Monday, April 18, 2011

~~Halloween Treasure Boxes~~

Yes I realize we are only halfway to Halloween, but when the mood strikes, I seize the moment!  That, and I was running out of room in my storage area and had to get these painted black wall shelves out of there!  I will be saving these for a show I do in August but may do a few more for my Etsy shop, IF I can find more shelves like this.  For now, these consist of altered cabinet cards, old black lace and fabric with beads, rusted tins, vintage bottles and labels,  skeletons,   skeleton keys to the dungeon, attached to hang tags, feathers, potions and chants. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

~Poor Charlotte~

I am so intrigued by Frozen Charlotte dolls, and many others must be, too.  I sell them like hotcakes in my supplies shop (WhatRemains) at Etsy. From the tiniest one no larger than a baby's finger, all the way to the chunky larger ones.  I've recently begun collecting the Frozen Charlotte pets, too.  Incorporated into work is even more fun than selling them! 

~~Welcome Spring~~

Living in Michigan,  we never know when to expect Spring.  Oh, it might show that Spring is here on the calendar, but it isn't unusual for us to have snow in April!  For now it's here, however.  And I was inspired the other day to make this little shadowbox hanging out of an old book cover, nest, eggs and lace.  Available in my Etsy shop!~~  Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

~~We have Three Winners!~~~

Today is the day I chose 3 winners for my blog giveaway, and to choose a winner, I had my daughter think of 3 numbers between the numbers 1 through 22 (the amount of people who had left a comment).  She chose numbers 3, 8 and 17.... which means the winners are:

Meg from Paper Doll Dreams
Nancy Lefko
Jackie from  Pretty Ragged Threads

To those of you who have won,  please email me your physical address and your vintage goods will be sent out early next week.  For those of you who did not win,  Better luck next time and thank you for entering!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

~~Reminder~~ Free Giveaway of Vintage Finds~

Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday, I will be randomly drawing the name of 3 people who have entered to win the vintage photos, ledgers,  books and more!! You can see the post below to see if there is anything you can use in your artwork, decorating, etc!  Make sure your contact information is included  if you do not have a blog I can trace you back to.  Good luck on the drawing! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

~~Free Giveaway~~ Sharing Some of my Recent Scores~~

My good friend Pam gifted me so many things in the past several weeks, I have decided to "share the wealth" and give my blog readers a chance to benefit from Pam's generoisty as well. Listed are some photos showing what I will split up into 2 or 3 seperate lots of things, each lot will be a great selection of the photos, books, ledger etc. you see here. All you need to do is leave a comment to this post and on April 14th (hubby's b-day!) I will draw either 2 or 3 names to win! I may even throw a few extras in that I have had on hand (book pages, ledger pages, lace scraps, etc). Good luck!

Pictured here you will find:
* tiny red leather photo album filled with old military photos
*brown suede family photo album with many pages blank, but many pages have assorted old photos on them.
*another small phto book with assorted old photos inside
*a small book published in 1895 "The Story of the Other Wise Man"
*Practical Child Rearing book, published in 1917
*An adorable old 1947 Farmer's Pocket Ledger, well used
*Prehistoric Relics book, published in 1905
*Many and assorted old photos, ranging from late 1800's to World War II era
*Large framed photo of a man working in his garden