Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gone Postal...

So I found this vintage postal sorter-table on craigslist about a month or two ago but it was about $50 too high for me and my cheapness.  But I watched it and watched it, wondering why nobody snatched it up, until Thursday when the price came down $50.  Even though the listing had the dimensions, when I saw it in person it was HUMONGOUS!  I almost didn't buy it because it was so massive.
It took me, hubby AND the 19 year-old to get it in the house and in my "studio".  So yesterday I spent literally all day cleaning, throwing, sorting and organizing and I love it so much.  I'm so glad I didn't let the size of it scare me away!
 And with all my cleaning and purging, I decided to list a few more things in my Etsy shop.  This magnificent Fire King red dotted salt shaker!
 This vintage circa 1980's Lillian Vernon alphabet stamp set...complete. =)
And this awesome picture dictionary for children with the perfect shade of yellowed papers!  Now I'm going to get to work crafting in my nice, clean room...I get the window for the month of November in the antique shop...and I'm being told I need to fill it with Christmas stuff!  Uh-Oh!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Etsy Goodies...

It's Friday!!...the little guy is off school for's a cold and rainy day here in MN...and surprisingly, I have no desire to go junking today (although I did run down the road to a Church rummage sale and scored the most fabulous worn out, pink, floral quilt for a bargain price of $3) I thought I'd put some vintage goodies in my Etsy shop, something that I've been putting off for weeks since I hate trying to get good photos!
I usually hoard my Dennison labels all the while knowing that I'll never use the piles that I have but I found a rather large box at an estate sale for a great price so decided to share...along with the very cool "alleric go" stickers.
I absolutely love, love, love these "Pigskin Party" invitations from Hallmark...found a huge stash in somebody's garage...kept some for myself and put some in the shop.
A vintage booklet of 24 Versailles postcards featuring this wonderful one of Marie Antoinette!

And finally this souvenir album of 12 vintage Toulouse postcards---in color, they're fabulous!

Hope you have a great weekend!  I'm off to pick up a vintage postal table/mail sorter...I'll be sure to post photos it (I'm keeping it for myself!)