Tuesday, September 18, 2007

. . . and I'm back!

It's been a while since I've posted; all awkward and tongue-tied again, writing for whomever to see. I'll just jump right back in and show you a couple of thrifted finds. This woman is a salt shaker -- her head removes and is the shaker part. The vintage French textbook is from Salvation Army -- I had two days of wonderful book finds.

Salt-shaker woman is holding vintage spools, found at my favorite Evanston shop.

And this old iron wheelbarrow (from a flea market years ago) is holding my first yo-yos. Aren't they cute?

These are cards I made. In a resale shop, I found a set of tally cards, each with a hand-crafted Sunbonnet Sue cover. Can you see the details? Felt bonnet with tiny flowers; real fabric calico dress; lace pantaloons; hand-inked hair, feet; a wash of watercolor grass.

I glued paper gingham or calico onto a ready-made card, glued the tally cover atop, and added a vintage button to cover the hole at the top of the tally cover. And there -- handcrafted cards! All the detail work not done by me.

I've been selling them individually, occasionally, at our historical society's consignment shop. These are the last ones, perfect for fall.

Now I feel better; a new blog post completed. Thanks for visiting.


Penny Carlson said...

I love all your finds! The salt shaker is fun, with the vintage spools of thread!

Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back soon...

cd&m said...

Good to see you posting again, and what a post, so many delightful things. I think my fav is the lady salt shaker, but then the cards are gorgeous and that little barrow....

amy said...

i love the salt shaker! and your yoyos and cards look great. welcome back to blogging!

Cece Marie said...

Those cards are darling! You should keep the last two! uh...oh...that shows you just how good I am at selling my creations! I want to keep everything! :)