Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Very First Artfire Feature: Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

I just opened an Artfire shop this afternoon and much to my surprise, I was featured in a fabulous collection this evening. What a lovely end to a lovely day. A big thank you to Hookedonyarnct for making me immediately feel welcome in this new venture! Be sure to check out her wonderful shop full of crocheted goodies from hats to coasters. Here is her beautiful collection:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Home for the Holidays!

Vintage Market Team is hosting a fabulous holiday sale, now through the new year. Below you'll find a fun promotional video that showcaswes some of the goodies you can find by searching  the tag vmteamhoho on Etsy. Search often as this is a three part holiday sale that will run through the new year, with lots of fantastic vintage items you can give as gifts, or use to entertain and decorate. Happy HoHo hunting!!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day: Ships Ahoy Novelty Print

This adorable fabric is the perfect addition to any nautical decor. I love the seersucker texture, the patriotic color palette and the adorable sailboats. You can find this vintage darling in my Etsy store right now.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day. Juvenile Giraffe Adorable Novelty Print

Now that I have children, I am a sucker for novelty print fabrics, both new and old. This little treasure jumped out at me this morning as I was browsing through some new listings on Etsy. Fabulous pink giraffes are decorated with pretty white daisies and look incredibly happy that they are. This vintage flannel is avail. at Plant Dreaming , a lovely Etsy store filled with vintage goodies, including dolls and fabric.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day: MidCentury Abstract Cats

This adorable novelty print fabric is right up my alley. If you love them as much as I do, these little cats are waiting for you at the Selvedge Shop. They offer a truly amazing selection of vintage notions, fabrics and patterns. Be sure to stop by their shop often, as new goodies are added frequently.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day: Verner Panton Mod Beauty

Who doesn't love the sweeping curves and colorway of this fabric's design. If only I had the perfect place for it. Maybe you do! It's available at Sweetshorn, a truly wonderful, Seattle based shop on Etsy.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day: MidCentury Abstract Print

This vintage fabric, created by Vlisco Van Vlissingen of Holland, is true abstract perfection. I couldn't believe my eyes, the first time I held this fabric in my hands. It is one of my own fabrics, currently for sale in my shop. I just couldn't resist sharing this autumnal midcentury beauty. I've found very little information about the manufacturer, besides his famous lines of tribal inspired fabrics. If anyone knows where to find the comprehensive history of the Vlissigen company I'd love to know more.

This fabric is crurrentlye for sale at In With The Old Vintage

Have a favorite vintage fabric you would like to share, leave a link in the comments. I would love to see and maybe feature it as a Fabric of the Day.
Happy Hunting!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day: 50's Mod Mess

I'm a huge fan of mid-century design and  think I would love to trade in my bungalow, which I do love, for something that screams modern. If I could just figure out how to incorporate them into my turn of the century home, life would be perfect. OK, maybe not perfect but pretty darn close. So for the next few days, get ready to see some great swatches of mid century beauties I'd like to bring home.

This fab 1950's cotton print can be found at Sharon's Antiques, one of my favorite websites, dedicated solely to vintage textiles.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day: Vintage Geometry

This week is all about plaid, one of my favorite fabric designs. I'm a clean lines sort of girl, and something about plaid patterns really speaks to me. Today's plaid is not quite the sleek lines I am usually drawn to, but I just couldn't resist this geometric beauty, offered by Retro Age Vintage Fabrics. Their shop is a truly stunning collection of vintage fabrics, with an amazing inventory of  retro, mod and op art pieces to choose from.

Happy Thursday!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day: Mad for Plaid

I've been particularly drawn to plaid and striped fabrics recently. So don't be surprised if, for the next few days, you're seeing a plethora of vintage plaids. This first example is a double whammie for me. Not only does this fantastic plaid boast those ever enticing, crisscrossing stripes, but textured stripes too! Yes, you guessed it, a plaid plisse. So, here it is, my vintage swatch of the day, courtesy of Thryftypyg!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day: Stripey 70's

Today I'm feeling a 70's vibe and there's no better place to get my fix than Thriftypyg.  This succulent striped beauty is called "Harlequin", a screen printed design produced in the 1970's by Sheridan.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Vintage Fabric of the Day

With all the rainy, overcast days we've been experiencing, I decided I would pick a bright and sunny print as my 1st fabric of the day entry. I am always pouring over the new listings at Sharon's Antiques. She and her husband are not only wonderful people, they always have an impeccable  assortment of vintage and antique fabrics in their online store. I couldn't think of a better shop to choose a fantastic sample of vintage splendor from. So without further ado, Vintage Fabric of the Day #1!

Treasury of the Day: Fire and Ice

This fabulous treasury just popped up in my search list this morning and I just had to share it immediately. Fire and Ice, created by High Note Jewelry is just beautiful, with its' striking colors. I am so honored to be included in this uniquely curated collection. 

Be sure to stop by High Note Jewelry's store. They offer a beautiful collection of handmade jewelry, with a wide array of styles to suit everyone. This Matter Gold and Silver bracelet caught my eye:

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cowboys, Cowgirls Won't You Come Out Tonight

Well, it finally happened, my little man had his 1st birthday party! Our little cowpoke won't be one for a few more weeks, but we celebrated a bit early because my sister and her family were in town. I am so happy we were able to share this special day with so many family members and friends. I'm pretty sure everyone had a rootin' tootin' good time at Max's Cowboy bash, even though it did rain for a few hours.

Here's are a few pics from the party:

As the guests arrived each of the kids decorated their party cups with western stickers and their name. After everyone arrive we dressed our deputy sheriffs in cowboy hats, sheriff badges and bandannas.

What cowboy party would be complete without a western town made out of cardboard boxes. We used motorcycle and wardrobe boxes, leftover paint and corrugated plastic for the roofs.

Party games included "Pop the Pig" (pink balloons with pig faces drawn on them), "Snakes and Horses in the Hay Hunt"  in our make shift corral, and a "Western Shoot Out" with water guns that included the adults and kids.
Sheriff Max had a cowboy  boot smash cake and all his deputies had cupcakes topped with chocolate star lollipops.

Goody bags were simple brown bags folded over and secured with faux leather cord. Each had a different cowboy quote written on it like, "Head 'em up Move 'em out" "Yee Haw" and "Ride 'Em Cowboy". Inside guests found western shaped candies, mini cow tales, chocolate gold coins and my favorite.... wax candy mustaches.

Food included three kinds of chili with lots of fixins, cornbread, baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, cowboy caviar, chips and salsa and a few other snacks. We decorated with lots of cowboy printed balloons, streamers and cardboard boots. My favorite decoration was Max's 1st birthday banner. A tradition my parents started when I was little. Each year on our birthday, they would hang our banner with a new "logo" for the year. I always loved waking up on my birthday to see what had been added. Now my little ones will get to enjoy this small pleasure too!

Overall, it was a success; a great day filled with lots of fun, good food and amazing family and friends. Thanks to everyone who helped make this day so special for our little cowboy!

Monday, July 26, 2010

When Life Gets Crazy... Go With It!

Well, I was on a roll for a few weeks there, until life finally caught up with me. Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I'll definitely be getting back to the daily grind starting tomorrow. I have so many wonderful shops and treasuries to share, I can't wait!

My brief hiatus was brought on by a wonderful trip to the Brimfield Antique Show. Selling was good, but buying was so much better! What an amazing wat to spend a few days. I forgot how much I love being in the center of all that action. I can't wait for September. Keep and eye out for lots of new additions to the shop starting this week. I'll try to do a Sneak Peek post in the next day or two.

Upon returning from Bimfield, I was met by the loving arms of my hubby and 2 little ones, desperate for some mommy time. We followed mommy time up with a fabulous visit from my sister, brother in law and adorable nieces. To put the icing on the cake, yesterday we had a big 1st birthday bash for my little cowboy Max. I can't believe my baby is almost 1 already. What an amazing but incredibly busy few weeks it has been.
From my busy house to yours,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Undiscovered Shop Of The Day: Harmonicajane

Even the name is truly inviting, just daring you to take a peek into this new vintage boutique. Harmonicajane joined Etsy on June 4th of this year. I was immediately smitten with these vibrant blue Foo dogs she has offered for sale, as well as this adorable Car and Camper Tie Tack.

This Northern California vendor has got you covered, from vintage mending wool to antique mercury dime cuff links. She just officially opened her shop a few days ago, so be sure to check in regularly for new listings. Oh yeah, don't forget to stop by and drop her some hearts of encouragement.

Treasury of the Day: Strangely, I Love you

I think it is time to face the truth.... We all love the "strange" little collection of items that CircaVintageFinds has translated into this daring and unusual treasury. I admit to owning South of the Border gear, back in the day. And who didn't want that Hamburgler plate from McDonalds? Thanks for taking me back to my youth, when my wants were simple and life was all about whimsy and fun! So here is an awesome treasury that will surely take you back to the good old days!

Be sure to take a peak in Circa's vintage store on Etsy. One of my favorite find is this colorful Vanity Fair undergarment. The fabric is just amazing .... I love the colors and patterns so much, it seems a shame to hide it under clothing.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Undiscovered Shop of the Day: Dream

On July 6, 2010 this brand new Etsy shop debuted. Dream appears to be developing into a shop that is inspired by vintage romance, with a European flair. Upon visiting this San Mateo natives website, it becomes very clear that this veteran antique dealer has an eye for all things French. 

As soon as I laid eyes on the stunning chandelier pictured below, I knew Stacey Rhodes' new shop absolutely needed to be my undiscovered shop of the day. Dream certainly won't be undiscovered for very long! Her amazing inventory can be seen at and hopefully soon on Etsy as well. 

Treasury of the Day: Venti Mocha with Whipped

After a sleepless night, this coffee lover's treasury is just what I needed to start my morning. Curated by Keeky27, this creamy caffeinated collection certainly added a punch of vintage to my morning coffee. I hope you enjoy these wonderful vintage finds in various shades of coffee and cream.

Be sure to check out this 100% Vintage Market Team treasury and its' creator's lovely vintage shop. The picture below inspired my latest treasury! I'm sure you'll agree that "green with envy" is the perfect name for this instant collection of kelly green depression glass.

Have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday Vintage Freebie: Red, White and Blue

 Happy 4th of July! In honor of the holiday, this weeks Saturday Vintage Feebie is a compilation of patriotic color pallets. I hope you enjoy today's collage sheet as well as this stunning holiday weekend!  Click away, all you like. I just ask that you do not reproduce this download, in whole or part, for purposes of resale. This jpeg file is 8 1/2" x 11". If you would prefer it as a png file, leave a comment and I will upload a png version as well.

 Happy Crafting and Happy 4th of July everyone!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Undiscovered Shop of the Day: Lizabee

Lizabee in her own words is " a military spouse, mom and a self-taught photographer who loves travel, exotic places, the sea, doors, windows, vintage things and natural light." Her beautiful fine art prints definitely reflect this sentiment! Whether you're lured in by the London Fog or a Venetian Blue door, this artist is sure to please.

 Since travel is not in my immediate future, I think I'll definitelybe living vicariously through the moments Liza has captured during her adventures abroad.

Treasury of the Day: Black and White

Black and white can be so chic, and it definitely is in this 100% Vintage Market Team treasury. Yet another beautiful collection by PhotographicAmy . This wonderfully curated treasury is full of amazing vintage treasures. I'm particularly drawn to the retro Black and White Naugahyde Gym Bag.

When your finished perusing this stunning treasury, don't forget to stop by and say "Hi" to Amy, the curator.
Her vintage shop is filled with fun vintage finds like these Fabulous Pink Strawberry Canisters.

 Happy Friday!


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