Monday, December 16, 2013

Follow Me on Instagram!

WOW this social media thing is crazy! It's not enough to have facebook, a blog, twitter, pinterest now I gotta also have instagram apparently!  LOL. Thanks to our media guy at work, he's showing me the ropes!

I also heard there is something called "snap chat" ???? haven't heard of that one yet!

you can find me and all my wonderful pictures on Instagram: search for blissfullyvintagetexas

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Our Christmas Home

I love to decorate, christmas is my favorite but I love to decorate for all the seasons. I want to be surrounded by all the things I love and all things that make me happy. It is said that what ever we continually think about we will attract those things into our lives, so I make a conscious effort to think about all the things that I love. And that is so easy to do this time of year.
This is the cool ledge above my door. I have my pink Tree with vintage ornaments on it along side my moms pink prom dress!
This is my vintage toy display on top of my antique armoire.

The mantle was designed by my girls this year!

Our Village needs a bigger table next year!

So this little get up is new this year.....I found this vintage toy ad at one of my favorite hang outs, Homestead Handcrafts! It was sold as "wrapping paper" but I put it in the cool frame I got at a garage sale.....wait for it...... for 50 cents! Yes you read right! It worked perfectly for this new ad!

This is my treasured nativity scene

This was an awesome find for only $6.00, its a vintage cardboard cut out that was used as a display in a store many years ago......I wonder about all the joy this brought to many children when they saw it in the store.  He even has a fuzzy suit!  So cool...........

I LOVE my new little Primitive Feather Tree!  Check out the old holly sugar sign....I found it at a flea market for $1.00 what a bargain!

My sweet puppy...wondering why I'm taking all these pictures???

I must have trees in every nook and crany, that way I can decorate them in all different themes!

My shabby display that's not quite perfect.....My collection of vintage ornaments hang from my white tree.

Ahhhh.....more and more glitter houses, these light up!

My prized door, why is it so special you ask? Let me tell you.....I found it near the trash can on Randolph AFB, when I asked the guy at the hobby shop where it came from he said they were remodeling base housing and this was from one of the officers houses that was built in the 1930's. Well a great piece of history like that can't just be tossed out, so it went home with me! and now it sits proudly in my dining room!

My perfectly wonderful shabby china cabinet, guess I need to change out the flowers for Christmas stuff

The girls gotta have an advent house

Last but not least.....My wine is all dressed up for the occasion!

My Etsy Shop

Ok so for years I've bought and sold on Ebay, so when I started this business everyone said open an Etsy shop! Well I did, but I only am selling one item, custom made vintage style necklaces. I made the first one for my mom for her birthday and she absolutely loved it! So I figured I can custom make these with other folks pictures of their loved ones too!

Check it out:

Shabby Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for me. And since I love all things shabby vintage and wonderful, what else would I create but more of the same?

 I found these sweet little glass domes at Wally World of all places, but they definitely need to be kicked up a notch! So very carefully I pulled them apart and gave them a shabby chic treatment!

  •  How cute are these? I had wondered what to do with those vintage jello tins that I had to buy because I just knew I could do something with them.

I love how my vintage tags came out

I am all about the glitter house's! I just love the vintage putz houses, but finding them in antique stores carries a heavy price tag usually. So........once again, thanks to the fine folks at Wally World, I got these little houses (their plastic shhh...don't tell :) they were once ugly as sin, all gold! So I just kicked em' up a notch and wha la.....shabby perfection!

More awesome vintage tag/ornaments for the tree!
Love how this one came's sorta semi-homade. It once was only one ornament, but after I got ahold of it, it magically became 2 and oh so vintagey. Is that even a word? It is to me!
Yeah, these baby's are all over pinterest, but now their all over my booth!

More awesome vintage tags!

And as you can see, Grandma made her debute once again, on this awesome ornament!

These cute little trees are perfect in the vintage jello tins!

Dream Come True

I finally started a business! Something I've always dreamed of doing. The saying about follow your bliss is true, so much so I even incorporated it into my business's name!  So, what about a logo? Asks the lady at the small business association. What could be more perfect than my grandma in all her wonderful vintage glory!
So I decided to make "Grandma" famous! Or as my hubby says "grandma is gonna make you famous" heres praying to that!

So she became my official logo complete with signage and business cards! Check us out on Facebook too:

Next up is to set up shop! I picked out a nice big spot at a local boutique called Ashlyn Rose located at 820 Main St in Schertz Tx! I loved this shop already so now I'm a part of it!