Tis The Season
Friday, November 28, 2008
My Etsy Picks For Today
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Dessert (Vintage Style)
Monday, November 24, 2008
The Morning After
Sunday, November 23, 2008
It's still early to tell how successful the fundraiser turned out. But after tones of work I know the 20 vendors (including myself - I was the Southern Living at Home vendor) had a great time. Not sure I recommend coordinating the fundraiser, decorating the gym in Holiday cheer starting at 9 AM and worrying about everything it entails and having a booth is such a good idea! I'll tell you a secret....I had a few discontinued items at my table that I didn't know were discontinued!! Oops.... okay I can't do it all. At least I was able to laugh and tell them I was a bit busy.
As the sugar continues to run through my system I must tackle the exciting job of unloading two cars worth of everything I took to school to make it all happen. And thank my hubby for still loving me after thousands of calls for help and oops I forgot something at home can you hurry and I mean hurry to the school to bring it to me!! I think I have a long day ahead of me...I see a grandee Cinnamon Dolce Latte in my future! Hope your cup of joe tastes as good as mine does today!
New Home For My Tree
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
"vintage laundry hamper" absolutely loved....it was sold...I'm still weeping
It was my favorite time again. The Vintage was open on a rainy Saturday morning. It never disappoints. It was worth the drive back from the city to be home and ready to go bright and early. Well this case it was a bit gloomy weather wise, but not in spirit.
So many great treasures were to be had this day. I was a tad slow on my game. Tickets were taken on a few gems that I had my eye on. I didn't spot them fast enough. Darn! It's okay though because I need a reason to go back each month. Plus, I need to visit with my fellow vintage enthusiasts that I meet on these early morning outings.
I happened to overhear a man who accompanied his wife, tell a fellow that he had no idea why they were "hunting for finds" when their house was already sinking with items. I had a good chuckle as I continued my search.
I even took my husband back on Sunday morning (Sundays are usually much calmer at the store) just to roam and share my favorite place. I love to pretend what I would buy and where I would place it. Here are a few favorites that made me stop and take a picture. I did not come home empty handed...I'll share "my finds" tomorrow.
It Was Nice To Visit
Sunday, November 16, 2008
One Night Only
Friday, November 14, 2008
But the wellies will be back on tomorrow, bright and early because it's the VINTAGE SOURCE Christmas Open House and Artist Show! If only my blog could dance!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I received my first holiday invitation for the season. It's always a struggle to think of a new "Hostess gift". Usually it's an hour before the party and I am running around the house looking for a bottle of wine (which is always enjoyable but not unique) or a candle to give.
In my attempt to be better prepared this year I came across 3 gift ideas for either Hostess or teachers. Teacher gifts are by far the hardest to buy!!! They have enough "apple themed gifts" but the struggle is what to get them. Gift cards, I know are always appreciated, but sometimes it's really fun to find something different or handmade. I really want try my hand at making more of my gifts this season.
I love themes. My theme for this Christmas is "Simply Thoughtful". I think the love and work you put into the thought of the gift is personally rewarding. Getting the kids involved will be meaningful to them as well.
Old Cabinet Charm
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
One of my "favorite" finds at the vintage store was this cabinet. I did not have to do a thing do it but bring it home and load it up with my outdoor serving pieces. I feel in love it's old charm. When I first spotted the cabinet it reminded me of my Southern California days. It has such a warm and cottage feel about it, that I can't help but think of the summer months. I guess I need to stop day dreaming and get "organized".