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My button collection grows, last sunday fleamarket score!

DIY PROJECT- Rolling Filing Cabinet MADE from Bookshelf

I found This Wooden Box  at Ikea. In the clearance Section for $9.00! yes, in the  CLEARANCE SECTION, it was a bookcase missing the Shelves! LOOK AT PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE THE HOLES where shelves were screwed in place. missing shelves? equals savings for me and DIY project READY TO be started!! I WILL MENTION- this bookshelf […]

Antique Metal Mesh Purse & Vintage beaded purses I wonder what they Carried in these tiny bags??

1st purse is a white beaded purse. From early 1900’s  it’s made of tiny white beads and faux- pearl stones to make the flower pattern on front of purse, the handles and closures are made of metal. Well made and in excellent condition no strings are coming undone or pearls missing, its perfect!! The next picture-Metal mesh […]

ANOTHER USEFUL TIP FOR STRAWS, FOR BEADERS OR JEWELRY TRAVEL

FOR fellow beaders or jewelry lovers..here is a easy way to bead or travel with jewelry!! USE A STRAW!! IF you travel , using straws will help keep your necklaces from getting tangled in suitcase or make up bag, you can cut to customize size for bracelets or necklaces!! Also when beading or fixing a clasp this […]

tips for daily use- Straws, wipe dispensers, magnetic strips, how to fold a fitted matress sheet-4 great tips!

to save market bags ?? use a wipe dispenser! Genius!!! now you wont have plastic bags all over the place, neatly stick in wipe dispenser!! you can use lysol wipe dispensers or baby wipe dispensers…re-use and smart also because you will save money and be neat! On the inside of any cabinet or drawer, or door, or […]

PCC Fleamarket- vintage nesting tables & vanity desk

the first pic shows thepiece nesting tables, I don’t know If I will stack them? keep them together or separate? If I stack them I will have to trim off  inches from the legs, I saw an example on a DIY magazine..I dont know yet… so far this year I have had 2 lucky finds at PCC […]

Vintage Barbie collector cards! print and frame easy DIY decor

a while back i posted vintage barbie art from thrift store ..i found another one!!! here you go enjoy!! bubble cut barbie wearing nautical shirt and blue shorts, cute!

DIY project #2 under 20 minutes & $2.00! decoration for Doorway / Hallway

I found this nice gold toned Purse coat Hook at Goodwill for .50 cents, it was on sale(50% off ) and love that color of the day sale, always ask when you go to goodwill what is “color of the day” depending on the color, look at the tags and they are 50% off, the […]

quick DIY 10 min project for less than $2.00!

before picture – hello this was one of my easiest cheapest DIY projects, took me 10 mins…and cost me less than 2.00!! i went to goodwill and purchased this key holder frame for 1.00 it was 50% off that day, (look for the color of the day sale) and this becomes a more personalized purse/coat […]

collecting kewpie continues…WHERE HAVE ALL THE KEWPIE COLLECTORS GONE?

porcelain kewpie with heart on front side on tummy, this kewpie is stringed at arms and legs making him poseable 🙂 but i keep him in a comfy box, i don’t want him to break, this one is one of my favorites:) the smaller kewpie with black jacket is celluloid, plastic family…. and very tiny and hollow, very fragile, the clothes and […]

TYKIE TOY- BABY CRIB TOY-made from BAKE-LITE ! 1940’s

hello these antique babytoys were the teethers and noisemakers babies in the 1930 and 1940s were given by their moms! amazingly one of these goes for $95 and To me they have more value because they have been in my family since 1930’s. I’m the proud owner now, and I wanted to share them with everyone…I […]

Hello kitty & Kewpie Doll vintage wood frames DIY PROJECT for wall decor under $5.00 in less than 5 minutes!

hEllo Kitty vintage wood frame $1.95- in pretty purple  this Vintage hello kitty is a rare version of the sanrio character.  Kelly my 8yr old LOVES HELLO KITTY, and purple is her fav color, this $1.95 buy from thrift store, is smart choice. TIP: To hang on wall use ribbons or lace, it’s a soft GIRLY  touch, ,,,  RE-USE, RE-INVENT, RE-PURPOSE, […]

American Girl Dolls- A MUST HAVE FOR GIRLS 7 TO 11 YRS OLD quality and many more reasons,

Hello how is everyone this Sunday? Wow this month is almost over…and our girls will be returning to school sometime in August. I wanted to talk about our daughters getting good tips and advice! I recommend American Girl – $105 to 115 Reason: This company appeals to age range girls between 7 to maybe 10 or […]

VINTAGE PAPER DOLLS – DIY easy project! home decor in minutes! paperdoll for framing quick cheap and unique!

hello fellow vintage ladies! or fellas! here is a vintage paperdoll couple i found on google 🙂 love her outfits, the green coat and pink ruffle dress are beautiful, auw I wish I had those pieces in my closet!!! lol This is perfect for framing!! or scrapbooking! todays DIY PROJECT is a quick print, cut, glue, […]

vintage/ antique words that you should now before going out to treasure hunt!

Hello I wanted to do a quick post to go over the words or lingo that flea markets regulars use!! this can also be used for garage sales, yard sales.. “vintage” Anything Older than you, lol Seriously something 2 yrs ago can be considered vintage!! with that said, vintage doesn’t exactly mean good or expensive, people […]

finds from thrift store! DIY project $5 chair and .50 cent paint from home depot = fun cheap project

I went to home depot and in the paint section they have returned paint for .cents!!!! i got the mint green paint and painted my chair TOTAL COST $5.50!! THE Chair was $5.00 and returned paint was .50 cents! I grabbed my foam roller and paint brush for smaller sections of chair and started to paint! simple […]

2nd part of june rosebowl flea market finds…vintage makeup bag, pyrex dishes, caged metal flower frogs, ! more..

  blue vintage pyrex fridge dish for $3.00!!   Flea market finds; June 2012…..my purchases were overall exciting finds.. caged metal flower frogs! lovely finds, these are versatile, they can be picture holders, name card place holders for dinners, meetings, etc… brush holders, pencil holders, tool holders, so many uses! and have the vintage retro vibe […]

Vintage Lifestyle Returns with Make-up- Max Factor Lipstick, Estee Lauder powder compact, Elizabeth Arden Lipstick container elegant touches a must!

compact – estee lauder powder- small travel or clutch size- adorable! gold toned case- mirror and pocket watch lookpicture below= left to right max factor lipstick, Estee Lauder powder, Elizabeth Arden containerhello Ladies I am back with more tiny treasures and these are sure to catch your attention!  imagine a night out on the town with a fancy beaded dress or evening […]

Figurines from Thrift Stores, kewpie, mickey mouse, precious moments, avon, porcelain .50 cents to $5.00

mickey made of porcelain , kewpie below,  girl in blue is a avon perfume bottle, precious moments baby with pacifier and big eyes 🙂  so beautiful! she is porcelain stringed and rooted hair. I love little dolls they are mini works of art! kewpie dish..porcelain and numbered..signed by rose o’neil.ginny’s umbrella this is a rare find, i never have […]

thrift store shopping from June – I found Roxy Boots, lefton jewelry box, vogue frame everything was under $10

Salvation Army- $4 frozen charlotte made of bisque and plastic boy doll for doll house My thrift store shopping in June didn’t disappoint! I was able to find cheap, quality , vintage, new with tags, and much more.. Out of the closet find- This store had so many cool things it was hard to walk away!!  […]

RoseBowl Sunday in Pasadena, Ca. what to wear, what to bring, tips!!

♥Rosebowl in Pasadena, Ca what: Flea Market when: 2nd sunday of each month why: Tons and Tons of Vendors and So much Too look at from Home decorations, outdoor patio furniture, Vintage jewelry, retro rock tees and so much more! TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU HAVE AN ENJOYABLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE! 🙂 * BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS! […]

Thrift Store Furniture under $20.00 DIY project-Before & After

Hello Fellow Thrift Store hunters!! Vintage Sewing Table I found at a Salvation Army for $15 dollars    BEFORE PICTURE   Before you start any painting project make sure you have a well ventilated area please!! Protect carpet or floors with plastic or  newspapers work great as well I like to go to home depot and find […]

Vintage Lifestyle -the Kitchen also catches the Vintage Look for Less!

Hello Good Morning Happy Thursday! Wow this week is flying by, I love it…this means closer to the weekend and I LOVE weekends! Flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores….aaaahhh need i say more?! The word Pyrex brings a smile to my face 🙂 If you know Good Quality and You enjoy the vintage graphics, 60’s 70’s […]

Arts & Crafts time: DIY returns with chalk board paint for Containers!

Last Chalk board Post I showed my TV dinner tray transformed into a traveling Chalkboard! Since i have been using this tray daily! I take notes, or leave messages or quick Designs I have in mind or ideas, Because If your like me writting ideas down in the moment is the best way to actually come back […]

4 Flea Markets in So. Cal one for each Sunday!! hours plus other info…

Vintage and Antiques collectibles can be found in these 4 lovely places 🙂 this post will be about 3 flea markets that are held once a month and 1 that you can catch every sunday.. items you will find: 2nd hand or As I prefer Previously loved items, reason to go: unique one of a kind items, […]

arts and crafts time again..continued from cottage cheese containers post

Last Month for arts and crafts time, I started a project for re-using containers , cottage cheese containers!! Yes these lovely little bins are so easy to decorate and I always have them on hand, I love cottage cheese lol I decided to never throw them away and find tons of uses for them. I […]

7 tips to put into USE! that will help promote good behavior from your child!

hello I wanted to share some quick tips to put to use TODAY!   O.K. HERE WE GO 7 TIPS FOR YOU AS A MOTHER/PARENT to give your child a better chance of behaving! 1) Allow your child to play near you when your cleaning and doing your daily house chores, for example If im cleaning […]

barbie doll tips- continued….markings on barbie are patents date!

Hello Barbie doll fans and collectors 🙂 The markings on Barbie’s butt are from her patent year!!  not the year that Barbie was made!! Some Barbies will have 1966 marking on lower area, rear end, but that means her patent was from that date. The proper way of knowing when your barbie was made would be the […]

at home mask recipes- anti aging sensitive and oily types

anti aging  Mask Recipes- AT HOME RECIPES you can make with ingredients found in your fridge or pantry! 1)Yogurt Recipe:  for sensitive skin about a teaspoon of plain yogurt, 1 strawberry or 3 capsules of vitamin E (only gel not cover) mix well and apply leave on 15 minutes, and rinse off 2) next Yogurt Recipe:) all skin […]

skin care- tips for day and night time care

For day spf 15 and antioxidants wear sunscreen SPF15  at least!! SPF 30 if you are at the pool, beach, outdoor activity, outdoor job. You can wear makeup that offers SPF in it, perfect because you will take care of  sun protection and cover up any imperfections at same time. 2 ways to get antioxidants – […]

Carrying a handbag – beauty guide from 1958…the right way to carry your handbag

Hello Vintage Ladies! Good morning and It’s Monday!! I want to start the week by sharing this article …from 1958 its a guide to carrying a bag!! I love reading anything that teaches etiquette and of course you will need to adapt to modern times!! lol but its a good read…enjoy! CARRYING A HANDBAG from Nancy Taylor’s Beauty […]

arts and crafts time! lets re-use cottage cheese containers, make pretty containers

Hello how is everyone? Ready for Arts and Crafts?? I am!! Here is a quick and easy way to personalize containers that you can find in refrigrator!! Quick Craft and great for storage CLEAN, PAINT, SEAL AND DONE! …easy to paint and re-use as anything u like maybe for beads, for Pocket change, for paper clips, […]

is there any REAL money in Doll Collecting? Doll Dealing?

If you have love for dolls and truly enjoy learning about dolls then THE TRUE winnings isn’t money .. The WINNINGS are the good times you will have when you play dress up with your child, or when you collect or show off your collection/displays to family friends, even here on blogs, that’s the true collector someone who enjoys […]

quick tip- want to avoid necklaces getting tangled???? try this quick tip..

moving??? or spending a weekend far from home? well pack your jewelry easier with this quick tip.. okay here you go………… USE A STRAW!! ISNT THAT SO EASY? YES IF NECKLACE IS THIN LIKE STRAW..THEN PUT NECKLACE THROUGH STRAW …AND VOILA !!! NEAT, ORGANIZED, on the move ….IF YOU WANT TO GET FANCY..USE ANY SIMILAR […]

Want Skin Supple Sweet So Seductive?..look for these ingredients!

Today I went to Walmart and I was LOST in the beauty Isle:(   I was lost and confused….all the products and all the different options and all the promises and all the price differences…WOW in my 30’s I find myself feeling overwhelmed and I have no choice but to do more research!! I will never […]

Dolls- Antique dolls vs. New Dolls

  Antique dolls vs. new dolls:   Some antique dolls cost less than or about the same as contemporary  dolls, or more popular in-demand collectibles.       Go over the hairstyle, stitching, and facial expressions.   Some dolls have lovely, carefully painted faces.   Damage: Imperfections such as cracks or holes may lower Price.   If you […]

beading basics continues with essential tools for beaders!!

  Flush cutters and super flush cutters: Flush cutters are used for cutting wire. Use to cut flat ends or angled ends on your wire. To cut a flat end, insert the wire into the cutters through the flat side. To get an angled cut on your wire, insert the wire through the concave side of […]

Doll Terms you need to learn before yard sales, garage sales, flea markets this weekend!

Doll Terms or Words you need to learn before shopping this weekend!!  love dolls??? I DO!  Collectible Dolls: Common Terms or YARD SALE LINGO FOR DOLL BUYERS AND COLLECTORS When buying collectible dolls, be sure YOU GOT THESE down!! Antique dolls: Antique dolls were made prior to 1930.    Collectible dolls: Any doll that you can collect […]

vintage barbie art

Barbie Sings! This came from a salvation army floor!! yes on the floor!! i will put it in a frame! Love these vintage mattel photos. DIY weekend its simple, print and frame. Cheap, fast yet beautiful add for your wall!

haggling at yard sales, garage sales, flea markets, swap meets

♥What does the word haggling mean? According to an online dictionary this is what it means.. ↓ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/haggle hag·gle ) 1.to bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner: 2.to wrangle, dispute, or cavil: verb (used with object) 3.to mangle in cutting; hack. 4.to settle on by haggling. 5.Archaic . to harass with wrangling or haggling I […]

tips for healthy skin- eat whole grains

Whole grain or Cereals with whole grain and  wheat bread: Hello Dear Information Seekers, ready for another tip? Ok this one is already well-known, but I will give you facts and reason to make it on your shopping list. WHOLE GRAIN . Whole grain bread, buckwheat, whole grain cereals, whole grain bagels and other types of […]

Drink Tea Second Reason

Hello Girls! A little bit ago I posted How  Tea Drinkers Benefit from looking  yrs younger ♥ Well Tonight as I was sipping my Tea and thinking 5yrs younger, I was also remembering an old co-worker once told me that Drinking Tea or any other Hot liquid after meals helps with Digestion!! Wow Drinking Tea […]

PCC flea market 01/01/12

Beautiful wonderful magical places where treasures are waitting to be found and taken home to be cleaned, fixed or just displayed by YOU! This is my Favorite thing about the weekends!!! I will list tips and prices, pictures and adventures. This is my 2nd post for the yard sale topic for my blog Miss.Funes Bella♥ […]

new year ? new language! lets learn french!?

The french language is romantic, classy and exciting!  here are some popular french phrases and the pronunciation as well! Practice and it will come naturally with time, the key is practice, don’t give up!   ENGLISH                                  PRONUNCIATION                           FRENCH Do you speak English?            par-lay voo zon-glay                            Parlez-vous anglais? Excuse me/sorry                      ex-koo-zay mwah                                  Excusez-moi Fine thanks and you?              bee-ehn mer-see ay voo?                   […]

tips for supple skin

Hello how was everyone’s Christmas Holiday Weekend? Well now that the holiday is over and vacation LAZY time is OVER GIRLS!! YES it is time to get back to taking care of ourselves! Remember NOBODY WILL DO IT for you! and sometimes these simple everyday life changes can do noticeable changes, but keep in mind […]

The Nutcracker the BALLET FOR CHRISTMAS TIME!!

     its a magical time of year …. and what better treat than the ballet! One of my favorites, not only for christmas time but of all ballets THE NUTCRACKER is amazing and just the very best in my book! IF your like me and you have to stay at home, and seeing the live ballet […]

YARD SALES OH MY OH MY!

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE WEEKEND IS THE YARD SALES! WHAT IS A YARD SALE? A garage sale, also known as a yard sale, rummage sale, tag sale, lawn sale, attic sale, moving sale, or junk sale, is an informal, irregularly scheduled event .  the goods in a garage sale are unwanted, AND put up […]

Collecting journal

HALLOWEEN AND THANKSGIVING BLOCKS SUPER CUTE these halloween blocks are so CUTE! If you notice they are double sided, one side says HAPPY HALLOWEEN then HAPPY THANKSGIVING on oppositte side! the pumpkins serve as double happy time! and scarecrow is just adorable! Very Practical and very festive! Kids can play also they will have arranging […]

We Need Vitamins for hair, nails, skin….

Vitamin A Skin: Great for fighting acne, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, and blocking free-radicals Hair: An anti-oxidant that stimulates scalp oil production — good for dry hair Nails: Reduces brittleness Found in: eggs, cantaloupe, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, fortified milk and cereal B-Complex Vitamins Skin: Improves skin tone, evenness, and retains moisture Hair: Prevents […]

Tips for Beauty Masks at home and Store Bought

Making a Home Mask Store-bought masks can be pricey, and you can get the same results by making your own masks at home.  here are some recommended ingredients by skin type: Oily or Acne-Prone Skin: Eggs, milk of magnesia, clay, mud, mint, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, brewer’s yeast, zinc Dry Skin: Almond or olive oil, lavender, […]

Kids and Daily tips

Do your bored-to-tears kids get crazy or IS IT hard to sit THEM down? when waiting at the DMV or sitting in a restaurant? or at doctors office? maybe just a car ride becoming difficult? It is happening all over the world, parents loosing control and its easier than you think if you just take time […]

Everyday USEFUl tips- panty hose, rubber band, velcro and pillow case!

  attach a pantyhose with a rubber band to a vacuum hose! next time you want to pick up beads or buttons, or smaller legos jewelry pieces! simple right?? At lunch time… Apples with Rubber band around  to hold in place, makes them stay fresher longer, no more browned apple slices!           […]