Monday, January 31, 2011

Upcycled Pendants

Jumping around the upcycled items and shops on etsy this morning and found the lovely upcycled pendants from Retro Chalet Studio at They are made with vintage pictures and mounted to old casino chips.  Great looking pendants and these are the three I love most.   Great recycling art jewelry.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Handmade Albiflorum

Just added these handmade flowers called (natural albiflorum) to my etsy shop
Made from unbleached vintage crochet thread I received for Christmas.  Stems are bleached branches.

I am working on white felted ball stems at this time and will list a little later.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Warehouse Treasure Hunting

The Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch Opportunity Warehouse in North Florida is one of the biggest treasure hunting stores to visit. All money goes straight to the Boys Ranch and there are no taxes on any merchandise at this place.  You can find jewelry,tools,kitchen supplies,clothes,formals,shoes and even an occasional car,truck or boat.

I try to spend at least a couple of hours here every Friday, my day off, to hunt and dig if I have to.

Happy Treasure Hunting

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vintage Finds

Had a good shopping trip this weekend for vintage treasure.  Set of six from the 60's  Fading gold swirls or coma strokes as they are called.

Finds Headed for Etsy Shop

Only three of these mid-century juice or bar glasses but a great find for some vintage lover.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Vintage Crosstitch

Two beautiful vintage pieces of crosstitch I just added to my shop  These are in great shape and are ready to frame for any vintage home or as a gift.     One is a Love Poem and the other a Faith Poem.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years Project for Etsy Shops

The top necklace is a vintage 1960's paperclip necklace made with vintage kitchen contact paper. It will be listed on

The second and the last are pastel vinyl tapes in a great array of colors from your office supply stores.

You can also use black electrical tape or any contact papers or vinyls for any look you desire.

Simple or go wild with the style you like.