Retro Ladymate Powder Puff

I recently found and won this lovely retro piece from Japan! I’ve often collected Ladymate music boxes, and there are a small few I will keep. These amazing types just draw me in, and when I do find one… I must say, it is hard to not want them all. Just like my last trinket […]

Down with a Cold…

A few weeks ago, my husband was down with a cough and cold. Then, Sara got sick. More than likely from a school mate. Now, Taby. You guessed it, from the sickness of everyone else, I caught her cold. Ugh. I generally try to keep things sanitized, and clean house etc. But, I still caught […]

More Upcycling Fun!

I recently won a Lot of shaker cuties… On ebay, I found this lot. I’ve already listed the mod green pair. I didn’t want to up-cycle them, they look amazing just as they are.

Redoing the Pin Cushion Chairs…

I was not happy with the upcycled work I did on the pin cushion chairs here, the first time… So, I began working on them last night and then started on them this morning. I must say, I’m very pleased with my work on them now!

VTG Licca Chan Gum and More!

Here are some amazing things I was able to find, that came in today! As you may already know, I collect Licca chan Lotte bubble gum toys. They are similar to Glico toys, but these have the Licca chan name on them, also by Lotte. I grew up with these yummy gums at my local […]

Want to Make a Furry Figurine?

Here’s a quick way you can create those really cute vintage furry figurines you see in some collectors photos. I was asked a few times, on how I made the furry cutie here in this post. So, naturally, I’d rather share how I did it via blog post! You saw the cute little deer shakers […]

Upcycling Latest Finds!

Monday’s mail was a lot of items, I wanted and needed to see if I could upcycle?! I received some fabric fur for a project, I’ve been wanting to try… I also got two vintage pin cushion chairs made in Japan. They arrived to me below, with rust, faded fabric, and dirty, faded flowers…