Saturday, January 30, 2010

More for Valentine's Ideas!

Most of you know that at the top of our stairs to enter ARTifacts off of Strawberry Alley, you will see our display gathered from all of our vendor booth based on the season or the theme. This first photo is from our front display with a Valentine's Day theme. Ashley, my amazingly wonderful right hand gal, set most of this months display - and it looks great! The collection shown here has pottery by the Loose Potter, art cards by Gabriele, photo cards by Ashley, vintage hats from Vintage Mary, a coral and wood silver anklet from Pat Jones jewelry and handmade soaps from Dollar Scents. All perfectly pink and red gifts for this special holiday.

Last year, in Romantic Home Magazine (available at Hodgepodge) I fell in love with these Valentine Tussy's made by Elizabeth House. I decided then that I would have to make them for myself. But didn't get around to it in 2009. This year I did them! I made one for myself and then a few extra for the shop. One we will be raffling off as part of our Birthday celebration this coming Thursday night. The others are for sale.
So, what IS a tussy you may be asking! Traditionally they are any form of container, decorated and includes gifts. The idea is that you give them as gifts to your friends and family. The one shown here has vintage ribbon and lace, a vintage dollie, vintage 3 strand pearl choker, a Valentine hanging decoration that can be used after the other items have been removed from the tussy, and a vintage teacup and saucer.
Come sign up for our drawing to receive one of these fun vintage style tussies.

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