Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wonderful finds...

Hello sweet friends,
I'm so excited by some of my finds today that I couldn't wait to share them with you!

Isn't this suitcase amazing! It's made of cardboard and paper; I'm guessing it is from the 1920's or 30's. It has a lovely age to it and must have stories to tell. I can't wait to store some of my crafts in it!

In addition to the suitcase, I found some great old photos, a flour sack (new/reproduction) and some great keys.

But best of all...I found a catalog from the 40's. So awesome!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Some pictures from Wicked Tea

Thankfully others remembered to take pictures!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Wicked Tea

Spent Saturday having a wickedly good time at A Wicked Tea. This wonderful craft event was sponsored by The Paper Cowgirl. Ann-Denise and Cindy Mayfield worked so hard, as did their families and other cowgirls, to make this an amazing day. I'm kicking myself for not taking pictures as I walked in but I was so in awe I didn't even think of it.

Imagine a sweet pink cottage nestled in a quiet town full of homes with gingerbread trim and decorated for Halloween. When I walked into this adorable cottage I entered a sweet room, perhaps a former porch, dripping with crepe paper and beautiful items for sale from one of our lovely teachers,Lesley Venable. As I entered through to the next room I was in awe. On my right was a beautiful table of crepes, fruit salad and coffee. All around the room was spooky decor. But not spooky like our kids would enjoy. No Freddy or Michael here. No this was a sophisticated, shabby chic, vintage type of halloween decor. Crepe paper, aged mirrors, jars full of witch ingredients (candies) and so much loveliness. Each room was equally over the top and amazing.

There were 20 students and the teachers. We were each assigned seats and from the moment we sat down, we were spoiled. So many bags of gifts filled with the most amazing craft supplies. Throughout the day as each of our teachers came in to educated on techniques and projects were given our supplies in a way that felt like more gifts. It was an amazing day of being pampered. Cindy Mayfield visited and spent time with each person, making us feel special and appreciated. Ann-Denise prepared amazing food that had all of us licking our fingers and secretely wanting seconds!

At my table were 3 of the most wonderful women - I couldn't have asked for a better group of ladies to spend a day with. To my left was Ms. Cami. Dressed in a black witches hat that was amazing. We were each challenged to make a Halloween inspired name badge - she took it to a whole other level by using a wonderfully embellished hat as hers. Across from me was Ms. Jan. Jan was the neat one of our table. Her part of the table was orderly and controlled. The rest of us...well, not so much!! To my right was Ms. Grace. Grace may now be my favorite Yankee. She was visiting from NYC and made a badge that could compete with the biggest of mums from any Texas homecoming. I think she's Southern at heart.

The 4 of us bonded over the day, laughing to the point of snorting and making a mark as being the loudest table. We were a little bit sassy, a little sweet and at times a little mischevious! Cami's laughter rang out constantly, Grace couldn't stop singing "winner, winner, chicken dinner" and Jan had us roaring with her hilarious stories. She's "such a sweet little thing".

Shortly I'll post pictures of what I created and of the event. I can't wait till the next one!

Best wishes and high hopes to everyone!
Jennie and the Pretty Pekes