Thursday, December 31

Yeah 2010!!

Happy New Year!

Our New Year's Eve celebration will be very low key tonight.  Dinner  & then off to the movies.  My kids have been counting the days until they can see this.

I doubt I will even be awake to see the ball drop in Times Square. 
Do you remember watching Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve? OMG, that was tradition in our house.
We had a great holiday with my sissy in Austin, we returned late last night exhausted.  Bags, suitcases & boxes are everywhere. Before I begin the clean up process I thought I'd share some Christmas goodness.

I introduced my family to Etsy this year, & thery're hooked.

Love this awesome crow cabinet, it's going into my studio perhaps to hold stamps?

This typewriter key pendant is precious, I'll wear it everyday...

and this tiny hinged box with velvet lining is filled with watch faces & vials. One of my resolutions this year is to use the good stuff, not hoard it.

Then my dear Auntie,  a longtime collector/dealer brought me a major goodie box.  It is filled with the most beautiful floral fabrics, lace & embroidery. Can you see the scalloped valance at the top!? I shrieked when I saw it.  She knows me very well & always brings me pretties when we get together.

These are all lace collars & some leather thingies.  Maybe they came off shoes?

We spent yesterday at Zilker park for the kids, & some shopping for Mom.

While at the park Owen brought me this for my 'collage'. These cool trees were everywhere and had little nest like bundles growing on the branches.

Found these nifty old hangers, I will use them to hang collage or banners....

and a bunch of cute stamp sized photos. I've been collecting 'lucky' things for a couple of years to use in a themed collage.

I scored this amazing old photography catalog for next to nothing, maybe because it had no cover? Anyway, didn't matter to me because the contents are fantastic. Advertisements, charts, pictures, etc. I cannot wait to use some of these pages.

And last, 2 copies of an old abstract of title dated 1930. I am so crazy for old paper of all kinds, especially with engraving & lovely graphics.  These papers include surveys, maps, fees, all hand typed (can you imagine).

I wish you a healthy, happy new year filled with fun, adventure & extreme treasure hunting!


Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your treasures are awsome and I think you have an auntie like mine. My auntie gave me lots of vintage lace and all kinds of things when she was up and going. Enjoy her, my aunt is in a nursing home now, and I really miss her. I really love that material and embroidery, it's lovely!!
Happy New Year sweet Lisa.
Hugs, Pat

Barbara Jean said...

What great treasures!!

Love it all. Could not begin to pick any favorites on this post!

Blessings to you and your family in 2010.

barbara jean

Diva Kreszl said...

what lovely are quite the lucky gal! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. Wishing you much love & joy in the coming new year!

Anonymous said...

Oooooooooooooooo - amazing goodies!!! :)

Have yourself a Happy, Happy New Year!

molly susan strong said...

Love all the goodies. I am glad to find all your treaures. What in the world kind of tree is that??

I will come again soon.


Mona @ la la by mona said...

Oh what lovelies you brought back! I'll just take that photography catalog from ya, thank you very much!! And was that barkscloth I saw in a photo? Oooooh! I hope you and your family have fun at the movies. We went today and the kids loved it. Happy New Year!


sissie said...

I'm loving all your goodies, especially the fabrics and linens....yummy!

Happy New year Lisa and I'm looking forward to sharing more good blogging times in the new year!


Amazing finds and treasures. Movies on New Years Eve ~ genius! Have a merry and peaceful new year ~ Angela

Cynthia K. said...

Oh my, what wonderful goodies you received!! Awesome aunt you have - what a blessing she is to you.
Fabrics and laces are beyond lovely.

I'm very taken with vintage books and paper items too - yours are so very gorgeous.

Come visit me when you can and I'd be honored if you'd follow me too...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Lisa, I am so happy that you received so many wonderful treasures, cuz, you are so sweet. I am so excited to put my hymn book to use. I want to buy my husband a shreder. I am going to make an angle in a bottle, and I want to use shreded music.

I'll be back
Happy New Year

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Man did you score or what? I know you are going to make wonderful things with your new treasures. I have a feeling 2010 is going to be a great ride~ hold on tight!
C. xo

The Feathered Nest said...

OMY sweetie!!!! I'm SO drooling over each and every goodie that you've received...and found!! What a precious aunt to give you those treasures ~ and how wonderful for her to have you, she knew you would appreciate each and every thing!!! I'm wishing you a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous new year sweet friend!!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Charlene said...

Lisa I am so glad you had a good visit in Austin! You did hit the mother load of treasures! My fav... the necklace! I laughed when I saw the entertainment of the evening... we watched UP on pay per view! Aren't we all exciting watching kids movies. Hee Hee. Looking forward to seeing you soon! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hugs! Charlene

Halo Hill said...

Happy Happy New Year, Lisa!



Liz said...

Amazing treasures! I never find stuff like that! I'm so jealous of the typewriter key necklace! Way to cute!

Just wanted to pop in and wish you a Happy New Year!


Storybook Woods said...

Happy new year, look at all those goodies, looks like you will have a good one. Clarice

BellaRosa said...

What wonderful treasures you have. Your aunt was so sweet to give you such wonderful treasures, but then how well she must know you, to know, you would love these things :) Wishing you the best of everything in the New Year! Besos, Rose

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Happy New Year and thank you for sharing all those great treasures! May 2010 filled for you with everything that will make you happy!

Rue said...

All your new goodies are fantastic! What a lucky girl :)

Happy new Year!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! Lots of wonderful treasures. I'm loving all fabrics and lace. Good stuff! Look forward to seeing what you create with all these fantastic items. Best wishes to you for a wonderful 2010. Blessings, Tammy

Rustique Gallery said...

I love your blog-it keeps me up all night thinking of ideas for my own blog, Your pictures of your treasures totally inspire me to get more creative with the stuff I already own. Looking forward to more!
Happy New Year,

Dorthe said...

Oh sweet, what a load of wonderfull gifts, and finds, so many special things to start the new year of creating.
You will make beautifull creations out of all this.

Love and hugs Dorthe