I just about started making out with my postman today. I was so dang excited about the things I got in the mail.
Piles of awesome buttons from EBay and Etsy. Including these amazing ones from Vintage Necessities. She picks out the nicest buttons for her shop. Totally beats buying Grandma's tin button box on EBay to find that only 4 of a 100 buttons are worthwhile.
And I've had this Character Culture Citizenship Guide (1936) for years and have been searching high and low for more of the series. I just think the artwork is so gorgeous, and God Bless the passive aggressive conduct message. Our great grandmothers knew how to tell you that your pits stank in the loveliest of ways.
So finally finding more on EBay was a giant thrill. I've had a search up for these buggers for about a year now. I won the Cooperate poster and the very nice seller threw in the Protect The Birds for free because it has a tiny tape tear on the bottom. I don't even care - I'm so in love with these.
And this felted strawberry necklace came in the mail as part of a shop swap I did with Rosemary4Remembrance. If you think it looks incredibly clever, you would be correct. But see it in person and you will swoon with the freaking cuteness of it. I hope she wants more rings because I'm ready to swap for more for my nieces!
And this owl didn't come today, but I've been meaning to post a picture of it for awhile. Had you asked me a year ago if I would be willing to spend $40 on a stuffed owl I would have been all, "No way man, that's like an entire spring wardrobe at The Walmart!". But I've really grown to appreciate how these handmade gems are little stand alone art pieces. Old School Acres doesn't stock a full shop. So you'll have to check in from time to time to see if she has any new ones up. The best way is to read her blog as she usually gives readers notice when an owl is coming to roost at Etsy.
We also got 2 Blue Cross Blue Shield bills in the mail today. Which doesn't sound thrilling - but about 4 years ago we had such terrible insurance it drove us under. So seeing a bill that says, "You may owe your provider $12.45" is pretty much like reading health care porn.
UPDATED: Here's a few that I've had framed since this post.
I had to crop the mats pretty close since the edges were very tattered, and had cello tape and pushpin holes. But I still adore them!