I have not been around to all your blogs the past few days. My apologies!
Work has been causing me stress lately. Ahh but all of us who work have stress. Who wants to hear that! Boo! lol...
So I thought I'd take a few photos of a few of my favorites little things.
The little chenille cat has seen better days. I played with her as a little girl. She sits atop some small old books, which are no bigger than the palm of your hand. Love those little books!
The little vintage strawberry tea set Mom and I got in Julian CA about 20 years ago. Isn't it sweet?
I'm also 3/4 of the way done painting the master bedroom. Yay! But how boring to show that, so instead, a couple small cloth rag dolls Mom made. Love the jickity embroidery faces. Moms hand shook pretty badly, but that didn't stop her.
The mini perfume collection Mom and I amassed. Most of it. The older one's are in the other room.
And some photos of My lovely Mom when she was a girl.
Show us photos of some of your favorite small things, and remember, it's the little pleasures in life that bring us joy!
I've been ready for 6 weeks now lol... Guess it was fun to decorate in advance.
Sweet bunny pillow, cat pillow I made for Mom many years ago, and our original and well-loved copy of the children's book The Velveteen Rabbit.
A few bunny things I bought for Mom (new) about 10 years ago.
Sorry, they are on high shelves which makes for bad photos... But they are displayed...
One of the many cloth doll rag rabbits Mom made. Hand sewn, not by machine, either. Real handmade.
Ugh, another bad angle of the print panel rooster, chicken and baby chicks in a vintage basket. Sorry, sorry, wasn't going to get up on a chair for a better shot lol...
The Easter bunny came early!
My bunny luvs See's candy lol...
Hard to wait until Easter morning to sample all the goodies!
Well, more fluff than content, I hope all of you are excited about Easter. I hope those of you who have wee one's will take photos of kids having fun on Easter egg hunts so the rest of us can enjoy them!
Do you have a small business selling retro, vintage or antiques? Are you a struggling artist? Then promote your business here!
I will post a link at the side of my blog, encouraging people to browse and shop from other bloggers. This is your chance to toot your own horn and advertise your own business... And it's 100% free!!
It is NOT limited to vintage only, artists and craftspeople are greatly encouraged as well.
If you own an online shop or run auctions from places like eBay, etsy or your own website, or if you have a brick and mortar store, or both, feel free to post a link and a brief description of what you sell. Include any other info such as an address if you own a store. Don't forget to mention the country your store is in too!!
You should have some sort of blog, or be a blog reader, however, if your ad/website is a professionally run "chain store" business, drop shipper, distributor or an ad for viagra, it will not be approved. This is to help the small business people in the blogsphere.
It should be related to retro, vintage or antiques, direct from the artist or handmade things. BUT I will consider just about any small business as long as you run it.
Post up your info, and come back to browse other shops. I hope this helps everyone!
I got my wonderful 1950's floor lamp a few days ago, and I was so busy, the box sat there for two days before I could open it. I am so thrilled! Now I will be more thrilled when I get more light bulbs and test it ha ha. I'll grab one and check all the sockets out, just to be sure.
I am so sad to report, one of my favorite, favorite lamps... Died... DUM dum de DUMM... The opening at the bottom is about 2-3" wide, and the screw is about 4" up inside that. Now how the HECK am I going to be able to rewire it if I can't reach the bottom bolt with conventional tools??? I tried unscrewing the lightbulb socket, and it does, but you can't "pull it up" to bring wire up too. Does that make sense?
Any suggestions? I'm so bummed!!
I have been so swamped with work, I have been out of commission. Not to mention internet problems and an afternoon spent trying to wrestle the "telephone interface network" box at the corner of my house open, to run some phone lines directly in and bypass the problem I am having with the inside wiring (all legal, I've been paying for two landlines and only able to use one the connection is so bad on the other). Still unable to open it!!! Will call someone in... Ugh lol...
I did do some browsing on eBay yesterday and watched as a most bitchin' 50's couch and chair sell for only $300... In gray, which I could have used, and have been looking for ages... (A couch in black, or gray if not black).
But I wasn't sure what freight shipping would be, and the auction was ending too soon. And... What if I get it, and it stinks??!!
Hope everyone is doing well. I have not had much time to read and comment on your blogs, but I should be able to now.
It sits on your desk and reminds you how hot or cold it is. I like things that DO things: mirrors, radios, lamps, clocks, and thermometers, stuff like that.
It justifies my buying it: I can USE it.
And. . . It was a good price, of course.
There are a lot of deals on vintage things on eBay lately. I noticed in the 1940's browse section in particular. So many tempting things!!! But alas, I pass on a LOT of things... I have a lot of vintage things sitting on desks and dressers and shelves and such already. Things, I love my things, but I have limited space for my things. . . lol...
So, how do you justify your buying, or do you throw all caution to the wind and get what you like? . .
Bringing my childhood 1950's, post-war, baby-boomer, mid-century atomic ranch style house back to her former glory.
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