Sunday, October 30, 2011

Need Help from a Vintage Collector or Vintage Seller

My family and I recently held my grandma's estate sale.  She was a minimalist and didn't have much, but I'm trying to get as much as I can from what she did have.  We came across an old nativity that my mother says predates her, which would be before 1956.  I've looked all over to find something similar or just like it all over the Internet and have found nothing. So I thought, ask my readers!

I'm usually very good at finding anything, but can't find this.  There are no markings on it.  The ceramic or porcelain pieces do not move, they are attached to the wood.  The closest thing I found similar was a Sears Roebuck cardboard diecut (on Etsy), but this is neither diecut nor cardboard, but very similar is design with the 5 pieces and minimal look.  

Can anyone tell me who made these?  Or how much I could sell it for?  

My family thanks you! 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

On Fire for Handmade Featured Artisan: Jewelry by Nala

This week's Featured Artisan is Jewelry by Nala! Nala has beautiful creations
in her shop! A Must have for everone's jewelry box! You can find
Jewelry by Nala on:

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

EtsyBloggers: October Blog Carnival - What are your plans for Halloween?

I am part of a blogging group, EtsyBloggers.  Each month we have a Carnival and featured artisan. I/We've been out of commission over the summer and now I/we're back!  Each month a team member will present a question for the team to blog about.  This is a great way to generate blog topics - especially on those days you just can't think of anything to write.  So of course, the topic for October is fitting: What are your plans for Halloween? Have you made anything in your shop with Halloween colors/theme? Show it to us.

My Halloween plans are the same every year.  Halloween isn't the biggest holiday celebrated in our family.  Since it is a holiday, we still participate.  I head over to my parents house since I live in an apartment, no kids trick or treating here.  I wear one of two costumes depending on the weather.  It's usually a 101 Dalmations costume.  I'll wear that, hop in the back of my car and hand out candy.  I do that so the kiddos don't have to walk up the steep driveway and all the stairs to the front door.  We also have goulash and homemade sugar cookies with frosting spider webs painted on them for dinner.  

I have a couple of simple, not typical items in my shop for Halloween.  I have a Black and Orange Lanyard and Halloween Eyeglass Chain for those who want to be subtle for Halloween.










On Fire for Handmade Featured Artisan: Watercolors by Barbara

 The week of putting together an estate sale, I missed one of my favorite featured artisan's and will be showing her this week.  The featured artisan is, Barbara Rosenzweig - Watercolors by Barbara.  Beautiful creations to add to your home! You can find Watercolors by Barbara on: 
 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

Another fabulous week of festive and fun Artfire Collections and Etsy Treasuries.  Sure makes you feel good to get noticed and most importantly - found!

Etsy

Halloween 2011 by MarianDesigns 

By Candle Light by caliecristene

Hearts and Flowers by MyGemstoneDesigns

 

 

 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

On Fire for Handmade Featured Artisan: Elephant Beads

This weeks Featured Artisan is Molly Kimball - Elephant Beads!
Truly unique and one of a kind creations to accessorize your wardrobe with!
You can find Elephant Beads on:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Treasuries and Collections of the Week

Another couple of weeks of fabulous Collections and Treasuries I'm included in - and a front page on Etsy as well! Very exciting to get that email.  So much color and talent out there.

Etsy

Artfire

Hues of Blue by TheCraftyTurtle

For your ears only by MarquisCreations

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Facebook Eliminating Discussions Tab

I just learned Facebook will be removing page owner's Discussion Tab October 31st.  Apparently, Facebook has started to notify page owners, but I have yet to be notified and found out from a Group I belong to.   I wanted to share this with my readers, as I know many of you have discussion tabs with valuable information.  I know I for one, have 5 discussions full of Link Love.  I haven't figured out what I'm going to do.  At the time of this posting, I cannot find any information about an export tool.  So all discussions have to be copied and pasted if you want to save this information. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

On Fire for Handmade Featured Artisan: Armored Hearts



This Weeks Featured Artisan is Frann Ramales - Armored Hearts!
Beautiful chainmail creations and more! You can find
Armored Hearts on:

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