Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Adorable at 4 months old.
Playing dress up at 2 1/2 years old. Look at those curls!
I forget how old she is here. Probably 6 or 7. Love the pose.
She is 100% sweet in this picture, for sure!
I also mentioned in my last post that I took some pictures of Mitzi and Paula's booths at Splendid last week when I was there futzing with my booth. I was completely amazed at all the Christmas goodies they have. I, on the other hand, have no Christmas in my booth yet. I don't think I have much, but I need to dig out the little bit I have and take it.
This is Mitzi's booth. Sorry about the dark picture, her booth really isn't. It's the photographers lack of skill.
Love her chippy revolving rack with lots of Christmas and other vintage goodies.
Well, that's it for now. We will be heading over the mountain to central Oregon for a lovely Thanksgiving with my hubby's folks. Hope you all have a great Holiday!
Friday, November 20, 2009
I gave myself a little extra time so I could visit this adorable place for the first time.
This is Colby Cottage. This adorable shop is run by Kathy & Marv Colby and family. Kathy & Marv were vendors at Monticello up until a few months ago and I really miss having them there. Their shop is just adorable as I would expect it to be and business for them has been very good. You can find them at 370 River Road, Eugene, Oregon. If you are in the area I highly recommend you stop for a visit. The whole store is decorated for the holidays and there are treasures galore!
I also had a little time to stop at the much talked about Ruby B's. I didn't get to spend as much time there as I wanted, but was very impressed with what I saw. I read a couple reviews of the place online where people complained that there was "to much junk stacked all the way to the ceiling" and "you really have to dig, open drawers, to find stuff." I don't see how that is a bad thing at all. Next time I'm down that way, I will definately have to spend a little more time there.
No road trip is complete without a few stops at some thrift stores. I found a great St. Vincent de Paul and was enjoying some treasure hunting there when I spied a familiar face but couldn't place where I knew her from. She looked at me and said, "Are you Isabel?" That happens sometimes. I explained that no, Isabel is my biz partner, I'm Lisa. She went on to tell me that she was Jill and that we met at the Coburg Antique Fair. She was the one with the wallpaper.
Let me explain. At the Coburg Antique Fair, a lady walked into our booth carrying a most lovely full roll of vintage rose wallpaper that I was so bummed I didn't find first.
Anyway, we stood there chatting for quite awhile in the middle of the thrift store and she graciously offered her home as a place to stay when we come down for next years show. So nice.
After I got home and looked up her blog and I noticed that she was just in Portland putting on a class that was taught by this talented lady, at this fabulous gal's house. So much fun, sorry I missed it.
So, back to the mini reunion. It was being held at my friend Tracy's house. This is Tracy and Jeepers. You might remember her from this post.
Aren't they adorable? I swiped this picture off of her facebook profile. I hope she doesn't mind. Tracy just moved back to Oregon after living several years in Southern California and I couldn't be happier. You see, Tracy and I have been friends since Jr. High. We were on rally together. If you don't know what rally is, it's cheerleading. I don't know why they called it rally at the time. Anyway, Tracy, myself, and two other friends from our class, Cathey and Kim had the best time looking at old yearbooks. Tracy and I even attempted to do the "fight song" cheer, but we couldn't remember the whole thing and if it was the one from Jr High or High School. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a forgetful brain.
It was a really fun weekend and I did find a few treasures. Some ended up at my Splendid booth others are keepers for now. Here's a few new things that have landed at the booth.
Cute glass Nestle shaker. I don't think this is old, but I have never seen one before. I think it's for making chocolate milk.
Vintage french style lamp. I had the shade which I just added a little lace to. A mini project if you will.
Found a couple pretty, old frames with prints in them. I love the ornate detailing on these frames.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
On Monday I headed out to one of my favorite thrift stores that I haven't been to in awhile. The Goodwill Outlet aka "The Bins." It's usually hit or miss at the bins and you can't be afraid to dig. In fact, I think it should be call "The Dig" because that is exactly what you do. It was a great day for me as I found lots of cool stuff including a rusty metal bucket with wood handles, an extra large metal "in" basket, wire basket, cute chalkboard that will only need a little makeover, and a whole lot of whites.
This little chippy cake container was one of my first finds that day. Love it!
In this messy white pile is a chenille bedspread, several sheer tab top panels, a pair of grungy but cool quilted shams, lace runner, and lace tablecloth. Most of this is headed to the washing machine for a good oxy soak. BTW, I know I've mentioned this before, but I absolutely love OXY CLEAN. If you haven't tried it before, what are you waiting for? It is awesome!
I also found several cute tops including these.
The one on the far left is one I got at Expo for $3.00. I love it, but unfortunately I need to lose a few pounds before I can wear it. Wouldn't it be adorable with jeans? Anyway, the other tops in this picture were all found at the Bins. They need a little soak too but will be great after a little tlc.
I also got this sweet, not vintage, nightgown and cute little crinoline slip at the bins.
You would hate me if I told you how much I paid for all of the goodies I got that day, but believe me, it was a steal.
Here are a couple more white cuties.
Sweet vintage double doily.
This is a linen runner that I found at Monticello a couple weeks ago. It has this embroidered picture at both ends. It is unhemmed and my thought was to cut it in half and make two hand towels for my powder room, but now I'm thinking I might make one towel and one pillow. The embroidery on this is just lovely.
That's it for me. Wow! Three posts in one week. What has gotten into me? Hope you are having a fabulous Thursday and thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"Woke to clowdy skies and took bus #69 to the Marais area. Grabbed a chocolate/almond croissant and oj at a bakery once we got there. Found Avenue St. Paul which was suppose to have a flea market, but we didn't see one. Shops in the area not opened yet so we strolled around the area a bit and visited Place de Vosges, a neat former Palace with a park in front.
Hope you are enjoying my little trip down memory lane. Part four will be be about meeting up with Isabel and her family for a little site seeing.