Sunday, October 10, 2010

a little halloween cheer

Yay for Halloween & for finally putting up most of my decorations! So what would happen if Frankenstein wandered into Santa's toy shop ...

I found a box of old dolls at an estate sale a few months ago & thought they would be perfect for Halloween. Let me tell you the process of taking them all apart was just a little too creepy for me. Sweaty palms & I had to leave the light on for a few days. I'm such a lightweight when it comes to scary stuff.
Love these plates I found at Target yesterday. A bargain at $1.99 each! Place mats are made out of old ledger paper.

Mix-matched old crystal wine goblets add a little pizazz.

The random doll arms hanging from the tree are my favorite.

A vintage dress form spruced up for the big day.

I cut up last year's Martha Stewart "trick-or-treat" banner and used the skulls on some handmade paper rosettes.

The big piece of Pyrex lab glass is home to a handful of rubber cockroaches and some sparkly branches.

Vintage doll parts attached to super old glass bottles. And a nice little black crow snacking on some arms.

Vintage medical diagrams - photocopied & hung on the wall. Cardboard bugs from this year's Martha Stewart Halloween collection.

Super creepy blinky baby doll heads.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 24, 2010


found ... in an old photo album, at the bottom of a cardboard box, in the hot sun, at the swap meet, on a random sunday.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

saturday loot

all of these amazing finds today ...

have left me a little exhausted ...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

sneak peek ...

A little sneak peek at what's in store for the shop this week. Happy August!

My favorite find of the weekend ... a lovely Victorian mirror.

A fabulous 1960's pheasant feather hat with the original box & sales receipt.

A few more handmade business card holders.

Fabric pieces for all of your projects.

A big industrial fan blade.

Two old shipping trunks.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

sneak peek ...

Lots of new goodies ready for the shop! Vintage croquet balls - all lined up.

A retro fan.

A pair of framed paint-by-numbers.

Two old exercise clubs.

A trio of vintage games - just in time for summer vacation.

Vintage road maps.

A lovely old red stool.

A red ammunition box that's great for storage.

A nice old folding ruler - perfect for displaying photos. New items daily. All week long! Stop by and say Hi!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

sneak peek ...

This week's sneak peek features lots of great finds and a bright new look for the shop! Freshly painted white walls seem to make everything feel crisp and clean. Hope you all had a relaxing weekend.

A slightly creepy but super old German doll head.

A pretty 1940's pink mirror.

A lovely vanity case with the initials R.M.

A vintage sparklets seltzer bottle.

I know it's a little early ... a dozen pink ornaments with gold glitter polka dots.

A pair of 1920's wire rim glasses.

Lots of pretty bird prints gleaned from an old book.

A vintage soda crate - repurposed into a helpful picnic caddy.