Monday, November 26, 2012

It's A Small World...


Did the title get you singing? Come on, you know the one. Imagine you are back on the Disney ride. Go on. Flash back to it. I'll wait...



I've spent the last several days creating one small world after another. It's been grand!



It all started with two lovely village sets from an auction box lot. I scooped it up with glee when I saw them peeking out. I clearly remember setting up villages like this under the Xmas tree. I may have also done a happy dance...



So I've been snowing up landscapes and making wee towns in jars all over the house.



I'm off to find a "just right" ribbon for that jar lid and seek out another candidate for colonization. And if you find that song stuck in your head after reading this, my apologies in advance!
Making every day a little bit vintage,
Carrie

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanks To You





Thanks to all who visit and join in the junk journey with me. May your day be full of good things and wishing you much to be thankful for.
Making every day a little bit vintage,
Carrie

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Recent Junque

Catching you up with some happy new(ish) finds:



I have a long standing love affair with Scandinavian design. Makes my heart beat a little faster every time I come across it. This mug had the added bonus of being horse themed. A lovely addition for the horse mad princess in residence!



As if I needed another vintage thermos. But I think I sold nine of them in September and October so my inner hoarder was worried I might be running low! Those little tip trays have the silliest roosters that look like cross stitch. Restaurant ware. Getting closer to my goal of giving up our Fiesta ware. If I could just find some decent bowls I would be ready for the big switch.



Another irresistible English tin. Worthy of a close up don't you think? I am physically incapable of leaving them behind! Really. I mean it. I've tried to walk away. But I always go back for the rescue.

Making every day a little bit vintage,
Carrie

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tea for Two


I could do with a cuppa or twelve right about now.
Care to join me?



Making every day a little bit vintage,
Carrie

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

To Do Today




The one thing we all agree on? The importance of having your say. Today is our day. Go out and exercise your privilege. Be grateful for the responsibility.
And for those of us stuck in Swing State blitz? Tomorrow will be gloriously quiet!!!!!
Making every day a little bit vintage,
Carrie

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Book Bundling


Crafty goings on abound these days. One show left this year and in between chewing my nails off with nerves I've been working on a bunch of different items to bring.
Last week I hauled out the books and set to work.



A bit of upholstery webbing and a velvet belt. A little bling brightened things up!



I took my wallpaper covered stack and tied them up with a lace belt.



Belts are incredibly reasonably priced at thrift stores with the added bonus of such a large selection. I used pliers to get the belt loop prong off and then cut off the excess sections of the belt to accommodate my bundles.


Making every day a little bit vintage,
Carrie