Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Ya'll

The little guy who just turned 19 months is all about this holiday. He loves pointing out every pumpkin he sees and he calls them pumpkits. He also calls Halloween, EEEN :) So sweet! This year I made his costume as opposed to last year, because was so little still. But this year he made it very clear that he wanted to be Buzz Lightyear. So Buzz it is. I loved making his costume and we were lucky enough to find little inflatable wings for him to wear with it. I will post a pic after Halloween. We just can't wait to got trick or treating with him. This is such a great age. He is soaking everything in and it makes this time so magical!! Happy Halloween ya'll!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Country Living Fair Was Here

So last weekend was the fair of all fairs. The Country Living Fair right here in Atlanta! Of course I had my early bird ticket and was there bright and early to get my shop on!!! This amazing booth was the first to catch our attention. And BOY did it ever. You just wanted to move right on in.

There were so many amazing re-purposed items that just made my head spin and my heart swoon. I wanted this couch so badly. Love the vintage suitcase and train cases also.

The sisters on the fly were there with a couple of their refurbished campers. So amazing how they brought them back to their original state. Inspiring that the journey isn't over for these amazing pieces of Americana!!

Look how romantic and cozy!!

There was so much to look at that after a while my head was spinning. I think I could have really gotten carried away. Good thing I had a really strict budget :) Below we literally turned around and was smacked in the face with a booth dedicated to nothing but buttons and vintage trimmings.

I wanted all of the these spools of vintage velvet ribbon!! I cannot tell you that just walking away with three yards was just not enough. O' to dream!! All in all this was an amazing event and after it was all said and done. I was pooped. Did I mention I came back the next day. But, this time it was to help my friend Jenni at her booth, which i cannot believe i didn't get a picture of. What a fun time though and wow do i have a lot of ideas swirling in my head.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Always Carry A Handkerchief

One of the fondest memories I have of my grandmother is that she always carried the most beautiful handkerchiefs. I also remember getting my first hankie when I was about six. It was a hello kitty one and I still have it to this day. I still carry one to this day, thanks Grandma :)
The love I have of these tiny pieces of fabric has made me go a bit crazy and I am buying them all up at the estate sales I obsessively go to. They are too beautiful to wither away with rips and holes that I encased them in glass.  Of course I had to make jewelry out of them. I am so in love with making each piece that I just can't stop. They are so sweet and lovely. And quite nostalgic! These lovelies will be in my etsy shop soon. ;)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Home Sweet Festival

I always love when Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival comes around. The first festival of the season that gives me the warm and fuzzies! It welcomes Fall and it is my favorite hometown show to do. I usually set up the Friday before and love listening to the chatter of all the other vendors reintroducing themselves to their booth neighbors. Honestly, the general buzz of everyone setting up makes me feel super charged up. This year the weather was AMAZING!! We were super lucky and I believe the climate had something to do with the huge crowds. I was completely humbled by all the joyajewelry love and want to thank all the cutie pie girls who came by and said hi or bought a goody or two. Thanks gals for your support!!!!