I've been a busy bee restocking some sold items in both my handmade and vintage shops. I even sold a few small things by consignment in NYC. It won't break the bank, but it does provide positive feedback and encouragement in our bleak economy.
And, heartfelt thanks to those who have featured my purses in treasuries - you're the best!
I thought I'd share a few of my newest handmade items. I love working with fall colors, so I'm including my first 3 autumn inspired purses for this season.
I also have more fabric flowers in the making for the holiday season. Oh, would that I could stay holed up all day like an elf in my workshop, but alas, there are other details of daily life that need tending...
Feel free to stop by my handmade shop to see more of these pretty purses:
Most of these have at least one zipped pocket. Althought I've used zipped closures in many of my purses, these have magnetic snap closures. I'd love to know what specific features you all prefer in bags???
One of the antique rag rugs, (from my vintage shop), is in this lovely treasury! Take a look at those colors and the *beautiful* antiques and vintage items in the treasury entitled "A Shabby Chic Cottage". I think Bobette, the creator, has done a fabulous job of this treasury. I think it's a great candidate for the Etsy front page and more!!
I've been so busy I haven't showcased any of my new listings from either shop, so here's is a bit about the rug - one of many I'll be listing from a fabulous estate collection.
These rugs were made and kept by a lady from Virginia and southern Maryland, and who lived to the age of 100 years old! Her grand-daughter-in-law has shared that she stopped making them in the 60's, so most will be antiques. I believe this one was probably made in the 1940's or early 1950's. Gently used, if at all, and now freshly washed and sparkling clean and sweet smelling. There are no odors, stains, catches, tears, holes, and so forth.
Gently used, if at all, and now freshly washed and sparkling clean and sweet smelling. There are no odors, stains, catches, tears, holes, and so forth.
I'm just as passionate about antiques as I am of creating! Antiquing is what I did in New York before moving south, and I've been fortunate to have crossed paths with a few antiques in my new locale. This time, instead of colleciting, I'm having fun sharing!
I want to thank the Etsy shopkeepers of Nachokitty and Susantique for including two of my newest items in their superb treasuries. Both feature vintage and antiques and I'm honored to be included in both! I plan on sharing more about my newest items, soon, but here's a sneak peek at one of my fabulous rag rugs and some interesting wooden carved fruits - both are antiques in the literal sense.
Other than what's been featured in treasuries, I don't think I've showcased a lot of my new vintage clothing items lately. I've added some glassware, and will be listing some estate antique rag rugs in the near future.
Since we still have a lot of summer to go, there is still time to purchase this linen outfit that's perfect for summer occasions. It's vintage 1980's, and a beautifully designed and well constructed piece, made by a private Miami Florida designer. The handwork detail is simply exquisite!! Here are a few shots, but please stop by my vintage shop to see more.
1980's linen bias cut slip dress and jacket set. Heavy beading. Private designer. Size 5 - 6. Pristine:
I was so surprised to find a note in my mailbox on this typically quiet holiday. It was from a very kind Etsy seller, trinitydj, letting me know that one of my fabric flowers, (above), was in her treasury.
The treasury is just gorgeous, and it was obvious to me, at first glance, this piece of work was assembled by a true artist!
After drooling over the treasury, I set out to find more incredible artwork, and was just awestruck at what I found - page after page of true artisan work, done meticulously in a rainbow of colors, shapes, sizes and themes. I would love to have showcased the whole shop, but narrowed it down to this collection - kind of a treasury in itself!