Posts Tagged ‘Antique’

Jen’s Regular Friday Post: Bargaining with a Baby

August 28, 2010

I’m SO jealous of Jen’s cute garage sale finds! Check them out! The west coast needs some yard sales like these!


I wish I could say I’m a great garage sale shopper, but I’m not. The truth is that I can rarely get out of the house in time to find the best stuff at a garage sale. By the time I’m ready, I figure most of the good stuff is gone, so I just don’t go. But one day I saw a sign in the neighborhood and decided to act on it. The sign mentioned something about antiques and that piqued my interest. Jeff and I followed the signs around the neighborhood and finally came upon a treasure.

It was a lady who used to own an antique store selling a ton of items in her front yard. There were some nice, expensive pieces, but I had my eyes on the cheapos.

So I found these 3 vintagey items and made my way to the seller hoping I could get a deal. The lady was oohing and ahhing over Graham. She even asked to hold him. And I of course thought I could do a little negotiating. That’s why God gave us cute babies, right? She wouldn’t budge much. I guess I was a little inexperienced with the whole bargaining thing, and she could probably tell. How could she not go down on her prices when I was letting her, a complete stranger, hold my baby?

Not sure what this was supposed to be, but I use it to hold magazines.
I still got a deal (or so I thought), and now I have a few cool pieces to add to my home. I could really get into this whole garage sale thing if I always found stuff like this!

Sundin Photography,…

August 2, 2010

I know I’ve plastered these all over facebook, but I had to at least make sure my my cozy corner didn’t miss out on the goods

Check it out. The amazingly talented Ginette Sundin of Sundin Photography has done it again!!

To say that I’m ecstatic about these photos is an UNDERSTATEMENT. I am in *LOVE* and cannot wait to display these.

Ginette had an AMAZING vision and I was SO excited that she allowed us to be part of it!

We ended up gathering random pieces from our home that have meant something to us, as a family, and chose to use them as props in our photos. Everything from books J had from when he was a child, old vintage cookbooks we’ve collected in our travels, both my and J’s old baby blankets, meaningful toys Ruby received as gifts, a couple of favorite chairs, our stained glass window and old cabinet door that hang in our home, and even the lampshade hanging from the tree branch was taken from our living room!!

It was SO much fun sharing the same vision for our set up. Ginette was awesome in letting up drag so many pieces in (loading all of them in her sweet volvo!), dealing with my indecisiveness, and going with the flow of things. I love her. Really, I do. She is amazing.

We were even able to capture a few photos with my parents who were in town visiting. I will treasure this photo for ever. 3 generations. My mom, Ruby, and me. Don’t you just love Ruby’s model pose?! But, the best part?! Ruby is wearing a dress that was MINE from when I was a child. Precious. Thanks for saving it all these years, Mom!

This one, however, leaves me speechless… what a gift.

Thank you, sweet Ginette. I am so thankful for you, as a photographer, for the precious moments you’ve captured of my family…

These will be cherished for SO MANY years to come.


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