With Thanksgiving just around the corner it seems fitting to share my collection of Thanksgiving candles. I am not including turkeys candles (which at current count number 36).
I have tiny Pilgrim ladies in gray.
I have tiny Pilgrim ladies in blue. I have Pilgrim men.
I have a few Pilgrims in a medium size (small Pilgrim in photo for comparison).
I have one giant Pilgrim. All of the above candles are Gurley brand. Digging the original prices of 35 and 15 cents. Those were the days.
I have one lone Pilgrim of a certain style. He is a Tavern candle. When I was taking this photo I questioned if he was actually a Pilgrim (he is so faded)...but I am pretty sure he is.
This year one of my Mom's girlfriends gifted me with some Thanksgiving candles and there were two Indians in the bunch. I NEVER run across the Indians at estate sales, so these were a welcome addition to my Thanksgiving celebration. They are also pretty darn cute.
I also have a trio of acorn/fall candles that I mix in.
A fun little collection to honor Thanksgiving. They all live together in my china hutch.
If you have an suggestion for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ____". Something different each Tuesday.
This past weekend I did the Plucky Maidens Holiday Junkfest. It was the second time I have done the holiday event and this year was awesome. I had my biggest space I have ever had at 20 x 10 and had no problem filling it up. The show ran Friday night and Saturday. Here is my spot...heavy on photos today.
The two Santa posters on the right sold right away which I was sorta sad about as I liked them there as part of the wall. (oh well, I did want them to sell at some point)
(please ignore the carpet which drives me bonkers)
The nice thing about this sale is that I can combine vintage with things I make. Most of the sales I do are purely craft shows and strict on only selling things that you make. It is fun to mix up my crafted stuff with vintage.
Such a fun show. I love meeting customers and seeing friends. Really a terrific event.
I would love a clone of myself this time of year. Or perhaps an elf to help with stuff. Either one would be find.
I took a record number of boxes to the post office from my holiday Etsy on Monday. Thank you so much to those that support my little crafting shop.
I could use an extra hand to help me sort through inventory in my crazy living room. They would have to be a mind reader though as I have my own method for sorting what goes to which show.
On IG I posted a photo of this spot in my living room where my vintage deer are waiting for my shows. I got more likes on that photo than any other photo I have posted. This represents lots of vintage hunting and lots of hours in my studio.
Kate will be home next week for Thanksgiving and fortunately the inventory in her room will be headed to Plucky Maidens this weekend.
Excited to get yet another holiday event going this weekend. I love putting it all together. I have it in my head how I want it to look and is fun to see it come together (another reason a mind reading elf would be good).
I seem to be in the holiday spirit early this year with all my holiday shows, so it seemed fitting to show a collection of holiday aprons this week. (The photos are a bit off this week. I took them outside and we get a wicked east wind here in Portland...bitterly cold. Photos were a challenge to say the least. I was also going to model some, but with Kate away at college my go-to photographer is no more)
Still cute aprons though! Nothing cuter than holiday puppy dogs.
Especially when they are popping out of a stocking.
This one has a nice big pocket. The red trim through the middle is the top of the pocket that runs the whole width of the apron. I like generous pockets.
I love the scallop hem on the bottom of this one. A sweet detail.
Another sweet detail is my most favorite trim ever...with the candy cane stripe.
A cutie with an appliqued Santa and little jingle bells on the trim.
I always have a soft spot for Santa.
Such a charming print.
This pinecone fabric is fairly sheer and reminds me of a "dressier" apron.
The fabric on this one is adorable. I also like the little pocket trimmed in rick rack. Cute little collection. In addition to wearing them I have also used the fabric for other projects. Amy from Into Vintage embellished this shirt for me a couple of years ago using apron cutouts.
You can read the post about it here. She did an amazing job. I plan to wear this shirt this weekend while a vendor at Plucky Maidens.
If you have an idea for a future collection challenge leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ___." If you come by Plucky Maidens this weekend, tell me how cute my shirt is!