Monday, December 24, 2012

Special Times

As Christmas approaches I am reflecting on times past with my family and friends. It seems like so many years ago that we use to have about 25 or so family and friends over for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The fun, the laughter, the gifts, the food, omg the food. We all must have gained 10 pounds in 2 days. As Italians we would make big feasts from soup to nuts. You start eating about 1 pm and you don't finish until 11pm on Christmas Day. 

Christmas Eve was at 7:30pm to the wee hours, cause then we would all sit around playing cards, or us kids playing games or possibly fighting :). It seems I am just about the only one left in this family of that era, yes we have our own kids and grandchildren but its different and its not the same. Everyone is either living in another state or they are busy with their own lives. No more gatherings, sitting around talking and laughing.

 So I now celebrate with a family from church since we became very good friends. They adopted us and we adopted them. We have mostly every holiday together and though we are much smaller about 13, we now share special times with them. This era or generation is so different from when I was growing up, you always spent the holidays with your family, and you never would be on an iPhone, laptop or whatever else these kids (and adults) have. 

Today you sit down to eat and the kids are texting and ignoring the conversation. It is a sad generation not to know or share with the family. But on a brighter note, I love my friends and their kids as well as they love ours.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Little Trees

This is the day we blog about another person's item on ESN and I chose Wolfie who just happens to have this cute and adorable Diaper Bag with Trees 

* Heavy cloth bag in light blue with embossed Pooh decor
* Outside side pocket with Velcro closure
* Zipper top
* 2 side mesh bottle pocketsto
* Wipe clean vinyl interior
* Adjustable nylon shoulder strap

Approx: 9 x 9 1/2 x 4

New with tags

Check out her other goodies here at Eccentric Thrifter 

Winnie the Pooh Diaper Bag Blue  Disney Baby Tags

Monday, December 17, 2012

Avon Christmas Trees

This weeks Scavenger Hunt is about Trees and I thought I would post about my Avon Christmas Plate from Katzzs Kloset with all the lovely Christmas Trees on it. I always loved real Christmas trees, the pine smell and how awesome they looked with all their fancy decorations. Christmas has more meaning for me than ever before since it was about the time that Jesus Christ was born.

The tree is part of God's creation, and that He made so many different species just blows my mind. The colors of the fir tress are so beautiful and each tree is unique. I have one fir tree in the front of my home and it is finally growing big. Its 8 years old now as we planted it when it was just a little fir-ling :). Next year it should be able to withstand some Christmas decorations.

Avon Christmas Collector�s Plate by Enoch Wedgwood England First Edition Vintage 1973

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sleepy Time Pajamas

Continuing with this weeks theme from ESN Is American Doll 18" Plaid Pj's from Nancey's Doll Closet Store. Now this is a sweet pair of pajamas's for your cute American Doll for your little girl at bedtime. It is done in a pink, white and black plaid with a pink plaid heart on a black top. Also makes for a cute stocking stuffer.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Well today's Scavenger Hunt is called Sleepy-time and who doesn't like their sleep. Sleep is refreshing to our bodies and helps in healing us. Without sleep we are irritable and get stressed out which causes us ailments. So I would say take comfort in sleep and go to bed early and wake up refreshed as the new day. Hard though isn't it.

Well here at Cutsie Kids I have some sleepy-time onsies for your baby or even doll. They are great also to wear as day outfits in the home or even outside.
I do have three so be sure to check them out.

Gerber Blue
Gerber Orange
Gerber Brown

They are mostly for baby boys because of the cars & trucks.
Do stop by and check out what else I have for sale.

Newborn Onesies Tee Shirt Gerber Baby Boy Pre-owned Brown One Truck Size 5-8 lbs 

Newborn Gerber Baby Boy Onesies Tee Shirt Pre-owned Orange w/ Two Trucks Size 5-8 lbs
Gerber Newborn Baby Boy Onsies Tee Shirt Pre-owned Blue w/ Truck Size 5-8 lbs

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Aftermath

Still with the same theme this Friday from the Scavenger Hunt titled Thanksgiving. Now that its over it was a blessed day being with family and friends. We celebrated with friends which we call our family. All our kids are all over the country so we enjoy our friends who adopted us and we adopted them. Its a great feeling knowing that even though your kids and families are elsewhere you still have someone to celebrate with.

So in going with the theme I choose this sweet little Precious Moments Figurine who is worshiping the Lord, and its because we are so thankful for receiving us as His little children. I love these sweet figurines as they are so refreshing, so stop by Le Petit Marché and check out what else she has to offer.

Precious Moments - Worship the Lord - 1985

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is just a few days off and I must say I have so many things to be thankful for. There is not enough hours in the day to list them all. I will list the most important one for me is God in my life. I am so thankful He saved me and my husband and most of our kids, some are still on the wide path but we know that in the end they will receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And yes I am thankful for my husband, children and grand-kids  but I must stop here cause I can go on and on. Just living another day is much to be thankful for.

This week for our Scavenger Hunt theme is "Thanksgiving" and to add to the blessings of the day I have this set of cute Bears (Pilgrims) salt and pepper shakers. You can find them and more cuteable stuff at my Katzzs Kloset Store.

I want to wish all a very blessed day, giving thanks and celebrating this wonderful day with your families and friends. Now save me some leftovers, cause where I go for Thanksgiving we are many adults and mucho kids, so there isn't any leftovers. Lol.

Enesco Thanksgiving Pilgrim Bears Salt and Pepper Shakers Holidays 1997

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

No Arrows Here!

A little late in my Scavenger Hunt, but here I am. The theme is an Arrow. Now I have nothing that depicts an arrow but I do have a lovely Indian girl doll head. Now she is sweet and does not play with arrows like her brothers would. She is for crafting an air freshener cover for all you who like to make crafts. Great for stocking stuffer as well. You can find her here.

Native American Indian Doll Head

Of course I do have other great collectibles so please browse and if you have questions just contact me! 

Native American Indian Doll Head Air Freshener 1992 Fibre Craft 53/4 inches New in Package

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sirocco's Clowns

A continuation of Clowns on our Scavenger Hunt on ESN whom I happened to choose Sirocco's Curios with his vintage pair of Avon  Pierrette Mime Clowns Cologne Perfume Bottles. If you are a collector of clowns and bottles well then these are just for you. 

There is no clowning around here folks, just a great seller to do business with. He will answer all your questions, so feel free to browse his store and see what else he has for all you wonderful collectors.

Avon Vintage Pierrette Mime Clowns Cologne Perfume Bottles

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Clowning Around

Today is Scavenger Hunt Monday, yes I am a day late and possibly a dollar short :-). Now the hunt is on for the clowns. I have a few of them and I really don't like clowns. They always scared me and I never thought they were funny. I think the only clown I admired was Emmit Kelly. His face was always sad and I could relate to that, cause I was always a serious child with a few smiles when I was growing up.
Okay enough of that, onto the clowning around, now that I always did, clowned around on friends and family, and yes I still do!

I have in my shop Katzzs Kloset two clowns, one is smiling and the other is so scarey, and I am not sure why I bought that one, possibly cause its a Lefton Clown and bought because of the name and that it is vintage. Of course I will never do that again :-)

No I am not putting that scarey clown on here, just the smiley one!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Twinkle Lights

So today is the day of our Scavenger Hunt on ESN for something to do with Twinkle. I decided to pick from my Katzzs Kloset Store a set of Christmas Musical Lights that twinkle when lit. 

They are of course vintage and in good working condition with a nice musical sound. They have a total of 40 red bells on it and comes with a control box! You can find them here at Twinkle Lights

Christmas Musical Light-Up 40 Red Bell Lights Vintage Holiday Decorations     Christmas Musical Light-Up 40 Red Bell Lights Vintage Holiday Decorations

Friday, October 19, 2012

Embroidery Lines

Todays theme on the ESN Scavenger Hunt is all about lines. Lines come in many shapes and forms. I decided that the embroidery lines on this lovely hoody shows the artwork of its designs with script lines. You can this beauty at Embroidery Fashions Boutique and this hoody here!

Medium Happy Thanksgiving Hoodie custom embroidered Thanksgiving hoodie

Saturday, October 6, 2012

From Dots to Diamonds

Well a little late but here be I doing our Friday's scavenger hunt scene at ESN. I am featuring Eccentric Thrifter with her Faux Diamond Watch. I thought "Hey why not!".
Of course her dots are done in faux rhinestones and not the real thing, but just as beautiful. This baby features:
  • 1.25 inches wide gold-tone articulated stretch band
  •  Large 1.25 inch dial face with large numbers and second hand
  •  Watch face surrounded by faux diamonds.
  •  Stainless steel back
  •  Seiko-Japan quartz movement
And a brand new battery to boot!

Ladies EKO Gold-tone Bracelet Wrist Watch

So stop by and see what is happening at our Scavenger Hunt, come and join and be part of the fun!

Monday, October 1, 2012


Okay now here at ESN we are on the lookout for dots. Well here ya go and such little dots. This is a Red Vintage Hostess Apron done in red and with white polka dots and just in time for the Christmas holiday. You will look dashing in this and will get raving reviews.Dots do come in many sizes and these just happen to be small ones! Love the high waistband, very flattering to the figure!

Red Vintage Hostess Apron w/ Raised White Polka Dots Floral Trim

Come and visit my store Retro Glitz and see what I am offering there. Jewlery, purses and more!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Color My Autmen World

Well this is last day of the week to talk about colors on ESN. I choose  Le Petit March's Store for this weeks theme.  Now this is so colorful and lovely with the warm colors of Autumn and done in a silk and polyester fabric which gives it a nice sheen. Fall is here and what better statement then to have this darling blouse for this time of year. The colors are favorites, reds, greens, and orange. So stop by her place and check it out!
Cold Water Creek Plaid Top

Coldwater Creek Plaid Top - Size PS

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Color My World with Barbie

Today's Scavenger Hunt is about Color my World. When Barbie was created I was a little too old for her so I never had a chance to dress or play with her and her many colorful clothing. I still don't have a Barbie Doll but I do collect her on Pinterest where there are so many colorful Barbies with all different color hairstyles and fashionable clothing from the 1950's to now.

So I get to keep her on my pinterest board and have some Barbie collectibles in my stores. I am displaying today Barbie Doll Hallmark Greeting Cards  in a few of her colorful and fashionable outfits.

Barbie Doll Hallmark Nostalgic Greeting Card Collection Dated 2003

You can find her here at Twice Over Books N More store!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Books Books & More Books

So our Scavenger Hunt for this week is books and do I have a lot of them.I love to read, I have been reading since before school, of course they were picture books at that time, but it gave me a love for reading books. At one time I use to read a lot of romance, history and mystery, now I read the Bible and Christian books which has romance, history and mystery within.

I do sell books which are  mainly crafts, cookbooks, kids books and some non-fiction books. Come and visit me at Twice Around Books N More and see what I have! If you don't see just ask, I might have it in storage as I have tons of books to list yet.

A Better Way to Bake from Mott's Apple Sauce is a good cookbook and you can find it right here!

Motts Apple Sauce A Better Way To Bake Low Fat Recipes Cookbook 1995 Illustrated

Monday, September 10, 2012

For The Love of Fruit

Today' Scavenger Hunt theme is fruit. Now this fruit is not edible but oh so pretty. Fill your beautiful bowl with this collection of Glass Fruit and set it on a table for dinner parties or buffets, and of course would look lovely spaced around in the curio cabinet or hutch. The colors are bright and the glass is smooth. For more glass collectibles come and visit me at Vintage Rose Collectibles

Hand Blown Decorative Art Glass Colorful Mini Vegetables Lot5 Veggies

Friday, September 7, 2012

Playing Games on Labor Day

It is the end of the week and on our Scavenger Hunt we are to show something that is related to Labor Day, can't figure that one out, some folks have to work on Labor Day. So in my quest of seeking and searching why not add a game like this gorgeous Chess Set from my friend Barbs Bargains.

She has this neat chess game for all you folks who know how to play it. I never acquired that skill :), this will make an interesting gift for that special someone for the up coming holidays. Go take a look at this beauty and see for yourself!

Deluxe Civil War Chess Set

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day Drive

Yep you guessed it. This week's Scavenger Hunt is for Labor Day and I found the perfect theme for me. I am gonna get in my sporting race car and leave town and maybe never come back. Well not really as I can't go too far in this. But it was a great dream and I am sharing it with you. This  is a great collectible item for the race car collector, he/she can save their money to buy tickets for the next race. What a great gift as it comes with it's original box too!
Bill Elliott Thunderbat Car Bank

Bill Elliott Thunderbat #94 McDonalds 1:24 Diecast Stock Car Replica Piggy Bank with Key 1995 in Box

Friday, August 31, 2012

Bridesmaid Wedding Party Dress

Well here it is Friday again and our theme for today on our Scavenger Hunt has to do with weddings. I decide to go with Nancy's American Girl Doll as she has a stunning bridesmaid, Doll Party Dress which is in a lovely shade of pink, done in satin with lace. Check out her other Doll Clothes and enjoy your visit there.



Monday, August 27, 2012

Vintage Wedding

This weeks Scavenger Hunt at ESN is all about weddings and this is my contribution by showing you a vintage wedding dress pattern.
What better way to have a vintage wedding then to make your own bridal gown and bridesmaids gowns. Here is a vintage pattern to make that one-of-a-kind gown.

Simplicity Pattern 7449 Wedding Dress or Bridesmaid Dress in Two Lengths Misses Size 12 Vintage 1967

Simplicity Sewing Pattern 7449 Wedding Dress or Bridesmaid Dress in Two Lengths Misses Size 12 Vintage 1967
Why not make your own wedding dress in a vintage sewing pattern by Simplicity. The collarless A-line dress with princess seaming has high round neckline. V. 1, 2 & 3 are ankle-length. V. 4 & 5 are regular-length. V. 1 & 4 with back loop and button closing have long bell-shaped set-in sleeves made of lace. V. 1 7 3 have self fabric tie belt worn above normal waistline. V. 2, 3 & 5 have back zipper closing. V. 2 & 5 have short set-in sleeves and lace edging trim. V. 3 is sleeveless.

You can find this here at my store Out Of The Attic 2u and there are other gowns for the Mother of the Bride so come and visit and see what you can find here at Out Of The Attic 2u

Simplicity 8224 Vintage Misses Edwardian Styled Dress Pattern Jessica McClintock Size 16 Dated 1987

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Putting On The Smile

Our theme for Friday at Ecrater Stores Network featuring Le Petit Marche. I find that this is a special time of the year as you celebrate the season with friends & loved ones. Its a time of giving and sharing. Now as I was meandering around I spotted these funny looking snowmen salt & pepper shakers which brings smiles to my face as I remembered as a young girl making snowmen.

Of course today "No Way" but if your looking for a smile wander on over and get yourself a smile, there are many to choose from. Of course come and stop by ESN for other merchants displays and join in the fun.

Snowmen Salt & Pepper Shakers

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Makes You Smile

What makes me smile is the sun shining in my face. But in answer to this week's Scavenger Hunt at ESN I have a few items that really make me smile. Now look at the smile on this face, doesn't it make you want to smile too? Snowman Piggy Bank Just think in a few months it will be like that here in PA, boy am I looking forward to that! (as she sneers as she says this). He is really sweet, made in Japan and vintage. He would look great as a decoration for the holidays as a centerpiece on any shelf, table or dresser. Stop by my store Katzzs Kloset and see what else there is that will make you smile.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dining with ESN

Yep it's Friday and its time to play Scavenger Hunt. I am hunting down something to go with dining and I found this fabulous loaf pan, well its actually glass and very lovely at that. 

You can find this lovely Fire King 1 quart loaf pan done in the Gay  Fads Fruit pattern. It is also at a very good price too! So go and visit Sirocco's Curios and see what else will tickle your palette! 

Fire King 1 Quart Loaf Pan with the Gay Fad Fruits Pattern

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tea For Two

This weeks ESN"S Scavenger Hunt it's all about what goes with dining. Now you can have dinners, luncheons and Holiday dinners and use a special dining set or an everyday dinner set. Having an intimate tea party with a close friend to share and discuss past times when growing up is always good for fun times.

Using a vintage 3 piece set of fine China by Royal Court in the Du Barry pattern with its delicate roses and so feminine and girly look in rose and pinks and consists of a cup, saucer & scone or cucumber sandwich plates makes for a good time with each other. This also makes a great gift to give to that special friend who is always there for you.

Royal Court Pattern Du Barry 2-3pc Sets Fine China Japan Pink Roses Design Made in Japan   Royal Court Pattern Du Barry 2-3pc Sets Fine China Japan Pink Roses Design Made in Japan

So stop by my store Bamboo Hutch and check out what I have and enjoy yourself by browsing around, you never know what you may find.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Crafts-Crafts & More Crafts

Well it's that time again for the Scavenger Hunt down at ESN where there are plenty of ecrater stores to choose for your shopping needs. This is a fun hunt as you get to do your own store, now I like that but comes Friday and then you do someone's else store.
Today its all about crafts, now my Out Of The Attic 2u store has plenty of sewing patterns so I will add just one and the rest you can stop by and visit me.

Penguin Costumes for the whole family. Can be used for plays, theaters and the October holiday

Simplicity Halloween Penguin Costume Pattern 0696 XS to XL Dated 2008

Cute isn't it? Fits all sizes!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Men's Pants & More!

Well I found the perfect item to go along with men';s pants for our weekly scavenger hunt on ESN. It is   this fabulous men's Trench Coat     by Newport Harbor and featured at 
Newport Harbor Career Apparel Trench Coat - Size 40L

Le Petit Marche's store at ecrater . Stop by her store and see all the collectibles and jewlry  plus more. You can tell her Barbara from Katzzs Kloset sent you.

Also why not stop by and visit us here at ESN all you sellers from ecrater and check us out. We only promote ecrater stores, have fun, and do our best to help one another!
And of course if there are any buyers out there we have plenty of collectibles for you to check out!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sipping A Cool Beverage in My MUUMUU

Today's scavenger hunt is a little off the path for me, but its close enough to serve its purpose. While sipping your cool lemonade on the beach in Hawaii, why not wear this delightful MUUMUU from Eccentric Thrifter. You will not only be refreshed in drinking your lemonade but you will be quite cool in your new muumuu.

Find me here

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cool & Refreshing Drink

This week's theme is for a cool and refreshing drink. So here is my set of juice glasses, whether you like tomato juice, orange juice or even grapefruit juice, these are a great vintage glass set of 4 from the Federal Glass CO. Bright in enameled colors of red, yellow and green all in excellent condition. 

Now I do not know what the actual veggies are but whatever you call them these glasses makes a great set for your table.You can find them at my store Vintage Rose Collectibles where there are many vintage items to choose from!

Federal Glass Co Beverage Water Glasses 8oz Lot4 Vintage Juice Tumblers

Friday, July 13, 2012

Splish Splash Again

Well its posting Friday & the theme is still "Splish Splash I Was Taking A Bath". I decided to add Wolf'es Eccentric Thrifter as my pick for the week, there is always something at her store. Stop in and check her out, you never know whatcha goin to find!.

You can find this SOAP ON A ROPE made with her little ole sweet hands right here!
Soap On A Rope

Tell her katzzs sent ya!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Splish Splash I was Taking A Bath

I had a hard time finding something to blog about "Splish splash I was taking a bath" since I really have nothing to offer for the bath.

So Nancy from Nancy's Doll Closet made this suggestion to me "You have a Hummel with a duck" and by golly I sure do so this is for our theme this Monday, yep a day late but still here!

You can find this charming Hot Plate which you can also put on a stand to use a a picture with your charming little Hummels

MJ Hummel Plaque Goebel West Germany Ricolor-Pictura Hot Plate

MJ Hummel Vintage Plaque Goebel West Germany Ricolor-Pictura Hot Plate �Be Patient�
Also visit my Katzzs Kloset for those wild and funny piggy banks of all different shapes and sizes. Do come and join us here at Ecrater Stores Network if you have an ecrater store! Lots of fun and make new friends.

Friday, July 6, 2012

In The Heat

Now here is a great item to beat the heat when taking your little girl outside. It will protect her head and face from the hot rays of the sun and give you some peace of mind that she at least won't burn. 

So I found this cute little sun-bonnet on Hazel's Hodgepodge store at ecrater for our Scavenger Hunt at Ecrater Stores Network where you can find yourself with all the great stores all in one place, no gas mileage here, its an One Stop Shopping experience without the rush-hour and achy feet.

Stop by Hazel's Store for more versions of this cute sun bonnet and don't forget to visit us all here at ESN

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hot Summer Lady Bug

Our theme for this week's Scavenger Hunt is "Hot Weather" and I must say for the past few days we were having just that. Hot-Hot-Hot!

This is great for your sweet little girl in the hot summertime. A cute little Lady Bug outfit where you can find at my Cutsie Kids ecrater store.

Little Bitty Girl's Seersucker Lady Bug Outfit Size 24 Months 3 piece set which includes Hat,Dress & rompers
Size: 24 months
Red and White seersucker

 The actual link for the Lady Bug Outfit is

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nancy Pew White Poodle Dog

This week's Scavenger hunt is about puppies so here is my story & I am sticking to it!

Now the only dogs I own are the kind that just sit there and obey my every command. They don't move, eat or drink and make nastily in the house. They sit and look absolutely beautiful on a shelf, in the corner of the room on the floor or wear ever you like them.
I would love to own a pup but the hubby doesn't want to deal with them jumping on the bed and all that little pups and big dogs do. So I settled for second best. Doggies made of glass, ceramics, stuffed and paper dogs.

You can find this cute pup here
I do sell some dogs which you can find at my ecrater store Katzzs Kloset
This cute little Poodle is from the Nancy Pew collections. Just look at her sweet little face! Cute huh?
She also serves as a planter or you can put your beauty brushes (make-up) or eye brow pencils and use her in the powder room or dressing table.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summertime! Will We Have One?

Yes I know its not officially summer yet but the way things are going here in PA I am not sure we are going to have one, well not a very hot one. Our days and nights so far have been cool which is a good thing and the sun is shining which is a good thing in this state where I live. Up in the mountains the sun shines about 180 days a year and believe me it is so true.

We did have a great winter, not much snow or ice (thank you God) but it was cold. I am hoping for some warm sunny weather to brighten my days now that I am not working anymore and I can actually see the sun and look outside for a change. The past year and a half I did not see anything being inside a huge warehouse and had no life. Well for now I will have a life and one of rest and of course working on my websites. I have so much to add to each of them. Yes I have a few but that's me I like the challenge.

I will be adding many new vintage collectibles to my stores and especially woman's fashions. I got hooked on vintage clothing and love them all, the clothes, the shoes, the handbags and even the costume jewelry. So look out for all my new old stuff coming in the future days, weeks and months.
My new stores for clothes are;
Out Of The Attic 2u
Retro Glitz

The ruby plaza store will be ending at the end of December 2012. They decided not to keep the Ruby Plaza stores anymore which is a shame as I really liked it there, so I will be moving all my fashions and accessories over to Retro Glitz by the end of Nov or the middle of Dec, not sure yet.
Well that's all she wrote for now more to come shortly!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pinterest I love You

I just love Pinterest I have become addicted to it in a good way. I see things I like and add them to my many boards. My goal is to add many websites besides my own so that all have a chance to be seen and hopefully there will be many new sales and new friends for us all.

I have said it so many times that the Internet is a big place and there is enough room for everyone no matter what type of product they sell. I believe there is enough competition for all of us to keep us on our toes and to put up the best product, the best story, the best pictures. If I don't have it then you do and that is what it is all about.

I know I have more to add but time is short tonight and I have a very busy week ahead of me. So I will end this with "Today is almost finished, tomorrow starts a new and fresh day. rejoice in it and be glad that you have risen to it!"