Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gallery walk this weekend & lots of new goodies!

I can hardly believe tomorrow is September already! My kids go back to school tomorrow & while I am looking forward to a new routine, I am not sure I am ready for the busyness of the school year.. football, dance, homework ect.

I am also VERY excited to be a vendor at The Creative Connection in Minneapolis Sept 15-17..along with Glitter Workshop & Space Oddities! ( I am trying to prepare & get the store nice & stocked plus have lots of extra inventory for my shows!)

I am excited to feature soap crafter Misha Dubinksy of Midwest Girl soap for gallery walk.. stop down from 6-9pm Saturday night & check out all of Misha's wonderful soap creations!

Courtney of Tizzy Dee just dropped off a few Fall hats & arm warmers.. cooler weather will be here before we know it!

I also made some cute daisy stud earrings with a few matching hair pins out of these lovely colored cabachons.

& Fall candles are at the shop. I have pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie & vanilla hazelnut available( they come in tins too!)

I am getting the shop all ready for Fall. I started some cute Fall displays & put out my light up twig pumpkins!

p.s. I am in total denial that it is supposed to be almost 90 tomorrow & Fri.! I am sooo ready for Fall temps!

Shop hours are 11-5 Wed-Fri & this Saturday 6-9pm for gallery walk! xo!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Trailer LOVE *inspiration*

I have pinning lots of pictures on pinterest, looking for inspiration for my vintage trailer soon to be mobile boutique!

Here are a few I love...

ADORABLE cupcake shop!

I love the colors & the outdoor set up! The blow up pool...soo CUTE!

a few cute displays that are inside a mobile boutique...

& the vintage wallpaper on this shelving unit! *SWOON*

I love the canopy on this trailer. Mine has a roll out canopy & I am pretty sure that is what sold me on it! LOVE!

It is going to be REALLY hard to wait until spring to start renovating.. but in reality my holiday shows will be starting soon (which will keep me really busy) & I want to do it right, so for now I am gathering lots of inspiration & doing some research!

Have a great day! xo!

Monday, August 29, 2011

My new to me (1974 prowler) vintage camper!!

Happy Monday everyone!! I bought this camper on Sunday!!! Here is the story.. I was sitting home late Saturday evening checking out vintage campers on Craig's list & came across this one! The listing was too good to be true & it was too late at night to call on it!
I couldn't stop looking at it & the price was sooo reasonable! I slept on it, asked my husband to call in the morning & at that point realized that the seller had lowered the price by $150. so now it was an even better deal!

We (My Dad, husband & I)met up with the seller in Spring Green which is about 30 min. from my parents house & bought it! It is perfect!!!!

I have big plans to remodel it into a mobile shop for dainty daisies & daisy LOVE vintage! The camper even has a fitting room.. they gutted the bathroom made it into the closet & it makes a perfect fitting room. It has new tires, new roof & a canopy, cute pop up windows as well as a flag pole! Really.. COULD IT BE ANYMORE PERFECT?? :)
p.s. if you have been following my blog for awhile. I have been dreaming about this for a few months!

There is one problem.. I can't get it in my back yard so it will stay at my parents until spring when I plan to work on it & find a home for it!

I am soooo sooo excited! I plan on changing the inside & out .. it will be soo cute when I am done. I have been gathering ideas for awhile now! I will keep you guys posted through the entire project! * I am smiling ear to ear!* ;) I think it will be super fun to see it transform over time!

Happy Monday!! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Vintage Friday .. What I am wearing & my new moccasins!

Happy Friday everyone! I am posting a what I am wearing vintage post today, but I actually wore this outfit yesterday!

We took a little family day trip to the Wisconsin Dells & my one request was that I really wanted to stop at one of the shops on the strip to get a new pair of moccassins!

I wore them all day yesterday.. they are sooo comfy!

What I am wearing...
Vintage dress.. purchased on etsy
moccassins.. Minnetonka Moccassins
handmade bow ring.. made by Baily Belle creations (available at my shop $15 ea.)

My shop is open 11-5 today! Stop in & check out all the new goodies! I will be at the Appleton market tomorrow 8am-12:30.

Have a great day! xo!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back to school vintage...

Back to school vintage style..

I found this adorable vintage 70s top & skirt set awhile ago! It is so perfect for back to school! ($30 for the set at my shop)

& this adorable vintage tote/backpack! It has backpack straps on the back! I am in LOVE with this! I am pretty sure I had something like it when I was a kid! ($15 at my shop)

& this cute bag! I love the earthy colors & the handles are so pretty! ($15 at my shop) I have also have a few vintage travel bags available! They are soo nice to carry lots of stuff in & super sturdy!

I have been adding Fall accessories like mad to the shop! I know I keep saying it.. but I LOVE Fall!!

Here a few Fall blooms for your hair.. on alligator style clips! I have a few headbands as well! ($4 ea. per clip & $10 per headband)

The clips are available in these pretty Fall colors, cinnamon, cranberry(not shown), marigold & pumpkin!

I wish the bees would go away so I could have the door open at my shop! I am stuck with the a/c on as the bees like my nice sunny windows!

My shop is open 11-5 today! I have lots of great things in for back to school or just because!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Calling all artist/crafters!! There is still time to apply..

There is still time to apply to the 2nd annual Handmade for the Holidays urban craft fair! For details check out my website at

I have been getting in lots of great applications! I am soo excited.. but there is still time to apply. The deadline is August 31st.

on a side note.. I spent the day yesterday in the Dells with my family. We went to Mt Olympus, road rollercoasters, go karts & spent some time in the wave pool. It was a great day to get away one last time before my kids start school. I even picked up a new pair of moccassins st one of the shops on the strip.

& Sunday I hit up a few thrift stores..I have lots of great stuff to add to my vintage shop on etsy as well as my b&m shop!

Have a great day! p.s Craft night is tomorrow night 4-7pm.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Craft night this Wednesday 4-7pm .. Coasters!

This Wednesday is Craft night at my shop from 4-7 pm. It is a first come first serve until supplies run out type of thing. ;) We will be making decopage tile coasters! I have lots of fun papers available & some vintage story book pages as well. You are welcome to bring your own photo copied pictures but be sure they are not ink jet printed.. the directions say that ink jet photos smear.

There is a limit of 4 per person while supplies last. I have lots though so we should be good. They cost is $5. per coaster. You will need to let these dry & this project will require you to give it a clear coat at home to water proof. Most finishing sprays are really cheap.. although they may be fine with just the modge podge finish.

I hope you can make it! The pic above is a sample pic off of the craft website where I found the tutorial & guess what.. I have that nesting doll paper available! ;)

See you Wednesday!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Vintage Friday... vintage inspired fabric headbands!

Wow! It has been such a loong week! I have had soo many ideas in my head & I am feeling very inspired by the upcoming Fall season, (It can't get here fast enough) crisp Fall mornings, cooler temps, layering... yes please!

Here are a few new things I have been working on.. I really love the turban look, but honestly it is not for everyone so I have had a Rosie the riveter type headband idea for awhile. I actually used a piece left over from a wrap skirt tie to make the first one... then I just could'nt stop making them.

You can wear them to get the Rosie look when tied in the front.. but they also can be tied in the back for a traditional fabric headband look. I used mostly vintage fabrics in this set.

(Rosie the riveter photo)

I started a few new Fall accesories. I love how these headbands turned out. I used some vintage plastic flowers & leaves. There are only a few.. so they are defintly limited edition.

and here is a vintage what I wore pic.Sorry for the somewhat blurry pics. I have to fight against the sun in the mornings at my shop & I am not totally used to my new camera yet.

fancy felt bow headband.. made by me available at my shop $10 ea.
top .. I think Areopostle (believe it or not! Lol!)
skirt..vintage red & white polk a dot that I thrifted a few years ago
sandals.. Salt Water sandals! Love love LOVE them!!

I will be at the Appleton market tomorrow (fingers crossed the rains stays away!) My shop is open til 5:00 today!

Have a great weekend! xoxo!

p.s. craft night info. is up on my website. I will try & blog about it maybe Sunday or Monday!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Meet my consigners... Midwest girl soap!

Meet one of my consigners.. Midwest Girl Soap! Many of you may remember Misha formerly of Sweet Usoapia.. She has been making & selling her soaps since 1996. Misha opened up many doors for me waaay back in the summer of 2006 we became friends as she stopped by my booth at the Oshkosh market & asked me to sell at her shop at the time (which is the location my shop is in now)! We quickly became friends & then shortly there after moved into a joint space at my old shop. It has been a quite a journey bringing me full circle to really one of the first spaces I sold at (the location that my shop is at now 219 Market st.).. & I am now selling Misha's soaps here again! ;)

Misha makes the most AMAZING soap. We have several scents available.. lavendar, Bay rum, lemongrass, sweetgrass, jasmine, bar none (an unscented bar for sensitive skin) and many more.

She also makes AMAZING sugar scrubs!

and wool felted soap.. handmade soap in wrapped in hand dyed wool felt. The felt acts like a scrubby when it is wet.

Stop by & check out our wonderful handcrafted soaps!! I love her soaps.. that is all we use in my household! Misha is also my featured artist for Sept. gallery walk! SAVE THE DATE!!

Have a great day! xo!

P.S. My website has been update with craft night info & new Fall hours!

Friday, August 12, 2011

What I am wearing...vintage Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! I have decided to do something new on my blog.. every Friday I am going to post something about vintage & or a what I am wearing vintage outfit post.

I love vintage & alot of people don't really know how to wear it. One of the things I looove most about vintage clothing.. is that vintage clothing is so well made, very unique & chances are you won't see anyone wearing the exact same outfit! ;)

It is a kind of cool, gloomy day here in Oshkosh! I love this cooler weather & don't hate me for saying it ... but I am soooo ready Fall!

I am also having a vintage sale & TODAY is the last day $10 off of one vintage dress per customer & $5 off one vintage skirt per customer. I have some REALLY cute stuff available at my shop.. that is very wearable now & in the upcoming cooler weather.

Also if you mention this blog post you can get 10% off your entire purchase today! The shop is open 11-5 today! I also WILL NOT be at the Appleton market tomorrow. I am taking the day off as there is a 70% chance of rain!

What I am wearing...
Top....appliqued vintage top by Brillian Stranger
Skirt... thrifted vintage denim wrap skirt
shoes.. Salt water sandals
(I have had for a few years.. go get a pair if you don't have any! They are my favorite shoes EVER! So comftorable & durable.)

Have a great day! xoxo!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back to school...

It is almost that time of year.. BACK TO SCHOOL!

I have been finding alot of vintage sweater vests lately.. & thought what a better time to bring them in the shop, nothing says back to school like a vintage sweater vest! ;)

I love this one with one of my wrap skirts..

& this color blue...

and this one..

as well as this purple one with cute front pockets!
I have quite a few available.. stop on down & check them out!

I also had to include a pic. of my new hair cut! I am wearing one of my new felt flower hair pins.

I am also having a little sale on vintage thru Friday.. $10 off one vintage dress per customer & $5 off one vintage skirt per customer!

Shop hours are 11-5 today!

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

fancy felt accessories.....

I have been busy making up some fun new accessories for Fall. I am sooo addicted to this fancy felt.. and it comes in such beautiful colors, not to mention the quality is like no other felt that I have used!

Here are a few hair pins that I made up.. I just love them! I cut my hair short again & I have one in my hair today holding my bangs back.

I also made some rings up with the little scraps. I have a cute felt headband in the works as well.

and my friend Noami brought some cute display pieces for gallery walk. They are adorable! They are for sale too.. here is one that is currently holding my new hair pins.

Today is the last day of Live at Lunch in opera house square & I am having a little back to school vintage sale! $10 off one vintage dress per person & $5. off a vintage skirt per person! I have lots of cute Fall vintage to bring in the shop!

My shop is open 10-5 today!! (& save the date Craft night is August 24th!)

Have a great day! xo!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Soooo it has been over ten years since I have had my eyes checked & purchased my last pair of glasses (whoops!) I have noticed lately that it is getting harder & harder for me to thread a needle.. in my line of work that is a little important! ;)

I have been on pinterest looking for some vintage inspired eye glasses so I can get some new glasses soon!

I seem to be drawn to nerd glasses!

& I love this style as well as the color options...

I really love these.. but cat eye glasses never look good on me!

We will see! Today has been a day of laundry, one sick kiddo & cleaning my house after a busy weekend!

Hope your Monday has been a good one! xo!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to remind you tomorrow night is gallery walk from 6-9pm downtown Oshkosh... there is alot going on!

I am excited to feature super fun jewelry by bailybelle creations.. check yesterdays post to see more of Vanessa's creations!

(Pic.. by bailybelle creations)

and my friend Naomi of gltter workshop will be here for gallery walk with her feather extensions.. come & check it out! One night only 6-9pm!! (the info below is from her craft night!)

and be sure to stop by my friend Mindy's new shop Emma Jeans boutique on Main st. just a few blocks away for their Grand opening celebration during gallery walk tomorrow night!

I will be at the Appleton farmers market in the morning 8-12:30.

Have a great weekend & I hope to see many of you for gallery walk & at the market!! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

gallery walk... featuring bailybelle creations!

I am sooo excited for gallery walk this Saturday (6-9pm)! It is the one night a month where downtown Oshkosh really comes alive!

I am featuring super fun jewelry by a very talented designer Vanessa Hotchkiss of bailybelle creations. Vanessa lives in the Eau Claire area & we instantly hit it off at last summer's craftacular. I am always so inspired by Vanessa. Her jewelry is so unique & she is always ALWAYS coming up with something new!

Vanessa can't be here for gallery walk.. she is also the Mama to two little kiddos.. but I really wanted to feature her so we decided to go ahead & do it anyway. She is sending some very special items to feature that night & the entire month of August.

I already have many of her items for sale at my shop!

I love these sweet rosette earrings..

and adorable clutches.. just the right size for a night out or to have in a larger tote or even a fancy pencil case!

and this beautiful fabric fan necklace...

I looove bows & her bow rings!!

and I think my favorite thing of all.. her chalkboard necklaces! (we have rings too)

she also has some really pretty rosette necklaces. They are truly so pretty & unique! You don't want to miss out on this gallery walk!

annnnd my friend Naomi from glitter workshop will be here doing feather extensions too gallery walk night only!

Be sure to stop by Saturday night & check out all of Vanessa's beautiful creations!!

The shop is open 11-5 today!