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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

old things are nothing new...

Hello new week, I gotta tell you, your bright and shiny and new, and everything else around here is old. I've got vintage loot on my mind...
 We've just added Vintage offerings to the site from baubles & bling to ephemera and old playthings...
So hello new week, can I ask you not to bring us any more snow...the kids are already out of snow days. It's cold and wet, and chilly, and how many layers can we wear?
But yes, hello to those sweet slow baking filled snow days and getting little things done. And tiding up and organizing...
Hello to sitting with my kiddos and working on school projects....and teaching Aidan how to bake a cake, and working with Charlotte to study for the spelling bee, and helping Rory to draw armour and swords and shields (...he is on a knight kick again...)

Hello to your emails....I love that so many of you have written to ask why we've added pages upon pages of Vintage Loot to the site...well, this is how we do things around here. Everything we use when we set up for the Art Girls' Road Show -- all the props and fixtures -- they are old. 

Hello to all the Earth Angels' artists and friends who often don vintage clothing and old bling with new, love antiquing and those junking jaunts we take.  
 
Hello to respecting the wear and age of objects that have survived.

...hello to new things, but don't worry, change is good...it was just high time we make some of this available on the site, and it seems -- since things are selling awfully quickly -- that you like what we have to offer and feel the prices are fair...
Hello to all the customers were asking for years to buy the props we used to show items, or the items that would peek out in the back of images from photo shoots of art, so see what you think...but beware, these pages are changing VERY quickly, we've posted and sold dozens of items just this week, so you'll need to check back often.
Hello to 4 days weekend coming up...and Valentine's and those sweet traditions.


Hello to new things on the site...new art and yes, and hello to all these old things, which is nothing new around here.   
Do you like the vintage offerings, are you looking to see more of this or something specific??? Someone asked for Halloween loot, old Halloween is posting today...
Oh and Bakelite, that's coming next week, more than 30 pieces, priced fairly at ready to share prices...many of you know I love that fantastic plastic and it's retro vibe and yummy clink when an arm is loaded with bangles.


We're putting out heart into this -- we're just adding another layer and texture to the business...oodles more art is posting at the same time...the artists are getting ready for our event in Florida at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery in Sanford on 3/1 and 3/2...stay tuned for sneak peeks...
 
Hello to all of you and tell me about your week??? Anything fun planned...and have a Happy Valentine's Day???
xxoo Jen

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