Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Freebie German Angels Vintage Sticker Image Stars moon

Super sweet vintage stiker from Germany...Another beauty from my personal collection.  I hope you enjoy....

Monday, November 29, 2010

Glammy Vintage Rhinestone Eyeglasses Holder

Just the thing you need to give the finishing touch to your vintage look. Previously owned...loved and used...Cat eye glasses not included...sorry. Just an example of how fantastic this looks.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Freebie Christmas German Paper Place Setting Tags

This delightful small place setting tag comes from Germany.  As you can see it is perfed to fold in half so it stands.  All you have to do is write in your guests name with a beautiful gold pen. This little card has been in my collection for about 35 years...Enjoy

Freebies Hand Made Vintage Christmas Card Merry Christmas 1920's

I found this delightful hand made Christmas card in an old book I picked up at an Estate sale about 20 years ago...I hope you enjoy it!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Gift Of Christmas

Today my family and I went for a little visit out to the country side of our  family...(we are the townies)...My sister-in-law and her husband live on a sweet piece of property just south of town.  A lovely Oak tree covered hill filled will soft mosses, ferns and fairy folk.  Jodie (my sister-in-law)  is a true keeper of Christmas.  Walking into her home this time of year is a delightful  experience.  She has just started pulling out her wonderous (and very large)  collection of mini  Christmas trees.  By Thanksgiving...... I expect the house to be aglow with tiny  lights and sparling ornaments.  Visiting her home really makes me feel in the spirit.  One of the things Jodie loves to do is make Christmas ornaments for all her friends and family.  Every year a new one.  This year.....she took me into her work room to show me the newest  edition.  I was like a puppy...I just could not wait to unpack the basket and see what she had created.  Beautiful large hanging ornaments.  They are two sided on thin foam board.  I just love them.  Lucky me..... she let me pick out 3 to bring home.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Freebie Christmas Post Card 1921 With Hearty Christmas Greetings

So many things to love about this vintage post card.  The red swallows..Holly, roses...Beautiful Saying...Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  Another one from my Christmas Post Card Collection

Friday, November 19, 2010

Destash Sale Vintage 40's Drawer Pulls Red Aqua Cream

Vintage drawer pulls...So many uses. All in good condition..a little cleaning up would be nice for them. Looks like the metal piece can be removed if you like that look better.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Freebie Merry Christmas Antique Post Card Free Image

A really lovely vintage post card from my personal collection.  Some great elements in this one.  Enjoy

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Few Words About My Blog Designer

Last week I had a really good question from Charlene      .  She asked me how I got my Good Friends button so large.  Well gals.  I have a confession.  My best friend Jill (aka Polly)  is my blog designer.  She got me started blogging just a couple of months ago...and has been patiently leading me along in designing my blog and re-designing my etsy storefront.  I tell you...Jill is a remarkable woman.  She is becoming the most amazing digital artist....Please stop by her blog and see her beautiful work.  She also has the patience of a saint...I vaguely tell her something I want...or am thinking about and she works her magic. 

  I think Jill and I are sooo fortunate to be living in the same city right now.   We have lived apart in different countries for a while...Then went years with out talking (babies, husbands, careers, ego)..(Let me tell you not talking to your best friend for years is no fun thing)  .... Right now we are trying to have a "design" day once a week...the last few have been so hectic that we haven't made it..(We have had fun shopping and junking, and watching football).  I am hoping nothing gets in the way for us this

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Freebie Image I Had A Little Nut Tree Walter Crane Free

This is an amazing illustration from A Baby's Opera  by Walter Crane....Jill (FeathersandFlight) Sent me a link yesterday....and this book seems to be quite rare.  I am so happy to have it in my library and even more happy to be able to share these oh so beautiful pieces with you.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Black Lace In Paris Vintage Czech Button Necklace

When I saw this lacy black vintage Czech button I knew what I wanted to do with it. A touch of Paris, a small heart locket (never to forget love) and vintage black cut glass beads to accent this lovely button.
On a 19 inch lovely chain...Arrives to you in a beautiful little gift box

Freebie Thanksgiving Greetings Post Card 1919 Free Image

It amazes me that every time I go through my stack of antique post cards I find a new one that I have overlooked.  This is a beautiful tom turkey.  The medalion is one of a kind.  The angel cook is very cute too (and kind of strange don't you think?)  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ok..,Here She Is At Last...My First Czech Glass Button Necklace

This Czech glass button brings to my mind the stunning winter sunsets I sometimes am blessed with seeing out my kitchen window. The summer ones are beautiful too. But a winter sunset..against the storm grey clouds...when the sun tired of giving in to all the northwest rain stands up and says "Here I am" is extra special.

A vintage brass cupid, tiny locket, sweet baby rose, key, and sparkling rhinestone orb complete the vintage feel of this long necklace.
It measures about 30 inches. This is a one of a kind piece. I have only one button of this color and style in my treasure box.
Necklace will come in a beautiful gift box.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Buttons... Buttons....Learning to Play With Buttons

This is the first step in creating something new....Last weekend Jill (Feathers and Flight) and I had fun dreaming and buying buttons at Gem Faire. Yesterday I sorted through allll my supplies..(really if you knew me you would laugh..I have rooms (really rooms) of beads, lace, ribbon, Christmas ornaments, ephemra on and on.)...pulling out treasures to pair with these stunning hand crafted button gems. Filigree wrapping is new to me, my style for years has been more southwest silver. But..working closely with Jill on our blogs and other craft projects this year has me exploring my more romantic...Jane Austin side. It has always been there...Just hiding I think. Enjoy this journey with I explore a new side of my jewelry design.

Freebie Antique Gentelmen's Calling Card Free Image


rful antique gentelmen's calling card...I love the ship. Enjoy

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sumptious Czech Buttons

Freebie Wishing You a Jolly Christmas Post Card Free Image

I have a few hundred antique and vintage postcards...most of them Christmas, a few other holidays.  This one popped up as I was sorting through them the other day trying to organize them for scanning.  It makes me laugh.  What a rude Christmas greeting!  Anyway...I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I have.  Please feel free to copy the image...I would love to have you leave a comment if you do!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Antique Cabelas Fish Lure Retractable Pin Shop Girl Pin

Antique Cabelas Fish Lure Retractable Pin Shop Girl Pin From LeapingFrogDesigns

Ok...Really. I have no idea what this is for. At first I thought it was a shop girl pin. I have several of those...A retractable pin that the shopkeeper would pin to their lapel or sash with a pencil for writing orders. But now I am not so sure. I think it is an old Cabela's pin that a fisherman would wear on his vest to hold fishing lures or something of that nature (I am not a fish person as you can tell)

Anyway...If someone really knows what this is...please let me know. Otherwise...I think it is just fascinating..and somewhat useful.

Freebie Thanksgiving PostCard 1921

Beautiful antique Thanksgiving postcard from 1921 (well almost antique)calling it vintage seems
a little disrespectful since it is so old) It was printed crooked so I am sorry for the tilt.  Enjoy

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Freebie Steampunk Image The Lunkenheimer Co.

I found this fantastic book catalog when I was out book junking recently.  It is The Lunkenheimer Co. in Cincinnati Ohio.  Look for more images of gages, and valves and chime whistles to name a few from this amazing catalog dating to 1912.  Please leave me a little comment if you click the image.  It is fun knowing where my pieces fly off to.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Freebie Antique Wedding Photograph Free Image

Another fantastic antique photo from my personal collection.  I have cropped it into 4 different sizes because I thought each element was so interesting in themselves.  If you decide to save this image please leave me a comment and let me know.  I love hearing from you.  Enjoy!!!

Nicholas Lancret Vintage Framed Boudoir Prints The Music Lesson and The Kite

Oh I almost fell over in a swoon when I came accross these delightful Nicholas Lancret framed prints. They are in beautiful vintage frames softly brushed with gold. As you can see they are both sealed. and the back paper is the most astounding fleur de lis. They both say Made in Italy. Both measure 5 1/4 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches tall. They are both in good used vintage condition.
I can just picture them on silk ribbons for hanging...The perfect little decorator touch to finish off a room and nook.
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