Sunday, August 29, 2010


I didn't know what to name my post today. I'm feeling a little sad because today I gave my 30 day notice to pull out of my space at Cliff Ave. Antiques. I'm not making much money it's time to move on. For now I will just focus on doing the monthly flea markets in town and the 2 junkfests in the spring and fall. I just wish there was a place here for me that sold items like I do and where the rent isn't outrageous.
Leaving a few pictures with you from my will soon be gone! If you live in town and see something you like then feel free to stop up at Cliff Ave. Thanks!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Creative Projects keeping me busy!

So I really seem to get nothing done in this house because my mind only thinks one way...what can I make? What can I create? I have a mass of mannequins sitting in my garage so I decided last night to alter one. I used patterns, old book pages and sheet music to alter her. I did it in layers to give her a nice affect. I also have spent the week making jewelry. I just can't stop. I'd rather do something creative then clean my house. So please, please don't drop in unannounced for coffee or such because you would laugh at my mess. LOL I did have a mom of a friend of Westin's stop in today embarrassing! I showed her what I was working on to explain the "mess situation" in our home. I think most moms understand. If you are creative and artsy you probably get it too! Create...the house can wait!
Have a great week everyone...probably be spending mine cleaning!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I just wanted to let everyone know that I am listing vintage Halloween Beistle / H.E. Luhrs items on ebay today. I have a box full of Halloween goodies that I will be listing until they are gone. Here are some goodies! Check them out !*cottage*charm/m.html?_dmd=1&_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Midsummers Night Dream Swap

I participated in a Midsummer's Night Dream Swap with Heidi German of Vacuuming In High Heels and Pearls She sent me an awesome swap package...I feel so blessed to have her as my partner. I received a Midsummer's Night Dream Tea Party Package complete with cups and plates. The cups had candles in them. I also received fairy dust, dewdrops, little cracker/chocolate mushrooms to eat, books to read aloud, button flowers that never die, twinkle lights, little fairy stickers, moss covered rocks, a wind chime, moonlight path lotion and a pretty brooch to wear. WOW! I feel like my swap package didn't even come close, so I will send some more fun things to her soon!
Have a great week...I will be back soon with some fun goodies I picked up at an Architectural shop in town!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Some awesome finds

I took Hayden and McKale out today to a thrift store so we could get out of the house. We didn't find much at the thrift store which was disappointing and so busy! I took a different way home then the way I went to the thrift store. I saw a house with a bunch of boxes sitting in the yard and lots of vintage/old stuff. I turned around and got out of the car to ask the lady if they were having a sale. She said no, but if I saw something I wanted then make an offer. I found some neat stuff. A 60's or 70's wire dress form (it has other parts to it...stands up...I have to figure it out), an old fan, a metal pic-nic basket, Halloween light up blow mold, a childs projector with film, lotto game, an old lock, old chalk board, some oval frames, and an old metal cooler. That will be awesome as a planter or something since the top was missing. I also got an old toy from 1964, but it was in the house, so I didn't get a picture of it. I went to another garage sale and got a box of Halloween stuff and there is alot of vintage paper decorations. Most of those I will put on Ebay later on this fall. (Those aren't pictured either).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I made a duvet cover today!

Quick post...I have a baby who wants his mama! I made a duvet cover for my bed today out of vintage sheets. I snapped a couple quick photos of it. There are some pictures of the top of the duvet and I flipped it over so you could see the other side. This is a reversible duvet. Two looks for out of one duvet. It was my first attempt. It's definitely not perfect, but I am getting the hang of sewing and love making things for my home. Later today I will be listing some of my vintage sheets and pillowcases on Etsy and Ebay (user name chippy*cottage*charm). I have soooo many that I thought I could share some. I find them all the time! Lucky me! Have a great week!