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.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

To the New Year!!

How perfectly lovely to have a whole new year ahead.
May each of you have a year of wonder, a year of joy,
a year of good health, and a year of peace.
Thank you for reading and keep those smiles coming   :>)


Saturday, December 29, 2012

I've been playing

 My adorable
husband gave me a new camera for
Christmas.  All I asked for was one
that would fit in my pocket or purse
and not weigh it down like the one
I have.  He found a super duper
camera that I am having fun learning
to use.  Here are some shots:

One of my mothers' vintage birds. 

My annual ornament from hubby.  Hummer in a flower. 



Another of my mothers birds.

Loving this new camera.
Could take a while to figure it
all out but it sure does take
better pictures than the other one.

Smile...someone may be taking your picture  :>)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Best To You

To each of my readers I want to
extend the very best wish for the season.
For me it is Christmas, but
whatever you celebrate, I hope you have
happiness and are safe.  And I wish for

Please always share your smile   :>) 


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Image from The Graphics Fairy
Happy Thanksgiving to all who read
my blog.  I am grateful you stop by now
and then to visit.
This Thanksgiving, may we all hold
good thoughts close to our heart for
those who are less fortunate, those
who are serving our country, those
who need a good thought.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Will You Still Need Me??

Will You Still Feed Me????

When I'm 64!!!!

Yes, today I am 64.  There are two quotes about
birthdays that I like:

"The great thing about getting older is
that you don't lose  all the ages you've been"
                          Madeleine L'Engle

"Her birthdays were always important to her; for,
being born a lover of life, she would always
keep the day of her entrance into it as a
very great festival indeed"
    Elizabeth Goudge

For those who don't know me, I feel I must
mention that I am blessed that my hair is
natural.  It doesn't show in this picture, but
I do have grey mixed in.  Maybe the fact that
I don't have kids has kept my hair from
greying.......really it's my genes.  At 64, I miss my
parents.  I have so many questions I wish I
had asked, so many things for which I would
thank them.  I have the best husband in the world
and the most wonderful friends.  My siblings and
their families, I love!  Same goes for my in-laws.

Life is GOOD!!!!!!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Don't MIss This!!!

Plucky Maidens Junk Fest!
2012 Holiday Junk Fest!

Next weekend...

A Smorgasbord of Vintage Wares

~ 50+ vendors ~ Food ~ Cocktails ~

Friday, November 16th - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Early Buying ~ admission $10

Live Music by the Djangophiles

Saturday, November 17th - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
admission $5

Special Guest (Ho Ho Ho!) from noon - 2:00 pm

Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220

Won't you join us for the Pluckiest event of the Holiday Season?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Local Thrift Store

For those in the Portland, OR metro area, there
is a thrift store you may not know about.  It is tucked away
in a strip mall.  It is
Thrift Store
Benefiting the Cat Adoption Team
4838 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
Portland, OR  97225
Phone  503-208-3635
OPEN Tues. - Sat   10 am to 6 pm

It helps kitties so please stop by if you
are in the area.   :>)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Help needed

I am looking for some help.  I am in the process
of setting up my Etsy shop.  I am taking a class
next week (one I took before and get to sit in on again
for free).  I am hoping those of you who have
an Etsy shop, or shop on Etsy often, can give me
your best tip for selling on Etsy.  Just the one
thing that you feel is the most important
thing to know.  If you want to add more, of course
you may do so. I will be selling small things
so that the shipping will be easier.  Please help
if you can.  I really appreciate your input!!

Why does blogger keep messing up my spacing!!??

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Happy Halloween to all!!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Closing my Space

This is bittersweet for me.  After many years,
I am not going to have a space in a shop any more.
I have reached a point where I realize that doing
the space is not the fun it used to be.  I think I will give
Etsy a try very soon.  I will still have this blog.  As of Nov. first I will not longer be at Rusty Glamour.
In the meantime, everything in my space is at
50% off.  Everything.  The shop is in Battle Ground, WA
at 601 E. Main and is open every day except Sunday
from 10:00 to 6:00.  It is worth the trip because Rusty Glamour
is absolutely wonderful!!  It is full of so many treasures
it will take a while to make your way through it all.  Here
are a few snaps of things in my space.

A very old vacuum/sweeper. 

Sweet child's lamp with music box that works.  

Various bottles/jars 

Bird prints 

Bird lamp and cat book 

Fun misc. 

Old paper cutter

I will update what I'm up to next.  Till then, thank you to all
who have purchased from me.  You are the ones that have
made what I do worthwhile.

Please share your smile  :>) 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I like Bunnies

I have not posted in forever!!  Just feel that I have nothing
of interest to post.  But, I like bunnies and I thought
maybe someone else does too.
These are bunnies inside out home.
A sweet little card sent to me by
Laura from 52 Flea.



These bunnies are outside in the yard.


These bunnies are in the potting shed.

We have real bunnies, too, but I don't have
any pictures of those little critters.
Blogger is not letting me align things to the center.  Or, perhaps,
I am not doing something correctly.  Probably the latter.
Anyway, those are our bunnies.  Cute, huh?
The outside bunnies will be brought inside soon.
They aren't fond of the rain and cold.
Have a great week and please share your smile.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hold Outs

This hydrangea has one fall holdout. 

One bloom that has not faded... 

The cosmos are still in bloom. 

A couple of fuchsias are still holding out. 

The blue sage is as blue as ever. 

And the little volunteer violas are doing
their thing.

I don't like watching the flowers fade in
the fall.  I concentrate on the ones that
are still trying to be beautiful.  Before
long they too will fade, and winter will
bring the rain to prepare for next year. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Yesterday I went to A Vintage Gathering  here in
Battle Ground.  I took many pictures and am posting
some here and the others you can view on our
It was a perfect day and there were so many
wonderful things to see!!

Of course Moo was watching over things. 

Halloween was all around. 

These lovelies are soap! 

Cutest little fridge. 

Another booth had this stove. 

These gals are so
the "do" on this chair. 

Wonderful love seat 

Crows dressed up in velvet! 

Sweet pictures. 

Need a yellow or orange phone for fall? 

How about some cowperson boots?

This was the last show for 2012.   These vendors
are just the greatest!!! 


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