Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


I love to play games.  When I find vintage games with fun graphics on them I consider it a bonus.

Do you remember playing "Memory"?  This one is from 1966.

 The cards were turned upside down and you tried to match the pairs by memory.

I thought this set had the most charming artwork on it.

I may just set it up and play a game (or two).

Which one is your favorite tile?


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July OH MY

I told my husband I definitely was feeling "junk drunk" yesterday as I dug through the Christmas stuff while out thrifting.  I couldn't believe my luck as I kept pulling out shiny brites, flocked deer, pixies, Santas, plenty of plastic holly to craft with, and other Christmas vintagey goodies.

The little Santa and Mrs. Santa are salt and peppers and the Santa mug is a different one that I didn't have with a bell.

 You might have already seen these on my Instagram but in case you haven't, who doesn't love a box full of Shiny Brite ornaments?

 One of my favorite finds of the day was this little Christmas tree.  It is musical and when you wind it up it actually snows down on the tree.  I love it!  I think I may be embellishing this a bit more.  The Santa is a rubber squeak toy.

These little pixies will be so happy to join the other pixies.

 Now I have to pack it all away until I'm ready to really decorate for Christmas.  How many months away is it?



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today is a Good Day to...

I'm curious.
If you could finish this sentence - 

Today is a good day to . . .

what would you finish the sentence with?

Today is a good day to finish something.
Today is a good day to start something.
Today is a good day to do nothing.

How about
Today is a good day to be a good day.

If I decide it's going to be a good day, do I have it within my own power to really make it a good day?

I think so.

At least it will be a better day.

I have always believed that attitude is everything and that ultimately we are all responsible for our own happiness. 

I just finished this painting.   I wanted to share it with you.  I hope you have a


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Mail

I recently celebrated a birthday and a surprise package came in the mail for me.  Holly from Damitas Pretty Wrap sent me a box full of fun vintage treats and handmade goodies.  I just thought you might like to take a peek at what she sent me.

Vintage flash cards, sweet floral muffin cups, buttons, and this adorable handmade pin.

She included a vintage Peter Pan puzzle.  Of course I had to put it together right away.

Thank you Holly!  You can visit her (here) and say hello.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Weekend Finds

They say an apple a day is good for you. 

How about apple dishes in colors of aqua, pink and yellow?
I was happy to find these on the shelves while thrifting this weekend.

I also found the muffin tin, the wooden clothes hangers and the piece of barkcloth everything is sitting on.

One of my favorite board games "Sorry" had to come home with me as well.  This one is dated 1954.  I had no idea this game had been around this long.

I know women that love to go shopping at the mall.  I would rather go junking any day. I love something that has history and a story.  There is something rather romantic about it for me. The thrill of not knowing what I may find is the thrill and I really love that.


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Monday, July 7, 2014

The Bag of Buttons

How are you doing today?
I rarely find vintage buttons on my thrifting adventures but I found a few.  I loved some of the colors and thought they would work with some of my crafting projects. 

They don't hold a candle to Miss Kluless's collections that she shows on her blog, but I thought of her as I was looking through the bag.  I liked the colors of the thread especially, and the tatting shuttle that came with was fun.  I wish I knew how to tatt.  Maybe someday.

The lone wiggle eye in the bag just made me laugh.

Sometimes a little bag of buttons is all it takes to make me happy.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day

It all started with this.

You know what these are right?  Those vintage Tupperware flower arranger things.  I knew it could be an interesting display piece for something else.  At the time I purchased it I wasn't sure what, but this it what I did with it.

I think it makes a great little display for my  patriotic Magpie Ethel doll.

I hope all my American friends have a fabulous fourth of July.


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