Monday, July 30, 2012

More Things I Plan to Sell and More Things I Plan to Keep

If you read my last post than you might have noticed I confessed to being a Lazy Bee.  

I should confess to you now.  
I've also turned into a Vintage Hoarding Bee!  
(Technically, I'm not quite a hoarder yet because I really do plan to sell many of these treasures, but the Lazy Bee part has taken over and hasn't allowed me to photograph, research, and list these on etsy yet.  You understand, right?)

So....I'm selling these:

  •  a stack of vintage bed linens, including a chenille and blue bedspread (twin I think) - be sure to note the adorable pillow made my Amy from Into Vintage - I miss her sewing creations, maybe if we all wish really, really, really hard she'll sew more things for me to hoard buy!  

  • most of these are pillowcases, what is it about those old sheets that make them so soft and smooth compared to today's linens 

  •  what I think is a vintage locker basket - that's what Worker Bee thinks it is at least

  •  here's a close-up of that basket (and everybody say a hallelujah that there are no dust bunnies in this picture - I think it might be a minor miracle)

  • now this old wicker bottle is one I'm tempted to keep, but it's not really my style, although I DO love that style, all those cottagey whites are so pretty.....sigh...... 

  •  a charming aqua small bauer mixing bowl - this one is about the size of a candy dish - uh true confession - I HAVE been using it as a candy dish for the few months I've owned it, but it's time to send it off to someone else

  •  now aren't these just the cutest salt and pepper shakers?  I think they are someone's craft project because I think they painted those lids gold and then put the decals on there - I think they would make such charming display pieces

  •  now this one is really a charmer - it's a set of napkins - I haven't counted them yet, but there were originally 48 napkins - can't you see them used for an afternoon tea, a ladies lunch, or some wonderful craft projects?

  •  this is a metal plate - it looks old to me, but I don't know for sure - any thoughts?  I can rarely resist green and flowers, especially roses

  •  a set of three white ironstone plates with wonderful scallops - Johnson Brothers of course - uh oh here I go again, but did you know I have a thing for scallops?  I'm sure I've mentioned it before.  I might rethink these......

  •  can you believe all these vintage cards?  I only photographed a few of them - they all belonged to a teacher so you know I couldn't just leave them at the estate sale  - makes me all sentimental - oh no - I might make these a keeper too

  • and two vintage Nancy Drew books 

And I'm not selling these:

  •  I just fell in love with this little cornflower plate (or bachelor buttons) especially since they grow so well for me in my cutting garden

  •  and my new favorite this bright turquoise hobnail vase - it's blue glass on the outside and white on the inside - honestly these pictures just don't do this vibrant little piece justice - I'll have to keep trying to get better pictures of it (don't worry little vasey - mama will get a gorgeous picture of you - oh no - did I say that out loud?)

Well now you know what I've been hoarding collecting all summer to share with you!
Now Lazy Bee just needs to turn in Industrious Bee and I'll get these listed.  

I haven't been having an afternoon iced latte lately, could that be why my buzz has gone phhtt?
I'll definitely make one tomorrow and see if that gets me buzzing around our cottage.  I'll make one for you too!  Sound good?  Oh my favorite is a dark chocolate iced latte!  Oh yes, I'll have it waiting for you.
Thanks so much for buzzing by!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I Haven't Been a Busy Bee At All

I have no excuse for not posting or visiting much lately.  None, not one little excuse.

Well, I HAVE been reading a lot.  And I mean a LOT!  Right now I'm in the middle of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  What a fantastical tale!

But what I really wanted to share with you are some of the vintage treasures I have picked up that will ultimately end up in my etsy shop and a few that will NOT be sold on etsy or ebay or anywhere!

The Fabulous Phyllis and I went to a plethora of estate sales on Saturday morning.  (They had a set of turquoise pyrex bowls - but I missed grabbing them!)

But I did find some other interesting little items.....

1.  a huge chicken tole tray - in good condition, but it needs a good bath - I hope someone like this one - hope to get these listed this week

 2.  a Bremner Wafers tin - in excellent condition - no rust or scratches - love that color - also will be listed
 3.  an aqua egg beater - love it, but I've got my grandma's egg beater so this one will be listed (BTW, did you know if you use an egg beater to mix your eggs and milk for scrambled eggs they make nice fluffy ones?)
 4.  the milk glass trifecta - a cute little vase, a compote, and a little pudding cup - I'll be keeping the pudding cup for a giveaway, the vase will be sent to a bloggy friend, and I'll list the compote
 5.  a 2 quart vintage aqua Ball mason jar WITH it's zinc lid - I already have one almost exactly like this so I'll be listing this - it is so HUGE
 6.  a sweet little apothecary jar - I think I'll be keeping this - I think it would be charming with some flowers in it

 7.  one of my favorites that I'll also be keeping - a U.S. history book from 1903 and also a California state edition - have I told you that my degree is in U.S. history?  I'm a sucker for vintage history text books
 I think the graffiti on the cover is so neat - who was L.W. and why did they write their initials on the cover?
 On the inside back cover there are notes on battles of the Civil War - those notes make this all the more fascinating to me.

 8.  My favorite find - a green glass jug!  It's very heavy so I'm not sure if it's Depression Glass or something else - but I carried this one home on my lap. was only $12!!!  It's condition is excellent - no chips or cracks!  I love it!!!  If you know anything about it, will you please let me know?
And my last find for today.....

 9.  a vintage tin filled with vintage jello molds - I think I'll keep some of them, but not all of them - I think there must be 20 or more of them
So I hope you can forgive me for being a Lazy Bee instead of a Busy Bee.

I only have about 2 more weeks before school starts and so many projects I haven't finished but I'm sure I'll get more focused once the weather cools down some.  

Oh and I have the most amazing recipe to share with you soon.  I've made it twice now but I keep forgetting to take pictures!  It's a wonderful dish for a hot day!  I'll try not to be a tease too long with it.

Thanks so much for buzzing by and visiting!  Your visits mean so much to me and I'm always tickled pink when you leave a comment!  
P.S.  I also must confess - I have also been busy pinning things on Pinterest that I haven't done.  Yep, I'm a lazy bee - - - a big dreamer - - - but basically a lazy bee.  bzzzzz (see i can't even capitalize any more i'm so lazy)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We Went to the Beach!

So, I haven't learned to sew yet (see my last post) but I did go to the beach!

Worker Bee. Baby Bee, Sewing Bee, and I all went to Morro Bay for a few days!

We stayed in a friend's little cottage about 1 1/2 blocks from the beach.  Did I remember to take any pictures of this sweet little place?  Nooooo!  I even told everyone I've got to take a picture, but...... I forgot.  Well.....that's what vacations are for, right?

Well, let's see we read, played in the ocean, hung out, and went out for many nice dinners.  

This is Morro Rock - the Gibraltar of the Pacific.

One morning on the beach we saw several sailboats.

The sandpipers were fascinating to watch.

Hmmmm.......what kind of sea creatures are those?

Oh!  That's Worker Bee and Baby Bee playing in the waves.  I think their scientific names are Apis Negotium and Apis  Infans.

I even took a little video of Morro Bay.  

On our way home we buzzed into the cutest and best smelling little cookie bakery.

Have you ever heard of the Brown Butter Cookie Company?
One of my friends goes to the beach often and always stops here and brings back such delectable cookies.  It's just the right combination of sweet and salty.

Thank you for coming along with us on our little jaunt to the sea.
Now I can't wait to go back again!

And thank you for buzzing by!  I'm back just in time to work on more projects!  Oh buzzzzzz!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I Better Learn How to Sew...

Well Baby Bee and I made it to the big city this afternoon and found some fun fabrics to use for our bunting and maybe for some pillows too.  I couldn't wait until tomorrow and good light - I had to show you tonight!
We have seven patterns to choose from. 
Do you see that cute aqua and red/pink floral?  That's a Lori Holt pattern!  Have you ever visited with her?  She has the most fun blog and she is uber talented!
We're going to use red bias tape.  And isn't that cherry fabric cute?  Had to include that for my love of Mary Engelbreit! 
And red polka dots!  Who can resist that? 
But I think this one is my favorite.  Very vintage looking!

I just think they are going to look so fun together with all of our other clubhouse projects!

Now I just need to figure out how to sew this all together OR maybe I could fly Amy down from Into Vintage to sew it for me.  I'd give her lots of coffee!!!

Thanks for buzzing by for a visit!  Supposed to hit 100ยบ here tomorrow so I'll have Ginger Peach Iced Tea for you and me to share.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

We're heading over to my brother's for a barbecue tonight and fireworks.
We are so blessed to live in this country!

And.....just one more quick project for tonight....

I hope your 4th of July is festive and fun and full of fireworks!
vintage image from Graphics Fairy