Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thrift Thursday & Work in the Studio

Thrift Thursday! Here's what I picked up at the flea market last weekend:

This amazing picnic basket for $ just needs a little sprucing up. I'll probably add some cushioned lining and then a new handle and it'll be ready for some lovely lunches at the park. (Isn't the clasp great?)

Some buttons-- a little on the expensive side: $1 per jar.

New items for the shop! Get excited!

I was also able to get a ton of work done in the studio yesterday. I had a photoshoot this morning and was sprucing up the pictures earlier today. Hopefully I'll begin to list these in the shop either later today or tomorrow.

Look who popped in to take a little nap while I was hard at work. She was so lazy, she couldn't even lift her head to pose for the picture.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Super Simple Egg Salad

I have a thing for salads. Not the leafy, healthy, green kind of salads. No, I'm talking egg salad, potatoe salad, bean salad. Those kinds of salads where it's a big yummy mixture. The other day I made an egg salad for lunch from a recipe that I love. I found this particular recipe on If you haven't checked that site out before, definitely pop on over and do some exploring. I've found some pretty amazing lunch/dinner ideas just from browsing around. The name of this recipe is Jen's Heavenly Egg Salad- and let me tell you- it really is heavenly. SO creamy and super simple. If you're looking for a quick yummy lunch sandwich and you loove salads(you know what kind I'm talking about!)--try this out.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Spring and by Summer Fall

Gorgeous, no?

I took this picture a few months ago--it was spring and they had just bloomed.
But now they are no where to be seen.
Tomorrow I'm taking a trip to the Nashville flea market. LOVE! I'll take some pics and show you what I scored when I get back. I also might stop by the Antique Mall. I've never been, but it's right near the flea market and I've read it's pretty neat. Might as well save on gas and do them both in one trip.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

::Sneak Peak::

Sneak peak at what's coming your way in the shop. I love this brooch. And I really love it against the coral colored scarf. It's funny; when I picked it up at the flea market, the seller says, "That's an old one. A reeaally old one." I'm kicking myself now for not asking her guess of the decade it came from. Any thoughts? Dinosaur age? I think I'll go with that...

Stay tuned for this lovely brooch as well as several new things in the shop!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Packaging Predicament

I try with my packaging. I really do. But compared to my fellow Estians and crafters, mine looks as if a 10 year old put it together. A couple sheets of colorful tissue paper, a ribbon, and a little note with a fun stamp. I've wondered about adding a little sample in there- a vintage button or some extra lace. But according to the Etsy forums, many people don't enjoy these extra freebies. (Pfff, I know I love getting free little goodies! Hint, hint...) So, thus far, none of my orders have included anything special. It may come in the future though... Any thoughts on this? Do you enjoy the little extras sellers throw in? Or is it just waste?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

As promised: My puppy: Lola

Here is the princess of the family, a.k.a. Lola. Precious thing, she enjoys sitting and watching me pack orders, vent over Etsy frustrations, and jam out to my iPod while sorting through new vintage goodies. And she's finally learning how to Sit! Love this girl.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Dreaded Introduction

I hate introductions. I really do. But they are necessary.

So... welcome!

I am the owner of Ooh! Vintage, a lovely etsy boutique filled with vintage supplies and other goodies! I'm fairly young...still in school, actually. But, no matter. I have a large personality and big dreams. Sappy, huh? ( See? I told you I'm bad at introductions!) I have one puppy, Miss Lola, which you will see many pictures of. Trust me. I shoot with a Canon Rebel- which I love so dearly but have yet to give a name. (Help?) This blog is a work in progress, so bear with me.

Ok, enough for now. More to come...

(P.S. Shameless plug- the picture above is of some vintage bingo chips you can find in the shop! Aren't they great? I thought about keeping them for myself, but though that a little selfish. )