Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The mini

Remember the mini album I sneaked a few posts ago? Here she is:

I love looking thru old treasures. I attribute that to my mom and mema, the queens of junking. I can remember my friend Katie and I dumpster diving for treasures when a thrift store on the square, St. Claire's Closet, went out of business and they threw what was left in a back alley dumpster. That was in middle school.

And the thrill of the hunt continues to this day.

I use to really be into more primitive-style antiques. But my taste is slowly becoming more modern, by about 100 years. ;) Mid century modern seems to be super popular and I must be jumping on that bandwagon because the style seems to really suit me at this point in my life.

I just thought how interesting it would be to take pictures around the house of the vintage look I am liking, because who 10, 20 years I might be into a whole different style.

This Maya Road canvas album is great--I tea stained all the pages and misted a few as well. The size was perfect for some instax pictures I took of my finds.

The paper and embellishments throughout are from The Girls' Paperie, mainly Paper Girl with some On Holiday thrown in for good measure. Both lines of alphas, buttons, brads, die cuts...just perfect.

If you have had a chance to play with these lines you know the vintage feel to them...totally went along with this album and treat to play with.

Looking forward to CHA Chicago this summer to see the new lines Margie will be debuting...and how the booth will be decorated. I kid you not, I could have lived in the booth from this past winter's show! SO CUTE!

So there you have it. A little tribute to my vintage style and findings! If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them :)
Have a beautiful day...I think we might be heading to the doctor. Paxton is sounding a bit croupy ;(
*Back from the doctor, and yep croup. And ANOTHER ear infection! Poor little dudey. Can't wait until June 7th for his ear tube surgery. Praying that will help do the trick.


  1. Lex,
    I this album!!
    Oh...AND...I can't wait to catch up with you on some latest purchases and a "thrift gift" or two from my MIL.
    Hope Lil Pax is better soon!

  2. small world . . . we were at the doc's ofc today w/an ear infection, too.

    sigh. bring on tubes!

  3. wow, you are amazing!! I am so glad you found my blog because now I am in love with your blog!!
    Where are you at in Missouri??


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