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Monday, February 18, 2013

Presidents Day

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Happy Presidents Day
from The Little Things Vintage
15% off in shop today only with code LINCOLN15

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Where to find a Fort and Moat....

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It is often said that the best things in life a free! I am a firm believer of this. Yesterday, the weather was warm, a hint of spring in the air and so out and about we went.

We ended up strolling at Fort Monroe, now a National Historic site in Hampton, Virginia. Previously a military instillation. The old brick buildings are dreamy, brings you back in the day.  It was stunning, the grounds are well kept. A beautiful view from the peninsula to the Chesapeake Bay. A hidden Hampton treasure. You pass thru the town of Phoebus to get here, quaint and small a few restaurants and a couple of antique shops.

History buff????Fort Monroe played a large part in the American Civil War with visits from Abraham Lincoln, improvised confederate president Jefferson Davis, and a young Robert E. Lee was stationed here. While not always called Fort Monroe its importance in history and location stretches back to the days of John Smith (1610-2011).

Interested read more here...

A cool ride over the moat!

This rope tied to this old tree was so inviting..we will try it out next time.

Do some fishing...

Have a lovely Sunday brunch, a wedding, a special event at the Chamberlin Hotel
 (large brick building in background)
Plane and ship watching...last time we saw a submarine surface!

Visit the Casemate Museum (FREE) walking tour, download a tour.. candlelight tour

In the summer joing ion the the fun of the Fort Monroe Concert Series

Walk the beach

They have a nice paved, walk way perfect for toddlers and strollers, lots of free parking, a couple of different playgrounds.
Looking for more information try here....
Map and information on the walking tour

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Vesties Team Sale Preview Week two

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Thanks so much to VS 
From the Vintage Station 
For putting together a wonderful collection of team items! From over 60 shops...
Use code SWEET15 at any of the shops featured above to save 15% off at checkout until February 15th!
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Little Sweetheart....

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So here we are in February, Valentine's day is just around the corner, along with my husbands birthday. He is a Valentine baby, so we spend the day celebrating him. I can't wait to give my son his little Valentine's and watch him sing Happy Birthday to daddy. It's the little things that count. In the spirit of the day at least share an "I Love You' with someone important in your life...

What to give a toddler for Valentine's Day?? Especially when they have no clue as to what it means or what it is. First off start at your local library they have a wonderful selection of seasonal books. I learned that you have to get there early they tend to check out fast as the holiday approaches. So a few new reads about the holiday. My little one loves Curious George, so he would love this one..on amazon

A simple craft of X and have to start somewhere right? What better way to be practicing letters! You can use multiple house hold items to recreate an O...toilet paper roll, circle shape them that Os are everywhere...go on a search to find them around the house. Use finger paint to stamp them on a paper. For the X you can show how to cross with the edge of cardboard. Practice making lines...more about a heart tic tac toe game on a dry erase board? Keep it simple, no need to overwhelm with fancy crafts..go with the flow and enjoy your time spent creating together!

A gift? Our go to gift has been Dollar coins  we use them on all of these little holidays, for his piggy bank and hoping to instill some lessons on money here in the future.

Here is a collection of vintage toys I curated for your little tot
"For Your Littlest Valentine"
vintage baby shirt with embroidered train 9 months

All of the shops seen in the treasury are using code SWEET15 at checkout for 15% off until February 15th.

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Stop by my shop too and use the same code for something sweet for yourself!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Vesties Team

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The Vesties Team on Etsy is running a sale from Feb. 1 to Feb. 15!  Use coupon code SWEET15 at time of checkout for a 15% discount on purchases at the following participating vintage shops:
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Vesties Team Sale

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Dear Friends, 
Vintage Etsy Society Street Team is having a Sweet Sale! Running February 1-15th. The 40+ participating shops can be found here...

You don't want to miss out on some of these beauties...Use coupon code SWEET15 at checkout to save 15%
The Little Things Vintage.....

Vintage 1960s Floral Wallet Clutchette Makeup Case

SALE Vintage Mushroom Desk Lamp Upcycled Turquoise

Vintage Lady Pepperell, White Flat Full Superfine Muslin Sheet 81 x 108

Anitque stained glass fragment 1900 - 1920's handpainted blue / green glass from chapel in Chicago

Vogue Picture Records, Blue Set, R725 and R726, 1940's, Beautiful

Rustic Red and White Tin  Collectible Home Decor Benne Bits Cookie Souvenir Box Byrd Cookie Co.

Pyrex Ivy Cinderella Mixing bowl white green

Vintage Estee Lauder Victorian Royal Enamel Blue Hexagon Compact Collectible with Powder

Vintage Enamelware  Boxed SET with rack 3 piece melter server SAUCI set unused Mid Century

Vintage holt howard 1960 wood canister set

Sun Drop Cooler, Retro, Sale, Vintage Picnic Cooler, Yellow

Vintage Brasilian Glass Storage Containers for Your Goodies

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