Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Brimfield Bliss!

We had such a fabulous time at Brimfield last week!
I read that there were over 6,000 vendors. Crazy, huh?
And that is 6,000 vendors selling just fabulous vintage finds and antiques, not the other "stuff" you sometimes find at flea markets.
Lots of high-end items and collectibles. Glass, pottery, jewelry, etc.
TONS of yummy furniture.
I wanted SO many things.
Next year I will bring a moving truck. Heehee.

Loved these dresses.

Especially the pink one.
Sorry to say, those are the only photos that I took of the booths. I was having too much fun chatting and shopping. Plus we had A LOT of ground to cover!!!

Here are some of my treasures that did make it home with me:

If you ever get a chance, it really is a must-visit!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Shop Goodies, Jewelry & A GIVEAWAY!!!

I've just finished a little update to the shop.

New ribbons, vintage cabochons, cameos, and velvet flowers.
Click HERE to see!

I've also added some vintage-inspired flower bracelets. They are all made using real brass
findings and filigrees that have been given an antique finish, as well as a mix of beautiful new and vintage glass beads and pearls. They will come wrapped in a simple kraft box, ready for gifting!

And, how about a Mother's Day giveaway???

To enter to win this lovely peachy-pink bracelet, just leave a comment on this post
sharing your favorite Mother's Day memory.

I'll randomly pick a winner next Sunday (5/10).

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Baskets

How lovely are these? I picked them up yesterday at a little sale put on by the Senior Center. I remember making these with my grandmother when I was little. We'd fill them with little candies and flowers from the yard. Then we'd load them in my red wagon and deliver them to her neighbors. Sadly, it seems as though the May Day traditions (at least in our area) have died out.
The crepe paper they used is fabulous. Nice and thick, not like the crepe you can buy today. It must have come from someone's stash from long ago. The ruffles are all sewn, and then twisted by hand. I can only imagine how much time was put into each of them. It breaks my heart that they were selling them for just $2 each...

I also participated in ArtsyMama's May Basket Swap! I was thrilled to be paired up with Heidi. She has a lovely etsy shop filled with vintage treasures that you MUST check out!

This is the beautiful package she sent me! A vintage hat box filled with vintage treats. The box itself is fantastic! Plus it was stuffed with trims, a lovely vase, necklaces, ephemera, millinery flowers... all in gorgeous shades of blue.

My favorites were this adorable crocheted doll dress ( I feel a new collection coming on!) and this sweet old photo! Thank you SO much, Heidi!!!!

This is the "basket" that I mailed to her.

Heidi said she liked metals, rusty things, old papers, poem books, millinery, and art bits. I had a lot of fun hunting for treasures for her! Such a fun swap!