Call it the winter doldrums, call it lazy, call it...well, perhaps you know. I just haven't found a reason to post on my blog lately. To be precise, I haven't found anything in my crafty/vintage loving life that would be worthy of you, dear reader, to spend a few precious minutes here. I have, of course, used this blog to feature newly listed handmade goodies in my etsy shop, but being the lazy sod that I am, it is far easier and quicker to post newly listed handmade goods on facebook. And, yes, I know not everyone does facebook. I used to not DO facebook, but it is an important marketing tool as so many do DO facebook. See? I've already wasted your time with this prattling post.
Which leads me to another thing. Comments. I do love your comments, but typepad has made it very difficult for me to reply to your comments through direct email. I haven't yet cracked the code on how to do so, but I do read your comments and appreciate them, even if in my frustration I can't find a way to reply to them.
I am sure you've read other fab bloggers who get the dreaded "bloggers block" and write a post similar to this one. So before I sink to whinging or whining (depending on which part of the world you hail from), I shall close with this simple promise...to only post things that are worthy of your time. It may not come on a regular basis, but you certainly don't want your time wasted on a regular basis either. If you have any ideas about things you would like me to blog about, hey, I am open to suggestions. I just may not be able to reply back to you to say "thank you", but know I do thank you so very much for stopping by!
Hitting estate sales when the weather is in the single digits and wind chills below zero, is not what I enjoying doing. Even though the sales are indoors all I can think of is this...
Yes, this is the Dr. Zhivago house. And the since our is weather is a gift from Siberia, this is how everything feels outside to me.
And inside doesn't feel much better...
Well, not this bad, but I am so over winter like many of you are, right? But never fear, the studio is well-stocked and I am having a blast making spring-themed creations as well as goodies for the May Vintage Home Market. Stay tuned and stay warm!
Beat the winter's chill with a sweet two day Dime Store Chic SALE! 20% off everything in the shop until midnight (EST) February 16th. At checkout enter the following coupon code in all caps to get your discount: CHILL
You must enter the code to get your discount, I can't do it for you. Thanks!
When I was in my teen years, my younger brothers wore Health Tex clothes. I was a little too old for them, but I remember those coloful "Brady Bunch" style pants with each pant leg a different color, and the swish swish of couduroy. I found this fun vintage 1975 book by Health Tex recently and am in love with the vintage fashion illustrations of these great children's seventies clothes!
I love the stripes and different color pant legs on these boys! I know my brothers had these exact pants! This cute book and other vintage goodies are now available in Dime Store Chic!
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and look forward to what 2015 will offer!
After a quick glance at my new calendar, I saw that Valnetine's Day is only 6 weeks away! Time to pull out from my stash all of the goodies to make dime store inspired decorations for that holiday of love!
I have just listed some garlands made from my stash of vintage Valentines! They are currently in Dime Store Chic as well a batch of new recent estate sale finds!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great 2015!~~XXOO, Beth
I love a fun time travel novel and in that spirit I am delighted to announce the release of my latest novel: Warrior and the Wanderer!
To celebrate the release I am hosting a FUN give-away through my Elizabeth Holcombe-author Facebook page of a lovely antique heart locket or a copy of my latest ebook!
Please visit my author website, Elizabeth Holcombe, for more details! Also I invite you to follow/like my Dime Store Chic facebook page for "pop up" sale announcements and up-to-date announcements of the latest listings in Dime Store Chic! Thanks so much!~~XXOO, Beth
Let's have a fun sale in Dime Store Chic! With a $20 minimum purchase you get 40% OFF everything in the shop! This includes ALL holiday decor! Simply enter the following coupon code: HOLIDAYSALE at check out. This sale expires on December 31st and the discount cannot be applied to other coupon codes or discounts. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holly-Days!~~~XXOO, Beth
Yesterday we decorated the outside of our house for the holiday season. I cribbed this idea from facebook and gave it our own twist. I drew the images on plywood, hubby used his excellent woodworking skills to cut them out, and then I painted them. As you can see this villian who I wouldn't touch with a "thirty-nine and a-half foot pole" is de-decorating our house while his faithful companion sits in the detris of our decorations spilling out of the bag.
"Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand."~~~XXOO, Beth