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!

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…

Amazing Finds Are In!

I won a Lot of vintage ceramic coin banks from Yahoo Japan! They arrived to me today and I’ve already listed a few of the banks in my etsy shop! The lovely lot included a Rune Naito panda, sweet deer couple, Ado Mizumori girl, etc…

Restoring These Cuties!

As soon as I got them in,(See here), I started working the past weekend on restoring them… It was an added bonus, to receive some of the materials I needed to do the job too! Whew.  First, I worked on the doe. I was able to salvage most of her neck area. Then, I changed […]