Saturday, October 20, 2012


Hey all~ back with another installation of yard sale saturday!
Here is what came home with me this week!!
Let me say that this one was both outside and in the house. I can usually find some older, vintagey stuff at these kind of sales. And this one was no exception~
First up, some old kids books from the mid 1950's. I just adore the  illustrations in these old books! And I also like the sometimes scribbling I find from previous little owners~

A vintage brooch that looks like a snowflake.

Some beautiful ladies, and a little Dutch girl from Occupied Japan...

An old milk bottle and a tub of old buttons...
And lastly, a little girl cabinet card, and a new Batik journal in a pretty blue with turtles all over it. Living by the ocean as I do, and being that this community is vey active in saving the turtles and their nests, I am surprised that this journal wasnt snatched up the minute the doors were opened.
 This sale combined 2 of my fav things, yard sales and vintage collectables! And everything you see here** a grand total of jusr under $11.00!!
This girl was in her glory!
Many thinks for stopping by...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mimis' Anniversary Card

My sister and her Husband celebrated their wedding anniversary last month.
 So this is the little card that I sent them.

The sweet little lady is a Kraftin Kimmie stamp. I love her wish stick skirt. I had to glitter it after I used a pale greay Copic underneath. It was N1. The sentiment was something I had printed form a digi stamp a while back. Dont know how its from.
Copic colors used were:
R08, R20, G24. E40, E53, E17, E000, E11,
Hope I didnt leave any out.
Many thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Today was an awesome yard sale day! we had so many to choose from, it was like Christmas morning to me! Honestly, I would rather shop at yard sales than the mall~
My husband and I both say its our favorite time of the week! Its the beginning of the weekend, we get to spend some time together, we bargain hunt, and then go and get breakfast before we head home with our treasures. We pretty much laugh the whole time, and we dont want it to end.
First up today was a community wide sale not far form our house, and boy did we score big here! I would guess that about 20 homes participated, and many of them you could walk from one to the other. We both found some awesome things, and I even found some new things that may become gifts in the future...

This photo has a brand new hand made dish towel with a crocheted hangar and a pretty cookie and tea pattern- price 10 cents! The other is a long sleeve T shirt for me with seaside themed embroidery on it- price 50 cents.

This photo has a large grouping of stuff. More on those up next...
Tiny clothespins to paint ($1.25 for 3 packs), new ice trays to make homemade pesto for the freezer (25 cents), a lined basket ($1).
Beaded lampshade for $2.00.
Iron  and beaded candle holder, $2.00. This will make a home on the ledge by my bathtub~
3 small wine glasses. My husband found these, as he is starting to make his own wine, and thought the little glasses would be great to taste the different wines. 2 of the glasses have the prettiest etching of a ship on them. 75 cents.
A like new magazine rack for $1.00!! This house also had thee cutest puppies for sale-- I may be back to that house sooner rather than later!!
A brand new, with tags, Vera Bradley lookalike bag for $3.00. This will be a Christmas gift for my daughter, as she loves mine, which looks pretty similar.

also for her, a "Friends" cookbook. This was a real score for us, as Theresa loves cookbooks, and is really into watching old "Friends" reruns lately.  New condition. That was 50 cents.
How cute is this? From Hallmark, you can see it above in its original box which had a $6.95 price on it. We paid 50 cents. An egg salt and pepper shaker set! OMG- so cute. Here it is closed~
Here it is opened~  Love!

We also got the Rubbermaid pitcher and a magazine holder that are in above photos for a quarter each. Not shown, a baby gate to keep our pups contained, as someone is always chewing on the ones we have~ Berklee, are you listening?? HAHA. $1.50. And a large wine making jug that holds 6 gallons of homemade wine for $15.00. That would cost about $50-$60 new.
I think this was a pretty great day, dont you?
Many thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thanks For Waiting For Me

Hi all! I am now back from my not so little hiatus. It was a busy summer, and a sad one. My Dad passed away after a long illness at the beginning of the summer. Something like that surely takes the wind right out of your sails. Besides many other things, I had lost my creativity. I would go into the art studio and kinda just sit there.
I also spent much of the rest of the summer in New York, where I am orginally from, spending time with my Mom, and my oldest son who lives there also. I also got to spend some nice time with all of my extended family. My daughter actually stayed there with her Nana, for about 2 months. This good family time was great for all of us. We brought Nana back home with us when we left NYC. She stayed for 2 weeks and had a nice time. Some fresh ocean air is good for the soul.
Now that fall is upon us, I am back to crafting. And like the photo above, I want to thank all of you for sticking with me.
This was a card I made for a good family friend. It was the first time I made this type of card, and saw the tutorial on a Whiff Of Joy blog post a few months back. I used a Magnolia image, Basic Grey papers and Copics of course. The top two sentiments are from Stampin Up Sets.

This photo shows the card with all the tiers unopened.

I wrote her a message on the back of the card, although if you write rather small, you could do it on one of the pull ups.
Many thanks for stopping by...