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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays!!

Happy Holidays! 

The most festive and happiest time of the year. My favorite time to decorate and this year I started early. I normally wait until after Thanksgiving to start but somehow was in the spirit early and started mixing in some greenery, bows and bells a bit early this year. 

But then, we got the tree and I really to town!! Yippeee!!

Those who know me personally, know that we have been renovating the home we bought for the past 14 years and we are still not finished. So I am limited as to where I can decorate. The livingroom isn't quite finished, still awaiting new carpeting, a fireplace, bookshelves, trim around the bow window we put in and a cushion to fit the window seat there. However, while that window seat remains empty, I transform it into a Christmas village display filled with treasures I've collected or been given as gifts over the years.

My husband Gary, gave me this Charles Dickens Christmas Carol lighted music box as a Christmas present one year. It's one of my favorite's in my collection of music boxes. I display it every Christmas and love hearing it play "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

My late Mother-In-Law used to crochet a lot and made many beautiful things for me over the years including these adorable Santa and Mrs. Claus dolls. She also made me 2 tree skirts and doilies which I use every Christmas as well, I really treasure them. 

And then of course..........

I cover everything up by putting the tree in front of it all! I'll post pictures of my decorated tree with the presents later when I get a chance. Can't wait to get those bookshelves built so I can move my display there.

Please visit all my shops for my huge end of year clearance sale 40% off every shop!!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

AND THE WINNER IS.............

AND THE WINNER IS............THE NUMBER 2! That comment belongs to Sandi Holland of artsycraftery

Congratulations Sandi! You are the winner of 1 dozen mini paper cone ornaments!

Thanks to all who entered!!

Even though the sale is over please checkout these fine shops for fabulous vintage and REAL HANDMADE!!


Do you love the quality of handmade, the extraordinary beauty of antiques and fabulous vintage? Then you are in for a treat! Just check out the list of wonderful shops below, on Zibbet!

Now that your done feasting on Thanksgiving turkey, feast your eyes on these great shops all having fantastic sales during the best 3 days of online shopping!! 

Check out OVER 150 fabulous shops with amazing deals from the Zibbet Community! The list below shows each shop's special deal, click their name to be taken right to their shop. BOOKMARK this page so you can come back all weekend and visit more shops!

In honor of the Zibbet community sale I am giving away a set of 12 mini paper cone ornaments. You will get 4 of each color, red, green and blue and each one has a little jingle bell!!

There will be only one lucky winner!

To enter simply join my blog and leave me a comment. 

For 1 additional entry, share on facebook then comment here with your  FB link to be counted and so I can follow you back. 

Obtain another entry when you share on twitter then leave me a comment here with your twitter link to be counted and so I can follow you back. 

You can earn more entries by sharing with other social media, just comment here and add your links in order for them to be counted and so I can follow you back! 
For each SM promo you do, you will get another entry.  

I will use a random number generator to choose the winner at the end of the sale. Winner to be announced on Wednesday December 3rd 2013!! Happy Holidays everyone!! 

WigWamCrafts 25% Off Storewide and Free Shipping
DustysLittleSewingRoom  40% Off Storewide
Bellagems61 25% Off Storewide
alteredecodesigns 25% Off Storewide
RabbittudeBuntique 15% Off Storewide
BirdsongSupplies 10% Off Storewide
GypsyBlingJewelry 25% Off Use Coupon Code HOLIDAY and Free US Shipping
BreitWerk 25% Off Storewide
CatsWire 25% Off all Rings & Earrings
HannahsGems 10% Off Storewide (excluding pins)
ArtisansPaperCrafts 14.29% Storewide
NicolesVisions To Be Provided
Paperika 20% Off Storewide
LovelySquid 25% Off All Scarves and Free Gift Wrapping
TheAmethystDragonfly 15% Off Storewide
HeirloomAngel 15% Off Storewide
BellMountainJewelry To Be Provided
RestylingThePast 20% Off Storewide
allaboutthebuttons 10% Off Storewide
BethiesCards 25% Off All Cards
MountainTopJewelry 10% Off and Free US Shipping
MyTeamMyBeads Free Shipping Use Coupon Code X95R35
larisJewelrydesigns 20% Off Storewide
HazelDonnelly 25% Off Storewide
LaurensCreations 20% Off Storewide and Free US Shipping
gingerandwaldo 30% Off Storewide
FireAgates 10% Off Storewide
cratesandmore 25% Off Storewide
SaraWintersDesigns 20% Off Storewide
BESupplies 10% Off Storewide
wildlifegardener 20% Off Storewide
flowersbyljp 20% Storewide Coupon Code flowersbyljp20
HahnStitched 15% Off Storewide
ByNanasHands 15% Off Storewide use Coupon Code HOLIDAY13 and Free Shipping
OmAgainVintage 10% Off Storewide
CindysVintageCafe 50% Off Storewide
lulisplace 20% Off Storewide
PhylsVintagePotpourri 20% Off Storewide
thecoppercat 10% Off Storewide and Free Shipping and $2.99 off International Shipping for purchases over $25.00 use Coupon Code FREESHIP25  
lovelockets 10% Off Storewide and Free Shipping and $2.99 off International Shipping for purchases over $25.00 use Coupon Code FREESHIP25  
giftfromthesea 10% Off Storewide and Free Shipping and $2.99 off International Shipping for purchases over $25.00 use Coupon Code FREESHIP25 
acapulco1964 10% Off Storewide
kenziescottage 15% Off Purchase of $30 or More
SunnygirlKisses 10% Off Storewide and Free Shipping on Orders Over $25.00 use Coupon Code SGHOLIDAY
CaribbeanDreams 25% Off Storewide
gridle 20% Off Storewide and Free Shipping
Gusgusgems 15% Off Storewide
AnglewoodPenworks 10% Off Storewide and Free Shipping on Orders Over $50.00
rusticgoth 25% Off Storewide
ItsAWildThing 25% Off Storewide Including Packages
Elementalsjw 15% Off Storewide use Coupon Code Txmuch15 
BlackRavenCreations 10% off Orders of $35.00 or Less, 20% off Orders of $35.00 or More
AquaticusDesigns 20% Off Storewide
ambroseart 10% Off Storewide and Free Shipping
MoomettesCrochet 10% Off use Coupon Code MOOMETTESHELLO10
SusieRoseDesigns 15% Off Storewide
EtesianPlantaceuticals 15% Off Storewide
sewknitcreativegirl 10% Off Storewide use Coupon Code SEWKNITSALE10
whollycraftola 25% Off Storewide use Coupon Code BLKFRDY
ME2Designs 10% Off Storewide
abracadebra 10% Off and Free US Shipping
RabbitRunRoad 25% off Tiniest Section
MaxiesKnitwear 15% Off Storewide use Coupon Code CYBERMON
LilyofPeace 10% Off and Free US Shipping
kbminiaturesandmore 15% Off Storewide
touchingthepast 10% Off Storewide use Coupon Code THANKFUL
ReadingGlassesFanatic 10% Off Storewide
lynndartworks 15% Off Storewide and Free US Shipping for Orders Over $25.00 and $3.00 off International Shipping for Orders Over $25.00
TheBeaverMystiqueVintageStore 20% Off Storewide
alluringantiques 50% off Orders over $20.00 use Coupon Code Zibbet
Cuprum29 10% Off Storewide use Coupon Code TURKEYLEGS
DreamWeaverJewelry 30% Off Storewide
lehane 20% Off Storewide
eggshells 10% Off Purchase of $50.00 or More use Coupon Code EGGART2013
fripparie 10% Off Storewide
picklevalentine 20% Off Storewide
sanascreations 20% Off Storewide
VeronicaRussekJoyas 25% Off Storewide
yarnedtogether 25% Off Storewide
nanasvintage 20% Off Storewide
vintagepaper 20% Off Storewide
nansglam 15% Off Storewide
cccreations 10% Off Storewide and Free US Shipping
Edisplace 20% off all Purchase of $20.00 or More 
MaineMomBoutique 10% Off Storewide 
WallaceBracelets 15% Off Storewide
chucksrockstudio 20% Off Storewide
enchantedcraft 15% Off Storewide
Cowgirlupladies 40% Off Storewide till Noon on Monday, After that 30% Off Storewide
glasswhimsy 25% Off Storewide
Rivervalleydesign 20% off All Crochet Hooks and 25% off Everything Else
TowerCreationsbyTC 25% Off use Coupon Code turkey20
BestArtStudios 50% Off Storewide
sweetandsavorytrinkets 25% Off Storewide
TheVintageArtistry  20% use Coupon Code SANTA
elainesgems 15% Off use Coupon Code HOLIDAY13
Oohlalapretty 20% Off Storewide
ruttincamo 10% Off Storewide
thunderroseleather 20% Off Storewide
MKDesigner 20% off Storewide use Coupon Code  SVJ18Z
unexpectedtreasure 10% Off Storewide
Hoopties 20% Storewide
elizanne 10% Off Storewide
heirloomsbylorraine 10% Off Storewide
VeejayIllustrated 20% Off Storewide
KittyBallistic  25% Off Storewide
letamariedesigns 15% off Storewide use Coupon Code 15Percent
creaturesnorthwest 10% Off Storewide use Coupon Code L2EYGU
WoodenItBeadLovely 10% Off Storewide
ronisboutique 15% off Storewide 
sunflowersbydesign 25% off all Blue Jeans Purses
walkinthewoodsllc 15% off use Coupon Code SAVE15 and Free Shipping for Orders over $25.00 use Coupon Code FREESHIP25
CrowsdanceDesigns 25% Off Storewide
ArtsyCraftery 25% off the Book Arts and Greetings Shop Sections
AnaisaKnits 10% Off Storewide
BabyMilestoneStickers 15% off Storewide
SachetsOfLavender 20% Off Storewide
BobblesByCarol 10% Off Storewide
TheSassyGal 15% off all Scarves
inspiredbymocha 10% Off Storewide Use Coupon Code Q1VH53
featheredgems 15% off Storewide
FayeValentine 10% Off Storewide
PopTabilicious 25% Off Storewide
melaniekielich 20% Off Storewide use Coupon Code MOVEMBER
sewclutteredclosets 10% Off Storewide
sewbuzyb 10% Off Storewide
streetflowerart 15% off Storewide
streetflowerpoetry 15% off Storewide
TerraSecrets 20% Off Storewide
KnickKnacksandPaddyWhacks 10% Off Storewide
Papercherries 25% off First Purchase use Coupon Code IFOUNDYOU
pdmphotography 40% Off Storewide and Free US Shipping
Gemstonebikejewelry 30% off all Bike Jewelry
Vicky5Bow5 30% Off Storewide
ChadQuilt 10% Off Storewide use Coupon Code CHADROCKS
BeadCasita 10% Off Storewide use Coupon Code B2MV5
ramonahalljewelry 20% Off Storewide
hugsandholidays 20% Off Storewide
AdoptedTreasures 15% off Storewide use Coupon Code U6Q9Q5
NeedfulThingsofSalem Free Shipping with Purchase of Warm Winter Socks use Coupon Code DTI3MR
rymarae Free US Shipping use Coupon Code OW9ww5
kmmsart 20% Off Storewide
twistedpixelstudio 20% Off Storewide
BearyAmazing 20% off 
ForeverMonstrous 10% off Storewide
valenstar 20% Off Storewide
monkmama54 15% off Storewide
frugallyfoundforyou 15% off Storewide
DustyPrincess 10% Off Storewide
luvncrafts 25% Off Storewide
TremoughGlass 10% Off Storewide
pinnaclediamonds 25% Off Storewide
GypsyBling 10% Off Storewide
FandomCouture 10% Off Storewide
Printables 50% off Fresh and Festive Gift Printable Gift Tag Set of 30
Rossetti Free Worldwide Shipping
polkadotvintagetreasures 20% Off Storewide and a Free Pair of Holiday Earrings with Every Purchase
BokBokJewelry 10% off Purchase of $20.00 or More use Coupon Code HAPPYTHANKSGIVING
StudioJee 20% Off Storewide
oodlesofbling 25% Off Storewide
ArtByJudiWarner Receive a free 5" by5. Giclee Art Print of the "Classic City Barn" with your purchase of the Giglee Art Print "Colorado Pine" See the Barn Print in my shop. Please note this offer is for the print only does not include mat.
gothbunny 20% Off Storewide  
BellaandOtis 20% Off Storewide 
DreamweaverBasketry 15% off Black Friday Section
BrassOddities 15% off Storewide
IsabelleKnits 15% off Storewide


Monday, July 29, 2013

Gearing Up for Autumn!

Preparing for one of my favorite times of the year.......... 


Beautiful fall colors..........make for awesome home decor!

Fall in New York State means grape pie time, as well as yummy grape tarts. With so many wonderful wineries open for tours and tastings, it's the perfect time to travel here.

Time for the deer to go into hiding, time for the birds to start thinking of warmer skies to fly in.

Harvest and gathering time! You'll need plenty of baskets! I really do love this season and the holidays that go with it!

Starting with my favorite...HALLOWEEN! 
Here are some goodies I found in these great shops on Etsy. Have a peek to see what else they may have lurking there

These are truly amazing and sterling silver! You can purchase them today at: 

I always loved honeycomb decorations as a kid. This pumpkin is perfectly displayed here. See more at:

This is just completely AWESOME find this and more at:
Purple Madison
Ok this is just amazing work! I love this Harry Pottery inspired miniature furnishing set! What a great photo prop for Halloween or goth wedding decor or the ultimate Halloween party decoration! Check out more like this one here:
Arcanum Miniatures

Of course the costume is the most important part of the Halloween celebration and there are some great ones here:
Deconstructress Designs

You can find these and much more in my handmade shop:

Time for Halloween Parties!
A tribute to one of my fav Halloween clasic movies "The Wolfman"
These sold but I can create custom clothespin art dolls for you and for any holiday! 
What's Halloween without a witches broom?

Rigor Toni, Spider Cider, Candy Adam's Apples...just to name a few of these fun food signs which are part of a Halloween party package, all ready to use!
 One of the holidays I think really gets neglected, yet, is one of the most genuinely happiest holidays, is Thanksgiving. 

No presents to buy, just a time to reflect with family & friends what you are thankful for.....and of course a delicious roasted turkey! Here are a couple of great finds in my vintage shop for this special day: 

Plymouth Rock plate!

   ......and this unique Thanksgiving diorama, in my handmade shop. A tribute to the first Thanksgiving! 

A Tribute to the 1st Thanksgiving in my handmade shop!

 I sincerely hope that this season finds you healthy, warm, peaceful and most of all happy!

Till we meet again......

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Yes, It's That Time of Year Again.......


Ok a lot of people (me included) grumble sometimes about seeing Christmas or Halloween items out to early. Well, I do agree, I really love being in the season and celebrating the holidays as they are upon us..with one exception...........CHRISTMAS!

Why? I don't know but I can watch Christmas movies all year long and I know a lot of people are the same: 

Here is a snippet from my all time fav classic Christmas movie: It's A Wonderful Life 

My daughter's had their favorites too. This is not only my eldest daughter's fav but now my grand-daughter 's favorite movie as well: Prancer

Finally, my youngest daughter was always smitten with this adorable Henson classic: Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas

Another great thing about Christmas in July is....................


So many great shops with sales during this month and they are not limited to just offering Christmas items for sale!  

Here are some great shops with awesome merchandise, be it related to the Winter holiday or not!

I love my vintage so, I just have to feature that here first!!

What adorable cardinals from mamadupuis's shop!

Retrogroovie has the red....

OurBoudoir has the green....

Umeone has a little of both!

TambourineJewelry adds a little holiday sparkle...

Being a crafter myself, I just can't leave out all these fabulous handmade items available on sale right now too!

If you gotta have Christmas, you gotta have Santa!

What beautiful gift card holders!

You know you're going to get chapped lips in winter why not stock up now!

And they make great stocking stuffers too!

I think some beautiful artwork is a perfect Christmas gift!

A bright & colorful idea for your holiday table! 

 Here is hoping you find some great holiday bargains this month, take advantage of the opportunity to save big in these and other fabulous shops on Etsy!

Of course I always end with a few of my treasures too!

From my very own vintage shop Moms Antiques N' Things

This year I opened a new shop for my handmade creations, I am happy to announce the grand opening of Altered Eco Designs!

Until we meet again, have a very Merry Christmas in July!!!