Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Retro (Handmade) Holiday Treasury!

Last night I snagged a Treasury West for Retro Handmade Team featuring members' handmade Holiday items. Check it out - it expires on November 28 (Black Friday) at 7:00am Eastern (NYC) time zone!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Vintage Christmas Inspirations

I'm sure many of you out there have been asked, "Where do you get your ideas?" It's a hard one to answer. Everyone's creative process is so different. For me, seeing certains styles or colors tends to influence my creativity. This year I have decided that I am in love with vintage Christmas decor. I've done a lot of shopping locally at antique shops and have found some great bargains, but the biggest source I have found is right here at home on Etsy! Here are some of the fantastic finds I have come across in recent days there. First, is a fantastic vintage red flocked reindeer from Girl Land. I recently purchased 2 of these only in white and have a craft project in progress that I hope to post on in a few days when it is completed. Next, is a charming Christmas vignette wall hanging from Retro Gal. In the pic, it looks like it is small enough to be an ornament, but it is actually 5 inches by 6 inches. I'm sure you've seen lots of little kitchsy scenes like this one in antique shops. I always see little nativity scenes, but never any quite as cute as this one. Last up, is a fabulous lighted santa and tinsel tree topper from Treasure Hunt Vintage. This is one of the most fantastic specimens of a vintage tree topper I have seen in quite some time! I purchased a similar one without an adorable santa last year and was very dismayed when I learned that it simply would not sit on the top of our tree! So now it is resting in its' vintage box awaiting an idea of how it can be best displayed. So these are some of the things that have been inspiring my line of creativity lately. I'm hoping some of you out there get some inspiration from these things too. If not for creative purposes, maybe you just found the perfect next Christmas decorations that you have to have!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holiday Treasury

One of our members, Kitschdesigns, just snagged a treasury list at Etsy for Retro Handmade Team featuring our members' holiday themed items. Thanks so much, Kitschdesigns!

Check it out! :-)

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Retro Handmade Treasury!

LiDDesignsBoutique snagged a treasury at Etsy for Retro Handmade Team featuring newest members' items. Thank you, Liz! :-)

Please feel free to visit new Retro Handmade treasury - it expires on November 4th at 10:07pm (Eastern Timezone - New York City).

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