The name of my blog has changed to match the name of my Etsy shop Andy's Vintage Attic. The URL has not changed for the blog.

Saturday, December 31, 2011


To all who read this silly blog,
I wish you a new year full of joy and
health, fun and love, and may we
have peace in our hearts.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to all

The dining room is ready for Christmas Dinner.

I finally got the house decorated in my red and
white theme for this year.  Take a look...

The little chruch is from my childhood.

Santas under glass!!

Wishing you and yours a very
Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year


Monday, December 19, 2011

A Cup of Christmas Tea

Last week I went to a tiny tea for three.

My friend Mary Jo (Faded Rosie) had the tea,
with a table beautifully set.  Note the
candle clipped on the plate.

We began with  some bubbly and a lovely salad.

There were many yummy little dishes to temp us.
All made by Mary Jo.

There is no picture of the scones she made, but
they were the best I have ever had!!

My friend Sue took these pictures.  For some
reason I am not prone to remember to bring my

At the end of our tea Mary Jo read a very sweet little
book called "A Cup of Christmas Tea"

It was a great little interlude during all this hustle and bustle!

Thank you Mary Jo

Monday, December 5, 2011

Weekend find

I found this bowl of Santa heads.

Why would I want a bowl
of red and white Santa heads? 

Because I am doing a RED and
WHITE Christmas!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


(Graphics Fairy)

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.
I hope you are safe in your travels and can
put up with that crazy relative for this one
day.  We all have much to be thankful for so
let's not forget the purpose of the day.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Andy's Nest is Finished

This is the guest part of the room.  The white cover
on the bed is just an old shower curtain to protect
the mattress because usually this is covered with my
junk I am getting ready to sell.  When company comes
(next weekend) the bed will be made.  :>)

This is the real "Nest".  My desk with my wonderfully
slip covered red chair.  (Thank you Mary Jo, Faded Rosey)
I like to pile things up around me.  It makes me feel cozy.
My kitty has her bed in front of the window so she can
see the birdies, and bunnies, etc.  Storage items are
placed to make a stairway to her bed because she
has a little trouble jumping that high.

This is what I see when I sit at the desk.  This is where I do
paperwork and pricing.

This is area next to the cat's bed.  Just some things
that I like to have around, or have a plan for later.

Even the back of the desk has things piled up. It never
seems to end.  The desk is an old oak teachers desk so I
covered it with fabric.

My view out the window.  On a sunny day it is very pretty
and I can actually see down to the road.  We will plant more
things out there for a nicer look in the spring and summer.

The full other side of the "Nest".  You can see the sweet
Munchy in her bed.  (she is the black blob).  Suitcases
for storage, the long library table was my mothers, the sides
pull out lengthwise to make it larger.

So there is the tour.  I had fun putting it all together and
I really am comfortable in my Nest.  I call it my Nest because
I don't create, or sew, so it is where I "nest".

Until next time please be safe and stay healthy,


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Been a Junkin

Lately I have been having some good luck at
thrift stores, estate sales, and a rummage sale.
These are the sewing accessories I found.
Rick rack, needles, wooden spools, Pendleton
label, etc.

Also some fun vintage sparkling trim.
Here are some of the miscellaneous things I found.

I really messed this up.  Not sure what happened to this
picture.   Anyway, found some cute little
cups and picks.  Love the really colorful picks.

Sweet old tin, hanging down are old nylons, two
sweet little oil paintings, and a ton of di.

This is a very unusual metal frame.

Moe of the dice, sweet little mirror, flower frog,
vintage floral pins, and the two little red topped
canisters fit inside each other and the small one
has dice inside.....too cute.

Adorable squirrel bookends.  I have a collection
of squirrels. Coffee holder, and a better view of
the dice.

These are some of the kids things I found.  In the back is
an ironing board with metal legs.  Cute felt ornaments,
shoes, watercolor set, cowgirl pillow.
The Paint Box is from London.

This pillow is one of my favorite finds.  It is filled
with lavender.  It is heavy and I put it through the
dryer in case of bed bugs to freshen it, and the
whole room smelled of lavender.

There were more good things I found but I needed to spend the day getting
Christmas items ready to go to my booth.  Hope you have a good weekend.
Until next time,  keep safe and good health,


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Fun Sale

Uncovered Ruby is having a sale this weekend.

Sugar and Spice Holiday Gratitude Sale

Friday Nov. 4th 5 to 8 PM
Saturday Nov. 5th  10:30 AM to 4 PM

510 E Main St
Battle Ground, WA  98604

More detail can be seen on their blog 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


This was tonights sunset from our front porch.

I am not a fan of fall because it means that winter is just
around the corner with months of rain and gray sky.

So I had to capture something about fall that I do like.
This beautiful sunset fit the bill. 



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What are you doing this weekend??

This is where I will be this weekend!
A Vintage Gathering  is having their
last show of this year.  It will include a
lovely Autumn Twilight evening on Fri.
the 16th from 5 to 8 PM.  There will be music
and other festivities.  On Saturday they will
have the regular hours of 8 AM to 4 PM.

Now is the time for fall decor, Halloween, and
all the other vintage treats available at these shows.
For details please see the blog at

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Things are coming along....

My "Andy's Nest" is not finished but
is ready for some views.  This is the area
that the guests will use.

This is my desk where I will do pricing
and other things to get items ready
to go to Andy's Attic.

Looking out the window.  My desk on the
right.  I have a nice view on a good day.

My chair will be covered in red linen.  For
those who don't know, I am a fan of red!

And a view from the door into the room.  I still
need to put more things on the walls and
tidy up a few areas.  My cat, Munchkin, has
a bed on the long table that sits against the
window. She likes to be with her mom.
(and her mom likes her to be there)

As more developes I will keep you "posted".

Until then, keep safe and smile,


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Have you used one of these???

Have you used one of these?  I had a couple of
people tell me they are really great and easy to use.

Since Mr. Attic is the main painter in the family, I got
him one to try.  That was 3 rooms ago...he likes the
old fashioned way.

Yesterday I came home and decided after he had cut in
all the edges...I would paint the walls.  It took me 1 1/2
hours to do the 12x16 room.  I do not know if that is a
quick amount of time or not.  I do know it was EASY.

I never stepped on a ladder and I am only 5'3".  There
were no spills, splatter, drips, nothing.  I loved it!!!

I am now curious.....Mr. Attic says he doesn't know how long
it would take him to roll out the walls the "old fashioned" way.

Do you??  Was it quick and EASY or just EASY?
I would recommend this little gadget, but I am no painter.....

May you all have a safe and fun weekend,


ps  can someone please tell me why, when I type
out my post, it all lines up correctly and when
I publish the lines are thrown around??

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Next Project

 This is our guest room.  We don't have many guests
as  nobody likes us most of our friends and
relatives live nearby.  This bedroom set has been passed
down to the oldest daughter since it belonged to my 
great grandmother.  It includes a dresser and side
table not in the pictures.
I am moving my Andy's Attic "office" into this room.
It means rearranging things a bit but will give me a private
place for all my junk.  We my husband will paint the room
starting today.  I am very excited about this change and
quite frankly it is all I think about.

Moving my things out of our shared office means another
project down the road.......redo of the office.  How fun is
that??  One of these days the house will be finished.

More of the project soon,


PS  Thank you to all who commented on the new blog look.
I am still working on changing a few things and appreciate the
feedback very much!!


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