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September 20, 2007


Kim Campbell

Lucky you (except for the waitress, geez!) I love Cape May!


Wow, I love those tags!

Sarah M.

I LOVE tea-staining! Love your tags! I just got done tea-staining a lampshade, and it turned out pretty great-- just needs some pom pom trim 'round the bottom. :)

I use a metal dish drainer and end up with stripes on my things.

Thoroughly enjoy your blog. Everything is so up my alley. Love it! xo


Those furniture tags are swell! And the little accidental polka-dots look cute too.


Of course we missed you! And, you forgot to mention that you're getting ready for Renninger's, riiiiiight?


I always chuckle reading your posts (huh, I've never used the word chuckle before!)
If I come across any old price tags I'll send 'em to you. Never realized some have cool graphics.

Jenna Z

Ooh, those are lovely. (both your tea-dyed and the ebay find!) There is an old folk song called Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week about paying on credit. Installment plans were first pushed in full force in the 1920s. I may try out your tea-dyeing idea on a metal basket I have. Only thing is, I couldn't do very many at a time, poo. Thanks for the idea!


What a fun and unexpected result! Your tea-stained polka-dot tags are great. And your idea of using a fancy iron grate is to dry them on is brilliant!


All I need is for Colleen to foist another addiction on me- vintage sale tags! Great, now I want to get some too! As if my house was not filled with stuff already. Colleen- you really have an artist's eye- the bow wrapped around that price tag; that is so perfect. I miss you but I wasn't too worried- I thought you were doing your antiques show-can't wait to hear all about that once you've done your show.


"Comfortable furniture breeds an enviable reputation for hospitality" - catchy! I wonder what my furniture breeds...


LOVE the "happy accident"! And those old tags are awesome-
great find!


Yes I have missed you. I noticed you were gone. I missed your great sense of humor. You always make me laugh.
I love those tags. I may have to start bidding on some too!
I heard that you can also dye them in coffee. I don't know, I haven't tried it.
Have a really great weekend. By the way, what kind of waitress was that?


At least your using the bowl and roasting pan for SOMETHING!!! I knew it wouldn't be cooking!


OK. Now I've got to tea dye some tags. That's a great idea! And a whole lot cheaper than buying the tags in the scrapbooking section. Can't wait to try it. Hmmm....what can I lay them on to dry? I bet I've got something around here....

I always hated places that weren't kid friendly. My children were generally very well behaved and I resented them (me) being treated like they were about to tear the place apart.


Wow - I love all those old tags! What an awesome purchase.

(your polka dot ones turned out great, too. I'd like to try that but not sure what to do with the tags! :) )


those are too cool...& the polka dot ones? to die for:)


Well, I like your ebay tags, but I loooove the tea dyed ones you made. The dots are terrific. I just bought a bunch of tags to play with last week, but i never thought of tea dying them. Great idea.


What do you do with the tags? Just wondering so I'll know if I need to find some. :)

Layla Palmer

The effect that happened while tea-staining those tags is AWESOME! I found your blog while searching for "vintage price tags" on Google. Glad I did! I'll never miss another post. :-)

Stop by my place sometime, if you'd like!



These tags are just gorgeous.

Rose-Anne Bishop

These are wonderful. I have a love of all things vintage and I am considering becoming a vintage wedding decorator. This is inspiring. Thank you.


Coleen, do you have any of those house tags left? Thank you-Valarie


SubhaI am very sorry to write in English as I did not know how to get the text in Telugu script. I do not bnoleg to this generation. But as a mother of two sons (one in 9th grade and one in 4th grade) studying in Hyd during 1980-88 can authentically tell that the deterioration of teaching Telugu language in schools started from that time. I remember taking up my frustration by arguing with the teacher how hard it is getting for the children to learn Telugu as no constructive method in teaching the language was being applied. The teacher was an young woman of 25 years and appeared confused. May be the management thought that teaching Telugu was an easy one as it is the mother tongue of the children and that grammer is not that important. The language was taught with no foundation, so naturally reached a state of decay in 25 years. It is exactly the way they taught Hindi to me when I was in school. I used to dread Hindi classes as I was not able to comprehend the change of verbs with the gender. And naturally I forgot that language once I completed high school. Now the current generation is being taught Telugu the way they learnt it and naturally they lost interest in teaching it as they themselves do not enjoy the beauty of the language. I still remember my telugu teacher and we were enthusiastically waiting for his class explaning the alamkarams, samasams and chandassu. Finding the ganas and vrithams of the poems was a thrill. My first son who was in 9th grade did not hear about them at all! So we do not have to blame the current parents and teachers for the deterioration of standard in teaching Telugu. The basic problem started 30-35 years back and people are opening their eyes once the ruin is complete.


Phaniకె.మహేష్ కుమార్ garu matram edo okati maaladtli matladathunnaru ikkada matlade visyatm enti ayina Muslim and hindu topic enduku techharo naku artham ithe kaledu..భాషకు మత పరమైన రంగు దేనికి. తెలుగు వాళ్ళమంతా హిందువులమా?

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