This, That and the other.


Time for another STARS SALE!  Four full days: Friday, January 18 – Monday, January 21, 2019.  This sale is called their ‘Haggle Sale’.  Many vendors will be on hand to bargain with you on the price.  Everything in both of my booths is HALF OFF during the sale.



I am no longer selling my items at the Pink Door in Aurora, Oregon.


I finally have carpal tunnel surgery for my left hand scheduled for the end of this month, January 29th.  I’ve been ‘stuck in no crafting mode’ for months now because my left hand constantly goes numb, and my hand brace is no longer helping.   Since I need both hands to type, I will probably not be posting much in my blog or on Facebook for a couple of weeks afterward.


I took some additional inventory in for both of my booths this week, in preparation for the sale.  Here’s a peek:

p1370992I found some fabulous Jane Austen post cards, with very witty and surprisingly relevant quotes on them.  I’ve framed several of them (as shown above) for use as unique decorative pieces; and I also have ‘just the post cards’ available for purchase.

Several vintage cherubs have taken up residence in my booth for Valentine’s Day decor.

Both free-standing cherubs and ones that can hang on the wall.

I added some more hand stitched hearts.  Many are not ‘Valentine specific’ and could be used year round.  Coordinated sets of them in everyday colors are packaged and ready to fill your favorite little bowl.

Lots of glass cloches, wire cloches and glass containers make perfect displays for a few little hearts too.

Valentine banners and signs.  The one banner that is tied up in a bundle is 8′ long!!  Too long for me to hang for display in my booth; but perfect size for a party!

Happy shopping and SAVING!!

LOTS of Valentine gifts and decor still available in my space at Stars

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 057I have sold quite a bit of the Valentine stuff, but there is still plenty left!

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 035And, as always, a plentiful selection of vintage Ironstone and other white dishes.

1.23.13 signs Stars 028LOTS of these little vintage English Ironstone dessert plates!

1.23.13 signs Stars 020Soooooooooooooooo pretty white feather angel wings with gold halo.

1.23.13 signs Stars 022Handcrafted LOVE banner.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 004LOTS of  dessert stands.  Full cake size to indicidulal cupcake size.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 006With and without dome tops.  Single and multi layer.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 005Perfect for your next dessert buffet.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 008New batches of the felt  hearts; in pink and brown.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 009Red with word labels.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 010And cute containers to display them in!

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Pink glitter owls with crowns.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 013Neutral tones more for year round display.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 014Yes, it DOES take a long time to sew all those buttons on!  But I love the end result!!

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 015Another batch of darker reds.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 017Love potion and bottles of  Bliss.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 018Big and small.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 019Simple blank note cards.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 033Box of heart shaped and chocolate scented candles!  (no calories!)

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 034Amen to that!

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 037Whites that can be given for Valentine’s Day and displayed year round.

2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 053Neutrals.

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2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 051Pinks and signs for friends.

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Sweet cherubs.

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2.2.13 stars Michael etsy 058Stop on by and ‘shop to your hearts content’!

Back down to ONE booth at Stars . .

One VERY FULL booth!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 009Took me close to five hours to get the last little bit of stuff emptied out of the wall space, and displayed in my big booth.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 010But I could not be happier with how perfectly things ‘sold down’ and how smoothly the transition went.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 020I really only had to take home ONE piece of furniture, that didn’t sell or wouldn’t fit back into the big booth; and that was the red ‘washing machine cabinet’.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 011So I ma pretty proud of myself for how carefully I planned everything out over the course of the 2 month sell down.  Taking some new inventory in for the first several weeks, but also gradually moving as much BIG stuff over to the big booth each week as I could.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 012Taking out the Christmas stuff right after Christmas I think helped too. It really made things look BARE, and emphasized that it would soon be gone!  Gets people motivated to BUY instead of ‘think about it and maybe come back;.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 013Vintage soap dish ( I think!) makes a cute little cupcake stand.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 016Another cupcake stand, this one made from upcycled pieces.  I’m not sure WHAT that cherub to the left of it was originally for.  A candy dish maybe?  I see these cherubs a lot at antique malls, and I even buy them frequently  but I’ve never know what they are!?!?  (would love to know if any of you DO know what they were originally made for!)  They worked perfect to hold a few of my smaller felt hearts.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 017And some little heart shaped gift boxes that I made.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 014Felt hearts left over from last year.  Still meed to make more new ones!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 015Wood bead heart ornaments.

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Laser cut metal ‘love’ signs that I glittered.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 019Valentine crown.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 021Be mine shelf sitter signs.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 023AWESOME vintage cast plaster cherubs. Very French baroque -ish don’t you think?

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 022If these don’t sell I just might have to take them home and put them in my white craft studio!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 024Vintage wall planters that I repainted.  Ran out of wall space to hang things, so these are hung on the side of the hutch at the front of my booth.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 026Silver ‘trophy’; just because EVERYONE deserves to win a trophy once in their life!  Could be a ‘best boyfriend’ trophy for your Valentine?!?

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 025Nice glare from the flash, eh?!?!  Oh well!  the cherub still looks cute!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 027Heart shaped covers on a string of lights.  I really wanted to HANG these, but not sure I have room to!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 028There’s another one of those cherubs in back on the left!  This one I filled the top with clear heart ornaments with little keys attached.  The one in the middle was a candle holder; I put the nest over the candle hole.  Another one on the right (partially hidden by the table leg!) I filled with moss and added a little egg.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 029Better view of the one on the left.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 030And the one on the right that I put the nest in.  This one, I could actually see as having been a VASE, because it IS open clear to the bottom.  Most of them though, just have a ‘small shallow bowl’.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 036Vintage cherub lamp base that I upcycled into a dessert pedestal!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 033Little white doll chair.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 034Trinket box with little bird and nest.

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1.2.13 stars room ribbon 032More of the stitched hearts, in a tray with some finials.

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1.2.13 stars room ribbon 037A new batch of white pedestal birds with crowns.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 038Another altered vintage heart shaped candy box, and vintage repro Valentine cards.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 046Vertical hanging Valentine banner.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 045Decorative ball on metal stand.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 044Giant size vintage sheet music covered 3-D stars for party decorations.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 049New stock of white pitchers and creamers.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 051Adorable vintage little girl portrait!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 055Red glitter “LOVE” crown.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 057PINK glitter owls with CROWNS, of course!

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 058Dream and happiness crowns.

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Paris chic TALL crown, and more small ones.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 064Pug dog salt and pepper shakers, and vintage sliver rim salad plates.  Quite a few more white dishes just re-stocked too.

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Always plenty of white dishes.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 065Vintage oval plates and boats.

1.2.13 stars room ribbon 071Altered journals in concrete planter container.

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 Stars is open seven days a week; 11am – 6pm.    Come on bu for some New Year’s shopping THERAPY!


Never enough frames!  I’m always on the look out for frames.  Here are my recent finds:

These will probably be made into dry erase boards since they still have glass.

Fun cubby shelf. 

Great vintage ones that I can sell ‘as is’.

Won’t these be cute to remake for Valentine’s Day?  Paint them white and glaze them.  Maybe even make the heart part into a chalk board for ‘love notes’.

Nice BIG one.

A casuality!  I dropped this one in the parking lot and it broke in half.  Hopefully I can put it back together.



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