April 16, 2011
If you haven't check out my etsy shop go ahead and check out Craft'n Bettie!
It's a variety of fun and vintage charmed jewelry that I thought everyone would love! Some pieces are simple, and some are unique. I have more jewelry I plan on posting in a few months so if you'd like updates and funny puns follow me on twitter or like my facebook page. I send packages out Tuesday, Thursday & Friday and I always send a special message with each package!
April 11, 2011
I've been so busy with work and studying for midterm that I forgot to show you the awesome finds I got when I went to the local thrift store!
I found the olive pillow cases for only fifty cents (for both) and I plan on making throw pillows soon. I found this amazing aqua blue crochet cloth, it's an odd size (two big for a dolly but not the right size for a table) I'm not sure what I'll do with it but it was too cute to pass up. Finally I got the plate for again fifty cents! I still haven't found a retro paint by numbers photo or mid-century modern credenza but I'm still looking.
April 7, 2011
Here are some of my vintage finds that I've collected through out the years. I just thought I'd share with you these unique and amazing pieces.
This piece I found at the local Goodwill for $1 or so. It originally had a red background, brown/gold edges and the girl was creme colored but after bringing it home from college it broke and I had to fix it. The glue showed so I sprayed it just one color. I'm thinking about spraying it again but I'm not sure what color.
I started a hope chest (a box with pieces for my future dorm/apartment) when I was a teenager. My cousin and I found these in a box at the Goodwill for $10. It was full of Cornelle dinnerware and came with tons of plates (6" & 8") a tea set with saucers. It had a sugar container, gravy dish and other odd pieces but there were too many missing be a complete set. We're using them now as our dinnerware
This was a steal at a local thrift store for only $7 and in good condition. It needs new fabric and more padding in the back. I'm not sure what color fabric to cover it in so I haven't done anything with it yet.
This little kitten was in my childhood home for as long as I can remember. There were actually a few of them but they were either broken or someone else took them. I think it's so cute and it's in perfect condition.
I bought this brass camel at the town's Apple Festival for seventy-five cents. I was a teenager when I bought it and don't know why I did. Regardless it has been part of my knic-knac collection ever since.
I bought the brownie hawkeye camera at the Apple Festival the same time as the camel for $15. It came in it's original box and looks to be in good condition, but I'm not sure if it works or not. The owl(s) came from this estate style vintage store for $2 or less; the store is no longer there but when it was there my mom and I would check it out every weekend.
April 5, 2011
It's been driving me nuts but I don't have a functioning sewing machine and I'm too ocd to do big projects by hand. I really need to look into finding the missing part maybe order a new part OR just buy a small sewing machine to satisfy my fancy. I really want to check out this local thrift store and pick up some vintage pillow case and make them into throw pillows for the couch or something. I could probably do that by hand and not spend hours redoing it, plus I could send it in for that project restyle. So far I've done two restyles and I want to do more and probably would have if I had more time. I hate that I only have the Pick Fridays every week and wish I could do more for the blog but school and work are important. Oh how I can't wait for summer...I need to get some sun on my ghostly legs as my boyfriend called them (seriously they are very very pale compared to my arms and everything). Anyway hope to post more soon and see you Friday!