Thursday, December 27, 2012

I Think the Necklace Took Longer to Make than the Deer!

Just listed this pink deer, and I worked on the necklace it is wearing last night. It may have taken awhile, because it's just how I am. The way I work is not fast. But I like how it all turned out...pink_deer

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Photomatic! You learn something new everyday!

 I'm an avid flea market hunter. I'm not talking about the serious person who's trying to find that valuable treasure they can turn around and make a big profit on. No. I'm simply a hunter of cool stuff. Cute stuff. Things that just stick out to me and appeal to either my inner child or the love I have of all things vintage.
Also, I'm a flea market digger. Yes, that person digging through the junk boxes that are on the ground or under the table. So I do occasionally come upon what I think is pretty neat. This item was one of those finds.
When I first saw this item, I thought it was cool because it seemed to be sturdy and thick, and I noticed it had a tin frame. I had never seen one of these type of photos before. And the soldier's eyes seemed to look right at ME. I wonder, is he woeful, or just being a stoic soldier?
So I looked online and found that it's a photobooth picture from the late 1930's to 1940's, and this is more than likely a soldier during World War 2.IMG_0087
Printed on back:
Place Taken:
Taken by the Photomatic
Reg. US Pat. Off. Pat No 1665605
Reel Co. Inc. New York City


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Emerald - Pantone Color of the Year 2013!

I am always happy to hear what color Pantone has chosen for "Color of the Year!"
I'm a big fan of green, so Emerald is a wonderful choice!
For those of you that missed the past couple of years, here they are:
Emerald - Pantone Color of the Year 2013: - Color trends, color palettes , Pantone 17-5641 TCX..

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Help Keep the Bells in Bell Town!

I'm a big supporter of purchasing products Made in the USA whenever possible. So when I heard about this bell manufacturer (Bevin Bell) that was the victim of a devastating fire that burned everything to the ground. This factory was established in 1836 and actually made the bell that rings at the end of "It's a Wonderful Life." ("Everytime a bell rings, an angel gets its wings!)
bevin2-1024x522Please check out their offers more insight in to their background and gives you a link to donate $12 and receive an actual bell that survived the fire! You're donating to help this company keep its employees jobs secure.
They also make the bells for the Salvation Army!