Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Glitter Market - Save the Date!

If you're local to the OKC area you should note Saturday, November 22 on your calendars. That's the date for the Fall Glitter Market at Paper Crown from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Casady Square at 9303 N. Pennsylvania.

There will be a large variety of wonderful art items to see and purchase, treats, door prizes and more. I'll have a table there with fun vintage finds, too. It's a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping for friends, family and yourself!

This year's spring Glitter Market in May was my first time to participate and it was by far the best event I've done. I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to be a vendor again. Of course, I'll be doing some shopping, too!

Hope to see you on November 22!

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Very Merry Snippet Roll

Along with all the amazing treasure Laurie sent me for our Vintage Christmas swap (see my last post here) she sent this beautiful snippet roll. If you clicked through from my last post to hers, you may have already seen it but I'm sharing here for those who may have missed it.

I'm a huge fan of Laurie's snippet rolls, and this one made me more of a fan. I love that ribbon she used and have never seen any quite like it. The 25 stitched over the "Wish" ticket is so simple yet possibly my favorite element. Then there's the bit of flocked millinery netting in a lovely green with a pretty red and white button below.

Pretty bits of lace, fabric and trim with a few beads and net - all lovely.

The pleated trim with the red cord and green stitching is another favorite, as well as that sparkly star.

I love that dear little deer pin and that tiny red bow with the rose applique.

Pretty green buttons, a bird (Laurie always adds a bird!) a tiny doily and pretty buttons at the bottom. It may be Christmas colors, but this one will be on display year round at my house!  Thank you so much, Laurie!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Came Early!

There were several vintage Christmas swaps the last few years and I somehow missed out on all of them. I wanted to host one myself but, really, I'm not organized enough for that! So...my sweet friend Laurie Jackson contacted me and offered to do a one-on-one swap and of course I took her up on her offer immediately. I'm so glad I did, because a) I LOVE vintage Christmas goodies, and b) what she sent is beyond wonderful. It was packaged perfectly and such fun to open!

The first package I opened had vintage napkins, unusual crocheted lace, a hankie, ribbon, bell appliques, precious beaded poinsettia blossoms and more.

There were fabrics and trims - I especially love that quilt piece and the 1950s print.

A sweet Rudolph jello mold, cute decorated match boxes, shiny embellishments, and buttons. Also a bit of angel hair and lots of wonderful striped crepe paper. Laurie sent me a bit of the crepe paper on a package last year and I've been looking for some ever since.

There are cards and some unusual paper items. Don't you love that little finger tip towel and the bit of Victorian scrap? There are some little greetings printed on vellum, too, that were probably intended for Christmas cards, pretty metallic and white doilies, vintage photos and postcards.

More fun paper items - a honeycomb bell, old book pages, vintage cups with snowmen (that I somehow cut out of the photo!), a little bell and oh, I love that Kordite Freze Box!

And of course there were stickers! We both love vintage stickers, and each had lots that the other didn't. I'm crazy for that set in the upper left corner. I love those little multicolor bits of metallic scrap, too. Laurie also included one of her handmade crepe paper roses - beautiful!

I'm not sure how she could give up this flocked apron, but I'm so happy to have it! It just makes me smile.

I love these pastel items, too. That little putz house is adorable. Do you see the two tiny deer just above the snowman sticker on the left?  The lace samples are so pretty, and there are more on the other side.

I saved this for last. The ornament tray was wrapped in a cute bag from a shop in Laurie's area and tied with red tulle. She lined each opening with cupcake liners and filled them with tiny Christmas treasures. I love each and every little thing, but this guy...

may be my favorite. He's a sweetie.

Laurie also sent me a Christmas snippet roll that I'll share in my next post. You'll want to see it, I promise!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the vintage Christmas and that it puts you in the mood for the holidays - it won't be long now!

I didn't get great photos of what I sent Laurie, but she has some on her blog here. You can also see her pics of the things she sent me here (spoiler alert - her post includes the snippet roll.)

Also, Laurie is hosting a White Christmas Button Book swap on the Button Floozies blog. You can read about it here to get all the details including sign-up instructions. I'm signed up! Hope you'll join in!