Sunday, July 27, 2008
The tarnished cup is close to four inches tall to the top of the pin cushion. It is marked 1881 Rogers on the bottom.
I have a stash of baby shoes and little tea sets, so I must get to work. And I'm still looking for that lace.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I read that quote a few days ago and it made me chuckle. I spent at least 25 minutes today digging through the chaos that is supposed to be my sewing room, looking for a piece of lace. Well, I didn’t find any lace (where do you suppose I put the lace?), but I did find these little baby shoe cuties. I bought them unused and in their original, somewhat dusty and dirty clear cello box, at a garage sale in
These little never-worn shoes were just begging to be pin cushions, and so they are. Funny, I now have no idea what I was going to do with the lace.
Along with the shoe pin cushions, I came across a few tiny tea cup pin cushions and a tarnished silver baby cup turned pin cushion. I will take pictures, I promise!
Enjoy your Sunday,
Marge, the Gran
Friday, July 25, 2008
But at least I have a good start on my projects. Well, some chairs, anyway.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
This vanity with the bench and mirror will be donated to our Trash to Treasure auction. It will be pink and very girly when I am done. Paint job, new upholstery on the bench and something – I don’t know just what yet – to make it very special.
The dew point was 74 earlier this week and is only 42 now. What a beautiful evening! I hope the lack of humidity sticks around for a few days as I have a lot of garage projects. But first, I MUST finish moving. Ugh!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
… isn’t as easy as it sounds. And not fun, either. My shop is looking pretty empty but the storage room is still overflowing. I still have some newly purchased merchandise that I have been saving for the upcoming boutique and barn sales. And I have A LOT of junk that needs to go home with me. Sorting everything for the various events is a chore. First on my schedule is From the Heart Boutique. I pretty much have everything ready to take there.
The next event on my schedule is our annual Women in Business Trash to Treasure Auction and Wine Tasting Event. For that I need to create 5 – 10 super cool trash to treasure items. This will be our 5th auction and it’s more fun every year! Maybe the wine tasting has something to do with that!! Since raising money for breast cancer research is our primary objective, I need to make things that will be good sellers. Sometimes that means foregoing the truly unique (borderline odd) items in favor of the tried and true. We’ll see what I can come up with. Hopefully I’ll have a nice mix of truly unique and highly desirable goodies. The auction is Friday, August 22 with wine and music at 4:30.
If you would like to make something to be auctioned, please do. All donations are welcome! Email me for details on how to donate an item or post a comment. If creating a T2T item is not your thing, you can make a monetary donation if you want. Or just come to the auction, drink a little wine and buy a whole bunch of stuff that the rest of us have made!! However you choose to make your donation, it is all for a deserving cause. And oh so fun!
Here’s the article from our local paper after last year’s auction. And at the end are a few pictures from last year.
I hope you will join us at 4:30 on August 22 on the south lawn of the Victorian Lace Inn, 1512 Whitewater Avenue, St. Charles MN for our 5th annual Trash to Treasure Auction and Wine Tasting Event!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I'm excited to be starting something new, but it just won't seem right to drive downtown and not see my shop there. I wonder how many people will come to the door only to find it locked. If you want any bargains on furniture, better come in today! That cute little antique red folding table left for a new home in Illinois yesterday. And the big black bench left, too. Hurry in!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Next week will be all about vacating the premises on Whitewater Avenue, but after the 15th let the junking begin!! I have projects just begging to be completed for our Women in Business 5th Annual Trash to Treasure Auction in August and for the Junk Bonanza in September. I can't wait to get started!!!
Marge, the Granny