Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall 2014 Glitter Market Recap

In spite of heavy rain most of the day, Glitter Market this past Saturday was a great success! The weather was perfect on Friday for set up, and I did manage to get my last few things inside on Saturday morning during a lull in the showers. Lots of people drove miles Saturday in the downpour to be there, and a line was waiting at the door at 10am.

I got a few not-so-great photos of my table before the doors opened, but none after my friend Chris arrived to help. I appreciate her so much, as there were times when both of us were adding and bagging as fast as we could. There were also times when we were able to visit a bit and I was happy for that, too. Thank you, Chris!

The frames on the wall and the stars are Paper Crown decor that was already in place. They make a perfect backdrop. Another wall has vintage wallpaper, and another is papered in old book pages. There are also chandeliers hanging throughout this space that make it seem a little bit magical.

To see more photos of the other vendors and wonderful items that were on offer, check out the Paper Crown blog here.

A big thank you to all the enthusiastic and appreciative shoppers, to Cindy Winter at Paper Crown and her able and friendly assistants, to Jackie Peters, to the other vendors (who were great customers, too!) and to my DH who helps me shop for vintage most weekends, carts my finds, helps me paint and refurbish those finds when needed, and is just a good sport about having a house full of other peoples old stuff!

I have photos from three recent swaps to share in my next few posts. Hope you'll stop by to see!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glitter Market in OKC this Weekend

Here are a just a few of the things I'll have at Glitter Market in OKC this weekend.
Well, minus that pretty little angel. She sold on Etsy this week.

I'm looking forward to it - the selling and maybe even more, the SHOPPING! Visit the Paper Crown blog here to see some of the wonderful art and jewelry that will be available at this fun sale. Cindy has been featuring various artists on the blog this week. If you're in the OKC area and are in the mood for some unique shopping Paper Crown is the place to be, and of course, you can find lots of fun paper arts supplies while you're there!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Estate Sale Finds - Part Two

Here are a few more finds from recent estate sales.

Lots of wonderful lace...

including pretty vintage collars and a few doilies.

A really wonderful quilt top that's in great condition.

Some perfect-for-Christmas trim that already sold in my Etsy shop.

Some larger crocheted lace pieces that would be ideal for trimming the hem of a top or jacket.

 Another collar, a pretty hankie and a pair of earrings that I may not be able to part with.

I bought a tin of buttons plus a baggie of buttons. There were lots of throw aways, but here are a few that I kept. The double strand of rhinestones is about twenty-three inches long and to me was worth the price of the entire tin.

Nothing really special, but there were at least some interesting black and brown buttons in the baggie. Most that I find are fairly plain.

A few whites and pastels, plus one odd red button.

 And last but not least, this chartreuse server. It's much prettier in real life. I just could not get a good shot of that green! I wanted to keep it but since I have a really large chartreuse and dark green one this one will go to Glitter Market.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my most recent finds. I still need to post the pages from my Nature's Blessings journal and did finally get photos so those will be coming soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Estate Sales Have Been Very Very Good To Me (Lately)

After a rather long dry spell, I've found some wonderful things lately at local estate sales. Remember that I like shabby, so keep that in mind when you look at these photos.

This old photo album is worn and missing the celluloid layer that covered this kraft underlayer, but I think I like it better this way. The illustration is lovely, as is the patina-encrusted clasp.

Here you can see a bit of the yellow celluloid that used to be on the front. The article and baby photo were tucked inside the cover.

The frame pages are aqua with gold, and it has quite a few cabinet cards inside. This chubby baby makes me laugh.

The back is a rather wild embossed velvet. Imagine it with that bright yellow celluloid cover. Very vibrant!

The composition book and these photos came from the same sale as the album.

The ornate embossing on old photo folders is so interesting. I thought these were particularly pretty.

I haven't decided yet just what I'll do with the album. It was a bit of a splurge for me. I'd like to keep some of those pretty pages, especially since a few are already loose, but I know someone else could make a beautiful journal from that cover. It may go to Glitter Market this month.

I have many more finds to share in the next few days, and still need to share the pages I received in my Nature's Blessings swap journal. Please stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Glitter Market - Save the Date!

If you're local to the OKC area you should note Saturday, November 22 on your calendars. That's the date for the Fall Glitter Market at Paper Crown from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Casady Square at 9303 N. Pennsylvania.

There will be a large variety of wonderful art items to see and purchase, treats, door prizes and more. I'll have a table there with fun vintage finds, too. It's a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping for friends, family and yourself!

This year's spring Glitter Market in May was my first time to participate and it was by far the best event I've done. I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to be a vendor again. Of course, I'll be doing some shopping, too!

Hope to see you on November 22!

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Very Merry Snippet Roll

Along with all the amazing treasure Laurie sent me for our Vintage Christmas swap (see my last post here) she sent this beautiful snippet roll. If you clicked through from my last post to hers, you may have already seen it but I'm sharing here for those who may have missed it.

I'm a huge fan of Laurie's snippet rolls, and this one made me more of a fan. I love that ribbon she used and have never seen any quite like it. The 25 stitched over the "Wish" ticket is so simple yet possibly my favorite element. Then there's the bit of flocked millinery netting in a lovely green with a pretty red and white button below.

Pretty bits of lace, fabric and trim with a few beads and net - all lovely.

The pleated trim with the red cord and green stitching is another favorite, as well as that sparkly star.

I love that dear little deer pin and that tiny red bow with the rose applique.

Pretty green buttons, a bird (Laurie always adds a bird!) a tiny doily and pretty buttons at the bottom. It may be Christmas colors, but this one will be on display year round at my house!  Thank you so much, Laurie!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Came Early!

There were several vintage Christmas swaps the last few years and I somehow missed out on all of them. I wanted to host one myself but, really, I'm not organized enough for that! So...my sweet friend Laurie Jackson contacted me and offered to do a one-on-one swap and of course I took her up on her offer immediately. I'm so glad I did, because a) I LOVE vintage Christmas goodies, and b) what she sent is beyond wonderful. It was packaged perfectly and such fun to open!

The first package I opened had vintage napkins, unusual crocheted lace, a hankie, ribbon, bell appliques, precious beaded poinsettia blossoms and more.

There were fabrics and trims - I especially love that quilt piece and the 1950s print.

A sweet Rudolph jello mold, cute decorated match boxes, shiny embellishments, and buttons. Also a bit of angel hair and lots of wonderful striped crepe paper. Laurie sent me a bit of the crepe paper on a package last year and I've been looking for some ever since.

There are cards and some unusual paper items. Don't you love that little finger tip towel and the bit of Victorian scrap? There are some little greetings printed on vellum, too, that were probably intended for Christmas cards, pretty metallic and white doilies, vintage photos and postcards.

More fun paper items - a honeycomb bell, old book pages, vintage cups with snowmen (that I somehow cut out of the photo!), a little bell and oh, I love that Kordite Freze Box!

And of course there were stickers! We both love vintage stickers, and each had lots that the other didn't. I'm crazy for that set in the upper left corner. I love those little multicolor bits of metallic scrap, too. Laurie also included one of her handmade crepe paper roses - beautiful!

I'm not sure how she could give up this flocked apron, but I'm so happy to have it! It just makes me smile.

I love these pastel items, too. That little putz house is adorable. Do you see the two tiny deer just above the snowman sticker on the left?  The lace samples are so pretty, and there are more on the other side.

I saved this for last. The ornament tray was wrapped in a cute bag from a shop in Laurie's area and tied with red tulle. She lined each opening with cupcake liners and filled them with tiny Christmas treasures. I love each and every little thing, but this guy...

may be my favorite. He's a sweetie.

Laurie also sent me a Christmas snippet roll that I'll share in my next post. You'll want to see it, I promise!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the vintage Christmas and that it puts you in the mood for the holidays - it won't be long now!

I didn't get great photos of what I sent Laurie, but she has some on her blog here. You can also see her pics of the things she sent me here (spoiler alert - her post includes the snippet roll.)

Also, Laurie is hosting a White Christmas Button Book swap on the Button Floozies blog. You can read about it here to get all the details including sign-up instructions. I'm signed up! Hope you'll join in!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Vintage Darlings Snippet Roll Swap Part Two - My Snippet Roll From Tabitha

Oh, yes - finally you get to see what Tabitha made for me for the Vintage Darlings snippet roll swap! Her work was exquisite as always, and the packaging was so sweet. I opened the box to find these little packets.

I had requested creams and neutrals for my snippet roll, and she found so many lovely things to include. She even made a tiny hanger for the spool!

Look at this little sweetheart! I love all the laces and the little beads.

And, oh, this velvet ribbon! It's such a lovely shade, and there's a wonderful button.

Another cutie - don't you love that little pouty face surrounded by vintage millinery flowers?

At the bottom Tabitha included some beaded floral bits. She didn't know that I had a few of those I used in swaps and had been hoarding my very last one to use on something for myself. I love them! Plus more velvet ribbon, beautiful lace and bugle beads.

She backed the roll with some vintage pieced satin. I thought at first it was just quilted, but every little square is a separate piece.

She sent lots of pretties along with the snippet roll - a bingo card, crocheted lace, velvet ribbon and beaded trim - and I especially love the little crocheted bit and the "coquette" label.

Also, a fun necklace from Good JuJu (my favorite shop in KC's West Bottoms,) a pretty napkin, a cabinet card. pretty mocha lace, a tiny ball of crochet thread and a little frozen Charlotte.

I feel totally spoiled. Thank you, Tabitha! And a big thank you to Heidi for organizing the swap!

For your viewing pleasure, here are links to blog posts by some of the other participants showing their snippet rolls. They're all wonderful!

Heidi and Jodie
Patty and Gypsy Rose
Laurie and Cerri

Monday, September 22, 2014

Vintage Darlings Snippet Roll Swap

Heidi Meyer who blogs at Sugah Beez hosted a snippet roll swap and I was so happy to join in. The theme of the swap was Vintage Darlings and the rolls were to include vintage photos of children. My photos were all found on Pinterest.

My partner was Tabitha and, as we've swapped before, I knew I'd be receiving something special and wanted to be sure to make something she'd love. Her color choice was white with touches of pink, aqua and mint.

I started with a strip of vintage dobby linen from a table runner and embellished away. I used bits of lace fabric, crocheted trim, tiny faux pearls, buttons, a MOP buckle and ribbon. It's impossible to get a good photo of the entire roll as it hangs, so I'll show the photos of each section in the order they appear on the roll, from top to bottom.
A wide strip of lace was added to the back to keep it looking neat.

And here's it is hanging on the wall before I rolled it up to send to Tabitha along with a few goodies for her future projects.

This was the first snippet roll I've made, but I can tell it's going to be a bit addictive. If you'd like to see more, you can visit Sugah Beez post here for links to the other participants.

My next post will showcase the beautiful snippet roll I received from Tabitha.