Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Which set would you pick???


While we are on the theme of vintage kitchen items and such….If you could have a vintage canister set, brand new, any set you wanted, what would they be????


  Look at the prices……


PicMonkey Collage  5


PicMonkey Collage 1


PicMonkey Collage 2

I own a set of these ( somewhere in the storage room) that I was going to sand and redo….that was about 10 years ago or so…lol


Retro metal?

PicMonkey Collage 3

I actually owned the set in the lower left corner, Pic N Save sold a set of 4 in the 70’s….whole set for $2.95!  I also owned a complete set including the S+P and the Breadbox of the Vintage sign set, like the Flour one in the middle bottom and upper right photo with the Coffee and Tea.  Mine were brand new and not faded, wish I still had them, these go for $$$!


Pic Monkey Tupperware


PicMonkey Collage  6

Who can forget the “Merry Mushrooms” from Sears?  They had at least 50 pieces! :)





I also had a set of Mallard Ducks from Mervyns


….they had at least 20 pieces that matched them also.


I have to say that mine would be tin, I just adore so many of these vintage canisters!


A complete set of these would do nicely….how about you????

Thanks for coming by…..

All photo courtesy of Google.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Those were the days…..


I saw this one Ebay, it is in rough shape, but OMG, what a trip down a vintage lane!

You know how we always see these photos on Pinterest?


and we wonder what they cost originally?  Well, here you go…some ideas….BIG bucks back then! Click on the photo for zooming in.

1930 Sears and Roebucks Catalog

Love the green and cream!

A few more pages, you could buy ANYTHING from this catalog and it was free postage and freight!

$_57 (1)

$_57 (2)


$_57 (3)


Look at the candy for sale on the right hand page…

$_57 (4)


REAL English Blue Willow!  Look at those prices, of course everything is relative, right? 

On another note…

Bailey  late Dec 2013

Bailey is growing fast, I took this photo just about 10 days ago!  She is a little stinker, now weighs a “hefty” 9.6 pounds, and has finally gotten potty trained to a green grass pad system in the house, we will move it out to the patio as soon as I can let her out without her taking off!  lol

She has such a cute personality and is so much fun….I now realize when I asked Maya to send me somebody to love, she would send me a dog to help me.  We take walks every day, there used to be days I wouldn’t leave the house….I mean look at that face!  How could you not love her????

It is warm and sunny down here in Arizona….



…anyone want to come visit????  We are suppose to hit 74 degrees today! :) 

Have a great week next week, I HAVE to get busy on my V-Day swap items…too many choices! :)


Also…for my V-Day swap, after we all get our packages and have taken photos, let’s show them off on Valentines Day on our blogs…OK????



Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 Valentine Swap


Let’s start the fun!

A card and or tag, and a decorated Valentine Candy Box.  Square, round, heart shaped, a Valentine tin…whatever you fancy.  Fill the container with “bits and bobs” for Valentines and Spring that your partner can use for crafting.


OK….Here is the list…

http://paintinpatti.blogspot.com and http://garagesalegal.blogspot.com

http://imagimeris.blogspot.com and http://sweetbeecottage.blogspot.com

http://lifeonthewieneeranch.blogspot.com and http://521lakestreet-sandy.blogspot.com

http://americanhoneyhome.blogspot.com and http://craftingcapriciously.blogspot.com

http://sallyanniemagundy.blogspot.com/ and http://zettasaprons.blogspot.com/

http://cottonpickinfun.blogspot.com/ and http://blogforanewyear.blogspot.com/

http://alittlecreations.blogspot.com/ and http://perfectlyprinted.blogspot.com/

http://myvintagedaydreams.blogspot.com/ and http://virginiaretro.blogspot.com/

http://ladylindateacup.blogspot.com/ and http://lbpsews.blogspot.com/

http://jannolson.blogspot.com/ and http://kittencreates.blogspot.com/

http://www.cottagegalstyle.com and http://willnnabel.blogspot.com/




I am going to leave it up to each participant to go to the blog they are paired with and meet their partners!  And again… get to know them!  If they are someone you have never met, then guess what?  A new friend!  If you have swapped with them before, you have a head start on knowing what they love.:)


If you find you are having a bit of a creative block, check out “Valentines” on Pinterest….if you cannot find inspiration there, you can’t be inspired! lol

If you have any questions please email me….sanjos333@gmail.com. 

I hope everyone has a great time swapping, and remember if you can…use what you have, be creative and be sure to enjoy the process.  :):)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Valentine Days Swap-let’s do it!


PLEASE NOTE:  There are numerous comments that were deleted, I only deleted two and one was by whoever wrote it, PLEASE check and see if your comment is still below if you wish to be in the swap!  Sorry…don’t know what is going on….


I had a few questions so I added some more info below in # 1.
I have had quite a few emails and such about whether I was going to do a swap and I have decided that yes we will!

After having joined and hosted a few of these swaps I do have a set of rules….sorry but they are necessary for the swap to be good for everyone involved.


1. Make a Valentines Day card or tag or both. Also, a decorated candy box with  Valentine and Spring ephemera. Items people use to decorate crafts with, stickers, papers, lace, ric-rac, buttons, anything you think your partner would love, and of course a Valentine treat!  A box that is good for candy, like a Whitman’s Large Sampler Box is plenty large enough! This swap is not about sending the biggest box, but the most thoughtful.

2.  US bloggers only
3. You must have an ACTIVE blog, one that has been posted to at least twice a month in 2013,  if you do not use your blog, it is not active.

4. This is a one on one swap. Really look at your partners blog and ask questions….get to know them a bit better than just looking at photos or posts. This is not like a “secret” exchange so ask away…

5. These need to be in the mail no later than Feb 1st…..otherwise we get too close to the actual holiday.

6.  Use what you have! We all have many wonderful bits and bobs we can part with.  Let’s see where this takes us, I know for me it will be fun to find items in my stash….:)

7.  I will answer any questions you have via email.  sanjos333@gmail.com


8. PLEASE leave a comment on THIS post, with your email address also if you wish to participate in the swap. Bloggers that do not comment on this post, will not be added.  No emails asking to enter the swap please! I am going to pick partners in 7 days. That is January 9th. 
There will be NO more participants allowed to join after that, so please post this to your blogs so we can get a lot of participation!  The more the merrier!
Thanks and lets have fun!!!!!


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