Friday, January 6, 2012

A Stroll Through Artists and Pickers

The first Friday of 2012, wow, how fast this first week is flying by.  Or is it just me?  Anyway, on with the show:  VE started the week off showing an elegant to this group so I thought I would show another side!  In some cases, it might be a creative side and in others, it might be some simple vintage flair.

So first up, the creator and author of our fun blog, RunsWithScissors4 or RWS (or "runs" as we call her).  She has so many fun items between her 2 shops and website, it was really hard to choose, but I decided to go with her RWS shop.  I love her paper beads, but I’m going with her little matchbooks.  She finds some of the coolest paper and manages to cut the best part of the design.  Check these out:
Mini Notepads - THANKS - great customer appreciation gift - Pigs
Now tell me, who doesn’t just love a little piggy! 

Next up is Pepperhead (as we lovingly call her) and she does an amazing job with a paintbrush.  She makes some wonderful gift tags, but her gift bags are amazing.  There are many colors and styles to choose from, but once you see them, you may NOT want to use them.  And its okay, you get a set so you can keep one for yourself, and give the others away.  I love these:
Three Black Gift Bags with Print of Original Painting & Matching Tags, Handmade Embellished
I think these are my favorite ~ a great color match up!

GG (aka MSS) has another shop that some people don’t know about.  It’s all about paper ephemera.  When I first read that, I had no idea what it meant, nor how to say it.  The definition for ephemera is “paper items that were originally meant to be discarded after use, but have since become collectibles.  Vintage paper!  Well, that also means vintage books, and what greater vintage books are there than children’s books.  This is a great set:
Lot of 22 Vintage hardcover books  1950's-60's Best in Children's Books collection

Check out those illustrations!

Another one of our “creative” spirits is JJ.  She has made some really awesome ACEO’s, ornaments, and chalk ware items, but I must say, what really boggles my mind are her Moravian stars (or starts as we call them ~ lol).  Why am I so boggled?  The stars are made in a variety of sizes, but if you read the description on these, I cannot personally imagine working with paper so small.  I’m sure it has more to do with my fat fingers, but JJ is also known for her love of “tiny things”.  After all, some of her posts have been dedicated to tiny works of art.  So tell me, what do you think about these?
Tiny Red Moravian Folded Paper Stars

Did you read the size of those strips of paper?  Wow is all I can say.

Last but not least, the one who started off our new year, VE.  There have been some very cool vintage pieces in her shop over the years.  And her “photo shoots” alone are pretty fun and amazing.  We’ve tried to get her to make cards from some of them, and who knows maybe someday, there will be a series of note cards listed in her shop.  (hint hint again)  Anyway, she’s found some mascots recently to include in her listings, so I think I chose this item first for one of her newest mascots, and then for the item itself.  Tell me, isn’t he cute?  (and the flower frog is fun too)  haha
Vintage Flower Frogs Metal Pins Group of 2

And don’t bother asking, Henry is NOT for sale ~ we’ve already tried!

Click on their shop names to visit their shops.  Take your time and look around.  I have no doubt you’ll find some fun treasures, but if you see something you like, you might want to consider purchasing right away.  Some things just seem to disappear pretty quick!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend, and may 2012 be a year filled with good things for everyone.  Take lots of deep breaths, smell the flowers, and share a smile whenever you can!
See ya next week!
 ~~~ Duuude ~~~


Peppercorns said...

WOW! Duuude, great post, and thanks for all your kind words. I enjoyed browsing through the shops again because there is always something new going on.

You forgot your shops though. :(

VintageEmbellishment said...

I agree with Pepper...where is something from one of your shops????

Thanks for featuring another side of the ACJ group!

Doodle said...

Haha, I had looked at a couple things in my shops, and got so excited about everything else, I forgot!

Silly me. : )

jj said...

I always love looking at everyone's things and having them all here within a click or two is great.
Very nice post...but you should have included your too :(