Friday, December 31, 2010

Here Comes 2011!

The New Year's Eve Ball

As we watch the ball drop tonight in New York City I will toast to what has been a fantastic 2010 and another toast to what is to come in 2011.  After nearly 5 years of selling on Ebay as Daisy Patch Kids I opened up a second business called Vintage No. 35 on Etsy.  The new business will eventually take over Daisy Patch Kids on Ebay.  Vintage No. 35 will continue to expand on Ebay and on the Etsy marketplace.  I am looking forward to showing you new vintage picks as well as expanding Vintage No. 35's products in 2011.

Happy New Year mofit

I want to thank all of my friends, family and customers who helped support me over the years and encouraged me to start Vintage No. 35.  Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ready For Better Pictures

Mr. H surprised me with a wonderful Christmas gift.  I am so excited to start taking pictures with my new Nikon D3100 Digital Camera. 
D3100 25472

I have just learned the basics of running this bad boy but look forward to developing my photography skills.  I am excited to capture those special moments of my kiddos as well as bring my blog followers and customers great pictures of jewelry and vintage items in 2011.

D3100 Digital SLR Camera, COOLPIX P7000, D7000 Digital SLR Camera from Nikon

Tell me what you like about your camera.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Statement Necklaces

~via Des Moines Register~

Recently, The Des Moines Register featured an article called "Statement Necklaces".  I just love this look!  I look forward to getting back to making jewelry after the Holidays.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Favorite Classic Christmas Movies

We all have our favorite classic Christmas movies and I wanted to share my favorites with you.

Half Santa biography, half modern day tale. When one of Santa's elves goes rogue and joins up with an evil toy manufacturer, the big guy must come to his rescue.Chevy Chase is the perfect antidote to too much holiday schmaltz. Watch him bungle around for an hour and 37 minutes and you can sit through three viewings of "It's a Wonderful Life."True to the book with great performances, this is the best telling of Charles Dickens' classic tale.Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" is the definition of the holiday season. And this happy, colorful 1950s musical is the perfect medicine for a holiday season filled with worries and fears.Thank goodness for stop motion animation, because Rudolph wouldn't be nearly as charming in cartoon form. Somehow the jerky movements and static sets make Hermey the misfit elft, Yukon Conelius the prospector and the Bumble seem timeless.<br>
And the songs will get stuck in your head (you're humming “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” right now, aren't you?)The uplifting story of a little girl who's cynical about life and the department store Santa who teaches her to believe in magic. Favorite scene: Natalie Wood learning to be a monkey.Oh, George Bailey! Our hearts break for him every year as we watch him do the right thing and only to be knocked down again and again. If you don't cry at the end -- when George is surrounded by all the lives he changed -- then you might need to take up residence with the Grinch."You'll shoot your eye out!"<br>
If you don't know that phrase, or any of the countless other gems in this off-beat holiday movie, then get thee to the video store now. Ralphie's Christmas quest for a Red Rider BB Gun will make you laugh until your funny bone is sore.

It's every kid's dream: Dad could be Santa Claus. All he has to do is push the other Santa off his roof. That perfect mix of whimsy and mature laughs made this Tim Allen comedy an annual favorite. Who can forget Allen desperately trying to lose weight and shave his fast-growing beard?<br>
The sequels you ask? We don't speak of them. Ever.

What are your favorites?

A Must Go To

If you are down in the Kansas City area over the weekend you must go to Curious Sofa.  They are closing their store and have fantastic items for sale.  I wish I was closer to shop.  Check out her blog to view some of the  items they have for sale.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Showcasing Those Old Photographs

Do you have an extra tree that you still need to decorate before your family comes?  Get out those old Christmas photographs and display them on a tree. 

Holiday scrap booking paper and Christmas embellishments were used to showcase each photo. 

  My kids and I love seeing old photos of my parents.  The photographs do not necessarily have to be vintage.  So open those scrapbooks and use photographs of the kids on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning opening presents or your kids playing in the snow.  Enjoy those treasured memories and everyone will get a kick out of them as well.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just A Little Plaid

Plaid items just say "cabin" and "cozy".  I love a little plaid displayed during the winter months.  I may not have a cabin but I feel like I do when I display something plaid.
Red/black Check Lumberman Blanket Collection

Tell me how you display your plaid items.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Great Ideas From Mom

I had to share a few ideas that my mom came up with at her home.  She uses this old ladder to hang blankets and her favorite December magazine issues.  During the rest of the year she hangs only her magazines on each rung.

She found a way to display her vintage doilies.  They show up great in the window.  Looks great mom!

Holiday Vintage Dresses

Michelle Obama Makes History in Vintage Norman Norelli

What’s old is new again for even the First Lady, who had another groundbreaking moment in fashion history last weekend, dazzling in one-of-a-kind vintage number by the late designer Norman Norell.

I wanted to show you a few vintage Holiday dresses that you could even wear today.  They all have such a classic style that would allow you to wear from year to year.