StarShineVintage: Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Accessories

The owner: Krista Morrison from Seattle, WA
The products: A carefully curated collection of vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories. Use coupon code 15OFF for 15% off your purchase!
Fun facts: Krista’s motto is “Live in style, wear vintage”. Vintage pieces are a great way to add flair to your wardrobe, and timeless pieces never go out of style.
Reviews & Sales:  1300+ sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s a very special 7 items from Etsy shop StarShineVintage:

Me & Ro Graduated Shell Disc Necklace 
Native Nanook Alaskan Moose Leather Beaded Winter Mittens Gloves 
Boho Gypsy Crocheted Black Witchy Dress 
1960's Large Tortoise Shell Mirrored Sunglasses 
Coach Soho Ergo Leather Cinch Crossbody Bag 
Spring Swarovski Sautoir Flower Bezel Necklace 
70's Boho Chic Sheer Dress Capelet Dress 

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

StarShineVintage – Vintage Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories

The shop:  StarShineVintage
The owner:  Krista Morrison from Seattle, Washington
The products:  A great assortment of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories and decor – with items dating from the 1800’s all the way to the 1990’s. Use coupon code 15OFF for 15% off your order. 🙂 
Fun facts:  Krista has always had a passion for design; Drawn to vintage and antique items, she loves coming across pieces that are timeless & designed to last.

Reviews & Sales:  1200+ sales with a 5 star average review rating!
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop StarShineVintage:


White Mini Butterfly Lace Dress 
 
Giant Puka Shell Hawaiian Surfer Necklace & Earrings 
Mother of Pearl Chinese Carved Ship 
1960's Mod Round Oversized Italian Sunglasses, Jackie O 
 
Victorian Chemise Lace Blouse 1800's 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: VintageTeacupShop

I’ve always loved looking at vintage glassware and china patterns. It’s one of my favorite things to look for when I’m in antique shops, and I love seeing all of the colors & patterns that have been created. With the advent of online shopping in the past decade, it’s become easier and easier to browse china & other vintage items online! Check out Etsy shop VintageTeacupShop; based in Franklin, MA, VintageTeacupShop is owned by Mary-Ann Wood, who also owns Etsy shop DinnerWearJewelry. Mary-Ann often goes shopping for vintage china supplies for DinnerWearJewelry, and comes across beautiful teacup & saucer sets, as well as playfully mismatched sets. Right now, VintageTeacupShop is offering a special coupon code – THANKS10. You can also find VintageTeacupShop at VintageTeacupShop1.com. Here’s a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop VintageTeacupShop:



Vintage Gold Teacup and Saucer, Queen Anne English Tea cup, Bone China Tea Cup, Antique Teacup




Blue and White Antique Teacup and Saucer Vintage Royal Albert




Vintage Tea Cup Paragon Tapestry Rose 1930's Teacup and Saucer




Antique Tea Cup and Saucer Royal Grafton Blue Vintage Teacup and Saucer Pink Roses




Antique Moustache Cup and Saucer T&V Limoges France Hand Painted Violets Teacup





Vintage Royal Doulton Teacup, Teacup Trio, Kismet Discontinued Pattern # H5054, English Bone China Tea Cup, Antique Teacup




CH Field Haviland Limoges Incrustation Tea Cup and Saucer Double Dorure
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy vintage)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MajorDivision

Vintage clothes are a great addition to any wardrobe… Some styles are timeless, and other styles, if not currently in style, will be in a few years as things have a way of cycling. 🙂 You can browse the thrift store, hoping to come across that one in a million special buy…or you can browse a carefully curated Etsy shop with quality vintage items. (I’d pick the Etsy shop!) Check out today’s featured shop, MajorDivision. Located in Mississauga, ON, Canada, owner Tristan Campbell opened MajorDivision in early 2015 and offers free shipping within Canada. Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop MajorDivision:



Authentic Gucci Made in Italy Leather Clutch




Vintage Authentic Versace Men's Leather Jacket




Vintage Pink Women's Long Sleeve Burberry Polo
Until next time, stay crafty (and stylish)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RussianSoulVintage

Every item has a story to tell. With new items, you can create your own story…but with vintage items, there’s already a story to be discovered. Meet Lucy, owner of Etsy shop RussianSoulVintage; Lucy has curated a wonderful collection for sale of vintage Russian books, postcards and more in her shop. Opened in 2011, RussianSoulVintage has amassed an impressive 6000+ sales with wonderful feedback from customers. Right now, RussianSoulVintage is offering 10% off your order with coupon code SAVE10! Lucy has over 2000 items currently in stock, so picking my top three favorites was rather hard this time! 🙂 I encourage you to visit RussianSoulVintage to see all of the items in stock, because this top 3 is just a small sampling of the items available. Here’s my top 3 picks from RussianSoulVintage:


Vintage Photo by Zivert (Still Life) Postcard - 1950




Nature, Soviet Stamps - Set of 97. 1970s-1990s. Postal, Postage Stamp, Collecting, Philately




So, dear readers, make sure to check out RussianSoulVintage on Etsy to see all of the wonderful items that Lucy has for sale. 🙂
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy vintage)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SummerBrompton

If you’re unable to travel, modern technology has allowed you to be able to visually travel all over the world. Thanks to internet searches, social media sites and loads of pictures, you can look up almost any place you want to go to! Also, with the increase in technology, you can purchase items with international flair from all over the world with the simple click of a button. For example, Turkish pillow cases from Etsy shop SummerBrompton. Recently opened in early May 2015, SummerBrompton is a store where you’ll find brightly colored handmade & vintage items from around the globe that you’re sure to love. Currently, SummerBrompton is offering a special coupon code – SUMMER – for a 10% discount off your purchases until June 30th, 2015. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from Etsy shop SummerBrompton:
Decorative Floral Pillow Case Cover Cushion Throw (Mint Green) (50x50cm) 
Decorative Floral Pillow Case Cover Cushion Throw (Blue) (50x35cm)




Decorative Floral Pillow Case Cover Cushion Throw (Purple) (40x40cm) 
Decorative Floral Pillow Case Cover Cushion Throw (Shiny Blue) (50x35cm)




Decorative Floral Pillow Case Cover Cushion Throw (Red) (40x40cm) 
So, if you’re looking to add some international flair to your home decor, make sure to check out Etsy shop SummerBrompton! 🙂
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: TheSlyFoxVintage

Every piece of jewelry is capable of creating new memories and stories. Some jewelry, like the jewelry from today’s featured shop, comes with stories of its own. Meet Tara Penick, from Fort Lauderdale, FL, owner of  TheSlyFoxVintage. As the only granddaughter of her grandmother Marcia, she has had many items passed down to her over the years. With her grandmother’s permission, Tara is listing this carefully curated jewelry collection with the aim of finding each piece a loving home. Specializing in vintage jewelry and accessories, proceeds from sales will go towards local no-kill animal shelters in the Fort Lauderdale area. TheSlyFoxVintage is currently offering a special coupon code – Free50 – for free domestic shipping on purchases over $50. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from TheSlyFoxVintage:
Vintage 1930-1940s Authentic Zuni Tribe Multi Stone Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet 




1960 Retro Vintage Lime Green Enamel Mod Cuff Bracelet Vintage 60s 70s Jewelry 




1940s Native American Indian Historic Sterling Silver Cuff Vintage Bracelet 
 Make sure to check TheSlyFoxVintage frequently for newly added items!
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy vintage)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ZazaofCanada

Today’s featured shop specializes in carefully curated clothes, accessories and vintage one of a kind pieces. Meet Isabelle, owner of ZazaofCanada. Based in Victoria, British Columbia in Canada, Isabelle’s shop showcases a fun mixture of boho, ethnic and free spirited clothes and accessories. Whether it’s a Mexican inspired peasant blouse or a vintage clutch bag with rockabilly flair, all of the items in Isabelle’s shop evoke a fun & free spirit. Isabelle is offering several specials in her shop right now, including a special for $10 off when you make a purchase of $100 or more. Here’s a very special top 10 favorite items from ZazaofCanada:



Embroidered peasant blouse Women' s mexican flowers top Ladies white blouse with vintage beads and sequins. Boho-chic Hippie, 2XL 
Vintage brooch. Vivid red  rhinestone. Very Large . Stunning on a little black dress. Very Jacky O.




Vintage clutch  hanbag 1950s, fashion spring  accessory, flowers, colorful,  Rockabilly, party bag. 
Pink dress adorned with flowers. Perfect outfit for sophisticated ladies. Perfect for spring!




Vintage tin tray with blue floral theme. For a retro touch in your house, it is the cutest home decoration. 
Ring, oversized, huge flower, Tiffany kind of blue. Romantic and charming.




Clutch evening handbag • Lilac mauve violet color • Vintage heart button • 
Simple gold-toned  hoops earrings adorned with chic light blue charm - Chic and cheap - Easy to wear.




Bead-work design Jewelry making supplies Native Navajo geometric style. Blue Red White Green 
Blue embroidered dress Vintage cobalt gold fancy dressy elegant unique evening party cocktail
 Whether you’re looking for that perfect vintage accessory or a unique gift, there’s a little something for every budget at ZazaofCanada. Don’t forget to check out the wonderful specials that Isabelle is running!
Until next time…stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OCBookShoppe

While e-readers are increasingly popular, there’s just something about physically holding a book & reading it. Whether it’s the texture, the feel of the pages or the smell (I happen to think that there should be book scented candles!), there’s nothing like the real thing for most people. Don’t get me wrong; e-readers are wonderful, but there’s just something about curling up with an old book on a rainy, lazy day that can’t be beat. Today’s featured shop, OCBookShoppe, has a huge selection of vintage books that would be perfect for that rainy day. Based in Monroeville, AL, owner Spencer Madrie specializes in vintage books, one of a kind gifts, and antiques. You never know what you’ll find at OCBookShoppe!


Under the Sea Painting, Nursery Painting, Canvas Painting, Oil Painting, Art Work, Ocean Scene Painting, Home Decor, Wall Hanging 
Set of Five Books, Great Display!




Cooking With Master Chefs By Julia Child 
Letter from Peking by Pearl S. Buck




Photographing America, Know the Land and the People... Through Photography, Home Decor 
The Hymnal for Worship & Celebration by Charles R. Swindoll, Worship Music, Songs of Worship, Hymns of Worship, Hymn Book,Hymns of Praise
Vintage Set of Children's Classic Books




Christmas with Southern Living 1986 Compiled and Edited by Nancy Jane Fitzpatrick, Christmas Home Decor

American Law Reports, Second Series





Vivid Flower Picture, Home Decor, Kitchen Decor, Wall Hanging, Canvas Painting 
Make sure to check out OCBookShoppe to see all of their inventory.. You can also find them at OCBookShoppe.com, on Facebook and on Twitter

Until next time…stay crafty (and read a book)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: KBandFriends

Based in San Diego, CA, today’s featured shop is KBandFriends. Specializing in vintage, retro and whimsical scrapbooking, KBandFriends offers digital downloads, mini albums and more. With an impressive amount of sales and glowing reviews, KBandFriends has a wide array of items available for sale. KBandFriends is owned by mother-daughter team Velma & Kathryn Balint, and showcases their creativity and love for color! Here’s my favorite picks from KBandFriends:
Vintage romantic floral recipe book / recipe album with recipe cards and dividers / black / yellow / burgundy 
Altered Disney Cinderella princess book / premade scrapbook / mini album / upcycled repurposed Little Golden Book / journal autographs photo





Mini album in a house box / premade scrapbook / brag book / whimsical / housewarming gift






Digital retro baby tickets / vintage animals / ephemera collage sheet / three sizes / downloadable, printable / pastels, polka dots, gingham 
Digital Chalkboard  Mason Jar Gift Tags / collage sheet / DIY invitation / add your own text / downloadable / printable




Premade Scrapbook Mini Album / Journal / Geniune Leather and Canvas / Travel Book 


Digital Valentine food cootie catcher / DIY Valentine's Day card / fortune teller / game / DIY toy gift / printable download / junk food 
Girls Princess purse brag book kit / DIY scrapbook mini album kit / craft kit / pink blue yellow green / Fujifilm Instax photo album




Child's vintage premade scrapbook mini album / yellow, red, blue and green / children at play / photo gift 
Digital animal ABC book / alphabet book / mini album / scrapbook / downloadable / printable
Make sure to check out KBandFriends on Facebook!
Until next time…stay crafty (and celebrate papercrafts)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: NancysGeneralStore

Vintage items have a way of evoking certain memories, reminding us of our past, and delighting us with their exceptional craftsmanship. I’ve always found it fun to walk through antique stores and glance at the different shapes, colors and patterns of items from long ago. So, imagine my delight when I came across NancysGeneralStore, an Etsy shop that has an array of vintage items. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, owner Nancy has been given a second chance at life, and her shop features many vintage items that have been given a second chance as well. Here are a few of NancysGeneralStore’s items that caught my eye:
41 Antique Buttons, Buckles, Mother of Pearl, Celluloid Nude Thinker, Metal, Painted, Flower, Star,Crystal Clear,Please Read FREE Shipping 
Antique Brooch Pin, Silver Color, 16 Clear Stones, 2 and Half inches, 1940's, 1950's, Retro, Chic, Vintage,  Fancy,
Wedding Ringbearer Rose and Flower Ring Bearer Pillow and Heart Garter 
Digital Download, Printable File of Your Custom Text, on Image of Movie Lights,or Beach,or Snow,or Window,or Etched in Tree, One  choice.
Vintage Edwin M. Knowles Oval Platter Lily White Pink Pattern, 52-12 No Chips, No Cracks,  12 and half x 10, 
Make sure to check out NancysGeneralStore for more vintage and handmade items!
 
Until next time…stay crafty (and buy vintage)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: YellowBeeVintage

Today’s featured shop allows you to own a piece of the past – timeless fashion, intricate housewares and fun accessories – all at affordable prices.Meet Nicci, the owner of YellowBeeVintage. Based in Glendale, AZ, Nicci’s shop offers a wide array of vintage goodies; dresses, dinnerware, patterns and more. Recently opened in August, YellowBeeVintage has amazing photos and impeccable reviews. Here are a few of Nicci’s items that caught my eye:
Make sure to check out YellowBeeVintage for great deals in a piece of the past. Right now, through November 30th, YellowBeeVintage has a special coupon code for 15% off any purchase! Enter code YELLOWBEE at checkout for savings!

Until next time…stay crafty (and buy vintage)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OCBookShoppe

Books have always been one of my passions, and most days that I’m able to set aside time, you’ll find me curled up with a book. While I love eReaders, I don’t think anything can beat an actual, tangible book…especially vintage books, with their history and character. 
 
Today’s featured shop celebrates the vintage written word with an impressive inventory of over 700 items, which also includes a few vintage gifts and curiosities. Based in Monroeville, AL, Ol’ Curiosities & Book Shoppe has a store front in the historic district that is perfect for spending a few hours browsing. And if you can’t make it to Monroeville, no worries! OCBookShoppe has plenty of wonderful inventory online for you to browse from the comfort of your own home. Here’s a few of their items that caught my eye:
Vintage Set of Three Brown &  Blue - Home Decor 
Vintage Buckingham Car Lamp - Bedside Light
The Good Earth (4) by Pearl S Buck 
Davenport Ironstone Cyprus Antique Bowl, Home Decor, Kitchen, Fine Dining, Black and White
The Southern Baptist Convention 1845-1953 by W.W. Barnes 
These are just a few samples of some of the unique, vintage finds that you can find at OCBookShoppe! So be sure to check out OCBookShoppe on Etsy, as well as their Facebook page, and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter
Until next time…stay crafty (and read books)!
-Katie
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Featured Post: EstateSale.Company

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Find, hire and review estate sale companies…for FREE!
Not only can you find them on their website at EstateSale.company, you can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more!
Don’t forget, check out EstateSale.company to find an estate sale in your area!
Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RetroGrandma

Today’s featured shop brings new life into old books. Say hello to RetroGrandma, an Etsy shop with over 1800 sales and sparkling feedback! Based in Saskatchewan, Canada, you’ll find a wide array of items, including hidden book safes, purses, bookends and more.
Here are a few of their items that caught my eye:
Make sure to check out RetroGrandma for great deals on vintage upcycled items!
Until next time…stay crafty!

-Katie

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The First Tomato and Vintage Recipes

So, earlier this summer, my wonderful neighbor offered me 3 tomato plants-Apparently, she had planted all of her seeds, thinking that some of them wouldn’t sprout, and ended up with 98 tomato plants! I gladly took the plants, with the warning that I’m not exactly known for my green thumb. I’m better with vegetables than I am with flowers (I’m still not sure how my marigolds are alive), but I was cautiously optimistic.
Through many waterings, some Miracle Gro, and a lot of coddling, I finally have…my first tomato!
There are also a few more on the same plant that should be ready in another day or two. I’ll admit, I’m pretty excited. 🙂 There are also at least 10-12 more green ones on the other plants. Certainly not enough to can mass quantities of anything, but definitely great for salads, sandwiches and more!
And on this glorious day, after doing some cleaning, I came across one of my favorite vintage cookbooks. It’s a 1968 copy of Better Homes and Gardens’ Cookies and Candies. Now, no matter how old the recipes are, cookies and candies NEVER go out of style!
I just love the vintage pictures!
The pages may be yellowed and the spine may be cracked, but the recipes are tried and true. So, I thought I’d share one with you! It’s definitely a classic.
Chocolate Chippers
(Better Homes and Garden’s Cookies and Candies, 1968)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon soda (Baking soda)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 6-ounce package (1 cup) semi sweet chocolate pieces (Chips)
1/2 cup chopped California walnuts (Optional)

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cream shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla until fluffy
  • Sift together dry ingredients and stir into the creamed mixture
  • Stir in chocolate, and nuts (optional)
  • Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes
  • Remove from pan – Makes 3 dozen cookies
Until next time…stay crafty!

-Katie

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