Variety is the spice of life and vintage variety is the good stuff that shakes it all up!

Saturday, May 21

No Tears Hankies

Sorted through the hankie box yesterday for the first time in a long time !  Lots of beautiful old hankies are now listed - some in lots and some just right for collectors and brides!  Come and peek before the 31st when my shop retires ;)

Thursday, May 19

Moving right along

In the last few weeks of my Etsy shop career, things have been all abuzz.  Packing the orders and giving great deals to everyone who stops by has been such fun.   I commented to hubby today that all this activity makes it hard to stick to the plan of closing the shop in just 12 more days.  As a life long retail person, I have to admit that selling is fun!!

And then...... as always with perfect timing ....  I received this re-minder today in my email box from one of my most favored guides - Abraham-Hicks:

If your dominant intent is to feel joy while you are doing the work, your triad of intentions—freedom, growth and joy—will come quickly and easily into alignment. See your "career" as one of creating a joyful life experience. You are not a creator of things or a regurgitator of what someone else has created or a gatherer of stuff. You are a creator, and the subject of your creation is your joyful life experience. That is your mission. That is your quest. That is why you are here.
---Abraham
Excerpted from: Money and the Law of Attraction on August 31, 2008
Our Love,
Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)
Such a great reminder!!  Because I am having so much fun and joy with events taking place right now, more of it just keeps coming along!  Doesn't that just make ya smile?

Still not sure what happens after Etsy - but certainly not worrying about it either. I'm just loving my health, my good days, my family, my friends and all my connections.  I am so blessed! 

Monday, May 2


So I keep thinking about this "retirement thingie".  Still not sure exactly what it means for me except one thing for sure - I'll be watching the diamonds on the lakes and rivers in the years ahead - and boy do I know where THAT inspiration comes from!  I've always had such a soft spot for vintage crystal jewelry.  The 50s and the 60s have a terrific glimmer appeal.   Even last night while watching the clips from the older White House Correspondents' Association dinner events - up comes Laura Bush wearing a fabulous crystal necklace!  Did you catch that? 


There's lots of great history connected with these amazing beads too.  Be sure to check out the earlier piece I did - Aurora Borealis

But ...getting back to the retirement process that does require some liquidation on my part.  I'm reducing items and adding more last minute inventory to the Etsy store every day.  Be sure to visit and remember to use coupon code BLOGFRIEND at checkout to save an additional 15%.

Thursday, March 3

Retirement coming soon!

Things are winding down and retirement is feeling better all the time!  Honestly - after 50 years worth of retail selling career, there is a part of me going ... "hey - what 'cha gonna do next?"    Only time will tell but for sure my heart strings will lead the way!  I don't think old antiquer's like me ever completely leave the scene - just too many stories to pass along. ;)

Take a look at the Etsy store today - only a few weeks left to order.  Things are moving quickly to get everything taken care of so the shop will be closed by June 1.

Please use coupon code BLOGFRIEND to save an extra 15%. 
Even though the shop will close - I'll stand behind any last minute orders as always.   

A special note to local area shop owners and merchants:  If you are interested in bulk inventory purchases, contact me via email and we can arrange an appointment.  

Love to all my friends, team members on Etsy and all the amazing vintage groups I've shared with!