Remember a few weeks ago when Maddie & I headed up to Portland for the Plucky Maidens Holiday Event? Well, I just realized that while I showed you the fabulous Magpie Ethel Christmas creations that we picked out in my holiday decorations post, I didn't show you the rest of what we got that day. Time to get caught up!
Maddie was absolutely thrilled when she found this beautiful vintage jewelry box done up with some Magpie Ethel Magic. It is so perfectly pink and glittery how could a little girl not love it? Plus, the vintage ballerina images only add to the girliness.
How about some magnificent pink Shiny Brites and glitter bottle brush trees? She had plenty of both along with the reflector flowers. Maddie & I were like kids in a candy store.
See that mercury glass candy cane? Yep, another Magpie Ethel creation. We also found more Shiny Brites and this cute little knee hugger in some of the other booths. This is the first knee hugger that we have found that is wearing white.
Being that this Plucky Maidens show was being held during the holidays, you can only imagine the abundance of holiday tablecloths. The top one is a runner and the bottom one is so big that it can fit my giant farmhouse table. I don't come across tablecloths that large very often.
Maddie & I each picked out an apron to wear during our holiday baking this year. Now I just have to find one for Sister to wear when we bake this weekend!
The next day, we headed to the flea market to check out what kind of vintage holiday treats we could find.
Shiny Brites in the original boxes, Japan hugger salt & pepper shaker set, and an old spool of ribbon for crafting. You knew I wouldn't be able to pass these things up, right?
There was an abundance of ornaments and I evidently thought I needed to buy them all!
I found a couple more Archie glasses for my collection and these super cute donkey shakers. The Jadite mug is the first one that I have found. I only paid $2 for it. I love the flea market!
Like all of you, my heart is heavy with grief for what the people of Newtown, CT are dealing with. In 1998, a 15-year old boy opened fire in the cafeteria of our local high school. This is the school that my son Alex is now a Junior at. The shooter killed two innocent students. This was after he had already killed his parents in their home. I remember this tragedy like it was yesterday. But our community came together and helped each other through the unthinkable pain, loss and anger that we all felt. The residents of Newtown have a long road ahead but with the support and love from their community as well as all of us around the country and even the world, maybe it will make it just a little bit easier.
Until next time...
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