Tea Time

Wonder what to do with that old teacup and saucer that you found in the back of grandma’s cabinet?

I picked this little cup and saucer up at an antique booth at the flea market and turned it into a pin cushion!

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The next time you see a lonely little cup and saucer at the antique mall for $2, Grab It!    

This little guy will be a birthday gift for my mother in law…assuming I have the courage to let it go.  It’s just so darn cute!!

Happy Crafting!


Back To School….

It’s that time of year already…..

Endless supply lists, the “I must have that shirt or I’ll die” moments, and lest we forget the dreaded alarm clock that is now buried under a mountain of summer dust.

Here are some fun retro back to school ads that I just couldn’t resist sharing!

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How about a healthy pack of smokes to start your school year off right?  YIKES!  Nothing says RAH RAH RAH, like the football captain and his cheerleading gal coughing up a lung at half time.

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I’m sorry….If Jimmy loves congealed meat more than Mary, then Jimmy is going to grow up to be one of those “scholarly” dudes that wears a bright yellow vest and picks up trash on the side of the road with a stick. Honestly Mary, you can do so much better!

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I can only image that these kids got beat up for showing up on the first day of school wearing matching mom jeans.    “Hello world, here’s a song that we’re singin’. Come On, Get Happy!”

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I ALWAYS wear my Peter Pan cap when making PB&J sandwiches, don’t you?  In all seriousness, if the kids came down to find me wearing this getup while making their lunches, they would have me committed….

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Chubbies??!! Really??  Shame on you Lane Bryant.  The idiot that created this confidence boosting tag line is the reason spanks were invented.   You are evil and must be destroyed.

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aaahhhh, Woolworth’s, how I miss thee.   I would have been student of the year sportin’ that Rocket Pencil Case!!!

Happy Back to School!  I hope it’s a great year!!!!

Summer Pink!

What could be better than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot sunny summer day, you ask?

How about serving it up in a heavenly glass of frosted pink and gold trimmed butterflies!

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I doubt the gents in 1970 would be sucking down their gin martini’s in these dainty beauties, but I can certainly imagine the monthly ladies luncheons serving a white wine spritzer or two (or three!).

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For me, lemonade works and I swear it tastes better in this glass!

Pink lemonade would have been more appropriate, but I had the hardest time finding pink lemons at the market today!

Enjoy the day!