Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas is on its way, gift giving should be all year long

Christmas is on its way. 
My personal belief is that the spirit of giving should be all year long. 
Ebay and Etsy are great places to find unique vintage rare antique and one of a kind items!
Or just ask me. I and a few friends travel many areas of the US to find the best most unique items
in out of the beaten path way where the best things are yet to be discovered...

Please message me for correct total prior to purchasing from outside the US. This site is in progress and international shipping has not yet been added to reflect correct amounts. The Buy it Now button is for US customers only at this time.

I welcome you to message me to request a correct invoice via paypal for your international priority mail order request. 

Mikasa Germany bowl 6 US dollars plus shipping.



Vintage Echt Bleikristall Over 24% Pb0 Lead Crystal Bell Frosted Heart Tall:6.75" Wide 2.5" Made in Germany.


Avon candy dish
$5 — davenport
6 inches wide by about 4 inches tall with lid on

This dish is 3 inches tall. with lid, just under 5 and a half inches tall about 4 inches across the top with 2 inch base. Anchor Hocking EAPC or early american prescut.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

sales vs vine videos

so we all know i love
treasure hunting at thrift stores
estate sales and little shops
on unbeaten paths along the back roads of the midwest...there is something new though besides still learning how to add
a pay now button and order form to my blog page...which is even more work..still i have other outlets for that..and will get to it..for an artist, i when i see new things or think of them, like creating and writing a sequel ending to It's a wonderful life like i believe needs to be done
my next venture includes learning to make a vine video.. so thats next!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas decorating..

Soon i will have a forest of trees indoors. I have always have been fascinated with trees year round for decorating. This is the only time of year the family lets me get away with it all. Cannot help but feel a little bit guilty for going a little overboard, but then remind myself that life is short and we should never feel bad for doing things that truly make us happy. This makes me happy. Helping others also makes me happy. It is a good feelimg when we can smile, be blessed and help bless others too. I like to think that happens when I set out each day to do good things in life. Smile and make someones day, you never know how important and big that small gesture may be to them. While it may be a really small house, i try to make the best of the tiny spaces to make a home, and that is big. Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 26, 2015

so i was checking out pyrex...and i realized i had no chair here we are! i found a picture and created this. it makes me laugh when i see it. enjoy!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

happy Autumn! Chair Planters! happy halloween!

so i love rescuing chairs on curbsides, from habitat ReStore, from thrift shops and just plain broken sometimes and unwanted chairs. all of the chairs i hand painted in many colors of dry brushed layers using Heirloom Traditions Paint..I even added some Danube blue and feathered Nest to the banner chair as an accent color to bring out the mermail tail, mandarin, and red devil colors, . I call it my banner chair, as it was missing the whole back middle and top section. i used twine and tied on both sides and wrapped a window cling banner around the twine. This can easily be switched out to use for any season! :) not technically a plant or garden chair more a banner chair. still awesome!
The Chair on the left had been in my family room of all places, waiting patiently for me to someday restring the caning...which i have no clue how to do, nor do i have the patience to attempt did have a broken caned seat so i just pushed through the middle, and added a plant. the first plant fell all the way through to the ground.I got smart and found a bigger pot to put the flowers in and now there she is! beautiful in feathered nest blue with a touch of mandarin as an accent color.and .so it became a planter chair today.

This set of what i call My Twins were found at Habitat ReStore in Davenport, Iowa. Someone had painstakingly stripped them completely to bare wood and then donated them where i promptly grabbed them up and brought them home. I struggled with do i paint or not paint. They are in less than perfect condition and the paint colors i decided to use took two full days of adding colors til i got them just right! i asked my sister what she has seen at shops around town to get an idea of pricing...She replied with a compliment which was very welcomed! saying that she has seen similar chairs with plants for 50 to 60 but not painted in all the pretty colors that i used. :) nor did they come with a vintage aluminum pail which i also love collecting,,,this so far is my only one. and it was claimed with the chair and plant as soon as i posted it. the chair on the right had not yet been finished at that point. so Twins are now finished and gorgeous! What front porch wouldnt be blessed to have these beauties gracing their space?

Here is a chair missing its entire seat. i most likely wanted to reupholster it but the seat was badly damaged...or ehem misplaced, which tends to happen when one has over 200 chairs, usually finding nowhere to sit is ironically a common occurence here as well strangely enough! i found the most gorgeous huge white mum yesterday for sale. and had to have it. i would hate to see this one go, but maybe i can find another one to plant before the frost and snow hits i am hoping! if it doesnt sell, well hey i love it too. Hard to choose just one favorite when they all turned out so gorgeous!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

some projects i have been working on.

Happy Halloween! Chair

this is a fun big round antique table i created. i found 4 hard to find ladderback chairs made in italy. i removed the legs, put the chairs in storage, and rolled the oversized -to me- table top right into my living room. it is like a giant canvas that just needs more blues and blacks and more designs on top before it will match well with the 6 legs underneath! i plan to also add some lime green and more colors to the bottom portions of the chairs to help them match better too. overall it is a fun alice in wonderland type of creation that is whimsical and very unique. I was told had it been a much larger table for a very large family it would have been an instant sold item. that was a great compliment! no space for a much larger table. my goal is to find a really big table for next spring to create more art. Big families need fun tables too, right? :) by spring i will have lots of time to take a few months to work on a large creation. currently cold weather is getting too close to start a big project or go looking for another one. I have several here still to get finished! much has gone back into storage since during the winter i basically hibernate and spring and summer outdoors weather is the only time i can really work on projects. a giant workshop would be ideal if such a thing didnt cost so much.  someday i will maybe just have one.

folk art buffet waiting for a new home

this cutie went to a new home

a set of twins! i found two of these chairs at Habitat Restore - a place where people donate to save project pieces, furniture, and construction and diy supplies that are no longer wanted from going to a landfill. only one antique bucket though! they are few and far between for me to find around my area.. I used many colors of Heirloom Traditions paint, from mandarin, mermaid tail, feathered nest, passion, buttermilk to gypsy green. with so many colors to choose from it is hard to just choose one! not even done screwing on the little curved side pieces to the chairs and this one has been spoken for. one more to go! Happy Autumn! 

This was a cute little bookshelf which i turned on its side. and had help attaching a mid century modern vanity bench leg frame that was missing its top as the new legs for an ultra cool gypsy bohemian style display shelf. IT did go to a young lady with a bohemian themed hang out room! turns out it was perfect for her teenage space.

over 70 years old. that is right! not the little dresser, the neighbor lady! who bought this dresser. she watches closely out her kitchen window to see what project i am working on each time, and soon comes to claim them as her very own!  :) she is one of my best customers. She is also raising her grand daughter, a sweet little girl, Jada who also loves my artwork. I believe if you look up pictures of a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree you will find similar colors to this very paint color scheme i ended up with. Not sure i can redo it, but will try on a Kroehler upright dresser for her older granddaughter who tried to no avail to take this very one from her own grandma. her request is to use it in her dining room as a display piece. i havent yet started on that one. i better get busy!

i really did love each piece i painted here. the coffee table, the pedestals, the antique white dresser, the desk and the white chair all in the back ground went to new homes. i did say the little rocking chair was for display only... sometimes i love a piece so much i just do not yet want to part with it. sometimes it takes many months of going back to a piece before it is truly finished. guess you could say furniture is like toys for me, and painting them is my passion. am thinking the little rocking chair needs just a bit more added before it can really be ready for going anywhere. 

all these chairs...and not one spot of paint yet!

i just cannot seem to find the handles for these or the antique mirror that belongs to one of is here in my pile of mirrors somewhere! i simply love the fact they are much smaller than a lot of dressers and i love the rustic look and multicolors that are simply but unique. an old man who i could tell was very much interested only in antiques inspected each of my antique projects...this and the big round table...and a little vanity nightstand...he did not buy but was only drawn to the antique pieces. he didnt say much of anything at all so who knows what he was thinking. sometimes it is better to not know.

this went to a new home. 

went to a new home. the girl and her mom were both dressed beautifully in bright colors when i saw them i knew it had found its perfect new owner. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

update! final sale of the year on my lawn!

So this is the final weekend to have an upcycled furniture sale on my front lawn. a couple days ago the canopy tent about blew away with high winds, then it about blew me away as i was taking down the canopy to save it, cause ya know how i like to rescue everything and i was barefoot so i couldnt get the stake that came loose back in the hard dry ground, so the canopy was tipping, and blowing and seemed to be bending.

to get it down, first had to drag all the furniture from underneath, take the cover off, and fold it all up. not an easy task with a bad back, no help, and strong high winds blowing everything. needless to say i ended up with a slight cold, and on the couch the rest of the day after that.

what fun! the next day? and the next? sure enough nice calm weather. i love resting in the comfy space with a space heater when in pain. and listening to music, 97x all the way back from my high school days, still is going strong! and the music still Rocks!

so knowing this is my final nice weekend, with frost expected overnight saturday i believe and rain next week, i started sorting furniture into sale sections by price and my willingness to part with pile of my best work is going back inside. i havent sold them yet, so i really guess i dont plan to at all, hence the reason they havent sold yet, i priced high ;). who says i cant have colorful stuff too just because i ccreated it? sometimes i like my art work way too much!

so then there is the pile of i dont want to sand it, dont want to clean it or repair it or store it so will sell way low pile.

and so on, tables, chairs for higher value, and lower prices too.

i made piles and listened to rock n roll. lol. try saying that line after doign what i did and let people wonder just what you are talking about! at least for those paying attention here, you get it. you are my kinda people. :).

oh! and of course, i cant sort anything without finding the, why did no one buy this i bet it needs even more paint on it! pile. we all have that section right????? or just me? well anyways the kidney shaped table no longer has a dirty light yellow top, it is a very nice grey over the yellow, with only a tiny little bit of yellow showing through which is ok with me!

after foorgetting my passowrd for the millionth time, and resseting it just to get signed in, i feel a strong need, to not correct a sinlge mis spelling here.. when i start typing letters in words backwarsd i know i am exhausted and shoudl probly stop typing.! so good night for now. the backward letter thing is really interesting..i find myself interesting for usre.sure. oops! ok then!

i have no clue what this is or what to do with popped up when i signed into my blogpage before i got started. so here is the notice or whatever they wanted me to add for the uk peeps out there. please read it. thanks. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fun with paint

omg i love Heirloom Traditions Paints, so i was happy to see that a Facebook friend tagged me in a post for a new Heirloom Traditions Fab fabric paint. Thank you Rick Anderson! a cool last name although no relation.

Cannot wait to try it on a chair. :)
Thank you to Refunk My Junk for offering a give away contest to try Fab :) and a how to video. so very cool! The Vintage Depot is open tomorrow and i am out of Heirloom Traditions! must get more. must get Fab. i am on a mission. cannot wait til tomorrow!

After painting many many pieces with my supply of Heirloom Traditions Paints from my good friend, my supplier who of course i consider a friend --without HTP i wouldnt have been able to finish this great work of art!- i ran out just before finishing a pretty big project.

This is the only one like it in the entire world. WORLD. that is huge. and i finished it, well except for one tiny spot which is another reason i am excited for ten am to get here so i can finish completely the last little spot where i ran out of paint.

if you are like me, and do not like to go anywhere due to always being covered in paint and having multiple projects going all at the same time, and you need to stock up on some chalk paint of your very own, The vintage Depot has thought of everything. They have a link here to order online!

This buffet sideboard can be purchased at Neat Stuff Store on Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa. it is old has lots of character and was defined by an antiques dealer as Folk Art. all hand painted by yours truly. Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

what a warm welcome and cool items in Maquoketa Iowa. if you want a trip to a small town this is the shop to visit. They also offer painting classes to learn how to paint furniture and even have furniture items to choose for your paint class

Please also lets welcome River City Interiors, LLC for all your construction or upholstery needs! i just found them myself and am impressed with how quickly they work on projects and the quality!

here also is a quick practice gallery i am attempting to add..lets see how it looks. these are small projects i am working on to create a new look for them! enjoy.


Monday, June 15, 2015

my other blog with really old books i found at an estate sale in a mansion

;I really really love researching and learning about history. What better way than through old books. I acquired a car load of 1800s and early 1900s books at a mansion estate sale. i have started listing them on my other blog here at this link If you love old books you just may find some very rare ones there! on the really old books tab ~

if you really dont want to visit yet a second blog of mine which we know who can resist the temptation of curiosity to see what is there? and you love Facebook too, i have also started adding all my research to my lengthy list of old books with photos etc, on my facebook group at the following link
it is an open group and you are more than welcome to join and post items yourself there as well!

Monday, June 8, 2015

happy June 2015

a few more things i have been painting...

this one has not been started yet....
June is a happy month. It includes my Grandma's 90th birthday get includes warmer weather, except for the rain and humidity the sunshine is wonderful!
It also includes me filling buckets of mulberries to make things in the kitchen with them..and my driveway being slippery since the tree hangs over suv covered in purple and white bird poop, and the neighbor pointing out her discontent with the tree as it hangs over her driveway as well and her suv. hmmm. well then. 
she could always move, not my favorite neighbor ever.... :). but not all bad...

And theres the swimming pool I bought for the dog, lucky marly that my son calls linda. imagine me asking paypal what my forgotten password hint is, they gave a clue, its the name of your pet...ok lucky? marly? max the cat? i had no idea... the lady narrowed it down a bit more...and told me a letter it has in it...what?? oh yeah .. how could i forget that. thanks for the strong hints. They could tell i was clearly clueless to that and suggested i write down my passwords from now on. Problem is i would lose the note they are written down on when i put it in that ever so safe spot they also suggested i use...that is the same spot, i have forgotten where i decided to use and need a very important paper from!

yep the dog hates water. so the pool was useless to cool off or play in for him. i put the plastic pool in my driveway to lessen the loss of berries, and to help lessen the slippery berry coating on my driveway....of course. it would. rain. and fill the pool halfway up with berries and water...that the birds also seemed to love having a bath in as i painted the buffet thinking the berries in the water will just have to be for the birds...not even taking those in the house. I did manage to pick tons yesterday and froze them in a vintage tupperware container. i will make something out of them soon! and so many more to pick still.

finally broke down and spent a little more on paint than usual for heirloom traditions chalk paint. gypsy green hillbilly blue and buttermilk. perfect colors to start out with and it dries so darn quickly! love that time saver for sure.~ will seal everything with polycrylic water based sealer to avoid wax, and to avoid discoloring over time. already avoiding sanding and that is my favorite thing of all since sanding is my least favorite thing of all~

stay tuned and check back often...i cleared out an estate sale, well sort of, brought home quite a few things...the house was filled from top to bottom, and that is no exaggeration! with a majority of the inventory being dolls, quilts, and chickens and rooster figurines and statues. i could not believe how many roosters there were in one house. i now can say i have a couple shelves filled with them in my mcm hutch. just may even post a few later on...once i can absorb just how many roosters and chickens i brought home....much less, why i brought home so many...i not only have an addiction to buffets, chairs and unique vintage things, but i have an addiction to chickens and roosters too.  Not really an addiction as i can stop bringing them home anytime cant i? right...

maybe a better explanation is i treasure hunt for great items. and bring home to enjoy all of them until they find new homes.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

had a feeling...there was something out there for me...

will add a photo tomorrow.

had a feeling with garbage day tomorrow in my neighborhood that i should drive a few blocks vicinity. getting discouraged after finding a couple 1940s little golden books in a pile of junk (they were in a drawer with no dresser and not a quality drawer it was left behind, but the books came with me...

i thought if the light musty smell from the books wouldnt come off with dryer sheets in a box for a couple weeks i could resort to using the pretty pictures on the pages, and nursery rhymes to decoupage onto little chairs, desks, or bookshelves....then my mind began racing with possibilities of which little chair would go with which picture...didnt come up with anything at the moment and wasnt yet home, so set the books aside and...

i continued on to a few more alleys, just when i thought there was nothing else...i found a little blue painted rocking chair. missing one third of the seat. ugh. at least it was in decent shape otherwise.

deciding i would figure out something with it, i picked it up to put in my suv. lo and behold there lie the mssing piece of the seat in what little grass appeared after the wrath of our long midwest winter.! yay. it can be repaired, wood filled, glued sanded and repainted...

will definitely get a before and after picture of this and add it here.

I figured as cold as it is outside here still, and the little find i was not going to score much else in the local area, and didnt really want to get gas with my last few dollars today so headed home. tomorrow will get the little chair ready for a before picture.

just had a feeling the universe was trying to deliver something to me, i just had to go out and look to find it! two books and a little diy chair paint decoupage project. or rescue two little golden books from musty smells using dryer sheets. maybe a little of both since i can maybe just take copies of a few pages and decoupage them on. win win situation. unless there is a copyright on the pictures from the 40s...hmm. will have to check that out first!

my little table first of the year diy project

This lil table was given to me. It was covered in sticky wallpaper on top, and all painted in chipped brown paint.

i decided to use some lovely 99 cent quarts of paint from my nearby neighborhood Ace hardware store. and gave this little table a brand new look.

still deciding on whether or not to paint the pretty ladderback chair with rush seat or leave it untouched in great condition that fits perfectly with the table. i think leave it as is for now. will get a photo of chair soon to show better what i am talking about.

now it is fun funky colors and will look great as a very unique piece added to any room. still going to touch it up and add some suprise touches to the top and sides. will work on a second photo of the whole finished project when i am done.

facebook links to pyrex in the midwest! iowa illinois quad cities area

here is a new page on facebook where i will be offering suprise discounts and specials with random new customers and friends who visit and like the page. :).

here is a closed group on facebook...

and Yes! the Quad Cities was a Jeopardy question on the game the cities in The Quad Cities area! my home town stompin grounds... :)

if you missed it or really dont believe me, or are just curious, please do check out one of our local radio stations that shared a link to the Jeopardy video :).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pickle Soup or Zupa Ogorkowa (google translate to learn how to say that ;) )

With the holidays coming up, Easter and such I thought back to the beautiful Easter eggs painted for Polish holidays. What talent!

just found this website with pickle soup. or in polish zupa ogorkowa. What does that have to do with Easter eggs? Nothing, i got side tracked thinking about making soup...

 Being part polish and hungarian I just decided to start researching that portion of my family tree a bit more. The best part of research is holiday customs, and great new recipes that are pretty affordable to create on a tight budget. they say kids love it. cannot wait to try it. seems fairly inexpensive to make and would go great with cheese biscuits fresh from the oven. 

So glad to have found so many recipes and webpages with great things to try! not sure about testing my skills painting detailed easter eggs yet though...that may have to wait just a little bit longer..

I do not get credit for sharing this link, and do not claim creation of the following link. I would like to thank the author however, for all the wonderful foods to try!

Monday, March 2, 2015

beautiful day out here in the midwest spring is on the way

WHile it is a beautiful day here in the midwest it is still too cold to paint anything.

I have had a rough couple of years and want to give a thanks to those who have supported me through difficult times

and to those who disappeared and are coming back around Thank you! It is always great to see old friends, earn new friends and

look forward to a whole new spring and summer ahead for 2015.

We may have rain tomorrow to melt the rest of the snow here in Iowa. THat would be wonderful which with hopes of the time change coming this weekend ahead, i am getting pretty excited for spring to arrive!

Looking forward to lots of recycling, upcycling, and rehabbing projects with chairs, chalk paint, regular paint, acrylics, end tables, desks, tables, chairs, oh did i already say chairs? Ah 4thelove ofchairs of course i did! Hoping to find fellow new members for the Womenpainting Chairs club and see it take off for getting lots of projects completed this spring!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

john michael montgomery and android movie studio

So at the last minute someone had tickets to see John Michael Montgomery tonight. With less than an hour to be ready and at the show, i accepted the offer. Thanks Mom and thanks for saving seats for me too. :).

Over 20 million record albums sold by an artist who came to Bettendorf, Iowa's Isle of Capri casino is pretty amazing in my book.

As usual with some of the biggest artist names out there, the crowd was pretty tame, er lame, as instructions were no dancing etc. during the show. Which being one level floor makes sense, as the first few VIP rows during shows there offer little protection from seeing anything but butts, when a makeshift dance floor is allowed right in front of the first row seats.

But still, being such a big show you would think there would have been a lot more noise and excitement.
There is one good thing about tame shows, being that older crowds can enjoy shows here without worrying about being trampled or body surfers being passed overhead...with the only excitement during a small rush to the front of the stage when gobs of guitar picks are tossed out to the crowd....
and two being that with a more relaxed atmosphere, it is a more personal touch as one can hear the entertainer, and the entertainer can interact with the crowd at a more down to earth level.

The show started out and continued throughout with all hit songs, the excitement was there, some audience participation with karaoke fill in the song lines. so over all was a fun experience. There were special moments, not that i am saying the entire show wasnt special because it really was actually!  But there were especially touching moments during the show that showed the true good qualities and good character of this performer and his band.

It was extremely quiet during the show when John Michael Montgomery introduced the band which is amazing as well! and then mentioned the loss of a dear friend Gordon Dillingham, just the night before. And still, with such a loss, the show went on. There were no words for such a moment, just sadness and knowing there were challenges the band faced with loss and grieving while also being there to entertain. Prayers go out to you all for peace in this extreme cold weather and rough time. The tribute song for this was a good choice.

As always many a great entertainer will honor our  troops, service members, veterans to ensure they are remembered at each show. It was touching to hear Letters from home and honestly really hits a special place for many of us when we hear it, me included.
It was performed beautifully.

One of the best songs in my opinion was the one that Mr Montgomery said was on his album that could only be purchased at his shows, just before he sang it, he said it was the worst song on that album. If that was the worst song, I would have to say this would be one album not to be missed, as i am sorry i thought it was going to really be a bad song, lol and missed recording the first part of it. It was not bad at all. For someone who sold over 20 million records, never believe them when they tell you they have a bad song on an album cause chances are they are just full of it and the song is really pretty great.

Yes, someone actually stood up and proposed and the girl said yes, right in the aisle right in the middle of one of the best songs. In this instance, the cheers were not for the song so much as they were for the couple whom about interrupted the show, but it will make a great memory and is all for a good cause i believe. Life's a dance, you learn as you as stated by the one and only, John Michael Montgomery ;). love that you added a Good Luck to the couple after the song ended.

which leads us to the annoying part of concerts, people with cell phones cameras and pet peeve being heads that bounce back and forth in front of my camera when i am attempting to record parts of the shows. will be the first to admit, i am a contributor to the little distractions, but what better way to share my experience than attempting to record it right? which leads me right

on to phones recording and movie studio on android...

On a separate note, i did attempt to use movie studio on my, yes, outdated android phone. and did manage to get a few clips of a few songs. I had not had time to buy and add a new sd memory card to my phone before the show on short notice to get there in time.
And what do ya know? my phone said low storage space, functions may not work correctly. great. i found movie studio in my phone and thought i would give it a try to see if the app would hold songs for me to record.
sure enough there is about a half hour worth in two movies i managed to record.

It does say export movie. Where does it export to? mp3 or 4 file. which i would think only works well if you have enough storage space on your phone, so off to the store tomorrow to get a new card that has more space than my full card i had removed.

then? we will see what happens!, worst part is the android phone does not zoom in well at all so no clear shots of faces, does not edit out bright stage lights, so again no clear anything except bright lights really...and of course, who knew you couldn't rotate and edit recorded clips? yes there are several sideways clips in my movie! which i guess is ok, if you truly could care less about looking at the sad video quality and only want to hear the music. THe best part is, we were in the same room with John Michael Montgomery for a couple hours and he was singing to us, well us and quite a few hundred more people too...that was amazing. Thank you for stopping to visit Iowa!

will attempt to add the video clips tomorrow..It may not be pretty but it is the next best thing to being there for me for those who couldnt make it to see the show. it is a nice memory, and something to show for my really sore arm from holding up the phone a bit too often...may just have to strap the phone to my forehead for future shows and push record... ;). just kidding...a tripod also may have helped...or better yet, i suggest just purchasing the album and a tshirt if you can make it to the next show!

oh and maybe a new phone...

 thanks for stopping by my blog page~

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

the last supper chalkware and some history

Vintage "THE LAST SUPPER" 3d Wall Hanging Plaque 1950s?
jUdas standing on the end with the cup of Christ 
is one of the 12 disciples and Jesus in the middle.

15" long x 7 1/2 inches tall x 3 1/2 inches thick.  and it does have a wire hanger that is pretty sturdy built right into the chalkware piece. it is also stamped with a #12 on the top edge.

The interesting thing in this portrayal chalkware wall hanging there is no Mary Magdalene.

according to vampire lore, Judas was the original vampire which is also an interesting thought as you usually do not see Judas in these scenes holding the cup of Christ, where the authorian  legend believes the cup was to catch the blood of Christ when he was crucified...

just some interesting lore i have heard as i have collected many of these and always seem to find different things in each one.

The holy Grail was the cup of Christ. many little religious things to learn when collecting religious Last Supper Chalkware. 

this one will come especially gift wrapped and packaged for safe shipping via usps priority mail for US customers at no additional charge.
please message me if outside the US for shipping details.

Here is some more interesting history at wikipedia....

stay tuned for many more photos coming soon!

there are so many vintage items hidden away here for me to sort through i cannot wait to get them all posted! for now i rely on my cell phone camera...with a battery that goes quickly! so then back to charging the phone after only a few photos...sigh...most likely i need to get over to amazon and check out some new gadgets maybe a phone or a new camera battery?....or possibly just a new camera.

i better start looking! oh, you can too here is a link just for what i am searching for...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

pyrex everywhere!

this is not my dish but it has been relisted due to no sale. i had not seen this pattern before so had to share. :)
Vintage Prex 444 Cinderella Mixing Bowl Blue Delphite Golden Grape Leafs 4 Qt

These are my dishes as well here at the following blog is hard having so many blogs and try to keep each updated as much as possible. I created several knowing that somewhere some way one of them would do really well and attract lots of friends and followers. It also helps keep me busy when fibromyalgia flare ups take over my day. Those are the days i rely on my blog pages to help pass the time and? I get by with a little help from my friends who visit and keep me company at home, or on my blog pages. Thank You for visiting!

Monday, February 16, 2015

painted furniture shabby paints coming soon ~ schedule now

be sure if you have always wanted to try painting furniture to get in touch with me, as shabby paints may be coming soon! am hoping to start scheduling demonstrations in home parties or community get togethers for trying your hand at painting your own special project. There is nothing like a one of a kind piece and especially created by you! 

Check back often for times and openings. i am planning on a shabby painting good spring and summer ahead! ~thanks!