Sunday, November 21, 2010

December Daily Album...

Val and I visited a couple antique shops in St. Paul on Saturday...they were having their holiday sale and offered 20% off everything (unless marked "firm"). We both had bags and bags of treasures...trims, fabrics, shoe forms, wooden hangers, vintage felt Christmas decorations, etc. but of all my loot, these three tiny little treasures are by far my favorites!
These old metal Christmas stars literally made my heart race, they were only $1.60 but I think I would have paid $10 for them...they are just magnificent!

After our morning of hunting I headed straight to my studio to get cracking on my December daily album. I decided to use an old bound ledger (found at an estate sale in Michigan for $.50) instead of making my usual ring bound journal. It went much faster and I finished all 31 days this morning...
I have gobs and gobs of vintage Christmas seals that I want to keep for myself so what better way to display them then put them in my journal...and the number tags are from Elle's Studio.


and look, I even remembered to use one of my newfound metal stars!

4 comments:

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I love your album. I love everything you make, but you know what I mean. I haven't journaled in years. It's terrible. I have a strong desire to do it, too. I need to lay off of the bon bons. ;)
Your finds are delicious, too. I won't tell you how jealous I am of the stars!!

Kim said...

Hi Rachel.. Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I've visited you a few times over the past few months after discovering your blog in September. While we didn't technically meet for real, I did stop by your table at Junk Bonanaza and purchased several items from you, including a few of your vintage ephemera paper packs and I've used several pieces already in the tags I've been making. Love the altered book you make and hope to start making my own someday. It's nice to find other bloggers who live so close by and my wish is that someday, we can all meet up and get to know each other in person.. Take care for now and be safe the the nasty weather it sounds like we're in for over the next few days..

Kim

A Vintage Chic said...

Hi, Rachel! Just found you through Jessica (Kid's Napping...)and I love all your beautiful projects! Great idea for an altered album...love the tiny books...all so fun!

I'm a vintage-loving girl, too, and I love the inspiration I continually find in this beautiful blogland...

I'll be following along. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Julie

jenclair said...

Great finds! Love those stars and what a bargain. So glad I found your blog!