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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Upcycled and Recycled on Etsy - Cabin in the Woods

For me the winter months have always conjured up images of snow covered cabins deeply set into the trees.  Smoke floating from its chimney top wafting through the tree tops with an inviting smell of pine logs calling "come warm by the fire."  Handmade quilts and long stories while the crackling of the burning wood is all you hear.  Winter can be so picturesque and peaceful as the white blanket of snow gently covers the country side. 

Let's get cozy and warm while waiting for November with upcycled and recycled craft on Etsy:
Birdhouse from UncommonRecycables at http://ow.ly/eUjSs
Upcycled Quilt from BarnRedQuiltworks at http://ow.ly/eUjs5  
Upcycled Mittens from GrandmaSaidSew at http://ow.ly/eUiZc
Log Lamps from RusticRevivals at  http://ow.ly/eUiEN



Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Meet and Greet the Members of the Pacific Postcards Team - Postcards N More

Today's featured member of the Pacific Postcards Team is Gloria de los Santos owner of a sweet vintage Etsy shop called PostcardsNMore.  Here you will find a mix of wonderful vintage collectibe and better yet a large collection of lovely ephemera!  I adore her postcard collection and here are a few of my favorites:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81130686/benton-county-courthouse-corvallis
http://www.etsy.com/listing/103841163/kittens-postcard-from-1913-my-but-this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/111552075/new-orleans-postcard-from-1913-antique
 From Gloria's Shop Announcements:
"Have a passion for vintage and antique postcards? Or upcycled notebooks with fun & colorful paper? Also vintage books, obscure things a government pamphlet from 1947. Take a look, and maybe you'll find those coyote bones you've been looking for!
Obscure items not generally found for those with discriminating taste. I'm sorry I'm not able to offer refunds of any kind at this time. I will endeavor to make sure the listing is what you purchased. Ask me about any state or country, and I usually will have a postcard depicting the state or country you are looking for!"
~Gloria de los Santos

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112047152/cafe-bova-96-arch-street-boston-mass
http://www.etsy.com/listing/112046428/hollywood-canteen-postcard-from-1942-los
 From Gloria's Profile Page:
"Avid collector of postcards and more! Raised by evil penguins and left to fend for myself at the age of three, I'm not bitter! Living the dream of creating art, inspiration, left-eye dominance. I encourage creative dissonance, whatever that is! And, I run from anyone who utters the words: peppering, clean, sacrifice."
~Gloria de los Santos

Here are some more wonderful items from Gloria's Collection!

'Meet the Pacific Postcards Team Member ~ Gloria de los Santos ~ Postcards N More' by postcardsintheattic

The Likes of U make the Whol...
$7.50
A Happy Easter Postcard from...
$7.50
Jerusalem, Old city Vintage ...
$3.00
1910 Postcard Antique Long B...
$6.00
The Secrets of success is wo...
$6.95
FDR Pamphlet from 1947 - ant...
$9.00
Easter Greetings 1910 Postca...
$6.95
Birthday Greetings Postcard ...
$5.50
December 25 Christmas Day A ...
$7.50
You don't write you don&...
$3.00
Wonderful antique advertisem...
$5.00
George Washington Patriotic ...
$5.00
Brave New Pixels Postcard Fi...
$5.00
Czechoslovakia postcard 1965
$4.89
Upcycled little postcard not...
$5.69
Italian Swiss Colony Postcar...
$3.50



 
If you are interested on becoming a member of the Pacific Postcards Team please go to this link http://www.etsy.com/teams/9158/pacific-postcards-team?ref=pr_teams and click "Apply."

We have 2 different memberships: one is a general membership, for those who love postcards and collecting postcards and the other is designed for shops with at least 25% of their
items listed are postcards.

The only difference in the memberships is that the latter will be included in shop
interviews, BNRs and postcard related activities. We also plan on having activities for
the general memberships. Hope to see you there soon.
 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spiritual and Inspirational Sunday

Today marks 3 weeks before our big move to Palm Springs, CA.  I am very excited about the opportunities that lay before me and the chance to move to an area of the United States that I have always dreamed about.  While we are managing the move it can be a little stressful but I am happily embarking on another adventure in my life.   You cannot achieve greatness or live your life to its full measure without taking risks.  And most of all I have faith; faith that God would not plant a seed without giving me the means to grow it. 

Thank You Lord for my dreams, for the chance to pursue my dreams and for showing me how to achieve my dreams.  And Lord, thank You for all of the miracles You have given me when I haven't had the ability to achieve these dreams without Your Divine intervention. Amen

"Life is full of beauty.  Notice it.  Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.  Smell the rain, and feel the wind.  Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."  ~Ashley Smith
 
 

This week's Treasuries:

'horses and mirackle' by bydominikana

enjoy it

Horse and black bird sculptu...
$400.00
DA VINCI Horse Pendant Leona...
$12.95
Crocheted Horse Hat
$25.00
Sunday Sofa - Vintage 1910s ...
$5.50
Little Apricot Strawberry Ve...
$18.00
60s Black White Horse Weathe...
$22.99
Horse Nose Photograph
$40.00
ANTIQUE HORSESHOES 6 handma...
$30.00
Horse Pillow - French Script...
$35.00
Antique French Dictionary Pa...
$9.50
Horse Hair Tassel Earrings
$25.00
Red leather horse billfold
$65.00
Antique Horse Bit Old Rusty ...
$12.00
Antique Postcard - Ephemera ...
$24.95
Wild Horses print Legs Eleve...
$89.00
Horsetail mohawk headpiece h...
$150.00

'Howdy Pilgrim' by JackpotJen

Tis the season to give thanks. What better way than looking back through history to the Early American lifestyle. Go Pilgrims, Vintage Team style! Happy Thanksgiving!

Vintage 1959 Thanksgiving Bo...
$8.00
1960s Leather Pilgrim Loafer...
$24.00
Vintage 1950s Pilgrims Sleep...
$32.00
late 1950's tie clip arr...
$28.00
Colonial Wall Plaques Vintag...
$24.00
Pilgrim's Progress, Mr G...
$8.50
Vintage Pilgrim Pewter Candl...
$42.00
Thanksgiving Vintage Bergman...
$4.00
50 OFF SALE Vintage 1960s De...
$17.00
ON SALE - Vintage Colonial W...
$37.00
Ullman Manufacturing Co. Pri...
$100.00
Vintage Hand Painted Pilgrim...
$34.00
Pilgrim's Progress by Pa...
$250.00
Vintage Syroco Inc. Pilgrim ...
$7.00
Geo. E. Keith Co. Walk Over ...
$8.95

'In London Town' by assafpelleg

industrial fine art photogra...
$35.00
Vintage Industrial Hand Cran...
$50.00
Vintage PLASTIC DONT WALK st...
$28.00
Antique Paddle Wheel // The ...
$695.00
1950s Roadmaster Bicycle / V...
$275.00
Brass Stencil - Specificatio...
$25.00
Vintage Lipstick Red 60'...
$113.00
Artisan-Made Rustic / Indust...
$500.00
Vintage Hardy Ames of London...
$19.00
Men's Cocount Wood Brace...
$42.00
Single Air Plant Container M...
$28.00
The Original Papa Tags - 2 ...
$65.00
Groovy 60s man with a tie pi...
$26.00
Steampunk Earrings - GoRGEOU...
$77.00
Vintage Postcard Roth & Lang...
$12.95

'Ghostly Haunting ' by amymcleod

Spooky Halloween treasury filled with creepy antique dolls and scary old photos!

Ghostly Woman Photo "Gr...
$24.00
Spooky ghostly gothic dark v...
$20.00
1853 full moon celestial pri...
$125.00
Haunted Doll
$29.95
Ghostly parents with childre...
$14.00
Various Vintage Creepy Doll ...
$257.00
19th century vintage antique...
$23.00
Vintage Black Cat Halloween ...
$15.00
Zombie Woman Scary Eyes Anti...
$8.00
Edwardian Postcard Creepy Br...
$5.99
Family Portrait with Scary D...
$3.95
Vintage Ouija Board Mistifyi...
$33.00
Creepy Antique Postcard Gaze...
$9.95
Sweet , Creepy, Composition ...
$40.00
Vintage Cemetary Photograph ...
$1.25
Cabinet card of a little-bit...
$4.75

'The Original Flower Girls' by lemondrop5

That Live in Cards

GERMAN REAL Antique 1910 Pos...
$10.00
Antique Postcard Little Girl...
$2.75
Collage Sheet, Tissue Paper,...
$4.99
parisian mini art cards ... ...
$16.00
Victorian Ladies Roses Drape...
$3.50
Art Girl and Boy Hold Flower...
$3.99
Antique 1920s Print of Young...
$9.00
Antique Digital Image of Flo...
$1.00
Antique 1880s Victorian Chro...
$12.99
Antique Postcard Harburg Ger...
$3.49
SALE Victorian Antique Frenc...
$0.99
Pretty Girl in Spring Dress ...
$1.00
Antique Affection's Gree...
$6.00
Song birds, 1920s Antique Br...
$4.25
Antique Postcard - Girl with...
$8.95
Antique Young Girl Watering ...
$12.95

'How's Your Christmas Crafting Coming Along ?' by whatshername

Favs are appreciated!

Baby Bootie Christmas Orname...
$2.00
ONE DOLLAR Deals - 6 Medium ...
$1.00
5 Disney Gift Tags - Bambi a...
$3.95
LARGE Box Green Variety Fres...
$12.00
Mini Easel Stand. Frosted ...
$1.70
Christmas Bunting Peppermint...
$16.00
Six Hand Crochet Gingerbread...
$5.00
Green Leaf Trim...5/8" ...
$5.00
Red on White Candlewick Cott...
$16.50
Natural Crystal Quartz with ...
$11.50
60 2 Inch Quilt Squares Bloc...
$3.00
Fiber Beads Textile Beads Fa...
$6.00
White-Chalkboard Markers- Ch...
$3.50
20 Page White Scrapbook Albu...
$14.00
Natural Holey Beach Stone fo...
$20.00
Vintage Giant Pencil Sharpne...
$15.00