Monday, December 13, 2010

Deck the halls with Pastels & Sparkle.....Fa La La La La La La La La!

My Tree.....
My First Ornament........
White Dove at the Top.....
A Christmas Scene....
A Silver Christmas.....
Vintage Ornaments.....
Vintage Vintage........
Vintage Angel Ornament from Grandma..

The Big Project................

~A Dreamy White AFTER!!~
~A Dreadful Wood BEFORE!!~
I have had this sweet little hutch for about a year now & I really wanted to have it ready for Christmas. I finally got to give it a new life! Amazing what wonders paint can do...! Looks perfect in my living room. It's so fun to "showcase" some of my very special treasures, including a family photo of my maternal Grandmother's Father & his parents. That is my little assistant, "Sweet Pea" posing for you.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vintage Pink Christmas

 As I bring in boxes from the garage, I am giddy with excitement! I just love opening those boxes of merriment that are tucked away for 11 long months. My collection of vintage pink Christmas continues to grow and I feel like a little girl, full of anticipation as I peek into each carefully tissue wrapped treasure. I wanted to share some photos, but I am only able to share one at the moment. I have a busy day ahead of me with a few Christmas parties to go to. So FUN! I will post more pics later on.............
Hope that your holiday season is a very special one!
Don't ya just love these glittered Tiaras???

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Everything is better with GLITTER on top.....

Well, I have to say that my excitement for the holidays is overflowing! I have been having SO much fun in Camas! JoAnn and I, together decorated the smaller display window at camas antiques as well as the silver & white area. The Holiday Open  House was a huge hit!! There are many wonderful items available for gifts & decorating. Many vintage Christmas goodies as well! Here are some photos of goodies I have been creating this week. I will be bringing them into the store on Saturday 11/20.

Along with these creations, I have many vintage Christmas items as well. I just love to incorporate vintage touches into my handmade items. That touch of yesteryear makes it all the more special to me. So, make the day of it. Grab some friends, head to Camas, stroll 4th Avenue, sip some cocoa or coffee, and enjoy a day shopping! Hugs to all!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

For the LOVE of Silver

I have 2 spaces at Camas Antiques now, yay!! Thank you JoAnn! My first love is pink so one space is my signature girly look with many sweet items like: vintage clothes, purses, gloves, pink & silver tiaras...etc. At the advice of my friend Sue of bella I decided to go with one neutral look in my large space instead of trying to have 2 looks in one. Thank you Sue!! I'm having so much fun! Here are some pics. (Sorry about date on photos. I can't figure out how to remove it from my camera.) Arghhh!

 My newest love is silver. As much as I love patina, I just had to polish this silver water pitcher. It is so pretty! A grape motif wraps the pitcher & shows off better against the shiny silver. Once I got started polishing my silver stash, I couldn't stop!  I spent several hours last Thursday giving my Camas Antique's booth a fresh Fall look & I added the silver. Many of my items are 15% off thru 10/31.

Love this chippy cabinet door!!
I'd like to add a moment of personal reflection.......
Some may have wondered how my transition has been from store owner to.....where I am now. I have to say that at times I miss my store, but I don't have any regrets on my decision to move on. JoAnn, the owner of Camas Antiques has helped me more than she may know. She has welcomed me into her beautiful store with open arms and in doing so, this has allowed me to continue to do what I love. For those of you who need a connection to the past like you need air to breathe, I think you get what I mean. As a girl with an old soul, I am grateful to her for this.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Camas Antiques Holiday Open House - Friday 11/12 & Sat. 11/13 2010

Here are some photos from my store last at Christmas. My Holiday Open House was always my very favorite event! This year I will be a part of Camas Antiques holiday splendor, which I am very excited about! I will have MANY vintage Christmas goodies for sale as well as personally created items.

Pleas come join us for a magical celebration!!
  • Camas Antiques Holiday Open House
  • 305 NE 4th Avenue, Camas WA 98607
  • (360)834-4062 
  • Friday & Saturday November 12th & 13th, 2010
  • Hours: 10am - 6pm
  • Free Apple Cider & Kettle Korn

Thursday, October 7, 2010

One of My Favorite Finds................

 I found this adorable vintage Celluloid Kewpie Doll the other day during one of my treasure hunting adventures. She is just the sweetest thing! I'm guessing she is to be from the 30's. Her dress is 4 layers of crepe which has this wonderful aged creamy color. A cluster of millinery flowers is on her front & has cascading crepe ribbons with little millinery posies attached at the ends. I just love little Kewpies, especially the celluloid type.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Halloween Whimsies............

Party Goodie Cups & Scrabbled Autumn

Autumn is approaching and I cannot help but get excited! I just love the transition to Fall. Changing leaves, pumpkins, hot apple cider and cooler days. I decided to dig into my stash of Halloween goodies, then got to work creating some little whimsies. These items & many more,  will be available later this week at my booth in  Camas Antiques.                                       

Coburg Antique Faire.....SO much vintage fun!!

My friend Kim & I enjoying the Faire! This was Kim's first visit to Coburg. We had so much fun hunting for vintage treasures & had no problem filling her truck!

 Maison Douce & A Thing For Roses, two of the BEST!
Kim, all smiles due to Vintage Sensory Overload! So cute!
Molly Mo's, one of my favorite booths!
Vintage Trifles, another favorite spot!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My booth at Camas Antiques in Camas, Washington...

Many vintage inspired items, including French Garlands.
"Pearls of Wisdom" take center stage.
Please come and enjoy beautiful downtown Camas, Washington. I restock my booth with unique finds often. You never know what treasures await you.....!