Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Not for the Faint of Heart aka Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

One thing I am going to do is organize this front room. I took all the boxes out that were empty, step one. Step two get help from my "Sleeping Beauty" daughters to carry them out. Step three work my fingers to the bones. It is a do or die situation ! LOL ........ not really, but I have to think of it that way.

Thank you for reading my blog,

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa Doll 1963

All I want for Christmas is a Santa Doll!!!!!
I wish I still had him..........LOL


Friday, December 18, 2009

Booth Extravaganza

The very first picture is as you walk in, the bottom two are my booth.
The whole building is 8000 sq. feet. The upstairs is neat too.

Very Vintage Antiques Mall
213 East Screven Street, Quitman, GA

“Y'all Come See us , Ya Hear?”


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Everything AND the kitchen sink

Well, I am finally tackling a wreath with vintage pastel goodies. I snapped a shot of the collection that is growing. I realized the kitchen sink is in the background. That is sort of how it works for me. The counter is a good height for my short squatty body....and the lighting is good. The main obstacle is I have to put everything away before the house fills up with the fam.......I must have..... I need..... I want.... MORE pastel goodies so I am headed out the door.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Angels and Spongebob

I am all over the place this morning. I am making ornaments for my nieces and nephews....Never can go wrong with Spongebob. I added the precious angel in the middle of an old ornament....and lastly(thrift) bells......

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Decorating for Christmas is Fun

Just a few pictures so far. The big tree is up but I forgot to take a picture.
More to Come.......

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lovely Crewel on Linen from the 70's?

Or Could it Be 60's???? I found this beauty and it was sort of dusty so I read all about cleaning these type needlework pieces and I opted to vacuum it and it worked great. I used the attachment meant for furniture. I could tell a big difference. I am learning as I go and that is what makes thrifting so fun!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Aprons Abound

Wish I knew the creative soul who made these. They were in a box which had all belonged to a South Georgia Women. I think 15 in all. More to follow.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Vintage Booth in Quitman Georgia

My Mom and I tweaked the very vintage booth ! Then went accross the street and had good 'ole Mexican food!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Very Vintage Antiques Mall & Gifts

Well, I don't know if anyone can relate but moving "stuff".....vintage treasures to me..... Is hard work. I am setting up my booth in Quitman Georgia and I am spinning around. Taking hundreds of treasure and making it all fit together is hard. I have a passion for Pink, but can go right to retro psychedelic in a second. I am trying to tell a story in my booth and I am officially having writers block!!!!!

Now onto a positive note I am bringing reinforcement today, my Mom....wish me well!!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Vintage Japan Pinecone Elf Ornaments

These little guys are so ugly they are cute! My girl's were pretty much speechless when I proudly showed my "loot" to them. I am sure you know it was speechless in a bad way. We would like to "Not comment at this time" oh well I will keep looking till I hear "Oh, Mom I love that!"


Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Vintage "Christmas Elf" and all his friends

Well....I spotted these all taped up in half of a box.....Packing tape was crisscrossed on top.....I was sooooooooooooooooooooo excited! Love at first sight!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Coolest Illustration of the Week

I thrifted some books lately....well I do that almost every other day.....This book called "Decorating with Color" by Carleton Varney has these hand drawn pictures with cool color combinations, it was printed in 1972. The above was one of my faves because of the pastel feel.

I worked on my booth in Quitman Georgia "Very Vintage Antiques" Carolyn Taylor is the owner and is doing a fantastic job getting the former furniture store ready to open.

More and more people are bargain hunting and it is a great time to start if you haven't. My husband calls it a down turn economy. I like that phrase, anyway now is a great time to thrift, even fashion is driven by the "Vintage Look". My teenage daughters wear a T-Shirt from Goodwill at least 3 times a week. I have gotten the hunt down to a fine art. I can pick them out, wash them and they wear them the next day.
Take Care,

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas Card Fun and Frivolity

I love old timey Christmas Card graphics. Old-Timey
adj. Having aesthetic or intrinsic characteristics that bring to mind things that are generally old-fashioned.

I found some today for just 75 cents and had fun looking at them. I decided to scan them.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Catching up is Hard to Do!

You have heard the song "Breaking up is Hard to do" Here goes tons of pictures of recent goodies.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

All Things Fish

We went to the Atlanta Aquarium last weekend. It was spectacular. We bought tickets online and parked at the CNN Center and walked over through Centennial Park. It was a breezy sunny weekend. No thrifting was done so I will have to do some catching up.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thrift Finds

I have been finding some really fun things lately. I just love treasure hunts. I am going to have a both in Quitman Georgia soon. It will be a vintage/antique mall type set up. I am looking forward to it.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall has started, REALLY?

I wish I were a better blogger, I just got caught up with life. Lots of little things and a couple of big things.

I decorate my house every season except Halloween,instead of scary witches etc I put up Fall colors in plates,vases, art the girls did when they were little, memory type things. I do have this one graphic that is just a hoot and I thought I would share it.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Long Time

Wow Summer was a whirl wind and now school is in and things just seem to fly by!
I scanned the above picture today. As a result of getting Facebook and getting back in touch with college friends. I dug out a wedding picture that had two of my husband's fraternity brothers in it. I will get back to picture taking and blog hopping soon.