Thursday, August 29, 2013


Remember when I mentioned I was working on something new for the shop
well guess what this is it...
Welcome Sew Vintage Jewelry
Vintage Style Jewelry designs

Nothing crazy just a few pieces I created 

Lots of ideas running, but only 2 designs to share right now
Owls & Mermaids in a cameo design well I am in love

The Owl Cameo's are on a bronze metal chain available in 16 or 18 in lengths
The off white owl is set on a flat black cameo
*thinking about adding a charm on them, like maybe a vintage bead ??
 What do you think ?

The Mermaid Cameo is also on a bronze metal chain, available in the same lengths and with or with out the clam shell w/pearl charm
The Mermaid cameo is on a tealish blue set., reminds me of the sea
In love with this design

Would love to hear your feedback on these ?
kind of nervous, but am jumping right in

These will be available tomorrow I have 3 of each right now
If you would like to preorder email me at
$17 16in
$18 18 in 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Love Spanish Moss And I Can Not Lie

Sharing a few hundred photos from our little adventure yesterday
We knocked a to do off of our Local NC bucket list
and that was Airlie Gardens in Wilmington
I have seen a lot of photos of the place online an thought we would check it out
And I am so glad we did

I would highly recommend making this a stop if you are ever in town
full of history, full of nature, and fun for the kids

We started off with our map of the grounds, We stuck to the sidewalk paths due to the stroller, hoping to explore more next time..
Miss Maddie even had her own map for a scavenger hunt,
 how cool right, She was so excited
She had to find a list of crazy frog sculptures to find and at the end she got a little prize, When that time came she asked for a prize for her brother too cause he helped, She's such a good little girl 

Well sit back and take a peek at our little adventure 

There were a few hundred of these guys flying around 

Yes I do love spanish moss 
I get all excited when I find some

This Oak dates back to 1545 !!! 
How neat is that 

Another peek of the great oak

Stroller bound, don't worry he got out and explored the chapel
 & the butterfly hut

This guy, wow totally beautiful
it was like someone dropped him in this spot
right out of a movie, reminded me of The Notebook kind of

Speaking of movies, several were filmed here along with TV shows
including Dawson Creek & One Tree Hill

These are the best shots I could get with my lens :(
I will remember next time to be prepared 

Several of the posts or pillars I guess you would say line the road way
these were part of the original plantations driveway 

So wish the plantation was still standing

here is my little explorer 
headed to a secret garden

Another favorite stop was this awesome sculpture the Bottle Chapel
The time someone put into this is crazy

Would this be a great spot for a wedding ceremony

A view from the inside of the butterfly wing

Rows and rows of awesome colored bottles 

There's trouble 

In love with the way the sun makes the bottles light up

There the butterfly 

Next up was the Butterfly gazebo, filled with tons of butterflies 
Pretty neat

whew... bet you are tired at looking at all of these

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Coming Attractions

Been a busy over here, working hard to add these great finds
We survived the first day of school yippee now 2 days off
then she goes back on thursday with all of the kids..
So to celebrate our couple days off we are heading out early to do some exploring., Should be fun

Well let me get on with the new treasures 

Like this great vintage Tiny Boy Scout Lapel Pin
Great for the Boy Scout Collector or for a new boy scout start a great shadowbox of new and old boy scout things

This cool vintage ring, hasn't hit the shop yet but will be this week
so keep an eye out, it's a great piece Sterling Silver with 14k gold in the middle
Stunning design

Super cute Retro Sheet set 
Perfect for your little Space Traveler 
Standard Size Pillow Case and Fitted sheet

Unique Shaped Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Mug
Perfect size for a cup of tea or coffee in the morning $6

This is one of my favorite Vintage Boho Seed adjustable belt
would be cute with a long maxi skirt or long tunic top and some leggings

Up close detail - Jewel tone colors

Great retro Phenix Brand Chicken Bouillon Cubes
Perfect for the vintage kitchen collector

Another favorite is this vintage handpainted tile signed by Hitomi
great piece the detail work is awesome
would make a great piece for display or add it to your tile project for a little fun vintage touch

You could even use it as a coaster on your desk for morning tea or coffee time

Another one that is getting ready to hit the shop are these great
vintage butterfly sheet set
Full Size 

Stop by and visit my shop here to check out these great goodies 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mama Can't Handle This

Yup, this happened today...eek
nervous & excited for her
But I am missing her something bad today but I know she's having a ball
So here she is Age 5 wants to be a Scientist when she grows up
Her Froggy even had to have a matching bow, She's had him since she was a baby today he's tucked into her backpack, so he can keep an eye on her

Can't wait to hear about her day 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Take Me To Da Sea

Wow, it's monday again
Today is day #1 of changing are home schedule around
time to get ready for Kindergarden !!!
Next Monday is the big day
Little girl has to be there at 7am which is an adjustment cause thats the time she usually gets
Well it's going to be a long week here

Sharing some photos of a canvas I painted a while back
you ever have this great idea but it doesn't come out as good as it looked in your head ? 
I have been wanting to do an ocean painting for above our bed for awile 
I had originally wanted to do it on pallet wood 
but that didn't happen...maybe next time

After I painted it I loved it but thought it needed something
So after having it hanging for awhile I stamped it with Take me to the Sea
not perfect alinement but then again I didn't want it to be perfect
This would be a great idea to stamp over an old thrift store painting
or a painting with a simple background 

I am thinking of adding maybe a boat or something in the wave line on the left hand side to off set the letters some
what do you think ? Should I leave it alone ?

Lots of things to finish and put together in our bedroom
#1 Curtains (thinking of some drop cloth curtains or a print)
#2 Mantel project 
#3 Hoop art project (which is in the works)
I will have to share some more photos of the bedroom