Sunday, January 30, 2011

Baby Spankies, -- Market Monday

So it's Market Monday again over at Southern Lady's Market.  Here's what I'm showcasing this week....Handmade Baby Spankies, size 6 months.

The neon pink and the neon green ones are a Spandex/Nylon blend while the green with silver skulls are made from a Spandex/Cotton jersey.   If any of you read my blog, Flamingo K's Blogabout, you may remember the green and silver fabric from a posting from several months ago of a tshirt I made for my daughter, Katie, for a Halloween party.  I had enough left over for a few of these little spankies.  Aren't they cute!  I also have a pair of tiger striped ones and a cheetah print in Flamingo K's Handmade Studio.  Stop on by and see what's available.  They're on sale now for only $6.00....what a deal!

~~ Karen

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Scotch Tape Advertising Tin -- Vintage Saturday

Well, I'm a tad late getting this weeks item posted.  I've been having problems with one of my computer programs, and have spent hours and hours everyday this week trying to get it working again.  So sorry, I'll try to be more prompt next week.

So, here's a quick posting of this little tin from Mom's sewing box.
She kept her pins in here and glued it's bottom to a "gadget-board" she had fitted to her sewing machine' table.  It sat just to the right of the flywheel of her machine so she could place pins in there easily as she sewed along.  When she was ready to close up, she could just put the lid on and the pins were secured for the night. 

It's for sale in Flamingo K's Collectibles Shop at Artfire
There are lotsa vintage things spotlighted on Saturdays and Mondays at Southern Lady's blogs.  Here's a link to her Vintage Love Saturday site. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tatting Shuttle -- Market Monday

Here it is Market Monday again.  This week’s offering is a Tatting shuttle. 
Now this looks absolutely new, but it was in my mother’s sewing basket that I inherited in 1957, so It’s old, it’s vintage and it works like new.  Notice the center spindle for holding yarn.  This lost art is making a comeback.  A great addition for your sewing memorabilia.
You can find it in  Flamingo K’s Collectibles and Ephemera shop.   Be sure to check out Southern Lady’s Vintage Market Monday for other fun finds from us Vintage Lovers.
Keep Sharing the Vintage Love…

Sunday, January 23, 2011

1975 Hot Wheels Sportster -- Vintage Saturday

Who remembers the 70’s?  Uh…I remember some of it.  
Did you or your child collect Hot Wheels?  We did!
I had two little boys that dumped every dime they could earn into a new car.  Last year they claimed their faves and took them home leaving me with the rest, so I’ve placed the rest in Flamingo K’s Collectibles Studio (and I have a mess of them to share with ya’ll the next few weeks.)  Here’s one of my favorites…a 1975- issued Sportster.  Isn’t that a cool lookin’ car!  Now, how one was to see over the engine while in the driver’s seat might have been a bit of an issue, but, heck, when you’re speedin’ down the drag track, who cares what’s ahead (grin).
Check out Southern Lady’s Vintage Saturday to experience more nostalgia from other vendors and Vintage lovers. 

Karen Schurr

Artfire Store: Flamingo K's Boutique
Artfire Store: Flamingo K's Vintage and Ephemera 
My Sewing Blog: Flamingo K's Blogabout

Monday, January 17, 2011

Childs Opal Ring - Market Monday

Antique Child's Opal Ring
It's Market Monday already!  My how the weeks fly by.

This week I'm featuring this lovely Antique Child's Ring with a gemstone.  It was in my mother-in-law's things when she passed a few years ago.  We think it was her's or maybe her Mom's, which would date it back to the 1920s or before.  We're not sure about the stone, however, to me it looks like it could be an opal by its luster and coloration..  Mom's birth-month was October, so that adds further credence that it's an opal. 

Be sure to check out Southern Lady's Market Monday to see what other folks are featuring.  It's always fun to window shop.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vintage Hankie #3 = Vintage Love Saturday

Oo-La-La !

A lovely vintage hankie of Paris scenes.  This is a real collector's item.  You can find this in my Collectible Hankie Department of Flamingo K's Handmade Boutique along with many others.  Ladies, these are great for making quilts.....I'm just sayin' :) 

Check out this weeks fun at Southern Lady's Vintage Love Saturday

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vintage Wedding Hankie #2 - Market Monday

This week I'm featuring this very pretty Wedding Hankie that's in my Handmade Shop.  I just love the netting effect in the flower.  I have quite a few of these vintage hankies in my shop and they are wonderful for making aprons or quilts or using for wedding corsages and even tucking into a bride's pocket....perhaps the mother-of-the-bride could use one, too.  I'll be featuring more of these in the weeks ahead so you too can fall in love with them as I have.

This one is going onto Southern Lady's Market Monday...hop on over and check out what the gang is displaying over there!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pee Wee Herman Folder for Vintage Saturday

Pee Wee's Playhouse School Folder
Zooming back to the 80s when Pee Wee's Playhouse was the biggest thing in Children's TV.  Here's a pristine, 2-pocket school folder from that era.  What a find!  Inside are word games, too.  True, Pee Wee suffered a fall from grace, but many of us still remember the show and Pee Wee's Playhouse fondly.

I have this listed in FlamingoK's Collectibles and Ephemera Shop at Artfire. 

Submitted to Southern Lady's Market Love Saturday -- be sure to check out all the fun.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Market Monday - Vintage Crocheted Turtles

For Southern Lady's Market Monday this week I'm presenting this pair of crocheted turtle pincushions which are in my Handmade Shop.  My mother crocheted these before she died in 1957, and I found them in her sewing box which was left to me.  She had them stuffed with cotton wadding which had yellowed with age, so I washed them and re-stuffed them with cotton balls.

They look pretty much the same on the top as they do on the bottom, and one is slightly smaller than the other.  My older sisters told me she had these hanging in her bedroom at their lake-cottage for decorations.  Yeah, I can envision that.