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Sunday Sevens #1 December 31, 2017

I have been enjoying  Sunshine and Celandines Sharon’s, Sunday Sevens posts this past year. If you haven’t heard of it before, Sunday Sevens is a weekly feature where you share those little things that happened, that perhaps do not warrant a full blog post. You might have had an awesome thrift find, had a great day out with friends and family or had the chance to discover some beautiful scenery. Such a great idea. I’ve decided to join in.

So here is my first contribution to Sunday Sevens on the last Sunday of 2017.

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1. I start with a photo of our upstairs lounge. We SOLD our home this week officially. It was a bitter sweet moment. We really did not expect our house to sell so quickly. It was only on the market for three weeks. I mean that must be some kind of record! There were a lot of firsts in this house, including my daughter’s first steps. We all will miss this little place. Life is an adventure and I’m certainly looking forward to finding the next place to make a home. By the way, if you happen to be a selling a period property / Antique Colonial in MetroWest Boston, do get in touch.

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2. Demolishing the gingerbread house was a lot of fun. My dad spent Christmas with us this year. It was really wonderful to have him around. My daughter could not wait to put the axe to the house. I will say that it was very well constructed as it took several attempts to finally get it in pieces.

 

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3. As you may already know, I run a little Etsy Shop, Vintage Flicker. It has totally changed my life since my return to the USA. I feel lucky to be able to have a small business that enables me to have a more balanced life. When customers take the time to reach out and leave a review, I really appreciate it. Often times, I don’t think we realise how much a few kind words such as “Thank You” matter. I appreciate it. Meg happens to have quite the little collection of typewriters and the Hermes Media 3 with French keyboard made her little heart flicker! And that’s why I believe you should always  #dowhatyoulove ! If you’re thinking about opening an Etsy Shop, do use my referral code and get yourself some free listings.

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4. We put our tree up later than most, in mid/late December. This year that meant I had more time to find little vintage treasures for the tree. I enjoy decorating using a mix of both vintage and modern. Who else loves the illustrations in vintage books? I’ve been collecting Christmas Books for my daughter. The illustrations are always so detailed and well done, like in this example above. This year she read to me and her elf, “Maisie”. A lovely little treat.

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5. Speaking of Christmas decorations. These vintage baubles were quite the find this year. Until recently, I wasn’t even aware that you could still find glass ornaments in the thrifting wild! I stumbled across quite a few boxes. Even my husband said he loved them! And that man is very discerning.

 

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6. Of course I made some time to go thrifting. In between the house viewings. I had to do something, right ? Here’s a cool vintage Lufthansa plane from Still River Vintage in Bolton Massachusetts. Perfect little gift for the travel enthusiast / collector. Still River is such a fun little place. The vendors have done a great job curating. You’ll find a little bit of everything you need to make an eclectic home decor.

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7. And here’s my final photo. My best nine of 2017 on Instagram. Not surprising this collage encompasses everything I enjoy collecting including Teacups and my beloved Typewriters. I have been welcomed by a warm community of Ironstone collectors. Had confirmed what I always knew – “Saturdays are for antiques” by Jesse Lauzon. And most importantly, learning that “doing what you love” can be fun.

Here’s to the year ahead …. 2018! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

You can find out more about Sunday Sevens from the Blog Threads & Bobbins .

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Etsy Shop Feature Series: WayBackWax

The Shop Feature Series  is a blog segment where we get to chat with artistes and find out about their inspiration and story. My special guests today are Justine & Alexis, whose  work I found while browsing Instagram.  These ladies make gorgeous soy candles in interesting vintage wares. 


Here’s what the creators had to say when I caught up with them. Getting to know the artiste, isn’t that what Etsy is about?

How did you get started?

Wayback Wax is two friends from Upstate NY. One vintage lover (Justine) and one crafty mom (Alexis). We started in March 2016 while we were thinking of how to do something fun and creative together, that could also bring in some cash!

We scour estate sales and thrift shops to find unique and fun vintage vessels for our hand poured candles. Every candle is handmade in Stillwater, NY in small batches by us. We use eco-friendly soy wax that is natural and safe so that once you have finished your candle you have a cool piece of vintage to add to your collection.

How would you describe your pieces?

Our handmade OOAK pieces are for those who love natural, soy wax candles and enjoy showing off their vintage collections. They are an eco-friendly product with style, and make a wonderful personalized gift or great addition to a collection.

Is there is favourite piece in your current collection? 

The collection is always evolving as we find new pieces. Currently my favorite is this 70’s stoneware mug that’s filled with a Country Lemonade scent. It appeals to my love of all things hippie and the scent is just cheery and summery!

Vintage 70’s Stoneware Mug Soy Wax Candle Handmade $20 from Wayback Wax

Any alternative ways for reusing your pieces ?  

Once the candles burn down, the soy wax is soooo much softer than other waxes. Just some warm soapy water and the vessel is clean and safe for drinking, eating or any other use.

What can we expect from Way back Wax in the future ?  

We are playing with the idea of offering collections for wedding and/or party favors. Curated collections of the perfect mix & match for the occasion. For example, vintage teacups in coordinating colors & scents for bridesmaids gifts or candles for Pyrex Parties!

Stuck on a desert island, what are your 3 must haves?

Swimsuit, suntan lotion and Spotify!

Just for fun are you are tea or coffee drinker? 

Coffee drinker but my favorite drink is probably a nice cold beer!


A well made Soy candle
Mom You’re The Best ! Super cute!
This Wayback Wax candle in a vintage mug is perfect for Mother's Day!
This Wayback Wax candle in a vintage mug is perfect for Mother’s Day!

 

My personal favourite in the shop is this mug which is perfect for Mother’s Day. This is sure to be one of a kind- OOAK gift. That’s thing about Etsy… you’re sure to find one off pieces that have the ability to translate the right mood, tone and sentiment.  This is a great example!

I love the creativity in this shop and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your candles ladies! Check out Justine and Alexis on Etsy and be sure to follow them on social media for special offers.

IG: https://www.instagram.com/waybackwax/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waybackwax/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waybackwax/

 

NEW at Vintage Flicker on Etsy – April 2017 Edition

April is the month that we begin to see Spring daffodils shoot up and gym memberships on the rise. It’s also the month of Easter, Passover, National Letter Writing Month, National Sibling day, Take our Daughters to Work day and a whole host of other things to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones.

Here are a few new items in store to inspire you and spark that Vintage Flicker !

Are there any holidays or special events you’re looking forward to this month ?