Thursday, December 13, 2012
It seems that the holidays are almost here and I am still running to catch up. I have most of my decorating done...so I'm sharing the five pictures which my iPad allows me to post. The first picture is of my mantle with two new lamps purchased at a great (low) price from Hobby Lobby. I added my small crystal snowflakes to the bottom of the one lampshade. I love how the light plays with the crystals. Next picture is of my new tree topper angel. I have searched for her for many years. My Toy Shoppe was 'established' in 1993 ~how the years fly by! I made it in a cheese crate. If you enlarge the picture, you will see a Santa peeping out the bay window. I have many special glass blown ornaments hanging on a metal branch next to the sliders in the dining room. The last picture is of my newest Wee Forest Folk mouse. Couldn't resist! HaPpY HoLiDaYs! I am linking to The Cottage Market http://www.thecottagemarket.com/2012/12/junkin-joe-vintage-and-thrifty-finds.html
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Methinks I have been shopping a bit too much in the past two months... Some of these new treasures were purchased at estate sales for decent prices~so that must cancel out some of the more pricey treasures I had to have, right?! Hard to tell how tiny some are. The wooden chair stands less than 16" tall. Love the tortoise shell glasses ($4.00!) and the brass oil lamp with the glass shade ($5!). Love all the vintage blown glass ornaments purchased at two estate sales~great prices. The Dutch doll stands about four inches tall and is vintage. The tiny mouse family who will reside in the 144th scale secret book range from 3/8" down to 1/4" tall...teeny! Adore the black kitty which was hand sculpted out of paper mâché just like the methods used two centuries ago. He is on top of a small cabinet of my mice-keeping watch for a stray. Yet another velvet pumpkin has joined my collection. I bought a deep red one for the Christmas holidays. And there are other treasures not pictured...I'll have to do another blog on the cement statuary I have been collecting~much of it vintage. My house is bursting at the seams~but I have a smile on my face!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
So...this fall, I decided to do less for HaLLoWeEn; buy less, decorate less; obsess less (?!?). One out of three isn't so bad... This witch paper cutting joins my collection of Scherenschnitte.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
...with my new curio cabinet! This curio is not new...I found it at a furniture resale shop. It was custom made using cherry wood and the price was right! I have to admit that I didn't realize that it would be so heavy. But with help from my husband, we got it inside. He also volunteered to attach it to the wall so there would be no question of it falling over. I really like how is has changed that end of the room. As you can see, I have started decorating for HaLLoWeeN~ but haven't taken any tubs out of the attic yet. I see that I need to do something with the cord off the mantle~still fussing! Last year, I had one HaLLoWeeN lamp. Last month, the store I bought it from had a sale...so I ended up with two more! Who can resist a great sale and I had to have three...isn't that a rule in decorating?!
Monday, August 6, 2012
First up for my thrifty treasures is a new wooden stool~love the chippy green paint. Looks like I have started a new collection-this joins another stool I bought a few months ago.
Monday, July 23, 2012
As I look around my home, I see my cloche collection has grown immensely over the past few years. Most contain miniatures~ two of my favorite possessions. The first pictured cloche appealed to me because of the acorn. Inside is a new little teacup stump house I just made for my Wee Forest Folk./>
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Today's shopping excursion included a stop at a favorite store's warehouse sale, where the annual excitement of 'all things SpOoKy' began for 2012. I love a bargain and the lamp and the pumpkin head guy were half price-they had to come home with me! (Don't tell my husband that I already have a smaller lamp just like this...but more than one of something always looks great!)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I have been having much fun planning and planting fairy gardens. I look for unusual containers, like this chicken waterer, which has old marbles in the glass water jar. I added a tiny ceramic chick to add more whimsey along with the hen and chick plants.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I’m joining Laura from The Ironstone Nest (http://www.theironstonenest.com/2012/06/my-favorite-things-link-party.html) to share pictures of a few of my favorite things. Luckily for you, my iPad will only let me share five pictures at a time on my blog...or you might be bored with all my favorite things...I tend to get carried away! First is a picture of my African violets, which love the windows in our living room.