Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Didn’t think I would post until the New Year, but here I am. After seeing some posts about favorite projects of the year, I thought I would make a little mosaic of some of my favorite projects this year. This little exercise made me realize two things,  A: I kind of slacked off in the project department this year and 2. I need to do a better job at taking pictures of my before and afters. I’m thinking about a couple projects that never saw the camera including a super cool table I re-did and sold at Barn House to this super cool chick.

So, for your viewing pleasure. Here they are in no particular order.


I have big plans for 2012 starting with the Funky Junk Sisters show in February. I have a bunch of projects sitting patiently in my garage. Some really cool junk, I tell you. Rainy weather and painting don’t really go well together so I’m thinking I need to work on a few indoor projects first.

No big plans for New Years Eve, but I thought I would try to share this sweet video I saw a few days ago ago on Facebook.

Zooey and Joseph, love them together!

I just want to end this post with a huge thank you to everyone that continues to stop by, whether you leave a comment or not, I so appreciate your visiting me and reading about my silly little life. I know I have been a blog slacker this year. I’ll try to do a better job in 2012. I really want to do a blog makeover and am currently looking for someone to help me with that as I am not the most computer saavy gal around. In the meantime, I hope you will drop in from time to time.

Happy New Year everyone!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We spent a fabulous week in Southern California with family and at Disneyland. But now we’re back and getting ready to open presents, make homemade waffles and later, have a big dinner at my Mom’s house. Life is grand!


Here we are waiting in line for our first ride at Disneyland, the Matterhorn.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I’ll be back in 2012 with more vintage finds, projects and more! TTFN!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vintage Christmas, Mitzi Style

As I mentioned in my last post, my good friend Mitzi is a serious vintage Christmas person. While in futzing with my booth the other day, I snapped some pictures of her space at Stars. Please know that my picture taking skills do not do Mitzi’s space justice. Everything is just so much cuter in person.














Mitzi makes the most adorable little diorama’s inside vintage clocks. I chose this one because it is just so dang adorable. Look at that frowny face snowman wishing you a Merry Christmas.


And finally, my one and only Christmas project is this vintage chenille tree skirt. It was super easy to make. I just googled Christmas tree skirt directions, watched a video and dove right in. I had just bought this cute cutter chenille spread and for the backing, I used an old sheet. It took me about an hour and a half from start to finish. I was going to add pom-pom trim or vintage lace, but I wanted to keep it super simple. Very happy with the results.  If I don’t make it back here before Christmas, I want to wish you all a very merry one! Big hugs to you all!

Monday, December 12, 2011


Good Morning! Thank you every one who stopped by and entered my giveaway. I loved reading your comments and words of support and encouragement.

The winner of  the giveaway is comment #4, Heidi Ann of Gold Country Girls.  Yay!

Just wanted to let you all know. The tree finally got decorated. I will share some pictures soon along with some pics of my friend Mitzi’s Vintage Christmas booth at Stars Antique Mall. She has been working her butt off for months gathering and crafting vintage Christmas. I am always amazed at her creativity. Until then, happy Monday!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

400th Post/Holiday Giveaway

Hi all! Once again, I’ve been a bit absent from my blog. No special reason. Just living life. I wish I had some lovely pictures to share of my beautifully decorated holiday home, but I don’t. The tree is up. No ornaments or lights on it, but I am hoping to tackle that today.

I was surprised to see that my last post was #399. I don’t know why that surprised me as I have been blogging for 5 1/2 years now. That surprises me too. It has gone really, really fast! I have to be honest. There are days when I have thought of stopping blogging as sometimes, I just don’t feel like I have much to say. Really, I’m doing the same stuff I did 5 1/2 years ago. Collecting and selling vintage goods, hanging out with my family, etc. But then I think about all the wonderful people I’ve met through blogging and how much I would miss being able to share my latest finds or crafty goody I’ve made. To thank you for joining me here, I decided that it was time to do a giveaway. It’s been awhile and I think it’s the perfect time for giving.


The lucky winner of my giveaway will win either a rhinestone charm bracelet or


a vintage bling belt buckle.

*Important note: the above pictures are just examples of what will be given away. I will be making either a custom bracelet or belt buckle for the lucky winner.

So, if you would like to enter, please just leave a comment. That’s all. You don’t have to post it on your blog, or facebook or tell all your friends. How easy is that? I will draw a name on Monday morning and post it right here. So, until then, have a fabulous weekend! XO