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

Monday, September 15, 2014

What I Found

Even though two of the three of the kewpies had issues, I just had to rescue them.  I thought they were sweet enough to take home and the price was right too.  The book is actually made of wood and opens to reveal a place to keep all your treasures.  A book safe.  Oooh if only it could talk.  I wonder what sort of treasures it once held.

I happen to love these sort of china head dolls and I spied this tiny doll head in one of the photos of the estate sale ad online.  Wouldn't you know I found her at the sale and was able to buy her.  I thought the price of $3.00 was excellent and it made going to the sale worth it for me.

After seeing this inspiring girl's halloween collection,  I was so excited to finally find my own halloween blowmold via thrift store this weekend.  I never see these where I live, even in the shops.

I love old yardsticks and was happy to add a few to my collection.

Happy week to you!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Meet the Littletons

These are the Littletons, but they would insist that you call them by their first names Bob and Martha.  Bob and Martha Littleton have been shopping for a home for awhile.  I think they may have found one.

It's a bit of a fixer upper but they went inside and instantly fell in love.

They knew it was to be their home.
So they packed up their belongings and brought their children (daughter Sue and son Ricky) and moved into their new home.

Whew! It's been a long day of unpacking and moving and the family is exhausted but happy to relax by the fireplace before falling into bed.

They would love to show you more of their home as it progresses.

This was the


Pitiful, I know.

So far I have wallpapered, installed wood floors, and made curtains.  The family seems to like it.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Thrifty Vintage

I am always happy when I am junking especially when I find a few treasures.  Here is what I found this weekend.

One of my favorite finds was this vintage squeek toy.

I am not sure what I will do with these plastic doll faces, but their sweet dimples sure charmed me.

I was super excited to find a vintage tablecloth and dish towel in patterns that I didn't have.  These are getting harder for me to find at the thrifts anymore, so when I do I am super excited.

I thought the oil bottle was cute and I liked the paper that someone lined the lazy susan with.

It wasn't a huge amount of stuff, but enough to make me happy and worth going out for.  Did you find anything lately?


Thursday, August 7, 2014


I love to play games.  When I find vintage games with fun graphics on them I consider it a bonus.

Do you remember playing "Memory"?  This one is from 1966.

 The cards were turned upside down and you tried to match the pairs by memory.

I thought this set had the most charming artwork on it.

I may just set it up and play a game (or two).

Which one is your favorite tile?


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July OH MY

I told my husband I definitely was feeling "junk drunk" yesterday as I dug through the Christmas stuff while out thrifting.  I couldn't believe my luck as I kept pulling out shiny brites, flocked deer, pixies, Santas, plenty of plastic holly to craft with, and other Christmas vintagey goodies.

The little Santa and Mrs. Santa are salt and peppers and the Santa mug is a different one that I didn't have with a bell.

 You might have already seen these on my Instagram but in case you haven't, who doesn't love a box full of Shiny Brite ornaments?

 One of my favorite finds of the day was this little Christmas tree.  It is musical and when you wind it up it actually snows down on the tree.  I love it!  I think I may be embellishing this a bit more.  The Santa is a rubber squeak toy.

These little pixies will be so happy to join the other pixies.

 Now I have to pack it all away until I'm ready to really decorate for Christmas.  How many months away is it?



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.