Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Favorite

Since today is Black Friday (I'm a little weary of that term-- how about you?), I'm asking: What is your favorite thing to shop for? Here are a few ideas to get your brain going. Groceries?


Fabric, craft supplies?

Paint, home improvement items?

Plants, gardening needs?

Holiday stuff?

Or maybe gifts, clothing, shoes, cars? So do tell!

Me-- no surprise, I would say craft stuff, scrapbook paper, etc.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!  However you celebrate, or even if you don't, have a great day!!

Comments are off today.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

Here is an unusual Wacky; it is spoofing a credit card of all things. How many of you remember Master Charge as opposed to today's MasterCard? The name was changed in 1979, not too long after this Wacky came out.

Yes, I covered part of my 1970s signature with a little leaf. Why a leaf? Best reason in the world, it was handy.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Digital Shop

Say you're in to vintage images and paper crafting? I'll just assume you said, "yes." Take a peek at my husband's new Etsy shop, Digital 50, featuring wonderful images of vintage cards, postcards, and other vintage ephemera for all sorts of arts and crafts. He will be adding more in the near future. Thanks!

Have a good day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

First Snow of the Season

Friday night and all day Saturday we had our first snowfall of the season. And it was a "good" one too; about five inches for us which was on the low side. Some areas had as much as seventeen inches! Chicagoland set a new record for the biggest first snowfall.

This was shot Saturday morning. You can see our jack-o-lantern from Halloween in the upper right corner.

Here is the same shot Sunday morning-- where'd that jack-o-lantern go??

So what do you do when the weather outside is frightful? Stay in and make Christmas tags while listening to Christmas music.

Hope your weekend weather was more tolerable! Have a good day!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Favorite

Last Friday I asked what is your favorite fruit. So this week, let's give veggies their turn. What is your favorite vegetable? Peas?



Beans? Corn? Brussel sprouts (eww)? Potatoes get my vote. I like them a number of different ways: potato salad, soup, mashed, and yes, french fries too! So what is your favorite veggie?

Have a healthful day!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Some Xmas Finds and One Estate Sale

The vintage Christmas finds have really run dry in my area over the last few years. What I see is mostly 1980s and 90s stuff (I'll restrain myself from using the word "junk"). I did find these kitschy (I'll restrain myself from using the word "junky") Christmas mugs, made in Hong Kong. The jumping jack Santa pin is marked "made in China" so that very well could fall into the 80s/90s category. The unused Christmas pencils are most certainly newish, and will make cheap but useful stocking stuffers.

I also went to an estate sale and found a 1970s Christmas book. The other items of note are two Hong Kong postcard books, a 1933 Nancy Drew type book, and some Hallmark owl notecards. The owls didn't show up too well-- hot pink and white!

The photos in the postcards books are really nice.

That Christmas book is geared at children. It talks about Christmas traditions as well as shows crafts.

Thanks for stopping by!