Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wed and Thursday July 16-17, 2008
Two Days of Antiquing.

This past wed. and thurs. I went antiquing for an inspirational boost and for of course some vintage goodies. Everytime I create a new edition of the faerie zine or a premier zine such as piddlestixs, it takes alot out of you. During the creation of a new publication I exhaust my creative energy and need some refuel, more than coffee, LoL.

With the creation of Piddlestixs, I have become even more obsessed with everything vintage and old, not that I wan't before, but even more so now. I had a craving for new cabinet card images, dolls, and more. So on Wed. I headed down the road to Victorian Hackettstown's Main Street and started my adventure at Kathy's Kove, which is an amazing antique store with so much to see and buy, from Victorian pieces, fabrics, and furniture to tons of stunning tea ware and piece. I must mention,Kathy's also doubles as a Tea Room with scrumptious treats and tea for all to enjoy after a few hours of searching for treasures. Its a haven of pure vintage delight!

This excursion lead to numerous finds such as:

a basket of dolls(including the basket), a doll tea pick/sugar holder, an old Yankees article with Babe Ruth Picture in frame (put this one away for one of Glenn's Birthday Gifts) and some sheet music booklets with wonderful covers.

I have even created a wish list of a few items I want there, including a vintage prom dress or social ball gown, a rhinestone bracelet and a tea set. During checkout I had the opportunity to meet an amazing jewelry designer named Becki, her jewelry creations are absolutely gorgeous, one beautiful piece after another and she's local from NJ, opening a store in Belvidere. So exciting and glad to become friends, to see her works visit:
You won't leave so much jewelry eye candy to see!

Visit Kathy's Kove & Kafe': for an array of vintage treasures.
In Sept. the amazing Kathy will be selling some of my pieces, she's amazing!
On Thursday My Mom and I stopped in to visit our dear and loving friends (extended family) at Sally Lunn's Tea Room and Shoppe in Chester, NJ, my mom stayed to converse with the girls I headed down to Pegasus Antiques Center to search for some treasures and I'm so glad I did. Let me just say, this store is like walking back into time, into a secret shoppe in Olde England or a Magic Movie. Just so much to see, buy and want. This store is huge with a basement to, I was lost in the cabinet card isle for over an hour and the magazines they have from the turn of the century into the 60's is unbelievable, dolls, teawares, safari hats, furniture, chandelier pieces, they have it all. I have a wish list there too, an antique Teapot and Cups set, an Alice in Wonderland Magazine from 1920's and the whole cabinet card collection, LOL.
There is a Tea Party cabinet card I found too, which will be the main image for the Tea Party I am hosting for friends and family, its an Afternoon Tea with a mix of Midsummer Nights Dream, fairies, vintage dolls and cupcakes, colors will be a mix of creams, silvers, red, pinks and soft greens! I will take pictures of that event!


Outstanding Stranger said...

Wow what a haul you made....Love all the stuff you got, mostly the vintage lady's having tea..what a score. Have fun. Diane

Paper Cat Designs said...

Thank you for sharing your fantastic finds! I came over from because I had to hear the rest of the story! (heeheehee) It is such a delight to read about your adventure and see what you have found. I am enjoying your work.

Cheers! =D

Alison Gibbs said...

So many gorgeous vintage finds.

Alberta and Ava said...

Angtiquing and going to flea markets is one of my very favorite things. I would much rather have something old and well-loved than something new and mass-produced.Most of the things in my home are old, either inherited, bought, or scavenged! I wish you were here in Atlanta to go to Scott's Antique Market with me next month. It's two HUGE warehouses full of art, antiques, jewelry, and garden treasures.

I received my first copy of your faerie zine yesterday!!!! So, I finished all my vacation laundry, posted two collages, poured myself a glass of wine, and immersed myself in your whimisical world!

Your tea party sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see pictures.


Sandy Michelle said...

What beautiful finds Lisa! I love antiquing! It's so relaxing yet exciting when you find something fabulous! I can't wait to see the Piddlestix issue! Have fun at your tea party!


Little Miss Crafty said...

Hi I have an award for you on my blog


You found some wonderful finds. I can't wait to see what you do with them!


faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much everyone for coming by to see my new vintage treasures!

Little Miss Crafty, I'll be stopping on by!
Thanks so much!

Magic and Joy!

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Hi Lisa,
Im glad you visited my blog,
because now I found yours.
Im a Jersey girl as well.
Im by the shore Sandy Hook area.
what a small world.

Couture de Papier said...

thank you for invite!

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Hi Lisa, I would love to feature your Marie Antoinette art on my new blog for atists who are inspired by her decadent life. Your art Kimberly

faerie enchantment said...

that would be wonderful Kimberly! Thank You so much!
I will add you to my blog too!
Magic and Much Joy! Lisa!

P.S. Sandy so excited you are a Jersey Girl too!

Bettsi said...

Lisa Darling! Your finds are amazing! How I would love to go shopping with you. I have a new blog and I hope you can handle another award because you got one! With love!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Fabulous Score Lisa! It is good to relax and reward yourself after such a creative Bang ! BTW I received my invitation in the mail today for the dreamboat. Cant believe you made all those great invites by hand. Thank you so much for sending something so sweet my way.