Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Big Sigh

Well, in the past two weeks, I've been sick as a dog, attended two weddings, took a bus trip to Brimfield (!), washed the house from top to bottom for houseguests, gotten prepared for more houseguests, and had a puppy eat part of our couch. She also ate the brand new dress that I bought for one of the weddings, and was fixed at the vet (unrelated but around the same time). I haven't had time to thrift, so I've been "shopping my stash," which is a knitter's thing to do. I'm reminding myself why I bought things in the first place. I was supposed to have a yard sale next week, but I can't, because there's too much going on here. Boo. But, on to the stash:
This is a very HEAVY picture frame with a swivel back, so it can fit a vertical or horizontal picture. I saw another listing of a very similar one that said it was solid brass. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Three bar glasses in tomato red and turquoise.

401 Pyrex snowflake pattern. I had stopped selling them because they are such a pain to ship. But I have to get rid of stuff. I'm starting to feel like a hoarder.

And this awesome trivet:
"Oh weary mothers rolling dough
Don't you wish that food would grow?
How happy all the world would be
With a cookie bush and a doughnut tree!"
It's pretty awesome. Don't be jealous. I'd sell it to you if you wanted it.

LInking up to Sir Thrift a LOt

Monday, May 06, 2013

It's Giveaway Day! (Well, Giveaway Week!)

It's Giveaway Day, complete with a linkup over at the Sew, Mama, Sew blog, where you can enter to win hundreds of handmade items, just by visiting blogs! Superfun!
Today, I offer you three hand knit organic cotton baby hats that I sell in my etsy shop: Feathermar.

 You can enter to win three organic cotton, hand-knit baby hats in colors of your choice! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog with your email address or another way to contact you!
These hats fit most newborn-3month olds. They are available in cream, blue, light blue, dusty pink, hot pink, shell pink, white, cream, tan, dark brown, Caribbean blue, pumpkin orange, aqua, marigold yellow, lemon yellow, grass green, green variegated, pine green, plum and aqua variegated (actually very pretty), and I can make stripes on many of these colors. They are super cute and make a wonderful present for babies and mamas and daddies alike! Organic cotton is grown without pesticides, which is important because cotton holds the pesticides long after manufacturing and washing, and then you are putting all those pesticides next to the baby's head!
I also resell vintage home items, like mid-century planters and owl banks (doesn't everyone do that?). I'd be happy if you visited my etsy shop Feathermar, but it isn't a requirement of this giveaway!
Have a great GIVEAWAY DAY, and go back to Sew Mama Sew and enter to win more more MORE! YAY!
Giveaway is open until 5/10 at midnight. I will email the winners the following day for their address! This is open to everyone, regardless of what continent you live on.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Just a Couple

I only went to garage sales in the afternoon on Saturday. Just a little bit...as I'm supposed to be prepping for my own and figuring out how to sell what I have. It's addicting though...thinking the most amazeballs things could be out there for me to find...
 This beautiful UPco planter
 A glass making book
This beautiful ballet dancer in an amazing frame. It's old, maybe forties, and I have no idea who the painter is. I want to keep it for myself, but it is so far from anything I own already. I mean, completely different. Maybe I'll have to paint a room around it.

And this wasn't from this weekend, but this is a selection of vintage wallpaper I found in someone's basement. I think it is awesome.

I feel like I always see posts where people got a jar of beads or buttons or something and they had something special in them and I NEVER see anything like that.
Except for YESTERDAY! I got a JAR OF WONDERS! A big giant jar of junk jewelry!

Some Weiss earrings (singles, of course), some crazy bangles...they're all a little mushed or squished or have parts missing. But, I'm pretty sure I can make something amazing with some of them, and find some use for others. The best feeling was breaking it open when I got home and looking through it. BEST BEST BEST!