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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gave It Away

OMGosh we had a flash flood here last night and of course I had to get water in the lower level of my house where my studio is !!!!!
My drain outside my walk out basement guess couldn't take all the rain and it ran in under my doors. I have dealt with this for years and everytime it happens I want to SELL and MOVE !!! I forget to check the drain make sure it isn't plugged up. OK done with venting  LOL

I am sure you that have read my blog before know I am cleaning house decluttering and it's been going on since last October here it is almost a year and the house is still packed . I have moved a lot !! of smalls out friends have came over and graciously bought some items. Anyway getting back to this post I had a set of dishes I got at an auction a few years ago got it for almost nothing and I just couldn't stand to see it left behind for the auction company to throw in the trash. I brought it home had it packed in several boxes and my sister was over one day talking about having all her kids and in laws over for a dinner and I ask her if she had a set of dishes big enough that everyones setting matched? No she said so I ask her how would you like to have a place setting for 12 that all matches and has all the serving pieces?

                                                                               

There was 3 platters 

I used the china cups on a Christmas tree one year that I had all white ornaments on

It made a pretty table setting I thought my sister said she like it and was glad to have everything match for her family dinner 
 Wait there more 
These are  pieces that I couldn't get on my table to show 

I use to have so much fun standing all day at country auctions looking at all the old treasure also use to spend a lot of my hard earned money LOL


Best I remember I gave $50 for this entire set of 12  look at that huge platter on the left side of the table it will hold a 30 lb turkey LOL


Well I must go down stairs and see if my dehumidifier has helped my wet floor situation 



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Friday, August 29, 2014

Pretty Pink Slips

I was going through a stack of linens and vintage clothing I have and seen my vintage full slips laying in the pile at one time they were a cream color and white color I decided I wanted to play with the Ritz dye and so now I have 3 vintage pink slips .
                                                          
I am very aware that a lot of the bloggers today are young very young and never wore a full slip in their life LOL They might say oh yes my great grandmother wore those LOL (talking about you 20-35 year old gals  my daughters age

                                           

Well girls I wore them back in the 1960's under my very best dresses you just would never leave the house with out a  full slip under you dress and I remember the garter belts I wore and then also those horrible griddles!!!!! and I was young back then under 20 years of age .Now I wonder who would have known if I didn't have a slip on.Now days I don't wear a slip under any dresses I just make sure they aren't see through

My favorite slips are the rayon crepe slips ohhhh they feel so elegant nothing like just the nylon slips which are also beautiful . I guess this was a remissness of back in the days ?


                                                                   


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Germany Visitors


I had visitors from Germany yesterday.  A couple I have become friends with are in town from Munich Germany visiting his dad which I check on every week because he is in an assisted living complex.
Anyway Manuella brought me a gift one she made and one she bought for me plus German chocolate which is so good.

                                                                               

        The lotion is shower gel Plegende Cremedusche Aldo Vandini

                                                                         

I love this little make up pouch The green material she said is from Bavaria also the button and the pink material is from France since they live in Munich guess they go to France once in a while.She said she loves to mix vintage material with new material. magine that just like us LOL 
She is a big quilter and buys lots of material when they are in America. They were visiting friends in Iowa and she found a Joann's fabric store and said she went crazy buying fabric and sewing notions . They always buy extra suitcases for their purchases when over here.They come every August for an entire month .
I gave her a vintage white linen table runner with crochet edges which she picked out ,we were in the studio playing and she admired this piece so i told her she could have it. I have a big table full of vintage linen I am ready to part with anyway. 

I don't know why I didn't get pictures yesterday when we were all out to lunch. I suggested a Mexican restaurant here since she had never been to a Mexican restaurant in america. Her husband had his taste buds on Bar B Que LOL I said we'll go there when they get back from Arizona . They are in Kansas City Today to visit the Steamboat Arabia 

I went on and on didn't I ? LOL 
going to the studio to play a while xoxo 


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pink Painted Shoes

Pink Pink


First pink shoes are these gorgeous 1960's pointed toed beaded and sequin high heel shoes I got at an estate sale once where the lady had all glamorous clothes from the late 1950's and early 1960's which I have always liked and coveted.
These had a dress to match with same beads and I didn't pick it up because it was so small however I knew  I was not going to ever wear them I just hang them in my studio Oh well one of those things you left behind you wish you had gotten at an estate sale
                                                             

All leather and gorgeous
                                                                             

Reminds me of Doris Day  Hollowood days back when in the old movies they always dressed so matchy matchy which I still love. I bet she had silky pink evening gloves to match also

Another remembrance of the studio playing days. I did a post once on a pair of vintage high heels I picked up at a yard sale once they had the old 1960's era look pointed toes and kitten heels however  not a bright enough  pretty color. I was painting furniture and chairs in the studio so thought why not these shoes. I just love the bubble gum pink paint I had.

                                                     
After pink paint and fancy shoe clips
                                                                 
                                               

 This is the before picture of course before my talent of painting shoes. I made them new insoles from an old calendar page
                                                                               

      Isn't these shoe clips just fabulous ? I have loved rhinestones since I was a teenager. I have a collection of vintage shoe clips also and not ready to part them just yet . Well maybe for a big price $$$ LOL              

                                                                               



You have to agree they are prettier now 




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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lace

As you do I love vintage lace and have a couple old suit cases and a couple hat boxes full of old lace I have picked up at auctions years ago. It is so much easier now days to go to an estate sale or resale store to find treasures. Years ago it was an all day chore to stand 8 to 10 hours waiting on a special item you wanted and then it went for 3 times what you was willing to pay for it. I remember I wanted a dress form mannequin and thought I would bid  as high as $150 and it went for over $300 and people was shocked. This was a small town auction but two of us wanted it real bad for our studios anyway I did LOL  She had a wire skirt also just beautiful she was .

                                                                       

I am going through all of my lace and going to part with some of it for my etsy shop. It's hard to decide and how much. I don't know if gals wants little pieces or a yard ? What would you want the length to be in lace you were going to purchase? Me I wanted it all any length LOL
                                                         


   

I have more lace than I will ever use on any of my projects so will share it 

I didn't open the little cardboard suitcases yet to show what is in them however I will .
I have cotton and nylon lace


It is all just beautiful  I already listed some vintage pom pom fringe trim in my shop 

Isn't this vintage crochet trim wonderful? 


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Papier

I just love pretty wrapping paper beautiful cards any vintage advertising cards.I have drawers full of papers that I have hoarded that I think is just to pretty to throw away ,
I am going through lots of it and making a box of papers to sell for any one making journals or greeting cards etc. The more I look at it the more I love it .
This is just a couple of paper things which I'm sure any studio gal has or is looking for . This is some paper place mats I found at a local kitchen gadget store . I used with some of red  & white transferware plates

                                                                       
This is a book I purchased and love it. It has the most amazing items all made out of paper of course . I have a metal shopping cart full of beautiful hallmark toile wrapping paper , also a roll of white flocked wall paper I bought years ago maybe 19 , I bought it to make cards out of however it's to stiff. It is the kind that looks like old ceiling tile in old general stores back in the 1800's

                                                                                       


Paper dress out of this book



These are some paper dolls peeking out from a cabinet crammed with other vintage treasures

I know today everyone is posting pictures about painted furniture and all their redos which I love however I think I only have one more well maybe two more furniture items to paint then i'm done ? 

Today I am just cruising  the studio of things I like and paper is on the list 


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Monday, August 11, 2014

Good Stuff

Hi There
I am down in the studio piling things up to put either on line in my etsy shop or next indoor sale.I can't believe what all I have sold and my house both floors are still packed with treasures of course.
I think my stuff is having babies when i'm away LOL
I' m ready to part with some boxes of old lace I have hoarded for years I will keep an amount to use in my card making

                                                   

I think my next adventure in life will be to have a clean house (uncluttered) and travel. I enjoyed my New York trip so much I am definitely going back soon as my friend has time for me which won't be for over a year. She and her husband go to Portugal twice an year and have friends stay with them over there also at their apartment over there. I met Pat  a dear friend of hers that is going to Portugal in October this year with her. Can't wait for my turn. Next October 2015

                                                                         

I am not ready to part with any of my buttons just wanted to give you all a heads up on that LOL and speaking of heads up these gals are leaving the studio also I have sold all my vintage hats so don't need their heads any longer .I know they look pitiful but they served their hats wonderfully .


The one on the right end is the one I covered with a Trader Joe's grocery sack LOL she is a little ruff around the edges ,the paper was just to heavy of course the middle one I painted with my metallic silver paint , the tall one had a scratched nose so I added some makeup to her and it has always stayed on



Anybody out there need any empty thread spools for projects? I can part with some .
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