Monday, December 6, 2010

Accessorize your Holiday

All of these wonderful vintage accessories coming throughout the day at No Carnations!
How are you adding luxe to your Holiday?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Dallas Flea ~ A December weekend

A beautiful Saturday spent in Dallas at the second annual Christmas Dallas Flea. Lots of great things and met some more local Etsians. Always a joy!
I snagged a couple of prints(fox and mushroom) from Red Tile Studio and drooled over more prints like the be-spectacled bear at Pamela Michelle.

Some other favorite artists were ~f is for frank with their tooth and sea sponge jewelry
~The House of MacGregor millinery with beautiful hats of burlap and straw
~Signifying Not with quirky Printed tees, paper goods and medals, their blog is delightful as well if you have a taste for the comic macabre!
and last but not least a great vintage display where I found lots more of these mid-century beaded ornaments from Peace Traveler vintage. I can't wait to get a tree tomorrow and start a little Holiday decor, Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 29, 2010


Jeremy: [needs something to impress a female crow he just met] Mrs. Briz! Mrs. Briz! Gimme the sparkly! I gotta have the sparkly! Mrs. B, I gotta have it! Girls can't resist sparklys! Oh, please? PLEEEEEEEZ?

~Dom DeLuise as Jeremy in The Secret of Nimh~

a little bit of sparkly coming to the decidedly festive front page of No Carnations!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Market

Whew, I have been so busy getting ready to deliver lots of my handmade goodies to the Holiday Market for Friday, I have barely had time to keep up! By tomorrow morning all will be done and I will treat myself to a much needed 3 hour break at the movies to see Harry Potter... finally!
Then, its a whirlwind of fun for 14 guests at my house, dessert baking starts tonight.
Here are some of my favorite things I have been working on.
~ Specimen shadow boxes for handmade jewelry
~vintage inspired Advent Calenders
~adding sparkles to anything that sits still
~Pumpkin vine handled cloches
~zipper flowers for adorning vintage pate jars of buttons, beads etc
~Vintage Flower Frog Christmas Trees
~Handmade cards of Yo Yos and Vintage Paper Garlands

I hope your Holiday is a blast...Happy Thanksgiving everybody!