Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another Whatsit

Any one know for sure what this is?  I'm thinking it's a noodle cutter but do not know for sure.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Another Zibbet Update

I want to point out that in my original post I said with the premium account on Zibbet, you can list up to 100 items for $9.95 a month. This is incorrect! With the premium account, listings are unlimited! Plus, you can customize your shop with the premium account.  Remember, there's No listing fees and No ending fees!

Lots to think about, if you are thinking about opening a new shop!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zibbet Update!

Visit Zibbet's Community

I wish I could report I had a sale, but I haven't.  I do want to report that the views are great!  I've had more views in the two days I've been open than I get in a week at Etsy.

I would highly recommend the site to anyone.  Even if it's the free part of it.  Give it a try!

I added a few more items today.  Now up to 30 items there.  Stop by and tell me what you think!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Took the Plunge!

I've opened a new shop on Zibbet. You can view it at

I went with the free edition for now to see how things go, maybe after Christmas, I'll upgrade.

For the free edition, you can put 50 items in your shop, no ads, no fees and you can have up to 4 photos. The upgrade costs $9.95 a month, you can put 100 items in your shop, no ads, no fees and more photos plus some more extras.

I like the look of it and the ease of listing. It's set up very much like Etsy, so if you list on Etsy, you can list on Zibbet. Did I mention, NO FEES!

For now, I removed some of my listings from Etsy to put on Zibbet. If things work out, I'll start listing new items there.  On Zibbet, you can import/export items so it's very easy and quick to set up shop!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day Four of Vacation - Final day

Oh my goodness, today was more beautiful than yesterday and I just couldn't image it would be!

It was 20 degrees warmer this morning when I left, so I didn't even need my Winter jacket!  As I warmed up the car this morning, I looked at the sky and it was so clear blue with streaks of red from the morning sunrise and there was a hot air balloon rising up!  Doesn't get much better than that!

I went to the flea market and was able to find a new button dealer!  No, she wasn't selling new buttons but she was a new vendor to me.  I spent a lot of time rooting through her buttons and she went to her van and got more!  I walked away with a baggie full.  Stayed tuned to to see some them listed.  Some are keepers.  :o)  

The only other thing I found was a great salad bowl with two matching bowls by FireKing.  They are white and have the BC Comics on the sides, I just couldn't resist! 

Funny how things work.  I had seen two of the small bowls yesterday and while sitting in my hotel room last night, got to thinking about them and wish I had looked into them further.  I picked one up, wasn't priced, so I put it down.  Now I wish I had followed through on them and purchased them.

I went back to one place to see if it was where I saw them.  It wasn't, so I didn't feel like retracing my tracks from yesterday!

Quite frankly, I had enough antique shopping now!  This trip has just flown by, so I thought I'd call it a short day and veg in the hotel.  I left the flea market and took a drive to see if I could find some craft shops.  I did find them, but they didn't have what I wanted.  I stopped for lunch, homemade pork BBQ and picked up something to eat for dinner.  In my mind, if I just sit here, time will slow down! 

*Sigh*  Tomorrow I leave for home.  I'm all ready thinking about how to lug my giant PBN down to the car.   I repacked my trunk and put the back seats down, so I'm partially ready.  But I'm not ready to go home, wish I could stay a few more days!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day Three of Vacation!

I started out the day at a flea market that is outside and under trees!  It was freezing cold!  Good thing I packed a winter jacket and gloves!

Here's where I was:  It's a really neat place to go.  And this is the best time of year to go!  There's a lot of vendors that set up all summer long and just leave their items there from week to week.  Next week is the last week of the season, so you can items at rock bottom prices because they don't want to pack them up to take home for the Winter!  First place I stopped, was having 75% off everything.  I got a harvest gold rotary dial princess phone, a Paint by Number metal napkin holder, pair of salt & pepper shakers, a white vase with black splatter and a Mink stick pin (and I can't think of what else) for only $25 total!  Also, picked up some buttons and more sheet music at another place.

To give you a little bit of an idea where I am, here's another link:  There's antique shop after antique shop right after each other!  After the flea market, I started at one end of the highway and just worked my way back towards the hotel, stopping on one side of the road only today!

I did get some more Paint by Numbers today.  One is the smallest size they ever made, so now I have the largest one ever made and the smallest one ever made. 

Sorry, no photos again today, so you'll have to wait until I get home to see what all I got!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day Two of Vacation

Day two of my vacation and it's going way too fast.

When the sun finally came up this morning, it proved to be worth the wait!  It was just a beautiful day and what a great time to be in Amish country!  The fields are just beautiful and there's pumpkin patch after pumpkin patch!  The sky was so blue and it was perfect temperature wise.  There was a 4 mule team plowing a field, awesome to see and some horse and buggies out getting the families to the grocery stores, even the horses had extra spring in their steps today.  The leaves are changing to such amazing colors and are right in line with all the beautiful mums that are in full bloom.  Anyone that doesn't appreciate all the wonders of nature, needs to check their pulse!

My first stop of the day was Green Dragon Farmer's Market.  As I pulled into one part of the parking lot, I noticed coming in the other direction this huge farm wagon filled with Fall decorations like mums and pumpkins.  It was being drawn by horses!  Very cool to see.  I forget where I am some times, there's a local Walmart with horse and buggy parking!  On the outer edge of the market, farmers bring in loads of hay and then they are auctioned off to people who need it. 

The indoor buildings are open all year round.  There's a lot of butchers with smoked meats, local produce and homemade baked goods.  I come to this market each trip for one purpose only, to see Janet and visit her antique booth!  She's an amazing lady.  Well into her 80's, she still attends auctions each week to purchase items for her booth.  She has a wonderful knack of finding great, unusual items and she likes to pass along savings to those who visit her booth.  Don't even think about asking her for a discount!  Nope, not going to happen, she'll tell you her prices are all ready low enough!  LOL!  She told me today she's not sure how long she will continue doing this, she has to leave in the dark in the morning and go home in the dark at night and she has a 25 mile drive.  I do understand where she is coming from, but I sure hope she'll still be there next year!

I stayed with Janet a lot longer than I usually do.  We had fun going through her items and some things we were unable to identify, but it was fun trying!  She kept saying, I have no idea what it is or why I bought it, I'm just hoping someone will tell me what it is!  We did come up with a few items that I could help but not all of them.  One item I couldn't resist for her price was a glass double egg cup looking thing.  I said this is way too large for an egg cup, what do you think?  She thinks it might be a massive master double salt.  I will do research on this later!  I spent way too much time and money in her booth but am pleased with what I walked away carrying!  I had to go buy a shopping bag.  I have 3 reusable bags in my car but always forget to take them with me!  Anyway, I got some more souvenir glass, one dated from the 1800's, so I'm anxious to do research on my finds!
 The second antique booth has some interesting items that I couldn't pass up!  Across from her is her husband that had, guess what?  No, not a paint by number but I was able to wrangle out a box of sheet music from him!  Now I must leave, seriously, I couldn't carry everything to my car!  I had no choice but to stop and buy another shopping bag!
I found a few new places to stop and stopped at more places than I had planned to.  Picked up some vintage paper tablets that I will make some paper beads out of, some rolls of paper (don't ask) and a few other items here and there.  Sorry I don't have any photos to share with you but that will have to wait until I get home and unpacked!  WAY too many items to list today.

On my final stop of the day, what did I spy?  Now you are correct, but it's not your ordinary paint by number!  I found a metal tray with PBN pheasants on it!  I can hang it on the wall with the giant PBN from yesterday!

Oh, I must tell Country this because I thought of her when I saw it.  I purchased an old primitive noodle cutter!  At least, that's what I think it is!  It's some type of cutter that rolls.  LOL!

Until tomorrow!  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vacation - Day 1

I'm on one of my weekend antique sprees!  A MUCH needed break, if I must say so myself.

I love staying in hotels.  Is that weird?  I love turning on all the lights and not giving it another thought!  Or taking very long hot showers!  Not having to get up and down to let a dog out or in. 

I treated myself to a suite this time and am really in love this time!  It's huge!  Has a sofa, kitchen nook, table and chairs to sit and eat.  I may never leave.

Didn't find too much today.  A few craft items and that was about it until I decided to stop at a church run thrift shop.  I had been to this one only one time and wasn't that thrilled with the prices so I debated as to whether or not to stop this trip.  I finally decided I may as well stop.  When I pulled into the parking lot, a gentleman was getting out of his car and I noticed his lights were on.  I thought, they are probably the type that shut themselves off after a few seconds, so I noted what the man looked like and watched his car.  When they didn't go off, I went into the shop and hunted him down.  I told him his lights were on and he looked at me like I was crazy!  He says to ME, why would I turn my lights on?  Well, okay then.  I said I don't know but they are on.  I guess that was my good deed for the day and I was rewarded for it. 

I turned around to go back to the front and start shopping when this huge picture grabbed my eye.  Yep, you guessed it, a huge paint by number!  Larger than I have ever seen before!  I scanned for a price and saw one.  I thought, does that say $100.00?  Oh, they will probably get that for it, too.  I moved closer and looked again, the price was only $10.00!!!!!!  Move out of my way, this puppy is MINE! 

It is so large, especially the frame on it, that I couldn't walk with it unless I took a step, moved the picture, took another step, moved the picture etc.  I was laughing at myself and wondering if I could get this into my car.  I don't care, it's mine. 

I left it at the register while I shopped around but nothing else was mine.  There was two men sitting on a bench waiting for their ladies and they had comments for me, I don't care, it's MINE!  Now, let's get it out to the car.  This time, I tucked it up under my armpits and off I went.  I had to go down some steps and the darn thing is hitting each step as I went down.  I don't care, it's MINE!

Get it out to the car, open the trunk and I'm thinking, I think I can, I think I can.  Well, I can't, it came up a few inches too short.  Well, just fold down the back seats and I'm in great shape.  I could NOT figure out how to get them to go down and the whole time I'm thinking, those men are in that shop, placing bets that I wouldn't get this in my car.  So, I took it out of the trunk and carefully placed in my back seat, so there, you two old men that didn't think I could do it!

I needed the luggage cart to get it into my hotel room.  And now for the the moment you are all waiting for!  I found this photo of it online (at the PBN museum):
It's called Indian Summer and is 27 x 36 unframed.
Taken from the catalog:
Hidden away deep in the woods a cabin watches Indian Summer . . . nature in her most lavish mood spreads the colors from her pallete with gay abandon.

This is a 90 color oil painting done on canvas!  
More research found this:
Woohoo!!!!  How cool is that?  Made my day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blog Giveaway!

ACollectiveJournal is having a giveaway in celebration of reaching 100 followers!  Stop by and join the fun!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Friday, October 8, 2010


Sometimes I just wonder why. This is one of those times:
I found a bag of erasers and just had to have them! There's 45 erasers there.

It's funny how things work. I found all the following items today in three different shops!

Plastic wall plaque.

Two plastic wall pockets by Burwood.

Bear wall pocket by Burwood.

Mug with nose that sticks out! I had a dish that matched this earlier and was happy to find the mug!

There was this plastic bag with these Christmas items inside it.

I think it was compressed because as I started pulling things out of the bag, they just kept coming and coming!

There's 78 handmade Christmas ornaments!

This was something fun to find.
I wasn't sure what it was! It looked like a bread box from afar, when I got closer, I saw it was metal. It's very heavy and very cool!

It's a roll top file cabinet!

Even the label is cool!