Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pink Saturday!

This Saturday I'm sharing these vintage paper dolls. Enlarge, print on card stock and cut out. They could be given to your Halloween guests.
This one is by Grace Drayton (1877-1936) Halloween illustrated paper doll .
Drayton also did the Campbell soup kids.

Paper dolls have existed for more than 300 years and even until now, they are still inexpensive toys every child can play with.

 This one below, was found in the trash by Mark Forder. He stumbled across it when it was being thrown out in a dumpster filled with other boxes.  He took the box home and placed it in a closet where it remained for 6 months or so. One day he had some free time and he decided to see what was in it, and to him it appeared to be just a bunch of old papers. Not knowing much he started to inquire about the various papers over the internet and he also purchased a book on "Paper Collectibles". Much to his suprise he was finding that many of the papers were important to local historians as well as national societies/museums such as "The Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame", and the "Smithsonian" (for the theatre papers).
What a find. 
One mans trash is anothers mans treasures.
To see what else was in the box go to Marks website.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Look at the wonderful giveaway I won.

I won this beautiful set of vintage bluebird guest towels with vintage
 soap in a giveaway from The Pink Rose Cottage.

 You will not want to miss out on Holly's Shop full of
 wonderful Shabby Chic and Vintage items.
Click to go over to

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 It is to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

As well as providing a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness of their work and of the disease, BCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.
It is the month I schedule for my yearly mammogram.

 This Saturday I have designed some Breast Cancer Awareness
hangtags and a seed pack. You can enlarge, save and print them.

Add a PINK ribbon to these tags and they make great book marks.

Add your favorite seeds  and label .Then pass them on to friends.
What a great way to remind friends of the  importance of
research of the cause, prevention and cure of breast cancer.

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How Sweet the Sound


Friday, October 9, 2009

Click on image to enlarge

The stand with the light on.

Witches' Brew crock jug.

The Witch is In.
The hat is made out of a heavy black pattered fabric.
The orange hat band is edged with orange and black tinsel and fastened with a rusty buckle. The hat is topped off with a black and orange pom pom.Several old buttons have been added to the hat.
The hat sits on an antique brass and wood stand.
Inside is a light with a on and off switch on the cord.
The light shines through the cut out holes.
A hangtag reading "The Witch is In" decorated with crepe paper and glitter.
The Witches brew is a old crock jug.
It reads "Witches' Brew"
It has a picture of three Witches standing over they brew pot.
The edges are outlined with fine black glass glitter.I added a skull button and hang tagto the jug. The tag has a witch embellishment on one side and the other says 1692
The brim of the hat is approx. 12 1/2" and 15 tall.
The hat with stand is approx. 22" tall.
Listed on EBAY


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