Monday, July 12, 2010

The Chiffon Sisters

I guess if you have three you have a collection. (remember the aqua one last week?) I found these two pink girls on one of our "Wild Goose Chase" thrift hunts last week. The pale one is light chiffon, simple and sweet. The bright one is from St Petersburg, FL (on the label) and looks like she must have had a pretty Glam life! Her rhinestone buttons have lost many of their stones...she has a few rips and tatters here and there...but I love her! I love these old gowns and housecoats! Especially the floaty chiffon ones!

Hey! Tell me about the ones you have!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Link Party!
Hey! I am participating in a Link Party! Check out this Awesome Blog! Lots and Lots of wonderful Etsy items featured in the fun Link Party!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Petticoat Junk-tion

Well, Every Friday morning this summer, my mom, my daughter, my Shih Tzu, and I have gone yard-saleing! We have found some nice treasures, some good sales...some not so good... but this one, a couple of weeks back, was a real find!

I walked into this garage and saw these petticoats hanging up in a row! I grabbed them all before anyone else could! We ALWAYS need another petticoat! My DD is always in some sort of play, choral performance, or some other need for dress up...(you know, because it's Thursday or something).. and we have a giant pile of these thingies. TuTu Fun!!!

Hands Off! I found them first!...........:)

Friday, July 2, 2010

I Love Aqua!

You all know that I love Pink...Obviously!! But, I have a equal love for AQUA!
We went junking a while back in another town, and I found this Fabulous Aqua Chiffon Nightie Set at Salvation Army. I was immediately drawn to the Dreamy Color!
This looks to be from the 60's, around the Doris Day, (another FAV), era.

After a good soaking and fresh air drying, I thought I might list her in my LPT shop on Etsy, but I don't know...I just LOVE the COLOR! I might have to keep her in my "hang it on the wall" collection!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Shabby Couture New in my Shop!

I have been planning for quite a while to begin a new line of Shabby Princess dresses in my Etsy shop. Many of you know about my "other" Etsy shop, YelliKelli, where I do my fun art, clothing and hand embroidery. I have been wanting to do a line of girls dresses made with my HUGE supply of Vintage fabrics that I have saved for a long time. Today, I listed my first dress! She is called "Princess Clementine" and she is a Shabby Pale Pink number with my hand embroidery on the bodice, hand stitched roses and a very full skirt in creamy floaty gauze! I am planning to add many more designs, all One-Of-A-Kind, and calling them "Homemade Dresses...Couture" because they are Handmade, and will surprise you at how beautiful and unique they are! Check out Princess Clementine here, and check back to see my latest!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Did I Do That???

I found this sweet little doll in my daughter's room. I thought...what a cute little doll! She did a wonderful job making it! When I commented on it to her she said..."Mooooom! YOU made that! Remember, when I was little?"..............I did? Hmmmmm. I might remember....maybe I did!

I make stuff all the time. I am always working on an order from my Etsy shop (YelliKelli), working on a local order, or working on a new design. I make stuff ALL THE TIME!! So much so that sometimes I don't even remember making it!

One time, way back in Elementary school days for my DD, I was walking up the walkway to a schoolwide party. I saw a woman with a triple (no less) stroller with three darling girls riding in it. As I got closer, I saw they were all wearing the most adorable little t-shirts with cute little cartoony faces on them. They were obviously handpainted...and I was stopped in my tracks!

WHO was doing handpainted kids clothes in my small town that were CUTER THAN MINE?????

I felt a mild panic set in.....I have been the "local designer" for so long that I was stunned at how cute these girls looked!

I walked even closer to them....and I noticed it....MY SIGNATURE!!! They Were MINE!!

I remembered that I had painted them for a friend's birthday party for her baby! (They must have been guests, she gave them out as favors) It was one of those "get it done and delivered, and on to the next order" deals when I was so busy at the time!

I had to laugh at my relief! (Am I really that insecure?) Too Funny!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Might As Well Join 'Em

Hey, My art site, YelliKelli, has a Fan Club button for you to grab! If you put it on your blog or site, you can get 10% off your YelliKelli purchase from my Etsy shop at any time! Check it out at for details!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Do Not Disgard

I love old books! I especially love old hardback novels from the forties and fifties. I found the Claudia book years ago, actually. I picked it up, looked it over and saw what I was hoping for...a "disgard" stamping on the back cover. I have always wondered what crime a book would have to commit in order for a library to DISGARD it! I wondered, what is this story about that someone decided to throw it away? Was it so over looked... so uninteresting that it could not possibly be allowed take up shelf space in a Library?
I started to read.
I read and read!
I loved this book! It was a story of a housewife in an ordinary family, with two children and two Great Danes, and a husband in the war.
I decided to read other "Disgarded" books. I loved them all!
The other day I went to one of my fav thrift stores and found this teen novel.
I brought it home and started reading.
I loved it!
It is a sweet story about sisters, and boyfriends, and dances, and corsages, and a time that I wish more than anything my own daughter could experience...
instead of, you know, how icky things are today in our culture.
I am much older than this book was intended for, but I love these corny teen novels I think most of all!
And, yes, it had the "DISGARD" stamping, yippee!
Now, I did see a set of old Bobbsey Twins books online today...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Welcome New Friend!

I found this darling "earless elephant" vintage stuffed toy on Etsy and just had to get her! This is a pic of Ellie and her new vintage friends I've collected from Etsy and Thrift stores along the way. They had a "Jelly Bean Party" for Ellie!
(she's the third from the left)
Silly? That's fine with me!
The seller is storibookvintage on Etsy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gee Whiz! I Must Have Fallen Down A Rabbit Hole!

I have neglected this blog for so long, I should be ashamed. I have actually been quite busy in my YelliKelli shop lately. Lots of customs going on! You can see some of that on the YelliKelli blog. For now, I will post a couple of finds I have listed in my LPT shop on Etsy. This "Big Blue" cone of curly loopy yarn is a great deal...tons of yarn on this baby! And this beautiful copy of "Gone With The Wind" was a thrit store find, but so lovely and in good shape, I think it would be such a wonderful addition to a Southern Girls library! I have been selling lots of my "Double Wide's" lately. These are my serge purge packs of serger scraps. HeyGuys! If you bought one, send me a pic of what you made! I'll post here!
And, speaking of Rabbit Holes, check out my DD's Award Winning Alice Artwork on my YelliKelli blog! Link on the right.
Talk Soon, I promise! Kelly