Thursday, December 30, 2010

Finally something for ME!

I have made so many Mary Hoyer doll outfits over the years but I have never made one for myself. I usually don't have time. This happened to be a slow work week for me so I took advantage of that fact and made an outfit for a doll that I recently acquired. The doll is an unmarked composition doll that has the Mary Hoyer face. I decided to make her this outfit using the Mary Hoyer crochet pattern "V-Mail for her V-Male" I thought the lavender color suited her black hair.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ready For 2011!!!

I am happy to say that the Mildred bag is nearing completion and will be new in my shop for January 2011. I have had my hands kept busy filling snood orders so have had little time to work on it. It is faced and lined and only waiting for the arrival of a zipper to finish it off. Here are some sneak peeks:

Also for 2011 I am looking into changing up the 1940's snood color pallet. Some less popular colors will be dropped and some new colors will be added. I will be keeping my best selling shades of red, black, white and cream. Watch my shop for the last of the colors I will be discontinuing.

I have some other ideas I am working on for this year including a special offering for models to earn some free snoods!
Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giveaway at In The Heyday!

Lovely Shona is giving away this beautiful dress to celebrate 100 followers! It is modeled after the lovely Fleur. Stop by In The Heyday and enter!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spreading The Snood Fever

I am happy to announce that a line of my Arthelia A. snoods are now being carried at Beauty's Boutique located in Central Mall in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Beauty's Boutique sells clothing for everyone! Men's, Women's, and Baby apparel and accessories. Modern and Retro furniture and housewares are also for sale. The theme of the store is west coast/ pin up/ 50's/ handmade/ with a bit of nyc flair.
They also have a Facebook store so if you aren't in the area take a peek and order online.
Beauty's Boutique is run by the lovely Bevin Green. While we were chatting she asked me a little about the history of snoods so I thought I would share it with you too.

Snoods have been around for centuries. From the Renaissance time period.....

To the Civil War era.

When Gone With The Wind hit theaters in the late 1930's it brought them back into fashion......

...throughout the 1940's.

Women working in factories during WWII especially loved them for their ability to keep there hair back and still look good.

Today they are a must have accessory for the modern girl who loves the vintage or pinup look!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Goodbye Tony Curtis

If you haven't already heard, actor Tony Curtis passed away Wednesday at the age of 85.
He is an actor that I have only come to appreciate in recent years. Here is the trailer for my favorite film of his: The Sweet Smell of Success from 1957.
If you have never seen it, I highly recommend you check it out. It airs on TCM every now and then and is also available on Netflix.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My First Etsy Treasury Feature!

I am thrilled to say one of my items has been featured in a treasury on Etsy by the lovly Etsy shop owner dressurdolly2!

You can see it here: Everything Old Is New Again
Post a comment and lets keep it HOT!

And while youre there take a peek at the cute goodies for American Girl dressurdolly2 has in her shop.
I especially like this outfit!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Miss Amanda Lee For Arthelia's Attic

I am so excited to have the lovely Miss Amanda Lee as the new model for Athelia's Attic!
Here she is modeling my best seller the 1940's style hair snood with bow.
Photo's by Atomic Age Pictures A big thank you to both Amanda and Doug!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Benefit Giveaway!

The lovely Miss Bree at Shadow Dance
is giving away a beautful Benefit lipstick and blush. Stop over at her blog and follow her to enter!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Vacation Time.....Again!

This week my family will be arriving here to spend about two weeks with us. We will be doing the usual shopping and antiquing and I hope to have some new goodies to share with you. For the time they are here, I will be putting my Etsy shop on vacation mode. All pending orders will be finished and shipped this week. Until then have a great July!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Anniversary Day


Today is my and my husband's thirteenth wedding anniversary. It really doesn't seem like it has been that long. James never thinks so either as he jokingly say things like "We've only been married a couple of years, right?" I think that is very sweet! We had a Celtic themed wedding and our wedding bands have the Irish Claddagh on them.
I have wonderful memories of that day but it now that so many years have passed it is also touched with a bit of sadness remembering the loved ones that were there who are no longer with us including both my grandparents, two Aunts, and my boss at the time. They will always be remembered.
We were married on the grounds of the Settler's Inn In Hawley PA. Looking at their website I see it has changed quite a lot in the last thirteen years, but is still beautiful.
This in one of my favorite photo's of us taken in the sitting area of the lobby. Oh to look 24 again!

Tonight we are going out for dinner at a new sushi restaurant in town. I hope
it's good! Next month when my family comes for a visit we will have a little party with cake and champagne.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

RUN Don't Walk.....

Over to Our Life in the Mint Chocolate Ranch!!!
Check out this fabulous giveaway!! Follow her blog (if you don't already) and you can enter too!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Many Places Of Weenie

Weenie is my first baby. She was born in the spring of 1998 in the closet in the house we lived in when we were first married. You would think at the mature cat age of 12 she would be lazy. Not so! She is quite spry and chipper. Her latest thing to do is find new places to perch...such as the top of the refrigerator or the bookcase in the den. It's been fun seeing where she will go next so I have started documenting her with pictures.

Monday, May 31, 2010


All shoes in my Etsy shop are marked 20% off. If you've been eying a pair, now is the time to shop!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Family, Photo's, and Fabulous Finds!

It's been pretty busy around my house for the past few weeks. My sister in law and her two daughters came down to visit us from Maryland. While she was here we cleaned out my mother-in-law's storage and retrieved lot's of family photo's, furniture and vintage goodies that we wanted to keep in the family.
We scanned lot's of pictures and gathered genealogy information and have been able to go back eight generations from my son. The photo above is of my husband's Grandmother Josephine when she was a girl. Isn't she lovely?
We also salvaged a lovely old dresser with matching vanity that belonged to my husbands Great Aunt. You can see a bit of it in these pictures. I am planning on putting it in our guest room.

I have lot's more to share with you when I have a bit more time.

Thank you for all the votes on the red handbag. Mildred will be the first one done in red. I have a bit of finishing to do on Joan and it will be up first. It is in black.
Till next time!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Fab Giveaway Over In DeluxeVille!

The darling Miss Mary Deluxe is having a giveaway to celebrate 400 followers.
Isn't this lamp heaven?

I just HAD to enter and if you would like to also, hop on over to DeluxeVille and wish her a Happy 400!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Winner.........And A Surprise!

This was such a fun giveaway! It was so nice to get all your lovely comments and so many new followers. Thank you all!
Since I had so many people enter, after I drew the winner yesterday morning I decided to let my son draw a second runner up who will receive a 40's snood in their choice of color.
Winner #1 and recipient of a snood, tote bag, mug, hat and book is..................

Congratulations Brittany!!

And my son's drawing for the second winner of a snood....

Congratulations Becky!!!!

Ladies you can email me through the link on my profile page. Please send your mailing address your your color choice for your snood.

Thank you again to all who participated! I will definitely be doing more giveaways in the future.