Monday, September 28, 2015

My Skelly is Better than Yours

I was cruising around the web the other day looking for items for my Halloween costume. My friend from work has a huge party every year. This year a bunch of us are going as singers from the past. I'm going as Doris Day. No idea why Doris Day, they chose it for me. So I ordered this dress off ebay

It's cute and all but when I got it I realized it looks a lot like Minnie Mouse. Why I chose red polka dots is a mystery. Plus it's sleeveless, I never wear sleeveless anything. Not since about 1989. Which happens to be the year I had my first kid. Coincidence? I think not.  Anyhoo, while I was searching the web I came across this wreath.. 
Ugh, I fell HARD for it. Which is odd, it's not even vintage looking but something about it was just cool. I wanted that wreath. I needed that wreath. And, it was only a mere $248.00! Zoinks!! Are they kidding??? Not even if I could afford it would I pay that much. I knew I could make it for cheaper. First thing I did was start looking for a feather wreath. You can buy one on Amazon for about $60.00. No thank you. So I was gonna make my own. Buy me a feather boa and wrap it around a styrofoam wreath. But I tried it (in the aisle of Hobby Lobby) and it just didn't look the same. I forgot about it and a few days later I was at a antique/home decor store and found one for $9.00. Ya! Some dollar store ribbon, a bag of skull and bones, and a cute top hat I found at a party store for 9.99 and I had this
Not exact but pretty darn close. I love him. It was a bit of a pain to make, his head was too round (kept tipping forward) and his bones were a bit too long so I had to cut off the back of his skull and cut down his bones with a kitchen knife. My husband came home from work and I was at the stove sawing away on my fake bones. He's like "what the hell are you doing?" Um...making dinner? Ha! Best part, he only cost about $35.00. Which is still a bit pricey but whatever. So my front door is now decorated and I am officially done decorating. Bring on Halloween!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Good Junk & A Bit Of Fun

I finally found a few things that are blog worthy so thought I'd share. I went to a couple of garage sales and estate sales. I have been to so few this year, with so much going on, and inheriting SO MUCH of my moms stuff, I haven't really felt like shopping. I was on my way to the post office today and I saw a sign, then another, and another. You know you can't forever ignore the sweet siren call of a garage sale! 
This brass jeweled turtle box was my favorite find. It was a family run estate sale and the prices were CRAAZY cheap! 
The shell opens up and inside is a tiny letter opener and magnifying glass. Seriously cute.
A Vera scarf, vintage yellow sheet set, Ireland silk scarf, a few hankies and a plastic raggedy ann bank. I also got one if those ceramic light up Christmas trees (for .50 people!!) no pic, it's in my car which is way too far to walk. I got home from this sale and I realized that I forgot a pile of stuff. It was some books and flash cards. I WANTED that pile. But the sale was 10 minutes away. I was debating whether or not to go back. Was it worth it? Would the pile still be there? I decided to take a chance and go back. 
Ok, the books are ok. Super cute and all, they are song books. But not worth driving 20 minutes round trip right? But you know what totally made it worth it?
This awesome box of vintage flash cards. Probably 60 or 70 cards in the box with THE BEST vintage drawings. For the price of a piece of gum. That's right....25 cents!!!! Oh yeah, I also found two metal flower frogs on my second trip. Speaking of flower frogs...
At a different estate sale I found this brass flower frog and some tart tins. I have flower frogs in metal, glass and plastic but I've never seen brass. Speaking of brass...
Some brass reindeer. You would totally think I collect brass..turtle, flower frog, reindeer. You would be wrong. It's all going to the booth or eBay. So long brass, I lived through the 80's, been there done that. Maybe some young hipster girl who thinks brass is like, so awesome, will buy you :)
Now cast iron? I'm your girl! Got this at a thrift store and it is crying out for some mini pumpkins. It's a keeper.

Picked up this square picnic basket. I'm gonna make my sister paint the top with something cool. 

Of course Luna thinks it's hers. 

On the Halloween front I found a few things.
I was at my booth today to add some stuff and decided to take a look around the store. This one booth was having a 40% off sale. Found these luminaries for .75. Question for you, are they vintage? They are made by Empire, the same company that makes all the blow molds, plus the graphics look vintage so I'm thinking yes. But maybe they still make them? I have no idea but I liked them. 
She also had these Dennison seals, never opened. Love. 
Lastly I got this cute honeycomb pumpkin. Which is already hanging on my mantle. Speaking of mantles, let's do a quick little Halloween house tour! 
Basket of honeycomb pumpkins, these were going to go to the booth but never made it. Who am I kidding? 
Sorry for the terrible pic. Found these fabo removable stickers at Target. Just what that mirror needed. 
My "scary" table. 
Dining room. If you look closely you'll see 4 glass jars of candy. Not my best idea. Can't seem to quit eating my display.
Ye old Hoosier. Shove all the green jadeite inside, shut the doors, add some orange and done!
Living room. Found this little cabinet on clearance for $8 and thought it would be perfect for my Gurley candles.

Turned out pretty cute. Lastly my family room...
(I really shouldn't take night pics, sorry)
Broken clock turned cloche . 
So that's what I've been up to. Getting my fix on. As usual. Till next time!