Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Few Junky Finds

I got quite a bit this week...lots of ribbon and rick rack, 3 teacup and saucer sets, a cute little teapot, 5 vintage linen tea towels, a basic glass cake stand (so I can display all the cute little cupcakes I plan on making!), and some other stuff. But the funniest thing (well, the most ironic anyway), is a book from 1968 called How to Make Something from Nothing by Ruth Stearns Egge. In the description it says, " this easy-to-follow guise to the fine art of junking."

This is such a pretty silver basket. It's badly tarnished but I'm sure it'll be beautiful once I polish it. From what I can gather, it was made in the 50's and it's made by Gorham. Don't you just want to swim in all that pretty crepe paper?!

Here's a clue to what I've been doing the last couple of days...

Sewing!! I bought a sewing machine and decided to teach myself. It's really easy so far...I think I'm a natural. Of course, the only thing I've sewn so far is crepe paper! lol I plan on starting an apron today. I love aprons. I put one on and instantly I transform into Betty Crocker/Martha Stuart/Suzy Homemaker. It's kind of fun! :)

I'll leave you with a few more pictures of my finds and also a picture of my adorable little boy who graduated from preschool yesterday!!! He's a big kindergartener now!

(My good friend found this lovely transferware teacup and saucer for me. It's by J&G Meakin and the pattern is Royal Staffordshire Stratford Stage. Love it!)


Monica said...

Preschooler no more, its amazing how fast they grow,huh?
Love all the new junk :)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

You found some great stuff!
I love cake plates and tea cups.

I taught myself how to sew, too.
My mom gave me her old turquoise 1960's Kenmore sewing machine and I just started simple...pillows, totes, curtain panels. Then moved up to slipcovers. I'm just now getting into clothes.

The learning never ends! :)


Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Love all your finds. I loved looking through your blog, this is my first visit. And your boy is adorable, same age as mine(going to kindergarten as well) Where does time go? Hes grown so fast!!