Happy Tuesday … here’s a little collection of vintage cocks I put together for you
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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh or Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
For those of you not in New York this week … sorry! There is nothing quite like New York on St. Patrick’s Day ~ or the entire month of March for that matter!
A little Etsy Treasury Tuesday inspired by the Emerald Isle …
A new little something I am going to try to do for you guys every week, is come up with a fun Etsy Treasury for sharing …
This week we go back in time, in the office … since I love surrounding myself with antique and vintage pieces, and I have been spending so much time in the “office” lately I thought OOOh Vintagey Office Things …
What kind of treasury would you create … I will do it for you if you want, I take requests.
Any lemons around your house? I have a few … a lemon is a spot or a thing that HAS to be there, but has “aesthetic” challenges … so now, do you have any lemons? An outlet in the middle of the wall, thermostat, fuse box, steam riser?
This is my kitchen lemon, a GIANT, white outlet, in the center of the wall over my bar cabinet, and under my beautifully accessorized (if I do say so myself) cookbook shelves …
This is my lemonade …
A fruit crate brought home from a Tuscan Market, yup that’s it! No more eyesore outlet …
Here are a bunch of great ideas for your lemons, and the rest of mine.
Exposed pipe in the living room? I have one in my bathroom … love this solution! Adding porch post to my flea market list.
Source ~ Ethereal Plus What I Love
Giant, ugly, air vents? Kelly at Eclectically Vintage made lemonade by using an Antique crib side rail and ribbons to cover it up. I love outside the box solutions …
Source ~ Eclectically Vintage
These 2 cover ups deal with all that techy crap we have to have in our homes … the router and the wires.
Source ~ Anamu
Source ~ Lushome
Cover that stat! Cute idea & a great tutorial …
Source ~ Frankfully
Or …. we can embrace them and make them as beautiful as their surroundings
Source ~ Refinery29
So many different ways to make lemonade of the lemons our homes can toss our way … thanks to the creative bloggers that share their wonderful ideas!
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For the last few months I have had a complete identity crisis! I have tried desperately to combine all my ventures and failed miserably … and for that I am sorry.
In my failed attempt to merge this blog and my Etsy shoppe I have lost track of my vision … lost my voice. I am not a salesperson, I could not sell a bucket of water to you if your head was on fire … I love doing estate sales, and I am very good at it … but that is because I am good at advertising and marketing. I am not good at asking you to buy stuff … so I will not use this platform to push my Etsy listings anymore, PROMISE!
I will try to get back on track blogging about things that I dig, and things that come naturally to me … like telling people what to do … WINK!
The “soft sell” does not offend though, and becasue of that I have made a new page (look up at the top of the screen see it???) I will post pics of stuff in the shoppe, and update from time to time as my inventory changes, and I start to do some flea markets in the Spring.
ALSO … see over there to the left of the screen … that is the Sfuso featured item of the month … There will be a new featured product every month, I will post a picture of the item on the SbS Facebook page, purchase this item and mention that you saw it through SbS, this blog, Keith or me and I will refund the shipping … sweet right?
Feb 2013 Featured Item
UpCycled Antique Chalk Board Frame in Harvest Orange
This antique frame was repurposed and made into a great looking chalk board, created by NY artist/craftsman Keith Decent and will make a unique edition to any home, kitchen, or dorm room!
“Keith works out of Sixth Borough Studios in Yonkers, NY and specializes in upcycling and restorations with a sense of humor and dramatic flair.”
So … Forward we march together. Thanks for hanging in there while I get it together …
I have surrounded myself with pieces of vintage art work … family pieces, thrifted pieces, photographs, etchings, engravings, watercolors and even post cards … I love the idea that these pieces have lived for so long, spent time with other families, have a history unto themselves.
I look for art of all kinds whenever I am out picking pieces for Sfuso, so lucky to have some great pieces from a Yonkers Estate currently listed.
These two amazing pieces are superbly, detailed, hand colored botanical engravings, made for Sir Joseph Paxton’s “Magazine of Botany” published in London from 1834-1849.
How about these lovelies … Vibrant is an understatement, no? Please meet Ibiscus Iris pumila and Solanum Herbertiana respectively …
and then there are the engravings … Emmanuel College at Cambridge 1842
A View of the Capitol at Washington by William Henry Bartlett (March 26, 1809 – September 13, 1854) , Marked Jordan & Halpin, printed R. Miller …
Finally, my current fave, and obsession du jour … Fruit Crate Art! Look at this Sunsweet California Prunes label … DEVINE!
Thank you for stopping by …
It’s CYBER MONDAY … here is my addition to the world of internet commerce …
sfuso ~ say it like its spelled … it’s a great word, a word that we have been using around the house for years. Obviously an Italian word, direct translation means “bulk”, it’s most often used when referring to wine, or vino sfuso … most rural Italians take a demijohn to the neighborhood vineyard or local wine co-op and fill ‘er up. The translation I embrace is loose stuffs … hence the name of my new Etsy Shoppe … sfuso … Loose Stuffs!
A collection of vintage and antique Loose Stuffs, curated by Me, featuring kitsch, country, rustic, rusty, collectibles and anything else that I dig.
Vintage Painted Tole Ware Tray
Vintage Fruit Crate Label
Joust Arcade Light Box made from Vintage Arcade Marquee
just starting to “populate” the store, on the hunt for more …
Oh yeah and they are beautiful vintage buttons too …
These are Black Ocean Pearl Buttons, this big one in the center is over an inch in diameter …
Black jet … the picture does not do them justice, PROMISE!
The back of this sheet simply says “Very Old & Very Rare”. I would have to add inspirational …
Very old black glass … Like jewels!
and I will share one more sheet … my favorite button of the collection is on this one! Can you guess which one?
In all there are 531 buttons, they are OLD buttons, and in beautiful condition … just a little tease. Want to see the rest?
Along with cleaning and organizing, decluttering and “Greening”, AND Estate Sales … We (ME) are now accepting Consignments!
Have some great stuff, want to get some cash, not interested in online sales (me neither!) let me sell it for you at one of my “Famous” Porch Sales … I have at least 2 SbS sales per year, hoping to do 3 in 2013!
Give me a call, we can spend a day sorting & organizing; and at the end of our time together I will take away your unwanted items either for donation (usually to St. John’s Riverside Hospital) or I will them at my next sale …
Want details? Call me … Next sale in October in Yonkers …
Overnight with friends, making up the sofa bed for the kids … I showed my amazed and now very impressed hostess a trick I learned from Martha a million years ago, I thought everyone knew The Duvet Trick.
Good God she has a way of getting in there, like kudzu … what do you do like Martha?