Friday, July 31, 2009

A Few Fun Finds

Friday means garage sales for my schedule. I had zeroed in on two from our local paper that listed costume jewelry. Disappointed when the first seller decided to wait for tomorrow to open. argh! Off to sale number two. I had been to this location before so I knew the seller was usually not prepared and that was the case today. She was still unloading boxes and making up prices but she did have a few beaded necklaces out. I snagged the only one that truly was vintage. Hurray! I also found a box of old books and unpacked it myself. I limited myself to four nice old ones and three Little Golden Books. Must be the teacher in me....I love books!
Although the planned sales did not pan out for finding many treasures, I happened by a local school having a fund raiser type garage sale so I stopped in and got an inspiring craft book about shells and a sweet little Christmas pin signed Rona. I felt like balance was restored!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's Time!

We are ready to enter the world of blogging!
"We" are a mother and daughter team who have combined our love of crafting and vintage to open a shop on Etsy, Le Pink Chandelier.

Our Etsy shop experience has been so addicting that a second shop is in the works.. Keep watching our blog!

Still working on the details but once we get the hang of blogging we plan to have a special called "Feature Fridays". This will hopefully be a combination of fellow Etsian shops OR a specific product. Can't wait to give this a try!

One of the things my daughter loves to make is upcycled envelopes. She especially likes to use vintage maps for this craft and has made them in several different sizes. Currently she completed a custom order for her auntie for a set of Albuquerque business envelopes. Check them out.