Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friday night is ....

Auction night! Yay! Lots of fun and lots of goodies for my shop! (If I can bear to part with them, that is.)

Here's the auctioneer and his crew in action.

And here is my latest haul

See ya'll later. I got stuff to sort!

Monday, May 23, 2011

I won, I won! and Memorial Day Sale!

I just heard from Nancy James Maxwell at Sugarlumps Studio that I won her "Wee Giveaway"! Nancy was giving away a lovely shabby cone that she created and her hubby pulled my name from all the entries! Squee!! I can't wait to see it! Thank you Nancy and Hubby! Stop by Nancy's blog to see all the wonderful things she creates.  Then be sure to check out her shop on etsy, Sugarlumps Studio.

Memorial Day sale in my artfire shop. Now through Memorial Day, 5/31, get %10 off any purchase over $20 by entering "Memorial" at checkout.I

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Springtime roses.

I’m always browsing the interweb, looking for interesting things to make or unique ways to use vintage items. I drool over handmade creations and wonderful decorating ideas, grabbing photos for my inspiration file. Then I spend days pawing through my stash trying to decide what to do first and looking for things to use in similar ways. It’s sad to say, but my inspirations and my stash seem to border on hoarding, lol. 

Over the last month I’ve been trying to act on some of the items on my long list of “I can use this to…”. Mostly I’ve been focusing on fabric arts. Like these two beautiful fabric roses made from a combination of vintage linens and laces combined with newer linens and laces. Now if you hold me to it, the newer ones probably meet my personal definition of 20 years or older for vintage, too, but they’re the ones that I bought in the late 80s or early 90s when I was doing craft shows.

I was so excited when these two sold in my etsy shop, CottonridgeEmporium, both to the same customer! It was even more exciting since there were only 3 items in the shop. Since then I’ve made two more and listed them in both my etsy shop and my artfire shop, SweetSouthernVintage

As beautiful as the first two were, “they” are right when they say “practice makes perfect”. Each seems to define itself with no two being exactly alike. And I’m having fun!

Monday, April 4, 2011

I can only aspire…

Last month marked my one year anniversary of selling vintage and antique items online. It’s been a year that I’ve wholeheartedly enjoyed. I love going to the weekly auction and dogging the local estate sales for treasures that I would otherwise need to pass up. I jump for joy when I get the email notice that I have a sale in either of my two shops. I’ve even come to enjoy the staging and photography that online selling necessitates. Some of my photos are pretty good too, but others, not so good. So one of the other things I’ve come to enjoy is following blogs that have interesting posts AND wonderful photographs. Maybe someday mine will be in that category…

Have you seen the Fiona & Twig blog? If not you're missing something wonderful AND they’re having a giveaway right now. Just click the button to the left, leave a comment on the post and and leave a comment after you sign up as a follower. That’s good for two entries. For a third be sure to post the giveaway link on your own blog and leave a comment that you did. See ya’ there!