Category Archives: Vintage Goodies

Sale: “Raining Cats & Dogs”

I’m starting a new feature where I’ll be highlighting interesting categories of items I’ve put on sale. For those of you lucky enough to have lovely summer rain, I call this sale collection “Raining Cats & Dogs.” Some of the items in this selection are new to my store, like the Royal Copenhagen figurine I found…

Finds & Friend Mail

Happy July friends. Hope life is treating you kindly. Life slowed down a lot for me this past week after I caught a stomach bug, but thankfully I’m better now. Though I had to pass up a number of social engagements and estate sales, I did manage to get to my neighborhood thrift store once…

On My Radar: Vintage Medical and Scientific Items

I enjoy finding new categories of things to sell and one of them actively on my radar is vintage medical and scientific stuff. Years ago at a rummage sale I found a 1960s-era German travel first aid kit that was in great condition and even included some pills in tins (with crumbling shrinkwrap) and quality Solingen implements.…

Vintage Silver Charms Are the Best

First, Life Interrupted Aargh! I had a flare up of a condition this weekend that I usually treat with ibuprofen and peppermint essential oil. But after a day of dosing, the pain wasn’t easing up, so I resorted to my big gun pain reliever–hydrocodone (an opiate narcotic) with acetaminophen. I’ve only used it once before…

February Ups and Downs

Here in my part of the world–Silicon Valley–the weather has been too good! It should be chilly and rainy. Instead it’s been dry, sunny and reaching temps in the 60s and 70s. Things are blooming too early. I have three Razzle Dazzle witch hazel bushes (really more like trees) which are now happily in blossom…

Artisan-Made Lovelies

While vintage stuff is a passion of mine, fabulous artisan-made items are a close second. Finding handmade quilts, paintings, jewelry and pottery make my heart pitter patter. In fact my oldest daughter and I have a standing date for our city’s annual clay and glass festival which is a feast for the eyes. Last year…