Monday, June 30, 2008

More goodies from the Market of Fleas

Everyone is looking at Peter...except little sweet doll-without-arms...she is wondering why they aren't looking at her.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Good OLD Mother Goose

I'm pretty sure that if no more stuffed animals were made, there would still be too many. At our house, they seem to multiply by the day.

Vintage stuffed animals, however, are different.

I just listed this sweet Mother Goose. Is anyone doing a nursery rhyme themed nursery? She's perfect!

Looking around my house, I realized just how much I love these vintage creatures...

and last, but certainly not least, my beloved monkey band...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Curious Sofa Estate Sale!

Oh how I wish I could attend this!
The Curious Sofa is such a wonderful store in Kansas City. Even if you don't buy anything, you are sure to walk out with new ideas. Just have a look below, and be sure to visit Curious Sofa's Blog for more pictures that will make you want to drop everything and run to KC this weekend!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Great day at the Flea Market!

Our Saturday morning Flea Market can be hit and miss. For those of us who go every time we possibly can (like my mom and I), it pays off! You just never know what you might find. I just loved this vintage clown head guy.
Here are my other treasures from my last Flea Market trip....coming soon to my Etsy shop!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Goodbye sweet things!

As I grouped these items together today to package them up, I couldn't help but notice how sweet they all look together, all red white and blue. They are all going to one wonderful customer.

They are some of my favorites, and I will miss them, but I am sure they are going to a good home. The vintage first aid cabinet is just so perfect, and the sailor was my first listing on Etsy....I'm sure he will greet his new owner with a cheerful Ahoy!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

It Never Hurts to Ask!

During my latest Estate Sale outing, I drove up to a house and saw this. There wasn't a tag on it, but I figured I would ask if it was for sale.
"Well, I guess we could sell it....I don't see why not...," was the answer.
I did feel a little bit bad taking away something that had been with that house for so long, but it was even worse to think that the new owners would probably just throw it away. The horror of that!
So, "3355 So Braden" can live on happily somewhere else!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

One Vintage Birthday

I love to decorate with vintage things, even for birthday parties. These are pictures from my daughter's first birthday party.

The vintage: old painted red chippy "1" (0h look, here's ONE for sale!), plastic "happy birthday" cake decoration, red and white heart hankerchief, blue glass cake stand.

The made to look vintage: plastic bear containers with fun party hats filled with strawberry cherrios and pink, red and aqua m&ms (these served as decorations and party favors!).
*I loved this idea, "borrowed" from Sweet Eye Candy Creations...thank you, thank you, thank you Jennifer!
The yummy: homemade cupcakes and cake balls (except I use homeade frosting and melted chocolate chips for the coating)

The pretty: fresh flowers arranged by my (super talented) mom, and tied with vintage seam binding (thank Martha for the seam binding idea)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Searching for Vintage on Etsy

Etsy is a wonderful place to shop for new handmade items. It's also a great place to shop for vintage goodies. I love looking for both handmade and vintage items there!
Etsy recently made some changes, however, that make it a little harder to find vintage unless you know what you are doing.
As of May 5th, the default search on Etsy is only for handmade items. If you want to look for vintage items, you have to change your search (in the drop down menu at the top) to "vintage: tags and titles". You can also search for "all items: tags and titles" if you want to see all items, handmade and vintage, at once.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Canton, Texas

One of my favorite places to go vintage treasure hunting is Canton, Texas. Each month, on the weekend before the first Monday of the month, they have Trade Days. It is wonderful!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

New things coming soon...every day in JUNE!

Be sure to check out my Etsy Store, Bellalulu, every day in June. One new item will be added daily! FUN, FUN!

Up first, it's Little Miss June!