Monday, December 28, 2009


Today was filled with running errands,none too fun except the last one!Going to the flea market to hunt for my etsy shop!

I'm glad we went to the grocery store first instead of the flea market since I went over my planned budget there,though not as fun it's definitely more beneficial for my family to have more groceries than vintage goodies.

I had grabbed a few things and was slowly working my way to my $25.00 limit when I saw it.There is was in all it's pink glory but with no price.A Pearl wick bin that would be PERFECT for a new toy box for my daughter who currently has been keeping her toys in woven baskets that have fallen apart.

I've hunted high and low and haven't been able to find a vintage toy bin I liked and definitely not in my budget so when I saw this one didn't have the price on it I became nervous.I had my husband stand guard by it as I went to the front to ask the guy the price since 2 other ladies were slowly creeping over to it and eying it.My husband has his concealed weapon permit so I teased him to flash them the gun is they tried to touch it (yes,I'm slightly psychotic about my vintage).

The gentlemen at the counter called the vendor for me and told me $25.00,I grabbed what I had picked up so far and quickly put it back in their proper places and told my hubby to bring it up front.It was mine!*Insert smug satisfaction here as I walked past the other ladies that had been hanging around it like a bunch of vultures*

So here it is,I love it and since my hubby doesn't do pink our daughter has been my pink outlet she gets pink everything.I actually squealed with delight and clapped my hands after I was done putting all her toys in it.I guess you call that a vintage high,vintage is my drug of choice.

and here's a close up of the pattern:

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dear Santa...

Not going to happen but a gal can dream can't she?So for Christmas Santa I would like the following 3 things and in the same theme no less!

A 1939 World's Fair Bakelite pencil sharpener:

a bakelite thermometer:

and some salt and pepper shakers:

If you could pull that off Santa I'd be pleased and then some!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wearing My Heart on My Sleeve...

I love tattoos and more importantly I love my tattoos.Everyone I have means something very special to me and I am fortunate enough to not have any that I regret.Of course I wanted to get a tattoo for my daughter when I found out I was pregnant with her,she's 2 and 1/2 now and I finally was able to do that.

Luckily my friend Jamy said it wouldn't be fair to only get the one for Heidi and offered to do one for my son too!So to anyone visiting or in Indiana,should you wander through the fields of corn and end up in Franklin please so see Jamy Carlton of The Great American Tattoo Company,her and her boyfriend are both great artist and I am so thankful to Jamy for adorning my arm with my little tributes of love to my kiddos.

I know I should be a good girl and wait till these are totally healed before I show them off (I just got them done Friday) to do them justice but I'm just so thrilled with them that I'm going to show them off now!

On my upper arm I got a Kewpie doll for my daughter.I've always though Kewpies were darling and my daughter has always been a living doll to me.Even as a newborn she was adorable and no I'm not just saying that cause she's mine,even the doctors and nurses that delivered her all commented on what a pretty newborn she was.This kid had my heart from the start.The first thing ever said to her was "Oh!I love you!" as I burst into tears.

Wayland is 4 months old now and though I didn't have an idea of what I wanted for him when I was pregnant with him I did know I wanted something but it'd have to come to me as I got to know him.In the 4 blessed months that my lil guy has been in the world one knick name I've had for him that has stuck is mama's kit kat clock.

I call him that because he doesn't like to miss a thing and he keeps his big eyes open watching the world fighting sleep as much as he can.I love to watch him as he nurses himself to sleep,his eyes move back and forth like a kit kat clock ,becoming smaller and smaller till they're closed but all the while continuing with that back and forth motion.Instead of numbers on the clock I had Jamy replace them with hearts cause no matter what the time,day or night I love this kid.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree,No Christmas Tree....

Like many Americans this year Christmas isn't going to be a very Christmasy one.With my hubby having been unemployed for 7 months and counting unfortunately a Christmas tree just wasn't in the cards for us this year,*shrugs* these things happen and like they say "there's always next year".This post isn't going to be a post of boo hoo though instead I look at it this way,I may not have a Christmas tree this year to show off my vintage ornaments but at least I have my blog to share them on.When I do a tree I like to refer to it more as a "Kitschmas" tree,here are a few of my favorite kitschy ones...

Hope you find them just as charming as I do!