Friday, January 29, 2010

Vintage Hats ~ Velvet, Feathers and Rhinestones

I have had several requests recently for vintage hats . . . so I added several to my Etsy shop

Rhinestones and Feathers . . .

White Millinery . . . an Easter Bonnet perhaps.

Pretty in Pink ~ Any Time of Year!

Some wonderful Flapper shoes from the 1920s ~ Love those beaded Buckles

And more velvet with embroidered detail.

~~~ Have a great weekend ~~~~ Thanks for visiting ~~~

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Etsy Update ~ Hats, Shawls and Winter Woolies


I have some lovely winter accents and pretty hats for sale in my Etsy Shop. There are still a few months of winter remaining in Canada. Maybe Ottawa should send some snow out West to help with the Winter Olympics. I hear the Apple trees are in blossom in Vancouver. Not so good for winter sports however. So . . . think snow . . . a few more months of winter yet : )

I have some very pretty Wool Scarves.
Neutrals and pretty colours.

Several nice shawls ~ handmade Crochet

and Cashmere . . .

Handmade sweaters from Scotland too! Warm and Pretty.

~ A few more months of Winter Woolies in Canada ~

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

So far so good . . .

Well . . . our new cat was keen to explore today . . . so what's a pet owner to do? "Do you want to meet the dog?" I asked her. I know you know there IS a dog. Likewise the dog knows there is a new cat. They most certainly know ~ even if they haven't met.

So into the cat crate Holly went. I put her up high so she had a good view and would still feel safe. Cider and I have been reviewing our obedience training for the last few days to make sure she has that sit/stay in good form. Can you see Holly peeking out the side of the cat crate?

I wish I could see Holly's face in this photo . . . .Wowza ~ what big ears you have!
What a good sit-stay, Cider.

Let's go back to playing with the 7 pounder for today. Much more relaxing.

Jersey seems to have found her inner youth. So far so good : )

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I get the sunbeam . . . you get the chair

Holly's feline kennel cough is gone now so we have been working on introductions for the last few days. All the info I have read online about introducing new pets says to focus on one pet introduction at a time. We have a cat and a dog. Cider is our 80 pound dog. We decided to start small ~ with our little 7 pound cat. She's 15 years old and the living room is one of her favorite places to hang out . It is quiet and has lots of sunbeams from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This information was quickly shared with the new arrival.

Today they made some progress.
I'll let you sit on my chair with "my pillow" . . . .

If I get first choice of any sunbeam I want.

OK . . . . I'm easy to get along with.

Relaxing in the proximity of the new pet is considered a very good sign. Jersey is right below this chair ~ so they are very close together.

Now tell me about that dog that lives here . . . .
(Oh . . . that's next week's lesson I think!)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Etsy Shop Update ~ Vintage Coats and Faux Fur

Back to work after the holidays ~ All the decorations are down and put away. It was nice to get back to work. I listed six coats today in my Ciderantiques Etsy Shop . I also paid a visit to the Background Fairy after seeing all her pretty backgrounds in blogland. I am having fun playing around with all the pretty options. Thank you Background Fairy!

The coats and capes have all passed local inspection :D

I have wool coats, capes and faux prints.
Several different sizes to choose from.
Mostly from the 1960s.

Yep . . . definitely faux fur . . . says my helper.

Hope you are warm and cozy ~ it was certainly cold here today.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Are you better yet?

I know you're in there . . . . can't you come out to play? I heard you were suppose to be over your kennel cough within two weeks. You have lots of neat toys in there I would like to check out.

Not yet I'm afraid. . . back to the Vet this afternoon. I think I need some special eye drops. I have health insurance for 6 weeks from the Humane Society . . . so that helps mom out. My eyes are still quite sensitive and likely contagious to other cats, so the "meet and greet" will have to be delayed a little while yet. You can still come visit me though. I like talking to you.

I like this room too!
I get to move around the house a bit to keep me from getting bored.

My sneezing is almost gone and I really do want to play . . . this toy is my favourite ! I hope to be all better soon.