Friday, January 28, 2011

My First Vintage Piece!

I have been absolutely filled with envy lately at all the cute scraprooms I have been seeing done up with vintage pieces. Milk glass, hobnail glass, cute little cakestands, mini tart tins, repurposed vintage furniture pieces, all of it! My scrap space currently occupies about half-ish of our 3rd bedroom. One wall is all built-in bookshelves which house all our reading books and nonfiction books for homeschool. And it's a small room, so space is really at a premium. I make it work, but it's crowded and not very "pretty", if you know what I mean.

Well, lately dh and I have been discussing moving my scrap space out to the "man cave" in the garage. The previous owners of our house collected movie posters, so they built a room into the garage in which to store them. Dh doesn't use it as a man cave really because all his gaming systems and whatnot are inside the house (because the better TVs are in here, LOL!) So right now it just gets used to house family when they come to visit. (Aren't we so nice to put them out in the garage? ;) ) And my mom and stepdad will be staying out there while they are in the process of moving here in the very near future. My mom is here this week trying to scout out both jobs and houses.

Anyhoo, to make a long story longer, once my mom and stepdad get moved into their own place, I will be getting the man cave for my very own! We're going to have to do a little remodeling on it before it will be ready for me. Most likely some better lighting and possibly putting in a window. Also some carpeting and pretty paint on the walls.

My mom and I were out shopping this week, just here in town, and went into this great shop that I have been wanting to visit for ages! It's amazing! All sorts of awesome home decor items as well as jewelry and hair accessories. And mixed in with new pieces are vintage pieces on consignment! Everywhere we turned there some adorable thing that we wanted to buy! What I fell most in love with were all the vintage glass candy dishes and bowls.

So I bought myself one!

And now it holds *most* of my buttons! (I still need a couple more dishes to hold my metal buttons and my shaped buttons. Darn it! ;) ) I'm hooked now. I know I'm going to be going back to Grandiflora again and again to find more pieces for my new scrap room. My mom has also told me that she has some dishes that belonged to my great-grandmother that I can have, too! Yippee!


  1. That is such a fun piece! I love old, vintage stuff and the store sounds great! Congrats on your new space! :)

  2. just a reminder-they have all of those kinds of dishes and cute teacups at your local Goodwill/thrift shops for less than $4...they even have TONS of vintage glassware and bowls and trims too...I score all the time !