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Frogs and Shop Updates

Monday, June 30th, 2008


Oooooh boy it was hot today! You know when your back gets sweaty from driving in the car for a few minutes? Yuck. And yes, I know I could avoid that with some well-time air conditioning but I just don’t like it. I’m a wind girl. 

Anyhow, beating the heat by making a pasta sauce (so NOT the thing to do if you’re trying to stay cool, but we’ll get a really nice couple of meals out of it) and adding new things to the shop. Woo hoo! It’s been a while, eh? I know. I’ve renewed my commitment to the HappyDashery effective immediately, and no small thanks to a couple of neighborhood girls for committing a few afternoons to Dash. 

So stay tuned. More updates in the days to come. 


What does that photo have to do with anything? Nothing. Just some frogs I thought I’d share with you.

Go Wait By Your Mailbox…

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Milkglass Snackset Giveaway at Happydashery

…Ismoyo! You’re the winner of the vintage milkglass plate and cup snack set giveaway from HappyDashery. Congratulations! Invite a friend over for some soup and a half a sandwich. Grilled cheese, I’m thinking. Enjoy it!

And thank you very much to all who entered the contest. I know I had fun and I decided to do it more often, so check back here again for more fun vintage goodies. I’m all about sharing the vintage love (especially on superbowl sunday when there’s not much else going on for me, though I hear others might be enjoy some kind of football contest).

Happy Sunday!

This is Your Moment.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

For all of you faithful readers (those of you who comment and those who are, I’m guessing, really really shy), Happy Almost February! I’ll bet you didn’t know that was a holiday, did you? Well, to celebrate that we’re almost through with winter (ha!), I’ve decided to do a giveaway.

One lucky reader will receive this super-cute vintage milk glass snack set.
Milk Glass Snackset at

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Go to my Etsy shop and find your favorite item.
  2. Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite is and why. Inquiring minds want to know!
  3. Not mandatory, but if you want TWO chances to win, put a post up on your blog telling people about this giveaway and link back to this post. Pretty easy to do, and it’ll double your chances of winning!

Your comment automatically enters you in the giveaway. Winner will be announced on Sunday, February 3, so make sure you get your comments in by Saturday night.
Please remember to include your name and email address so I can get in touch with you.

That’s it! That’s all you have to do! Except maybe to check out all the other Bloggy Giveaways that are happening right now. That ought to keep you out of trouble for the rest of the work day.

Good luck!

p.s. hop on over to to win a free copy of Dan Zane’s Catch That Train!

Vintage Finds and Vintage Hair

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

It snowed again! Yay. We took out our Christmas present to ourselves and hit the streets on new skis. The snow was perfect for it, powdery and light, and there wasn’t yet much sand or salt on the roads. It got us thinking how great it would be to be able to commute by ski during the winter. Not that either of us commutes. But still, what an option!

Got my hair cut today. I saw an old picture of me (circa 2003) from a friend’s wedding and had this moment where I realized, “Hey, I think this may have been my best hair ever.” I was blonder and much more single then. Funny that. So I had the same cut done with some long bangs added in for a touch of modernity. I like it! Maybe I’ll take a picture before I get a chance to butcher it with my hair styling “skills” later on. Lord knows it won’t look like this once I wash and style it.

I wanted to share some recently thrifting fun with you all. First, a strange item (for me anyway).
Foco Flar

Anyone out there know what it is? The top opens to show a divided main compartment. If attached to the wall, I think it would make a great place to store incoming mail of the bill variety. You could just close the lid and forget all about it! I don’t know its exact origins, but I know at least the line of work it was in. It has something to do with old street lights. Anyone else know more details? Anyone work for Anthes? Anyone work with a foco flar in their day to day life? Anyone just enjoy saying “foco flar” like I do?

Ok, this one is a bit more straight forward. I thought it would be great for my new sewing table:
Celluloid Dragon Sewing Box

And the insides:

Vintage Celluloid Sewing Box

It should provide some inspiration for my crafting once I get that room together. Any day now….

At least I have good hair.

Sporty Smurf!

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Want to relive those Saturday morning cartoons? Yeah, me too. But it can be hard to gather your brother (who lives across the country), some cheerios (we’re out), and your favorite Muppet Show TV tray (where did those end up, mom?). Maybe some Smurf memorabilia will do. Yes, yes it will. Hop on over to Memarie Lane and you can win this mug from the HappyDashery.

ADHD Sporty Smurf
Just tell Marie about your favorite item from the HappyDashery and you’re in the contest. Get to it!

It’s an honor to be included in Marie’s roundup of Etsy Favorites. I’m the only vintage shop featured so I kind of stand out in the something-for-everyone group of artists. I especially love the wall decals over at Holly’s Shop. The Grunge Chandelier anyone? Love that.

In other HappyDashery news, there’s a big shop update planned for this coming week. Pyrex, books, kitchenwares, paper goods, etc. Good good good stuff! Check in often as things have been moving quickly (thanks to all you big HappyDashery supporters! You’re awesome!)

Have a great weekend everyone.