Sunday, December 23, 2012

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."

Thursday, October 25, 2012

vintage beaded garlands, bring on the bling.

i have my work cut out for me.

i am selling my collection of vintage
beaded christmas garland.

i didn't realize how many there were
until i started pulling them out of storage.

 there are 15 strands of pink beaded garland
just in this pile.

i'll be busy for awhile.

come by and take a look as i get them listed.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

a lucky hunch.

the sun is shining!

i have to admit that i don't buy much for myself anymore.
i have more than enough "stuff".

but something about a recent estate sale ad caught my attention so 
i decided to take a look.

so my first step was to google map the address.
but there was no such street.

then i had to get creative.  i found an address that looked similar
and off i went.

my tenacity paid off and i found the sale, but because of the address error
a lot of others didn't.  lucky for me.  not so good for the sellers.

and i love what i found.

these are my favorite things.  a lovely old wooden bowl and
pretty old primitive cutlery.

have you ever had a lucky hunch that has gotten you a wonderful find?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

halloween, here we come!

only one month to my favorite holiday.

i am not much of an "orange" girl
EXCEPT this time of year.

lots of orange and black
in my shop right now.

and coming next week..... some fun
halloween jewelry made by me.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

letting go.

for a couple of years i have had 10cent orange and black tickets
available for your halloween projects
but this year
i am really letting go
and adding these bold and wonderful

there are only a limited number of
these available so if you want some don't wait.

once these are gone they will be gone forever.

now i have both 10cent and 25cent orange tickets in my shop.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

clock faces and other parts.

i thought i would come back and
show you the other clock faces
i listed from the recent clock restorer's estate sale.

and i also listed these fun "clock guts."

all available at

Friday, August 24, 2012

do you like my face? my clock face, that is.

boy, it seems like a long time since i have

i have been very busy.

i added several hundred vintage faucet handles
to my shop over the last couple of weeks.

and i've been to some very interesting estate sales


last weekend i found a nice group of
vintage clock faces.

this morning i listed the first of them for sale

and i better list some more.  this one sold while
i was here posting about it.

and here is a little vintage quiz.
what do you think those things are behind the clock face?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

wonderful, colorful artist brushes.

i know it may be hard for my regular readers
to believe....

but i really do have more brushes to sell
from my personal collection.

these are especially nice with those
colorful handles.

available at

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

many more faucet handles

i recently made a purchase of 300 vintage faucet handles
and i am listing them in my etsy shop.

they are selling quickly so come by
and see what is available 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

halloween jewelry. something new for me.

i have been itching to do something creative
and i love halloween.

so this year i am going to make a line of
halloween jewelry.

this is my first piece.

a wee bit scary, but still understated.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

centsational girl and my faucet handles.

i was thrilled to discover that the very talented

  centsational girl

 added a link to my faucet handles 
in her post about making a fun new potting table.

click on the links above to read all about her
very creative project.

and see all of my new listings at

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

new blog header.

i finally figured out how to make a new banner
 for my etsy shop this morning.

i am so inept at computer stuff.

and i liked it so much that i decided to
use it as my blog header for awhile.

what do you think?

do you like it?