Monday, July 26, 2010

Seeking Vintage

Searching flea markets, estate sales and thrift shops are some of my favorite things to do. Does anyone remember this? I couldn't believe I saw one...just like a little kid I still have that urge to ride it! Of course all it would have taken is 50 cents and a double dog dare!

I didn't really find what I ventured out for but I did find..."THE GIRLS"
These little vintage toppers had me at first sight!

These are vintage TID BIT TOPPERS. At first I thought they might be a great inspiration for a craft project. Maybe on top of some old wooden thread spools and then decorated the spools with words and paper and who knows what. Imagine these on your cupcakes at your next vintage party or your first vintage party! These gals have even inspired me to have a vintage party!

Thanks for stopping by, I am going to get a Starbucks and maybe plan a party!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

WE HAVE A WINNER!


CHRISTINE @ MAPLE RIDGE VINTAGE!

Congrats Christine and Thank you to all of you that have left such lovely comments and are following my blog. I am enjoying getting to know you and if I have not yet visited your blog, you can bet I will very soon.. When I visited Christine's blog to let her know she won, I clicked on a blog on her sidebar....UrbanFarmGirlLandco.blogspot.com and to my surprise she was hosting a giveaway of her own. A very nice one I might add. A $50.00 gift certificate for anything from WhiteFlowerFarmHouse.com. A place you have to visit. This was the last day to enter and I gave it my best shot. I am usually much better at giving away than I am winning....but you know what they say,if you don't try, you don't have a chance. Besides, I found some great blogs along the way and new friends, so as far as I'm concerned that's a WIN for me!

Which brings me back to my GIVEAWAY...Don't forget to come back for the third week giveaway in July beginning tomorrow. I will be adding more goodies to the bag!



Have a great week!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

INSPIRATIONAL AVENUE WEEKLY CHALLENGE ~ BOOKS

The challenge this week at Inspirational Avenue was BOOKS. This is the altered book I planned to enter, but oops, I missed the deadline. So I decided to post it here anyway. I hope you like it.

BOOK OF BLISS

A few inside pages:DANCE

UNSELFISH

PRAYER BRINGS DOWN ANGELS

QUIET SONG

PLAY

SHARE

THE ROAD..


YOU DON'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT..

DREAMING

Thank you for taking a peek inside,

IT'S THE SECOND WEEK IMGIRL'S JULY GIVEAWAYS!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I accomplished a lot of things this weekend, things that needed to be done AND I found time to work on some new art projects. I was focused on everything I had going on that I totally missed entering the weekly art challenge over at Inspiration Avenue. This week's challenge was "Books". I have been working on several altered art books. I always manage to have too many things going at once. I was satisfied that I managed "some" of everything today that I had on my list. Yes, I am a list person.We are all list people in my family. Some of us manage to actually benefit from making a list. I don't seem to be one of those people. It mostly just allows me to clear my brain and make room for more projects. One thing I know for sure as I get older,life is way to short for lists!

I have also managed to add 4 book tags to this weeks JULY GIVEAWAY -July 19-July 23.
Here is the finished photo of the bag the winner will receive.

If you want to know how to enter and to see more of what's inside, just click on the button at the top right that says: "I'm so glad you are here" or roll over the title of this post.
Be sure and get your entries in and refer a friend, that will get you another entry!
Thanks for stopping by, I am heading over to Inspirational Avenue to see some creative challenges and to see if I can sneak in my challenge.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE


THE WINNER IS:

NANCY OF NANCARTS
She has a lovely blog, be sure to check her out!
www.nancarts.blogspot.com

NANCY was referred by VINTAGE DRAGONFLY and she will be receiving a special THANK YOU!

TOMORROW STARTS A NEW JULY GIVEAWAY!
CLICK ON THE JULY GIVEAWAY BUTTON TO SEE HOW TO ENTER OR ROLL OVER THIS POST TITLE TO TAKE YOU THERE AND SEE WHAT IS BEING GIVEN AWAY THIS WEEK! I WILL BE ADDING MORE TREASURES TO THIS WEEKS GIVEAWAY TO BE REVEALED DURING THE WEEK!
MANY THANKS to all who entered, be sure to get your enteries in this week!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I HAD A VISITOR TODAY

If you hear a "knock knock" at your door, even if it is a "tap tap", be sure to stop what you are doing and answer it. You never know who might be there!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

IMGIRL'S JULY GIVEAWAYS

COME AND JOIN THE FUN!
WEEK 2 GIVEAWAY IS HERE!

Read below how to get your entries. Below you will see this week's GIVEAWAY and then roll over this post's title or click "Home" and it will take you to July 19-July 23 GIVEAWAY POST where you can comment and enter!

Thanks for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!


Each week beginning Monday July 12, I will be offering a GIVEAWAY until the end of July! It's just my way of saying "Thank You" to many wise, wonderful, and creative souls who have helped me along the way with my blog. So beginning tomorrow thru Friday you can come and enter for this week's giveaway. It is a drop in party, visit some new blogs, shops,meet some fabulous people and be sure to come back each week and enter for each week's giveaway!

Here are your ways to enter. When you enter, please do leave a link to your blog/and or shop, so we can get to know you better!

GIVEAWAY Week July 13 - July 16 (Winner will be announced on Saturday by midnight.


Ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment 7/13 - 7/16
2. Follow my blog and leave a comment that you are following
3. Blog about this giveaway on your site and leave your link here
4. Face book it and leave a comment here
5. Refer a friend, they leave a comment and refer you (your blog/site) You both
get an entry

The more entries the better. All entries will be numbered and drawn at random.

Can't wait to see you at the Party each week!

HERE IS THIS WEEK'S GIVEAWAY!

In the bag you will find:
One of my Skeleton Key necklaces with tag that says: RENEW
One "Nikko" SECRET GARDEN China Tea cup and plate with
Two cones of FORTE Tea (as seen on Oprah) and
One Organic cotton dish towel stamped: "A friend is one who knows you and loves you all the same"


GOOD LUCK AND BELOW IS A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE GIVEAWAYS FOR WEEKS 7/19 & 7/27
I MAY ADD MORE TO THEM BEFORE EACH WEEKS GIVEAWAY!

WEEK 7/19 -7/23




WEEK 7/27 - 7/30




SEE YOU THERE!

Friday, July 9, 2010

PAISLEY

The challenge this week at Inspirational Avenue is "PAISLEY".
This is my submission using the cover of a vintage sheet music and adding
different paper patterns of paisley to the men's ties and making them paisley hats.
I made the lady's hat with paisley paper and couldn't resist adding articles of
steampunk to her hat.

My submission for the challenge is called:



Thank you for viewing my submission to this week's challenge over at Inspirational Avenue.

Click on the title of this post and check out more submissions. Better yet, come and join us!