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Etsy finds: Chalkware

Oddly enough, I don’t really like typical girly clothing shopping. However I DO love looking at things on Etsy for a bazillion hours on end. Weird, I know. Anyway, one of my favorite things to look at is chalkware. Chalkware used to be used for all kinds of things, often little figurines that were given out as carnival prizes. There are all sorts, ranging from little flute-playing boys to very racist depictions of kids eating watermelon.  I prefer the kitschy 3D wall hanging types. The kitchen-centric ones seem to be mainly fruit and mushrooms with some chickens thrown in. They were apparently real popular to hang in your kitchen in the ’50s. I wouldn’t know. I wasn’t there. 😉

I want to collect them for my kitchen wall:

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(from here) There are a TON of these fruit ones online, so why can I never find any at the Bins?? Also, what kind of tree grows bananas AND a peach apple peachapple?

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But the BEST ones have hooks on the bottom for your potholders:

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This one is my absolute favorite, but it is sold! 😦

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But I know there are more out there for my anthropomorphic-lovin heart:

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Note to self: the cutest ones all seem to be made by “Miller Studio.”

Note to everyone else: some are WAY too creepy, even for me:

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xoxo, emma

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Etsy Finds: Christmas ornaments

Yes, I know that it isn’t quite Thanksgiving yet, but I have to admit I started decorating for Christmas on Monday. We plan on going to a U-Pick place for our Christmas tree, since the BF didn’t even know people chopped down their own trees until this year! (He blames his So-Cal upbringing for this). I’ve been busy crafting some ornaments for our tree, right now I’m at a grand total of FOUR so I either need to get crafting or we will have to get a tiny 1-foot tall tree to make up for my lack of ornaments! I don’t particularly like the plain glass ball ornaments (unless they are vintage mercury glass ones in muted tones) so I’m going to resist getting a big pack of those from a big-box store and aim for a mostly handmade tree (bonus: less $$$ spent on decorations = more $$$ for gifts).

Meanwhile, I’ve been checking out Etsy for some inspiration:

Vintage angel Christmas ornamentI’m definitely drawn to kitschy plastic Christmas decor, and I love how this little gal appears so grumpy.

glitter santa ornamentI love this glittery disco Santa.

wrapped present ornamentI need to look around my house for some match boxes, because these little mini wrapped gifts would be so easy to make.

tuba boy ornamentThis tuba boy is super cute.

Well, it’s back to Christmas crafting for me!

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