Thursday, June 19, 2008

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ephemera swap june 2008


ephemera swap june 2008
Originally uploaded by lbjonriver
Here is a sneak peek at the package Lisa will be receiving in the Vintage Ephemera Swap. The most fun was the Scrabble tile tray that says "AMIGA".
The second most fun part of th swap was the collaged interior of the brocade Victoria's Secret gift box.
But the very most fun will be seeing what she can create using all the "treasures".

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday

I've added just a sample of my favorite Flea Market Finds...in truth, every room in my home had its share of Flea Market and Tag Sale finds.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Birds and Bonnets Swap Rceived




The four panels from Karla and Beth's Birds and Bonnets Swap arrived and they are beautiful!It's so amazing that four different artists can make four different panels yet when they are combined, they look like a planned unit! This was a really interesting idea...start with a collection of images and see what happens in studios, workshops, and dining room tables when creative juices start flowing. The panels are so different and yet so "together"!




My panels come from:








Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.