|Vintage, wood-blocked Christmas cards from Japan -- just another wonderful afternoon at Scrap!|
|I can think of some fun things to do with these...and it's fun to play with paint too...|
|Notecards with stamp ephemera|
|Curated a few collections for friends....this one likes birds.|
|Cards at Scrap - the best place to buy em!|
|Some vintage papers to write on...|
|Inter-office envelopes are always fun for mailing.|
This was quite a fun find at Scarp....now I just have to actually try to carve some stamps.
|Red RUSH labels -- these I need!|
|Brayers -- the more the merrier!|
|The rubber stamps are not usually great but I hit it one really good day and scored all these....|
This is all from SCRAP -- my favorite spot for shopping all year round. Some of my gift giving this year is from SCRAP. I curated a few collections for my pals.
Scored a few treasures.
Of course, being me, I also found quite a few things for myself. Ahem.
You never know what you will find at places like Scrap. You've got to go with a sense of adventure and open mind and sometimes...well...you don't find anything.
But I usually do.
You sure won't find me at a mall shopping but you might find me at Scrap or a thrift shop...
Gift giving from me -- handmade, curated and vintage treasures/ephemera.
Don't get too jealous though -- this was from about three trips to Scrap not all from one. And sometimes Scrap is pretty bad -- like today -- when you get some idiot checker who wants to totally overcharge you for everything.
There is nothing you can do since things are not marked with prices but I hate that people make up prices on a whim -- some folks there are totally realistic and others are definitely not.
It is like those nuts holding garages sales who want to charge antique store prices.
I have to carefully pick the days I go to avoid the over-chargers.
And where do you all like to shop? What do you like to make?
What do you like to receive?
We are getting ready for a great big storm here in the Bay Area -- so if you don't hear anything fro me you'll know why....
I have candles, wine, a gas stove and I've fully charged everything I can....so wish us luck here...
US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California added 2 new photos.
3 PM Storm Update: Everything on track for a significant winter storm to impact the Bay Area later this week. Rainfall amounts will be heavy, and will fall in short periods of time in bursts of heavy rain that will produce roadway and urban flooding, create flooding of small creeks and streams, and localized mudslides and rock falls. In addition to the rain and flooding - strong winds will accompany this storm. This will result in a considerable amount of power outages across the area as gusts to 80 MPH are possible on the ridges and up to 60 MPH on the coastline. As currently forecast, a storm this strong hasn't occurred in the Bay Area for several years. The time to prepare and be aware is now - Thursday will bring the worst conditions including significant commute impacts and travel difficulties due to high winds, heavy rain, roadway flooding, and downed trees. Stay tuned to the National Weather Service and on twitter @nwsbayarea