Friday, May 27, 2011

You Crack Me Up -- The Sometimes Humorous Side of Crackers...

OK, I'm finally getting my toes wet! Just made my very first Etsy treasury!!
I hope you'll take a look, click and comment!

I had a super good time creating this one -- think I'll be doing more!!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mushrooms Galore!

I don't usually blog about treasuries I'm in for either of my shops, feeling that it's a lot of "toot your own horn" syndrome. But I got to thinking about that, and it is promoting all the other shops featured in the treasury -- so I think I will share them from time to time : )

I've always thought mushrooms were so cool -- from the 60s and 70s kitsch to the cute felted and sewn ones for gnomes and fairies to sit upon. When we moved into our present home, there were a couple of mushroom plaques left behind -- one painted and one made from decoupaged 3D card cutouts. At the time, I did not want them so my kids took one each to decorate their rooms. (My daughter, especially, is a throwback to earlier times!) And, alas, when they moved out to being on their own, they took their mushrooms with them!!

So I was more than pleased to be included in this cute mushroomy treasury created by Refindlings. You can also see her mushrooms in her shop! To see the actual treasury, just click on the title, and you can also click on the individual photos to go to each shop. And leave a comment if you'd like!

See the trivet? It's mine (well, in my shop!). I also found a mushroom mug which goes with it. They are part of the "Merry Mushroom" line which was a Sears exclusive from 1970 to 1985.

Of course, now this has again sparked my interest in mushrooms so I'll be on the lookout for them at garage sales, etc. I started crocheting real looking mushrooms as part of my food line in Magnolia Surprise, but they fell to my "I'm bored with this, think I'll start something new" habit. I think I'll just have to dig them out and finish the little fungi!!

And I'll be sure to show you more treasuries every now and then -- and not just to "toot my own horn" either! Please be sure to visit that cute mushroomy treasury and check out the mushroomy shops!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Sneak Peek

It seems that my vintage hunting has leaned toward the kitchen lately. Hmmm, maybe somebody's trying to tell me something -- like cook something sometime, why don't ya!!

These are some little goodies that should show up pretty soon in my shop (if I can ever get out of the kitchen, that is......all that cooking you know!!)

I fell in love with this little enamelware coffee pot as soon as I saw it! I just think it's precious! Of course, I can't say that I'd trade it for my coffeemaker, but it would be great for camping....if I camped anymore, that is!

And this sweet enamelware tea kettle! It's so bright and cheery; I love the colors! It would definitely look charming sitting on my stove. It's by M. Kamenstein and was manufactured in 1983.

A tea pot -- this one Corning Ware in the Wildflower design which was manufactured from 1977 to 1986. The really cool part is that it has an aluminum lid and not a plastic one! I had a teapot like this except in the Cornflower design. I wonder whatever happened to it -- maybe gave it to a kid or other. Hmmm, I'll have to look for it!

And the best -- a Sunbeam electric hand mixer! And it works!! I had one similar to this one, maybe a bit newer. But the same Harvest Gold color -- everything was Harvest Gold and Avocado Green in the 70s, including my kitchen!!

So there you go -- my latest kitchen finds! Now I'd better go cook.....