Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Nifty Thrifty Finds

First, I have to say how thrilled I was yesterday to read all my new comments. Thank you all so much! I felt like Sally Field, "They left comments! They really left comments!!" (I'm such a dork...I insisted that my husband read every one of them!) The beauty of the Internet and blogland is becoming very clear to me - it's about CONNECTIONS and SHARING and feeling like, "Hey, somebody out there kind of gets me" and "Someone out there is into this too! Is there a better feeling in the world than that?

Now, I feel even more motivated to blog more frequently and to stop second guessing myself so much and just put it out there. I was reading Lauren's blog and she spoke of how easy it is to get intimidated by all of the amazing talent out there. I so respect and admire Lauren's work that it dawned on me that if SHE feels this way, then it truly must be a universal feeling. On a daily basis, I feel like I don't have any idea what I'm doing and most of what I make is just pure crap and not worthy of a picture much less a blog post.

Not the best attitude for creating, I know. I'm working on it. So thanks, you guys, for the encouraging words.

These are a few items I found over the past few months, some at local antique malls and some at vendor night at Art & Soul Hampton.
I find it hard to resist the Victorian scraps...just the history and story about them. Can you imagine all the girls long ago cutting those images out and glueing them down in scrapbooks?
They, too, must have liked collecting pretty images and papers and bits of ribbon. Like-minded spirits from another time.

As fun as it is to scout for these treasures, I realize it is time for me to cool my jets and get to creating. I just love foraging so much! (My Italian grandma was an antiques dealer (not fine antiques...just beat up, chipped up junk so I think it's in my blood.) If there were a 12-step program for junkers and antique shoppers, I would don a wide-brimmed hat and dark sunglasses and sign up today. Does anyone else have this problem? Oh well, they say the first step is admitting that you have a problem. I've done that so I think that's enough honesty for today.


Lilli said...

You certainly do have a lot of lovely things !

jessi nagy said...

oohh! I love all these finds! good day junkin
jessi nagy

Lisa Gallup - Spirit Thing Studio said...

You posted some wonderful finds!I just posted some on my blog a few days ago. :) I absolutely LOVE thrifting, but am REALLY trying to cut back! lol

lauren said...

I for one am sooo glad that you are feeling motivated to post more! I love the work I have seen of yours and I know for a fact that you are a sweetie that I would like to visit more often.

So there.

(and thanks for mentioning my blog too)

Natasha Burns said...

You have such wonderful finds!!!! So lucky! i really must cut back my shopping too... i have stuff everywhere, and can't seem to stop!
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment on my blog!

katydiddy said...

Kimla! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I'll be reading yours everyday, so look for pretty regular comments from me. It is fun to "meet" so many people in blogland, isn't it?

Helle Greer said...

You got some wonderful treasures here.
Love your blog.

kimberlykwan said...

oooh! Kimla! You have such delightful treasures here! how fun! Just don't let Carolyn Peeler see that doll head....she may just hunt you down! :-)

Jennifer said...

Omigosh! I love ALL your wonderful vintage goodies! Such wonderful eye candy! I want you to know I too, get down on myself and very intimidated over not feeling my work is worthy as others. I get sooo intimated when I see other artist fantastic work, that I feel like mine is poop. LOL! I love your blog!!!

Jennifer said...

P.S. Im going to add you to my blog list! :)