Archives for December 2011

Hitch Up the Wagon

Do you remember this wagon?I’ve shown it in previous posts,specifically the one about my book page banners. It sits at the edge of the drivewayat our old house, which we are still tryingto finish removing things from.I’ve used it to display some ofthe goods listed in my shop.It just makes such a great backdrop. The wagon’s been sitting in that same spot formany, many years.The grass and vines have grown up around itand are entangled through the wood and wheels.Budging {Read More}

So You Want to Sell on Etsy? – Tutorial Part 2 – Inventory & Photos

Welcome to Part 2 of,So You Want to Sell on Etsy In Part 1, I covered the starting pointof selecting a name for your shopand creating your visual imagefor your banner and profile image. Today I’ll cover:1)  Selecting Your Inventory2)  Pricing Your Goods3)  Getting Photos that Grab AttentionBefore we start this tutorial,just a few reminders!!!1)  My Year-End 20% off SALEends tomorrow!!!Use code GOODBYE2011I have over 200 vintage goods!!!2)  Jan. 2nd is the last dayto enter theCutting Edge Stencil GIVEAWAYA winner {Read More}

Goldilocks and the 3 CHAIRS

I brought 3 more old chairs into our home this month. We need more chairs in our house,like we need another dog (we have 4),but I have a fetish for both chairs and dogs,and I have a few old grain sacksthat I’ve been wanting to turn into seat cushions,so I *had* to find some chairsthat would be just right for the project. As Goldilocks would say,“Ahhh, this chair is just right.” I just love the emblems & names onthese old sacks. The seat {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – New Year & Valentine Postcards

With New Years & Valentines Dayjust around the corner,today I thought I’d sharesome antique postcardsyou may want to print and usein your home decor or scrapbooking. I like to use old paper when printing vintage images, so they look authentically old. I’ve found several old scrapbooks with unused pages, so they are perfect for images like this. Not only is the front of thisNew Year Postcard absolutely wonderful,  The back of it is equally endearing.It was written by “Amanda” in {Read More}

2011 In Review

I started this blog in July of 2011,so it hasn’t even been a full year,but it’s been a year’s worth in a short time! So, I thought I’d do a littlerun-down of some of themost viewed posts & my personal favorites. The most commented on post of the year was…My Definition of Home My love of old clocks made this one a personal favorite.Time Standing Still Turning this beast into a beautywas one of my most rewarding projects.Beauty in the Beast {Read More}

Made by Hand

I love all the gifts I received for Christmas,but I have a special fondness for the handmade ones,and my mom always delivers in that category. I know I’ve bragged on my mom before,but I just have to do it again. Every year I request hand-sewn things from her.Most years, I ask for a new supply of potholders.I love the ones she makes andshe always picks the best fabrics for them as well.I use them daily, so each year I’m ready {Read More}

Antique Sheet Music

I brought home a HUGE lot ofAntique and Vintage Sheet Musiclast week from the auction house. These are a wonderful glimpse intomusical movie history, but are alsoperfect for crafting. I’ve listed a lot of them on Etsyand still have a lot more to list.If you purchase 2 or more listingsof music, I’ll provide you with a 25% discount.Just contact me before purchase soI can apply the higher discount. Use codeGOODBYE2011for a 20% discount on one set. Some are listed individually,some {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #14

Even though everyone was busywith Christmas preparations last week,I was surprised how many showed up for the party! Here are just a few of my many favorites! Bellas Rose Cottage shows a creative reuse of a vintage birdcagethat is absolutely beautiful!Though she used it as a holiday lighting display,it would be gorgeous throughout the year!  Our Home in the Maplesdisplays a lovely, old tobacco basket.I love the age that shows in the old wood! Boxwood Cottage incorporated vintage musical instrumentsinto her white Christmas decor.These would {Read More}

Amazing After Christmas SALES & Giveaway Reminder

The after-Christmas online salesare going strong, so now isa good time to stock upon gifts or treat yourself to something special.Here are several for you to enjoy!!! My shop sale is still going onuntil Dec. 31st.Use codeGOODBYE2011to enjoy 20% off ANYTHINGat Knick of Time If you haven’t yet entered towin a stencil valued up to $50from Cutting Edge,go HERE to enter,I’ll be announcing the winner on Jan. 3rd.  Shabby Apple has an additional 20%off everything in their SALE sectionand FREE shippinguntil the {Read More}

Let’s Talk Trash

If anyone else is on Christmasoverload, you’ll appreciate this post.If you can’t stand the thought of a postthat isn’t about Christmas at this time of year,Sorry! Instead I’m talking trash.The kind of trash wheresomething really *should* have ended upin the trash can, but somehowmade its way into your hands instead. And your hands can transformtrash into terrific. For instance, do you knowwhat this used to be? I think it was a car filter of some kind. I brought home a {Read More}