Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Annual Summer Sewing Pattern Sale!

Go straight to the sale!

Since the summer sale was such a hit last year I've decided to make it an annual thing! This year I've made it better too, instead of 50% off, it's 60% off of ALL patterns! Some patterns are rare and have recently been listed so there are some really good ones you can get your hands on if you hurry!


Vogue S-4048 Special Design

The sale runs now until 7-14 at midnight EST. 

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Broyhill Sculptra Dining Suite

If you know me, you know I love Victorian furniture. I'm not at all big into the Mid Century thing. I can definitely appreciate the aesthetic, but I prefer garish over modern lines any day. However, this rule of thumb with me, doesn't apply to the Broyhill Sculptra line. I LOVE it! I am not exactly sure why that is, it's not incredibly different from other MCM furniture lines. Maybe I just love the good Walnut used on the set...? I have no idea.

Broyhill Sculptra Dining Set

So a few weekends ago I came across a random listing for a vintage dining set in Alabama, and it happened to be Sculptra. The price was great so we made the trek from Middle Georgia to East Alabama to save this set. 

Sculptra Dining Table and Chairs
In the original brochure, this table is listed as the Dinette table, there were 3 different table options, this being the middle size. There were also two options of chair styles. This being my preferred style. I like how the crest of the chair coordinates with the cat-eye pulls. 

Broyhill Sculptra China Cabinet

The china cabinet is my favorite piece from the set. When we picked it up it was very easy to move because it breaks down into two pieces (and I do my Chaturangas!) Not so easy to move was the Credenza....

Broyhill Sculptra Credenza

or as some people like to call it a "bar". Personally, I think it looks like a plain old server or buffet (but that's the Victorian girl talking). That top on there? That's marble. it doesn't come off. It was quite difficult for Mark and I to move even with my Chaturangas and Husband's manly upper body strength. At least Victorian marble is removable. Pfft.

I have gone back and forth about selling this set. Since we are house hunting currently and we aren't sure what type of house we will be purchasing. (I still want Victorian, husband wants something somewhat more energy efficient, maybe something Craftsman or a Fairy Tale cottage will suffice?) It may or may not work for us in the end.

I do currently have it listed on Etsy... just in case you need it more than I do. Ha!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ModCloth Dress and it's Vintage Pattern Counterpart

So I was browsing ModCloth the other day with my (a-hem) 13-year-old daughter and I came across the Twirl Next Door Dress.


Well, that looks familiar. I KNOW I have seen those keyholes on a vintage pattern. So I searched my Etsy page which took a while because I had all decades of patterns in one section of my shop (which resulted in hours of rearranging my shop, now much easier to browse!) Eventually I went through the sold items and was able to find it! Totally worth all that effort.

Simplicity 5374

And there you have it! Mystery solved! Now you can get this pattern and make your own version of Twirl Next Door. Probably for less than $83.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Few Little Sales

I just thought I would note a few little sales going on in my Etsy shop.

The first has only a few more days (ends the 10th of June). 40% off all sewing patterns!
There are tons of good awesome vintage patterns still available!


I am also doing 25% off of all items in the For the Home section of my shop. So many cute things here also!