Monday, August 31, 2009

4th word......

This apron will be available soon in my etsy shop. I love the frills and 1950's feel it has.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

2nd word.......

I'm typing this from my iPod since my computer decided to freeze! Sorry this is late!! The second word is...linen. Don't forget to check it off your list if it's one of your chosen words.

Friday, August 28, 2009

First word of Vingo is......

If you chose this word, mark it off your list. Second word coming tomorrow!!! Just so you know, I'm not choosing the words myself. I'm using the online random number generator to pick the number for each word.

Happy Friday!
p.s. If you didn't receive an email from me confirming you're a player, then I don't have you on my list. Leave a comment here if you are having any problems with my email. Thank you!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Come play Vingo!!!!!

I made that up :) Vingo is "vintage themed bingo" and we're gonna play! I really like Bingo, and I found a bingo game at a yard sale this past weekend. It got me thinking that it would be fun to play word bingo like I played once with Make Mine Pink. Thanks, Roxie!(You gotta check out her fabulous lights! I love them!)

So, here's the details:

1.Vingo will start this Friday. You need to email me that you plan on playing- ( to be entered. If you email me, I will email you to let you know you're on the list.
2.Pick 5 words from my list of 25 and send me your words before Friday.
3.Starting Friday, I will release one word a day until "Vingo" is called. So you will need to check in on the blog to get your daily vingo word.
4.The first person to call "Vingo" gets this FREE vintage necklace "Love birds"!

Here are the words: Pick 5 randomly and email them to me.

1.rhinestones 6.beaded purse 11.porcelain 16.pearls 21.oil painting
2.cotton 7.linen 12.seashells 17.timeless 22.ruffles
3.lace 8.milk glass 13.shabby roses 18.patina 23.toille
4.apron 9.enamelware 14.teacups 19.chandelier 24.barkcloth
5.junkin' 10.silverware 15.tag sales 20.monogram 25.salvaged

Ok! Ready to play? Get busy picking your 5,emailing them to me, write them down somewhere handy and Friday we'll start the game!!! If this goes well, I'll continue the game everytime we get a winner! Fun!

Go Vingo!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Drumroll Please!!!!!!!!! And the winner is............................

Whitney Rollyson!!!!!!!! Congratulations Whitney!! I used the random number generator website and her number was the winning ticket! I appreciate all of you who took the time to enter during this busy week of school starting back. And a BIG thank you to those of you who took time to send recipes (Whitney, can't wait to make those oreo things! Yummo) And, a BIG, BIG thank you to those who took advantage of the sale. I appreciate each and every one of you. But, It's not over yet- I have great news! I'm starting another giveaway this Monday! This one will last for 2 weeks and may be even bigger prizes! Check back on Monday to see what's up for grabs!

Thank you! See you then!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Photos of the give-away prizes for this Sat!

I'm finally getting to post pictures of my give-away prizes for this Saturday's drawing. I'm so excited! Who doesn't love a great apron? Especially if you're a vintage chic, which I most definately am! I actually love to wear my vintage aprons, and love the ones with the pocket on the front. They make great ipod holders. That's what you call an updated classic! I also made a vintage french-styled necklace to go with it. Pink was the color this time around, and I don't normally make a lot of pink. It fits with the retro theme nicely. I used an estate sale vintage crystal for the dangle charm, french styled papers and a diamond dusting for extra glam. I also included a cottage roses glass magnet and my favorite apple pie recipe on a french library card.
As a side note, vintage aprons will be a new addition to my line very soon! I'll be blogging about them in the next week or so.

Leave a comment here or on the post below to be entered for the drawing. Also, the sale ends Sat. as well.

See you then!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Buy-one,Get-one half price sale and a Give-away too!

As promised, I'm having my "Christmas in July/Aug.Sale" I tried like everything to get it done in July, but it wasn't meant to be. I have added 4 new pieces in the "Sheer Bijou" line. Excluded from the sale are custom pieces, and bracelets. Everything else is included in the sale, whether it's on my website, this blog, or my etsy store on the right. You will be refunded 50% off the equal to or lesser value of your second item. Only want one piece? Take 25% off any one item now through Sat. I can only take paypal instant payments for the sale. You will be reimbursed the sale price within 24 hrs. of payment. This is the largest sale I've ever had, and it will last all week. Saturday will be the last day of the sale. If you need pricing information, send me an email and I'd be happy to answer any questions for you.
The give-away is going to be fun! I wanted to do something different, so I decided I would give you options to have a better chance at winning. First, let me tell you about the prize...or I should say, prizes!!! The winner will receive a FREE vintage necklace, a vintage apron, and my favorite apple pie recipe!!!!Photos coming soon! To enter, you can a) comment on this post =1 entry. b)make a purchase(any amount) =5 entries. c)send me a great recipe (via! = 2 entries. I'm really into trying new recipes right now, so let me have some good stuff! Do all three, and get 8 entries at a chance to win!! The winner will be chosen by random number generator. New items will be added all week to and will be included in the sale.

Thanks for playing!
p.s.You need to send me an email when making a purchase off the website( or etsy store ( to receive your refund. Send to: type "Christmas in July/Aug. blog sale" in your email with what you purchased. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New designs~ miniature candle "houses"

Well, I didn't exactly have my July sale as planned, but I will have it in August. It's coming-I promise!
My new "houses" are made from beveled glass. I used old photos of churches I bought in Colorado. I also used antique sheet music with a Christmas theme, "Peace on earth." The house is pretty large at almost 9" tall including the steeple. The sides are 4 inches square. I left it completely open in case you wanted to use a large candle in it. I used 2 battery operated flickering votives, and it looked very nice in the dark. I'll be making more of these, probably smaller. Each one will be one-of-a-kind. The postage stamps and letters are all authentic.

Look for my "Christmas in August" sale coming soon! I will have a give-away to go along with it. Stay tuned!


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