Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Love Letters ~ Forgotten Treasures

I'm so happy we didn't let a little snow and freezing temperatures stop us from going to the most recent estate sale.....we wold have missed finding love letters from Ted!

My favorite part of the letter is when Ted gives a description of himself; I'm 19 and will be 20 in July, 5'7" weighs 150lbs, bownish hair, loves sports and girls and drives a gold & white 55 Chev Bel Air!

When going to estate sales get there early for the best selection, but I have found at the end of the day or Sunday afternoon you'll get the best deals. The strategy of shopping a sale is simple, yet complex, I have found if I go in search ofa paticular object my eye will "edit out" other very suitable objects. This sets up for disappointment, however, if you go for more of the hunt, you are bound to see something to come home with.....I'm sure you will find something you will make a connection with, like a box of old love letters!!! 
XOX Glad & Cel

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Toys from our Childhood

Have you ever wandered into a vintage market or a junk shop and found your doll or teddy bear you have been missing since you were six years old? Well, of course, it wasn't the very same one but one exactly like it. (Mine had been left at Mountain Home Air Force Base were we lived until I was six years old.) I'm sure everyone's got a story like that ~ toys from our childhood can zap a memory like nothing else can! Otherwise, why would we cling to our old falling-apart teddy bears or the silly play things of our childhood??
Some of us have made up our minds that dolls, teddy bears, play-houses, tea sets, paper dolls, Curious George, and Mickey Mouse are always okay to have around all the time for inspiration, fantasy, humor, and comfort!
Age doesn't matter!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wishing you wonderful memories from 2012! xox

A little bit of our home at Christmas!!
Presents were opened, guests have gone, and memories were made! Wishing you all wonderful memories from 2012!
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We are trying slowly to get our home back together, spending time to enjoy ourselves and each other. This has been an amazing year for our family and business. We have accomplished so many of our goals and we are very excited for the coming New Year and look forward to sharing it with all of you! Thank you for every comment and every email! We truly appreciate you and your support and encouragement here on our blog, our business and our Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market Show!  

We are so looking forward to sharing the coming New Year with all of you!

Much thanks and gratitude to Cary Burnett for the taking photos for us!

xox Glad & Celia