Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Open House

Welcome! I am joining in the open houses hosted by Deena and Heather.
Please visit there blogs for  the fun lists of all the participants. It's a nice day for a stroll so let's get going.
This is a centerpiece that I used at Thanksgiving and will use again for the Christmas table.

Vintage pink ornaments go in every container available.
This is my hall tree by the front door. The Noel banner is tarnishing nicely.
My collection of houses and bottlebrush trees line the mantle, topped by the wreath of vintage ornaments that I made. 
Thanks for stopping and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Glitter and Sparkle and Lights, Oh My!

Wow, we just got back from the Christmas tree festival. Individuals or companies decorate and donate trees, wreaths, or vignettes to the festival to be sold. The profits benefit The Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center.  There were over 150 trees , rows and rows that looked like this in the convention center.

This little guy was so cute, I have a thing for flocked or plastic deer. Yep, anything tacky pulls at my heartstrings!
This beauty won a prize ribbon but I can't remember which one as they had so many categories to win in.
Some pretty pink ornaments that caught my eye.
This was a smaller tree decorated by a girl scout troop in a princess theme. Why do all the pink ones end up in my pictures? He-he!
Elegant is how to describe this lavendar and lilac beauty. Not my color but gorgeously done.
Do you see the cupcakes on this one!?  They should have done the whole thing in cupcakes in my opinion. They were so stinkin cute!
This was a heavily flocked all white tree . It was so peaceful and calm

Ok, can you tell this is the cotton candy tree!?  Yeah, those puffs are pink cotton candy, not real of course or it wouldn't have lasted the show!! I know you are saying "again with the pink and food themes!" I must have been hungry.
Ok, there should be a drum roll here.....this was my absolute favorite tree titled "O Holy Night". I couldn't capture it's icy blueness. It was so sparkly and I wanted to get close enough to see the lighted manger at the bottom so you can't see that there was a white trellis with white lights surrounding the table. It was already sold. I wouldn't have bought it anyways because as much as I like looking at designer and theme trees, I have to have mine with all the construction paper, pipe cleaner, tissue paper, ornaments that my kids have made over the years.  I buy the kids an ornament every year so that when they have to leave they will have a small collection and maybe they will keep their hands off the handmade ones they have given me. 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fun with vintage wallpaper

I have been having fun playing with some vintage wallpaper. It is fragile and a little tricky to work with but well worth the effort. Some of the papers I got from my friend Rhea
at sweetnshabbyroses. She has more for sale! I have a few patterns available in my etsy shop.

These are Christmas ornaments I covered with 6 different papers and of course german glass glitter. They don't scream Christmas so they could be left out all year long. 

Remember these bowls or baskets from the 50's? Ok, maybe you are younger than me. They used to make them with leftover greeting cards, usually Christmas cards. I made mine using vintage wallpaper that was laminated for strength.  It's a cute little catch-all for the desk or craft table. All the lovely patterns make me happy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

First Friday sale

Welcome to another First Friday Sale hosted by Rhea 
at sweetnshabbyroses. Please visit her blog for a list of all selling participants. Please email me about anything you are interested in. Sales on a first come first served basis. For holiday shopping the sales will be every friday this month. Yep, it's time to think about the holidays!! I will combine shipping where possible. Thank You for joining us.

SOLD Thank you....$8.00 plus $4.80 shipping........................ This is a large, handpainted, Nippon plate measuring 9 ins. across. It has a pale blue border with trailing pink roses. There is a gold rim around the edge that is worn off in places. No chips or cracks. Nippon hand stamp on the back. 

Sold Thank you...$5.00 each  plus $4.80 shipping...........I have 3 of these sweet posie plates. Two are marked "Silesia" on the back and one is marked "Bavaria". They are handpainted with the artist signature on the front. They measure 5.75 ins. across. The plates are a pale blue with lots of blue posies.  You can take one or all three. 

Sold thank you.....$5.00 plus $4.80 shipping.......This is a handpainted plate measuring 6.25 ins. across. The back is stamped "Hand painted Stouffer".  It is pale blue with pink anemones and blue forget-me-nots. The gold rim is worn in spots but not cracks or chips. 

$10.00 plus $4.80 shipping...........Delicate vase marked "B & C France" on the bottom. It stands 4.75 ins. It is handpainted pale green on the bottom with a trailing vine and pink roses through the middle. The feet and top rim are accented in gold. Excellent condition, no chips or cracks. Would look really sweet with one rose in it. 
$8.00 plus $4.80 shipping.........This porcelain violin has 3/4 of a "Napco Japan" sticker on the back with "S86A". It is 6 ins long. with applied roses and gold trim. It is in excellent condition. If there are chips on the roses it is very hard to see. Sweet pale pink!

$20.00 plus $4.80 shipping. ...... This is a Noritake Japan M mark cup and saucer that I made into a pincushion for use or decoration. I used a crochet doily as the base and added sweet small and large rick rack flowers. In the center of the large flowers I added vintage rhinestone buttons and to the center of the small flowers I added beads. Novelty pins included. 

$20.00 plus $4.80 shipping....... This is a Noritake Japan M mark cup and saucer that I made into a pincushion for use or decoration. I used a green and pink embroidered towel for the base and added a large and 2 small rick rack posies. To the center of the large flower I added a vintage rhinestone button and to the centers of the small flowers I added beads. Pink rick rack was added to the cup rim. Novelty pins included. 

Monday, November 3, 2008

New obsession

I have some new things to play with and I have enough to share. These are vintage wallpapers with beautiful sweet shabby cottage designs. The one on the left has a pale yellow background with pink and blue posies and the one on the right is the best aqua lace stripe with pink flowers.  If you want to play , look for them in my etsy shop. I am offering it by the yard, large pieces for any crafting project. I won't cut it till I need to so you can have one long piece if you need it. 

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Roses, wonderful roses!

I found these gorgeous vintage barkcloth drapes at the flea market. They are so special, I could just look at them all day. At some point though, I will put them on ebay as I really am trying to stick now to the ice blue and parchment.  I just wanted to show you these luscious roses!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

First Friday Sale

Welcome to another First Friday Sale hosted by Rhea at sweetnshabbyroses. Please check her blog for a list of all participants. If you see an item here that you would like , please email me and I will send you a paypal invoice. All on a first come basis. Thank you.

SOLD THANK YOU.......$4.00 plus $4.80 shipping......Sweet pin money bank. Almost 4 ins. tall. No damage to the flowers. Needs a cork for the bottom. Stamped "Kelvin Fine China".

$5.00 plus $4.80 shipping.......Handpainted Nippon plate. Excellent condition. Gold line painted throught the flowers has tiny raised dots. Sweet and fresh design. Nippon stamp on the back.

$4.00 plus $4.80 shipping. ......Bavaria marked plate with chrysanthemum design. 6 ins. across with gold rim. There are a few white spots that look like they were never painted. See photo. Nice display piece.

SOLD THANK YOU...............$5.00 plus $4.80 shipping. ...Beautiful marked Bavaria scalloped edge plate. 7 ins. across. No chips. One, 1 ins. hairline crack doesn't mare the beauty of this plate.

SOLD THANK YOU.............$5.00 plus 6.00 shipping.............Adorable baby bassinette scale planter marked " 1962 Napco Japan Bedford Ohio" . Soft pinks and blues. Would be super cute used to store craft supplies.

$6.00 plus $1.75 shipping.............7 panel accordian Birthday card made by me. I used cardstock, scrapbooking paper, images from vintage greeting cards, ribbon, german glass glitter, and a sparkly gem. Measures 5 x 30 ins. Matching envelope included.

$5.50 plus $1.75 shipping..... Set of 2 charming lady cards made by me. I used ice blue cards and matching envelopes with eyelet edged cardstock, copy of vintage image, rick rack, vintage buttons, and german glass glitter.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Just a Reminder.......

Dont forget that this friday, Oct 3, is another FIRST FRIDAY SALE hosted by Rhea at sweetnshabbyroses. I have more goodies from the flea market, handpainted china included. Check Rhea's blog for a list of all participants. See you back here on Friday for some shopping fun!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Goodies and treats

This is the newest handpainted plate find for my dining room. I found it at the flea market. I hope to someday be able to line the top of my dining room walls with a border of pretty plates. I have to collect the small size as there is not much room between the ceiling and some decorative molding. Our fleamarket has a building of inside shops and I finally used a giftcard that I have had since valentines day to buy this snowman. He is so not me. I don't have any snowmen and he isn't pink or aqua but I wanted something different and his face is so sweet. Most of the shop is too primitive for me except when they get their Christmas decor in. They have the beautiful pastel putz houses in the large size and I was planning on getting that.....but didn't . I like him. Do you think he can go with my other pretty pastel Christmas items? I would hate to put him in the bathroom where all the not-quite-right decor goes. I think he will have a home in my kitchen which is not very cottage. Anyway. He makes me smile.