Monday, December 30, 2013

The End

Well here it is the end of 2013

Happy New Year and I am looking forward to see what treasures we all find in the year 2014.
I am going to start--Again-- trying to eat less sugar. I love sweets and when I am anxious about something I bake LOL and it shows on me I look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy's girlfriend LOL

I have done this several times eat healthy like fruits and veggies for some months then get so hungry for a fresh carrot cake with cream cheese icing I bake one and eat 1/2 of it all at once. Really
I can't do anything in moderation so don't tell me this LOL

A dear friend of mine made me this card last year

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from My Shed to Yours

What a beautiful Day in my neighborhood Merry Christmas one and All


Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Little Mouse

Merry Christmas

I purchased this sweet little Hallmark ornament for my Grandmother when she was still alive. It reminded me of her when I first seen it she was always a seamstress and taught me how to embroidery she tried to teach me how to crochet but I just couldn't get it LOL. And who doesn't love a little Christmas Mouse? I set her in one of my sterling silver large ladles in my kitchen window


Then I love this Old World Santa made from an old quilt another item I have had for years. Since blue is my favorite color I just had to have him. A Missouri artist named Kathy Bierly made it . She use to be my neighbor then moved away to Paris. He has a  burlap back pack and he had fresh greens with red berries in it when I bought it. He is 24 inches tall

     Is anybody besides me tired? I am going to bed early tonight LOL    

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

This is a soft little green feather tree I also bought years ago and have always put vintage little ornaments on  it which makes the little tree look vintage also


The usually cover  little wooden stand with something pretty like cotton or a lace doily. The little stockings I found in a box of vintage Christmas decorations and have always loved them . They are 3 inches top to toe end.

The little cardboard angel is vintage and the little metal rusty worn bells 

I'm getting it all out for an old fashion Christmas. I'm not going for a glamorous Christmas this year just an old time one 

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Crown of Christmas

I still have a few little Christmas goodies to share, not the Christmas items you may expect, just things I like around the house at this time of year


My gold crown I bought a couple years ago at the downtown sidewalk sales. I think it looks good sitting in front of my Santos doll


I have these sitting on top of my old chippy shabby kitchen cabinet in my eating area of my kitchen
I like this little clown doll I found once and leave her out year around because I like her pink frilly dress and then I added her pearls and a lace collar

I have a cabinet in the studio I leave Christmas &  Santa's in year round

I covered my TV up with a white fancy lacy pillowcase not to ruin my pretty vignette  LOL

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Father Christmas

Here is some of my vintage Christmas molds. The little one I bought in Glascow Missouri at an auction in the late 1980's when they were red hot in price.This auction had 2 rings goings and the front of the Santa mold was in front yard on a table and the back of it was on a  table in the back yard so I had to really do some maneuvering back and fort to watch when it was selling. That was the best sale I had ever been to as far as real old antique Christmas items went . Made in Germany and numbered 17573 also front and back is numbered 31 and 32.

This large Hello Kiddies Santa mold I bought t a yard sale and it was in original old cardboard box and I threw the box it away ! That was before I knew to keep any original box,and then I found out this mold was selling in shops for $250.00. I am sure I got it in the 1980's also. It is 12 inches tall where the little father Christmas one is 5 1/2 inch tall. However today things just aren't worth as much as they were in the 1980's.

I got the little Christmas Tree just a few years ago and I don't think it is an antique one due to the clips and it just looks new compared to my old ones. I think they look good sitting on my little plaid lunch box.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Vintage Christmas

I got a few items out to display for decorations anyway. I went to get some Christmas items to use in  the kitchen I had in my storage room however after digging around I noticed a few things I had forgotten about so decided to use them in a little vignette .
I love these old Christmas tins. I think I got them both at the same estate sale. One is a Henry Clive tin.This is the lid i'm showing you.

Henry Clive
Once when I was in Portland Oregon I went to an antique show there and a lady had this same tin on display and she is the one told me who Henry Clive was etc & that the tins were from the 1920's. I got it at an estate sale of a younger gal here in town who owned Gail's Chinatown. I am sure that is why she had this tin with the little china doll on the tin


Then I have this old tin I got an same estate sale and I loved her face it reminded me of Charles Dana Gibson girls . I didn't realize for sometime that her white fluffy fur around her neck was a dog . This is the lid of the tin I bet a fruit cake came in it years ago.

Gorgeous I think

See Her fur collar with the Dog in it? 

Anyway I am getting a few things out  

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Coming

I am working on getting Christmas decorations out piece by piece. Seems like working 2 jobs and keeping my etsy store up and the house and trying to keep connected to friends and family I am a little busy. Also I bet age has something to do with it LOL
We didn't get the snow that St Louis and southern Missouri got today. I like snow just not the freezing rain under it. Oh and it's cold like 6 degrees
This is a little house I put on my tree a couple years ago which I may use it again on my white tree. I bought several of the little repo cardboard houses and used them all around the house, I even have a couple gorgeous pink houses with the bottle brush trees attached. This fringe I even draped around my tree for garland .

    Then I love my music paper stars I got them at a store that sold Wendy Addison paper pieces, however these don't have her name on them

  I am working on getting my white tree decorated tomorrow. I'll get it all together eventually

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013


I was out shopping with the older gentlemen I check on for his family that lives overseas. We needed computer Christmas letterhead paper for his annual Christmas letter I am helping him with also needed the pretty envelopes to match the paper.
He wanted a Christmas wreath hook to hang on his door and as we walked pass all the Christmas decorations my eye went straight to the little 5 inch silver chandelier. I just had to have it LOL I have some hanging in the studio from my ceiling fans over my work tables. This one is 5 inches and was only $2.

I was up at one of my sisters house over the weekend ,the one who is cleaning out her house to move and she had a few little things she wanted to give me
We both like blue birds and she gave me this vintage postcard with the blue bird. I ask her are you going to give me the blue bird plates ? No was my answer LOL I thought I would try anyway LOL


Now I have got to get busy and get some Christmas decoration pictures to post it's not like I don't have any Christmas decor

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