28 August 2008

Is It Thursday Already?

Is it Thursday already? Where did this week go....hmmm....let me think.... my little one has been home sick all week. This is only his second week of kindergarten and he missed the whole week. So...so far he loves school cuz he gets to go for one week and then gets a week off...well, that's what he thinks anyways.lol! So, with that said, I really didn't get a whole lot of work done this week. I did make some more ephemera packets and french flags to add to the shop...and next week I will be putting on my creating hat to come up with some more goodies for you.
Here's the Thursday Line-Up...
I just love this vintage Irice perfume bottle/atomizer. Don't ya just love those tiny flowers...they remind me of itty bitty forget-me-nots.
And this perfume bottle is in one of my favorite colors...Aqua. The top of bottle has the cutest daisy flower.

More ephemera packets too...in Sepia, Blue and Pink.

French flags

And creamy white vintage button bracelet. Love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink, just click the pink button in the side bar, to check out some other wonderful sellers...And speaking of wonderful sellers...stop by Friday Flea Market too, just click on the pink polka dot box in the side bar.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

21 August 2008

What's New

Here's a few of the new items added to the shop today...
Some new colors for our French Ribbon Roses...

Some beautiful forget-me-nots made out of 90-year old blue french ribbon...

Vintage rhinestone tiara...

And a gorgeous vintage Austrian dish with the most beautiful pink roses and aqua forget-me-nots.

Don't forget to take a peek at Pink Fridays at Make Mine Pink, you can get there by clicking the Make Mine Pink button in the sidebar...this weeks theme is "Gotta Have Bling". After that, click on the pink polka dot box on the side bar to visit all the other wonderful sellers for this weeks Friday Flea Market.

20 August 2008


Today, I just thought I'd share with you a couple things that I picked up for myself...that I just love! The picture above, is my new purse that I had sent to me all the way from Italy. It's made of gorgeous italian linen and is exactly what I've been looking for...I had to go far to find this one...lol. All I had to do was add one of the beautiful French Ribbon Roses that I have in my shop and...viola.

And this beauty is a 1750 french legal transcript. It has 64 pages of the most gorgeous french text and is bound together with a simple thin twine. The pages are stamped with a french shield and the paper itself is stunning...tattered edges and all. LOVE it!

17 August 2008

Nature Study

I wish you all sweet dreams.....

16 August 2008

Country Dots

See those little dots in the countryside....those are our goats. They have finally had the guts to go into their new fenced pasture. Your probably wondering...why in the world would goats be scared to go into a new pasture...well, that's because these are fainting goats. Fainting goats tend to be a bit more timid then other goats, but once they know you, they run to greet you.

That white fluff is our white german shepard, Sophie. She just loves to "try" to coral our goats into their pen, but instead the goats playfully gallop trying to play a game of tag.

This is a picture of Nico. He is the smallest of the trio...but don't let his size fool you...he's the first one to push his head into the feed tub. In case your not sure why these are called fainting goats, click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_3Utmj4RPU to check them out in action.

14 August 2008

The Line Up.....

This week we have loads of goodies for you including......Vintage Ephemera Parcels available in pink, blue and sepia colored packets,

Vintage USA sugar and creamer set,

A beautiful vintage feedsack quilt,

And vintage french candy labels...these are so beautiful.

We also have vintage french perfume labels, tablecloths, journals and a child's teacup set among other things. This week at Make Mine Pink, the Pink Friday's theme is vintage linens...Check it out...and don't forget to visit Friday Flea Market, to see other great finds, just click the pink polka dot box in the sidebar.

11 August 2008

A Little Gem

Ok, so this weekend I decided to follow some signs that took me to a neighboring town and look what I found. Isn't this a sweet little shop. Now, from the outside you'd never know that it was filled with all this good stuff. See the huge counter above...just love that!

Love these creamy white vases...

and this dresser.

The owner had some great stuff and I did pick up a few goodies for myself...and I didn't forget about you guys...I got some goodies for the shop too. What's so cute about this shop is that it is in a town with a population of 330 people. There is literally nothing in the town, so to find this little gem was so exciting.

09 August 2008

Lucy...I'm Home

I was just over at Pretty Petals reading her fabulous blog, and rushed right over to post all about it. There is a show called Time Warp Wives in Britian that you really must check out. These are women who are living their lives completely submerged in a certain era. Whether it be the 30's, 40's or 50's...they dress, cook and breathe that era. Ok...So are you ready to take a peek back in time...here we go...

Ready to see a little more....check out the rest here. Now, like I said earlier, these are "real" people living this way...kinda unbelieveable, huh? If you wanna read a bit more about them click here. So, watch'ya think...Could you live like it was 1950?

08 August 2008


Hellooooo Friday!
A few of the items available today...Paris Journal...

Vintage veil...
As well as some other goodies. Stop by Faded Plains to check out the goods.
And don't forget to stop by Make Mine Pinks, Pink Friday and Friday Flea Market too. (just click the pink polka dot box in the side bar to get to Friday Flea Market)

Happy Friday!

07 August 2008

The Line Up

Here's Friday's line up.....

This week we have a white theme here at Faded Plains. As we are also a part of the Make Mine Pink family this weeks Pink Friday theme was "Wonderful Whites". We have a couple sets of these beautiful vintage watch faces avaiable.

Vintage ephemera parcels

Vintage clock face

We also have a vintage veil, damask napkins and a Paris journal among other things. I hope you enjoy this weeks goodies...if not...there's always next week.

Have a wonderful weekend, Andrea

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05 August 2008

Blogger Buddy

I wanted to share with you the most wonderful surprise I received in the mailbox last week.
This.....Isn't it the sweetest thing you ever saw. It's a gorgeous french inspired rag book made by the lovely Kris of Tres Belle. I saw it on her blog and thought it was just beautiful....and a few days later....here it was. What a wonderful and unexpected surprise! It is made of a deep purple velvet...
and is embellished with lace, rhinestones, gorgeous prints, glitter, buttons, crepe paper....
and loads of flowing ribbon and charms. Absolutely stunning!
Thank you so much Kris, for being so sweet and thoughtful. I'm so glad to have met you through your blog...Mon Ami.

04 August 2008

And The Winner Is........

And the winner is.....drum roll please.....
Ok, so this was how the winner was choosen. I filled my sweet hat with all the names of our July customers...and....
then had the hubby pick out a winner. So high-tech huh? But, I just love doing things the old fashion way. Ok, now for the winner...start the drum roll again please...
The winner is Heather Kowalski.
Congratulations Heather!

Here's a peek at your prize...It's yummy...hope you like it!

Thank you ALL for making this event so much fun....Andrea

01 August 2008

Happy Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here's a peek at what's available in the shop today.
A Rachel Ashwell lavender paisley duvet set.
We're also having a sale this week. Starting today and running through August 8th, all orders will receive a 15% discount at check out. The discount will be applied automatically...no codes or coupons necessary...Yay!
Don't forget to check out our other wonderful sellers in the Friday Flea Market.
Have a beautiful Friday!