the friendly junk sistas are hosting this raffle and tickets will go on sale tomorrow, may 1st. i can't wait to peruse the lovely offerings myself!
i mentioned recently that i love clocks (and numbers) - and anything vintage that is associated with these...hourglasses, clock hands, clock/watch faces, price tags, flash cards, old ledger paper, tape measures, rulers...etc. i'd love to have you join me for my first swap, with this as our theme:)
if you are interested, please leave a comment and send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address, as well as a link to your blog. i want to make sure that i manage this well, so i would like to keep our group small. i'll plan to leave this open for sign-ups until may 12 or until there are 20 participants...i'll then assign partners by may 18, and the packages should be mailed out no later than june 9. please feel welcome to join, even if you've never done a swap before! it is so enjoyable to both make and receive a package of things you love:)
oh - and one more thing - please know that this is a "vintagey" swap - just so that the items feel worn, distressed, well-loved! not everything has to actually be vintage, unless you are lucky enough to have access to such wonderful treasures:)
this candle trough is from her sale
and this old painting was from one of her early sales
i believe she made these pillows out of vintage fabric - oh, how i wish i had 30 more!
and perhaps one of my best loved purchases from patina white: this wonderful typewriter key watch...
i thank you for your inspiration over the past years, beth! and it truly is a small world - i found out about the patina white blog through this crafty girl, whose flashcards are among my favorite etsy purchases:)
while in texas, i was on a mission to find certain things. like pretty buttons and button cards with nice old graphics. apparently i was quite enthusiastic and vocal about this. because when we returned to the bed and breakfast after our first day of shopping, my niece gently informed me that i reminded her of this:
i wouldn't have believed it, except for that nagging memory of the first auction that i ever attended. according to reports from family, i cheered and carried on every time i got the highest bid. which is apparently not appropriate auction behavior. especially here in the stoic midwest. they say people were laughing at me. and it's okay - i do tend to be enthusiastic.
well, here are the darling buttons. i didn't crop these photos - and my camera does not do well in macro mode. so just click on the photos if you want to see them larger:)
oh - and here is a pretty mirror from a friendly texas dealer. i placed it on our piano for the time being.
i especially like the deckle edges on some of the photos
i've always loved clocks, hourglasses, and really anything to do with "time". so i love this old clock face, from a school clock. it's fairly large - i think 12-14 inches in diameter
the lone old mercury ornament that i purchased in texas - love it
and the softest, prettiest old millinery from our brief visit to the marburger farm antique show
and one more thing - i simply love these soft, velvety looking roses from michael's! i think they really have a vintage look...and the best part?! they are on clearance for $1.47 a box! (reg price was around 6.50-7.00) i bought a bunch of these in minneapolis a few weeks ago and now found more today. they're a classic, in my opinion:)
and isn't this a lovely "bethany lowe style" piece that christine made? i can thank her for this new addiction - i had never really been familiar with bethany lowe's work until christine mentioned her as a favorite
lovely colors and a darling little nest and bird...sigh...
just a portion of the banner she made for me - i requested more of a spring theme vs easter and she did it perfectly:)