Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Treasures in the mail

Look at the wonderful treats and beautiful creations from my Vintage Ephemera Swap partner Sarah!…Even the box was all decked out!!!

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You just know the contents are going to be over the top…and they were!

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Don’t even try to count everything! Except for the Santa light covers, everything was handmade by Sarah. There’s no way I could pick a favorite item…look and see what I mean…

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How could I pick the button tree ornament over the nutcracker embellished with German foil scrap?  Or the shadow box ornament with the holiday vignette… see how cute it is…

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If I were forced to pick a favorite, I might lean toward the pedestal vignette “Let it Snow”…

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It is right at home with its cousins, the hand painted set of Snowmen Christmas wine glasses I’ve had for years…and its brothers the Snowmen salt and pepper shakers…

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Don’t they all just like like a happy little snowmen family all gathered for the holidays?  Thank you Sarah…What a perfect gathering! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

1 comment:

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh my gosh, LaVerne! That is a fabulous cache of goodies! Sarah is a fabulous swap partner. I'm with way to pick a favorite.
Merry Christmas Eve my dear friend - here's a big {{{{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Love you, Nanner

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.


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.