“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Monday, January 24, 2011

I Had One Before Anthropologie!

Earlier this month I went to http://www.anthropologie.com/ to look around for some inspiration and this little wise guy was looking at me I did a double take and oh yeah thats my owl! Well sort of, its like the one I have.

this photo from the anthropologie catalog
And this is mine, an Owl cookie jar from the Shawnee Pottery from the 40's and 50's a company from Zanesville, Ohio. the company closed in 1961 so someone somewhere got the mold or recreated it!

Theirs looks more green were mine is gray.

They even made salt and pepper shakers and these can be found in a lot of antique shops.

I collect Shawnee Pottery and have several cookie jars, pitchers, tea pots, vases, planters, and salt & pepper shakers.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Vintage Me - 50 Years Ago

I have to share this pic my sister posted on facebook of me and my 2 cousins! I am on the right hugging my teddy bear! Which I still have along with the baby carriage that is behind me and the dress I am wearing. Some of the glass balls on the tree are in my collection too.
Other things in the photo I treasure is the memories I have when I see cedar trees and how my grandpa would go down to the meadow to cut one down, sometimes riding a horse down to get one! Love that wallpaper and do you see my grandpas tie hanging on the cat rack beside the door! and the great fabric that covered the furniture in those days!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Old Winter Scaves Into Bows

I seen this in an antique mall in Lancaster PA several years ago and I made some and thought I would share. I wanted to do more photos of how to do this but it is so easy. Find an used winter scarf of your liking and cut it in half lengthwise. Make 2 bunny ears, cross one ear over the other and back thru the crossover hole. Tighten the knot and adjusting the size of the bow. It is so simple but I sometimes can't explain it to well, if you don't understand let me know and I will give a better explanation with photos.
I like the wones that are wool-like, You can then hot glue or wire it to your project.

Even though Christmas is over you can still add these to warm your home! Maybe that Chirstmas wreath could use a new look for the winter, so take off the Christmas bow and add one of these.

One of my Old Coat Bears has a matching scarf with a button from the coat added to it.

He likes his plain white bow too!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

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