Monday, April 22, 2013

Holy Cr...ewel

I've been a little bad.

So I might have mentioned before that the vintage crewel bug has bit me.
It started with a small 70's kit I bought, of a little bunny.
I was going to sell it, but then I though...why not give it a try?
And I LOVED it.

Of course, when I saw the amazing kit sold by Betty Crafter, I had to have it.
I had spied the vintage crewels it was modeled after--
and since it seems unlikely I'll find one of those,
the modern just-as-cute version made me happy :)

The next one to really catch my eye was this pink mouse.
I mean...adorable, right?

My happiest ebay win, though, was this one:

Now, that's a completed version...I bought a kit.
And it's similar, not exactly the same.
But isn't it GORGEOUS?!

I would really love to have that one on the upper left
of the birds, but I couldn't find it.

I've recently also bought this one...

...and this one...
(a frog! mushrooms!)

...ummm, and this one.
(So that is either a tiny owl, or a giant ladybug.
I'm leaning toward a tiny owl.)

It's hard to say when you'll run across the same exact kit again,
you know? And they're pretty inexpensive!


I'm going to be pretty busy for awhile...

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Thrifty Finds: @starsappearing

Hello :)
This week's thrifty pictures are courtesy of 
my Instagram feed, @starsappearing.
I found, to my surprise, that people were using
Instagram as a space (so to speak) to sell their vintage.
So I thought, why don't I give it a try?
Not much to lose.
I've sold a few things now,
and it's really fun finding people who also love vintage
to share vintage eye candy with :)

So, these photos are from my shop Instagram feed:

 This adorable vintage dress was my first sale,
and I'm glad because I loved it sooo much!
I knew it'd be too small for my daughter, but
the material was so pretty. I couldn't leave it behind!

I also love this oversized Anne of Green Gables book.
It's illustrated inside with both color and black-and-white pictures...
I always loved this story, so maybe I'll end up keeping it.
The cover is just so cute.

More books--very 70's, too.


Something about this doll won me over.
I think it was those cheeks.

This cute little mug made me think of my son Liam,
who is 3 himself right now :)

A kitschy planter.

I loved the bright colors of these vintage towels.

Equally bright is this flat sheet.
It looks faded because of the Instagram filter I used,
but it is so pretty in person.
This also sold.

I'm on a kick with all these bright colors I guess!
This chalk ware plate is so 70's...

This set of cups and saucers is one of those things that 
I wouldn't mind never selling...I was really drawn to the pattern.
Maybe I'll keep these too...

These books are tiny and very sweet.
Made in 1969, and filled with the cutest illustrations and little poems.

I have other items on my feed but these are the newest!
I went thrifting today, and bought a few fun things...
but it's really, really rainy here right now, and super windy!
I guess that stuff will have to wait until these storms pass!

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