Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rest In Peace Maurice

"Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."
- Maurice Sendak -


A great grumpy old amazing talented man has left us.  Here is a great interview with him.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sweet Spring

Sweet spring is your time
is my time is our time for springtime
is lovetime and viva sweet love.
                                     -E. E. Cummings

I've been spending my time outdoors lately, taking advantage of the weather and haven't wanted to be inside writing on this computer much.  That's why I haven't put any recipes up in a while.  I've been outside preparing the garden and making new pots for my other babies.

Mint in the pebble mosaic pot I just made.
I'll tell you what these are when I find out.
The Cilantro That Almost Wasn't.  This is some of what remains after Big Foot Christian came along and almost yanked them out of my flower pot. 
These are going to have gigantic pink flowers in a month or two.
My first tulips.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vintage Lithograph and Photography Prints

Now in stock are many vintage lithograph book prints and photography prints.  You can find them here.  Check back often as I will be adding many more in the coming days.

 Toulouse Latrec Lithograph Book Print Illustration 1893 Jane Avril
Photography Book Print Georges Balagny Early 1900s Lady At Table With RosesToulouse Latrec Lithograph Book Print 1892 Ballet De Papa ChrysantèmeToulouse Latrec Lithograph Book Print 1894 Femme de Maison

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mosaic Ring Holders From Vintage Spindles

Vintage Spindle Beach Stone Mosaic Ring Holder

I told you yesterday that I was onto something with the vintage spindles that I have and here they are, reinvented as beautiful ring holders, a unique addition to your bedroom and dresser, the perfect size for all of your rings.  Here are the first ones that I love.  If you click on the captions, they will take you to my store.  Stay tuned.  There are many more coming. 

Vintage Spindle Mosaic Ring Holder 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Vintage Spindles

I recently got this awesome lot of vintage wooden spindles and I thought a lot about what I could do with them.  I have seen them used as bracelet holders on a dresser like this, but the ones I have are much thinner.

After envisioning a wooden base I came upon a lot of vintage wooden coasters at the thrift store.  I used this chisel to scrap off all the cork,

and created these cool bases, almost exactly the same color as the spindles.

 I glued the spindle onto the base and a million mosaic possibilities have opened up.

I've finally figured out what they are to be used for and I absolutely love how they are turning out.  As soon as the sun shines again I will take the photos and get them in my Etsy shop.  Until then, you too can try your hand at a spindle project.  I have six of them ready for you right here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Painted Pebbles

This week I've been painting some of the pebbles I picked up on my travels through the Gaspé region of Quebec several years ago. I love the silky smoothness of them and now they're ever so much more. I used acrylic ink and still need to use an acrylic matte varnish to finish them off.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

London Calling

These are the photographs I've been working on from my collection of vintage maps, digitally enhancing the images so they look all crisp and ready to be framed.  In the coming weeks I'll get the logistics figured out and get them in my vintage shop for sale.  What do you think?  I'd love input.  Here are some more of the London collection.  Stay tuned for Montreal tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Button Mania

Vintage Rainbow Button Mix
Vintage Black Button Mix
Vintage Pearl and Cream Button Mix
All can be had in my doodab vintage store.

Where o' Where

Anyone else remember these from many years ago?  Buy them here.  They're perfect for mapping out your whereabouts on these cool 1979 Canadian vintage maps from my vintage map store.


Doodab Vintage is Open

All the crafters and collectors, get ready!  I've got too much stuff now and have to unload!  All those pinterest button projects sure will look cute with the buttons I've got for you.  Check my Etsy store doodad vintage often for more to come!

Know someone looking for cool vintage Canada maps?  Send them here.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Vintage Illustration

I will be opening a new Etsy store soon with some vintage goodies. I have some amazing illustrations from a 1938 Winston dictionary and my mind is spinning with ideas for what to do with them. I will be selling many of the pages, so if you have a word/page request, let me know and I'll save them for you. For now, here's a little peek.

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