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Friday, December 14, 2012

Love Is In The Air!

A Sweet Vintage sale, over 30 Shops on etsy. 15% off when you use the Sweet15 coupon code at checkout. The sale runs from Friday Feb 1st through Friday Feb 15th!

When you have finished reading my Valentine blog post, scroll back to the top and click on this link to see a list of all the particpating shops from the Vintage Etsy Society Team!!


Wow what a great slideshow featuring one item from of all of the participating shops in the SWEET15 Sale created by a great team mate, owner of Vintage Station, Have a look! You can visit VS's fabulous shop here: 

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I'm honored to have my treasury featured on The Vintage Etsy Society's blog! This is the first in a series of Friday night movie favorites and my choice was "It Started With Eve"!! Your visit and comment is much appreciated!

http://www.vintageetsysociety.blogspot.com/

And after you've finished reading my blog enjoy watching the movie, thanks to restoredeanna for sharing this on you tube for all to enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipgYCd10usQ&playnext=1&list=PLB11A3A6B5AA41905&feature=results_main



Welcoming in the new year and looking forward to seeing all the beautiful Valentine's Day gifts & decor!!

I have always adored the Victorian era's Valentine cards and decorations. It is my favorite style when it comes to decorating with a romantic theme in mind. 

Here are a few of my favorite items from these wonderful shops on Etsy that represent this ornate style!
They just don't make Valentine's cards like they used too! This gorgeous pop up can be found in Jodysvintage at this link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JodysVintage?ref=seller_info


This exquisite Art Nouveau sterling silver clock is amazing!! You'll find this stunning piece at Sunday and Sunday's shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SundayandSunday?ref=seller_info

I absolutely LOVE vintage Valentine postcards and you'll find this sweet one in Pecan Hill Antiques's shop here:

What an awesome trinket dish! Who wouldn't want this as a Valentine gift? Get it here at savedbysalvage's shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/savedbysalvage?ref=seller_info

I can imagine a lovely candlelight dinner with this gorgeous Damask tablecloth & napkin set! The Renaissance Professor offers this lovely set and more right here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RenaissanceProfessor?ref=seller_info



Here is a lovely antique heart brooch from antiquedogmomma2 shop at the link below!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/antiquedogmomma2?ref=seller_info

What is Valentine's Day without a little poetry, eh? This fabulous hardcover is offered by one of my Vesties team friends and you must see her gorgeous shop at Allie Et Cie here:


A gorgeous celluloid jewelry box would have been and still would be a lovely Valentine's gift! You can find this and more at French Blue Velvet shop here:
 http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchBlueVelvet?ref=seller_info


Here are a few handmade items for Valentine's Day...Victorian Style! 
There's nothing like a RED ROSE for Valentine's Day and this beautiful handcrafted candle will last long after real roses fade away! You can purchase this lovely item at Forest Candle Studio here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio?ref=seller_info



I can't begin to imagine the amount of work that went into this glamorous Victorian inspired piece. Cosmic Souls has a must see shop where you'll find this beauty and many others!

I love to dabble in mixed media art. This heart ornament from Tattered Tiaras' shop is stunning and can be purchased here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tatteredtiaras?ref=seller_info

Planning a Valentine's Day wedding? These are a lovely Victorian inspired set of invitations! Order yours today from A Vintage Obsession's shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AVintageObsession?ref=seller_info


Silhouettes were once a regular decor item in homes, I'm happy to see them make a come back! 
This lovely  ATC/ACEO can be found at Black Sheep Betsy's shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackSheepBetsy?ref=seller_info


As always, here are few of my vintage and handmade items for a Victorian style Valentine's Day! Save 20% in my shop just for viewing my blog! Use coupon code at checkout: RETURN20
Here is one of my favorite creations using the first image from the top of my blog  and there's a hidden kiss behind the cherubs!







 You can find all of these available in my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MomsantiquesNthings


I hope your Valentine's Day is filled with a lot of love and a little Victorian style!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Celebrating Christmas In Style!

Adorable baby sings along with man on street in Poland!! 
....and then you have to check out this amazing projection light show from the UK!!! 


Merry Christmas!!

I have always loved primitive, rustic and folk Christmas decor, but have always decorated in a more traditional style. Over the last few years, though, it seems whenever I shop or make new decorations for my home for the holidays, I tend to lean more towards that rustic folk art look. 

Here are some of my favorite items from some great shops on Etsy that really show my style! I've attached links to their shops so you can see all the wonderful merchandise they have to offer. 


An adorable spun cotton Snowman decoration from JeJeMae shop!
 http://www.etsy.com/shop/jejemae?ref=seller_info
A blackened beeswax primitive tree ornament from  BlackRock Folk Art Studio!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackRockFolkArt?ref=seller_info
What an adorable set of chenille Santa ornaments from  Old World Primitives!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/oldworldprimitives?ref=seller_info
A sweet Santa shelf sitter from SundayDriveStudio!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SundayDriveStudio?ref=seller_info

I just love these rustic wooden trees from Edie's Lab!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EdiesLab?ref=seller_info

Here is an amazing carved wood Christmas icon from icarvings.com!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/iCarvings?ref=seller_info
Of course, my style wouldn't be complete without throwing some ANTIQUES into the mix!!
Here are some lovely Victorian German candle holders from Tinsel and Trinkets!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TinselandTrinkets?ref=seller_info
An amazing Victorian spun cotton Santa tree topper from L.I. Antiques Center
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LIAntiquesCenter?ref=seller_info

I love the old sleigh bells like this set from The Stone Cottage Mill
http://www.etsy.com/shop/stonecottagemill?ref=seller_info
A beautiful Victorian style greeting card from Ephemera Obscura!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EphemeraObscura?ref=seller_info
Antique wooden ice skates always make the best Christmas decorations and here is a great set from DustyRoseMarketplace!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DUSTYROSEMARKETPLACE?ref=seller_info

Enjoy a few of my own handmade decorations and save 25% in my shop right now using this coupon code at checkout: DEC2012

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MomsantiquesNthings











And here are a few of the antiques offered in my shop as well!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MomsantiquesNthings








I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year find you happy, healthy and prosperous!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Let There Be Peace..Christmas 2012

This Christmas let's make a change!

If we all did just a little bit what a big difference we could make! Be thankful for what you have, we have come a long way, but there is still a long way to go, unfortunately. So always help those in need when you can and be nice to one another.
Always love!
Always peace!
Stop prejudice, stop hunger, stop hatred, that's my wish for the future. Michael Jackson had it right when he made this song, watch the video... it always gets to me. 
Be thankful for what you do have and make a change!!


No truer words........

...If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change, you gotta get it right while you got the time, 'cause when you close your heart, you close your mind.....

You Can Help Reduce HUNGER! http://www.worldhunger.org/reduce.htm

From Hunger to Hope http://www.fromhungertohope.com/

Unicef continues to help children in so many ways! http://www.unicef.org/index.php

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There are many who are still in need from Hurricane Sandy and you can help!
Several shops from Etsy team Madcap have generously donated items and/or portions from sales to the Madcap Charity and the red cross. 
While you're shopping for the holidays, have a look at some of the items for sale, you will have a great gift to give while helping victims of Hurricane Sandy at the same time. 

http://www.etsy.com/teams/7393/its-a-madcap-life/discuss/11190606/

Check out the efforts on It's a Madcap Life blog!
http://itsamadcaplife.blogspot.com/p/charity.html

Here is my donation!

Or donate directly to the red cross here!

http://www.redcross.org/



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CHRISTMAS 2012!!

Help support the small business owner this Christmas!!




Support your favorite small business.
This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and
support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate
neighborhoods across the country.
Moms Antiques N' Things is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re
encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th.
Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday offer! Come in on
November 24th and you’ll get 30% Off.
Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November
24th the biggest day of the year for small business.
To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

MY HUGE CHRISTMAS SALE BEGINS BLACK FRIDAY, RUNS THROUGH CYBER MONDAY AND CONTINUES ON UNTIL 12/20/12 ENJOY 30% OFF!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MomsantiquesNthings



You'll find great vintage gift ideas, handmade home decor and wedding decor as well!!


AND CHECK OUT THE LIST OF SHOPS HAVING SALES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST! GREAT SAVINGS!!

Awesome stocking stuffer from StJoshua



Support your favorite small business.
This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and
support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate
neighborhoods across the country.
Moms Antiques N' Things is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re
encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th.
Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday offer! Come in on
November 24th and you’ll get 30% Off.
Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November
24th the biggest day of the year for small business.
To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.




Anyone interested in free advertising for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Cyber Monday, please convo me or comment on my blog with the link to your shop.

I'll add you to a blog roll of participating shops, indicate if your having sales for all 3 days or which ones you are going to participate in.

Here are just a few awesome items on sale from a few of the participating shops listed below!!


What a fabulous pair of vintage Christmas Hankies from WhimzyThyme!!!!


Wonderful Christmas card from Peartreespace!!



I love Putz!! Here is a great set from Rolling Hills Vintage!!


HAVING A SALE ON ETSY? 
I started using Etsy On Sale and thought you might find it useful as well.  It's a site that allows you to easily run a sale in your Etsy shop, change tags for items all at once, and auto renew items on a schedule you set.  You can watch the demo video at the link below.  Plus, if you login and link up your Etsy shop you will get a total of $10 in free credits to use. Use this link for free credits! Etsyonsale 


*******AWESOME SHOPS HAVING SALES BLACK FRIDAY, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY and/or CYBER MONDAY******


http://www.etsy.com/shop/RollingHillsVintage  20% off with Coupon code: ETSYSBEST20

http://www.etsy.com/shop/umeone?ref=seller_info  20% off with coupon code: ETSYBEST20