Thursday, July 30, 2009

Grandaughter and Vintage

Does this book look familiar to anyone? I bought this when my 1st grandchild
(grandaughter) was born and read it to her all the time, we both loved "Old Bear"! I just found it in the little girls room upstairs and it sure brings back a lot of memories as this grandaughter is now 18 and graduated this yr. It has a "little bear" with it but have not found it yet, but I will. So this book has 2 more years to go and it's VINTAGE! And don't we just love vintage.

I wanted to share some of the pictures with you as this book means a lot to me.

Just to let you know we're leaving for vacation in the morning and hubby's bringing his laptop so I'm hoping to have time to check in from time to time.

Because I've put my giveaway on hold for another week I'm going to sweeten the package!
candice xo

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

So Excited My Followers Are Back!

I'm so excited they're back but I wonder what happened??? I tried to follow many blogs in the past week and couldn't. Anyway, my big show is behind me so I thought I'd post a couple of pictures! Weather was beautiful, a little windy which caused my necklace displays to keep blowing over, but I'm not going to complain! My sales were awesome!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Beautiful Collage of Colors

Sweet Alyson of "keen to be seen" convoed me through etsy and let me know she used my lilac earrings in her collage! So naturally I went right over to her blog and low and behold was the most beautiful collage she had put together with "lilac, bronze and dark chocolate. Here's the collage but there more to see so I'd love it if you'd introduce yourself and check out the rest of the post!

Just a little FYI, our giveaway has been moved to next week, but I think you'll find the wait is worth it!

Thank you friends

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Some Vintage Gems Repurposed!

Thought I'd show you what I've been up to today!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Found, Lost, then Found Again

Hi everyone! I've missed blogging but I'm back with what I think is a funny story with a sweet ending!

I made this charm necklace the other day and needed to take pictures to list it on Etsy! So I gathered the necklace which is a "beach theme" piece so I thought I'd grab a couple of my very favorite shells I found when we were in Siesta Key Beach in March. I have a stand (from Ikea) about waist high with a really neat 3 step display I use for taking my pics of jewelry on. So I head outside with necklace, camera, stand, display and shells which MOST people would have used 2 trips to do but no, I've got to try and carry it all in one trip! Well, BIG mistake! I got out the door and when I put the stand down the littlest shell you see in the picture fell to the deck and wouldn't you know....right between the boards under the deck! Oh I wanted to cry! My little 4 yr. old grandson was there, "grammie, whats the matter?" He's trying to look below between the boards to find it, hubby comes out and says it's gone for good! Saw the look on my face and said, "what do you think I'm going to do, tear up the deck to get that shell? I said, Please do!

I know, this is a long story....but he went to the garage, came out with one of those old folding wooden measuring thingys with duck tape stuck on the end. Stuck it down between the boards and came up with my precious shell!!! Yippee!

I'm telling you this is the most cutest, tiny and perfect shell I've ever found. So this is my "found, Lost, then Found again story! Hope you enjoyed it!

Now, if you've made it through this long post, you deserve to know that I'm having a Wonderful giveaway! It's a really special giveaway! My good friend Kathi from
"the vintage bead" and I are teaming up on this really special giveaway! So, all I'm going to tell you is....there's 2 pretty neat pieces of jewelry that you can win! So stay tuned because we will announce the giveaway on Sunday or Monday and it will start on Tuesday!!!

Have an awesome and sunny weekend! xo candice