I realized that I have a few new displays up in the house that I haven't shared. It is the time between my Birthday and The Bean's birthday, so we just celebrate for a month with a display. Then, for no reason at all, I rounded up all my vintage school stuff and made a back to School display. I don't have a school aged kid anymore (BOOHOOO!) so there's no reason for it. But I have so much fabulous old school stuff that I just wanted to SEE it all together. Then there's the "It makes me happy and it looks good together, so I put it all together" display. It's my favorite.
First up: Birthday
It's to celebrate my birthday and my "two days and he's not a teenager anymore" son's birthday, but there is a lot of PINK in there. Mom makes the stuff and buys the stuff, so PINK it is.
Love the banner. I won it from a fellow blogger years ago.
I framed this from an old children's book.
Old cards from Heidi, a children's record and candles that I thought I might make and sell SOMEDAY.
Vintage candle boxes, cake slice, more sweet old cards and the Happy Birthday song.
Spun heads from Carol, Party birds from Laurie and an Annalee holding a cake.
I really think I would leave this up all year if I had space for it.
Next: Back to School
So much goodness.
My vintage chalkboard collection and chalk boxes and a tiny box of flashcards,
There's always an Annalee - a teacher this time, of course.
A few of my old School Readers. I have a ton of them and I have found a lot lately. I need to cull some out. But, how do you choose what to let go? More chalk boxes and a graduation girl.
The "Throw it all together display""
Gnomes, German and red. That ties it all together, I think.
We all know I love tiny things and I pick tiny things up all the time. I sell some. I keep some. Some, I keep awhile and then I sell. This is where a lot of that tiny stuff goes.
I love the old German Weather houses. The one on the right is actually a bank. So, I only have two, but it looks like I have three. And we know what three means.....:)
I thrifted the Gnomes book to sell, but would you look at that - all up on the high shelf where even I can't reach it. It';s not going anywhere anytime soon. I made the nesting dolls. They don't nest though. They aren't German, but they are red so they fit. Yes, they do.
Small cuckoo clock my friend Hope from Fayetteville/the UK sent me.
Oh wait, there's more!
I forgot that I threw some deer in there. Add a toadstool and they fit too!
This was thrifted for resale and it will be someday. But, ti just fits so perfectly up there on my picnic tin from Chanelle.
Now that I see all these things, I see that a lot of them remind me of my blog friends and that makes everything even sweeter.