Saturday, February 27, 2010

Free Class Giveaway! Flatwoods Folk Art

Learn how to win an online art class in one of 2 mixed media projects, both of which are amazing looking works of art.  If you love the looks of vintage finds, and like to make them yourself, AND you like freeebies,  you owe it to yourself to check out this giveaway here .

Friday, February 26, 2010

~~We Have a Winner~~

We have a winner for the 3 gem size tintypes and mini watchmakers bottles I held a drawing for this past week.  Lululiz, come on down to claim your prize!!  Congratulations to you, and thank you one and all for taking the time for looking at my blog and entering the contest!  I hope to have more contests in the future, so keep posted!  Yours may be the next name my little girl draws from a hat!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Do You Love Tintypes? New ~~Old~~ Giveaway

Tintypes have always amazed me.  My first love with tintypes was as a little girl, when we had a tintype of my great great grandfather displayed in a very special spot at home.  Complete with the ornate glassed in case, the tiny little latch and hinges and velvet lining the inside, it was one of my Mother's most prized posessions and I knew from then on it was something I hoped would be passed down to me one day. Gladly it was,  but with acquiring it, came the knowledge that my Mother was no longer with us.  I cherish it every time I look at it and have vowed deep revenge on anyone who ever damages it in anyway!  Recently in my scouting for the best of vintage deals, I picked up a large lot of gem size tintypes AND some mini watchmakers vials, more than I will ever have a use for, so I am giving my blog friends a chance to win these 3  "gems" and 3 of the vintage vials.  I hope you can find a use for them and will enjoy their aged perfection as much as I do.  Just please leave a note to this post on anything you would like to say.  I will draw someones name from a "hat"  on February 26th.... my Mother's birthday.  I will notify you either by blog or e-mail, so please be sure there is some kind of contact information in your message.  Thank you and good luck!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My New "Old" Creations

One of my New Years Resolutions was to branch out a little more, with something I have dabbled with in the past.  Vintage style jewelry, sometimes a little on the "steampunk" side, has always fascinated me.  I've sold many domino pendants in my Etsy shop, and altered chunky charm bracelets as well.  As always anything vintage looking is right up my alley, so over the past several weeks I have been creating some jewelry I will be adding to my shop soon. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Images on Coasters..... the Sky's the Limit!

Sadly, I've been neglecting my blog and have to do something about it!   I hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to doing some catching up in the days to come.  I not only am neglecting my blog, I am neglecting everyone else's blog as well!  So I decided to write a bit about some new coasters in my shop that I have been having fun creating.  Image transfers on coasters..... the sky is the limit!  I've done old family photos,  and fun whimsical birds but almost any kind of image would look wonderful on these coasters, I think.  I could make some for evey holiday, or season.  Of course they have to be vintage looking to suit my taste, but  for me, that is the only requirement.