Saturday, April 9, 2011
Dear Friends of The Tearoom,
You all know that I have been so busy cleaning out the attic of The Tearoom, adding adorable things to my shop Mirabella Morello. I am finding sweet tea cups, demi-tasse cups, cream and sugar sets, tiny vases, all manner of items such as this. I'm also finding ephemera that can be used in your art projects (and there will be more of that to come soon!). And recently, I have been adding little music box works that can be made into bigger music boxes or just enjoyed on their own. Very soon, I will have some new things, certain to provide extra inspiration for you!
First, in some of the secret spaces of this house, I have found my mother's and my first rubber stamp collections. No, really! My grandfather built this house with hidden spaces behind bookcases, where my mother stashed all manner of things! There were a lot of stamps I had forgotten about and am ecstatic to find again, but there are a lot that I no longer have a use for. They are in very good condition (some have ink stains on the wood blocks, but only on the underneath, so they will still look very nice in your stamp drawer. And most importantly, they are great examples of what is said: well-taken care of stamps will last a very long time (some of these are from the late 1970's and early 1980's). I have just stamped with all of these and they still work just fine! I am making up some sets of these stamps and I will be selling these at very reasonable prices in Mirabella!
Here are the titles of the sets I am compiling and will be selling:
-Hearts and Flowers and Love
-Animals, Birds and Nature
-In the Playroom
-My American Vacation (includes stamps of L.A., NYC and Boston for my friends who live in or have visited those cities. But it could also be ordered by my friends from outside the U.S.! Remember, I am always so happy to ship all over the world, just convo me through Etsy so I can list shipping to your country! So far, I have shipped orders to France, Spain and Hong Kong!)
And...do any of you remember this...? My Marie Antoinette collage was featured in the April 2009 edition of Stampington magazine "Marie". At that time, I bought several copies. I only have use for one and now I have three left over that I am going to be selling in Mirabella, for a very special price. In case you didn't get to see it, it is just full of beautiful projects, all inspired by the beauty and style of Marie Antoinette.
Please stop in my vintage Etsy shop here later this afternoon when I will put the magazines on sale and again later this weekend when the rubber stamp sets will go on sale.
The tea is brewing there, waiting for you to come by and shop (courtesy of The Gossamer Tearoom, of course!)