Put the tea kettle on...

Posted by Michelle , Saturday, December 29, 2012 1:24 PM

The glass bead is enhanced by lovely gold sparkles.


This charm would be lovely on it's own as a pendant on a necklace chain.

From the description: Good condition marked sterling 3D tea pot charm with blue swirled glass bead. The bead looks like lampwork and has lovely swirls of gold colored glitter in the bead. The charm measures approximately 3/4ths inches tall including the bail.

RARE Vintage English NUVO Sterling 3D Haunted House Charm that Opens to a Cute Ghost

Posted by Michelle , Friday, December 28, 2012 2:23 PM

English Nuvo Sterling Haunted House Charm
Here is the ghost.

What a cutie.
Lots of attention detail on this charm.
The Nuvo Hallmark.
This is one of my all time favorite charms and yes- this particular charm has sold, unfortunately.

From the listing description: Good condition marked vintage Nuvo opening sterling haunted house charm with little enamel ghost floating inside. This charm measures approximately 13/16ths inches tall at the tallest point. This charm weighs approximately 7.2grams. English Nuvo charms are highly collectible- the haunted house charm with ghost being quite desirable to collectors.

Old Vintage Virgin Mary Medal

Posted by Michelle , Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:39 PM



When I took this picture of a vintage Virgin Mary medal to list in my ETSY store I felt this picture was something special. My husband happened to be working out of his home office at the same time, so I showed him my product shots for my ETSY listings because I thought my pictures came out pretty good. He looked over all of them and said they looked great, but that he really loved this picture of the Virgin Mary. 

My husband happens to be a really good photographer and he shoots with a digital slr and several lens that cost more then my little digital one shot wonder... so I was pretty pleased that he liked my picture. But then he proceeded to ask me for the medal and told me, he wanted to try to shoot it himself out in our sun room. Of course I gave him the medal and not at all grudgingly- but when I went back to work listing I couldn't help but wonder how much better or more artistic his photograph would turn out. 

After about ten minutes, he returned with the medal.

"I couldn't get it," he said as he went back to work on his computer.

"Your picture looks almost ghostly."

I returned to my listings smiling- I don't know what I was afraid of. My original picture was just perfect the way it was shot.  

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and not a threat.

Small Beautiful Souvenirs

Posted by Michelle 8:59 PM

1940s Repousse Puffy Heart Charms

Sometimes a pictures says a 1,000 words...