Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dollhouse Kitchen

I haven't shown anything from any of my dollhouses recently. Here is a kit I bought for myself and my daughter for Christmas for the haunted dollhouse; I thought antique pieces would look good.

So here is everything put together but unpainted.

And here is everything painted with the exception of one door knob on the dry sink. It fell out while I was painting and I forgot to touch it up before I shot the picture. Don't worry-- I'll get to it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Oh No! More Inchies!

Yes, more inchies today. Mostly 1970s magazine snippets once again plus a little scrapbook paper.

Have a nice, little day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

This week's Wacky Package was made in 1974 (when ketchup came in glass bottles and was hard to pour out!) although Heinz ketchup goes all the way back to 1876. Boy, some of these products have really been around a looooong time!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


"Smarch" is an alternate name for March, describing crummy, wintry weather that annually occurs when we think it should be sunny and 55 degrees; it comes from the TV show The Simpsons so you can't argue its credibility.  We definitely are seeing Smarch conditions here. Remember a little over a week ago I posted about the nice weather and 60 degree temps? Well, how about this... Yes, we had snow Monday. About 3 1/2".  Boo!

Here are my resurrection lilies.

There are daffodil buds under there.

Remember the birdhouse shot? Well. the roof looks different now.

Don't be too concerned; they're calling for 50s for tomorrow.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Thriftless In Chicago

In case you've noticed a lack of thrifting posts lately, you're not imagining things. I've hardly found anything worthwhile this year. Below is the big haul from two thrift shops last week. The little chipmunk is for my daughter, the bookmark I'll be using for a dollhouse rug, so the only resale item is the apple dish (wish is marked 1962 in case you're interested).

I found this nifty, old flour sifter a couple weeks ago.

Things have been so lame that I have been listing items from my own house. Not that I'm that crazy about reselling, but since the finds have been next to nothing, I decided it was a good time to unload a few things.

I'm parting with some other things as well-- or not since the online selling has hit a slump lately too. Any of you resellers experiencing the same??

Have a nice day, everyone!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Before and After Envelopes

I have shown my mail art envelopes before, but I thought it might be interesting to see what the papers look like before I transform them. I'd like to see this too so here are the magazine pages after I painted them followed by the finished product.

Kinda cool if I do say so myself.  Have a great day and thanks for viewing!

Linking to Shopping Our Stash since I painted these and their current theme is "I Made This"/make your own background.  Thanks, folks!!