vintage love


Let me start this post with the disclaimer that I should be doing one hundred different things other than playing with my vintage goodies.

In the midst of getting ready for Christmas my hubby and I decided to transfer my craft studio into the sun room and his music room into my old space.  I have been itching to do this for a while, I just didn't plan on his motivation taking place in the middle of December.

If your honey is anything like mine, when the inspiration strikes you happily go along.

It has been so much fun rediscovering little bits of vintage goodness that I'd forgotten I had and I couldn't resist putting a little tin together for a friend.   

I just love how it turned out and almost hated to give it away...

What about you...are you sticking to task or have you decided to play a little Christmas hooky, too?

Happy Saturday, Patty


  1. Oh, that turned out so pretty! I'm playing Christmas hooky right now...I really should avoid the computer :)

  2. your tin is beautiful! I am playing 'hooky' planning grandbaby's first party at my home... !

  3. I'm reading blogs - :( but it makes me so happy!! xo

  4. Sweet! Yes, inspiration hit us too and I had the carpet cleaned...LOL!!!
    Had to move all the furniture and wait 9 hours for it to dry...what was I thinking!?!?!?

  5. i understand the hubby issue ...because my hubby is the same way. so when he wants to clean or get something done, shopping, or even traveling... we get to it. because i know we will never do it otherwise. what fun to get a new space for your crafting. always enjoy your moments of doing what you wish. it makes life such fun. (:

  6. yep, I should be wrapping presents instead of waiting till the last mintue!

  7. What fun Patty! I wish I could say I was playing too, but I have been out shopping ALL day. I am sitting here now with feet up, enjoying a cup of coffee and a little peeking into my blogs. We have a Christmas Party tonight, and I wish we could just sit by the fire and relax.
    Happy sewing in your new space!

  8. If you are giving the cute tin away, then you didn't get distracted. It just took a while to find all your supplies! It's always amazing how many new ideas I come up with whenever I move my stuff fron one room to another, which I have done a few times.

    I've been busy all month and it doesn't look like I'll get a break this week. I almost can't wait until the day after Christmas when things will slow down a bit!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  9. That's so cute, I would hate to give it up too!

  10. Patty
    I've been keeping my nose to the grindstone! I think I need a break too.
    I love, love, love your tin. I especially love what it says. May I ask where you got the graphics for it? And those miniture roses are sweet too. It is fun to rediscover projects you've for gotten you made.
    Have a lovely Sunday-Kimberly

  11. My hubby is the same :) Playing in your studio is probably a good diversion from the busyness of this time of year anyway.
    Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

  12. I played today. I checked some blogs, met with friends,and avoided shopping for a few gifts. I want to do the latter, I just thought I'd stay out of the way on this busy Saturday! :)

  13. Hi Patty,thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. I am now a follower here too. I am a craft person too and really like your vintage goodies. I have just bought a tin like this one for $2 from our Cheap as Chips shop,so you have given me an idea. I think when it's decorated I may fill it with homemade biscuits. I too am getting a little disstracted from the hype of decorating. xx Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. jeanetteann

  14. Yep!!!! everything but........must get back to christmasing this week
    Lots of love Karen x

  15. Hey sweet lady! :)
    You are EXACTLY strike while the iron is hot when your hubby gets motivated to work!! lol
    I adore your little're so talented. :)
    I too am not doing what I am supposed to be doing! I REALLY need to be up doing laundry and cleaning our bedroom where we've been wrapping presents, but I'm sitting here reading your blog. (which, by the way, is MUCH more fun! lol)
    Hope you have a VERY Merry CHRISTmas my sweet friend!
    Love ya

  16. LOVE it...that velvet ribbon is awesome!!!!
    and yes....when the mood it!!!

  17. Your vintage craft supplies look very pretty. You're lucky to have your own craft room! I have to use the kitchen table. ha! I wish I had time to play Christmas hooky. I've still got some things to take care of and then I MIGHT be able to.

  18. That is really when the inspiration hits...go with it and look what happened when you did? I am glad you shared what you created when you played hooky

  19. What a pretty creation you made! I like when you play hooky. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. The person receiving that tin is so fortunate!

  20. Beautiful vintage stuff!!

    I'm just visiting to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

    Hope it's the best!

  21. Hello fellow Seinfeld fan! LOL! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I love your sense of style and that linen? flower is absolutely fabulous!


  22. Oh how beautiful! What a wonderful job! It is so fun to rearrange and find things. I need to clean out my sewing room. I know I have things and I can't find them! A task for the new year. Blessings!

  23. This vintage tin is so pretty! It's very easy to be distracted, isn't it...especially when there are lovely blogs - like this one - out there to be read!!
    Helen x


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