Friday, June 25, 2010

Confectionary Tins

For awhile now, I've been gathering tins decorated with roses.
I'll never pay more than $5 for one.
Most are made in England, Western Germany, and Holland, and some are definitely older than others.
I like to use mine to hold buttons and miscellaneous stuff.

They also make pretty flower containers.

I always use a glass vase filled with water as a liner, just incase the tin leaks.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More Bracelets

Both Sydney and Daphne wanted a button bracelet of their own.
I made theirs with new buttons, but added in a few vintage buttons too. Most of the buttons are plastic so it is nice and light for them to wear.

At church on Sunday, my mother said to me "well, where's mine?" so yesterday, I made her a bracelet too.
I used all old glass buttons. It turned out so pretty and sparkly!
My mommy is happy! She has her own, and loves that she can wear it with everything.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pretty Buttons!

One of my favorite purchase at Farm Chicks was this pretty charm bracelet.
I ran into Laura (WSU Laura) at the show and right away noticed the sparkly bracelet she was wearing. Right then, I knew I had to have one too!
Lisa (A Thing For Roses) created the bracelet using lots of pretty vintage buttons. I was thrilled when I found she had one left for me to buy.
I've now added a few more buttons from my stash of favorite buttons (you know, the ones you love so much that you never use) to it. I'm so happy to finally use some of my favs and love how the bracelet just keeps getting prettier!

A few weeks ago, I put together a few rings using a couple vintage buttons and an old earring. Big rings seem to be all the rage right now.
I love wearing these!

Tomorrow, is Sydney's last day of 1st grade.
She thought her teacher would like a button charm bracelet like mine, so I made one for her.
It turned out really pretty.

To wrap it, I made a little bag out of a vintage hanky.
The coordinating fabric flower is made from the same hanky. I glued the flower to a clothespin which made a great closure for the little bag.
Sydney then attached a note to her teacher.
Oh boy, is she going to miss Mrs. Emery!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Put To Good Use

I love my vintage lard can found at Farm Chicks.
Even more, I love my just picked peonies in it!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Farm Chicks - Part 2 - My Experience

Saturday morning, I was on my way (with my hubby) to my first Farm Chicks show -yeehaw!
Taking notes from other bloggers who have previously attended Farm Chicks, I was expecting a long ticket line. We arrived at the show at 10:45 a.m. to two very long ticket lines!
The wait wasn't all that bad. Thankfully the sun was shining, and those in line around us were a hoot!

I wholeheartedly intended to take lots of pictures.
Fact is, I was completely overwhelmed when I stepped inside!
I have never experienced anything quite like it. People where everywhere, you could hardly move. Vendors were trying to complete sale after sale after sale, sometimes many at a time, it was complete and utter madness, but absolutely amazing and so exciting!!
Here a a few random pics I took on Sunday.

I wish I could have captured the true essence of the show. Everything about it was quite remarkable really. The vendors put so much thought into their spaces and goods. To me, that is what prevailed throughout the entire show. It was fun to bump into fellow blogging friends and finally meet some in person too. It was just an all around great experience. I can't wait to go back!

Side note: Next year we're packing our own lunch. We wasted an hour of precious shopping time waiting in line to buy our lunch. We won't be doing that again!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Farm Chicks - Part 1

My Farm Chicks loot.

I managed to fill my cart (and then some) with no problem at all.

What's in my cart?
A vintage chenille bedspread, 11 vintage tablecloths, 4 tole trays, a candy box, old lard can, vintage floral tin, huge ribbon rose, vintage rose hat, and a vintage button charm bracelet.
What didn't fit?
The amazing old funeral basket and my bestest purchase of all (can't wait to share).

I loved the Farm Chicks frenzy!
More to come later...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Farm Chicks! Have Cart - Will Shop

Whoohoo!! I'm finally going to Farm Chicks!!
The other day, I made a liner for my vintage cart.

I can't wait to fill this baby with treasures!
I'll try to remember to take lots of pics at the show.
Have a fabulous weekend - I know I will!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Teacher Gift Idea

My baby graduated from preschool last week, so now, we have officially completed our preschool years. Oh boy, is that bittersweet!

I put together a little "Thank you" package for Daphne's teachers. I included a gift certificate to a local garden nursery, some flower seed packs, and attached a vintage hanky that I had made into a flower pin.

Summer vacation has somewhat started in our household. We're now just waiting for Sydney, she gets out of school on the 18th!