Home for the Holidaze part 2

Here’s the deal. I’m in a holidaze. I’ve been busting butt over at artgoodies and vintagegoodies HQ. You know those elves that Santa has working for him, yeah, like everyone else he outsourced from the North Pole. So, now I’m down in my studio, waking up in the middle of the night, and then again at 4:30 and 5 am navigating all the wonders of the online world so you can have a nice holiday and get all your goodies on time. As usual, doing all this while attending and throwing holiday parties and trying to spend time with family and friends. While I’m SO thankful for all you lovely customers, I’m ready for a break, you have no idea how much I’m looking forward to the New Year!  
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I snapped up a new vintage music box from Japan a few weeks back. It plays Silent Night, which I pretty much can’t listen to without crying because I can still hear my grandma singing it. I can’t help it, I’m sentimental, and I miss her so.

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I love the weird white round headed reindeer! Plus these weird little blue trees from Japan are amazing. The fruit bottle brush tree makes a nice centerpiece and those 2 silver reindeer are available in my vintage shop! I also added some giant snowflake-esque doilies to this vignette.

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I know, I know, I have the market on colored reindeer cornered, which is why you can buy a yellow one in my vintage shop! Maybe maybe I’ll sell an orange one…nah, maybe next year!


UK Press!

Check out my artgoodies organic cherry tea towel in issue 14, page 106, of Love Patchwork Quilting Magazine out of the UK!  A perfect little feature within this red monochromatic color study, my favorite! Thanks! cherry towel UK love patchwork quilting
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Home for the Holidays: Part 1

And…cue December! In lieu of the color of the month starts the annual home for the holidays blog edition. I tried to mix it up the display a bit this year for you and for myself. I’ve got some new pieces in the collection, shocker I know. I’ll highlight those in another post, for now here’s a display inspired by Country Living’s stack of crates tree in the current issue. As you know, I’m a big fan of the ole stack o crates display method, been using it for years, so naturally it seemed like a great fit for a new holiday display at home. Behold the tower of vintage holiday awesome, close ups to come! And don’t forget I’ve got over 100 pieces of vintage holiday magic for you right here in the vintagegoodies shop and I’ve got more to add! blog giant holiday
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Happy Thanksgiving…and Holiday SALES/shipping info too!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  Another year to be thankful for a lot, that is for sure. I’ll be spending a low key holiday with my parents. I’m so very thankful for their love and support, especially over the last 8 years of running my businesses. As I get older I realize more and more how amazing they are and how lucky I am to have such great parents. Growing up they taught us to be independent and always told us, my brothers and I, that we could do anything we wanted. That has made a big difference in my life allowing me to leap forward towards ideas and dreams, big and small. A sincere thanks mom and dad, you guys are the greatest! I couldn’t do this without you on team artgoodies! Love You! IMG_20141126_153525 Now onto this holiday thang! Tis the season and I’m going to start it out with my BIGGEST SALES EVER! Starting tomorrow you’ll see some major savings in both my artgoodies and vintagegoodies shops! The vintage shop will be on SALE tomorrow starting at 3 through Monday- honestly, I’d start loading your shopping cart right now so you can snap up the goods! And over at my artgoodies shop, starting in just hours, you’ll see all sorts of sales happening EVERY day, tomorrow through Monday as well! You’ll have to check back everyday to see the different Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales I have set up for you! I urge you to support indie businesses this holiday! Not just me of course, but any and all local, independent, handmade, hard working folks out there deserve your support! It’s not the easiest job to have, we work so hard and pour our hearts and souls into living a more meaningful creative life. Remember that MALL is a four letter word, warning-stay away, give gifts with meaning, sentiment, and feel good about supporting a small business, it’s the right thing to do! It’s a WIN WIN! santa I’ll be shipping everyday through December 20th! This is the last day for shipping first class and priority mail packages within the US via the USPS.  REMEMBER, artgoodies and vintagegoodies will ship direct so you can order with confidence! I’ll gladly send gifts straight to your family and friends-wrapped in tissue, tied with a bow, and even include your personalized note! Happy Holidays everyone!    
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Well, it’s hard to believe but the holidays are pretty much here. We are a week away from Thanksgiving which feels just plain nuts! Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the intense shopping season are basically here folks! I’m making some great holiday sets of organic towels and aprons for you! Save save save when you purchase them! Plus you’ll be supporting an independent business so it’s a WIN WIN! Stay tuned for some MEGA deals to kick off the holiday shopping season both at artgoodies AND vintagegoodies starting Black Friday. Trust me you won’t want to miss it!    
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Winter Wonderland…maybe.

*BOOM*   SNOW,WINTER, it has arrived. Home just in time from my super amazing weekend away in Chicago. I can’t say I’m ready for this after last year’s snowpocalypse, though there is a bit of a magical feeling that happens when you feel like you’re in a snow globe.
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The beginning of this storm. Found some snow clouds on the other side of the lake headed straight for home.

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Rooftops and trees covered. I can’t believe how much snow happened last night, and it’s still snowing.

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Down my street this morning. Once again, I give myself an award of awesome for hiring a plow service. Now, to finish cleaning the garage so I can get my car in!

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Said car…about a foot of snow heaped on it this morning. I tried to shove it behind the car so the plow guy would scoop it away but there’s so much of it!

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Color of the Month! Jade.

OOOPS! Sorry to keep you waiting for the color of the month on the blog! I’ve been on  jury duty,plowing through mounds of spreadsheets, photo edits, and company launches, plus working on a little website revamp of my own (coming up) all while trying to prep for the holiday and make the goods. Here ya go, color of the month November 2014-Jade. It’s not often that I stumble upon jadeite in my vintage treasure hunting and when I find it it’s usually not all that budget friendly. But I stumbled upon  a few pieces that didn’t break the bank.
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Fave vintage pieces: jadeite platter, cat planter, jadeite bowl, rotary phone, snowman candy jar box, and awesome little planter in the stand!

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color of the month table setting November 2014. Fave items: fiberglass trays, plaid vintage napkins, melmac tree plates, state glasses,small jadeite tray, and color block tablecloth.

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Once upon a time, 6 months ago, I upgraded my phone to a new fancy one and I’m pretty sure I forgot to let you know you can follow me on Instagram here. The end. And here’s a little tidbit from my Instagram – Happy Halloween.
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color of the month October 2014

I thought it appropriate to make a pink color of the month in honor of breast cancer awareness. So here it is, happy October, I admit, it’s officially fall now, but I still hate the sudden chilly transition and wearing socks! I do hereby announce tea and crock pot season OPEN!

Fave vintage items: pink lid salt shaker, planter, juice glasses, pink melmac sugar, pink prayer toothpick holder, and pink Japan bunny

Fave items: amazing vintage pink and gray acorn tablecloth, fantastic pink speckled melmac, large melmac bowl, and pink melmac cup and plates. As usual, my vintage silverware and napkins.


More NEW product!

Fresh in shop! 3 NEW artgoodies zippered pouch designs! Made with artgoodies exclusive designer fabric only available right here. Use these versatile lined zippies for a pencil case, makeup bag, clutch wallet, etc! They are the perfect size for a variety of uses! Now available here: Cherry, Pinecone, and Maple!
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