When my son was home for the holidays, he'd asked me several times what I wanted for my birthday and I was at a loss as to the answer. The best gift ever was having him at home for the holidays & my birthday a few days later, which he was. (He's an MP in the TNARNG, translation: Military Police - Tennessee Army National Guard) That could never be topped.
Well I thought & thought and went through some of my wish lists on several sites. Finally, I settled on a vintage store display child's bust, with the sweetest lil' face ever!! Vintage store fixtures, displays & dress forms are my favorites. I'm an idiot, complete & total idiot over all things cute, girly, froufrou, etc. He obviously, is not. His preference is much more dark & ominous, sorta steampunk. How he has tolerated our rose infested, pink, shabby foofoo, white slipcovered decor for the last 20 years is something of a mystery. I suppose growing up surrounded by girls/women, he's immune to it all at this point. Alas, I digress... After asking me what in the world I was going to do with it, "Why put vintage hats & baby bonnets on it, of course!", I said, he picked out (at my request) a red velvet bonnet from my stash for the cute lil' thing to wear. (The least girly froufrou of the pile of bonnets & little girl hats.lol)
The "babyface" as it's been dubbed, didn't arrive until after his departure, so he hasn't seen it in person yet. He'd likely just roll his eyes & shake his head. Thanks soo much darlin', I love it!! It's too cute & refuses to not be shared any longer.
While browseing some new blogs I'd found the other day, I could not resist entering a giveaway over at Catnip Studios Blog, it was the pink Santa & Reindeer that did it. It's rare that I can resist anything vintage, pink or Christmas, much less the triple threat of all three combined ;) As usual, I had low expectations, LOL, I never win anything, ever. Really. So imagine my shock & awe, lol, when Kathy contacted me that I'd won!! Whoo Hooo!! A few days later I received a huge box of fabulousness. Just in time for Christmas, too :D
Included were oodles of fabulous handmade tags (gorgeous & oh so needed!), a big 'ol rose covered ornament (roses are my fav um, addiction), note cards, the sweetest vintage floral tea towel, and of course the pink Santa!! Please forgive the atrocious & hasty pictures. They truly do not do any justice at all to the lovelies from Kathy at Catnip Studios!! Thanks sooo much for the fabulously awesome goodies, love them all!
Being somewhat technologically challenged, without realizing it, this post is a wee bit late, as it's been in Edit mode for alot longer than it should have been :(
Note to self:Double check whether i've clicked post, as well as save :D
DigitalMisfits/heidig is the winner for Day 10 of the Walking In A Vintage Wonderland Gift Certificate Daily Drawing:) Congratulations & thanks so much for entering!! The drawing is ongoing, with a new Featured Shop of the Day over on the Etsy Vintage Team Blog. Check it out to see who's featured today.
I'm soo excited Haute Country Vintageis the Featured Shop Of The Day on the Etsy Vintage Team's Blog for the "Walking In A Vintage Wonderland" Holiday Promo Blitz!! As posted earlier, every day there is a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to the shop featured that day. Just hop over to the team blog & comment with your fav item from the featured shop, don't forget to include your email addy, for a chance to win!! You have until 9PM EST to enter, daily. Now get on over there & enter. Wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays & a Most Prosperous New Year!!!
have over a 20 year history in retail & fashion. One of my very chic grandmothers wrote a fashion advice column for the NY Times way back when, and gave me an appreciation of well made classic attire. Along with this, my other very chic grandmother gave me a fascination with finding a bargian, at all levels. I've bee shopping in some of the most wonderful places since I can remember. One of my very first memories is of shopping the day after Christmas sales with my Mema. I love finding great deals, and I LOVE passing the savings on to my customers!!!