Sunday, March 17, 2013

Glittery Goodness

I found this etched glass hurricane at a consignment shop last year and keep it in the center of my dining room table.  It makes for a simple holiday display.  I just fill it with acorns, vintage ornaments, candy etc. and I am well underway with my holiday decorating.  For Easter, I have filled it with vintage inspired glitter eggs.
I raided my stash of plastic eggs and found some clear glitter flakes
 I had used for making snow globes with the kids.
One coat of spray adhesive and a quick roll in the glitter flakes gave me exactly the look I was hoping for.  The benefit of spray adhesive is that if you miss a spot, 
you can spray that spot again and dip it back in the glitter.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Shoe Shopping

I have a little rule of thumb for the vintage finds I buy for my etsy shop.  
I only buy items that I have a place for in my own home. 
If they don't sell, I can enjoy them myself.

Of course, when a woman is shopping for shoes, 
all sense of self control goes out the window.  
I saw these vintage shoe forms at an estate sale and snatched them up.
They are beautiful top to bottom.
Such amazing details.

I got the courage to part with them and listed them in my etsy shop.  
Two of the three have already sold.
This little lady has been shipped to England to live with a photographer. 
 I think she has found the perfect home.