Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Showtime!

We had our first big show of the season last week at St. Martin's Joy of Giving Market. Here are a few pictures of our booth. I thought it looked super-cute, and in particular I loved the way our new glitter houses and trees looked along side our usual vintage goodies. It was a lot of work and a hectic week, but we had a great show!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Hazards of Decorating

Saturday was the big Carnival at the girls' school. The theme was space, which is a fun theme, and long ago I volunteered to help on the decorating committee. I actually played a pretty small role this year, and helped out another (VERY creative) gal in decorating the Bingo room -- also known as "the gym." We spent HOURS cutting out and hand glittering lots of stars. She cut out and painted a super rocket, and I spent an hour doing touch-up painting on it. Then we spent 3 hours on Friday taping up black paper to one wall of the gym and creating our space mural masterpiece, which you can see below:

Sadly, when I arrived at the gym early Saturday morning (pre-Carnival), this is what I saw:

Apparently, someone came in Friday night and taped a sponsor's banner on top of our mural. Not surprisingly, the weight pulled our mural off the wall. My crafty friend and I tried really hard not to cry, and with some help, were quickly able to fix the mural. So, all was well!

The weather was PERFECT here on Saturday, cool and dry, with a clear blue sky! We were so lucky. The girls had a great time at the Carnival. All of the decorations were so cute and clever. Here are some other examples:

A fun time was had by all!

Friday, October 16, 2009

We have a Winner!

Comment #2 is our lucky winner, so that means Peony, you've won this week's giveaway! Please send me a convo on etsy with your address, and I'll get this crafting kit in the mail to you.
TinyBear, since you were kind enough to be my first comment on my first giveaway, I'm going to send you a surprise as well! It won't be the same item as the giveaway, but hopefully some goodies that you can use. Please convo me on esty when you get a chance and give me your address. Thanks for commenting, and stay tuned for another fun giveaway soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day! Let's Have a Give-away!

It's Monday, it's Columbus day, and here in the tropics, it's misty and cool!! What a relief! I'm feeling like celebrating, so let's have a give-away! This give-away this week is this fun mini-crafting kit, which features 3 yards of seam binding (pink, white and green), and 3 vintage mercury glass picks -- two are small balls and one is a fabulous spray of silver mercury glass balls. Jump start your Christmas crafting with this cute kit!
To enter, just leave a comment below by the end of the day on Thursday, October 15, 2009. On Friday, October 16, I will pick a winner using a random number generator, and I'll announce the winner on the blog! So leave a comment and good luck!
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Treasure Hunting at Round Top Antiques Weekend

So, despite all the odds (bad weather, sick kids, sick Mommies, etc.) we powered through it and spent Friday roaming the fields in Warrenton. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have, but we were uber-focused, so I rarely stopped to think about pictures. It was a great day, with perfect weather! We found lots of treasures, and even discovered the weirdest item of the day. The first picture (above) is some of the linen treasures we found -- aprons, hankies, towels, so many fun things!

And, of course, lots of lace!

Scenes from the fields:

I found a new bluebonnet picture for my collection (us Texas gals LOVE our bluebonnet paintings!):

And how about this lunch? A HUGE chopped BBQ brisket sandwich, topped with onions, and a large iced tea on the side. YUM!

And finally, without further delay, here it is, our Weirdest Item of the Day: painted mannequins

Not sure what to say about that -- I'll have to let the picture speak for itself!

It was a great day -- can't wait for the spring show!
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