Vacation Jewelry Finds

I love buying jewelry and knew on my recent vacation that I would be keeping an eye out for well-priced, interesting pieces. I have a lot of fun cherry picking items for my store though I have been encouraged by other folks to take the plunge and buy jewelry jars. For many they are an…

Hunting in My Hometown

Just got back from a five-day trip to Western New York to visit my dad and other relatives. It’s always a bittersweet visit. So many family members (including my beloved mom) are now resting in cemeteries, many haunts from my youth are gone and the houses I once lived in others now call home. Still…

Life, Finds and Sales

Life [Skip this section if you don’t want a tedious recounting of my current health!] Lately life has been interesting but not in a good way. A minor skin ailment sent me to my doctor where it was discovered that my blood pressure was super high. Rats! After several days of home monitoring we learned…

Jewelry and Fabric Finds

First, let me preface this post by saying that September, which started off a super slow sales month, has ended with a small flurry of sales. It still hasn’t been an award-winning month, but at least I’m not wringing my hands and gnashing my teeth anymore! So as a treat yesterday I decided to go…

I Love Buying Spoons…Yup, Spoons!

I have no idea why I became infatuated with old sterling silver spoons. Perhaps it started when my mother gave me some souvenir spoons that had once belonged to a couple of my great aunts (Edith and Elizabeth). I was a teenager at the time and I don’t remember particularly liking the spoons. I mean…