Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vintage Easter Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to A Vintage Easter Blog Hop, hosted by Joan of Thank you so much Joan for hosting this fun party! First, I have some sweet vintage card images to share with you. I just love this little blue bird and chick.

This is a vintage vignette I have put together. The two postcard images here, are ornaments that you can hang. They have a clear plastic covering over the top, and little gold accents on the corners. Please click on any picture to enlarge. The vintage bunny pushing the cart was a find in a little boutique in town, and is covered in glitter. It may look like polka dotted but it's not.

A vintage candy box. These are hard to find.

Now, I had purchased this vintage patent handbag, with the idea to put flowers in it. I just set a tall glass inside the purse, and you can fill it with water for real flowers, or put fake ones in if you want to. I have used it with tulips as well. Truly a conversation piece. I thought it would be befitting for today, since it is vintage. Get out your vintage evening purses with short handles, and hang them on a wall with vintage pictures in them. Really cute.

This little vintage chick has a delivery to make with his vintage cart. click on pics to enlarge.

A little vintage chick figurine, it doesn't have any marks on it. The little girl carrying her precious baby chicks is a Lefton piece. The little chocolate bunnies are from a catalog.

These are real eggs done in a vintage style, that I purchased from an egg show a few yrs ago. The one on the left is a pretty Victorian lady. Click on the picture to see the beautiful cut out work on this. The one on the right is a goose egg I believe. This one is gorgeous trimmed in rhinestones. The amazing thing is, it opens to reveal a little treasure box lined in velvet.

I can't imagine how tedious it must be to make one of these. They hold the egg shows in March, and they all are truly a work of art. I think I paid about 35.00 for this one.

I just love this little bear, with her mohair sweater and little hat. A florist in town has these at Easter time, and I just love them. The little yellow chicks in the egg, was a find in Fortunoff. The egg is decorated in the prettiest aqua colored foil.

This is my collection of vintage egg vases, that I purchased on e-bay. Some of these are made by Napcoware, and some just have numbers on the bottom. I am on the hunt for a pink one now.
Another little girl bear is all decked out in her pink sweater. I just love these!

Here is a candy dish that I made in ceramics back in 1971. Does that count as vintage? I loved going to ceramics, and I started when I was about 19. I only have a few pieces left, as most of them went out of style. Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit. I hope everyone has a blessed Easter. Don't forget and stop by Joan's to see the other participants!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday And Show and Tell

Hi, and welcome to another great Tabletop Tuesday hosted by Marty from This party gives us the opportunity to show off our decorated tabletops, counters, or shelves. Thank you Marty for hosting this fun party! You can click on any picture to enlarge it. I would like to share my coffee table all decorated for Easter. I love all the pretty pastel colors, and use them in my home a lot. The little Easter houses I picked up in the Christmas Tree Shop. Believe it or not, they have all kinds of decorations in there for all the seasons, and are very inexpensive.

I fell in love with this little bunny, dressed in pink, and carrying her little baby bunny. I found this is TJ Maxx for 7.99. The white ceramic bunny on the left I found in Home Goods, as well as the decoration under the cloche.

The pink glass bunny I just found in TJ Maxx also, and the little white ceramic bird I found in Michaels. I just love their home decor.

On the right side in this picture, is a pretty goblet I found in Home Goods also. In it I put little strawberry sachets, done in shabby chic colors, that I found on e-bay. I couldn't decide if I liked the bunny there or the sachets.

On these 2 little houses, the lids come off, I guess if you wanted to put a little gift in them. I just realized I didn't get a good photo of the table. I has white cherubs all around it. The bottom used to be a brown marble top Formica, and the cherubs were gold. I painted it white, and I like it much better. Thanks for coming by to visit, and don't forget to visit Marty for more pretty tabletops! Happy Spring!
I am also participating in Cindy's Show and Tell Friday! What a busy week, I was just invited to another Easter party over at Lynette's Hop over to see some more lovely Easter decor! thanks Lynette!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I'm joining in on the Vintage Things Thursday party over at Thanks Suzanne for hosting for us! Today, I would like to share with you some vintage egg vases. I had never heard of them until about a year ago, when I saw them on someones blog. I immediately went on e-bay to see if I could find one. The first one I got, was the larger one, which measures 6". They are ceramic and have hand painted flowers on them. They come in 6" sizes, and then the smaller ones which are about 4". I liked the cracked egg effect along the top edge, and they all are footed at the bottom. I also liked that they come in all pretty pastel colors. Even though these are all blue, the shades are different, and the flowers are somewhat different also. Now, I am on the lookout for a pink one. Some are made by Napco, and others just have numbers on them. The little pink basket in the front, is made from a vintage jello mold. I purchased that on Etsy. Click on any picture to enlarge. I just fell in love with this vintage style Easter cart. It is a ceramic, and the cart is paper mache. I found it on clearance at Fortunoff last year. They have since gone out of business. :(

This is a vintage style egg, also purchased at Fortunoff. The egg is paper mache, and filled with little chicks galore. the are tucked in with yellow tulle all around them, which is hard to see in the picture. The egg is covered in a pretty aqua colored foil, and finished off with millinery flowers.

Thank you for stopping by, and please go visit Colorado Lady's blog to see the other participants, and more vintage goodies!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vintage Things and Thrifty Thursday

Hello and welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Suzanne of and Leigh of for thrifty Thursday. Thank you so much ladies, these are two of my favorites! I found this pretty vintage silver sugar bowl at my local thrift store. Can you believe it was only $2.92, plus 25% off? SCORE!! Please click on any picture to enlarge. I decided I would make a vintage style pincushion out of it with some of my ribbon roses. The larger ribbon was made with a silky shiny ribbon. Very pretty and delicate with a shine to it, but hard to work with because it's so slippery. The other was made with a satin ribbon. I used vintage buttons, and a snippet of old lace, and just hot glued it on.

I love how it turned out, and I already had the ribbon, and buttons on hand. I was going to sell it on e-bay, but I think I might keep it! thanks for coming by to visit, and please visit the other participants for more vintage goodies, and thrifty finds!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Hi and welcome to another fun Vintage Things Thursday, hosted by Suzanne of Every Thursday we get to show off our vintage treasures, and visit other blogs to see their vintage goodies. So much fun! Thanks Suzanne! Today, I am sharing my vintage recipe collage made by Cynthia of She had done a post about all of her mom's recipe cards, and mentioned she might want to make a collage. What a great idea. So, I thought it might be nice to make a collage of some of mine, my moms' and my grandmother's recipe's. These are written in everyone's own handwriting, which I thought would be a special keepsake. I wrote to Cynthia, and asked if she would be interested in making it for me, because she is a design consultant, and makes the prettiest designs with papers, and graphics. She is a sweetheart to work with, and this is what we came up with. Please click on the picture to enlarge. I just love how it turned out!

A few of the images, like the one on the bottom left, was in my mom's recipe box. We incorporated it into the design. Didn't she do a fantastic job? Also here are some of my moms'

original baking items from the 50's. Her rolling pin, aluminum measuring cups, egg beater, cookbook, and flour scoop. I have such fond memories of my mom and I baking, and these vintage items mean a lot to me. Thanks for looking, and don't forget to stop by Suzanne's for more vintage fun!