Our week has been sloooow going and I'm starting to feel a bit like that pink monkey in a cage. One thing's for sure--I've seen enough canned soup to last me well into next year! Luckily, only lingering remnants of our sniffles remain and every last Easter treat has been consumed. I'm ready to say good-bye to the chills 'n fever and hello to this warm, wiggle-your-toes-in-the-grass weekend.
New Prickly Plaques in the shop.
In other news, my family and I came down with some sort of crud over the weekend. Since we're still climbing the road to recovery I may be a little scarce around here this week. Stay well!
Hopping back in to wish everyone a Happy Easter weekend! Not sure what these fellows are lookin' at--lined up like Peeps in a row--but I'm thinkin' their eying all those jellybeans and chocolate eggs. They may be trying to decide if they should run away 'cuz the New York Times has declared sugar as a toxic substance. I really shouldn't have read that article the week before the Easter bunny's arrival--it spoils all the fun.
Picking Up Trash Around The Earth by Lizzie Scott
Happy Earth Day All! We're about to head out to our favorite walking trail with trash bag and gloves in hand to clean up wayward litter. Take a peek at the treasury I put together to celebrate Earth Day--it's titled The Color Earth but it ain't as pink as Lizzie's version!
Vintage Tea Party Time Set
If you're anything like us there's always time for a tea party! Impromptu occasions for celebration are continuously popping up at our house. Lizzie will spread out her dishes and serve us all little imaginary cakes, pies (with whipped cream on top of course), tea and usually some strawberry juice too. We politely sip our drinks and smack our lips as we eat the party fare--seriously, I hope she never outgrows this tea party habit 'cuz I for one will miss it when she does!
Spring Fling, A Collection of Tin Saucers
Vintage Afternoon Tea Service
Really Red, A Collection of Tin Saucers
Dutch Children, Tin Cups & Saucers
Speaking of recently acquired crewelwork I must show you this incredible piece. In a spontaneous ebay bid I won this pure kaleidoscope of needlework. I was drawn to its color (who couldn't be?), its Springtimey-abstract-landscapish feel and most definitely my favorite part of many things....its backside. It didn't hurt that the project was started in the Spring of 1974 (my birth year) and I love the fact that it was completed over 4 years later and didn't become one of those unfinished projects that plague many makers of things. I would love to tell Christen Baldwin--wherever she is now--that the piece of needlework she painstakingly invested hours of stitching is being wholly admired and enjoyed by me and mine.
Thought I would greet this new week by sharing a cheery crewelwork piece I picked up earlier in the month. How could I resist these sweet lovebirds? The piece was probably intended to become a pillow but now that it's mine it will be stuck in a frame and hung up in Lizzie's room.
A bunch of snapshots from my Instagram feed this week and boy has it been a lovely week here in Kansas ('cept for that thunderstorm last night). Here's hoping for a beautiful weekend too!
I thrifted some old-school flashcards a while back 'cuz I was seduced by their retro colors. Lizzie helped me snip them up to create little number garlands for the shop. We've got an incredible pile of collage scraps now.
As many of you know I'm a sucker for old doilies and lace. I recently purchased these remarkably delicate paper doily placemats from Beca Runs. Aren't they just perfect? And the packaging?! Oh my! I've been looking for more of the Milapaco designs but they are seemingly elusive. This box of lovelies is copyrighted November 28, 1942 by the Milwaukee Lace Paper Company. I have grand plans for these but wanted to share them in their original form before I start snipping 'em up.