Come in~I've lots to show you today!
Lets have hot cocoa with marshmallows this afternoon!
It's quite cold today and I love how a hot cup warms the hands and sweetens the soul.
And besides, it's chocolate!!!
Today I'm going to do 2 posts.
First we'll look at my latest vintage finds.
I must have been sprinkled with fairy dust because there was treasure just waiting on the shelves and around the shops last Friday.
In the following post,
I'll show you the Vintage Stocking Swap gifts I received this week.
I hope you enjoy!
Errm......pardon me for half a second...
it's The Girls.
Why of course you can join us! Find a cozy spot and, yes Abby,
you can bring your baby,
as long as she doesn't squeak.
You can lounge on my jacket, fuzzy.
Are we settled?
Off we go then~
First~ a vintage tin in cream,pink and black. Looks like a large flour cannister, perhaps a part of a set at one time.
I really love the colors, and it's delightfully shabby.
These were found in a basket in the back of the shop.
When I came home, I realised that they were all in the same color family.
Love the amber colored "bling", and the brass horn looks quite old.
Here's another item that will be useful for storage in the studio. It's the size of a hatbox and covered in a pretty floral fabric.
The fabric reminds me of Liberty.
Definately shabby and cottage style!
Here is one of my all time favorite finds Ever!!! Pure Kismet!
EEEEEEEE! It's a doll foufy vanity and poof seat fit for a little Princess!
The patina on the mirror makes it even more dear.
I can't get over it!
Here's addition for our Christmas village, which is gradually growing into suburban sprawl!
Have you seen all the putz houses and sets that so many bloggers have found lately?
They really are little treasures from the past.
... so pretty and sparkly under the lights.
So is sugar sweet pink mercury glass.
While enjoying the decorations and lights, I think I'll hand write some letters to send the old fashioned way.
This card set is probably from the early 80's and have aged just right.
A little later in the day, we went to a large indoor market that has booths and so much to see! There's a budget to be kept, so no furniture. Boo Hiss.
I was drooling at the shabby white sideboards,hutches and tables...
And the prices were about $250 for a massive piece. Seems reasonable~but I'm no expert.
I'd love to hear your opinion on prices.
Here is a 1916 newpaper from London with so many vintage adverts. I am definately going to share them with everyone.
The newspaper has alot of WW1 reports and photos.My husband,Randy is really enjoying reading it.
Now for the final treasure.
I've wanted one of these ever since I started reading all the Somerset Magazines.
I believe I've seen her twin in Artful Blogger.
couldn't figure out why I was so thrilled!
He said "Her skirt is dirty and she's ugly!"
And I corrected him (heehee!) with:
"She's beautiful and has character.
Now,there are just 2 more pictures for you to see.
Below is a cute little vintage Christmas collage that I made for the Christmas Challenge.
Colorful and Fun!
Let's have a quick break, and then see part 2.
I really enjoy sharing all this with you!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Posted by Sweetina at 6:24 PM