Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nostalgic Artifacts in Country Living!

I have been Country Living fan for years and a few months ago I was contacted by the Magazine regarding my Etsy shop Nostalgic Artifacts

They were working on a piece for the October issue titled "Scientific Discoveries", and they wanted to use some vintage pieces from my shop section "Oddities."

I sent them off...and here it is!

They people at Country Living were so great to work with...I am so happy they chose my shop, and would love to work with them again (hint, hint!)

AND we still have lots of great vintage science at Nostalgic Artifacts...although the Litmus Paper Vials did sell. Check us out, we are always filled with unique finds!

Here are a few other fun items from the shop:

English Poison Bottles

 Spooky Tin Types

A great collection of Test Tubes

Thank you Country Living Magazine!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

How I spent My Summer Vacation.....


2 a : an interruption in time or continuity : break; especially : a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted <after a 5-year hiatus from writing>

 Apologies for the long blogging hiatus but it has been a busy, albeit wonderful summer and I had to step back from the blog for awhile to refresh, re-energize and re-focus.
Fully refreshed I would love to fill you in on my summer adventures!
Nostalgic Summer is so happy and proud to announce that over the summer we placed our jewelry in two wonderful shops in the Minneapolis area.
 The first is Doodle Bird Design + Gifts located at 2803 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
                            "Minneapolis's newest little store is big on MN talent."

The second shop is The Gumball Collective located in NE Mpls Arts District 
at 158 NE 13th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Both shops are unique and I am happy to be a part of them. I know they will be successful!

We spent more time than usual at Nostalgic Summer Summer Headquarters, and the plan down the road is to make it our PERMANENT summer headquarters! (More on this in another post)

It's good to be back blogging and I have lot's to talk about, flea market adventures, summer fun stuff, our cabin renovation (taking place right NOW!), jewelry and artifacts updates.

But first a bit of Summer fun!

 Lily and Audrey just can't settle down when they know we are on the way to Summer Headquarters!

 ....And I feel the same way.

Here's my summer in pictures:
We LOVE boating!
 Garden Harvest.
 Cabin Bouquet.

Labor Day sightseeing trip to Fergus Falls...this is the State Hospital built in 1890. Wonderful architecture!
Went to the Minnesota State Fair....I haven't been for 10 years and it has not changed! Wonderful people watching here.
Flea Market in Detroit Lakes...I spent a lot of time here (more on this in a later post).

 I will leave you with this....sunset on our little piece of heaven.
It's good to be back....I hope you will follow my blog for all our summer, fall, winter and spring adventures!