Thursday, July 24, 2014

Some of My Treasures From Branson Trip

You know that wherever I go, I can find vintage items, don't you?  John says I can sniff them out.  LOL  On our little mini vacation last week to Branson, MO, I found a cute little consignment shop with booths and found quite a few goodies. 
I found these two enameled pot lids that can be used for kitchen towel holders like Brenda did in Cozy Little House.  These will go on my Etsy shop after my Christmas week.
The cute little spice rack will go in the kitchen someday!
I found three very different egg cups, a doggie figurine, tin molds, s&p shakers in cobalt blue and a stack of little oval plates. 
I love this tiny sewing piece.  It has a drawer for thread and one for needles.  And a pincushion attached at the top.
Isn't this crocheted lace gorgeous?  I'm planning on using it on shelving on a vintage piece I'm restoring for the kitchen.  Seven and one half yards!  WOW!
A pretty plate, a little birdhouse and a cute wooden angel.
Some unique ceramic pieces including a small piece to hang on the wall in the kitchen (leaning up against the s&p shakers)  to put your rings in.  My Nana had one of these so this is a special piece to me.
The beautiful salt and pepper shaker on the little tray are cut crystal and you cannot believe how heavy they are.
This dainty little floral teapot will be made into a fountain at some point and time.  Isn't it sweet?
My bargain of the day.  This cute little table for $1.00!!  The top is veneer and is all wavy, but I am going to tear it off and adhere a whole new round table top.  I loved that it had the little metal feet still on it.  A $1.00!!!!
And you can see across the back the pretty linens I found.  A table set with cherries embroidered and two beautiful vintage tablecloths.  Also, there is a stack of hankerchiefs that you can hardly see.  I just can't resist those.
So, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been very busy working on items for my Etsy shop for the Christmas in July week which is this week.
Today, I added these cute French fabric ornaments which come in a set of three.
Be sure and come by and visit.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Few Days Away!

John and I decided to take a short trip and we went to Branson, Missouri.  If you've never been there, it is a wonderful place to visit.  They have so many different kinds of entertainment that you would surely find something you liked.
We always go to see this group - the Haygoods.  We've seen them about 6-7 times and each time the show is as good or better than before.  This is a family of five brothers and one sister who put on an amazing show.  They've been entertaining for over 20 years starting at Silver Dollar City.  Now they perform in one of the big theatres on the Strip and last year were named the "Entertainers of the Year" in Branson.
They play over 20 different instruments and their show is always a clean and enjoyable show.
If you are ever in Branson, you must see whatever show is going on at the Sight and Sound Theatre.  This year it is Jonah
The sets for Jonah are extraordinary and include a 50 foot ship that weighs over 30,000 tons.
Sight and Sound productions are known for including animal cast members and Jonah features 30 live animals including sheep, highlander cattle, camels, alpacas, horses, llamas, a sheep dog, birds, zebus and miniature donkeys.
This show carries you over land and sea, across deserts, into royal palaces and deep within the belly of a big fish.
The Titanic
There is a $1 million exact replica of the Grand Staircase in the exhibit of the Titanic.  You can touch an iceberg, steer the ship, receive a boarding pass and see over 400 artifacts.
So, there is definitely something for everyone.  We were blessed with the most perfect weather.  It was in the 70's during the days we were there.
There are tons of fantastic places to eat.  And we did eat!!
There are malls, outlets and craft stores galore.  One of the most fantastic fabric shops is in Branson.  And yes, I did go there!
We stopped on our way home in Joplin at one of my favorite Antique stores and shopped.  Well, I shopped and John sat!
My flowers went beserk while I was gone.  That Sweet Potato Vine has just grown and grown and so have the Petunias.  There was rain here while we were gone so I'm sure that helped the plants out greatly.
Bella was not a happy camper while we were gone.  Tiffany tried to take care of her, but she just wasn't going to be a happy dog.  So, we'll probably take her with us next time.
John made the trip just great and we had a wonderful time.  I am determined to get the most out of life with him by my side.  Life can change so quickly!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas in July Preview

A small preview of Christmas in July which is next week on my Etsy shop 
starting on July 21-27.
These are some of the Christmas stockings I have made.  Behind them is a Believe pillow in burlap.
More Christmas stockings in various colors and styles.  The pillow in the background is gray burlap with snowflakes in an all over print.  The poinsettia pillow has tiny gold beads hand sewn to some of the flowers.  The table runner is sprigs of holly and is edged with a deep red and white tiny polka dot. ruffle.
The two small printed pillows are reproduction fabric of vintage hankerchiefs.  In the center of the bench is one of the small Christmas wreaths made out of vintage children Christmas cards.  The garland on the bench is a very generous and fully gathered muslin garland.  This garland looks good in the Fall also.
The garland in this photo is made out of a vintage Christmas tablecloth and is attached to a red and white striped binding.
This is a large Christmas wreath made like my 4th of July one.  I used reproductions of vintage Christmas cards and most of them are Santas and small children.
Hope you are enticed by this preview and will be back on Monday for the start of the sale.  Different items will be added each day.