Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Antiquing and fun finds

So I had this past Friday off since I worked the previous weekend and Memorial day so I went to a fabulous antique store in a little Victorian town called Bellefonte. I picked up all sorts of goodies. Here is a sampling.
Laces, skeleton keys, seam binding

This image above was taken in the reflection of an old jewelry box I bought. Isn't it so neat. The brown spots you see are actually in the back of the mirror. Age spots, anyone?. lol
I bought old cigar boxes for a few fun projects I have up my sleeve. Stay tuned for those.
The front of thejewelry box.
More lace through the old mirror. You should try this technique. Got an antique mirror? Pull it out and play around with the images. It's fun!
I was gifted with this fun and pretty bookmark from the lovely Luthien of Pimp and Paint. We were involved with a Pay if forward sort of fungame on Tali's blog and you sent something from your shop to the next person that commented after you. It came all the way from Malaysia.
I have been working on my Vintage creation for Inspiration Avenue's Weekly Challenge. I can't wait to see all of the creations. Should be fun. If you can participate, please do. If you just want to pop over to see the creations, they are posted at 5pm EST on Sundays on their blog. Hope to see your work there. Also, we are looking for new artists to join our etsy street team. Just check out our blog to get to know us and let us know in a comment if you are interested.
Oh yeah the last day of September there will be a winner announced for this months Giveaway so hop over and enter here.


  1. Great finds!! Love the photos in the mirror! Oh and the bookmark from Malaysia...very cool! *elaine* have you stopped by recently? I'm having a giveback for my followers...pop over & say hey! *elaine*

  2. what lovely finds!! you could actually submit all those photos in for vintage week! :) now that you've taken a picture of the malaysian stamps i'm kicking myself for not cutting out and keeping the stamps from all the packages i've been getting from etsy! :(

  3. Oh you're the lucky one!! First you got to visit Bellefonte, one of my favorite locations and then you received the gorgeous bookmark from Luthien!! WOW!

    Hey, I was thinking aren't we an "avenue team" rather than just a "street"? LOL!

    Hope you're enjoying a wonderful week♥

  4. I love vintage nick knack shopping, and you found some great stuff!!
    The gift from Luthien is so pretty (and I "stole" that image for the giving tree composite I am creating with everyone's gifts...)

  5. Hi Tammy, you have 4 weeks to use your keys for the Awfully Big Art Adventure Challenge. Post the result on your blog and leave us a link in our comments section. Look forward to seeing your creation!
    Rosie ABAA

  6. Tammy your finds made me hyper-ventilate - lace, keys - I want them all!! Can't wait to see what you make with everything.

    Luthien's bookmark is lovely - I love her intricate clay work! x

  7. I love the masks!!! You got some wonderful things.

    "If the Hat Fits" arrived today and I was squealing with delight over it! Tammy, I love it!


  8. Lovely things, and so well photographed! Thanks for popping over to my blog - good to see you!

  9. What great finds!!! I LOVE the pics taken in the reflection of the old mirror. Have fun with your creations and be sure to post about them later. : )

  10. I Love all your finds! Jealous! Hi! Im matched up with you on the letter writing swap - via a bun can dance. So like a good girl Im doing as Im told and making contact, MY email is allthefacesofme at g, send em a email an we can nut out the details!

  11. Hi Tammy
    Looks like you picked up lots of gorgeous treasures at the antique store. Love the book mark too from Malaysia.


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