Saturday, July 31, 2010

Karlee's Collage

In an earlier post I showed a collage I had made for the silent auction at our family reunion.  My great-niece wanted it so badly but was outbid by a cousin.  This wasn't such a bad thing as the colors wouldn't have gone with her room, and she now had the opportunity for a custom-made collage of her own!  Her mom did an amazing job refinishing some vintage furniture and redecorating her room, with a little help from her mom.

Now I need to make collages for all my other great-nieces!

I do occasionally make things...really

This blog was created mainly as a fun record of things I find and what I do with them.  Seems lately I'm scoring lots of loot, but not doing much creating. 

Earlier this month we saw a press release for the grand opening of an antique mall in a small town south of OKC.  It sounded pretty great but in actuality wasn't much as antique malls go.  However...there were probably 30 boxes of what probably came out of someone's attic or storage building.  I had the best time digging through them, and actually had to make a couple of trips to drop things at the counter as I couldn't hold it all.  This pic shows just a part of what I got - old photos, old letters and documents from the early 1900s to the 50s, sheet music, buttons, apron patterns, crocheted lace, old hangers that are great for display purposes - and so much more!  None of it was priced so I was a little concerned when it was time to pay, but the grand total was (drumroll)  $20!  We next went to an antique mall in Norman, where I found an amazing 1924 Tulsa High School yearbook, lace, a cute vintage hat and more.  It was a junque-seeking bonanza of a day!

So Far Behind

I am woefully behind on blogging, so I'll make an effort to catch up over the next week.  July has been a busy month.  I started this post on July 6 and am just now getting back to it on July 31.

Most of our Texas family was here over the 4th of July weekend for a family reunion. It was so great to see them, but we really missed my sister and her family who weren't able to make it. Weatherwise, it wasn't the best 4th of July we've had - this makes two years in a row for rain on the 4th. The weather prevented a trip to White Water Bay and caused cancellation of a planned golfing excursion, but we didn't let it stop us from shopping.  Did I mention rain?  Torrential rain.

Having family in town was a good excuse for a trip to The Rink Gallery. My mom scored a couple of really cute old chairs for her sun room and my sister-in-law found the largest tie-back tassel I've ever seen (no pics of their haul - sorry). I found these great shoe trees, mini perfume bottles, sheet music and more.

 On Monday the 5th the DH and I ran errands and I talked him into dropping by The Vintage Marketplace in Midwest City where I found a few more things to add to my stash. Now I just need to start using some of this stuff! 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Can it already be July?

When I last posted I was headed to the Mix and Mingle at Paper Crown.  It was great fun, and I signed up for two classes.  The first class was June 24, and we made the cutest chipboard book.

The next class later in July will be a shadowbox featuring mermaids. Can't wait!