Sunday, October 2, 2011

Time to Think About Christmas!

It's time to start thinking about Christmas, and hopefully I will have time in the next few weeks to add several nice things to my Etsy and eBay listings, including some beautiful holiday items.  Meanwhile, I have some great stocking stuffers, along with some fabulous gift ideas.  Check my current treasures listed on Etsy, and look for more to come in the next few weeks!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Selling on eBay Again!

I've spent the last week or so listing items for sale in eBay again, and the traffic there seems to be good.  I have quite a few things ending in the next day or so... and if you want to check me out, my seller name is Songwriter57.

I'm also still selling on at  Be sure to visit there, too!

Here are some of the items that are listed this week.

Andrew Wyeth dry brush print - "Burning Off" - matted and framed

Andrew Wyeth dry brush print - "Empty Writing Chair" - matted and framed

Belber Wardrobe Trunk

Baby bib handcrafted from vintage doily

Vintage Cross-stitched linen luncheon cloth - brown hues

Vintage Sarah Coventry Jewelry Set featuring citrine stone

Vintage crochet table cloth or bedspread... quite large - great shape!

Beautiful cut crystal vase - buzz saw and pineapple motif

Vintage cut glass decanter - buzz saw/hobstar pattern

Vintage oven-proof FireKing wannabes - set of 4 ramekins

Vintage linen table cloth with cross-stitch in green hues

Moriage bowl and plate - possibly Nippon - came from Japan

Vintage Niloak Vase in soft green hues

2 BEAUTIFUL Hull Sunglow Mixing Bowls - Large & Small

Beautiful vintage round linen table topper with heavy crochet lace

Westmoreland Wedding Box Milk Glass Dish/Lid- still has sticker!
Rogers Bros. Silverplate Sugar Sifter
Beautiful Punch Bowl Base + bowl and cups (bowl has slight crack)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Who Knew Vintage Doilies Could Be So Versatile?!

I ordered a pattern from a shop owner on for a baby bolero/shrug jacket.  It came via PDF, so I got to start right away on my first project... but what to do first?  So many options!  I finally settled on a large crocheted dresser scarf... a rectangle of crocheted cotton.  Would it work?  Could I fit all the pieces?  At first I thought I only had enough to make a vest.  But when I cut out the back and two front pieces, utilizing the finished edge as the hem, I realized I had enough finished edge in large enough sections for 2 cap sleeves.  Yippee!

Here is the finished result... bias tape trims the neckline, and an antique "pearl" button is fastened by a finished piece of the crochet.  I also added a little vintage pearlized flower button as an accent.  I think it's pretty adorable... and I've listed it on Etsy at This Reminds Me...  If it doesn't sell, Zola Claudette or Harper LeeAnn will be wearing it in a few months!

Next project?  Another doily... then maybe some denim, and a cutwork pillowcase!  I also bought a bolero jacket for women today - gonna try some vintage lace tablecloths soon!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Quilter's Delight!

My mother-in-law had told me a couple of times this week about a friend of my grandmother who was having a moving sale.  Her last remaining sister had passed away recently, and she is moving back to Arizona to live near her daughter and grandchildren.  She is selling a lot of things, and my mother-in-law had encouraged me to go take a look.  So this morning I arrived, and the first thing I spotted were these two quilts.  "They were my grandmother's," the daughter said.  Her mother said, "My mother made them."  One was in better shape than the other, but both are beautiful.  The woman is in her eighties, so I'm estimating that the quilts were probably made in the 1930s, based on my math and the styles and colorings of the fabrics used.

I tried to find these patterns, but I was unsuccessful.  If you know them, please let me know by commenting to this post.  Thanks!

At any rate, these are really neat finds that would be wonderful additions to any collection, and I quickly said, "I'll take them both!"  I hope someone who loves quilts as much as I do will want to own them - along with the beautiful Dresden Plate (which is in much better shape) posted here previously.  All are listed in my Etsy shop:  This Reminds Me...