Friday, July 30, 2010

The Busiest of Bees

Today we finally got started on our wedding invitations! Several months ago, Marshalls had an abundance of Martha Stewart craft supplies so I picked up a few boxes of these very cute invitations.

 




We went to Michaels and bought special pens to address what seemed like hundreds of envelopes.


I quite like the way they turned out. Do-it-yourself invites certainly have come a long way.



These should be in the mail by the middle of next week, yahoo!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Bit of Inspiration

I've been going through old photos and I came across this one of my most favorite tree. It even has a name; Samson. There is a Delilah too, but she is in Hawaii.


I plan on visiting this tree very soon.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Garage Sale!

Ok, I've realized that as of late I've only been posting about vintage goodies that I've been finding, but I can't help it! For some reason I had this past Saturday off from work so dearest D. and I went out on the hunt for garage sales. We checked the paper and craigslist for local sales and away we went! We found a street where many of the neighbors were hosting yard sales and as we were walking toward one house dearest D. thought it looked very familiar. It turned out to be his friend's house from high school and we did indeed hit the mother load there. I was looking all around the driveway while D. was catching up with his pal.


I saw one of these Amish pattern pyrex dishes on a blog I follow, and I thought it would be fun to find one, and I did!



                                      

It turns out that the friend's grandma was quite the embroiderer, there were such beautiful pieces.


It is as though this doily was meant to be made into a peacock.


I've had my eye on snack plates on eBay and I found a complete set of six in perfect condition.

                                              

Milk glass vases in the $ 0.10 bin!


                                                

This was purchased from a different garage sale for only $3, I thought it would look super cute with a glass knob from Anthropologie. (The knob will most likely cost more than table)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Flea Market Finds

This past Sunday dearest D. and I hit up the local flea market once again in search of some vintage goodies; we were not disappointed. Now, I have this particular phobia of eating off of yellow dishes, but when the vendor offered these seven little dishes to me for $1, well it was just an offer I couldn't refuse.


The dishes aren't marked so I don't know who made them, I guess hunting for more on eBay is futile. I am trying to figure out what to use the dishes for, and I am a bit curious as to why the larger ones have handle like projections.


D. scored the most from our little outing, he added to his book collection with vintage copies of Pollyanna, Ivanhoe, Pilgrim's Progress and a peculiar book called Little Lives of the Saints for Children.


The book bindings are so pretty, why doesn't such care go into books that are published now?


(Why did Harry Fletcher write his name twice in Ivanhoe?)

                                              
He wanted to buy Pollyanna even after I told him it was a children's book, he said he was thinking about the future...



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