Friday, October 31, 2014

It's Still October - Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Sandy sharing:

I was pregnant with my daughter in January of 1989 and her father, a veterinarian, and I read this together and cried.  We cut this out and saved it knowing that we would teach her that accepting love from a pet also means giving love back. 

"Alone Again "

I  wish someone could tell me what it is 
That I've done wrong,

Why I have to stay chained up and 
Left alone so long.

They seemed so glad to have me when 
I came here as a pup. 

There were so many things we'd do 
While I was growing up.

They couldn't wait to train me as a 
Companion and a friend. 

And told me how they'd never fear 
Being left alone again. 

The children said they'd feed me and 
Brush me every day. 

They'd play with me and walk me 
If I could only stay. 

But now the family "hasn't time."
They often say I shed. 

They do not want me in the house
Not even to be fed. 

The children never walk me, 
They always say "Not now."

I wish that I could please them, 
Won't someone tell me how? 

All I had, you see, was love.
I wish they would explain, 

Why they said they wanted me, 
Then left me on a chain.

An added thought by Ann: Sandy just sent me this with an hour to go till November. OK OK so you can't get to a shelter by midnight -- but EVERY month should be "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month".  A

Another VERY SPECIAL Treasury

Today I was included in a treasury made by an Etsy shopper.  These are so special when buyers take the time to make treasuries of our items!!!  Many thanks to "Uncovered Treasures"!!!! (PS .. mine's the Roseville :+)  Ann

Fall Gift Guide

Vintage Honeycomb Tom Turkey /  Thanksgiving Tabletop / Made in Japan / Vintage Paper Turkey
Harvest Coiled Rope  Basket  Bowl  Scrappy
Fall Festival- Quilt Pattern for Autumn Banner Wall Hanging
Vintage - Antique Roseville Creamer and Sugar Server - Collectible Pottery - Collectible Roseville - Tableware
Halloween Hooded Sweatshirt Women's Size Large
Pumpkin Fall Halloween Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp Inkadinkado
Ladies Extra Long Autum Fall  Colors Scarf with Fringe Stretchy Neck warmer Multi color
Fall Grapes of Wreath Tuscan inspired Wine Sunflowers wedding wreath autumn harvest country rustic
Appliqued Pumpkin Fall Table Runner Large Quilted Thanksgiving Patchwork Autumn Orange Gold Green Treasury Item
Vintage Steiff  "Perri" Squirrel.
Thanksgiving Turkey Earrings Quirky Holiday Fall Harvest Dinner Feast Novelty Fun Gag Unique Cook Host Hostess Gift Humor Butterball Jewelry
Vintage Glasses from Williamsburg, VA  / Set of 3
Silver Plate Platter with Ornate Edge. Silverplated Oval Platter or Tray.
The Maple Leaf Rags,Set of three Handknit Cotton Dishcloths,Autumn,Thanksgiving,Fall Gift Ideas,Gift Set,October,Hand knitted,Wash Cloths
Vintage Red & Amber Retro Vase, 1940's
Holiday Cookie Cutters Plastic and Copper Tupperware Cookie Cutter Halloween Thanksgiving Easter St. Patricks Day


"Happy Halloween" to all of the Crafters, Vendors, Bloggers, and especially Our Followers.  Have fun, be safe, and don't eat too much candy.  Sandy

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Those Broads from Etsy Have Been Helping With Your Christmas Shopping!

Yes indeed we have!!! Take a look at the new slide show. We went scouting around Etsy looking for things WE would like to have or we KNOW someone who'd love them. So yes it's a Christmas slideshow but it's comprised of beautiful things, unique things which can be used all year round. It's to the right of this post --- and as a lot of you know -- (say it along with me) -- "hover with your mouse over the bottom left hand corner of the first slide and you will see // with red over it -- click on that and the music begins!"  :+)

AND please share the show and follow us here on "those broads" ---

AND since it's only one more day until November, I have to start getting ready to introduce the "Shop of the Month" for November in a couple of days :+)  I LOVE this "job"  :+)  Ann

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

THANK YOU ARLENE - See The Beautiful "Winter Is Coming" Treasury

Arlene is right you know, winter IS coming --- but this beautiful treasury makes me feel warm and cozy instead of cold and red nosed :+) Thanks so very much, Arlene, for including my well print in this. And everyone -- check out Arlene's shop, Jjantiq, (yup, just click on her store name to get there). Many neat items to look at and to consider as gifts for Christmas!!!

Winter Is Coming!

Antiques Classics Treasures & Other Relics Team “Shop Of The Week”, Treasury Contest ! #1
Currier and Ives American Homestead Winter and Autumn Prints.
Ace Pacer Vintage Ace Hardware Wooden Sled
Christmas Ice Skate Decoration vintage white ice skate green boughs red sweater green ribbon rusty snowflake jingle bell door decoration
Women’s Vintage Borgana Borg Deluxe 50s Faux Fur Coat
Vintage Toy Snow Shoes ~ Handmade Snow Shoes ~ Miniature Snow Shoes ~ Miniature Inuit Art
Art Deco Handpainted Soup Tureen in "Amberone" pattern by Pountney & Co Ltd, Bristol, England
70s White Knit Poncho // Vintage Salle Gee Cable Knit Shawl with Fringe, Size: S/M
Vintage Ideal Cocoa Tin
New York Photograph - Ice Skating - Rockefeller Center - New York City - Winter - Christmas - Joy - Snow - Art Print
Set of 5 VINTAGE  WOODEN TOYS -  Old  German children's toy wooden miniatures  / child's nursery room toy / houses, church, tree
Vintage Department 56 Snowbabies "I Can't Find Him"
Art - Christmas Art - Cardinals and Chickadees at Well - Snow Covered Landscape Art - Restored Vintage Art - Restored Art
Mid Century Modern Italian Glass Cup and Saucer Set, Opalvis Saivo
Barclay Antique Lead Female Skier with Skis and Poles
Evergreens of North America...old dictionary page from the 1930's....
Antique Vintage Brooch Victorian Red Stones aurora borealis

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An EXTRA SPECIAL KIND of Treasury - One That REALLY Means Something

Sandy was included in a treasury today. What makes this so special? It was done by a shopper, a customer ---  in the almost three years I've been in here, I've been in ONE.  Of course we love all treasuries, but when a buyer takes the time to make one, AND you are included in it, it says something special!!  Here is is ....

Pumpkin Patch

Quilted Fall Pumpkin Runner 17 1/2 x 40 inches
Orange Pumpkin Earrings - Gifts for Her - Halloween - Thanksgiving - Fall - Under 10
Pumpkin Hat for Baby: 3-6 Months READY To SHIP
15 Chocolate Small Pumpkin Halloween Lollipops Edible Jack O Lantern Halloween Treats Halloween Party Pumpkin Patch Kids School Party
Medium Suede Pumpkin
Cutest Pumpkin In The Patch Girls Embroidered Shirt and Ruffle Pants
Pick of the Patch Dog Collar
Mini Gift Bags, Fall Harvest, Thanksgiving, Favor Bags, Treat Bags, Gift Wrap, Product Supply Bags, Soap Bags, Nut Bags, Pumpkin Patch
October bib-Cutest Pumpkin in the patch halloween bib, fall bib
UNCUT Harvest Pumpkin felt applique embellishment feltie fall hair bow center (4)
vintage halloween greeting card unused with envelope
Linda Bird VEGETABLE PATCH SAMPLER & Towels By The Design Connection - Counted Cross Stitch Pattern Chart
Pumpkin Patch cookies, Fall cookies, fondant icing,
Vintage Halloween Die Cut Decoration with Black Cat Jack O Lantern and Mouse
Pumpkin Headband/Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch/Halloween/First Halloween/Orange Green Headband/Halloween Birthday/CakeSmash/Pageant/PhotoProp
pumpkin girl wreath deco mesh welcome to our patch fall autumn gift home door wall ribbon button bead legs unique

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Blog With Outta This World Things to Look At

A friend of our's, Sylvia, has started her blog.  We invite you to go take a look. She reminds me it's in the beginning stages, but all you have to do is look at her items and you'll become a follower. The blog is  I have been in awe of the things she makes (I'll keep you guessing till you see them) since the first day I found her shop (which happens to be -- and yes click on the name and it will take you to her shop --- hankiechic. )  OH to be so talented!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beautiful Beautiful Treasury from Sandy -- Yup OUR Sandy

This is sooo gorgeous --- and it's complements of Sandy Mickle who is owner of two shops on Etsy --- Craft Stuff Depot and Hugs and Holidays. (Yup, click on the names and you can see her inventory which is outta this world).  It is SOOO beautiful Sandy --- here it is (and if you want to see it up close and personal click on the title):

The Color of Fall

If it LQQKS like Fall.................. Enjoy and love on each shop. When we spread favs over others....others spread favs over us. We all win in social media :)
Primitive Autumn Happy Fall Y'aLL Wood block set  fall autumn pumpkin home seasonal decor thanksgiving personalized gift
Autumn Leaves, Gift Tote Bag, Gift Wrap, Wrapping Paper, Birthday, Goody Bag, Fall Harvest, Seasonal Tote, Nut Bag
Wedding Bouquet, Sola Bouquet, Orange Yellow Fall Bouquet, Bridal Bouquet, Sola flowers, Bouquet, Handmade
Autumn necklace, Thanksgiving necklace, gemstone, chunky, Green, Orange, Copper, multistrand, statement, woven, twisted: Autumn Treasure
Fall/Autumn Heart Ornaments, Thanksgiving, Home Decor, Holiday Celebrations, Fall Decoration, Party Favor, Rustic, Set/8,Halloween, #1
Hand knit socks - Autumn stripe socks - boot socks - perfect gift idea for women - women's socks size 8-10 - hiking socks
Set of 10 Sculpted Shimmer Acorns with Natural Caps in Autumn Colors - made to order
Candy Corn Hair Bow - Halloween Hair Bow - Candy Corn Bow - 3.5" Medium Spike Bow
American Girl Doll Orange N White Rings Wrap Dress
Fall Wreath, Metal Wall Pocket, Autumn Decor,  Floral Wall Arrangement, Peonies
Set of Four Felt Pumpkins, Pumpkin Decoration, Halloween Decor, Thanksgiving Home Decor,Fall Decoration,Autumn Decor,Orange,Orange Pumpkin
Vintage Pyrex Autumn Harvest 2.5 Quart #403
Autumn Striped Cat Sweater - Hand Crocheted with Pumpkin and Brown Colored Yarn
Autumn Layer Cake with Slice (Candy Corn Colors) - Miniature Food - LAST ONE
Pumpkin Patch Plaid Autumn Dog Collar
Pumpkin Thank You Cards for Fall Baby Showers, Autumn Chevron, Bridal, Weddingm, Birthday, Set of 24 folding cards/ Envelopes, FREE Shipping