Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Findings: Pink Fridge!

They're becoming a bit of an fridges that is! We hit the road last Saturday for our first springtime junk jaunt and headed straight for Springfield, TN . I was overjoyed to find the larger pink fridge pictured on the left at my favorite antique store there. It's a perfect companion to the petite pink fridge I found there on my last visit! The weather was gorgeous, the Bradford Pears were dressed in their finest blooms, and we were ready for adventure!

Our first stop was Burdett's Tea Shop, a favorite lunch destination. Megan and I shared shared a scrumptious tea for two, while Randy sipped his cuppa like a proper lady gentleman! {I made him let me take this picture! What a sweet husband!} In the meantime, I was so excited about the adorable little sandwiches that I forgot to snap a picture before devouring them! Hence the pile of crumbs on the second tier. Why does food on a 3-tiered tray taste so much better? I don't just does.
After a delicious lunch and copious amounts of tea, we headed for one of our favorite antique stores, the Springfield Antique Barn. I never leave this treasure trove empty handed and this day was no exception! I found the pink fridge I've already gushed over...

... a dishy pile of vintage game markers...

...a grungy spool of pale aqua thread, and a vintage tart tin. Bliss! A day well spent!

p.s. I linked this post to Vintage Inspiration Friday #30 over at Common Ground. I was link #102 and counting, so be sure to visit this gorgeous blog for tons of fabulous vintage vavoom!
Just joined the fun at Pink Saturday over at How Sweet the Sound! Don't miss the swoon-worthy pink prettiness!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Watercolor Silk Ribbon Wands Tutorial

Spring has finally arrived! The sun is shining and the birds are singing, so I hope it's here to stay! I watercolored some May Arts white silk ribbon and made some fluttery, shimmery rainbow wands to celebrate the season. Visit the May Arts blog for the tutorial or click here for a printable PDF.

I tucked one of the watercolor ribbon wands into a "Happy Spring" gift package for my daughter. I tied on some curly ribbons and a watercolored shipping tag with a message on the back and filled it with some fun reminders of our springtime traditions.

On the first warmish day, we always blow bubbles, so I had to include a bottle of those. {I hope I'm never too old to blow bubbles!} Sidewalk chalk and mini M&Ms are other favorite treats.

I tucked in a fun notebook with a cover to color in and some 80s glam Sharpies as a grown up nod to coloring book days! Happy spring everyone!

Monday, March 14, 2011

DIY Weddings Giveaway: May Arts Ribbons!

{UPDATE} The winner has been selected! Please visit DIY Weddings for details.

March is National Craft Month, and I'm so excited to announce a giveaway at my DIY Weddings blog sponsored by May Arts! One person will be randomly chosen to win the 5 full spools of ribbon shown above. That's 150 yards of ribbony gorgeousness! For your chance to win simply visit the givewaway post on DIY Weddings and leave a comment before midnight CST on Sunday, March 20th. For all the details click here. Best wishes to all the entrants and many thanks to May Arts for their generosity!
Happy National Craft Month to all!

P.S. Don't forget to check out all the other great giveaways going on during the entire month of March at Craft Gossip! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Box O' Happy: May Arts Ribbon!

Look what landed on my doorstep this morning! A box full of ruffly May Arts ribbons in bright, happy colors. These beauties are destined for a design team project I'm working on for the May Arts/Bella BLVD  blog week, but I just couldn't resist sharing them with you today. I'll be posting all about the tutorial when it's ready and I'm planning a fun giveaway to go along with it so be sure to stop by the first week of April!

In the meantime, don't miss this fun ribbon scraps giveaway over at the May Arts Blog! It ends Friday, March 11th, so click here for all the details.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Good Stuff

Do you use your "good stuff" for your artsy/crafty projects, or are you like me and stash it away for someday? Ever since I read this post at Karla's Cottage, I've been feeling so inspired to use all those pretty little things I've been collecting for years, like the vintage game pieces pictured above. I've been hoarding those for at least two years! I finally used a few of them in my Fashionista Magnet Board project, and it felt wonderful to see them incorporated into my artwork instead of hidden away in a drawer!

Karla is hosting a Good Stuff Challenge on her blog March 6th - 7th with a link party to show off all the wonderful things everyone made with their best treasures! Click on the link in the sidebar, or visit the blog here for all the details. She's also giving away a package of her "good stuff" so don't forget to leave a comment on one or more of her posts between now and then. You can enter as often as you like, or if you can't wait purchase some fabulous goodies in her newly designed boutique!