Vintage finds and retro handmade--a sweet mix I know you'll love.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Savings Start Now at CandyAppleCrafts! Here's a Coupon...

Just for kicks, take 20% off orders over $20 on both Etsy and Artfire, using the code TNX20 on either site. Better hurry! Code only lasts until Sunday the 24th!

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thinking of Thanksgiving Decorations?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but the warmth of harvest colors and themes of plenty are the kind of thing I'd like to keep around all year. If you are in the market for something special this year, you should drop by, but don't wait too long. As of writing this, I can ship these anywhere in the US in time for Thanksgiving, but that window is closing. Please allow 10 postal days, based on the postal service recommendations.

The perfect mug for hot coffee on Thanksgiving morning.
When you get everyone gathered around the table, you can entertain both kids and adults alike with this vintage centerpiece set! The individual squirrels are candlestick holders.
Gravy, anyone?  

By the way, I have two of these sets, for anyone expecting big crowds! Here is the other one.
And speaking of condiments servers, how about this really nice duo server. Its smaller size is perfect for cranberry sauce, relish, or other toppings. Each lid has a notch for the spoon.

Here's a way to keep that old time feeling around the Thanksgiving table; these souvenir shakers are from Colonial Williamsburg. They are done in the classic cream and treacle brown that was popular in the early days of America.
No matter what you are eating, don't forget to be thankful! The pies can cool nicely on this iron and tile trivet from the 70s.
And you can eat pie off of these "Leaf O'Gold" dishes!
After-dinner snacking? Yup, I've got that covered with this vintage chip and dip bowl. It has the recipe for blue cheese spread right in the bowl!

Come on over and shop with me. I'd love to work with you. Don't forget to have a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I've Been Listing...

Since last time I posted, I have taken literally hundreds of photos of merchandise, and I'm not finished yet. Some of the stuff I featured in the last blog, and some more that I have acquired since then, is already available for purchase. It may go quickly, so you'd better check it out soon, if you're interested!
Victorian Carolers Christmas card, circa 1940s. Unused!
Twisted Three Strand Pearl Necklace. These are genuine cultured white "rice" pearls.

Wales China teacup also for sale, here.
Two birds of paradise, made of feathers and paint. These were 40s/50s Mexico souvenirs. Even the carved frames are handmade.
 Shepherd Boy and Lamb at Bethlehem. Cards from the 40s. Unused!

ETA: This card has sold out!
W. and R. Berrie figurine, circa 1968.
Needlework in Miniature, complete with charted patterns, circa 1978.

I also have a miniature crochet book here, and a general reference book about designing and making miniatures here.

This book has patterns and instructions for making working wooden toys like bomber planes, trains, and more. Circa 1986.
Thames bone china, perhaps from the 50s.
Rodney Kent tulip design hammered aluminum casserole with glass liner, circa 1950s or earlier (some were made as early as the 30s).

Hope you'll stop by and shop! I've got more listings planned for this week. :)