Monday, October 24, 2016

Thrift Store Find

On my way home from the office
I popped into one of my favorite Thrift Stores
And that's where I found this little beauty...

She was nice and clean and when you wind up her
pedestal.. she plays music and spins around...
So all was good except she was missing
what ever it was she was originally holding...

So I decided the best thing to give her would be a PINK
Bottlebrush Christmas Tree and now she's ready
to be Sold off to my Etsy Shop!

I was so thrilled when a Post popped up the other day 
and incredibly talented Blogger with a quirky style
just did a new post it was so much fun to see
what she has done with her new home
if your not familiar with Corey well you must 
pop on over and check out her blog and tell her I sent you!

I had a great time last week my Sister Carrie came to
visit from Oregon and my younger sister Mary and our 3 husbands
 had a Saturday night with good food music, dancing and games

Well back to my late nite crafting...
have a Great week!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Spotted a BIG Pink Box

Woke up A little earlier then I wanted on Saturday ...
You see today I didn't have to work.. so sleeping in was an option

But it just didn't happen so I had my cup of coffee and checked
on-line for any local garage sales..

there was one that sounded a bit intriguing 
so I quickly jumped into my clothes and off I went..

There was really not much to consider a box of vintage cookie cutters 
for $5 not the kind with the wood handles so I passed on those..
a Halloween Sweater for $ I don't think so

and then thats when I spotted a Very large PINK Box

And when I opened the box I was so surprised to find this Beautiful 24" Doll
resting on top of numerous clothes..

There was a card handwritten by the gal having the sale it read..
"American Character Doll 1950's Make Offer"

I just really hate that because I never really know what to offer...

So I just started looking through the box admiring all the
pretty outfits.. I did notice they were all
handmade and made with great detail I might add..

And the Doll was not perfect but who is that was created in 1950?

Her face paint is perfect and her body very good but her nail polish
is a bit faded and her eyes are slow to open and close..

The gal shouts out to me 
"I'm gonna charge you per minute while you handle her"

Like I said I had no idea what to offer so I asked ..

"How much are you asking for her?"

She quickly responded "Forty Dollars"

Now I knew I had just that much cash in my pocketbook
because I withdrew that much from the bank
on Friday to pay for the dinner we are going to Saturday night...

So I'm not sure what your thinking right now but me....

well I was thinking things like this... it's FATE!!

Right? "Meant to be" "How could I pass her up"

All these things running through my head...

"I'l take her I said...."

Those words just rolled off my tongue ...
"You will she replied, I was wondering why she had not sold earlier
in the morning" she said
And then she shows me the folded over portion of the price tag
and it was $100...
I also was told it was her Sisters and their Mother had
made all the lovely clothes.

And how happy she was that I was buying her!

So off I went loaded the box in my Prius ..

and took her home .....

My New "Saturdayfinds....

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Catching up with my Blog friends~

If you've been following me then you know
I live in Southern California
and even though the Calendar says it's Fall...

With the temps hitting tripe digits it's almost
impossible to do any Fall planting or decorating outside
And I really want to get a jump on my Holiday Creating
this year in spite of the crazy heat..

I start by pulling out all the traditional Holiday
craft goodies...

And some of my recent Thrift Store Finds
like this sweet vintage angel bell she was almost perfect
except for a chip on one of her wings..

So I gave her a "New" set of wings!

I found this sleigh it too was not perfect
but once I embellish it it's gonna be perfect!
I still have a pit more tweaking and I need to fill it!

Oh and can you imagine I walked into my local
Salvation Army Thrift 
and there he was good old 
Vintage Santa with a price tag of $3.99

The gumballl machine he's leaning on was also
a Thrift Store find and I have plans of making it
a Christmas Snow Globe!

Now these two I just have been putting the finishing touches on today
Kitschy Kittens Trimming their Tree..

I do have my Halloween stuff out and I'm starting to decorate
I'll share some of that with you in my next post

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Keepsake Banners In My Shop

Has we head into mid August the nights are starting to cool down..

Which means I have way more energy to work in my Studio
Now I just have to find more time.. I have so many ideas and
projects had done...

I guess the crafting time takes a backseat
especially when my Real Estate Business is busy..
I must say I feel torn at times but I just
don't have enough time in the day..

I have been fortunate to be working in a Beautiful 55+
Gated Mobile Home Community listing and Selling Homes
take a peek of a few of my recent sales..

This home has outstanding mountain views!
And a upgraded Kitchen..

Isn't the Community Pool to die for?

My Brand "New Listing"
I'll be Holding an Open House this Sunday
Imagine real hardwood floors and a traditional 
wood-burning fireplace!
It's crazy what can be done in a mobile Home..
There are some mobile Homes in Malibu that in the 80's
sold for $60,000 now they go for a$1,000,000
A real nice way to simplify your life and size down~

Hope you enjoy your Weekend

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer Is Winding Down

I've really neglected my Blog
and to be honest it's not because I have 
been playing all Summer..
It's been work thats kept me from blogging..

But when I get a little down time mostly in the evenings 
You can find me in my Home Studio..
Getting my creative juice flowing..

My friend was holding an Estate sale right in
the Mobile Home Park I sell homes in
and I bought a stack of Vintage magazines
Thats where this Doll Ad came from..

I'm always running out of Vintage Birthday Seals for my projects
so I decided to scan some of my favorites
and print them out on heavy card stock
add a bit of glitter
and now I've got no excuse not to get busy!

I'm working on this little Kitschy Kitten
I hope to have her completed this weekend..

Oh yes remember that Estate Sale where I bought the magazines?
Well thats where I found this lovely pair~

I hope you're having a good Summer and if you've got children
at home I know back to school is fast approaching
Remember to take some special time to reflect on the
things that make you Happy...
All work and no play makes a dull girl...