Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

Vintage 1960's Lane Mid Century Modern Credenza, Dining Room Furniture

I have a friend who is a real estate agent who I have been helping for years.  She was staging a house and wanted help finding vintage furniture and asked me to come with her to the thrift stores and said I could also do some shopping for my vintage Etsy shop.

The first saturday we went out was an adventure.  She had thought we'd be finished in the morning, but, as the plans changed, we worked all day until about 11 pm.

We ended up going back to one thrift store twice and both times I found some really nice things.  Right as I was leaving the 2nd time I saw this beautiful credenza they had just put out.  I snatched it right up for the great price!

  We actually had to come back a 3rd time to load it up into the pick-up truck. And bringing it home and getting it into my place was another experience.

Once we eventually got back to my place I had to get the neighbor to help me get it into my front yard.  Where it sat for a couple days, rain-free luckily, until I got pics taken and maneuvered into my home myself.

It is not in perfect condition. It shows some use on the outside.  But it is still in great condition, priced low to sell, and waiting for that perfect buyer.

Vintage Paragon China Tea Cups

Even when I first opened my vintage Etsy shop I knew that women loved vintage tea cups.  I had mostly Limoges tea cups listed then. But I appreciated beautiful vintage tea cups and vintage china.  I thought they were like works of art.

As I had my vintage Etsy shop I became more active in buying them and selling them. Especially after a friendship with another vintage seller on Etsy.

Even as I started selling more of them I was not sure that people would pay good money for a tea cup.  But I remember my first tea cup sale for a good price.  It was a pink and gold English tea cup from the '40's-50's.  From then on I was into them..

And I have come to have an special appreciate for Paragon tea cups.  I think they have some of the most beautiful.  I love their colors and their color combinations.

I have been lucky to acquire some beautiful ones for my vintage Etsy shop:

I have been very lucky to sell some beautiful ones, too:

My vintage Etsy shop has been growing every year.  And I can contribute some of that growth to my sales of beautiful bone china tea cups.  Of which Paragon has been an important part.

I am looking forward to the coming months and the tea cups I can acquire and provide for others who love and appreciate them.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Most Overused Word in the English Language


It hurts me to even type that.

"I'm passionate", "Your passion".  "My passion". "Your passionate". Blah Blah Blah.

I won't use that word.

It used to be called "Doing what you love".

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chem Trails Over Pittsburgh, PA Yesterday Morning

I walked out of my house about 7am to take out the garbage and right up the alley in front of my house in the sky I could see the trails crossing and dispersing:

I walked to my gate and looked to the right and could see them crossing the sky:


Monday, September 8, 2014

It was a Beautiful, Sunny September Day in the Mexican War Streets in Western PA

I  went out onto my porch this morning and loved it!  It was a clear, blue sky, low humdity and cool comfortable temps.  I kept going out onto my porch and into my front yard just to take it in and enjoy it.

About 1pm I took a few pics from my front porch directly in front of my home:

It has been a fairly productive day.

I got some pics taken in the morning, in the perfect sunny lighting in the back of my house where I take my pics.  Most of which I think turned out pretty good:

I went to the laundromat and got 2 loads of laundry done, but I accidentaly put 2 tank tops in with white clothes and washed them in hot water. Now they are probably too small to wear.

After I put the laundry in I walked down to the thrift store and think I did great!  I got a large Marwal statue, a P. Buckley Moss print, a Wheelilng Pottery bowl from the 1800's, some egg shell porcelain tea cups, a t shirt for myself and a couple other things.

I also saw Angelo.  He came in as  I was browsing the shelves.  Lucky for me.  He might have picked up a few of those things.  He has good taste and some knowledge and appreciation for vintage & antique things.

I got one package shipped.

Now it is time for some yard work?  Then some Bear Grills?  Maybe some Antiques Roadshow?  That show is boring for me.   I guess I am not in my true calling. Or I'd have more interest in it. Plus, so many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind.  Things I'll never see or have or get a chance at.

Oh well.

I will see what else I can get done this evening and tonight.  Maybe some organizing.

Friday, September 5, 2014

A 444

Before I went to bed I posted on my Etsy Shop Views blog about not selling much.

I woke up to a sale.

And then here later I checked my gmail account and saw that the sale was at 4:44.

Still tithe only. And do everything myself.

Monday, September 1, 2014

A 4:44

I had just woken up and was laying there for a minute or so when I decided to check the time on my watch.

I touched the light on it and the time was 4:44.