Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snow Girls

Happy Holidays!

I missed wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving - I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with many BLESSINGS.

We held our local Evening Star Button Club holiday party at my home on November 19th.  I was a lousy photographer that day, so I need to see if anyone else has any photos I can share.  

Our holiday party was wonderfully filled with dear friends, good food and a few hours of thankful time spent together. 

I recently set up my Etsy shop Somerset Lane, but it is currently 'Closed' as my energies are now focused on preparing for major foundation repairs to our home.  Packing & boxing up fragile items, etc.

 I mentioned in a prior post about my interest in glass & silver vintage salt & pepper shakers for my Snow Girls.  So, I thought I would share some of my Snow Girls...

My Snow Girls are created using porcelain clay for their heads and vintage silver, silver plate or glass salt & pepper shakers for their bodies which are adorned with jewelry, buttons, lace, etc.

They just seem to fill my heart with a whimsical smile - I hope they bring a smile to you as well!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My recent Girls Road Trip 'Pickin' Treasures

Recently I blog about my Girls Road Trip.  Here are some of the treasures that found their way home with me...

1940s Glass buttons on original card, Vintage plastic Elephant buckle, Sterling Silver flower pin ($1.00!) and a broken strand of creamy pearls

 Large crock bowl with pennant edge design

 Crystal S&P Shakers for making my 'Snow Girls' and some great orphaned lids for another project!

 Vintage 2-tiered Office stamp holder

 Vintage tins - the SOOVAIN tin is a medicine tin that once held Acetphenetidin with aspirin and caffeine & sold for 25 cents


several vintage postcards for 25 cents each


 The wonderfully worn vintage handmade
wooden tool caddy worked well as a base for a Christmas centerpiece

I love pickin for treasures!