I have not been in a blogging state of mind lately. I have not been writing much about us being in the process of buying a new house because a) it’s not that exciting b) there are many hurdles to jump before it really happens and c) I am saving up all my house themed posts for AFTER we move in. You have been forewarned, I plan to bore you silly with the decorating details!
I have put my Etsy shop on hold, it will return specializing in funky ephemera (someday), but I haven’t stopped thrifting. I wanted to share with you some great scores I got while in NC visiting my parents. My father is a super collector of tins and this is one trait that hasn’t skipped a generation (unlike good looks and modesty that Daniel and I inherited from Granny and Granddaddy!).
I am scaring myself in my advancing age. I am turning into a crazy cat lady but without all the cats. Turns out I collect vintage children’s toys and vintage products aimed at children. I will admit to being slightly embarrassed by this fact but unable to curb the impulse. Does this make me kooky or pitiful?
I mean could you resist these frolicking baby elephants?
Inside of this beauty was a bunch of lovely vintage buttons. I picked a few out to share. I made button rings before and that was fun and easy. Do you have any other ideas of fun projects to do with vintage buttons?
And here is a peony in our yard after a big storm today. I am going to miss that plant.