Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Friday, June 28, 2013

Don't You Love to Get Packages in the Mail?

In my last post, I mentioned getting a package from one of my favorite online shops, Tiny Things Are Cute, and I promised you a peek at the unwrapping. So here we go!

First, I got two packages of vintage diaper pins. You'll see why soon!

Then I got a vintage magazine I thought I'd stash away for my husband to enjoy some dismal rainy day.

After I looked at the contents, I decided I'll have to read it, too, after he's done with it!

Now for the main reason I couldn't resist shopping:  vintage fabric!
A fabulous fat quarter of neon-colored seventies mushrooms and toadstools!

 I bought two panels of this wonderful vintage dog screenprinted fabric. I'm not sure yet what I'll do with it--frame one, probably, anyway--but it's so fantastic I didn't want to risk it selling out before I could decide its ultimate purpose. It's 100% cotton.
Close-up detail...

This second dog print panel is huge! Much bigger than I expected. How cool is that???
I bought three packages of little wooden bead heads, all different sizes. (I'm only showing you one size here.) I have a craft in mind, but I'm not quite ready to unveil it to you yet!

Next, there's a package of adhesive vinyl "Easy Feet". Please don't ask me why. I merely had to have them. I'll figure out the reason eventually.

As always, one of the most delightful aspects of shopping at Tiny Things Are Cute is that there's always a little baggy of fun largely useless freebies! I adore this shop!!!


  1. I love the first dog panel it reminds me of a book I used to read as a child

    the jack and janet books they were to help kids learn to read https://www.etsy.com/listing/128572206/jack-and-janet-vintage-reading-primer?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=jack+and+janet+&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=jack+and+janet

    I think you would love it
    the dog in the books name was Tip :)

    Its really a great shop :)
    have you checked out there facebook page? it updates you when new things come in and gives you coupon codes

  2. Thanks, Vanessa--that's good to know! Coupons... :)
    The dog definitely has that look of a vintage elementary school reader illustration, doesn't it?