Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Party

Hello, and welcome to the Halloween party hosted by Sharon over at We are invited to share with you some of our Halloween decorations, a party, or just something that has to do with Halloween. I love pink and white, and have a lot of it in my house, but I decorate a little area in my dining room. These witches are all ready in their black hats. I printed this image out from the computer onto some heavy card stock paper, and popped it into a frame with some scrap book decorations.
This little Halloween tree, I picked up at a thrift store for $4.00. I have seen some in the magazines, and on-line and they can be quite pricey. I added some orange lights, a few do dads,
and some spider webs.
This is my Halloween village. You can click on any image to make it bigger. A few of the things light up, but it's hard to see in the picture. Little pumpkins along the fence light up. The pumpkin house, and the skeleton sitting next to it. I have this set up in my dining room.

I love vintage types of decorations for Halloween, and I have found some inexpensive ones in Home Goods. The ghost book I found in a used bookstore.

My vintage Beistle cat decoration. I love these guys. Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Halloween decor. Don't forget to stop by Sharon's to see some more Halloween fun. thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Hello, and welcome to another Vintage Thingies Thursday, hosted by Suzanne at I think this is so much fun, as I love vintage things, and enjoying sharing my finds and seeing everyone elses neat stuff. Thanks so much Suzanne for making this a weekly event.First, I would like to share some lady head vases. Lady head vases were popular in the 50's-60's, and were sold in flower shops. There is a hole in the back of them to hold flowers.They were made by Inarco, Napco, and some just have numbers on them. Today, they are highly collectible, and can be quite pricey depending on the style and maker. They can be found in antique shops, flea markets, and e-bay. These I acquired from my in -laws who also loved to scour flea markets, and garage sales. She picked these up for a song. They are made of porcelain,
and some have very elaborate eyelashes. Some were adorned with necklaces and earrings too.

Here is a fun item hubby and I found in an antique shop last week. You probably have to be a baby boomer to guess what this is. he he (see the end of the post, and I will tell you what it is)

Here is another fun item dear daughter has modeled for us. he he This is vintage, made of layers of lace, and kind of looks like a lampshade. Can you guess what it is? It is a little cap, made to wear at night over your pin curls. You twisted sections of hair into little rings, secured them with hair clips or bobby pins, and then put on your little cap to hold them in. I thought it was neat.
Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit, and will visit the other participants over at Suzanne's. Oh, and the silver thingy in the picture is a speaker from a drive-in movie. Did you know what it was? thanks for coming by.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tea Things Tuesday

Hello, and welcome to another Tea Things Tuesday, hosted by sweet Kim of Thanks so much Kim for hosting this for us. My first item is a teacup by Royal Albert. I am not sure of the pattern. It is just covered in luscious roses, and trimmed in gold edging. I picked this up on one of my trips to my favorite antique shops. Inside has the prettiest roses in it too!
This teacup is a Lady Carlyle pattern. I believe this also comes in blue. I found this in Home Goods, and they had a whole set of dishes that matched in this pattern. Wow, what a lucky find!
I bought 6 cups and saucers, 6 dinner plates, and the smaller dessert plates. I figured it would be perfect for an Easter dinner, because of the pastel colors. I just love them.

This pretty teapot I found at Marshall's. It was so cheap, I couldn't pass it up. It doesn't have any name on it, but I love the pattern. The pink stand I found in Burlington coat factory store. They have some of the prettiest home things in there. I have had this for a few yrs now, and I have a larger one that matches. I used them at holiday time. Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my favorite tea things. Don't forget to visit Kim to see some other participants and their pretty tea things. Thanks for coming by for a visit.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Welcome to another Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Suzanne of While I love things all pink and feminine, my kitchen is vintage country. My sweet husband built me this nice long shelf to display all of my vintage treasures. Most of my treasures are truly vintage and not reproductions. From left to right in this picture is a set of the cutest red bowls, I bought from Walmart last year. My mom's vintage cookbook, a vintage pie tin, and a vintage ice cream scoop. The milk container is made of cardboard covered in wax. Just like the ones we used to get in school years ago. The butter container is also wax. I covered them in plastic wrap to keep them clean. These were acquired from my father-in-laws extensive collection of milk memorabilia. He used to collect all things related to milk. After he passed away, we inherited a lot of his things. The red churner was purchased a few months ago at a flea market. Of course you remember Black Jack gum. I picked that up somewhere along the way.
Here we have my mom's egg beater, a tin band aid box, cheese crock, vintage Tetley Tea can, an aluminum ice cube tray, and a vintage milk bottle, also from father-in-laws collection.
On this side we have, a vintage Hershey chocolate cardboard box, another milk bottle, a glass Jif Peanut Butter jar (they are plastic now), Saltine can, candy can, abott's Ice Cream container (cardboard coated in a shiny paper), pretzel sticks can, Oakite Cleanser (cardboard also wrapped in plastic wrap to keep clean), Marshmallow fluff glass jar ( they are plastic now too) and another pretzel tin. The peppermint bark tin is newer, but I liked it on the shelf. Maybe one day it will be vintage. lol!

I hope you enjoyed looking at all my vintage treasures. I am running out of room. I may have to have hubby build me another shelf. Please visit Suzanne for the names of more people joining in with their vintage treasures. Thanks for stopping by!