Swans



I have a collection of small tin doll sized dishes that hang on my wall, and I am always on the look out for more to add to it. Imagine a plate wall, but doll sized dishes instead ;) I saw this particular swan set online somewhere. Someone was selling one of the tea cups, and I fell in love! I set up a little search on ebay and finally found this set priced very reasonably and with no bids…because the photos were super dark, blurry, and made the whole thing very hard to see.

Now besides plates, I’ve been slowly collecting the little tin tea cups and have a plan to add hooks to a doll hutch (which I’d hang on the wall) and then hang all my cups from.

tags

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My friend Molly and I have been tossing around the idea of sharing a booth at a local antique shop. It’s the perfect excuse for each of us to clean out our attics, and maybe make our love of thrift shopping make a little more sense. We have a few more shops to ask about prices, before we decide where to do it…but I went ahead and started making some tags as a start. Of course I used the name “the vintage heidi”, and an image from the front of a vintage coloring book. Whenever we finally get a space up and going I will be sure to share the details with local folks.

perfume



I have grown quite a little collection of Harajuku Lovers Perfume Spraybottles. They are just the cutest thing, and I don’t mind the perfume inside either. I am a bit of a body spray/perfume junkie. You can see some funny knock-offs I found on clearance after the holidays in the second photo.
Recently I found this little pink cabinet and thought it might be perfect for all my little girl bottles, and they work really well inside! The top makes a great place for stashing some of my small treasure that tends to get lost when my dresser top gets messy. The front door is glass too (but I kept getting a glare) and it even has a sweet little keyhole for a skeleton key….so now I need one of those of course!
A few links I’ve been meaning to share…
Call the Midwife: Season One I actually bought this back in November, and we loved it! Its a BBC show based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, and her time in the 50’s working at an Anglican convent as a midwife. It has so many lovable characters (Chummy is my favorite!) I bought a copy for my Mom for Christmas too, as she tends to love these kinds of shows as well. I want to read the book next.
Chocolate heart pops these are beautiful, and made with leftover candy canes turned into hearts.
Q & A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal -I got this thanks to a tip from Alix at Modern Kiddo and my youngest son loves it! Its basically a three year journal where each day they are prompted with a question, and then they get to answer the same question the next two years. We are excited to see how his answers (and handwriting) will change over the years, and since it is just one question a day its easy to do.
Blythecon 2013 I bought my ticket last night! Always love an excuse to visit NYC, are you going?