Tuesday, November 30, 2010
An unplanned day out of town took me to a great antique mall I hadn't been to in a long time! I found lots of new vintage goodies for my etsy shop! A few little things came from another place or two but overall I hit the jackpot at the antique mall! I do plan to keep one set of the Go Go Girl shoes and earrings!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Well, I worked another shelf in! See that little yellow and black one advertising playing cards? That little cutie was collecting dust in my basement and I knew it had to be out somewhere by Christmas! I moved a shelf and put this one in it's place! I love it! Much more colorful!
Two old Santas are back in their places along with a new one! My little miniature store display Santa advertising Dr. Pepper! He was so cute, he had to come home with me when I found him in Ohio!
Tim hung another little mantle shelf for me so I could display that adorable Young Magicians Box of Tricks along with an old Christmas candy box! And I finally gave in and hung a shelf at to the top of my den window. We hung one over the other den window earlier this year. I forgot to take a picture of that one!
And, another cute shelf plucked from the basement...this one was originally for Roylies Doylies but now it's for my Valentine books! They never were displayed that well and I just love how this turned out!
I finally found something to put next to the jewelry kit besides Junior! And I did the little display of Land of the Lost on the bottom shelf! I loved that corny show as a kid!
A little grouping of birthday things among my mom's old dolls! I love the wire photo holder with the cake decorations/candles!
A crochet and knitting book holder now holds four of my vintage children's stationary books!
And last but not least, a vintage wallpaper book hangs on my wall in one of the last empty spots still left in the den!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
While dusting this shelf, I realized I could probably work a few more things in believe it or not! I added the two small boxes of ornament hooks, the plastic Santa and sleigh, a vintage book and at least three boxes of icicles! I'll confess, I did take down a small record or two that I decided weren't as important as icicles to make some room but just by moving things over a bit on one shelf was enough to squeeze in one whole box!
Friday, November 19, 2010
I rarely find really cool packs or bottles of old glitter. I have just a handful. I was more than thrilled to find this really cool pack of glitter recently at a thrift store! It was a great bargain and now proudly displayed on a shelf in my den with a pack of vintage children's valentines!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
More "revamping" in the den included changing out a bookcase in front of our side door for a slightly larger one with better visibility. The bottom shelf came together rather quickly and I finally go to put all of my Land of the Lost items together. The top shelf was harder. I put the Pom Pom Jewelry Kit in there and then I had nothing that would fit right next to it! Everything I tried was either too small, too short, horizontal instead of vertical...you get the idea.
And then Junior solved the problem! He's the perfect fit and cute to boot!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Hi! It's me! I am still alive! I am SO super busy with my etsy shop, it's that time of year- lots of holiday items to list and I've been blessed with tons and tons of sales lately! And at the mention of holiday...I must confess, I've already started decorating trees around here! We do so much for Christmas I have to start early! And then there's the dusting....
Anyway, part of the dusting and decorating includes "revamping" collections or displays that need a little spiffing up! I've ALWAYS wanted to display all of my vintage birthday candles together and I had this great little shelf stored away that I knew would be just perfect! Do you have any idea what it took to find a place for this shelf though? I finally found a spot in the kitchen but that led to moving other things to make room! But alas, I worked it in, displayed every one of my candles and loved the end result!
Of course, the next day I found a candle box that was overlooked...