Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kraft Box Craft Box

I made a new item for my Etsy shop.

It is a mostly vintage craft and inspiration kit.

It is the first of many kits that will appear in my shop, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Antique Mall Finds Part 2

I went to a different antique mall today. This one is quite small, and the majority of the stuff is not really that old. But I did manage to pick up a few things.

A tin box, a new summer purse with a koi fish on it, a porcelain hand, a bobbin with some nice green striped thread on it, and a cool old pendant with an opaley type stone in the middle. Oh, and the doily, which is different than the doily I had in the earlier picture. I have two now that look almost identical. So that's it. Tomorrow I have a new item to put in my Etsy store that I will show you.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Antique Mall Finds

My favorite antique mall closed at the beginning of this year. It was a huge place - one of the largest in the country. It recently reopened in a new location, about 1/3 of its original size. I went there yesterday, and this is what I came home with...

Not much, huh? I don't even think the tall Schimmelpenninck cigar tin is old. But it was only $1.50, so what the heck. I really like the little green wooden painted box, and it goes perfectly with the daisy pin. The gray rosette things are shoe clips. I actually wear shoe clips on my ballerina flats, so at $1 I consider them quite a find.

I'm going to try a different antique mall on Tuesday. I hope to have better results there.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I am having a Clearance Sale in my eBay store now through the end of May. Select items are 35% off! Most gift items are on sale, as well as many beads and buttons.

The above styles of buttons are all included in the sale. I had a problem trying to mark down the ones that were $1.50 or less, because eBay won't allow an item's price to be less than $1.00. So, what I did was revise the listings for those particular buttons so you get 2 for 1. Unfortunately you can't see the revisions unless you actually click on the items. So, go to my eBay store, and if you see a button you like, click on it! It just may be on sale! And while you're there, take a look at all the other sale items too. You might find something you like!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Musical Interlude - Fancy Dancing

Last night I was hunting for a new ringtone, and came across this wonderfully entertaining video by Astrud Gilberto. The dancing man who appears halfway through is so fantastic - I wish I knew who he was. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Instant Collections - Treasury

One of my button collections that I put on Etsy yesterday is featured in a treasury called "Fabulous Collections".

'Fabulous Collections ' by thedancingwren

Because everyone should have a collection in their home. It's what makes us happy.

Beach Cottage - Vintage...

40 PERCENT OFF - vintag...

Instant collection silv...

Vintage String and Stuf...

Vintage Grey Mother of ...

An Instant COLLECTION o...

Three Vintage Whisk bro...

Industrial water works ...

Bunny Rabbit Box SET Na...

Classic Elegance - Upcy...

Instant Collection - Vi...

Antique Apothecary Bott...

Vintage Pair of Antique...

Indian Summer - DISCOU...

set of 3 vintage milkgl...

Instant Collection of A...
This is my first time posting a treasury, so hopefully I did it right. You are supposed to be able to click on the individual items. You gotta love those bunny rabbit boxes!

Edit: Okay, so the treasury shows up a little too big and runs into the right column of the page. If anyone knows a better way to do this let me know! 
Thanks, Lauren!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Button Collections - A Small Etsy Update

I just put some vintage button collections in my Etsy shop.

Above is the "mirrored glass" collection, packaged in a vintage typewriter ribbon tin.

And this is the "pearlized glass" collection, packaged in a vintage Rosebud Salve tin.

I have a few sets of each style, but I'm going to put them up one at a time at first, to see how they go.

Also, I just received a new shipment of vintage wooden bobbins today , and I will be spending tonight wrapping them with an assortment of ribbons and trims to be put in the shop very soon!

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