Wednesday, December 28, 2011


This is one of my favorite things. I look forward to each new day so I can open an envelope and hang a treasure on the board. I first saw a variation of this several years ago in a magazine. I made 6-8 that year for my bazaar and for family. Each one unique. I want to make more. Some have been 12 day countdowns and they are just as cute. This has become one of my special holiday traditions. Merry Christmas to me every morning for 24 days!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


I haven't made anything using glitter since grade school. I did buy something last christmas similar to these. I love old postcards. I whipped up these cute glittered cards last night. I think I could do more for future sales.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Funnel Fun

Last year around holiday time I saw some really different trees in a couple of magazines. They were made out of funnels. I thought they were pretty cute so I started my quest to find some. A lot harder than you'd think and a little on the spendy side ($3-$6). I didn't find any as big as I wanted either. Who knew they were so rare...either that or everyone saw they same magazines and were on the lookout too.

Here are my completed trees and they fit right in with my other kitchen decor. Feel free to use this idea and happy hunting.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


I went to some of my favorite stores to see what's new in the crafting world. I wanted some inspiration. Hobby Lobby, Craft Warehouse, Michaels, even Target, Shopko and Fred Meyer have nice holiday items and displays. I really like the lighted branches that are at all the craft stores now. I need some for next year so I will have to watch for them to be on sale. Here they are used in a floral display in this glass vase. Very elegant looking.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Crafting

After a great thanksgiving day dinner we girls sat around the table and did a few crafts.

Sandra brought a couple projects and I shared this one.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Something Special

Our bazaar was a lot of fun. We have such great customers. Setting up the displays is my favorite part. I've been thinking about what we can do different next year already.

We try to make some crafts to mix in with the antiques. Sandra made these burlap and lace pretties.

Things for your holiday baking or gifts from the kitchen.

Items to set a pretty Thanksgiving table.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another Sneak Peak

Temperatures have dropped, snow has fallen but we're still working away and prepping for Saturday's show! 
We're excited to officially ring in the winter holidays with this annual event. Hope you'll drop by the booth and say hi! 

Don't forget~

Saturday, November 19th 
Riveria School 
2609 2nd Street, La Grande

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My "Craft" Room

Here's how my earlier project turned out. It is in the room all filled up. This room is small but very welcoming and fun to be in. I've already been busy in here. The computer is also in this room so I am in here a lot. I love my space.

I'm always buying dressers. In fact we just brought one back from the coast. We bought our Dodge Journey so we would have room to haul dressers. We managed to SQUEEZE one in our Neon backseat on a previous trip so that was the requirement for a new had to be able to hold a dresser. Anyway this old one is in my craft room. I wanted storage other that totes and boxes. I have this one and another one in the closet. Then there is a third one in the closet of the spare bedroom for all my scrapbooking things.

This is my steamer trunk. I found it at a yard sale in La Grande a couple summers ago. I was hoping to make it fit somewhere and in order to do that it ended up on it's side. It makes for a great platform to hold other pretty things.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Something Special

We've been hard at work getting ready for the Something Special Bazaar coming to La Grande on Saturday, November 19th. 

We don't want to give it all away.... but check out a small sample of what you'll find at the Sister Shic booth! Be sure to stop by and say hi! 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Talkin' Turkey

Sandra has a collection of turkeys. I started keeping my eye out for them at shows and sales and all of a sudden I have several myself! They are fun to find and are great decorations for November.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Classy Cart

Sister Sandra whipped up this cart for me to take to the antique show this weedend. We see all kinds of fancy ones at every show we go to. She found the frame awhile ago and made the burlap and linen liner. Everything she thinks of to do with burlap is cute. Lucky me.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Barn

I dropped in on this show last Saturday. It was set up so well. The displays were nice. The small space is well used. I missed the donuts because at 9:00 when it opened I saw the crowd and thought I would go a little later. Next time I'll join the crowd. The Barn is going to open for another weekend on Nov. 5 so if you missed this time you have another chance. Sister Shic has items there. Try to make it!

Friday, October 21, 2011


What do you collect? I have several items I look for and pick up whenever I am at an antique or junking show. I have metal cookie cutters, jello molds, tart tins, flower frogs, vintage postcards, buttons, crochet pot holders and these spools. I always think I have enough until I see one I don't have. It's like a treasure hunt at a big show. Round and round until you've seen it all. Gareld wonders how I can spend 9 hours looking at antiques and go back for a second day!
Easy peasy!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Craft Room

I have started to move into my craft room. I want it to be a relaxing, inviting room. I am trying to create storage that would be pleasing to look at. I painted this dresser and bookshelf and stacked them. I will post a picture when I get it loaded up. I am anxious to get crafting.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We heard about this show in Stanfield with only a couple weeks to prepare and we went for it anyway. These girls hosted a really nice weekend. We have our foot in the door of the "vintage junking" business. We hope to take this far and have our own show here some day.

Our first venture out to a show was a huge success. It was great!

Oh my goodness, these fountain pumps were the hit of the show on Saturday.

Isn't this lamp shabby chic cute! Sandra made it and so many people loved it but no one splurged and bought it at this sale. Didn't want it to go to cheap so it can be admired at another show.

Here's another crafty creation from Sandra.