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Monday, July 29, 2013

Gearing Up for Autumn!

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


AUTUMN! 

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
 Mmmuuuaaahhhhhwwww!!

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.......

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! 

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....................

 SALES! 

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!!!