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Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Vintage Petite spring jar swap is here.

Tami Hacker was the blogger who was my partner, and she did a wonderful job.  The jar was in this beautiful organdy bag.  Such tiny treasures and so much in the jar.  It was jam packed full of vintage spring goodness.
I love what Tami did with the jar.  The bird and trims are precious.  
There were tiny packages tied up with tiny ribbon.  Each one was so sweet to unwrap.
I love all vintage buttons.  
I adore this tiny bunny, and this floral brooch is so pretty.  A lovely vintage handkerchief was in there too, and so much more.

Below is the jar I sent out to my partner.  
I put a small vintage eyelet doily under the lid.

 I put some vintage glass buttons inside as well

 Love this swap.  Now I hope all you participants in this swap will post your jars as well and please if you can, post it in our new flickr. group.   "The Honey Pot's Vintage Swap"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Panoramic Easter Egg Swap

The Panoramic Easter Egg Swap is not an Easter Egg!  Remember those darling sugar decorated Easter Eggs you would look into and see the little Easter scene?  For this swap we were asked to take a 250 count matchbox and turn it into something like those sweet sugar Easter Eggs. i can't wait any longer, I am sending it out to my partner today,  but I wanted to share it here.  This swap was hosted by the wonderful JoAnne Balaz from Vintage Dragonfly
I really had lots of fun decorating the outside and then embellishing it.  (My Favorite part)
the Bunny Love image is from Crafty Secrets.  and the lavender flowers are from Prima

The scrolled pearls and rhinestones are also from Prima
layers of German paper scrap
I wanted to package it up in a special way, so I took the same paper and decorated a card box.
It fit so nicely in the box.  Hope she likes it, I had a hard time parting with it! And that is what this kind of swapping is all about.  Making something that you would want to receive for whoever you are sending to!  

Friday, March 23, 2012

Easter's on it's way!

I took some snapshots of the Easter images around my house.  I've tucked in some antique postcards and signs in my hanging wall hutch that I try to change up for each season!  And following is a look at my Easter decorations.  This is probably my 2nd most favorite holiday, because it is a time when some of my children and their children come home.
I love the look of this bunny.  Designed to look like a foil wrapped chocolate bunny, but it is just faux.
love the glitter on this cute basket, which was made from a vintage jello mold and for me last year by Valarie Kraft glitterydazeandnights.blogspot.com
Another lovely piece made by Valarie Kraft.
I love collecting porcelain and ceramic pieces
This ceramic basket was made by me about 16 years ago.  It was my first ceramic piece.  I only made a few.  It is so nice for spring with the pansies.  
I have had this lettace bowl which was handmade for about 30 years.  I put the little vintage duck that I got last weekend at a Yard Sale.This was sent to me last year

I love anything under a nice cloche now-a-days.
This was sent to me last year by the fantastic Jen of  jnichelle.blogspot.com

This cute plate with vintage image was made for me last year by dear blogging friend. . . .

Hope you all have some great weeks leading up to the Easter holiday.  hugs Michele

Monday, March 19, 2012

Nearly 50 sales yields Saturday's Fabulous finds.

There were roughly 50 yard or garage in our valley on Saturday.  Something lots of people look forward to, and is sponsored by the rotary club which is an annual event.   They publish a map in the paper and well it is just great.  I hit the ones first that I knew would have antiques.  I really think I scored on Saturday.  Here are some pictures of the vintage stuff I found.  My daughter and I have been so excited for this event to come on St. Patrick's Day, I could hardly sleep.  We took her pick up truck, because she wanted to find some large photography props.

I loved this little gem of a print,  So me and my studio!

A darling pair of porcelain lamps and the seal is still on them.  I love that! They were a steal at
This great little pair of wall sconces (shelves) $3.00  They seem to be quite old!
This lovely wall plaque was $1.00, and I don't think it is Vintage, just vintage look.  I love still!
Sugar shaker and single s&p shakers were $1.50
This silver dish/tray and the bundle of cut-work dresser scarfs were total $5.00  These dresser scarfs are in such great condition and there are 3 sizes.
I spotted this pie server and had to have it along with some other vintage jewelry.  This sweet cut-work doilies were in the bundle with the dresser scarves.  Total here was about $3.00
Another silver tray! $1.00
yielded this for .25 cents
This was a quarter too.  I was tickled to find some vintage Easter pieces.  
Isn't she sweet.  She use to be holding something and my guess is that it is "little bo peep"
She was  50 cents
And last but not least this vintage porcelain bunny.  He was $1.00
I am tickled pink for all my finds and for so little money.  Now this is the way to buy vintage, before it gets marked up at the Antique mall!  Yippy!  Have a great week all!

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's day is not just another little holiday to me.  As I am mostly Irish, and since my Father-in-Laws birthday Jerrold Marvin Askeroth (now deceased) and whom I loved very much, was on March 17, therefore this day always been special  My husband use to make a big deal of, (because of my heritage) but he has let up on that.  A few times on March 17th, I got a green breakfast in bed. . that is pancakes and eggs with green food coloring. Then he started taking me out to breakfast for the occasion, but a move a different work schedules did away with that.  But I feel a connection somehow to this green ritual of observing the "Luck o'the Irish!  I don't do a lot of St. Patty's day decorations, but I have a few things sitting around to remind us of the special day!
I did up this easel art, after I received the St. Patrick's Day ATC book that we all swapped which was put together by Kim Smith from Vintage Dragonfly's swap group.  She included in the box some loose pieces that I used above in my mixed media art.  Following are some amazing little ATCs which were done by various artists.  
Such a beautiful cover with bead charms and embellishments.  Note: I added the feather charm here, just cause I thought it went really well.
The glitter on this vintage image is so pretty!  It was made by Peace from theheartofpeace.blogspot.com
I do feel so lucky to have this little gem of a book to show off!
This comes from Oliva Ohlson of olivascreativequest.blogspot.com
I drool over these tiny charms.  This one was done by JoAnne Balaz who is our hostess for the vintagedragonfly.blogspot.com swap group!
Kimberly Laws from artjoystuff.blogspot.com
Mercedes Scott of mercedesscott.typepad.com
Here is the one that I did.  See any resemblance to the easel art?
This very pretty glittery girl was created by Karen Hess
One of the sweetest images is this vintage girl with the umbrella.
Lynne Legge
I love this fairy look done by Linda McMillion
This one reminded me of when Kate Winslet gets out of the automobile at the dock and looks up at the new ship, in the movie Titanic and I think it is because of the red hair and the big hat, and the fact they are in the UK.
The end of the little book, and I loved the whole thing!  This is truly and example of many artists talented work.  Thank you Kim Smith and all who participated.  Just to hold it in my hand tickles me to no end!
I am having fun changing up my newly done chalkboard in my kitchen to fit with any holiday! 


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