Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summers winding Down

I'm slowly getting back to crafting
in my Studio..

I figured maybe a good place to start would be 
to create some Halloween Goodies
Sure is funny once I had to pack up everything and I mean
everything... it's been slow to get my creative juices flowing

Maybe it's been the heat?  We've sure had some hot days
and I'm really not a fan of the heat..
This time of year all the neighbors peach trees
start to bear ripe fruit..
and I've picked to my hearts content!

And then the fresh flowers everywhere
a little bit of this and a little bit of that...
have filled the vases in my home

I did manage to get outside real early one
morning and plant some new flowers in the front

and with much attention to watering
they are doing pretty well
in spite of this terrible heat wave!

And the best was a visit from my Mom!
we spent some really fun days and nights together
I had to share her with other siblings
but that just meant we would all get together

Fun was had by all...

Hope your Summer has been filled
with excitement
Never a dull moment at our place!

Big California Hugs & Kisses

Monday, June 30, 2014

Always On The Lookout

Like the Title says....
I'm literally always on the lookout

Looking for certain "Search" words...

being one of them....

So on Friday night in my search on Craig's list
this is what I came across...
Was it still available was my question to the seller?

And then that was it ... 
I went to bed and totally forgot about it!
Now that was until Saturday around 2:00 in the afternoon
....Checking e-mail a response
at 6:30 AM "yes we do my wife will be home give
her a call to arrange a time to come by"

Ok now I've come to my senses somewhat... 
do I really need another doll house? 
The price is right I kept
telling myself (asking price $10)

But I've got one and Our house is really 
kinda on the small size where will I put it
and what would my Mr.Honey say??????

So I put it out there on Facebook
asked my Friends you know the ones we
have.. they are just like us...
All I got was "Go for It"  "It's a Steal"
"It's not a collection unless you have three"

I was honest I showed my friends a picture of the
house I already had... no hiding the truth...

That really didn't seem to phase any of them...
Now How could I not get it with all the Girls rooting for me.. right?
We are now in this together... she is

The Mini Mansion is now All Mine! (ours)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Where Have I been?

Well here is a little peek into my World..

I've been a crafter out of sorts I must admit..
My Studio/ Craft Room has been empty for a couple
of months now...
So absolutely no crafting goin on here...

But today that will all change we are having new carpet installed!
I'm sure you will remember me talking about my latest
obsession with a Doll House so in my search
to find more miniatures to fill it up I ran across
a gal that was selling boxes full of doll house miniatures!

In fact 8 file boxes full what a score more then enough
I couldn't believe my luck!
There's a lot of duplicates so I'll be selling
some pieces in my Etsy Shop
And I will share some pictures 
with my next post I promise ....
Well off to wait for the carpet installers...

Big California Hug~

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Whole lot of Vintage Dollhouse Furniture

Happy Happy....
The Dollhouse will soon be furnished ..

Oh yes.. look at what came in the mail on Friday

All different pieces of Vintage Dollhouse Furniture
I had so much fun unpacking the box and 
giggled with delight!

Most of it is Vintage 1950's Mid Century
Strombecker Wooden Furniture

Today I took a little bit of Old English
and it worked wonders on the wee
Walnut pieces

The Box was pretty much filled with 
Strombecker with just a few more
contemporary pieces.

Cannot wait to get the inside walls
painted and some wallpaper up!
I'll keep you posted~

Have a Great Week~

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Saturdays Local Estate Sale Finds

Just wanted to share some of the Vintage Goodies
I bought at last Weeks Local Estate Sale~

Once I photograph them I will be slowly 
adding them to my Shops

WOW... it's kinda hard to imagine that no one
in the Family wanted to keep this..

Wilma and Fredricks Wedding Cake Topper
and her veil and a nut cup 
under glass... this bit of History is priceless

Along with a hand written note~

Lovely Southern Belle Figurine / planter
made by Lefton...

These two little bisque dollies...

Oh yes a charming wooden high chair
for my dolly the Grand peeps play with~
Just the perfect size~

And yet another bit of sweetness under glass....
She is so dang cute!!

The Victorian Pincushion and the ceramic
miniature water pitcher were also
form the same Estate...

But the sweet little lamb was
found at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop

I must say I had a very good week
of Treasure Hunting....
Keeping in mind there is always more to be found

It's April Fools Day Today..
any tricks up your sleeves?