Monday, June 28, 2010


Isn't this bowl pretty? I love antique white bowls with the gold etching like this. I found it over the weekend while antiquing at in Waxahachie during the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat. SO. MUCH. FUN. So many creative women, new friendships, lots of laughter and girl time, and beautiful creations around every corner. All of the teachers and students were incredibly talented. Cindy did a fantastic job planning every little detail of the event. And I had a blast teaching my patriotic banner class. What a great bunch of ladies! I especially enjoyed hanging out with Jana for a couple of days. Thank you so much for driving up, Jana!

I didn't take many photos this weekend. I just forgot, was busy, or ahem...forgot the battery in my suitcase the one time I did grab my camera. I'll share links to some photos from other cowgirls. Deb posted a few photos on the Paper Cowgirl blog. She was our resident photographer! In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of the things I found while shopping over the weekend. Click on any photo to enlarge it.

I collect vintage Christmas decor. I love things that remind me of my childhood. Had to have this looped Christmas garland, little Santa wreath, and red honeycomb bell. Total of about $6 here.

LOVED this beautiful necklace, made by Jennifer Babcock. I bought it at her booth on vendor night. She's a such a sweetheart and had so many gorgeous things for sale. Cindy Gilstrap was selling these precious Paper Cowgirl buttons. So fun!

Quilted boxes are wonderful for storage and for display in my vendor booth.
I found this one for $4. Love the yellow.

Thursday night's Meet and Greet was held at The Dove's Nest, a beautiful gift shop and restaurant all in one. I found this burlap hanging for our kitchen. LOVE the old spoons!

More vintage Christmas! Always on the hunt for Shiny Brite ornaments.
These were a bargain on vendor night for $3.95 for the box.

Ok, I also love vintage things for other holidays. :) I saw this pumpkin flashing from across the room on vendor night and I left my booth, ran over and grabbed it! Love how it blinks. Can't wait to put it on the mantle in October!

Angela Berger makes the most beautiful vintage jewelry. She had this for sale in her booth and said that all of the beads and the leaf are very old. I am so thrilled to have taken her class and learned how to make jewelry myself. I hope to take some time this summer to start making some of my own!

Ok, this wasn't a shopping find, but I had to show you this. Jennifer Babcock taught a domino necklace/glittered trinket box class and I bought one of her class kits. This was her kit! Isn't it cute how she packaged it? I can't wait to get started on it.


And because I've shown it in several photos, I thought I'd share my Anthropologie table runner. I bought this a while ago, but just pulled it back out recently. I love all of the colors! It's on our kitchen table.

Thanks for letting me share!


Grace said...

What great goodies you bought! Glad you had a wonderful time at PC!! Grace xoxo

maggie said...

Love the holiday stuff, and love that table runner! Fun!

cindy said...

So fun was'nt it? You found some great deals on vendor night. I was so stupid tired I could not even think, and I missed lots of great deals (like offa your table) by wandering around aimlessly trying to take it all in! Glad you got some good buys.


Sandra at 7th St. Studio said...

Jennifer! It was so great to see you in person!! And thank you so much for the class kits!!! Cari and I had a ball creating them. You found so many treasures, vendor night was the best ever!!! I love all the things I got too and love yours....that bowl is fabulous!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Jennifer!!!

Girl, I just want to thank you again for taking care of me in Angela's jewelry class, making sure I sat in the back of the class and ate my "late" lunch! ;)

I wish I would have had more time to spend with you and Jana...ya'll are just awesome and oh so sweet!

I love all of your fabulous finds, but I really love the vintage hymnal pages that I bought from you on vendor night. They will be put to wonderful use ~ I promise! :)

Don't be a stranger...please do keep in touch :)))

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Hey Jennifer,

It was so nice to meet you! It seems like we have been e-mailing off & on for a while... planning & waiting. Anyhoo, it was really nice to finally get a chance to speak to you in person. :)

Hope to bump into you again next year! oh, & thanks for getting Jana to attend. It's always nice seeing her.

hugs, Joanna

Linda Hahn said...

Love the stuff you found @PC!! I bought your Patriotic Banner Kit !! Made it and everyone loved it!!
It was nice meeting you @ PC--You have such a gorgeous smile!! And that hair!! OMG!! If I come back in another life I want your hair!!

tnscrapper said...

Hey Jennifer

Just checking in on you. Hope you are doing well and having a great summer.

Marilyn C.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer...was wondering if I missed the Keep Calm and Carry On necklace in your Etsy shop. Just wanted to check to see if I could order one for my friends birthday in early August! Thanks! Hope all is ok! Miss your posting!!!Blessings!!!