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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I've been busy!

I have been lucky enough to have some creative time to myself. I created 2 collages and 2 sets of Christmas cards for my etsy store. Creativity feels good doesn't it! What did you make this week?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

I wanted to thank some special people for remembering my birthday. The first is my friend Bertie. She makes the most gorgeous items from bridal laces from wedding gowns. And boy, can she fill a box! Please go look at her site.Thanks so much!
Next is my friend Katie . Katie makes such sweet roses out of delicate paper and she sent me this one adorning a magnet for the fridge. She also makes tea bags in the shape of roses. Check her out.

My DD got me a pedometer ( and I clicked that baby right on) and a book about ...well,...bookmaking. I wish I had a small portion of the artistic talent that is found in my girls. Thanks honey!

DD's boyfriend even bought me a craft book. I like him already! he-he.

My DH bought for me this necklace from Karla , at Karla'scottage. Actually, I bought it quite a while ago and told him to put it away for me. It was worth the wait....and I really had forgotten what it looked like. Love it! Thanks buddy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Friday Sales

Welcome to First Friday sales hosted by Rhea at sweetnshabbyroses. Check her blog for a list of all the participants. Items will ship on Monday, Sept 8. If you buy more than one item I will combine the shipping . Email me with any items you are interested in on a first come basis. I will send you a paypal invoice if you won the item. There are no returns as these are flea market items. Email me with any questions. Thanks, Karen SOLD THANK YOU.....$2.50.......... Sweet old store stock plastic dolly with jointed arms and the cutest expression. Great for dressing in your own creations. 6.5 ins. tall. I have 4 of these dollies, let me know how many you would like. Shipping is additional $3.50 for one and I will give a combined shipping for several.

$15.00........... Set of four cups and saucers marked "Noritake Japan" on the bottom. Mint condition. Beautiful blue and gold design with sweet pink roses. Gold trim on the handles. Shipping is additional $8.00.

$13.00................. Sweet 7.5 ins composition dolly in near perfect condition. She is from the 1940's and wears a pale pink chiffon dress, and straw hat and purse decorated with yellow velvet flowers. Shipping is additional $4.60.

SOLD THANK YOU..... $4.00............. Handpainted 6.5 ins. plate marked "PL Limoges France" on the bottom. Yellow plate with purple violets and gold painting around the rim. No cracks or chips. Shipping is additional $4.60

SOLD THANK YOU... $4.00............ Handpainted 6.5 ins plate marked " PL Limoges France" on the back. Plate is the palest green background with handpainted dogwood blossoms and gold around the rim. No chips or cracks. Shipping is additional $4.60.

$10.00............. Salt and pepper set in excellent condition. Marked "Versailles Bavaria" on the bottom. Lovely hand painted roses and gold painting on the tops. Bottoms have cork stoppers. Shipping is additional $4.60.