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  In the meantime I’ve been crafting away, getting ready for Every Husband’s Nightmare Bazaar; which runs Tuesday, November 15th – Sunday, November 20th; at the Washington count Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.  AND getting my space at Stars all prettied up for Christmas.  Here are the newest pictures of my booth at Stars:

Using my little 4′ black tree again this year.  (one of these days I WILL get around to making Halloween ornaments for this thing!)  Lots of vintage sheet music paper rosette ornaments, and vintage gold glittery things.

OH!  And a vintage music paper chain! (barely visible!)  I put ‘one of each kind’ of handmade ornaments ON the tree; then packaged many of the rest; placing them in containers under and around the tree.  These things can get ‘beat up’ if they are handled too much.  The ones ON the tree ARE for sale, but the intent is for the other ones to be purchased first.  We’ll SEE how that works!  And if all the extra time and effort out into individually packaging them was worth it!

Packages vintage music paper chains for sale.

BIG paper rosette for the tree topper; and a glittery artificial branch behind it.

The big tree topper size rosettes make nice wall decor too.

Some of the packaged ornaments. 



Glitter is calling me right now, so I better get back to work.  Will get the rest of the pics from Stars up soon!

Updated photos from our space at Camas Antiques

Our booth is JAM-PACKED with product; especially lots of sweet little (and VERY inexpensive!)  Christmas gifts!

The ‘Chocolate calendar’ shown above is a great gift!

Handcrafted BIG (6″ across!) snowflake ornaments.  Tie them onto a package or give as a gift.  Lots of ‘sparkly snowball bowl fllers’ too; packaged up with big jingle bells.  Just pour them into a pretty bowl for a quick and simple holiday centerpiece.


Ooo000 ~ la ~LA!  Pretty sparkly gold and black Paris wreath.


CUTE little lighted houses!  Red ‘treat cones’; prettied up with bows and bells and balls ans filled with CANDY!  Use as an ornament after you eat the goodies.


Holiday stationary sets (journal & notecards) Blue and silver snowball bowl fillers  and a gift mug filled with gourmet cocoa packet and chocolate treat.  handcrafted monogram tags; tie them onto packages or tuck them into cards as a little gift.

Stocking stuffers!  Decorated sugar cookie, flavored cocoa packet, snowflake ornament tied up in a decorated cello bag with a ‘warm wishes’ tag.  Perfect ‘little something’ for co-workers.

Little decorated gift boxes filled with a fleece scarf and an ornament tied on.


Handcrafted holiday banners.

Sheet music paper shred; and vintage book pages, hand folded and hand cut paper shred ‘just for fun’ to add to your packaging.

Vintage newsprint magazine shred.

15′ burlap garland.

Stocked up on this FUN pink and brown spotted wrapping paper.

Sweet little white bottle brush trees in jars with snow.


Vintage blown glass ornaments.

Silver glittered mini bottle brush trees.  I decided to ‘package’ these so you won’t have to WEAR the glitter!

Holiday bottle labels.  Great fun for a party!  Put them on your bottles of wine and mixers.

Jar of vintage glass ornaments.

Monogrammed ceramic balls.   Nice little something extra to tuck into a gift basket.

Little signs make great gifts.


Hand stamped, holiday themed tea dyed muslin ribbon.

ADORABLE itty bitty decorated carry out gift boxes!


Handcrafted snowballs centerpiece includes glass bowl.

Vintage suitcases and hat boxes.









I’m still here!!!

Just been crafting Christmas ornaments like a crazy woman for the last week.  And finally made it out to Stars today to put up a Christmas tree in my space. 

For the Stars Holiday Coupon Sale, I am offering 20% off ALL regular priced items.  You can get your coupon here, on my page on the Stars website.  You MUST have the coupon to get the sale price; and the website is the only place to get the coupon.  The coupon is valid until November 30th.



Except for the little white snowball ornaments, all the decoration on the tree are handmade.   I made a 18′ paper chain (vintage sheet music for the paper) to put ON the tree.  And there are smaller 6′ paper chains for sale.  (safely packed in clear cello bags.)






Cutie pattootie itty bitty take out gift boxes are just $1.00~!




Vintage style gold tinsel wreath.

Happy Holidays banners.  One out on display and others still in package.

A ‘little something’ gift bags filled with gourmet cocoa and a wrapped chocolate.

Here are the packaged 6′ paper chains; and hand-folded and hand cut vintage paper shred.

Little birdcages make cute ornaments and great little gifts!

Silver Christmas pumpkin with snowflake sequins!



Some of the furniture pieces that didn’t sell at the show have now made their way to Stars.







Vintage sheet music shred.


Now that’s better!


The primitive Christmas tree is back UPRIGHT, and now TETHERED to the bard door behind it (which is BOLTED to the wall).  This baby isn’t going anywhere now!  So, now I can show you what all the tree is decorated with:

I’ve got these handmade, stuffed fabric stars with little word banners on them tucked in here and there. 

And little red stockings filled with gingerbread and candy canes:

You have to look closely, but I’ve got strands of these handmade, homespun rag garlands draped along the branches:

Thsese big handcrafted wood folk art angels with different designs and in different colors:

Rag ball ornaments handmade from homespun fabric:

Primitive snow dolls:

Giant primitive painted jingle bells and handcrafted holiday sayings ornaments:

I ran out of room to put the big handmade wood ‘believe’ stars on the tree!

You can buy the ornaments directly off the tree, and there are baskets and boxes of extras underneath.

This is the LAST red punched tin tree topper star that I have.  When this one sells I have some blue tin stars for toppers.  (I forgot to bring them to the store!  But I’ll have them next week)

And here are the neighboring trees:

Detail pictures of the rest of the trees and Christmas product to follow!  Stay tuned!  Get a pen and start making your shopping list!




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