Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Vintage Fun & Games" Treasury

Check out my latest treasury! It's a little bolder than what I usually curate, but I love it.
Click here to leave a comment before it expires Tuesday afternoon. While you're there, check out the shops featured. :-)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"My new favorite color...Aqua" Treasury

Here is my latest treasury! Lately I've been drawn to the beautiful shades of aqua. I'm not sure why since I'm a very "warm" color person, but I do find this to be a very calming color for me. It could be due to the fact that I'm anticipating our huge move from Connecticut to Hawaii next month. I could be thinking of spending the days relaxing on the beach. But, maybe somewhere subconsciously I know that I need to be surrounded by calming colors to ease the pressure of all the move-related stresses. Whatever the reason for me being drawn to this color, I wanted to share these aqua beauties with you all. Click here to view the treasury before it expires Saturday morning. While you're there check out the shops I've featured!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

"Just some of my favorites" Treasury

Check out my latest treasury! I love the colors here (and the items). Click here to check out the treasury, leave a comment and visit the shops featured before it expires Wednesday night.

Made It To The Front Page!!

Thanks Etsy Admin for curating this front page treasury and including my mini faux bois cards.

It was up at 1am this morning, so I missed it. I haven't been able to find a screen shot of the actual front page at that time, however Craft Cult is an awesome website and has The Vault feature where we can see past front pages. I was at least able to get a screen shot from there.

Finally found the actual screen shot on the Fickr group page!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday Obsessions ~ Gray Hair

I'm a day late in posting this since yesterday was extremely busy. I couldn't skip this week, however because I think that this is the most appropriate time to share this particular obsession.

Yesterday, June 14th, was my 35th birthday and as time goes on, I seem to find more and more gray hair. I'm extremely obsessed with plucking each one I find. I'll stand in front of the mirror at some point every day with tweezers in hand searching for that silvery sparkle. Isn't that just a terrible thing to be concerned with? LOL

Here are some pictures from yesterday~~~

Edible flowers from my in-laws

My husband's attempt at creating a 35 with candles
on the chocolate ganache cake

The youngest and me blowing out the candles

This is me with the 3 kids.
As you can see, the older 2 are taller than I am. lol

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Obsessions ~ Vintage Tool Boxes

I've been thinking a lot about things I'm obsessed with (or very well could become obsessed with). I thought I'd start a weekly feature and share these obsessions (or near obsessions) with you.

Recently, I came across a vintage green tackle/tool box that I thought would be perfect for my dad to display with his vintage fishing reels or antique carpentry tools. So, I ordered it and when it was delivered, the gears started turning in my head and I thought, "I'd like to have one to help organize and store things in my work room."

My dad's tool box that I ordered from IdaOhio on Etsy

That thought is all it took for me to begin hunting down another one.....only in brown since green is not my color. I searched on Etsy and found the perfect brown vintage toolbox, marked it as a favorite and admired it just thinking how nice it would be to have. Why didn't I purchase it right away? I don't know, but I guess someone else was admiring it too because it was sold when I went back for it. At that point I became determined to find another brown tool box.

I set out on a quest and came across one at TheLovelys on Etsy. I snatched it up right away and defeated all those brown toolbox hunters out there. I was excited to have finally found myself a brown tool box to display and organize in my work room, but I also had a feeling that this wouldn't be my last brown tool box to purchase.

My brown tool box I purchased from TheLovelys on Etsy

Last Friday I sat down at my computer and searched again for yet another brown toolbox. And guess what I found. A beautiful vintage metal file box at yesstreen on Etsy. I immediately made the purchase and am impatiently awaiting its arrival. Yes, impatiently.

Here is a borrowed picture of the box from the listing

I will keep looking for more of these brown boxes and once we move this summer and I begin to settle into a new work room, I'll share more pictures of my collection in use.

Looking for a vintage tool box for yourself? There are several on Etsy. Check out these shops or even do a search of your own under "Vintage":

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Refreshing Lemonade Treasury

As we head into summer, I've been thinking of cool refreshing lemonade. I've curated a treasury with lemonade essentials and a couple other lemon yellow doo-dads. Click here to take a look and leave a comment before it expires Tuesday morning. While you're there, check out the shops I've featured. You'll find vintage treasures as well as yummy baked goodies and handmade must-haves.

Friday, June 5, 2009

A New Little Feature

I opened a new Etsy account called "Bird Haven Too" where I plan to expand a little and sell collage arts, a little bit of vintage and some vintage up-cycles. In the meantime, I'm using my "favorites" section of that account to create an Etsy Mini to feature some of my favorite items from other Etsy shops. This Etsy Mini will change from time to time (maybe weekly). Just scroll down a little and you'll see it on the right-hand side below my BirdHaven mini.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"June Sky" Treasury by Euphorianchic

Just want to thank euphorianchic for including my tiny dragonfly jewelry tags in this beautiful blue treasury. Feel free to stop by Etsy to view the treasury and leave a comment before it expires early Saturday morning.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Beautiful Bakers Twine from my Bird Haven shop

Because I love Bakers Twine so much and I know you do too, I've set aside a small quantity of these cute little sets to offer for the month of June at a special price (only while supplies last).

Normally, my sets like this are $9 for 60 yards of twine. However, my special this month is 80 yards for $10. You will receive 20 yards each of red, blue, green & brown bakers twine wrapped on vintage wooden thread spools enclosed in a small muslin bag with a cute bird image stamped on the front.

These little sets have been very popular in my Etsy shop. People have been buying them for gifts for friends as well as a little something special for themselves.

I also offer 50 yards of Bakers Twine wrapped on larger wooden thread spools. Stop by the shop and take a look.

Feel free to leave a comment here and share how you like to use bakers twine!