Monday, December 10, 2012

Giveaway Day Winner

Wow!  What a great giveaway week.  Thank you to all who participated in Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day, and all who commented for a chance to win the vintage sheet fat quarter bundle I had up for grabs.

I just want to say a quick hello to all the wonderful new readers, and a thank you to all the wonderful readers who've been around awhile.

Ok, so there was a total of 311 entries and the winner is
Lindsay from PACountryCatfish, said "I have been eyeing up my mom's vintage sheets. I can't believe she gave most of them to my dad for dropcloths!"

O.M.G!  It hurt my heart when I initially read Lindsay's comment about her dad using their vintage sheets as drop cloths, and it hurt just as much when I read it again once picked her as the winner.  I had the misfortune once of going to an estate sale where there were vintage sheets on the garage floor covered in oil.  So sad.

Alright.  Yay, Lindsay!   Congratulations on your new bundle of vintage sheets.

Thank you everyone who entered, and don't be sad I'll have another vintage sheet giveaway next month for my two year blogiversary.  

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thrift Share - December 4

Holy Cow!  Where did November go?  I know I've been MIA here, but I think about posting all the time. Really I do.  In fact I did get a brief post up yesterday as part of Sew, Mama, Sew's giveaway day. 

The truth is I hadn't 't done much thrifting, therefore I didn't have much content for a thrift share post, and then yes I've been sewing like crazy for a month long event that began last week. I didn't want to bore you with sewn items I've shared in the past.  However, if you don't follow me on Facebook here is what I've been sewing towards.

This is my booth/display for the Blue Genie Art Bazaar that runs here in Austin from now until December 24.  It's a daily show from 10-10, and 10-6 on Christmas Eve.  This bazaar has a 100+ artist and crafters who display and sell their items at this event.  They even have a movie theater in this venue that plays Christmas movies all day (for free), and a bar so that you can drink while you shop.  How freaken awesome is that?

So with Blue Genie up and running, giving sewing a slight rest,  I had time to think vintage this weekend, and boy did I have some awesome finds.  Prefect timing too with the Austin Flea coming up in two weeks, I needed some fresh vintage finds.  Oh, and I haven't told you out there in blog land yet, a little over two weeks ago I got a booth at a local shop, Austin Gift Company, to sell my handmade and vintage items.  Here's a peek of my 2' x 6' space.  If you're in the Austin area go check out this shop, they have tons things/gifts to choose from new, quirky, humorus, vintage to handmade. 

Alright, I know you're here to see all my thrifted finds.  So lets get started.
First my favorite finds from this weekend and a little over a week ago.  PYREX!

Butterprint AND Pink.

Yeah, I know!  Some of the hardest beast to find out in the wild, and in such great condition.  The Butterprint is practically mint. 

Not one, but two funky adjustable industrial table/wall lamps.  Found at two different estate sales.

That's the weird thing with vintage items.  It's like vintage species are released into the wild at the same time.   I can't recall ever seeing lights like these before, and then my mom pulls out two at two different locations.  How weird is that? 

Remember to always look up, high up when thrifting.  I could have easily missed this awesome cake holder if I didn't look up.

I purchased this metal cake lid a few weeks back.   It was just too cute to pass up, even without a base, but you know what, I found a base that matches the pinkish copper top, and it fits perfectly. mom found it. 

Got these neat items.  The one on the left is a 4-way liquor bottle, as in it holds 4 liquors seperately, and it has 4 openings in the top, only missing one stopper/cork thingy.  And I always love these green wine decanters.


 Some lovely vintage glasses.

Two juice(?) jugs?

 An awesome set of milk glass spice jars.

And last but not least. These ab-fab Disney records.  When my mom showed them to me I grabbed them right from her.  Hell yeah I'll buy them.  The records appear to be in fantastic condition and the covers are gorgeous.  I really need to find which type of needle our record player uses so I can play these when no one is home, because I know no one would want to sing-a-long Disney with me. 

I'm expecting vintage finds will start to be sparse this time of year, but I'll keep going and looking until I can't look no more. 

Have you had any awesome finds lately? 
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway Day - December 3 2012

Giveaway Day
This giveaway has ended.

It's time!  It's time!  Sew, Mama Sew's giveaway day is here again.  A week where bloggers and shops can gather to one location and have a giveaway hop.

Sew, Mama, Sew! has ingeniously broken down on how you can go to giveaways that appeal to you.  If you're just interested in bags there is a whole giveaway section for that, or if it's just supplies you want well there are giveaways for you too.  Just hop on over to Sew, Mama, Sew! to see the list of all the bloggers and shops who are participating.

So, what will I be giving away?  A bundle of 9 vintage sheet fat quarters.  Perfect for your last minute holiday projects.

There's so much you can make with these, including stocking stuffers or actual stockings.

You have up to three entries for your chance to win.

1.) All you need to do to enter is leave a comment.  Any comment is fine.  Do you love vintage sheets?  Are you feeling the crunch time already for Christmas?  What's on your to-do list?

2.) For a second entry let me know if you follow my blog (recent or old).

3.) Follow me on Facebook.

This giveaway is open Internationally until Friday, December 7th 5:00 p.m. PST.  The winner will be chosen at random that following Saturday, December 8.

If your email address is not set up in your profile please leave it with your comment.

Happy Giveaway Day hopping.

This giveaway has ended. 
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