Friday, February 26, 2010

Sharing The Goods!

A Fabulous French Zinc Crown

I've chosen a few of my favorite things from the shop this week,
and I will have them listed for sale HERE!
(Sorry, the ZINC CROWN is temporarily sold out)

Glass Cheese Boards
This is one of 3 styles I have in the online shop. Just wait until you see Le Woof!

This is a replica of an original Hotel Del Coronado key fob. This is an exclusive item sold only at our store and our online website. Also available as a necklace!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Old Grey House

Last April, I posted about our neighbor's house, which reminds me so much of the famous Grey Gardens. The owner recently passed on, the daughter will be moving, and the house will be going up for sale shortly. How I would love to have a house like this, but it would take more time and money than I have. Only half of the house has electricity, the front porch is a goner, as is the upper balcony. As you can see, the exterior has been neglected.

The weeds and shrubs have taken over the garden, but if you look closely you can still find the beauty. There really is something magical about this house.

There are so many of these old porch columns, that I forgot to count. I just hope that whoever buys the house, has plans to restore it. If not, I want the columns!

The formal living room has a fireplace and piano to the right.

I was asked to come over last weekend, as the daughter is trying to sell some of the items that they have no use for. They are keeping many wonderful things to remember their mother by, but it's impossible to keep it all. There was so much. As I walked into the dining room, there were things piled on the table and buffet. The kitchen cupboards were filled with Jewel Tea dishes, depression glass, carnival glass and more. My head was spinning and I didn't know where to start.

The view from the bottom of the staircase.

I love this stairway and railing, the high ceilings and windows trimmed in the old wood. I know these are common place in many parts of the U.S., but not so common where I live. I could have stood there for an hour taking it all in.

I actually lived in this house from birth to around 1 1/2 yrs of age, since we moved before my 2nd birthday. It would have been a wonderful house to grow up in and raise a big family. Not one, but two "hiding spots" under the stairwell. The only memory I have from living here are a few old photographs of me in a bassinet on top of a table, and on a swing in the back yard. Oh, and the story about me falling out of my bassinet onto the kitchen floor. Ouch.

Keeping my fingers crossed that this old house will live on.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Items Just Added...

to the website...Just CLICK HERE Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Favorite New Necklace

I wanted to show you my new teardrop crystal necklace made that was made by Rita Read. I admired it at her last show last week, and my daughter bought it for me. :) I just love it. You can see Rita's offerings in her etsy shop. Just click HERE. Rita is so will love her, and her beautiful creations!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

One of these could be yours!

A pair of vintage repurposed spoon earrings or wine stop!

We are having a little giveaway at our store blog..just click here!