Saturday, February 28, 2009

Great Finds!

I haven't been out buying too much lately for my etsy shop because it's been too darn cold and I have SO MUCH STUFF in backstock already but I did find a handful of treasures a week ago at Tickled Pink (vintage bride bingo, a puppies book, and eureka patriotic seals). And then I made up for lost time yesterday! Mom and I went over to the Stewart's Flea Market for a bit and hit the jackpot at my favorite dealer's booth! Lots of goodies for etsy! A huge box full of very old turn of the century children's readers, vintage children's books, flash cards, wonderful small alphabet letters for learning, children's playing cards, old magazines from 1910 and the 1950s, pieces of random ephemera, bingo numbers, buttons, a cowgirl doll, etc! Never again will I NOT take my push cart because I'm pretty sure I won't find books! HA! Fortunately, I still had the suitcase roller in my car from scrappin' at Archivers Tuesday! From there, we headed over to The Cheddar Box for a yummy lunch and then on to Shelbyville, KY so mom could pick out fabric for her kitchen windows. We had just enough time to hit one antique mall well and another in the last 5 minutes before closing! Jackpot! Mom found a treasure trove of beautiful, vintage hats for her ever-growing collection and I found some adorable children's books, sunday school tokens and vintage valentines. The best find of the day, however, were the three baskets of never used letters from an old hardware store! Dated 1962 on the backs! I was immediately in love! There were red ones and then two different sizes of the black and blue ones! These are going to be awfully hard to part with! Mom and I plan to definitely partake but for now I really just want to leave them in their little baskets and stare at them on display!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm Buried Under Vintage Ephemera

I have definitely neglected my blog lately! I have been super busy dedicating my spare time to my etsy shop and making up vintage ephemera packets for it! Mom has been a trooper and volunteered some of her time to help sort through old magazines and rescue the wonderful old ads found within! Pictured are some of the ephemera packs I've listed recently!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day

Well, we ended up having our Valentine's Dinner for lunch at Carrabba's Saturday! I called them Friday just to make sure they weren't taking reservations and was told that they were taking "call ahead seating" and were already booked from 3:00pm until 9:30pm! I thought call ahead seating was done about 15-20 minutes before you left your house, not a day or more prior! So we decided what the heck we'd just go at lunch and not fight the madness! It worked out perfectly! They weren't very crowded and we enjoyed our favorite lasagna and all the extras! Then off to Michael's for a second Saturday in a row, back to Half Price Books to pick up a DVD Tim had wanted and they couldn't find, but had now found, and a repeat at Cold Stone Creamery for dessert, yum! Headed back home with full bellies and a little tired so we opened our gifts, took pictures and then took it easy for the remainder of the night!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Vintage Valentine's Day

Thought I'd share some of my collection! Love the old valentines still in their original boxes or uncut books! I have just a couple of the old cardboard counter displays advertising candy and such. My mom is the proud owner of the big Schrafft's heart! I've recently added to my vintage valentines, working them into a glass display case along with plastic candy containers, heart shaped candy boxes and vintage seals!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Scrapbook Layouts and Mini Album

Layouts and mini album made with the February kit from Scrapbook Lovers Dream! The chipboard album was from my personal stash from Dollar Tree!