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Attic Treasures

Hello and welcome to a new, old feature here on Butterfly Dreams. I love sharing the treasures I find at flea markets and thrift stores. Coming up with a different name for each post of this nature is not so much fun. As a result I have decided to introduce a new/old feature called Attic Treasures where I will share photos of my latest treasures. Here you will find all sorts of vintage treasures and will have all the fun of exploring grandma’s attic or in my case grandpa’s garage. My grandpa loved yard sales and auctions. He bought all kinds of stuff and then had his own garage sales. His garage was always full of stuff. It was a grand adventure to dig in all the boxes and see what treasures I could find. I am still treasure hunting today. Most recently, I uncovered this pretty alarm clock.

I just love the colors and it’s perfect on my bedside table.

Over the summer I found several treasures while visiting my mom. One of those was this very pretty, glamourous lipstick holder/mirror. I carry it in my make up bag and feel so elegant and glamourous whenever I use it.

For awhile now I have been searching for a red beaded necklace. I was thrilled to find this one in my favorite booth. It’s perfect.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this maiden voyage of Attic Treasures! There will be more to come! Happy Hunting!!!!

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Flexing Creative Muscles

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Today I decided it was high time I set aside business and stress and do a little something fun and creative. So I got up this morning and went into the kitchen and baked banana bread using this recipe from Vanilla and Lace.

The bread turned out perfectly delicious! I am so pleased with the recipe. It calls for honey instead of sugar and is super easy to make. Of course, I had even more fun using my vintage Sunbeam mixer.

After a break for lunch, I sat down to play with beads. I has this wonderful idea for a necklace and it turned out just the way I’d imagined! I love it when that happens!

This was made using a red coral rose pendant and Ruby dyed Jade beads! I used the same round beads to make this pair of pretty earrings!

I strayed a just a bit from the red to make this bracelet to go with an outfit of mine! I was quite pleased with the way it turned out!

Well, that’s about it for my day. Time to put my feet up and enjoy a good book!

New Items Added to Shop!

I just added a few new items to the shop and wanted to share!

Aren't these beads pretty? I also have one listed that is made with green and orange beads!

I love these glass beads and those yellow crystals are so pretty!

This is my favorite! It's so delicate and of course I love butterflies!

So don’t forget to visit the shop and check out all the goodies!

New Items in Shop! Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts!

I have put some new items in the shop today!  I made them with Valentine’s Day in mind and feel that they will make lovely gifts!

I also have some other lovely items that are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

So, stop by, visit a little, and get all your Valentine shopping done!

New Goodies in the Shop!

There are some lovely new items in the shop. Be sure to visit and take a peek. These will make perfect Christmas gifts!

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Delightful, Whimsical Jewelry

While visiting my usual haunts, I happened upon this lovely jewelry and just fell in love!

Aren’t these just so pretty! These and more can be found on Etsy at a shop called dewizy. Click here to visit and see all the sweet eye candy!

Ethel and Eileen

While traveling and visiting lastweek, I discovered that my cousin has her own Etsy shop. Lindy has been making beaded jewerly for a while now and her work is quite lovely. Recently, she has opened an Etsy shop called EthelandEileen. It is named for her grandmothers. Eileen is her dad’s mom and I know little about her. Ethel is my grandma as well and was a very creative person. She sewed, painted ceramics, and crocheted. I have a quilt she made, an afghan, dolls, doll clothes, doilies, potholders, dishrags, stuffed animals, and ceramics. She was always a big part of our lives and I know my cousin has many fond memories of her. I want to encourage you to visit EthelandEileen and check out some of the wonderful pieces my cousin has there. Here are a pair of earrings and a bracelet I brought home.

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