I am working on making a small vintage container vegetable garden. So yesterday I headed to town for a whole list of errands. One of course was for flowers for the window boxes. Looking for blue trailing lobelia turned out to be a problem. It is always crazy to me what ends up being hard to find and takes you all over town. I headed to one store and was mumbling to myself (I do that a lot I am afraid ...old age I guess) and this nice lady said, "have you been to the "Pedal…Continue
Added by Carmel Collectibles on May 30, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
Killer Stuff ands Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting is now available in paperback, with a spiffy new cover image. For the story behind the new cover, visit: …Continue
Added by Maureen Stanton on May 29, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments
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OK .... so what's in a number??
This was a major week at Etsy as my store sales hit that wonder number: 1000. I feel like that storybook turtle who finally crossed the finish line! Having started in 2008 it seems like a very long time in the making, and then it seems like a blink of an eye - all wrapped into one. So for sure this benchmark of retail sales causes me to pause and think. Read on
Added by Another Time Antiques on May 24, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Have you ever had a great idea and then went crazy? Well, the upcoming weekend trip with my mom to attend her 65th high school reunion in Agra, Kansas sparked a "family roots" inspiration....and low and behold, I found a great little place to find KANSAS vintage postcards. I love them. I am going to put them into a family tree album I am creating, along with pictures of relatives, etc. I will be thinking of you all this weekend, but, as I go to decorate the family graves in the various…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 24, 2012 at 12:38am — No Comments
It's Monday! What a great weekend. Big trip coming up, to Kansas!! I will be meeting a very nice lady, whom I met playing around with my hobby last year, Bonnie. Come to find out, she lives 1 hr away from my family's roots.....so, my mother's 65th high school reunion will be coupled with my meeting with Bonnie. I have a lovely Vintage Peach Crest, double crimp vase which I adore. Bonnie sold it to me. NO it's not for sale! it's in my personal collection of Vintage Fenton, but I do have…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Good Sunday evening. I really need to tell you about the Vintage Sweaters I found 1-2 weeks ago! Best quality, vintage designers, all in the USA, great condition, I am in love with all of them. Found in an Estate sale, from a lady with plenty of money so it seemed, she apparently had an eye for nice clothes. Her closets were lined with clothes spilling out into the bedroom bins. I selected 7 sweaters, all of them are a retro sweater-wearer's dream. Nice weight, versatile, vintage,…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 20, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments
I found out last night my daughter is engaged. I am so happy today to add a son into the family. I need more children. While listening to my very smart and beautiful daughter, I realized she is happier than I've ever seen her. That makes me feel great. During the long conversation, I heard her say she wanted the china I have been saving all these years!! Haviland, Blue Garland. Even, will take a look at the wedding dress I have been saving all these years.....Finally, after hauling…Continue
My full time work days are generally, Saturday and Sunday. The norm for me is to peruse the Estate sales early Saturday, clean and research later in the day, then list all the items on Sunday. Listing items such as Dynasty porcelain in Dalian pattern can take me all day because I adore each piece. I know, I know, time is money. I have never been concerned about the money aspects of my hobby, I only worry about what someone might adore, or need to finish a pattern or collection, a new…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 19, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments
Graduation is the next two weekends and here in our area everyone has a gathering. Some of my friends love to use vintage serving dishes for their get togethers. Using copper chafing dishes to serve food or large Pyrex bowls or corning design flat casseroles as they look so pretty on a buffet table. Yes, they are not as convenient as the picnic ware but they sure do make a beautiful statement. My family had a barbecue last week for Mother's Day and I so enjoyed using my lazy susan for…Continue
Added by Carmel Collectibles on May 18, 2012 at 10:20pm — No Comments
Well, after cleaning up my newest purchases to get them ready for putting back into society, I realized I had fallen in love with them. Corning Ware Wildflowers, 1 pt and 1 1/2 pt Menuettes, one handle I decided I really had been too cheap to buy new pans and didn't want teflon. It dawned on me, I had just what I needed, glassware for pennies on the dollar. Into the cupboard go the old but new to me, put back into service Corning Ovenware Wildflowers...You just can't beat the old tried…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 18, 2012 at 12:13am — No Comments
Here's part one of my blog on email marketing:
Part two coming soon . . . the results of four monthly email newsletters and a description of MailChimp's reports.
Lisa Sullivan ~ Suzy's Timeless Treasures on Ruby Lane
I headed to town yeaterday. I live in a rural area where a trip to town usually means multi tasking. The reality is you never know what is on my schedule. I could head to one of the boxstores or the doctor or even the library. The real surprise yesterday was that I didn't go to Goodwill. That is unusual. I was searching the net for something today and came upon a string of conversation that started with information on a glass type. It jumped from that to "Don't tell me you found…Continue
Happy Mother's Day
I am lucky enough to have a mother-in-law who is a real treat to know.
I am sitting here remembering the day I was married and the stylish ladies who walked so proudly to their appointed seats with their mink collar shawls. Mom with her beige outfit and french twist that she had chosen so carefully. Mama with her red outfit and curled hair. Oh, how they must have fretted over just the right outfit. that day. Everyone wanted everything to be perfect and…Continue
Added by Carmel Collectibles on May 13, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments
Merry Mother's Day, to everyone, even the dads, who care for others, children and their relatives. Mother's Day is a day of reflection and heartfelt 'thank yous' seem to flow all day....my reflections of my mother started yesterday...while at an estate sale, seems like I visited a dozen estate sales--all day. All morning, I sifted through collectibles, archives of yesteryear, and history of a Mother's life. Each item I touched Oneida salad plates, Corning Ware Menuettes with the…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 13, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments
So, this morning I decided to see what was deposited on my driveway--and it was a newspaper. Whoa, how cool is that? Really? An old fashioned newspaper? and one of the articles was very appealing to me and might be to others, so I decided to blog it out!! Apparently, almost exclusively grown in Clark County, Las Vegas, is the Bear paw Poppy. The Latin name is the, "Arcotomecon californica" and these little gems are protected as 'critically endangered". The 2 ft tall clusters have…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 10, 2012 at 8:02pm — No Comments
As I was icing down my lower back and hip areas from over-extending myself during a recent move, I felt kinda down. Here I was, with boxes still yet to unpack, my newly ordered shelving is at the big retail store staring with "W", my towels are not organized but intermingled blues with golds with greens with cheetah prints....the thought came to me, "some people would call this done". I do have a dilemma! Do I keep the Vintage Fenton Milk Glass, Fenton French Opalescent, Silver Crest…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 9, 2012 at 9:05pm — No Comments
Hello everyone. I am gonna try to keep this short as I could go on, and on with all the details, but here goes.....
I have a New Blog Addy. Due to circumstances my Blog of 3+ yrs has been disabled...gotta love Google, right? I was devastated as this past year I spent more time with it, did more with it, added pages over time, decorated, researched more about effective blogging, etc etc. What a rude awakening on Monday to sign in, and…Continue
I couldn't believe it! I had a buyer this week from Florida. She bought the large orange basin with black splatter. It is a beauty, but it did have 2 chips and 1 colored chip (which someone had try to conceal). I didn't know when I bought it that anyone besides me would be interested in it. Just when you think you know a little about collectibles....you get surprised--again! I have yet another California Pottery piece, which is marvelously a gem, is marked,Vintage Lane & Co. Van…Continue
Whoa. What a week this was. I thought -due to my over achievement to pack 1 month early- the move would go extremely smooth. Afterall, my new digs were only 7 miles apart.....Well, it did run smooth, it just ran on and on and on......I haven't unpacked any of my virtual store collections, but it is on my list. Thank goodness for labels. and bubble wrap. Both God sends. Whew. I am tired. More later in the week!
One quick mid-century piece to show off. Tulip Time Quarter…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on May 5, 2012 at 9:46pm — No Comments