Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Weekend Vintage Finds

Vintage Jewelry is my weakness! I am on the hunt for the perfect Vintage Jewelry box to hold it all in :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vote For Me!

Hi Everyone!!! Please Take a Moment to head on over to the EART BLOG and vote for my Vintage Button Bracelet! Thank you for your time!

This month we had a challenge for the Eclectic Artisans Street Team members! The Challenge was to create something in our medium using the colors Red, White and Blue. Please take a moment to look at each amazing creation and then vote in the upper right corner for the one you think deserves to win! Please vote only once and also take a moment to pop into these shops! Enjoy!

To see an item in more detail, click on the BLUE link, to go to the artist shop, click on the RED link!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Purging Earrings

Vintage 80s Earrings are leaving my stash and hopefully headed to the home of someone funky, fabulous and oh so glamorous!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Making The Most of Your Treasury

Today, I was lucky enough to be featured in 8 treasuries, yes I said that right 8. I love those curators that love my pieces enough to feature them and I enjoy the fans that heart my items and even the ones that buy them too! Treasuries can lead to sales, especially if you help them along! I once wrote a feature about making the most of your treasury feature and it was a hit. I proved that in following simple steps in promoting the work that others are also promoting, it can and most likely will lead to a sale. With 8 treasuries, this will prove to be a bit difficult today, but there are ways to make it work! Be sure to help others promote that treasury that you are in. Make that link spread like wild fire. Write a blog post, tweet it, facebook it, flickr the screen shot etc (do as many of those as you can). Then go back and comment on the treasury iteself. Thank the curator for featuring you, offer a special to those that buy from you that found you there AND leave a link to where you yourself featured the treasury. Make sure all links can trace back to you in some way. I am a bit late on this promotion, so hopefully I can prove a point and I will update what happens tomorrow.

Treasuries I am Featured In:

Please take a moment to click and comment!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Garage Sales!

Today I stopped at a tag sale and found a box of dolls. I got a great deal on them, only to come home and find many of them dismembered! My daughter and I sorted through the tub and she took out the ones she wanted and I found one that I had even played with as a child! Sorting was nostalgic and fun! I even had some stories to share with her. As we got to the bottom of the tub (over an hour later as this tub was overflowing to the max!) we noticed we had a lot of parts that just didn't match up. So what does one crafty chica do when Life gives her a box of parts?????

Make earrings of course!!!! My daughter was a bit mortified at first, but then when she saw them on, she asked if I could just make her a hand pair since the arms were too long! hahaha!! Has she learned the art of:
If you can't understand your mom, join her???

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Few of My Favorites.....

Just wanted to share some of my favorites with you!! I'm in love with color and vintage and fun stuff!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Love of Vintage Buttons....

I LOVE vintage buttons! They seem to want to share a story of the times and things they have seen. I love how buttons did so much more than just cinched clothing. They were intricate, they were made of wonderful materials and different shapes. A plain sweater was made so much more elegant with a rhinestone button or a celluloid one. My collection has gotten so big, that I had to begin sharing these buttons in a way that did them justice. I started making jewelry that got so many compliments that I started selling them. I was excited to find the above sill glove box and vintage buttons at an estate sale this past weekend and I fell in love.

What do you enjoy collecting?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Pieces!

Check out http://www.MichellesCharmWorld.Com for all your funky goodies! I just added these new things to the shop and 3 of them are already sold!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Estate Sale Haul 3.50 Spent!

Have a Fabulous Weekend!!!

Here is my Estate Sale Haul from yesterday! It was AWESOME! Just pop on over to Flickr to see my notes on everything!

On the way home from running errands today, we spotted a moving sale sign. It was about 15 minutes through a winding forest filled path until we got to the GREATEST 70s style house EVER! I was in love!! 87 year old mom was headed to a nursing home, so all her stuff (including this fantastic home) was for sale :( It made me sad as we stepped into this house that was so loved. The sale closed early as they were open really early, so the stuff was pretty much picked over. I still found some amazing goodies!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Busy Bee....

I've been a busy bee lately and figured I would share what all I have been up to! I started out with planning our family menu for the week on Sunday. If you have any questions, just ask!
What I need:
Menu page (holds 3 weeks of menus and grocery lists
Pages of Recipes
Family Planner

I start with my Page printed out from PhotoScape.
I break this page up into 3 weeks worth of BLD (breakfast, LUNCH, Dinner)

I use the bottom of that menu page to write the groceries needed and break that up into 3 sections (1 column for each week).

I keep a file folder stuffed with magazine and newspaper and internet clippings of recipes we like, want to try etc. This is full of snacks, meals, drinks and anything else that looks yummy to us. This keeps me from having stacks of magazines everywhere. I just keep pages and that's that!
I plan our meals so that no one day is too calorie or carb heavy:
Sandwiches for lunch, means that we will have a light dinner.
Full breakfast usually means salad or soup or something equally fresh for lunch.

We try to eat meat for dinner only 3 or 4 times a week.

If we end up going out to dinner, I usually tuck that meal away for another week and follow through as normal, UNLESS I have already pre-prepped for it the night before.

I ALWAYS use a pencil in case I want to change things up and I always have our day planner at the ready, to compare days I need to have lunch on the go or breakfast has to be light or we won't be in at all.

I made up a new Twitter Backround for my page, since all of the items on my old page were long sold out!
I made an EART TEAM treasury about SUMMER! Check out the Treasury. Please remember to Click on Each item and leave us a comment about the treasury! Thanks so much!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flea Market Finds!

As you all know by now, I'm a sucker for a junk shoppe, yard sale and thrift store! When we saw that there was a flea market being put up near by we headed over. All in all, I was not thrilled with what some people were trying to sell. So much garbage, torn and broken stuff, not to mention all the dollar store items. Let me say it first, I HATE no I DETEST when people think they can buy stuff from The Dollar Tree in bulk and set up at flea markets and the like. These are NOT items that belong here. I cannot stand that the venues holding these events are so in need of the 15.00 that they accept the booth fee and disregard their own rules for a: Vintage Flea Market. If the people lied on their application, then they should be made to leave no matter how long it took them to set up their boxes of crap. (can you tell this is a huge pet peeve of mine???)

We biked to a flea market today and these are my goodies I came away with! 4.00 spent!
Heart Shaped Glasses in bold red that will be perfect for some of my plain outfits that need a little pick-me-up. They are HUGE!

Black and White 80s earrings (Acrylic) they are chunky and sooo funky! These will be in the shop soon....if I don't keep them for my personal collection!!!

These fabulous gnomes were cupcake toppers, but I took off the bottoms and they are on their way to being an awesome charm bracelet!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Parenting Tip!

I am in the process of putting together a compilation of tips and recipes for parents of preschoolers. It will have easy and fun ways with food and other things. Here is one I shared recently on Facebook, Twitter, The Eart Team Blog and several other sites.
The book will hopefully be available in my ETSY shop in time for Holiday giving!

Save all the socks that are too dingy after the wash in a gallon sized ziplock bag in your laundry room. As the bag fills dump it and pair them up and move this bag to your car. Now you have socks when the kids go to those play places that require them. After they play, toss the nasty little buggers in the trash and you don't bring home all those germs or dirty good socks!
Have You Added Me Yet?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Containers!

New Containers!
Originally uploaded by MichellesCharmWorld
I love supplies, I love storage containers! These are my latest pick ups and I'm in LOVE! The metal tins were picked up at an estate sale and I LOVE their vintage feel! They are metal, but the caps are plastic with raised animals on their lids. Can you believe these nesting vintage tins were .25 for ALL THREE?!?!?! I almost died!!!

The Donut containers were on sale at Joannes for .97! I fell in love as soon as I saw them!

Share any of your latest deals please!!!
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