Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bunk Beds in An Attic Space & Blog Shop Markets

See this weed below?
It means summer is coming!
 And that means more time at the lake.

Last year we had just started working
on the inside of our summer home.

It was a rough summer.
Not much boating.
Not much playing.
A lot of work.

But we think the results
were worth it!

 And this summer we are going
to tackle the kid's room.

How are we going to fit
bunk beds in an attic space?
I've grabbed some ideas
from Pinterest.... we have a unique
space to fill!
I will have pictures to
show you ... when we
figure it out.
And today is blog shop...
linking my Bella Rosa Shop

There's a 20 percent off Bella Rosa coupon
link waiting on both of their pages!

Plus, check out what other blogs
are sharing today.
Sometimes you'll find vintage,
handmade, and collectibles.

What's not to love
about shopping the blogs?


Stay tuned for some
of my latest finds:

Flower frogs (one is green glass!)
Industrial Doo Dads
Petite Suitcase
and more!

Friday, April 26, 2013

In Different Shades of Pink

Whew! It is Friday.
And that means another
Pink Saturday has arrived!
Other than spending time
with my Dear Bebe,
I have been working
in my shop...
 so I really
haven't had much
time to check out
Pinterest or visit
other bloggers.
All this to say the only
pinks I have today are from my
Bella Rosa store.
So without further ado:
Showing off different shades of pink
from my latest listings from the past two weeks.

are glowing in a vibrant hot pink

Some pinks are peeking out
through this compote of
vintage shabby glass

Lovely pink roses grace the tops of

 was the most interesting
of the week...
The makers mark is also
 unknown to me
Need to get out my books and do
some more research.
But the roses
trimming the edge
 caught my eye
as well as the green "lining."
Very unique!

A sweet old example of
ribbon work... on an
postcard... to their
majesties the Kind and Queen!

Nothing says cozy cottage like

This Christmas elf is so cute!

I have probably highlighted this
one before but I think it is worthy!

Beautiful Queen Anne

Just adored this vintage

And my favorite... a pink powder puff wand!
Linking to Pink Saturday
Big thanks to Beverly for hosting
us each week!
Have a great weekend!
Feel free to check out our discounted
Mystery Sale page too...you
never know what you are going to find.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Getting Industrious

Having fun today uploading
some new inventory to my shop.
You could say I'm getting
This is a great old camera
outfit for decorating
a vintage movie themed room.

This is how it looks when folded
without the flash.

I like it either way!

I'm selling these vintage film 
reels in two sets of five.
Another great way to decorate
a wall or to scatter throughout
a bookshelf. 

Leaning tower of film reels perhaps?

These old film canisters are great
for storage too!

And they fit nice and neat into
this vintage metal carrying case.

But the most fun we had today
was with this child's classroom
face making set.
(Will probably list in my Etsy shop)
I'm almost finished with my
"new" arrivals...
All of the items found in this post
are in my Industrial category, here.
Coming up more vintage jewelry,
ephemera, antique china,
ornaments and vintage Bobbsey
Twins/Nancy Drew books.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Featured Today on Etsy: Vintage Wedding Theme & A Blog Shop!

Some days I feel so with it.

I have a Twitter account, I'm on Facebook, I have a smart phone.

Oh yes, I'm sooooo smart. Wink Wink!

I even have an Etsy mobile app on my phone.

So when a message came in that I had been featured in an Etsy Treasury... I was like "WOW" how cool is that?

Now, I know it is common to be featured in an Etsy Treasury, but today after being stuck in traffic and hearing about all kinds of sour news on the radio, it really lifted my spirits. It is the little things sometimes, don'tcha think?

Anyway, today's treasury theme was "Victorian Wedding Gala".... and here is my listing used:

I have a pair of stereoview cards of a Victorian Wedding....
Which can be found here in my Etsy shop.
And today just so happens to be BLOG SHOP day over at How Sweet the Sound so I am going to be OH SO CLEVER and link up my shop today.
The techonology.
The fun of blogs!
The fun of shopping in your PJ'S... even better.

Monday, April 22, 2013

On the Editing Room Floor

Each week as I am listing new items
  There are a few that just don't make it into the shop.
Kind of like pieces of celluloid
cut from an old film.

Maybe I thought I wanted to keep it...

Or I just thought I had a lot of china
already in the shop...

Or maybe, just maybe, the item was too heavy to pick up!

Yes, this was the case this week.
Just not sure how I'm going to sell this printer's tray
and all of these awesome letters...

 Or maybe I had too many goodies I thought paper ephemera could wait..

 Even if it contained sweet pink ribbon work like this postcard...

Or maybe I  thought it was too boring?
Depression glass is not a hot seller right now...
Now to figure out what to do with them.
Maybe my Etsy store. Or the booth.
Or, to wait for another day.
When I pick them up off of "the edit room floor"

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Carnival Party Planning: Five Months and Counting

Is it too early to start planning for a party in the fall?

Nah, I didn't think so either!

How much fun does this look like?
I know, a lot of work, huh?

SO maybe now you understand why I might just be getting a head start...

I probably won't get this fancy...

But I might be able to pull something like this off...
Or at least something similar!

Going to make our own games... bean bag toss anyone?

How easy is this to put together? I like the soda bottle idea!

I already found tickets...at the dollar store!

Will be posting updates throughout the summer... if you have any ideas
I'd be happy to hear about them!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beautiful and Vintage: New Arrivals Are Here and A Prayer for Boston

Just in... our latest arrivals are up!

From a vintage girly powder puff wand to beautiful NIPPON china, to
vintage Christmas elves, you'll find something to cheer you.

Also this week... our MYSTERY SALE is focusing on jewelry because we
just got in some wonderful new pieces. Check them out here.

For the sweet and romantic at heart... a vintage LEFTON wall pocket, a romantic fairy tale about the 12 Dancing Princesses and some wonderful pieces to feel beautiful right at home.

We hope you enjoy browsing our site, whether you are buying or just enjoying a brief break from the latest news of what happened in Boston. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were hurt, either physically or emotionally. Praying for great healing for all.

We are counting our blessings.

Linking to Blog Shop linky party at How Sweet the Sound.... better late than never!

and Teacup Tuesday at