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Saturday, May 15, 2010

More Great Finds

I felt like making something crafty this past week so I made these little soaps.  I was having a heck of a time finding small guest soaps for my bathroom, so I finally resorted to making my own.  They are hand poured and made from goats milk.  I dressed them up with some paper from old books.   


Soaps $4.95

It was great to be able to go back home to the South recently, where good old fashioned ice tea is abundant.  Kinda funny how tastes can differ so much throughout the country huh?  In California it's not nearly as popular.  When I saw these vintage tea spoons recently, I just couldn't pass them up.   

Teaspoon Set $9.95

I just love, love, love old alarm clocks!  They make such a great piece to add to a vignette in just about any area of the house.  I bought quite a few recently with the intention of selling them in the store, but I just can't seem to part with them.  I have decided to say goodbye to one of these shown below; the one with the black face.  It doesn't work unfortunately, but it's perfect for display.  I hope it will go to a good home.  

Alarm Clock $15.95

What is it about having a special little cup that makes tea or coffee seem so much more enjoyable?  I am actually always on the search for the heavy, ironstone coffee mugs like they use in cafes.  I swear coffee tastes better in them!  I also like pretty little cups like the one below, not only to drink from, but to display buttons and the like,  as well.

Vintage Tea Cup and Spoon $8.95 

Gotta love creams and whites.  My husband use to think it was crazy how white my apartment was when we first met.   He said it looked like a hospital.  Men just don't get it do they?  I myself, find something so very soothing about a room done in creams and whites. 

Vintage wire baskets are so trendy right now and therefore, I find them very hard to come by.  I am in the process of organizing and decorating my craft studio and find they work great for this space.  They are perfect for storing items on open shelving.  I will have to share some pics with you once the room is completed.  I got the best deal awhile back on the solid oak desk I have in the studio.  It is exactly what I had been searching for.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  I found it on Craigslist for only $60.00!  What a bargain! 

Vintage Wire Basket $9.95

Check out my Etsy shop via the link provided if you are interested in purchasing any of these items.  Also, don't forget to join my giveaway of vintage goodies!   

Handmade Creations

I always feel inspired to create something after looking through my Somerset Life Magazines.  I am always on the lookout for pieces of lace, old jewelry, trinkets and such, hoping that one day they will become part of a wonderful, handmade piece.  It seems I do more collecting and thinking about what I should create, versus actually sitting down and creating.  I am in the process of moving to a new place.  I hope that once everything is settled and I get my studio organized, I will have more time to focus on this.  I thought I would share some neat handmade creations with you.  Enjoy!

Isn't this bag adorable? It is from Lost Bird Studio The print she used on the bag came from The Graphics Fairy

I love the neutral colors in this piece from Quill Cottage

Sweet little cones from Quill Cottage

From Somerset Life magazine (Apr/May/June 2010)

Is this bag adorable or what?  From Somerset Life magazine

Have a great weekend!      -Angie


  1. Angie ~
    Those are such beautiful and yes creamy white soothing treasures ~
    I love the little soaps !

  2. Hello! I just found your lovely blog through "Dream in Cream"! I love whites and vintage clocks! The soaps are very cute!

  3. Beautiful items you've shared! I so love whites and creams. Your homemade soaps are adorable, too!

    Please stop by and enter my Cottage Charm giveaway when you get a chance!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  4. Great finds! Sweet tea is better in the south. wink wink*

  5. Hello sweet Angie - Oh my, so much vintage-y eye candy in this post! Thank you for sharing these photos. I love those soaps you made! They would look so fabulous piled up in a creamy white bowl. I just started collecting old flatware. I have some of my Gramma's that I adore and display in my kitchen.

    Lovin' visiting your blog!


  6. Love everything.
    Sweet post.


    barbara jean