Thursday, March 26, 2015

Celebrate Your Inner Magpie | It's Contest Time!

We are celebrating our inner Magpie - that part of us that likes to collect bright and shiny things - with a contest on our Facebook page!

Read our "What is a Magpie Box" page on our website to hear about the inspiration Jenni had for our monthly Magpie Box, and then hop on over to our Facebook post to join in the fun!

We are giving away a new April Magpie Box to the random winner of this contest - and here's a teaser:

You'll love the April Magpie Box.  It's a beautiful spring collection in naturals and golds and you can win one here!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

The Things I Keep Monday. . .

I feel sure today that I'm striking a cord with many of you - I'm not sure I've met a vintage lover that didn't love clocks!  Is it the numbers?  For me I think that's likely.  Add chippy paint and a faded face and I have a hard timing EVER turning a clock down.  This little collection resides on a shelf in our family room, keeping company with a photo of my husband's great grandparents. 

Now that I have filled the shelf, I have had to relent and begin selling them rather than hoarding.  I do from time to time change one out - that's the beauty of a collection.

Happy Monday!
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Monday, March 16, 2015

The Things I Keep Monday. . .

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this photo there last week.  It's no secret that I am a sucker for old photos - but dare I say I am equally smitten with how they are presented?  And nothing is more lush in presentation than old Daguerreotype/Tintype cases.  Ornate velvet, copper frames, Gutta Percha cases - they were made to show importance and value.  And if you happen to pull out the photograph you will find a treasure in the printed advertising from the studio in the back of the case.  I have hoarded these for years with the intention of creating small collages inside.

If only I could actually find the time to act on all of my good intentions!

Happy Monday!
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

March Magpie Box Inspired Art Journal Page

My March Magpie Box was full of little treasures!  I was inspired to create an art journal page with several of the little ephemera bits like the large German foil shamrock, the little leprechaun and his cutie, and the exclusive #LUCKY diecut.

I also added in a collage of some old bank checks, food labels, price numbers, and business cards.  One can never have too much vintage ephemera in my opinion, and JBS Mercantile is the best place to find it.

This art journal is in a vintage ledger.  It's a lucky day for someone out there as Jenni has just listed a sweet set of vintage ledgers in the March Mid-month Flea Market that just went live this morning.

If you're looking for a vintage ledger of your own, below are listed a few to choose from.  I also do believe there is one more March Magpie Box for sale.  Disclaimer: these are all one-of-a-kind items that won't last long.

Happy (early) St. Patrick's Day!

Doris Sander

Two Blank Vintage Ledgers (new listing)
Antique Prairie Farmer Poultry Record Book (perfect for spring!)
Antique Hardback IOOF Roll Books

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mid-Month Additions. . .

There's definitely something for everyone this mid-month including. . .

A very retro collection of child's play things. . .

A beautiful celluloid elephant. . .

Another sweet set of child's boxed notes. . .

Vintage advertising clips re-purposed as photo holders. . .

Kodak slide holders that are perfect storage or great displays when left open and folded out (hmmm. . .and would look lovely paired with a clip from above)! . . .

An alpha-numeric set . . .
 A lovely boxed tiny card game set . . .

Antique advertising memo books. . .

A great old seed catalog. . .

and many more additions.  All go live tomorrow, Sunday the 15th at 10:00 am.
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