Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Lazy Sunday

I don't know about you but I am enjoying a lazy Sunday of sorts. It is nice and cool here today, almost feels like Fall after a week with over 100* temps! I have lounged around, did a bit of organizing, the usual laundry and now am listing a few new goodies.

I thought I would share something I finished up the other day. It is my first attempt at a paper cone wreath. It was going to be for Christmas but sort of ended up Halloween instead. I am rather pleased with how it turned out and am anxious to try a few smaller versions.

I also found this great shaker caddy . . perfect for glitter! Back to work for me. . ahh the weekends just go by too fast.
I hope you dream up something special this week!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Paperie Party- Getting Back to Business

Hello all! As this week winds down I feel like I am finally settling into a new routine (minus the kiddies) and getting back to business! While I miss my little one who is now in Kindergarten, it feels really good to have time to devote to work without a juggling act. So first up I invite you to join us for the French Cupboard's Paperie Party this Friday, August 27th. You can see a few of our offerings here.

We have also been working really hard the past few days to restock our site. It felt a little slow going but we are beginning to make some headway.

We have a beautiful variety of new parchment and fabric flowers in. These are just a sampling of what is available.

They almost look real!

Well of course I had to play with them a bit before selling any. So. . .

I took out a stash of vintage bottles I picked up from the flea.

Then I had fun!
Wishing you a creative Friday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

German Glass Glitter

I found so many pretty vintage shakers this weekend at the flea market. I filled them with fine grain German glass glitter and added a little stamped tag and flower to each.

Just a simple way to make playing with glitter more fun.

These and many others are available here.

Hope your week is filled with shiny pretty things too!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another Flea Market Trip

Today I went with a dear friend to the Flea Market. This trip was pure shopping fun! I decided to finally treat myself to a few goodies as well as pick up some things for the site. This beautiful lace blouse was my favorite find of the day and it was a steal!

I also picked up this pretty white lace one. There were so many to choose from I am already planning a return trip to my new favorite vendor.

I have a collection of old box purses and this one was so unique I had to have it! It is wooden with a really cute scene. I forgot to get a picture but it is fully lined and padded and has a mirror in it as well.

Here is a close up of the picture on the back. Too cute!

Another favorite find of the day was this great little dress form. I added a tag and some pretty ribbons. I just love the images it is covered with! This one will be available soon!

Of course I had to have more lace. I know I just blogged below about my big stash I recently acquired but I had to get some more! I plan on sharing a few of these ones.

Well I don't want to share it all but my cart was overflowing with really great finds today!

Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Vintage Lace

I love lace, and recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on a huge assortment of it! I thought I would share a few pictures of just a portion of my bounty with you.

Some will be for sale. . .

others for creating with.

Now the fun part begins, sorting and finding a place to put it all!