionate about that"
Who or what has been your biggest inspiration?
"My mother actually inspired me because she crochets and sews all the time"
Which is your favorite creation?
"My favorite creation(s) are my bracelets"
Here of which includes one of my faves....
|THIS LOVELY PINK ACCENTED BEADED BRACLET|
|A WONDERFUL BLACK AND BLUE BEADED BRACLET|
AND CHILDREN'S BRACELETS TOO!!
TERESA'S CREATIVE WORKS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO.......
Another fave of mine
|THIS PINK CAMO SCARF|
|CUTE AND WHIMSICAL ACCESSORIES LIKE |
THIS CAP AND MITTENS KEYRING
|OR THIS UNIQUE OH TOO|
CUTE DAISY DISH SCRUBBIE
Stop by and visit MomandDaughters2010 Etsy shop and keep in mind that all her bracelets ship FREE and that any color bracelet, necklace, ear rings or ankle bracelet can be created using her UNIQUE glass beads.
Crocheted works also include baby items, pet items, adult items, holiday items, and winter items.
Alyssa, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
"I would live in Bora Bora, Tahiti if I ever got a chance"
I couldn't agree with you more!
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