Friday, January 30, 2009

Come See Us

Christa and I will be at the Winter Sparkles Flea Market in Camas, WA. Saturday, January 31, 2009 selling our paper crafts, french lavender sachets, soaps, lotions, and soy candles from 10-4. Please come by and check out all the steals and deals Marci has to offer.
Cottage Consignments
106 SE Weir St.
Camas, WA 98607
See you there!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Treasures and One Mans Trash

Happy Sunday, just wanted to share some new crafts and treasures with all my friends in blog land.
Here are some tags that I created for our show coming up in March. Roses are so beautiful!!!

I found this little treasure, still in the box with instructions at an estate sale on Friday. Wave Comb. I had no idea how those women got those pretty little waves in their hair....Now I do.

Here is a little plaque I found at the Treasure House. It was kind of plain so I spruced it up.....
Now it looks perfect!!!

This is a Little metal file box was a really ugly green. After a complete makeover she is ready for Paris.
What a transformation..

Here is the wall above my couch that I have been working on. It is still a work in progress. Don't you just love the cottage print. I found that at the GW for $5.00....
I wish I could order a few more...

This little treasure was one mans trash. Now it holds a special place in my heart.
I saw this and a vintage typewriter on Friday and decided to go back on Saturday when it was half price to pruchase it. I was to meet Christa there at 9:00 but like usual I was late and missed her. To my dismay the typewriter was gone but the adding machine was still there waiting for me with a price of only $2.00.
Later on I received a call from Christa saying sorry she missed me and I proceeded to tell her the my typewriter was gone, however she already knew because she was now the new proud owner of MY vintage typewriter.....She said I could visit anytime...Thanks Christa
Hope you all have a great week ahead.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Estate Sale Finds

Today Christa, Shelby and I went over to Portland to an estate sale that we found on Estate Sale
When we arrived we were greeted by a long line to get in, some fierce wind and a little cold weather.
Here is a group picture of what I found today.

Here are some Vintage Birds and a set of plastic Baby Shoes that will find just the right spot on some paper boxes I am going to create. I love this painted porcelain dish. It sits right next to some vintage powder music boxes I found last week. Needless to say I am running out of room for my dresser collection.

An old Postcard/Bookmark from a beautiful castle in Germany, a little vintage Easter egg with chenille chick and a cute little key holder that will be crafted into another creation. The daisy's caught my eye and can be easily removed.

Another painted porcelain goodie and a vintage plastic trolley car.

An old Anniversary Bell that has some beautiful paper embellishments inside along with two aprons I found that are in perfect condition.

Two more perfect aprons in one of my favorite colors and some very old fabric trim. You can kind of see the old Poinsettia linen table cloth that is in really great shape. This will also be added to my collection of vintage Linen Christmas tablecloths.

Here is the Leather Suitcase I found hidden in a closet filled with dolly clothes. I don't think anyone thought is was for sale and it is in really good condition. Score!!!

Well after about an hour my sore foot (I had foot surgery on Monday) was ready to be propped back up on my cozy down pillow for a rest. Wow, crutches are really a work out!
Hope you all have a wonderful Week!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Day at Picc-A-Dilly

I had a great time at the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market today and wanted to share some of my wonderful finds.

Two brand new boxes of Mrs. Wrights seam binding (Cream & Yellow), some trinkets for Collages, and a vintage french bottle.

This scale will look perfect with the red theme in my kitchen. This Rose Pitcher and Victorian Powder Puff Music Box will find just the right spot on my dresser.

Vintage postcards and baby stickers are perfect for any collection.

Here's a close up of my Victorian Powder Puff Music Boxes. (Does anyone know the real names of these?)

Mike was a real trooper today. I felt really bad that he wasn't able to fish on the Mackenzie River. It was really high from the rain and snow melt. He did mention to me that the two hours that it took for me to look through the Flea Market, he could have done in Ten Minutes....Go figure.

An old photo that will get a little make over with a little help from Me....
Hope you all have a good day. By the way, tomorrow is the day that I will be going in for foot surgery.
So I may be MIA for a few days. Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Show and Tell

Happy Thursday everyone. Today is show and tell. We will start with me.
Here are a few projects that I have been working on in preparation for our (Kindred Roses) Whimsical Wishes show April 25, 2009.
I found this vintage frame at my favorite store (GW) and thought I would add a little life to it. Isn't she beautiful?

Looking at old wedding photos like this one I wonder to myself....Are they happy??? Sure do disguise well don't they?
The background paper I found in an envelope with some old letters. The spots on it are from one of those old quill pens.

Here's a better shot.

This is my most prized accomplishment.

Ever wonder what to do with an old Ping Pong Paddle. I gave this red and black one new life with a fresh coat of gold, then creamy white paint. Added my photos and embellishments and Voila.
I am considering entering this one into Somerset Studio.
Hope you all have a fantastic evening. Julie

Monday, January 5, 2009

Estate Sale Finds

Here are some of my treasures from Sunday's girls day out.

A couple of Eiffel Towers I picked up. Added a little bling (glitter) and they are as good as new!

A beautiful Silhouette picture. I think I will leave the frame as is on this one.

I love hand dipped tapers, Purple to boot.
Everyone needs a cow bell to ring in the New Year. Ring Ring Ring

I collect napkins from other Counties. These are from Germany and brand new!
Will I be able to use them????

This will get a nice creamy white makeover.

Shiny Brite's Rock!!!!

I love the robins egg blue on the frames of these beautiful pictures.
I enjoy sharing my treasures with all you fellow bloggers.
Don't forget to leave a comment on Maison Douce to enter Isabel's giveaway for a beautiful floral tote.
Have a great day.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Trash to Treasure

Happy Sunday fellow blogger. Today was a wonderful day. Christa (my Friend and Kindred Roses Partner) and I went to Starbucks, a couple of Estate Sales, and Monticello Antique Mall where we met Sue from Bella Shabby (who has a beautiful booth I might add, Hi Sue) and found some really cool stuff. To read more about our adventure check out our Blog at
I also wanted to share some of my recent crafting projects with you. I had these plain Jane vintage apothecary bottles that I was itchin to do something fun and creative with. With the help of my handy printer, a program called Print Master, and some vintage treasures this is what I came up with.

I found it to hard to part with the large brown bottles, so they have found a new home on my fireplace mantle.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009!

Last night we spent the evening at the Norvell's doing what we love to do most. Visiting with friends, feasting on some wonderful elk tacos, and indulging in some Holiday Cheer. Christa and I shared our goals for the New Year and our exciting plans for Kindred Roses. We have a lot to be thankful for and look forward to.

Happy New Year to all my friends, family and faithful customers. May 2009 bring hope, prosperity and peace to us all.