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Welcome to my blog! I will write some random thoughts and ideas and fun updates about things going on in my life-or great items I've purchased on Etsy...and oh so many fun topics!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What's in "Jenscloset"!?

Lacy Westmoreland Milk Glass Bowl
Well, summer is almost over, sad to say!  It's my favorite season!  No coats, sleeveless, sandals!

We had our usual fun vacation in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  Me, Bob, Katherine, Mark, and Katherine's boyfriend Jon.  Long walks on the beach with Katherine, that was the highlight for me!

Bob and I had a quick overnight trip to Savannah on our way back to Ohio from Florida.  Love that place!

I've also been very busy buying and selling in my three vintage Etsy shops.  So I'll show off a few items.  Be sure to check out my shops if you get a chance.  Why not start shopping for Christmas early.

Oh, speaking of that!! I'm going to be a first time Grandma!! Due date (my daughter Lindsey and her cute hubby Thomas) is December 14th, and they're expecting a boy!! I can't wait!

Gorgeous Royal White and Gold Dinner Plates

 
These vintage blue birds remind me of my Mom!
Enjoy what's left of summer!  I will admit, the changing of the leaves on the trees is beautiful in Autumn!


Jen

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Instagram

My latest obsession is Instagram!!  Feel free to follow me!  Instagram name "Jenscloset", of course!  I have fun mixing it up with stuff I'm doing, my Etsy shop items, food I'm making, and more!



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jenscloset

I thought I'd show off some pretty vintage from my "Jenscloset" shop on Etsy!  This is a tea/garden party them!  I'm starting with these gorgeous pink depression glass plates.  Perfect for serving petit fours!

Add this pretty vintage milk glass basket (from MyMilkGlassShop on Etsy!) to your tablescape!  Perfect for fresh flowers!

And what's a tea party without a tea/coffee pot!  I love the classic rose pattern!

And don't forget these pretty vintage ecru lacy coasters!  The pink partfait glass is perfect as a vase!

Keep your tea towels in order in this gorgeous vintage Fenton milk glass hobnail planter!

Well, that's a start! I hope I've inspired you!

Jen



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Summer!

Summer! Summer! Summer!!

I love summer!  Pretty flowers!  Birds chirping! Playing tennis!  Running hills!  So many fun things to do in the summer!

My daughter Katherine is in Philadelphia for an internship and she loves it!  I can't wait to see her again!! I miss my sweet baby daughter!  Okay, she's not a baby, she's 22!

My son Mark is now 23 and hopefully will finish college by next year (it's about time)!!

And...I saved the best news for last!  I am going to be a Grandma!!  I know, I know, I am way too young to be a Grandma (haha)!  My daughter Lindsey, and her husband Thomas, are expecting a baby December 14th!! I cannot wait!  My first grandchild!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic summer!!

Jen


 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! 

It's amazing that being a Mom is the most challenging job you will ever have, but at the same time the best job you will ever have.  Yes, I call it a job.  You have to work hard at it.  Everyday there is something new.  There are plenty of tears and plenty of laughter.  

Enjoy your day!!

Jen

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Vintage Milk Glass

Happy Sunday!  I thought I would feature some of my vintage milk glass today.  I obviously love milk glass!

Westmoreland English Hobnail Vase
 
Charming Milk Glass Basket



Fenton Ribbed Silver Crest Banana Bowl

Challinor & Taylor Open Lattice Pedestal Bowl
This is a fraction of my beautiful vintage milk glass available at http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com .

Happy shopping! Enjoy your day!
Jen

Friday, March 20, 2015

My Creative Customer

One of my favorite Etsy customers, Dawn, was sweet enough to share some of her photos of the very cool bird feeders she made with vintage items she purchased from me!
I'm not sure why this one is showing up small, but it's so cute~! Made with a vintage vase and a pretty pink dish!
Thanks Dawn!


Dawn's beautiful creation

 Another view:
So cute!

            

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

5,000

Lucky number 5,000!  Today I hit 5,000 sales in my first Etsy shop, "Jenscloset"!  I also have 1,831 sales in MyMilkGlassShop and 1,276 in TheChinaGirl shop!

I'm up early and I work hard.  The best part is, I love it!

JENSCLOSET 

Please check out my shop if you get a chance!  I try to have a nice variety of vintage and antiques so I appeal to a larger "audience".  

I also pride myself in excellent customer service.  If there's a problem, I tackle it and make sure my customers are very happy with their purchase.

THECHINAGIRL 

I love my china shop!  Full of gorgeous vintage/antique china!!  From mod and retro to pieces that are over 100 years old!

Promoting your Etsy shops should be another top priority.  Take advantage of all the free ways to promote.  Every little bit helps.  My favorite right now is Instagram.  I use the same name for most of my promotions under "jenscloset", sort of my way of branding.  You'll find me busy on pinterest, facebook, twitter, and tumblr, to name a few.

MyMilkGlassShop 

I even love packing my orders!  My packages are always wrapped in pretty colored tissue paper and ribbon.  The actually packing of fragile vintage items can be a challenge, but I can proudly say, almost all of my orders have arrived safe and sound.  Yes, there have been a few mishaps, but I've worked those out.  Keep in mind the cost of your packing materials.  Bubble wrap and packing peanuts are a must (yes, I know packing peanuts are annoying!).  We watch for sales on the bubble wrap, and we've been buying our packing peanuts from our local UPS store (they come in gigantic bags at a pretty good price).  I also buy most of my boxes from Uline and my garage now looks like a box warehouse!   My family also saves their boxes for me (thanks!).

I will blog more about my Etsy shops soon, and if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact me!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I'll be off to the post office later this morning!

Jen

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Listings

I thought I'd show you some of my latest Etsy listings!

Fenton Candy Dish
 This pretty vintage Pink Fenton Candy Dish just sold, and I will be shipping it off to California tomorrow (maybe I can tag along!).

Fenton Milk Glass Hobnail Egg Cup
 Apparently this Fenton milk glass hobnail egg cup is pretty rare, as it was only made for a couple of years in the 1970s.  I love this classic style!

Vintage Brass Mirror Vanity Tray
 I just love these shabby brass and mirror vanity trays!  They are great on a bedroom dresser, or as a serving platter at your next tea party!  I am obsessed with my fake cakes and cupcakes!!  My facebook friend makes them, feel free to message me if you would like more information on them!

Stop by my Etsy shops here jenscloset Milk Glass TheChinaGirl

Happy browsing!
Jen

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy 2015 everyone!
As always, I have new year's resolutions!  One is to blog more often!  If you have any ideas of what you would like me to blog about, let me know!

I love cooking and I love thrifting, so I will definitely be blogging about those more often!

Cheers to a fantastic 2015!!

Jen