November 11, 2012

Latest Round of Bags listed on Etsy

Hey there!

This post is specifically for the gals {and a few guys} that have inquired about the availability of my gypsy bags.

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They are HERE and more are coming!

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For those that wanted wholesale terms, please email me directly at:
 Thank you for your patience, it's greatly appreciated.


August 20, 2012

winding down the summer fun

Hello all my haven't talked to you forever bloggy peeps !!

I miss you ... a lot !
How was your summer?

I know, I know ... it's not over yet ... but what have you been up to?

Riding the waves or sitting on the beach?

Climbing super-sized trees or climbing the walls?

Snorkeling and hanging with friends?

 Having fun with your fur-babies ??

Or having friends over to teach you the art of preparing a homemade cappuccino ?


I had good intentions of posting each week this summer, but as you can see from my photos most of my time has been spent hanging out with the Gypsy Prince. 
Entertaining him {& friends} doing my best to keep him occupied.

... and enjoying every second of it !!

Lots and lots of new updates are planned for the upcoming Fall ... makeovers, shows, announcements, etc.

But for now, I'm going to  soak up the last remaining days of sweet summertime.


June 22, 2012

Peek-a-boo where are you? ....

 ... over here ... playing hide-and-go-seek !!

Hiding from reality and seeking out new creations.
Okay, not really hiding from reality, but trying my best to deal with it.
I don't want my first post back to be doom and gloom so let's address that later ;-)

I do hope you are enjoying these first days of summer, it's been so hot and steamy here where I live ... we've all been holed up in the air conditioning. 
At least it gives me a good excuse to stay inside and play with my vast collection of vintage beads !!

This summer's collection is all about bright, fun, and lively colors in a chunky color blocked style.

All listed in my new Etsy shop "Vintageologie"
Stop by and check them out when you can .... then come on back this weekend to checkout a summer sale and GIVEAWAY !!

I hope your days are full of sunshine {and not too much humidity}
I'll see you real soon...
Now go hide your eyes ... you're "it" !!


April 27, 2012

Quiet for a bit ...

How do you handle things win they spin?

Like the feeling of life spinning out of control?

Me? I retreat ... turn within and become quiet. 

Maybe quiet on the outside, not much to say or share ... but so many conversations spinning around in my head.

This is a quiet time for me.

But, I'm still here ...thinking, talking {mostly to myself!}, and creating.

Reading all about your thoughts and adventures. 

I'll see you when the ride is over.

Luckily, it doesn't usually last long.


April 9, 2012

I met a girl ...

A fellow creative blogging girl.

Creative is an understatement ... and not only is she crazy creative, she's generous, she's sincere, she's SMART,she's GENUINE and pretty darn cute to boot !! 
Oh and FUNNY this girl had me in stitches the few times I've been in her company ... okay, you've guessed it ... I have a huge crush on her ... I'm not ashamed and I'm certain I'm NOT the only one out here that crushes on Jeanne ; )

One of the things I like best about Jeanne is her willingness to pass along her knowledge.

She is a natural teacher.

I learned this about her during my delightful experience in her classroom, "Creatively Made" e-class.

Jeanne is a wealth of information and the amazing thing is ... she doesn't hold anything back, nothing ... her classes are JAMMED PACK with oodles of ideas,resources,know-how, and inspiration!!

I have just signed on for her latest class:

I have NO DOUBTS it will be the best money I have put towards my business yet.

I mentioned that Jeanne was generous, well I didn't really tell you HOW generous.
You'll have to head on over to her blog for ALL of her gracious generosity ... I'll tell you this, she's having a giveaway that's ending SOON.

Jeanne's giving away 10 spots.
yes, TEN SPOTS!! to her latest class 
plus, a giveaway to everyone that is registered a chance to win a "Begin your business kit" valued at OVER $1,200.00

Like I said, you'll need to visit her for ALL the details to enter.

 here is Jeanne's description of her business course:

"Are you a dreamer?
Do you have ideas, dreams and a beautiful product to go with it? 
Have you been putting off starting your own business?
Do you feel stuck in the online business you have already created?
Do you just need someone to take your hand and walk you through the process?
It is time to take yourself and your dreams seriously.
Let’s start at the beginning.
Join me for a three week journey in building a “Creatively Made Business”.

SOME of the topics we will cover …..
Setting up your business
Social networking
Promoting your business
Pricing and staying competitive
Photographing your product 
Setting yourself apart
Growing your brand
Markets and shows 
Reproducing your work 
Keeping the books
Balancing home and creativity 
I will share my journey
I will talk honestly about what worked and what didn’t.
I will talk about growing pains and when you will know it is time to expand.
I will talk about all the things I wish someone had told me before I started to manufacture my clothing and bags (all the mistakes I made too).
Each week you will hear from other guest business owners and they will share what they wish they would have known and give you their best piece of advice.
You will have access to a Facebook group so you can connect with other business owners (or dreamers) in the class.
Each week we will have a live chat where you can ask questions.
All sessions are recorded and available as videos for you to watch at your convenience.  You will learn at your own pace and around your own schedule.
Growth, dreams and possibilities begin April 16th."

I told ya, sounds good??

I can feel my J.O. crush growing by leaps and bounds !!
{I've even created a pinterest board dedicated to her and her talents ... too creepy? ... who cares ... I HEART this girl, big time!}

See All of you in class,


April 2, 2012

Okay maybe I was foolin' ya ...

.... just a little bit ; )

I have extended my No Foolin' sale for the entire week !!
At my newest Etsy shop:

Just didn't seem right to let it run for such a short amount of time.

50% off EVERYTHING makes the prices
use code FOOL50
when checking out

There are many lots of frozen Charlottes 

 A pretty spring toleware tray

Silverplate soup spoons

...and SO MUCH MORE...
Plus, I will be adding NEW items throughout the week, 
starting today.

... so check back often!

For more shopping fun, head on over to Debra's linky party:
 You're bound to find something you just can't live without ; )


March 24, 2012

Where have you been?

I've been nesting ...

Nesting with my son's "Green Team" ... a group of children helping to change the earth ... one child at a time.

This year's big project was adopting an Osprey, building a new perch, and installing it.

The installation took place last week in the marshes of Avalon, NJ.

This is the old nest that had to go ... it was standing on one leg.

Scoping out the new location across the bay with dad ...
and then ...
the kids were sent out by boats on a mission, to take down the old nest and put up the new one!

a little exploring on the marsh ...


It's disturbing to see all of the trash, especially PLASTIC that is removed from the old nest.

Dads and teachers carrying in the new nesting platform.

Kids,parents, and teachers together built the nesting platform a few weekends before.

The platform goes up with a giant game of tug-o-war.

Mission accomplished !!

These birds are very territorial ... they will come back this year in search of their {old} nest ... and will hopefully build a new home on their new nesting spot.

We'll make a trip back down later this summer to check on their progress.

I'm so proud of the students! ... and thank the parents and teachers that make the time for such worthwhile projects for our children.

It was a great day of learning and spending time together ... not only with my family, but also with our school family ; )

Wishing you lots of time learning and enjoying the outdoors with your little birds this weekend!


February 23, 2012

Anyone know where I can find a market?

I'm getting ready to go !!

The first itching for Spring I get is the longing for the open air flea market ... and since the temperature is going to be in the 60's here in NJ today and since my favorite flea is held on Thursday, well let's just say I got the bug good !!

I think it may be even worse this year because I am so excited to use my "new" cart.
Last month I found this vintage basket at the thrift store for a VERY low price ... at home I had some leftover canvas drop cloths. I used black acrylic paint to stencil my cloths with some French lettering and numerals {which so happen to be my birthday!}

 I sewed everything together, included some inside pockets for my small treasures and added simple ties.

 I didn't bother to mend any of the holes my cloth already had ... I think they add a touch of authentic character to the liner!

I still want to add some more details but basically I'm ready to roll with my new vintage wheels !

Have a great weekend everyone ... maybe I'll see you at the flea?


some parties I'm participating in today, stop on by:

February 21, 2012

Porcelain whites ...

Happy white Wednesday everyone.
This time around I'm sharing a few of my favorite 
white on white pics ...
I can never get my fill of these little German beauties.

Although they are all exactly the same ... they each appear so individual and unique .... how is that?

Have a wonderful Wednesday, I'll see you at Kathleen's place !