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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ideas

Been a little busy and haven't had a chance to get going on my Christmas vintage ideas. Here's a few though!

I just took milk glass vases and tied pretty bows around the top and hot glued some bright miniature Christmas balls on them!

Another idea for gift wrapping that special vintage gift, add a vintage brooch to the package (for a little hint of what's inside the gift!).

Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been busy and haven't updated my blog in awhile! Tonight seems like a good time to do that!

It's Thanksgiving Day and what better day to think of all the things we're thankful for, the things we often take for granted.

Today I ran my 2nd 5k, First, I need to say it was a fundraiser for cancer research. That brings me to to a reason to be thankful; my health-and my familys health (please place the apostrophe in the proper position (familys', families, none of those look right- I've totally forgotten all the things I was taught in school-it's been a few years).

Okay I do digress as usual.

Oh-yes-the 5k! That was so much fun, I am so addicted to 5k's now, I must enter another soon! Here's what I'm thankful for....being older! Yes, I found a positive about being older! You see, when you're in a 5k, female especially, in the "upper categories", you have more of a chance at getting a medal! So I glanced around to see what my competition might be. Not too many of "my kind" there! Guess what!? I won a silver medal...yep! I placed in the top three for my "age category"!! I haven't found out my time yet, but am curious to see what I ran. I should mention, my first 5k! I placed first in my "age category" (I won't mention the part about there only being one other woman in my age category, and she walked, and the fact that there were only about 45 runners all together!).

It goes without saying that I am thankful for my family. I am so lucky! My husband, Bob, is the best! In fact, after dinner, we were sitting around the table just chatting, all but Bob that is! He was cleaning up everything! At one point my friend Lori stopped and said "I feel like we should leave a tip for Bob since he's doing all this work!". (She actually did leave a great tip-a 6 pk of Christmas Ale~!).

I have three fantastic kids! Bob and I still can't figure out how the got so darn smart! We do know where they got their looks! (from me of course (hehe)

I am always thankful for the armed forces...and their families! What a sacrifice they are making for us! Can you imagine? These men and women are far away from their families during the holidays; their children are without one or two of their parents. Thank you so much for all you do for our country!

There are the simple pleasures in my life that I am also thankful for! I can't do a blog about being thankful without mentioning twitter! Non-twitter people can skip this part because you just won't understand! All of my twitter friends will understand! Thanks for cheering me on when I post about my 5k or when I tell you about a resent sale in one of my shops! Thanks for the RT's and for always viewing my new listings when I post them on twitter!

I could go on and on, but I won't; oh, except one more thing! I am thankful for my blog followers~! Thanks for reading my blog!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! As promised, I will be posting some vintage holiday decorating ideas very soon!!

My best to you,


Thursday, November 19, 2009


My 1000th sale came today and I owe it all to twitter!! I told you twitter is fantastic! My twitter friend saw these cute tea towels I had just listed when I put a link on twitter to show the new listing (I usually let twitter know first!)...and she bought them within minutes--and I had them shipped out within that same hour!

I have since gone on to my 1001st sale (I thought it would be 1000 "th", but my smart son, Mark, tells me it's 1000st!)....oh yeah-that makes sense!! (silly me)

So-thanks http://www.twitter.com/ (if you haven't signed up for twitter, well...why haven't you!? It's not only a great marketing tool, but also a great place to meet knew friends with your same interests!

My best to all!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


999! Yep! I've almost reach my goal of 1,000 sales in my first shop!http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com/ I'm so excited!

I'll probably throw a party or something when I get that 1000th sale!

I have so much fun shopping for new (old) items for both of my shops (don't forget http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ )!

So this is just a quick blog to say thanks to all of my customers! And a special thanks to my repeat customers!!
Happy Holidays!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Vintage Hankies

My latest purchase is 3 oh so pretty vintage Christmas hankies from my friend Laura! Thanks so much Laura, I love these! You must check out her Etsy shop at http://www.ilaura.etsy.com/ full of gorgeous vintage linens, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, and more!

I made a table runner out of 3 hankies-and all you need is fabric glue! I saw this idea in an antique shop and it looked like something even I could do! I made one and sold it as a sample (since it was my first one)! I'm planning on making more, and I thought it would be nice to have a Christmas one!

Table Runner this is my first table runner!

Soon to come, more vintage holiday decorating ideas!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas On Etsy

If you haven't visited Etsy yet...you must! http://www.etsy.com/ full of fabulous vintage shops, including mine! http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com/ and http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ and also full of amazingly talented crafters! You'll find everything from gifts for your pets, high fashion, great little vintage kitschy items, jewelry, and so much more!

I'm trying to do as much of my Christmas shopping through Etsy. My latest purchase was this darling crocheted snowman from http://www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com/ -please check out her shop and you too will find something you just have to have, whether it's a gift for someone else, or a little something for yourself! I can't decide whether this will be an ornament for my tree, or if I can bear or is it bare-no, that would be naked, anyways bear to part with this, it would make a cute little topper for a Christmas gift!

Stop by my blog for updates on my latest purchases-and soon to come, some more ideas for decorating with vintage for the holiday's!

My best to you!