I always loved the idea and just last week gave my very talented and oh so crafty Mother-in-Law a "GOT BLUE?" art kit.
I filled it with lots of vintage sewing goodies, vintage fabric, an old blue check apron, some little blue bric n brac, an old cut glass blue jar, and some pretty sheets of speciality paper, all in a wash of blue hues, nestled in an old wine crate lined with an old blue curtain valance.
It was so fun shopping at my fav. fabric shop Corning Stitch Works, that is filled with as much vintage sewing notions and funky shabby furniture as it has beautiful fabric.
It was such a nice break from on-line shopping, though I Thank The Lord for Amazon, don't know how I would get Christmas shopping done without the modern marvel of on-line shopping.
Even stores that I have had a long-standing love affair with, like Barnes and Noble and TJMaxx, have been so over-whelming the last couple times I have stopped in. So much stuff…I am getting old!…can't process all the stuff and bright lights and lots of people in stores…get that "sensory over-load" feeling.
But poking around at a little vintage store, and later at an antique store, chatting with the one old guy behind a dusty counter is such a lovely difference.
I try to shop local and non-bar code merchandise as much as possible.
Its like making a home-made Italian dinner compared to ordering from Pizza Hut.
Anyway here are my shots.
Hope you enjoy!
A Bit of Blue of Whimsy!
All Wrapped Up!