These tags were assembled for the Itty Bitty Book Club (on Flickr) as part of a swap hosted by Mary Ann (follow your bliss)...Each participant made 15 tags...could be the same one copied and embellished 15x or could be all different...Obviously these are all different...I literally cleaned house with this project...all scraps and recycled bits of paper and ephemera...some images were received in swaps, some cut from catalogs...or torn from old books...or snipped from wrapping paper...if anything looks familiar, it probably is...an old (2005-ish) calendar provided the words of inspiration or affirmation that formed the theme-Sweet Swntiments...each tag has one to provide the "Sweet" and then I went " window shopping" (there's another whole blog...does anyone go window shopping anymore?) and I found lots of bits and pieces to carry each message...one of the most fun swaps I've ever done and certainly one of the most "Green". Needless to say, lots of pink showed up...and even more Pink Thoughts...Thank you, Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday, and congratulations on its success...I'm off to visit some of the others...and to work on a fun swap for Paper Cowgirl Retreat coming up in June.
Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...
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.
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.
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.
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
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.