Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Is there anything better than coming home to fresh flowers from your hubby?
All ready and waiting for you as you walk into the room??

I think not.

Sunshine and Card Pairs!

The sun is back! And this makes me want to craft, post and do a host of other things. Among many, I am going to bring in my *new* (ahem, garage sale) bike that I posted about the other day into a local bike shop for a seat adjustment (I'm too short) and a lookover for safety purposes. Simple pleasures :o)

I want to post some of my latest (and greatest?) - card pairs!
In the beginning of Alathea Papergoods I posted lots of card sets, and while I still have some left I have begun to post singles and pairs. While singles are always great for the right occasion, I think pairs are a great way to make sure you have a card on hand for whatever occasion pops up (that you forgot???). AND no worries when one is used, bc you have a back up!

Check out a few that are currently for sale in my shop:

(Most of the singles can be ordered as pairs too... hint, hint)

Hope you all enjoy the sunshine and this little peek into my shop!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Garage saling update...

I just HAD to followup my first post to brag on my first garage sale of the spring season finds!

At the VERY first place my friend Liz and I stopped, I got a bike for $10 (WOOT!) aaaaaaaaaaand a paper cutter (with all the measurements and card sizes lined up). Needless to say I was SUPER psyched for the rest of day.

I got some more treasures, but perhaps most fun was my antique chairs find. I found these at the sweetest old mans home... for - wait for it - $5 EACH! They are from the mid 1920's, are deliciously comfortable and in perfect condition!

I still haven't decided if I can make them fit with the rest of my apartments decor, but I HAD TO bring them home with me. The wood and leather details were just too amazing not to try and fit in somewhere...

Well, hope to post new items to be added this week in the shop soon. Also in process if trying to join CAST (Christian Artist Street Team) on Etsy! They have a great blog to encourage and share one another's handmade, vintage and/or supply items... so if you are interested in supporting search "castteam" in the Etsy search when looking to purchase your goodies! Also part of the EtsyNJ team! To support other NJers search "etsynj team" on Etsy for loads of handmade from this great state. :o)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New to the blogging world.

Waiting to head out to garage sales... even though it is currently 30 degrees colder than last wkend (?!). Hope to find some goodies for my card making (hey, a girl can wish!)... but I'll also take some great home, jewelry or clothing finds!
Need to begin postings, but wasn't sure where to start. Maybe if I just hit 'publish post' and move beyond the first one I will actually get started??? Here's hoping...