Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall 2014 Glitter Market Recap

In spite of heavy rain most of the day, Glitter Market this past Saturday was a great success! The weather was perfect on Friday for set up, and I did manage to get my last few things inside on Saturday morning during a lull in the showers. Lots of people drove miles Saturday in the downpour to be there, and a line was waiting at the door at 10am.

I got a few not-so-great photos of my table before the doors opened, but none after my friend Chris arrived to help. I appreciate her so much, as there were times when both of us were adding and bagging as fast as we could. There were also times when we were able to visit a bit and I was happy for that, too. Thank you, Chris!

The frames on the wall and the stars are Paper Crown decor that was already in place. They make a perfect backdrop. Another wall has vintage wallpaper, and another is papered in old book pages. There are also chandeliers hanging throughout this space that make it seem a little bit magical.

To see more photos of the other vendors and wonderful items that were on offer, check out the Paper Crown blog here.

A big thank you to all the enthusiastic and appreciative shoppers, to Cindy Winter at Paper Crown and her able and friendly assistants, to Jackie Peters, to the other vendors (who were great customers, too!) and to my DH who helps me shop for vintage most weekends, carts my finds, helps me paint and refurbish those finds when needed, and is just a good sport about having a house full of other peoples old stuff!

I have photos from three recent swaps to share in my next few posts. Hope you'll stop by to see!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glitter Market in OKC this Weekend

Here are a just a few of the things I'll have at Glitter Market in OKC this weekend.
Well, minus that pretty little angel. She sold on Etsy this week.

I'm looking forward to it - the selling and maybe even more, the SHOPPING! Visit the Paper Crown blog here to see some of the wonderful art and jewelry that will be available at this fun sale. Cindy has been featuring various artists on the blog this week. If you're in the OKC area and are in the mood for some unique shopping Paper Crown is the place to be, and of course, you can find lots of fun paper arts supplies while you're there!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Estate Sale Finds - Part Two

Here are a few more finds from recent estate sales.

Lots of wonderful lace...

including pretty vintage collars and a few doilies.

A really wonderful quilt top that's in great condition.

Some perfect-for-Christmas trim that already sold in my Etsy shop.

Some larger crocheted lace pieces that would be ideal for trimming the hem of a top or jacket.

 Another collar, a pretty hankie and a pair of earrings that I may not be able to part with.

I bought a tin of buttons plus a baggie of buttons. There were lots of throw aways, but here are a few that I kept. The double strand of rhinestones is about twenty-three inches long and to me was worth the price of the entire tin.

Nothing really special, but there were at least some interesting black and brown buttons in the baggie. Most that I find are fairly plain.

A few whites and pastels, plus one odd red button.

 And last but not least, this chartreuse server. It's much prettier in real life. I just could not get a good shot of that green! I wanted to keep it but since I have a really large chartreuse and dark green one this one will go to Glitter Market.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my most recent finds. I still need to post the pages from my Nature's Blessings journal and did finally get photos so those will be coming soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Estate Sales Have Been Very Very Good To Me (Lately)

After a rather long dry spell, I've found some wonderful things lately at local estate sales. Remember that I like shabby, so keep that in mind when you look at these photos.

This old photo album is worn and missing the celluloid layer that covered this kraft underlayer, but I think I like it better this way. The illustration is lovely, as is the patina-encrusted clasp.

Here you can see a bit of the yellow celluloid that used to be on the front. The article and baby photo were tucked inside the cover.

The frame pages are aqua with gold, and it has quite a few cabinet cards inside. This chubby baby makes me laugh.

The back is a rather wild embossed velvet. Imagine it with that bright yellow celluloid cover. Very vibrant!

The composition book and these photos came from the same sale as the album.

The ornate embossing on old photo folders is so interesting. I thought these were particularly pretty.

I haven't decided yet just what I'll do with the album. It was a bit of a splurge for me. I'd like to keep some of those pretty pages, especially since a few are already loose, but I know someone else could make a beautiful journal from that cover. It may go to Glitter Market this month.

I have many more finds to share in the next few days, and still need to share the pages I received in my Nature's Blessings swap journal. Please stay tuned!