Monday, December 24, 2007

Best Wishes

Best Wishes for you and your family over the holidays ~ Merry Christmas.

Christmas Eve

The wrapping is done and the kids are all ready ! Having fun with the cartoon features on photoshop!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Brown Bear Done

First Bear of five is complete. I am quite happy with his face. He looks like an old bear with lots of stories to tell. I distressed the mohair to make him look like an antique bear. He has nice old boot button eyes (thanks Deb!) and a worn looking nose. I will figure out the extras (collar, ribbon etc) over the holdays. For now he is greeting my guests with a holiday message ~ Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I like to buy one new Christmas Decoration each year. I recently purchased this gorgeous angel on ebay and she arrived yesterday ~ just in time for the holidays.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Trail Blazers

A path is always a good idea. A nice run from one door to the other. Much better.

Still snowing . . .

That would be a five foot fence ~ beside the snow drift that has circled around our house. Do they make doggy snow shoes?

I can wait . . .

My dog is not impressed . . . . how long is she willing to wait though? The drifts are not as bad out the garage side of the house so maybe we will try that door instead.

Snow Day !

Well . . . I guess the weather man was right . . . big snow storm headed our way. There still is a house across the street, I think. No traveling today.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Five Bears To Be

Teddy Bear making has been on my to do list for a long time. I decided I might be faster at creating bears if I made several at a time . . . they look pretty good cut out. I will try and finish one a week (ha aha). I am starting with the large brown momma bear first . . . then I will do baby bear.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Artist Bears Display

I like to display my favourite Artist Bears in a red whicker sled for the holidays. They look quite festive. The top bear was made by my good friend Deborah Burnham and the two smaller bears were made by my friend, and Aunt, Brenda Power. They make a great Christmas Display.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Merry Christmas Banner

I decided to make my eBay Store look more Festive for December. I took some photos of my favourite antique Christmas cards and merged them together to make a new logo. I think it turned out quite well. The running Teddy looks like we often feel at Christmas . . . go go go! Maybe the little girl gets him to slow down.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Favourite Vintage Print

I love this painting . . . it is called "Can't you talk?" It was reproduced as a print in the 1920's. I am still looking for a copy for my guest bedroom. The colours vary a lot in these old prints. I hope to find one that isn't too faded. The animals in the picture remind me a lot of my own Collie dog and Tabby cat.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Pretty Quilts

I have several pretty pastel quilts to list on ebay in October. . . . I hope to post them this week. The late 1800's Carpenter's Wheel quilt is a beauty. The quilting rows are every 1/4 inch ~ amazing.

Sneak Preview ~ Red Theme ~

It is only two weeks until November . . . so I thought I had better start organizing my reds and whites (if you know what I mean). It will take me a week or two just to photograph it all and draft the listings. I hope to have it all on ebay by November 1st. I will have a new category in my ebay store called ~ Red Theme ~

Friday, October 5, 2007

~ Huge SunFlowers ~

We plant sunflower seeds every Spring and this Fall they grew to 7 or 8 feet in height and some of them were about 15 inches across. Nice and big. The deer have managed to leave them alone for now. I expect the squirrels will find them soon.

Happy Thanks Giving ~ Canada

~ Happy Thanks Giving Canada ~ The weather is beautiful and it still feels like summer. We can enjoy the warm weather a bit longer I hope. I will try to update my blog more frequently. I have much more time for local auctions and estate sales now that my two children are back in school. This lovely tablecloth is a recent find at a local auction ~ MINT condition. Someone obviously decided it was too pretty to use. Well wrapped and put away for many years. It is currently available in my ebay store.

Friday, April 27, 2007

  • Victorian Net Lace or Tambour Lace from the 1800's are very popular with my customers. I do not find them very often but have been lucky a few times. The trick to doing well at auctions is being subtle. It you see something that may be wonderful at the bottom of a box, just leave it there and try to take a peak without removing it from the box. The fewer people that know, the better your chances of winning. I was lucky with this set of lace panels. No one was interested in the box of old towels. This treasure was hidden at the bottom.

Treasure hunting for the fun of it ! I love to go to Flea Markets, Estate Sales and local Auctions in search of old Lace, Linens and Collectibles. I purchase items I like well enough to keep in my own home and items that will appeal to various collectors. I can't keep all my treasures ~ LOL

Please feel free to send me a note if you are looking for something in particular. I will do my best to find it for you.