Thursday, November 29, 2012

my snowmen


















for about 3 years when i was still doing shows
i made these little bottle snowmen
to sell at christmas.

i made and sold hundreds of them.
when i stopped doing shows
i had a few left and now they
are listed in my etsy shop.

these particular snowmen
were made using wisconsin
cream testing bottles.

i am adding additional christmas items
all week.

Monday, November 26, 2012

getting it sorted.




the beaded picks in the last post
haven't moved very far.

out of the vase and into a bowl.
my job this week is to get them
out of the bowl,
into groups,
take their glamour shots,
and get them listed.

things are speeding up with the approaching
holiday and i am
slowing down.

today i will be spending the day
packing orders.

but i love every moment of it!

i do have other nice things for sale in my

Saturday, November 24, 2012

take your pick. beaded, of course.






over the years whenever i found any 
mercury glass picks
at estate sales
i just added them to this "arrangement".




you can see how random looking
it has become.




last night i started talking it apart
and over the next couple of days i will
be listing everything for sale 
in my etsy shop,

another long time christmas collection
goes up for sale.

things are selling briskly.
come by for a visit.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

more vintage ornaments!


continuing to add ornaments from my
collection today

i will be celebrating the holiday later this afternoon.

happy thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012










here is a sampling
original boxes.
all of them are now listed in my shop.

i will be working on the larger boxed ornaments
and groups of ornaments 
without boxes next.

hope you find something that you
would love to add to your christmas collection.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

just a quick hello!



just a quick hello.
i can't believe how busy i have been on etsy.
i have just a handful of vintage beaded garlands
i posted about a couple of weeks ago.

when i finally counted them there were 80+ garlands.
that's what a lifetime of collecting gets you.

i am selling all of my vintage christmas collections
and adding lots of new items every day.

so stop on by my shop
and see what is new.

here is a link to my christmas section 
and one to my etsy shop.

there are less than 10 bunches of
i had a hundred bunches a year ago
when i found these at an estate sale.

you know what they say,
"when they are gone, they are gone forever."