Archives for November 2011

Knick of Time Tuesday #9

Welcome back toKnick of Time TuesdayBefore we look at someof the great linkups fromlast week’s party,don’t forget to entermy Giveaway to win this gorgeousdress from Shabby Apple!It ends TOMORROW andthe winner will be announced on Thanksgiving Day!The link-ups from last weekjust blew me away!I’m lusting this charming camera collectionby Carrie @ Lovely, Etc. Not only does she have a terrificcamera collection, but you MUSTgo visit her to see how she has it displayed.I’ll give you a hint….It involves a hand-painted sign and {Read More}

Create a FREE Custom Birthday Card from Tiny Prints

TODAY ONLYone of my new affiliates, is offering a free custom birthday card,but you must act quickly! Customers can choose the “Send it to me first” shipping option to receive the card free. If they choose “Mail it directly to the recipient,” they will be charged $0.44 for postage. Limit one per household. This offer starts at 5am (PST) today and ends at 11:59pm PST. This is a great chance to createa custom card for someone you love! Click on this photo & {Read More}

NESTING…A Little Beauty on a Dreary Day & Shabby Apple GIVEAWAY Reminder

In the midst of a cold and dreary-looking day,there’s always some beauty to be found.Yesterday we went to our old house,to gather up more things thathadn’t been moved yet,and my kids found these 2 adorablelittle bird’s nests on the groundthat had been blown out of a tree. Aside from being bird’s nests,{which are always charming}these 2 are especially endearing to mebecause there is hair fromour 2 horses intertwined in them.  Just a little bundle of AMAZING, aren’t they? I found {Read More}

Musically Inclined – Sheet Music Gifts & Decor

Since I’ve acquired a huge amountof antique sheet music,I went on a quest to find projectsto repurpose some of it. I could have stayed upall night, there were somany incredible ideas.Here’s a few I think you’ll love.{Right click on the photos tovisit the creators/bloggers/websites.} I’m doing this!That’s my kind of Christmas bow!What a terrific idea!Sweet! I’m doing this too! original source unknownplease tell me if you know! Wouldn’t this look amazing on a Thanksgiving table? Picture it with vintage silver goods, {Read More}

Words and Notes – Antique Books and Sheet Music SALE

If you love antique books and sheet musicI’ve got a special treat for you! 50 pages of antique sheet music In the last month, I’ve broughthome so many boxes full of lovely antique and vintage books & sheet music.They are great sellers for meon Etsy, but the problem is I can’t work in my workroombecause I have stacks of them everywhere. tattered book set For the next 48 hours,you can get any of the books or sheet music in my Etsy shopfor 25% off the regular price!Use {Read More}

A New Dress for an Old Lady

My mom and I are about to embarkon a new mission…Reupholstering a Chair.Some of you who are old hands are reupholstering,may think this is no big deal,but as talented as my mom is, she’s neverdone it and neither have I, despite the fact that upholsterywas her father’s trade.We’ve both recovered seat cushions, but never a whole chair. Here’s the lovely old galthat’s getting a facelift.  I paid a whopping $1 for her last month at an auction.She is super sturdy, and I lovethe {Read More}

The WORD on the Wall

A few weeks ago, I brought home 7 boxes of antique books from the auction house.  Many of them are from the 1800’s and quite a few were falling apart. Such was the case with a Bible in the box.  Both covers were completely detached and the pages were becoming unbound.  I’m so glad whoever owned it didn’t just trash it. Although very fragile and tattered, the 2 covers are leather and have beautiful raised images on them. I mounted them beneathmy shelves I showed you last week {Read More}

Shabby Apple GIVEAWAY!

My days are usually spentcleaning up auction finds, (which are often filthy),doing computer work and preparing goods for shipment, so my wardrobe primarily consistsof jeans, a sweatshirt & sneakers. Every so often though,it feels good to get all gussied up though, doesn’t it? So, I was thrilled when Shabby Apple asked me to host a giveaway of  one of their gorgeous dresses! Just in time for the holidays too! Shabby Apple carries a fabulousline of women’s dresses and skirts, Little Girl’s {Read More}

Today’s Pickins’

I went to the auctionto restock my shop this week,but I really would ratherkeep most of what I brought home… Like this set of 3 old kitchen items – a masher, a jar lifter and a wooden spatula. I love them all, but the spatula is my favorite. Aged wood…..ahhh. Do you think my kids might take me a little more seriously with this old wooden gavel? I love this Vintage Receipt HookIt’s perfect for keys or jewelry.  I love the way {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday

I can’t seem to get enough of gorgeous illustrations found in antique books. They’ve just got that “something”,not often found in books today. You’d never guess what kind of bookthis gorgeous feather pen & inkwell graphic came from.  I’ll bet you didn’t guess that it was asexuality book from the 1800’s!This book actually covered a verybroad range of topics, but the title was, “Light on Dark Corners – A Complete Sexual Science”.It was a “Guide to Purity and Physical Manhood” and {Read More}