Monday, November 30, 2009

Brag Monday ~ My December Blog Header

Thanks to Karen at The Graphics Fairy for hosting "Brag Monday"! She's having a giveaway in celebration of her 2,000 followers!

I nabbed the free sheet music graphic as soon as I saw it on her site in November of last year, Vintage sheet music and the holidays is a festive combo!
Thanks, Karen!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Magical Wind Blows Through It

(Click on the photos for extreme inspiration)

You know you're in for a treat when you open the weathered door and find too much glitter at your feet to ever be swept away.

The wind blew as we drove the windy roads into the heart of Port Costa, CA. Wendy Addison's Theatre of Dreams is a favorite place to go be inspired.

Soak it all in, and wait for the sugar plums to begin their dance in your head.

Wendy's new line is a circus so colorful I can hear the calliope play. (I bet these joyful cutouts and have a party in there when the lights turn off and everyone goes home.) And you can now buy her famous glass glitter in every color of the rainbow to use on your own dreamy projects.

She is always a gracious host, but this weekend she was inviting everyone to step into her workshop next door and make a tag on her printing press, and...

to see her new handmade book

and to peek at the implements of HER inspiration:

Good-bye Theatre of Dreams until next time: Fri. and Sat. Dec. 4 & 5, and Fri. and Sat. Dec 11 & 12th. Go HERE for more information.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

(Oh no! I've got the mashed potatoes again this year--wish me luck!)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Past Due Tuesday ~ Not Bigger Than A Breadbox...

because it is a breadbox!!! I have several of these metal lidded boxes used to store breads.

I however, do not store bread in any of them. My little pink house is very small, so every inch counts.

I have future craft projects stored in these ones on the bookcase. In the kitchen, they store

standard-sized cereal boxes which do not fit in any of my kitchen cabinets (I want to find the designer of my cabinetry, grab them by the collar, look into their eyes and ask "WHY?!?!?!?). I found them all while looking for treasures to sell HERE, but they came home with me!

Now it's your turn! Share your vintage items at the ROOMIES blog every Tuesday, and give "vintage" it's due!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Past Due Tuesday ~ Plates

Just a quick post as I am "under the weather" today! Since our host for Past Due Tuesdays at ROOMIES posted about plates, I wanted to share my plates. I got these old mismatched plates from some friends, and had just enough to do one run of border in the backyard! I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and am still trying to get more to finish edging the rest of the yard!

Now it's your turn--join us for Past Due Tuesday and share YOUR vintage stuff!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Past Due Tuesday ~ Homer Laughlin Pink Rose

I've had this set of china for about 10 years. I collected it piece by piece until I had a service for 8.
I think this pattern was made in the 1940's, and it's hard to get right now!

I use it every Easter for the family get together, and although I still love the pattern of the single pink rose and wide pink band,

I'm thinking of moving on with something different, cuz it's just "not me" any more, you know what I mean? Maybe it's time for someone else to love it?
Give your vintage items their day to shine in the sun by participating in PAST DUE TUESDAYS every week!