October 30, 2009

Vintage Deal of the Day: October 30, 2009

Hi sweet dear, let me kick off this post by sending out tons of joyful Halloween Eve wishes to each and every one of you!

{Massive amounts of cuteness abound when it comes to this darling little (it’s 2 ½ inches tall) vintage porcelain toothpick holder. Shaped like a black and white pup and his doghouse or perhaps a favourite dog toy that looked like a house, this sweet – and practical – piece of kitchen nostalgia can be yours for just $4.75 (US), if you hightail it over to etsy seller Bedouin’s shop.}

How is everybody’s Friday going? I hope that you're each doing splendidly and having a blast counting down the hours until All Hallows (or for a terrific weekend otherwise, if you don’t observe this holiday). The gloomy rain that has plagued Toronto all month continues today, though I really can’t complain, so long as it doesn’t turn into snow, I’m a happy camper!

I’ve had a busy week of very mixed going-ons, from renewing my passport (in person, which is a pleasant change over having to mail the application out – still need to wait for it to arrive in the mail though, no getting around that) to trying to dig through the absolute avalanche of email I seem to have been receiving lately. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about a bustling in-box, it just seems to be one of those entirely random times when I’ve been getting literally five times my usual daily volume of email. I always wonder what brings such spurts of online correspondence about, don’t you?

On the blog front, I’m not sure if I’ll have the time to get up a “Five for Friday” post today, but I wanted to ensure that the Daily Deal appeared, as I wasn’t home for most of yesterday and didn’t thus didn’t post one on Thursday. I want thank everyone who has visited and commented on my blog lately. I’m a few days with replying to your comments and visiting your wonderful sites, but plan to catch up as best as possible over the weekend.

One more blog related note...I’m planning on holding a lovely vintage related giveaway in the near future. Stay tuned for more details in November!

Tons of thanks, one and all, for being the awesome readers that you are! I hope dearly that you each have an amazing Halloween Eve night!!!


  1. Happy Halloween!!!!

  2. Have a great Eve yourself! Love the pooch toothpick holder - tres cute!

  3. Oh that is so cute, so is the little cat swinging his tail. Like the last picture too.

    Happy Halloween,

  4. You have a fun Halloween too! Can't wait to find out about the give away :)

  5. Good Morning my dear friend... hope all is going well and love this little dog..how very vintage! Can't wait for your giveaway and always love coming to your blog to see what your up to.. Have been very busy, but I'm getting a letter out soon... hugs to you...Tracey

  6. Cutest toothpick holder ever! Happy Halloween!

  7. That's a cutie toothpick holder! I thought it's just an ordinary figurine.^^

  8. Hi sweet hearts, thank you each very much for your lovely comments. I thought this precious little pup was so adorable! It could also be used for other things around the kitchen, too, like as a tiny flower bud vase, as a holder for miniature pens/pencils, or a paper (drink) umbrella holder. So cute and versatile :)

    Wishing you each a gorgeous Monday & week ahead,
    ♥ Jessica