Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Paris Street Market 2012

I almost forgot - here are the pictures from this year's Paris Indoor Christmas Market at Aspen Grove.

And to all a good night!

Plaid Heirloom Hanky Dress

I was so honored to be able to make this Heirloom Hanky Dress for Katie Dix. She is a talented lecturer and fellow collector of vintage hankies.
This wonderful plaid hanky and rhinestone buttons belonged to Katie's mother, Mary Cleeton (b. 1920 in Vinita OK;  d. 1998 in Nashville TN). She served in the US Navy during World War II, married in Califonia in 1947, raised her family in Nashville, and spent her working career as a creative writer for Jack Daniels Distillery.


For more info about Katie, you can visit her website at

Vintage Christmas Hankies found 2012

'Vintage Christmas Hankies on Etsy 2012' by NorScott

Vintage Embroidered Santa Claus Hanky - EyeSpyGoods Vintage Christmas Hankie, Rare Designer Hanky, Unusual Game Board Design Spells Merry Christmas, Green & White Squares, Collectible - CUSHgoods Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Hankie - PoplarStVintage Holiday Hankie, Christmas Hankie, Wedding Handkerchief, Embroidered NWT - VintagebyTeresa
Vintage Christmas Handkerchief - 1970 Calendar - Unused - VerasLinens REDUCED Vintage 50s Christmas Hanky Handkerchief Christmas Carol Hymn Silent Night - chictrezures Vintage Poinsettia Christmas Handkerchief FREE SHIPPING - VintageShop Santa and Reindeer Tammis Keefe Christmas Hanky-MINT - MossyCottage
Vintage Christmas Hanky - UsedToBeYours Vintage Unused Pat Prichard Christmas Hanky, Shiny Brights - Izzydaizy Vintage Jingle Bells Christmas Holiday Hankie - murdups Tammis Keefe Noel, Christmas Hanky, New With Tag - Zarahs
Vintage Christmas Handkerchief Hankie Hanky Mid Century Eames era Alternating Bells and Tree with Scallops and Snowflakes - Route66StLouis 1950s  Handkerchief - Hanky - Floral - Poinsettia Blossoms -  Christmas - Perfect Gift - VerasLinens Vintage Handkerchief - ElliesLoft3 1950s  Handkerchief - Hanky - Floral - Poinsettia Blossoms -  Christmas - Perfect Gift - VerasLinens

November 2012 - The China Cabinet is Done

The china cabinet is finally done. Here are the before and after pictures.

From hole in the wall to custom designed and built china cabinet.
Assembly work in the garage. Photo after the successful move of the cabinet into place.

Securing the faces to the drawers.
Hip Hip Hooray - We Did It!

October Sale at Pine Needle Creek's Barn

Welcome to Pine Needle Creek and Sonia's Fall vintage, antique, and home decor sale.  We had a beautiful weekend this year.  Here's Sonia making final preparations before the crowd arrives. It is always a busy...busy...busy 3 days.
Every year the barn is filled with treasures from bottom to top and all around outside too.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

October 2012

The following is a quick catch up for October of 2012.

This is a custom order of hanky dresses. They were hankies of my client's favorite aunt. My client gave them to various relatives for Christmas. I believe she saved one for herself. I pulled out all the stops on this order and did a few new things that I had never tried before and came up with a couple of new ideas in the process.
A little R&R in our lovely Colorado Mountains

Black Hawk and Central City, Colorado

We only got one pumpkin this year - but it was a nice one! This is an Amish pie pumpkin. I love it's lovely pale color.

And here is the first pumpkin pie made with the pumpkin.
I have also made at least six large loaves of pumpkin bread.
And still have lots of frozen pumpkin left.
These were way up on top. The squirrels need some apples too.