Category Archives: Vintage Goodies

On My Radar: Handmade Primitive, Rustic & Weird Things

First, let me say I do love pretty things. Both my store and home have items of conventional beauty and classic design. But I am also drawn like a moth to a flame to handmade things that are primitive, homely and even weird. They intrigue me. My only criteria, they have to be HONEST. I see…

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…

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…

Can’t Believe I Hadn’t Listed These Yet!

As I slowly dig through the remaining piles of things I’ve bought over the months (and years!) for my Etsy store, I pulled out a small storage tub that had some serious loveliness in it. Can’t believe I waited so long to list these! I mean why?? But the good news is that they are…

Sweet Vintage Finds

I’ve been working on a post about buying homely, weird stuff and what do I end up buying lately but more sweet, pretty things. Oh well. They’re good too! First let me say I normally don’t buy dolls. I see them in the same vein as clowns and African masks…kinda creepy. But when I spotted…

New “On My Shelves”

As I started writing this post yesterday I realized I had forgotten what day it was–the anniversary of the horrific September 11 attacks here in the U.S. That day is clearly etched in my mind and was the shocking capstone to my own personal griefs–my mother had died just a few weeks before and a…