Thursday, August 28, 2008

Antiques & I'm an Aunt again!


Yay! Congratulations to my sister in law & her husband on their first baby son, Xavier. He is my 10th nephew or niece. He is so handsome! Here I am holding him for the first time. I had to unwrap him and see his little feet.

Yesterday was such a great day. I started out the day visiting with my mom for her birthday and then I went to the Antique Mall for a stock up on my swap gifts and antique beauties to use in projects for Etsy & Ruby Begonia's creations. Here is how some of the booths are looking.





I love coming to visit this booth b/c she uses these clip art tags





If I could, I would start a collection of vintage hats and headpieces. They are usually so delicate and the texture is really nothing like what they make now.





& Here is what I came home with. More than what I had planned but when it's there you have to grab it b/c you know it won't be there later.
I think one of the biggest finds of the day for me was this bolt of Antique rose lace. The booth owner was arranging her booth and she was the daughter of whose lace this was. She said her mother was a home econoics teacher in the 1960s and she would buy bolts of fabric and lace for her class to use. It is just a ton of lace! I love it!

Here is the rainbow of jewels I bought to use on my Trim tags. Some of them I wouldn't have chosen by themselves but they came in a goodie jar.
These post cards are to make large tags, Greeting Cards and Christmas ornaments.

3 comments:

jenny fowler said...

he is SO beautiful! congrats to the parents. what a blessing. you found some serious treasure today. can't wait to see what you do with it. i wish i had lots of money so i knew for sure that i could buy all the ones that i wanted. oh and those coffee tags are awesome! they smell so good, i keep forgetting to tell you that.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations on your new nephew! This was a beautiful post. I am so envious of that bolt of lace! I just love your trim tags. You do a beautiful job. Have a nice weekend. Twyla

Sherry said...

Congrats to all of you on the birth of Xavier!! I love babies feet and I love holding them and feeling that little butt. I know it sounds weird but that little bump is just so cute!!

You find the prettiest things!! Someday when I get some money I'm going to splurge in your shop!!

Have a great Labor Day!
Sherry