Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Random Things That Have Made Me Happy Lately

Here are a few things I've acquired recently which make me very happy! It's funny- when I tell my husband that I bought something because it made me happy, he doesn't get it...that's men for you, isn't it?

First are these vintage flashcards. You've seen some in photos of my kids' rooms- I use them as decoration frequently. I just love little bits of text scattered around the house. But I have so many of them! So I have put the ones I'm not keeping together in groups and put them up on Etsy for sale. I'm just putting a few groups up at a time- I'll add more in the future.

Then, there is this funny painting that I found at Goodwill. I think it falls into the questionable category of "cool or weird?" What do you guys think? When I first saw it, I walked by, but then I kept thinking about it, so knew I had to go back for it! And the more I look at it, the more I like it! Check out the sandals and socks combo!
And here is my new favorite fabric, ordered from Superbuzzy. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet, but I LOOOOOVE it!!

For my birthday, I got a wonderful gift from my dear friend, Tonia. She made a necklace for me with drawings of maple and poplar leaves, which are representative of my two boys in the Celtic zodiac. I love the plexiglass box she made for the drawings! By the way, she's writing a book about using plexiglass right now- it should be a good one!
And, also for my birthday, the sweet Jamie sent me this cutie as a birthday gift! It's the back of a vintage highchair. She saw my post about loving old-fashioned decals, and figured I'd appreciate it. She was right! I'm thinking of somehow making shelf from it. Any other suggestions out there?
Speaking of vintage decals and highchairs and such, take a look at these Ebay finds! An old doll's highchair and two doll's chairs. I love, love, love them all! Just can't get enough of those old decals.

And finally, here's a photo of what I found in Riley's room after his nap the other day. How could I not resonate with it, considering the shapes that have been appearing in my artwork lately? Perhaps we are on the same wavelength...

That's all for now. I haven't had the chance to do any art lately because of various things going on, but hope to get to some later this week. I'll show you when I do!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I love your Happy Things! I would have bought the picture too. Someone put a lot of work into it and it makes me sad to see handmade things show up in Thrift stores. It makes me think of Jenny Holiday for some reason. Your fabric and necklace are wonderful too. How on earth does she make those boxes? They are great! Making a shelf out of the chair back is brillant! It will be so cute. I love the block tower. It is so neat coming across their creations randomly thru the house. It's always a moment when I think, "Wow, I have little people who run around and leave their mark in my home." I'm not explaining it right, but it always shocks me to see something they have created and just left. Like little elves:) Have a wonderful day sweetie! Love, Jamie