I'm super lucky to live in a town that has an antique show EVERY month! On the second Sunday, there is a huge show under the freeway. It's not the Rosebowl, but it's pretty close if you ask me! I got all this stuff for 51.25 and that included lunch for 2! I only took $50 bucks, but I dug $1.25 in change from my purse for the yellow plastic gun and pink train car (to use for bear accesories). I went with my mom, who is the best to shop with. She always wants to go when I don't "need" anything, and I always spend WAY more than she does. But she always helps me out when I run out of money in the first two rows too! LOL!
So what I got today, was exactly what I was hunting for! The night before Nicole left for home, Gracie and Christopher wanted to make her some gifts, so we made these really cool keychains with vintage plastic gumball charms and some cheesy beads (all stuff I had on hand, of course). They turned out so cute that I thought I would make more with some different vintage plastic kitch. I looked for stuff on etsy and ebay, but it was way more than I wanted to spend. Today, I found TONS of vintage plastic junk for practically nothing (well not quite nothing, it obviously added up! LOL!) I got 100 plastic pink cupcake toppers for $5. There are ballerinas, cowboys, ninjas, you name it. LOL! And then I got some cowboys and indians and some scuba divers, and some school themed stuff. I'll take some pics of the keychains as I finish them :)
I also got a vintage Smokey the Bear sheet to make more book covers or wallets or something, some vintage Raggedy Ann and Andy pannels, to be used for the same thing. The vintage blue and white daisy sheet (someone was using that to wrap up their stuff... SCORE!) and a vintage polk-a-dot apron, and some seam binding and bias tape. The cheetos were left over from lunch. LOL! We had hotdogs, and they came with chips, but we didn't eat them.
Hopefully I'll have some cute pictures of things I made from my fabulous finds! I just need a few days to get them going :)
I've also been working on some simple little tags to add to my etsy shop... but I haven't added them just yet. I'm hoping to do that tonight before I hit the pillow, but we'll see how much I get done.
And last, but certainly not least, I wanted to share this very cute and inspirational new blog. It's Cheryl from Rosey Posey Confections. She is seriously the nicest and most generous person! and I LOVE her blog. Tell her I said hi if you haven't already met her :) That's her stuff down below :)