Hyacinth orange framed vintage glass beads

I love this bright orange color, these smooth gorgeous glass jewels. They’re fun, they’re flirty, they’re just a great way to greet the new year. They’re vintage, from the late 1950s I believe (the company that made them has been out of business for quite a while…)

hyacinth orange framed glass beads

I don’t know about you, but I don’t always want to be Serious. Orange? These smooth, buff cabochon jewels are just made for fun 🙂

Vintage suede and faux fur boots

Now this is the best example in the world for why we love vintage. It’s snowing outside, it’s cold, it’s going to be Red Alert Winter for a while, you know?

We want to be warm, and safe (non-skid boots!) – but we also want to look great. And we want our stuff to be special, and a little bit unique if possible, and fun. Fun is important. So! Look at these fabulous boots.

vintage suede and faux fur boots

Are those not wonderful? And they are only $35.00 plus shipping! Trust me, if they were my size, I would be showing you a different item, because these would be already sold. I found them at LesSoeursVintage, a wonderful vintage boutique on Etsy. You really and truly want to go shopping there.

Even after Christmas. You deserve a little goodie for yourself. Like the vintage floor length black dress, or the vintage 1950s Bestform lace-up corset, I’m serious, you have to see it!

Do you get the idea that this could become your favorite vintage shop? Yes. You’re welcome.

And a merry Christmas to you, too 😉

Deal of the Day – December 18, 2016

Hearts and flowers – okay, just hearts. Vintage glass red heart jewels – as shown here, paired with red oval earring jewels – or worn as a pretty, romantic pendant. Mention “red heart” when you place an order at my online jewelry supply shop and you get a free pair of red glass jewels. You get to choose the style 😉

red vintage glass heart beads

Of course they’re wonderful for Christmas. And, you know, Valentine’s Day is coming. Just saying 🙂

Deal of the Day for December 18, 2016 – good till tomorrow night!

Deal of the Day – December 16, 2016

And the word is “purple”. Mention PURPLE in the notes to seller (or just send me a note) when you place an order in my Etsy jewelry supplies shop and you get a free pair of framed glass jewels – in purple 🙂

amethyst purple framed glass beads in my jewelry supplies shop

Like the pair above, for example. But if you prefer a different pair, you can dicker!

Pretty in purple. Glass jewels, easy to use, easy to wear, and affordable. Talk about a deal!

Vintage festival dress, party dress, wedding dress

I found this darling dress while doing a search for “hippie dress”. Now I don’t really consider myself a hippie, or the dresses I love as ‘hippie’ – but comfortable, pretty, flowing dresses are labeled that way right now. So just go with it. This is now officially a ‘hippie dress’.

vintage yellow wedding dress ... festival dress ... party dress

I also think it would be wonderful for a spring wedding dress, or party dress over the holidays (maybe not in the frigid north, but still) – or just a garden dress. Or wear it the way the shop intended – as a “festival dress”. I’d love to go to that festival 😉

I found it at Yellow Bee Vintage, a sweet vintage boutique on Etsy. Nicci, the shop owner, has a terrific eye for value – she has great items, she gives good pics, and includes the detailed info you need to make an online purchase. Not to mention, just as an example, an ivory organza 1950s wedding gown with ruched sleeves for $169.00, I am NOT kidding, and a pair of beaded white wedding gloves for $25.00. You need to check out this shop!

Oh. Did I mention the lovely yellow festival dress is $38.00? Nice little detail there. Now seriously: go shopping. You’ll thank me!

Deal of the Day – December 13, 2016

Sparkling jonquil yellow glass beads – these aren’t traditional Christmas colors. So what? They’re lovely, they’re flattering, they’re affordable. And if you mention YELLOW after making a purchase in my Etsy jewelry supplies shop, you get a free pair of 18mm x 13mm pear jewels. **

jonquil yellow glass teardrops in my jewelry supplies shop

** oh – did I mention? Your “Deal of the Day” teardrop jewels I mentioned above? You get to choose the color 🙂

Good only till midnight, December 14, 2016 (don’t wait!)

Deal of the Day – December 10, 2016

You know that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, right? Now honestly, I have to say I kind of get a laugh out of the Color of the Year thing. So far I’ve heard “Greenery” also called avocado green (remember the appliances of the 70s?), and a few other color names that I won’t repeat here. My point is, “olive green”, “olivine”, “avocado”, and some other color names I can’t remember right now, all refer to a slightly tangy, plant-like green. Pantone just has a Marketing Name for it.

But hey, I’ll go with it. “Greenery” is my Deal of the Day” code word today. Mention “Greenery” after you order – in the Notes to Seller – and you’ll receive a FREE pair of green OVAL glass jewels, you choose the exact pair, sent with your order.

green oval glass beads in my Etsy shop.... these are vintage glass, vivid emerald green

Such a deal 🙂

Deal of the Day – December 8, 2016

Think pink – and that’s your Deal of the Day special code: pink. I know, it’s not a “Christmas color”, but think about it. It’s feminine, it’s pretty, it looks good all year round, and it’s flattering to every skin tone. Pink. It works 🙂

pink glass rhinestone beads

So – the Deal of the Day – if you mention Pink in the “notes to seller” after you order from my online jewelry supplies shop, you get a free pink pair of 10mm rivoli jewels!

And you can dicker if you really do prefer a different color.

Win!

Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941, “A day that will life in infamy”. There are many dark days in U.S. history – this is a day that we will remember for the sacrifice of American lives, and the determination we displayed as a nation after this terrible attack.

I am saluting all the vets of World War II today – those we lost at Pearl Harbor, and those who went on to fight and win. Thank you for your service. Thank you for caring and for giving. Thank you for being such good guys (and women).

It sounds simple but I don’t want to grandstand. We may argue with the brass (and we should) – but our troops in every service are the finest in the world. They deserve and should receive all the appreciation and thanks we can give them.

Deal of the Day – December 6, 2016

Deal of the Day for December 6, 2016 –

Order three pairs of these pretty teardrop beads (in crystal as shown, or any of the 26mm x 13mm two-jewel teardrops in my Etsy shop) – and when you order, mention WEDDINGS in a note to seller. You’ll get a fourth pair, free 🙂

crystal framed glass pendant jewels in silver or brass settings

One day only – such a deal!

P.S. You can order more than three pairs if you want 😉