Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm all over the place for this White Wednesday!

Today has been a good day, as in I can tell Duane I got things accomplished, but when he sees the dishes in the sink he won't believe me! To me a good day is listing things in my etsy stores, creating, making a good dinner (on time) and of course visiting with you, my friends with a few giggles thown in for good measure! Max usually supplies those! You won't believe how much I have wanted to post on here but either I was too busy or there really wasn't anything very interesting to tell you, and you know I'm allllll about interesting! Yeah right! Just humor me o.k.? I Am Interesting! Now I sound like Stewart Smalley! LOL But I digress... I just can't pass up posting for White Wednesday so here I am... The porch has changed a little, the wreath from before blew off the door and so has been replaced. This one is just temporary though, I really think it needs to be bigger. I love this print and it usually ends up out here in the summer, the flowers are so pretty in it and well I just love it.

Can you believe my friend Julie couldn't find anywhere in her home for this bust? Well I love it and it now sits on the mantel. Thanks Julie! xoxo
O.K. the next few things are my recent finds while going to the few garage sales I have been able to hit. This lampshade is beautiful! It is some kind of shell all pressed together, it has some damage at the top and so it is on my list of make-overs. I think all I have to do is add a ruffle to the top and it will be as good as new! I have the bad spot turned to the back for now and I am going to look for a better lamp for it but for now I just like turning it on and admiring it's beauty.

See? Beautiful.

More beauty. What is it about utilitarian objects that can get my heart pumping? Something so petite as a wisk broom and you'd think I found a buried treasure! You get it right?

And then there is this ragged dictionary, I bought it to use the pages in future art projects. It's enormous, weighing in at over 10 pounds but I can't get myself to tear this one up. It is in it's own way beautiful to me. It reminds me of the dictionary races we used to have when I was in school and let me tell you if that would have been considered a sport well lets just say it was the one time I wouldn't have been chosen last! I'm just sayin, not braggin.

Another recent find are these little spice chef jars. OMG too cute! These are listed in theoldwhitehouse and let me tell you, whoever buys them will smile every time they look at them on their shelf!

I've shown these before but have finally been able to take them outside for slightly better pics. and now they are filled with vintage buttons and silver mica. They are listed as well in both theoldwhitehouse and theinoriginals. I decided to do some in both. We'll see how that works out. I have been spending a bit of time doing research on how to get my shops noticed and increase my sales. I'll be trying out some of the ideas I've learned and see how they go and you know I'm all ears if anyone has any tips for me.

One of the things I read today was that a lot of listing in your shop will increase sales... I'm going to give it a try. I have more things to add and hopefully the sun will cooperate for me so I can take more pictures, and then squeeze in the time it takes to list everything. I just keep telling myself the little train story. I think I can, I think I can...

My family already complains about how much time I spend on here (the computer) so I try and explain that it takes awhile to post pics, and well I don't have to go into detail, you know what it takes. I do try to do it while everyone is in school but that is also the time I use to run errands, clean the house, do the laundry, blah, blah, blah. Again I digress...

I really like the way these turned out and filling them with goodies to craft with just makes them that much better!

They also come wrapped all special so that they look like you just got yourself a little present.

Well that's it for now. I will be back soon with more to share... Did you all get your Good Housekeeping Magazine to see Libbies Sweet Annie in it? There is special girl for you. The article is wonderful, you won't want to miss it. If you don't know Libbie you really need to! Her and her sister Kate are at the top of my list of must read blogs. They always manage to brighten my day and bring a smile to my face. They are both super creative and tell the best stories, really do yourself a favor and if you don't know them go over for a visit and say hello. You will be so happy you did!
Well you know I'm linking this up to White Wednesday, thanks Kathleen! I'm also linking up to Boardwalk Bragfest, thanks to you too Jan!
O.k. now thanks to all of you for stopping by, Theresa xoxo


  1. Well that dictionary ought to cover all of your crafting needs for many years! I have no advise for your store except the economy and it is almost summer, to much going on outside, kids getting out of school, no body is sitting on the computer. It seems to be universal that everyones business is slow!

  2. Hi Theresa,

    Your figural spice jars are so cute - they have a lot of personality, for sure! I looked at your Etsy store - your pincushions are wonderful!


  3. Love the shell lamp lit looks great
    totally hearted the new items on etsy
    on my wishlist
    What is it about those darn whisk brooms that get us going
    Love it all and so happy to hear you got what you wanted accomplished

  4. Hey Theresa ~ I have been trying every few hours to sit & visit on this W.W. ~ I have been so busy working over at the Messy House (now on a break- only 1 room to go) My Little Place actually is looking alot Like That Messy House, Minus the Mice..... each & every day that I have worked there, I have brought home at least 1 Large bin filled with "Stuff"..... today I brought home 2 small shelves so I have a place to store alot of this "Stuff".....Back to W.W.- Love your picture on the porch, it is Beautiful and the little Spice Chefs are Adorable~
    Have a wonderful week (hope your staying warm)

  5. Hi Theresa,
    I love how you packaged all the creative goodies into little glass viles, so sweet. Looks and sounds as though you have been ultra busy filling up your etsy shop. I need to do some fluffing in mine and add some new stuff.

    I'm going to check out your shop right now.


  6. Hi Theresa,
    I love all of your beautiful treasures, especially the shell shade and the big dictionary. I do that too, buy vintage books to use for projects and then I just can't bear to tear out the pages. So there they sit, and my project aspirations wither away in time.
    Oh well, they are so lovely to look at!
    Lovely post!
    Have a great day.

  7. Theresa, your love for beautiful vintage items is so clear. You display them all with such care and take such wonderful pictures of them. Yes, I also love LOVE L O V E the lampshade also, as well as the buttons, the old book, the picture on your porch. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing these treasures!

  8. Oh my, you are too sweet! That was a fun surprise there!!! We love our visits with you too!

    I am soooo glad you had some fun with those little tooth picks! We are still enjoying our stash of them too! They DO make grapes taste better! They really do!!! :)

    I really enjoyed ALL your treasures today but those little Spice Guys stole my heart :) And that sign!!! I TOTALLY love it ! It is gorgeous!

    Boy can I relate to the computer thing! Lately I have been looking through a ton of old pics on here & that even takes more time! not good :) But...I love it :)

    Thanks again for the sweet mention! Bye!

  9. LOVE your banner photo... and all your whites... I need to get some of those test tubes! Lezlee

  10. So sweet Theresa. She is quite the little girlie, that one. I heard you tried to call Lib the other day. Too funny, I do that sometimes too. I'm like, "I'll just call her" then I'm like, "wait, I don't actually know them..."

    I am so lovin all your bottles. I have some of those packed away with my Halloween decorations and now I am thinking how on earth I am going to get my hubby to get down the Halloween decorations in May and still be married. Might not work. Sigh...

    Love your pic, the lamp and your bust is the best! (hehehehe, I am stifling many bust jokes here...)

    Have a great day, sometime I will get interesting also so I can post again!

  11. Hi Theresa, love all your "white" things, but that God Bless Our Home print is just one of my faves. Looks beautiful on the porch with your awesome red mailbox. Really wonderful!!

  12. the test tube treasures are really inspired! love how you used the old stamp holder to display them, too.

  13. Wow! So many wonderful things. You might have been MIA but you sure made up for it today. Good luck with your sales. The June issue of GH probably won't come out here until July. Boo! But I will definitely be on the lookout for it. At least that's one magazine that is sold here each and every month. That little Annie is just the sweetest. I never think I get anything accomplished and one of my dearest friends always reminds of what I do each and every day. She makes me feel better about everything. It's all the unfinished stuff that drives me crazy. Hope you are having a fabulous and productive Thursday. Best wishes, Tammy

  14. Love the print on the porch but really love that red mailbox! How great is that? I think that I need a red mailbox on my porch now.

  15. I need to go thrifting and shopping with you! Your things are lovely. I love anything that recognizes our good and wonderful God! And I am smitten with that shell lamp! That is a true treasure of a find!
    It was so nice to stop by your lovely blog.

  16. Hi Theresa, Thanks for stopping by. The lamp shade look's so nice when lit. Have a good weekend...Julian


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo