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Friday, November 18, 2011


Happy Friday everyone!!!!  Today is the finale of SECRET ITEM OF THE DAY week!!!!  I've saved the best deal for last!!!  Here's the last Secret Item of the Day from my ETSY SHOP.......

The beautiful six piece set of Lomonosov china is marked down 50% for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!!!!  Its regular price is $49.95.....from now until noon EST Nov 19th it is only $24.97!!!  WOW!!!   Take advantage of this while you can!!!

Happy shopping and have a great day!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday's Secret Item of the Day-For the vintage book lovers!

Happy Thursday everyone!!!  It's cold and rainy here.....the perfect time to cuddle up with a good book....or three!  Today's Secret Item of the Day fits the bill perfectly..........

This bundle of 3 books comes with a pretty ribbon so that the books can double as a unique display when not in use!! :)  Instant book collection!  Click the picture above for details on these interesting (and diverse) books!  This bundle was $25!  From now until noon EST Nov 18th, it is marked down 50% to $12.50!!!!  Take advantage now and snap this up before it goes back to its regular price!!!!!!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Secret Item of the Day!!!

Today's secret item is...........

This beautifully illustrated book was published in 1943.  It's a wonderful children's book and would look great displayed in a nursery!!!  Its regular price is $25....I've just marked it down 50% to $12.50....this offer ends at noon EST Nov 17th when it will go back up to its regular price!  There is also FREE shipping to all U.S locations for this item!!!!  Click on the picture above for the book's listing in my ETSY shop.

Have a great day everyone!!!  See you back here tomorrow for the next SECRET ITEM OF THE DAY!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday's Secret Item of the Day

Hello everyone!!!  The secret item of the day today is.........

This vintage Delft Blue porcelain trinket box would be a great stocking stuffer....or a unique way to gift wrap a set of earrings or other small gifts.  The regular price is $18....from now until noon EST Nov 16th it is only $9!!!!!!!!!!  Just click on the picture above to get to the listing in my ETSY shop.

Happy shopping everyone!  Have a great day!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Secret Item Of the Day

Hi folks!  Happy Monday!!! :)  Today I am kicking off  "Secret Item of the Day" week!  Each day I will highlight an item from my ETSY shop I have discreetly marked down a mere 50% (!!!!)  ;).  The item will be on sale until noon the next day...when it goes back up to its original price.

The first secret item of the day is.............

This is so cute!  It's The Happy Christmas Story Book, published in 1961.  It's full of retro illustrations, Christmas poems and stories!  It's in excellent vintage condition and would be a fabulous gift for a vintage book lover!  You could also display it as part of your Christmas decor!!!  This book is now only $15!!!  It will go back up to its original $30 tomorrow (Nov 15) at noon!  Don't miss out!!!!  Click on the picture above to get to the listing.

Have a great day everyone!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday NIght Special!!!!

It's here.....the Saturday Night Special!!!!  From now until Sunday Nov. 13 at 6am EST (New York time) you can use coupon code snspecial to receive 20% off everything in my Etsy shop!!!  Get your Christmas gift  and craft supply shopping done for less tonight!!!!!!

Here are some of the goodies you can find in my shop (all for $25 or less!)........

This print has a 3D effect.....looks like you are peeking into a tiny palace room!!!

Cute book with a lotta character!!!  Vintage from the 1930's!!!!

Beautiful German hand-painted bowl!!!

Vintage 1950's advertising pamphlet....great to frame or to use in your crafts!!!

Use these cute stickers to seal Christmas card envelopes, for decorations on gift wrap, or to embellish a scrapbooking layout or other Christmas craft project!!!

Click here for more vintage, paper crafting, and sewing goodies!!!!  Remember to use coupon code snspecial for 20% off tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!  To all the brave men and women who serve our country we give a heartfelt "Thanks".  We appreciate all that you do!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Why I Love Vintage Advertising

Hi all!  Happy Thursday!  The topic for the day.....

The Top Five Reasons Why I LOVE Vintage Advertising

5. Vintage ads are fantastic little works of art-great to frame!
 4.  Some vintage ads are just too darn cute!
       3.  Vintage ads are a great way to add a retro feel to scrapbook layouts.  I've used vintage camera ads like the one below to "set the mood" for some heritage scrapbook layouts I've created.

           2.  Vintage ads are fabulous to use as authentic embellishments for handmade cards, gift tags, and can even be used as unique gift wrapping!

AND...the NUMBER ONE reason why I love vintage ads....

                   1.  I LOVE history! Looking at a vintage ad is like peeking into a time capsule and discovering pieces of our cultural past!  

DEAL OF THE 15% off anything in my Etsy shop when you use coupon code blogfriend.  

Have fun shopping and crafting!!!!!!!!


Deal of the Day

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  Got a great deal today for all the paper crafters out there!!!  Buy any two of the following paper craft supplies from my Etsy shop and get one of equal or lesser value FREE!  You can choose the free item from ANY of my paper crafting supplies...not just the ones listed here.  Just tell me which one you would like for free in the message to seller section at checkout.  If you have any questions, please contact me via my shop on ETSY or leave a comment below.  This offer ends Oct 10 at noon EST (NY time).

Scalloped paper circles created from pages from a vintage German book from the 1920's.  Has some great classic looking font!  

Little Christmas trees created from the same book that I used for the scalloped circles above.  Tiny enough to use as confetti for table-top decor or Christmas cards!

Tiny Glitter Christmas trees made from beautiful cardstock!

Scalloped circles created from pages salvaged from a 1920's hymnal.

Vintage sheet music hearts.

Vintage sheet music blossoms.

Primitive Cream Colored Trees created from the tops of vintage/antique sheet music pages.

Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Preparing for Christmas

It's that time of the year again!!!  Time to start (if you haven't already) making your Christmas decorations, cards, gifts, etc.  Here are some items from my Etsy shop that can help stir up those creative juices and help you get those Christmas projects finished..... AND let you have a little fun in the process!!  Just click on the pics to get more info on the items.

These crafty books from the late 1980's are full of delicious recipes and patterns for sewing, quilting, woodworking, and paper projects!  Lots of fabulous ideas!!

Great paper ephemera to use in your crafting projects!  The calligraphy type font of the pages in this vintage softcover German book just beg to be used for making embellishments for cards, ornaments, and gift tags!

I made these cute little trees and scalloped circles from pages of a book that was similar to the one pictured above.

Here are some cute postcards and old advertisements with Christmas themes.  These are wonderful to frame or use in paper crafts.

Add these cute books to your Christmas decor!!!!!

Now....for the Deal of the Day!!!

Buy one of the items featured above and get one item from my shop (at equal or lesser value) for FREE!  Just let me know which item you would like in the "message for seller" section at checkout.  If you have any questions, just contact me on Etsy or leave a comment below.  

Have fun crafting, cooking, and decorating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Lomonosov China and....DEAL of the DAY!!!

Happy Monday vintage lovers!!  I've been researching some really interesting china I recently listed in my shop.  My youngest daughter actually spotted this china while she was with me on one of my vintage hunting trips.  She's got a fabulous eye for vintage treasures!

Pretty, isn't it?  It's also a great little piece of history!  The mark on the bottom of the saucer (see below) has the signature Lomonosov stamp and says Made in USSR.  This made it easier to date it as a vintage item, since the USSR  dissolved 20 years ago.  Love it when vintage items display something concrete about their age!!!  :)

The Lomonosov factory was founded in 1744 and was the first porcelain factory in Russia.  It was originally called the Imperial Porcelain Factory, but became the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in 1925.  In 2005, it reverted back to its old name Imperial Porcelain Factory.

I learned that the stamp on the bottom of the saucer dates the piece from the 1970's -1991.  It also denotes the quality.  The red color signifies that it is rated top quality for that company.  The fact that it states that it is Made in USSR means that it was meant for export to other countries.

The stamps on the back of each cup are all in green and just contain the Lomonosov monogram, and "2c" followed by the numbers "411-00" on the bigger cups in the set, and "47-50" on all of the smaller cups.  From what I've read, it seems like the items with the green stamp are of slightly lower quality than the red stamped ones.  I am still trying to find out exactly what the numbers mean. From the lack of any "made in" marks, I believe these were made for domestic sale only.  These should also date from the same time period as the saucers.

Not sure why the marks are different on the saucers and cups, but they all have the same pattern and beautiful cobalt blue color!

NOW for the DEAL of the DAY>>>>>>>>>>>>

Use coupon code blogfriend to receive 15% off of the Lomonosov china in my shop>>>>>>>>>

Have a great day everyone!!!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Night Specials

Happy Saturday everyone!!!!!  I am sooo looking forward to tonight!  I'm a member of the Original Saturday Night Specials team  on Etsy.  It's a team made up of both Etsy sellers and buyers, where sellers can list their "Saturday Night Specials" in one of the threads every Saturday and buyers can check out all the great deals!!!!  Saturday Night Specials are limited time sales/discounts that are only offered between 5pm Sat night-6am Sun morning every weekend.  For sellers, it's a great way to advertise their sales and get some exposure for their shop.  For buyers it's a one-stop shop for some fabulous bargains!  Check it out this evening!  Click here to get to the don't even have to be a member to browse the threads and check out the deals!  Tonight look for "The Original Saturday Night Specials (SNS) for Nov 5" thread at 5pm EST.   
See you guys there!!!  The sky's the limit on the bargains to be found!! :)

Friday, November 4, 2011


Psst!  Today there are two secret items of the day.....items in my Etsy shop that I have marked down 50% JUST FOR TODAY!!!!  I'll give you a few clues.....then go hunt these babies down!!!  Take advantage of the discount....the prices go back up tomorrow at noon!!!! 

The Clues:  1)Both items feature a familiar jolly bearded fellow 

                   2)Both are made of paper
                   3)One can be framed
                   4)They both can be displayed
                   5)They are both super cute!

Click here to start the hunt!! Good luck!! ;)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Growing Foreign Language Book Collection and Special of the Day!

"There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us.  Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?"  -  Barbara Ehrenreich  :)!

"Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language.  You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children." -Judith S. Marin   :)!

I am on a foreign book kick....I've come across some great foreign language books lately on my vintage hunting trips!  Here are a few that I've been able to pry out of my greedy hands and actually list in my shop!!!

Love this soft cover German book.  The font is fabulous......wonderful book to display or (ahhh! Heaven forbid) use for paper crafts!  I've got 3 others similar to this one that I'm keeping for myself.  I've already started making some cool scalloped circles for scrapbooking embellishments and little Christmas tree confetti out of one of the books I kept.....for some reason the German and the cool font just BEGGED me to use the pages for Christmas paper crafts.  I's a sin to tear up a book that's sooooo cool, but I couldn't help myself!  :)  Click on the pic to see more details (and a look at the inside of the book).

This is such a pretty book!  I don't think I could bear to cut this one up.  I think the best use for this is adding it to a couple more French books in blue shades, tie a ribbon around them and make them into a cool vintage display!  I didn't have anymore blue French had to list this one on its own!  :)  If you can read French, this is about the church's role in the French Revolution.

This is another French book.  This one is about WW1.  Fantastically horrific pictures of war and very cool maps and graphics abound in this book.  I love the embossed stark design on the cover.  Another great book to display.

NOW...for the fun SPECIAL of the DAY!!  Buy any vintage item from my ETSY SHOP and get one free paper crafting item (priced at $2 and under) for FREE!!!  Just specify which item you would like for FREE  in the "message to seller" section at checkout.  Just let me know if you have any can contact me on Etsy or leave a comment below and I will get back with you!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!!!!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vintage Gift Ideas.......and The Special of The Day!

  Vintage items make unique Christmas gifts!!!  Here are a few that would look great wrapped up under your Christmas tree!!!

6 Piece Set of Vintage Lomonosov China Tea Cups and Saucers....Made in the USSR

Vintage (Possible Antique) German Hand Painted China Serving Bowl from Late 1800's-Early 1900's

                                            Circa 1940's Novel by Edgar Maass

                 Classic 1961 novel The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

                   Vintage Row Boat Smurf with German Box Circa early 1980's

                 Royal Albert Bone China England Poinsettia Tea Cup and Saucer

The Special of The Day..........  20% off all ceramic/porcelain and china items in my Etsy shop!!!!!  EXTRA BONUS DEAL.......Just For READING this blog.....use coupon code blogfriend at checkout to receive an EXTRA 15% off your purchase!!!!  These offers expire Thurs Nov 3rd at 12pm EST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!