Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The items shown here will arrive in sosovintage soon. The top one is a signed hanky, and the middle is a signed linen tea towel. Can you get over that vivid violet?
This last hanky is unsigned, but I *believe* it is also by Ms. Keefe. All of these items are in excellent shape, and I'm excited to get them listed. Can anyone spare a couple more hours in the day? How about free childcare or maid service? A girl can dream, right?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
#2 Rusty orange with indigo and sky
#3 Ultra-faded paisley slate
#4 Pale blue with teal and mustard
Monday, February 22, 2010
And I created the "one egg wonder basket"! Not only does this appeal to my love of all things little, it also has so many fantastic decorating possibilities and uses. Wouldn't a set of these with tags make an awesome Easter tablesetting? Or as spring wedding placecards/favors? How about using it in your kiddos lunchbox for a hard boiled egg treat? Oh, Martha? Rachel? Country Living? Are you listening?
Sunday, February 21, 2010
A*mazing retro olive and mustard metal
Are you a thermos connoisseur? Do you have any interesting thermos facts to share? Are you humming the thermos song in your head now? Please leave a comment!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Meet my new brood! I've been hard at work creating these little pastel babies, and they will be hopping into my shop this weekend. They're ready to begin the celebration of spring, Easter, new life, and general cuteness. Look at those little faces- you wouldn't believe how long it took me to get their look just so. I wanted a bit of whimsy with sweet simplicity, but I had to go through grouchy, sad, boring, silly, and ugly to get there.
They have little strings for hanging on Easter trees. They come adorably wrapped, so they are also perfect gifts for Easter baskets, mothers-to-be, or your average bunny lover. If you can *gasp* break the herd apart, they can also be slipped individually inside of a card to give the recipient a super surprise. My 4 year old daughter is in love with them, and when I asked her what she thought people would do with them, she matter of factly said, "Play family." So there's that, too.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
And lastly, I found these silver plated Reed & Barton lotus (waterlily) bowls at the Salvation Army. Both still have their original stickers, and they are in fantastically excellent condition. I paid $1.99 each for them. After some research, I've found that resale prices are all over the map- from $25 to $50. In any case, they should bring 5x what I paid which is my minimum personal goal when I "flip" a vintage item.
Do you have a treasure to share today? Please leave a comment!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Introducing the boy's heirloom Easter basket! Ecofriendly, one-of-a-kind, and oh so masculine! Large enough to hold more Easter candy than one child could eat; durable enough to withstand the most competitive egg hunt (and hunter). Classic styling and color to grow smoothly from baby to adult. Look for it in sosorosey soon!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This slate blue flowers and vines roll has a really cool raised stripe texture. It is a partial roll that measures 21" long. Again, without unrolling, I am not sure how many feet are here. My estimate: 20 feet.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The first stop after the snowstorm: the yarn store! I found this gorgeous soft baby blue that is perfect for the job (lapis by Bernat Satin).
~*~ My customer is leaving the design up to me, but she shared that she likes the puff or popcorn stitch. I dug out my stitch books, and came up with this as the design.
I'm about a third of the way finished with this blanket, and I'm loving the change of pace. It's a new yarn to work with, new stitches, a new project- just the cure for cabin fever. Well, OK. Maybe not a cure, but a decent Rx. With 10-20 more inches of snow predicted for the next 24 hours, I'll take any comfort I can get!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Our mailbox and driveway have been dug out thanks to lots of hard work by hubby (and a little extra help from the neighbor's snowblower).
We enjoyed some family fun and games outdoors this morning as we walked the neighborhood streets to survey the situation.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
There's over 2 feet of snow on the ground, and more falling from the sky. We've lost a large pine tree in the back yard, and more are not looking good at all.
The cars are buried, and my husband is working hard to shovel us out. The sheer volume of snow is just incredible!
The cat is NOT pleased. He usually likes to go outside to do his business, but that's not gonna happen anytime soon. He was "forced" to use his litterbox this morning, poor guy. I personally love the snow, but only from the warmth of my home. Sophie is having a ball out there, though. Every once in awhile I hear her yelling "Help, help, I'm stuuuuuuck!" No doubt, she really is. My fingers are crossed that we keep our power, and that the snow stops soon. We have way more than our share!