Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Of Sick Kids and Buying Trips

This week, my friend and business partner and all-around BFF Kari and I are planning to head up to Round Top for our twice-a-year buying trip. It's amazingly hard to get away for one whole day when you have kids, and this year it's even more complicated, given that both of my girls are sick. We're still hoping to make it happen, but in the meantime, I thought I would re-post from the spring, when we went on our April buying trip. Each time we go, we try to find the strangest item of the day -- I'm still haunted by the booth we stumbled onto last time. So, here for your viewing pleasure, a re-post from the archives. Hopefully, I'll be back soon with exciting new photos from this week's Round Top adventure! But who knows if it will top last April:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Round Top/Warrenton: Creepiest Item of the Day

Last weekend, Kari and I went on our spring buying trip to the fields of Warrenton. We had a great day, and actually brought home some nice finds. We always keep an eye out for "weirdest item of the day" -- and this year, there was no competition: the booth pictured above won hands down. It also won "creepiest item of the day," and "most inexplicable item of the day." I mean, severed doll heads on sticks? Really? Had Chloe been with me, she would've been scarred for life!
I snapped the pic and then we moved on, and quick. I didn't want the creepiness to rub off on me. Ick.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ooh La La! Vintage French Lace!

I got in a bunch of lace today -- it's all vintage French lace, and, even though you will think me crazy, it gives me heart palpitations! I'm THAT excited about it. Oh, it's fabulous. Appearing soon in the Etsy store!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Items in the Store!

I've been busy listing, and have so much more to do! But I wanted to give you a peek at some new items. First, I'm thrilled to have a bunch of vintage lace samples from a manufacturer in Switzerland. I'll be adding these to the store over the next couple of weeks. Second, I'm trying out my new crown punch on some of my vintage papers -- right now, crowns punched from the vintage thesaurus pages are in the store. Last, (but not least!) I decided to add a "large" lace goodie bag to the store, since the smaller bags have been a hit. These bags each have more than 7 yards of lace, plus a few small vintage surprises. Happy shopping!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lace Treasury

My lace goodie bags are currently featured in a neat vintage lace treasury! Here's the link:

Many thanks to for including me in her lovely treasury!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fantastic Tags

I wanted to share with you these wonderful tags that I ordered from my fellow Cottage Style Street Team member Stephanie, of Sunshine and Ravioli. How fabulous are these? I've already attached a few as extra decorations to baskets in my office (I forgot to take a pic -- sorry!), and the others I will probably use on gifts (if I'm feeling generous), add to scrapbooking pages (if I'm feeling crafty) or just hoard away (if I'm feeling greedy!).

She's got all sorts of other lovely paper goodies in her shop -- so you must go check it out:

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