Posts Categorized: vintage

What’s On Our Shelves

20 Jul, 2017 by in homeschool, shelfies, vintage Leave a comment

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As our family gears up for a new school year, we have been cataloging books using the goodreads scanning app. Here’s a shelfie for you of one of our shelves. What’s on it you ask? Some of our favorite series, vintage titles and educational resources.


My Tiny 3-D Book Series: A-B-C Book. We have a few in this series which are vintage.

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Abraham Lincoln Coloring Book

These Dover coloring books are beautifully detailed and a wonderful artistic addition to any subject.


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What Your 5th Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education

Part of the core knowledge program by Hirsch.

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Teach Me About Friends. Part of the Help Me Be Good series by Joy Berry.

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What It Means to Be Honest

This series of values teaching tales has a great price on Amazon.

Show us your shelfies!



Gearing Up for Back to School~ Favorite Vintage Series

11 Jul, 2016 by in antique, homeschool, series, vintage Leave a comment

Our family often browses second hand stores for used books. There are so many series from my childhood and the years before that are noteworthy or fun. Here are our favorites. Each has been kid tested and mother approved:

A Value Tale (16 Volume Book Set) Accessory with book – 1976
Childcraft: The How and Why Library (15 Volume Set) (Childcraft, 1 – 15) Hardcover – 1993
The Stephen Cosgrove Collection (Serendipity Series)
Cornerstones of Freedom Series Set Hardcover
The Young Folks Shelf of Books (Collier’s Junior Classics) (10 Volumes) Hardcover – 1962
Ready-Set-Grow Series Collection: Weekly Reader Books (24 Volume Set) Hardcover – 1979
DK Eyewitness Books
The Original McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers/Boxed Set (Eclectic Educational, 7 Volumes/ Primer , Pictorial Primer, Speller and 1st – 4th Readers) Hardcover – 1982
Cozy Classics (new series, Classic titles)
Standin’ Tall (Standin’ Tall, #1) Paperback – 1981
My First Steps to Reading Complete Set Hardcover – 1991
Phonics Practice Readers (Series A, Set 2, 3) Paperback – 1986
Illustrated Stories from Church History (Vols. 1-16, Complete Set, LDS, Mormon) Hardcover – 1973
The Golden Book Picture Atlas of the World Hardcover – 1960
Complete Vintage Help Me Be Good 28 Volume Set Hardcover – 1982
Mr. Men Series

What series do you use to teach?


Poise & Petite Hair Clip and Brooch

30 Mar, 2010 by in vintage 38 comments

Today’s Etsy giveaway is from FloraBond…Busy mom and lover of vintage and handmade! Livin in Idaho, but from Tacoma/Seattle area and miss it!! Hello everyone in Seattle, I miss you and the shopping!
Flora Bond was started in September of 2008, and soon after started a line of vintage fabric flower necklaces and accessories.

My passion is to design custom wedding necklaces and millinery. Flora Bond has done many custom wedding designs and would be happy to help put together a wonderful necklace to accent your dress. Necklaces and accessories are designed around the fabric, neckline, and color of your dress.

I would love to help create a special custom Flora Bond necklace, brooch, earrings, hairpiece or bracelet. A purchase with me is a personal and special experience. You tell me your thoughts, I convo you options, then you tell me your ideas and thoughts on my options etc. We work together and create an amazing Flora Bond design.

My rosettes are handmade using 5 different methods depending on the look I am after and the fabric used. They are secured to a backing sometimes and then always, needle sculpted (hand stitched through the flowers) until they are perfection! Hard work I know, but so worth it! Every necklace has a soft cotton backing.

90% of my fabrics are vintage/repurposed and 95% of my chains are vintage. I make an effort to describe what goes into my designs so you know how hard I work and just how wonderful the components and fabrics are. Thank you for your support!!
Feel free to convo me anytime with a question or even to say hi!

Flora Bond fabric necklaces are in Boutiques in the USA, Japan, and in the cutest little high end boutique Lemon Meringue downtown IF. My Necklaces are also featured for sale at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in CA, and also in Richmond, Virginia.

She is giving away a Poise and Petite (( Hair clip and brooch )) Vintage fiber art.

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Contest ends April 30, 2010 and is open internationally

Mom’s Monday Giveaway-Vintage Little People Jewelry

22 Feb, 2010 by in etsy, vintage 16 comments

Today’s giveaway is from Etsy seller Green Cricket. I am a huge vintage fisher price fan, so I thought these little beauties would be perfect for MOM’s Monday!

Her bio: Part treasure hunter, part explorer, part salvage artist.

Welcome to Green Cricket and thanks for stopping by.

Restoring unwanted thrift, salvaging curbside castoffs and overall treasure hunting are at the heart of my shop. I am always experimenting and evolving my craft, so its often a surprise what you will find.

Besides my larger furniture pieces, my latest finds include vintage Fisher Price people, groovy LP’s and retro reels of film. My shop also includes a little vintage….all that treasure hunting unearths some awesome finds that I just have to share.

To check out past transformations, see what inspires me and to get a sneak peek at upcoming projects, check out my blog.

I am also on Facebook. Search GREEN CRICKET SALVAGE and click on photos. There you can see all the before and afters.

Thank you for supporting independent art and making the planet a little greener by buying recycled goods.


Who doesn’t get a nostalgic, warm fuzzy feeling when you see these little faces? Now, carry that feeling all day by sporting one around your neck.

Vintage Fisher Price little people have attached hardware and include a ball chain. Making these once well loved toys into perfect necklaces (or key chains, the chain can be easily cut.)

To enter to win a little people necklace…leave your name and email address below:

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Contest ends March 22nd and is open to International Entries. Good Luck!