Jan 16, 2009

Flea Market Friday and Some Pretties from the Studio



Today a few shots of my studio.
I had hoped to have another kit put together , but I had quite a bit of
shipping to do this week. I have high hopes f
or the weekend though!
I believe it might be a high of a whole 5 degr
ees here today, and through the weekend,
so I pretty much plan to stay inside and get a ton of things done.
At one point with the wind chill, it supposed to be -14. The t
rip to Tucson Bead show in a few weeks is looking better and better! I might forget my fear of flying yet.


I love my old bottles for all my vintage crystal beads. I plan on creating some
stoppers for them, but haven't gotten that far yet.

I "could" back up and show the whole studio,
but with the whirlwind that happened in ther
e this week, that's definitely not going to happen.
Piles and Piles of paper scraps, and lace are not pretty.
(when on the floor)

For flea market Friday, anything in the store that is Valentines will have free priority shipping! This offer is good through the weekend, until midnight Sunday. Please email me so that I can send you a separate invoice with the free shipping included.
www.staffordshiregarden.com


There are a few Vintage Valentine Bracelet kits left on my Etsy and Lollishop.




Jan 12, 2009

New Vintage Solder Charm Kits, and Much More!


I have so many things to share this week, but I think am going to have
to
do it in spurts.

First of all some exciting new kits are finally coming together .
Some of them will be jewelry kits , and others will be f
rilly, shabby , sparkly , vintage , mixed media goodies and fun projects. In all of them I wanted to share with you my vintage goodies .
I most definitely am a hoarder of anything that was once upon a time "Beautiful", but now old , chippy, rusty, lost , stashed away , or forgotten . And if there is 100 or more of something fabulous and vintage,
I am a very happy girl.
Of course "Fabulous" is all in the eye of the beholder...

During the antique show season here , I am lucky enough to have many dealer friends who know my crazy passion for what they consider odd collecting habits, and the even crazier ways (to them,)I choose
to use them.
I think now some of them are just plain afraid to ask.
"Deconstruction" is not a pretty word in the antique world. "Salvaged" and "rescued" sounds much better .


Some yummy rhinestone buttons that found their way to me on Saturday.
Kit #1
Valentine Ready~Set~Solder~Kit

This kit has a is all "hand aged sterling silver" with beautiful vintage Austrian
pink crystals and vintage prism. All kits come with a beautiful 1930s very shabby rose pattern wallpaper to b
ack your charms with.



Comes with Everything to make your bracelet.
Literally all you need is a soldering iron!

Due to the fact that my vintage stash does have it's limitations this kit
#1 is limited to 12.

They will be available on My Etsy Staffordshire Garden Designs Store

and on my Lollishops Staffordshire Garden Designs store

Something to Share
Ok , now I have one more thing to share.
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to
see Cathy Scalise's New Web site "Elegance and Whimsy"


WOW WOW WOW!
I was completely blown away.
I stared at the introduction alone for as long as it would allow me to. I showed my husband , my son, my daughter, and anyone else
passing by the computer in my office. The post lady is lucky I didn't drag her in to see (maybe next delivery) Wow!
Way to go Cathy! Both the site and the goodies o
ffered on it are delicious all the way through!
follow the banner link to see it yourself.