Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today is a Good Day to...

I'm curious.
If you could finish this sentence - 

Today is a good day to . . .

what would you finish the sentence with?

Today is a good day to finish something.
Today is a good day to start something.
Today is a good day to do nothing.

How about
Today is a good day to be a good day.

If I decide it's going to be a good day, do I have it within my own power to really make it a good day?

I think so.

At least it will be a better day.

I have always believed that attitude is everything and that ultimately we are all responsible for our own happiness. 

I just finished this painting.   I wanted to share it with you.  I hope you have a


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Mail

I recently celebrated a birthday and a surprise package came in the mail for me.  Holly from Damitas Pretty Wrap sent me a box full of fun vintage treats and handmade goodies.  I just thought you might like to take a peek at what she sent me.

Vintage flash cards, sweet floral muffin cups, buttons, and this adorable handmade pin.

She included a vintage Peter Pan puzzle.  Of course I had to put it together right away.

Thank you Holly!  You can visit her (here) and say hello.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Weekend Finds

They say an apple a day is good for you. 

How about apple dishes in colors of aqua, pink and yellow?
I was happy to find these on the shelves while thrifting this weekend.

I also found the muffin tin, the wooden clothes hangers and the piece of barkcloth everything is sitting on.

One of my favorite board games "Sorry" had to come home with me as well.  This one is dated 1954.  I had no idea this game had been around this long.

I know women that love to go shopping at the mall.  I would rather go junking any day. I love something that has history and a story.  There is something rather romantic about it for me. The thrill of not knowing what I may find is the thrill and I really love that.


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Monday, July 7, 2014

The Bag of Buttons

How are you doing today?
I rarely find vintage buttons on my thrifting adventures but I found a few.  I loved some of the colors and thought they would work with some of my crafting projects. 

They don't hold a candle to Miss Kluless's collections that she shows on her blog, but I thought of her as I was looking through the bag.  I liked the colors of the thread especially, and the tatting shuttle that came with was fun.  I wish I knew how to tatt.  Maybe someday.

The lone wiggle eye in the bag just made me laugh.

Sometimes a little bag of buttons is all it takes to make me happy.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day

It all started with this.

You know what these are right?  Those vintage Tupperware flower arranger things.  I knew it could be an interesting display piece for something else.  At the time I purchased it I wasn't sure what, but this it what I did with it.

I think it makes a great little display for my  patriotic Magpie Ethel doll.

I hope all my American friends have a fabulous fourth of July.


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Friday, June 27, 2014

Snowflakes in Summer

Snowflakes in summer?

Yep you read that right.  I found a little snow at the thrift yesterday.

My first piece of the Pyrex snowflakes on black.  I found a couple of other pieces too including a Friendship Pyrex lid.

I am looking forward to going to the thrifts tomorrow.  There is a new GW opening and everything is half price tomorrow.  Wish me luck!

Happy weekend!

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Oh you beautiful Dawn Doll

A lot of you commented that you remember Dawn dolls so I thought I would show you my little collection.

The tiny little fashion dolls of the 1970's.  I loved them. 

I loved Dawn's long hair, her eyelashes, and she even had a boyfriend named Gary (remember him)? Dig that groovy shirt.

I love to find the vintage fashion booklets because they give me a clue to the outfits that were available and the names of them too.

Oh Gary you are so outnumbered here -
You lucky guy!

I don't think he minds at all.