Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Banner and This Week's Haul

I am so excited to present my new banner above!  I made it all by myself using Picasa, and have to say I'm mighty pleased with myself.  This is because I had been putting off learning photo editing for the longest time - it just seemed so complicated!  However, Picasa makes it pretty foolproof, so thank you Google!

On to the haul:  It felt like a disappointing week, but when I look back, I guess I didn't do so bad.  

First, I stopped at my favorite vintage shop and got these goodies:

The hinged box is in perfect condition, and with a quick coat of white paint, it will sell really fast in my booth. The Holly Hobbie crewel work was irresistible!  I can almost never walk away from needlework, and this one was too sweet.  The striped cashmere scarf and cable knit sweater are for recycled sweater vases that I want to make.  I've seen them all over blogland and can't recall where I saw them first, but By Stephanie Lynn had a great post quite a while ago on these here.

I also found this adorable original artwork:
It is listed in my shop.

I also listed this little vintage coin purse.  These sell so fast, and I like to have some items at lower price points.  My shop is fairly new, so turning around quick items like this that are so easy to ship helps my stats (not that anyone's looking but me!).
So cute!

I haven't decided if I should keep this Otagiri Victorian house mug.  It was in new condition, and I think it would look so cute holding my pens. But I have so many vintage mugs that are too cute for words that I may need an intervention! 

 I adore this trinket box that I found at an estate sale last week.  I think I'm keeping this one, especially since I managed to immediately break one of the leaves off after buying it.  Sorry vintage gods!
Pretty Ceramic Yellow Rose Box

 I found this cream and sugar set at the same sale.  I don't think they were ever used.

So, all in all not bad, but I'm really looking forward to spring, when vintage season really hits full swing!  

I love hearing your feedback~  Word verification is OFF (for real this time, I swear...I messed this up last week, sorry!) 


  1. Wonderful finds! I especially like that sweet artwork!!!

  2. Love the banner and your finds. The otagiri is my favorite.

  3. I HATE THE CAPTCHA so glad it's off
    I have a hard time waking away from Holly Hobbie period!! so adorable
    I bet she'll sell in no time.

  4. The vintage coin purse is so sweet! And your new banner is amazing! It looks great. :) Joann

  5. What sweet finds! Love that otagiri mug and the little purse!

  6. That sugar and creamer is very Brady Bunch-ish. Very cute!

  7. I LOVE the cream and sugar set! The original artwork is sweet too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, This Southern Girl's Life. I'm your newest follower.


    P.S. I love your banner. I need a new one.

  8. So many fun things! I was a Holly Hobby freak as a kid, so that piece made me smile. The flowered trinket box is also adorable. And I love your new banner! :)

    1. Thanks, Heather! Holly Hobbie definitely brings back memories!

  9. I love the house mug. And the trinket box :)

  10. Great finds and I'm loving the new banner! Nice job!

  11. Hi, I’m the newest follower of your blog from the Tuesday Blog Hop! Would love if you could stop by mine. Thanks! <^..^>

    The Three Whiskateers

  12. LOOOOVE that little coin purse!!!!!!!!!

  13. Wowhhh, your blog is wonderful and your works is very beautiful, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

  14. Sweet little Holly Hobby with the blue bonnet!


  15. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
    Also, smart you for making a new header, I have wanted to make a new one for my blog also.

    Oh and I like your picture also LOL


  16. Hello!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and signing up to Follow!! I am returning the favor and will list you on my Blog rolls...
    Great finds, by the way!!


  17. Yes, you did do a great job on your banner. Looks great! Love all the pretties you found. I love the sweet little sugar and creamer. So happy to meet you.........

    The French Hutch

  18. I love the Holly Hobby needlework. Brings back nice memories for me. Thanks for sharing.

  19. fun finds! love the little holly hobby too!


  20. So many cute vintage items!!


  21. Great finds! Love all the color!

    Thanks for visiting French Lique, Texas this week. Come back by any time!

  22. I think I am in love with that Yellow Rose box!