These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

I have quite a stash of art supplies.  I’m a lucky girl!  I’ve pared things back in the past few years, but many wonderful things remain.  Some of my supplies are new, packaged and a bit more generic – things like cardstock, adhesives, canvases, or pens.  Others are more unique and a bit more eclectic:

Cabinet cards and other vintage photos



Aged lace and other trims



Bottles of old glitter and sequins


Vintage handkerchiefs


Oh, and buttons.  I love vintage buttons!



It’s these “one-of-a-kind/you’ll NEVER find this again” things that are so hard to pass up.  Especially the vintage photos.  I want to adopt all these orphans of yesteryear.  However, I try not to buy things that are too pricey, so I’m constantly weighing want versus really want!  I find many of my unique supplies at thrift stores, swap meets, and antiques stores, and love ferreting out a bargain – don’t you?  There’s nothing better than getting something you are certain to buy for a great price!

While I’m trying to keep my supply stash within bounds, I’ll always have several “favorite things” on-hand. You never know when inspiration will strike, and I like to have a good selection of things to pull from when the planets of creativity align!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted August 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm by Wendy Telford | Permalink

    Hi Mel –
    Love the pics of your buttons, lace, etc. Terrific!

  2. Posted August 4, 2010 at 6:18 am by Barbara | Permalink

    You are off to a great start. Love the photos! I look forward to reading more.

  3. Posted August 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thanks, ladies! I’m having a blast with this blog so far. Please keep reading!

  4. Posted August 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm by Barbara Demarco-Barrett | Permalink

    I love your buttons and lace. Lovely!

  5. Posted August 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you, Barbara! Nice to see you comment here. I look forward to seeing you at another Pen on Fire event soon.