Saturday, September 28, 2013

On The Work Table

 
Hi Bloggy Pals :)
I thought I'd start sharing something a little different today. So, probably for a good 15 years now I've had a (mild?) obsession with vintage and antique Christmas decor. 
You've probably noticed I tend to bring vintage Christmas things home with me whenever I can. ;)
Well,  like a trend in decorating or a fad of a collection (Pyrex that's you) this obsession does not waver!
Daily, I haunt websites to study new pieces for sale and to look at how they were made. Nightly, I dream of launching my own little line of ornaments that look like they came straight from your great grandma's attic.
 
 I thought I'd start by just holding little sales on my blog and see what happens. I'll work it just like I've been doing my little "Market Monday's" since they have run so smoothly. And I think I'll have the first sale sometime shortly after Halloween.
So here's a peek at what's on my work table right now. The Santa on the left is from Japan and I found him at the flea market this summer. So he's my inspiration piece!
 
 Mine won't be exact replicas because I can't seem to help adding glitter and glass to pieces that wouldn't have necessarily had it. And I try to incorporate as many vintage materials as I can into everything that I make. That's the most fun for me!
There will be Snowmen, and Candy Containers, Putz Houses, and more!
So anyway, I  just wanted to let you know what I'm up to over here. I'm getting ready for Christmas!  I'll keep you posted about what's on the table in the mean time.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Erica :)
 
P.S   Look what I found at Target tonight! This was the only section they had up so far. I picked up those cinnamon scented pinecones and took a big whiff! lol Not gonna lie...it made me happy!
 
 


30 comments:

  1. Your little Santas look great. I love vintage kitschy Christmas items too :) I can't wait to see your finished projects - glitter on girlfriend :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  2. I cant wait to see what all you come up with! I love the santas you're working on now. my love and obsession for Halloween wont let me think about christmas yet! lol! but I'll get there soon enough! lol
    have a great weekend
    xoxo
    vivian

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  3. Ooooh, I know those Santas are gonna be wicked cute! Keep on creating, can't wait to see all your finished goodies. :) Pam

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  4. I'm excited to see what rolls off your crafting line! I LOVE the Putz house I bought from you last year!

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  5. Can't wait to see more! I'm like you...can't get enough vintage Christmas when Chris or I go to estate sales!

    PS. Did you happen to wander over to the Halloween decor at Target? They have the cutest feltie pumpkins for $3.

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  6. I can't wait to see what holiday prizes your crafty mind conjures up! You can bet I will be adding them to the pieces I bought from you last year. I love knowing the person who made something that I display and love. It makes it so much more special :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Erica

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  7. I love glitter!! I look forward to seeing your creations!!

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  8. I love your Monday markets, as you know. This will be a fun sale as well. Can't wait.

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  9. Oh this is so exciting Erica!!! I'm looking forward to seeing your sweet creations!! and mmm... I love those cinnamon pine cones too! They smell so good! Happy crafting & happy weekend!! xo Holly

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  10. Hi Erica, I can't wait to see what you make! I love your Market Mondays, I stayed late after work so I wouldn't miss out on the last one! :-)
    I'm looking forward to this,
    Dorothy

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  11. It is very hard to pass up vintage Christmas!! Love that you are creating your own!!

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  12. I so love the hunt for vintage Christmas, esp. vintage Santa's. I am so looking forward to seeing what you are creating. mmm cinnamon pine cones do put a smile on your face.
    Hugs
    donna

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  13. I so love the hunt for vintage Christmas, esp. vintage Santa's. I am so looking forward to seeing what you are creating. mmm cinnamon pine cones do put a smile on your face.
    Hugs
    donna

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  14. I so love the hunt for vintage Christmas, esp. vintage Santa's. I am so looking forward to seeing what you are creating. mmm cinnamon pine cones do put a smile on your face.
    Hugs
    donna

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  15. I've been collecting vintage Christmas forever! I think since I first won a cellulose lighted wreath at an auction. I've tried to get most of my things from thrift stores and a few antique malls. Like you my love never varies. It's harder to find vintage Halloween because most things were made to be disposable after the holiday, but my collection is growing year by year. I had the most luck with Halloween blow molds...until recently they were easy to find and very, very inexpensive. My first vintage Halloween piece was a hissing black cat cut out I found in my grandparents' attic.

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  16. OH your little Santas are so darn cute! Love them.

    XO Danielle

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  17. I just used that same Santa in one of my creations. I too, get inspiration from the older stuff and try and recreate it.. Your litlle Santas looks like they are on the right track of cloning!

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  18. I adore the vintage Christmas too! It's hard to let it go! I'm a horder! But, you know that! LOL!
    Looking forward to seeing all your creations!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  19. You are such a smart person, Erica! Everything you make is the sweetest!

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  20. Cinnamon scented pinecones automatically put me in the mood for Christmas!
    Chris =]

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  21. I think what you're doing is such a great idea!! Finding vintage Christmas things like what you have are hard to find in this area so replicas are the next best thing! Looking forward to seeing what you create...I'm sure they are going to be just too cute ;)

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  22. Sign me up! If I had time to be crafty I'd apprentice in your footsteps! I'll have to scout you for "market mondays" because i have a feeling everythign you make will sell really fast!

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  23. Oh Boy! I want one of these Santa's girlfriend! It is good to see you crafting, I so enjoyed the spoolie swap, it seems I like the crafting more than the paper crafting, I just get too much in my head...lol Have a great week sweetie!
    Sandy

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  24. Oh you are a silly little goose and I LOVE it.Your blog is always so fun and inspiring. Life has gotten away from me with little Otto, but he's worth it. Hoping to get back to my crazy normal...ha ha ha. How are you feeling?

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  25. That just sounds like a fabulous adventure for you. I am predicting you will be successful♡♥

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  26. Your vintage look ornaments will be a hit I'm sure! I am your newest follower.

    Judy

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  27. Can't wait to see what's coming either.

    Envious of your collection and now that summer over, just want November to come so they can start putting out the Christmas stuff!

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  28. Sounds fabulous! I love vintage Christmas

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