Mar 30, 2008

Stir Crazy for Vintage Spring Shopping!

Stir Crazy for Vintage Spring Shopping!

I am not only completely ready for spring, but also to go "Vintage Spring Shopping"!
Flea Markets , shows, shops, diggi
ng, you name it I'm ready.
You don't think about it so much when on the west coast or warmer climates , but here it seems as though everything comes to a screeching halt in the winter when it comes to antique shopping.
Since we moved
to the Midwest , every March I am ready to
hit- the- road
Unfortunately now it is just a matter of finding the time with all of the kiddies activities going on, and my things going on. One day this week now that they are back in school, I am going to try to sneak away on a small "adventure", to some shops I have not been to yet.
I am also busy getting ready for my show season to start on April 20th at the Burlington Antique Market.
These are some pieces from my personal collection of Victorian silver plate. I collect names like James Dixon, Tufts, and some others. I love the handwork and the ornateness of the pieces from this era. Even if the silver is worn.

Someday I would love to go to the Marburger show in Texas.

I know that when the markets start here I will be appeased. There are no shortage of wonderful antique markets close by and within a 2 hour distance.
right now I am about ready to put something in hock and hop a plane to Paris to shop at the French Flea Markets!
(Husband might not find that amusing.)

Where are your favorite spring haunts for Vintage shopping?

Mar 20, 2008

Happy Easter

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New for Spring 2008 Vintage Lace Charm Bevels

Happy Easter to Everyone! This will be my last post I think before the holiday, as I have two that start their Spring break tom
orrow, and my husband has the weekend off starting tomorrow. My oldest will be home from Uof L on Saturday just for the weekend.

We are not going out of town for our Spring Holiday. I have too much work, and I am planning our "holiday" for June to Disney World. (more on that obsession on a later post!)
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All of the Vintage lace charms and pendants have just been added (really just now) on my website.
Each one is a one of a kind treasure , so once they are sold they're gone.

It is FINALLY a sunny day here ,(of course that doesn't mean its warm , just sunny) and I was able to get some pictures for the website.

I will be working on orders, and the website, and getting ready for the spring show season during our spring break, but also have a few "Play dates" scheduled with the 6 year old. And , of course track team for high school son never stops. We might also all go down and visit oldest son and take him out to eat (college students are always up for that!)
Have a blessed Easter Everyone. What will you be doing for your spring break?

Mar 19, 2008

Vintage Lace Soldered Art Charm Bevels

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~Introducing Vintage Lace Pendant Bevels~

Gorgeous Vintage lace from the turn of the century through the 1930s.
Encased in deep glass bevels , with fabulous sterling silver bails.
Available at

I was not aware that this song was BOTH of my favorite songs put together until recently. I think I had only heard the very beginning on some commercial. I can't even recall what it was for. Needless to say once I heard it and noticed it was my two favorite songs in the world, I had to have it on my blog. Let me know what you think!

Mar 13, 2008

New Alphabet Girl Vintage Art Charms

Wow! It has been a while since I have been able to post, because I caught the flu for the first time in 12-15 years! I actually can't even remember the last time I had it. I am much better now, and just in time as my first show of the year begins this Saturday. It is a local show for those of you who live in the Cincinnati tri state area. The bead store here is hosting a "Designer Trunk Show"
It will be 2 doors down from the Union Bead Boutique , Saturday March 15th from 10 am- 6pm. If you are local , come out and see me!
I will have several new items for spring 2008, including the "Alphabet Girls" pictured above. I did a different monogram charm for 2007. I am excited about the new 2008 charms as they are done in beautiful glass bevels. And, their size is so petite at 3/4" x 3/4". Each letter features a different Victorian girl on the front. You can also order them on the Staffordshire Garden web site.

Mar 3, 2008

Drum Roll Please- I Shop Vintage Giveaway Winner


"waiting for Spring" collage art charm pendant on Etsy
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Drum Roll Please
And the winner is........

Congratulations to Dolly of My Cherry Heart. She is the winner of the "I shop vintage pendant" (and peeps!). Thank you so much everyone , for all the very sweet comments you left .

"Easter Greetings " pendant front"Easter Greetings" pendant back
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