Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

I’m heading to the Kane County Flea Market this weekend in pursuit of vintage Christmas tree ornaments.  I sold my Noma bubble lights this month on eBay.  Even though I was kind of sad to see them go, I just couldn’t babysit them one more year trying to keep them going.  Hopefully, the new owner will love them as much as I did.  These will be so much easier.

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Christmas Tree Fairy

I thought with the PowerBall at $550 million, it wouldn’t hurt to call in the Christmas Tree Fairy for a little luck tonight.  I think she looks like she may be granting a few wishes.  This is a lovely 1940′s vintage print.  Artwork by Cicely Barker who was an English illustrator known for her fantasy flowers and fairies.

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IU Hoosiers vs UNC Tar Heels

 

 

I’m not sure who is more excited about this game tomorrow night, the 16 year old life long Tar Heel fan or the IU graduate who remains a Bobby Knight fan.  Regardless, one of us will be wearing Cream and Crimson and the other Carolina Blue and there will be a lot of trash talking in the car ride down to Bloomington.  Nick’s here I come, get my bucket ready.  Go Hoosiers!

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Keeping Thanksgiving

 

 

Unlike every store in America, I am trying to hold off on the Christmas decor and enjoy one holiday at a time.  It’s Thanksgiving, not Christmas.  I just want to savor the moments and spend this time with my family before all the Christmas craziness begins.  We have much to be thankful for.

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The Turkeys Have Arrived

 

 

Now, just waiting for the kids to come home.

Linking to:  Vintage Inspiration Friday

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Fostoria Versailles in Blue

 

 

Blue is not on my color wheel, but yesterday, I saw a fabulous set of Fostoria Versailles in blue at a great price.  If you happen to need a few extra pieces for the holidays or need to round out your set, stop by or give The Courtyard in Hinsdale a call.  The pattern was manufactured from 1928-1943.  What I do appreciate is hard to find vintage at an unbelievable price.

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Mirror for Christmas

My husband was correct and I hate when that happens, but we have no walls left for this mirror.  So, if you are looking for a great mirror that has a nice window effect and all dressed up for the holidays, I just posted it this morning on Craigslist.  Local pick up only.  Price:  $95

Linking to:  Monday Marketplace

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Turkey & Transferware

 

 

 

 

Holiday flea markets are the best time to search for vintage turkey transferware platters and large serving platters in general.  This is a sampling of what I found today at the Grayslake Flea Market.  I would have bought the blue turkey platter in a heartbeat but, unfortunately, it had some major damage that wouldn’t have held up with my dishwashers here.

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Quick Bath Makeover

 

 

Isn’t it amazing what a new cabinet from Home Depot and a Nate Berkus rug from Target can do for a kids bathroom?  Linking to:  Furniture Friday, Metamorphosis Monday, Thrifty Chick Decor

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Vintage Punch Bowl

 

 

Everyone needs a holiday punch bowl set or two.  This giant one found at a local estate sale included the bowl, underplate and more than a dozen cups.  It’s such a hit with the young kids as they love being able to serve themselves.  I love making up the punch, freezing the cranberry ring and watching them spill all over the house.  It’s a tradition and one short lived.  I hate to put them away so, I’ve decided to use this bowl throughout the season doing double duty as a holiday planter centerpiece.  It has a nice two-tiered feel, fills the table and makes a statement.  Can you see it in there?

Linking to:  Wow Us Wednesday, Vintage Inspiration Friday

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Turkey Display

I didn’t get a chance to go out to Kane County this weekend and only had time for a quick trip to Jackson Square Mall in LaGrange.  Sitting in booth #111 downstairs was a very clever idea for the use of a vintage suitcase.  I love the collection of vintage turkey planters along with the turkey salt and peppers.  Doesn’t this look fabulous?  I may just have to do something different with my turkeys this year.

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