Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Amber from Dad!

This is a poem my husband wrote to our beautiful and sweet daughter Amber. hbamber_thumb

Happy Birthday Amber

I Love You So Much!

My Heart beats with pure joy

At every thought of you

The woman you have become

The person you have always been

Never cease to amaze me!

You are my delight

My shining star

So wonderful and brilliant

In every life you touch

You shine with beauty and love

Twenty Five Years, so fast

A quarter of a century, just a blur

So quickly have those

Precious Years Vanished

They have taken wings to fly

And soared into sweet memories

Leaving yesterdays dreams far behind

Now is the time to feel the need

Grab the years that remain

Let the Spirit’s Heart and

The minds eye clearly guide you

With Love and Compassion

For all who cross your path

As the grains of sand

Each one a year, a gift

From our Father God

Spin with love a tapestry of life

To be lived in passion for others

No matter what it is

That you may choose to do

For that is how you will be measured

In the eons of time beyond our world

By those who never die

Who will some day greet you

As the last grain of sand

Falls into the future.

My lovely daughter

Who is such a blessing to me

And to the entire family

May you be blessed in all you do

May favor shine His face upon you

And may you always know

That from the deepest depths of my heart

You are loved beyond measure

Happy Birthday Amber

I Love You So Much!!!!!!


A Beachcomber's ReflectionsA Look at Life From the Heart

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Saving the Best For Last

As many of you who may have noticed I have posted quite a few blog post today! I have been involved in a blog challenge with my group at Virtual On Learning.  Danna Crawford of Power Selling Mom is the founder of the group.  She has taught us so many things and she is always putting us to the challenge to learn and grow our businesses on ebay.

In our group there are many wonderful people from around the world who are learning and sharing with each other.  Its really awesome to meet so many wonderful people who are willing to jump in and give you a hand.

I am proud to call myself a Virtualite! I highly recommend anyone that has a desire to learn such things as social networking, blogging, selling on ebay,Twitter, and much more to come on over and join us at Virtual Online Learning.  The members are growing and I’ve heard that come January the prices will increase, but let me tell you it is not pricey like some other groups I have entertained the thought of joining, I have been burned before and I’m so glad to have found this group. Danna is awesome and she is REAL and she wants everyone to succeed, So get on over there and sign up!

You will be glad you did!


Looking Back! Christmas 50’s!

Thought I’d share a little something to help get you in the holiday cheer! I know I need it! I sure loved looking at the vintage photos and listening to the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen Mcrae. 

It amazes me how times have changed. This year I have noticed people are already decorating for Christmas.  Someone on Twitter was saying something about this and I thought “ You know, with the economy and how things are right now people want to get started early to make it last longer. “ I can’t say I really blame them. Christmas is always a special time filled with excitement and anticipation just because of the season.  I look forward to making gifts and being with family. 

What do you think about people getting ready this early?


Mr. Potato Head---Do You Remember?

I thought I’d share this video I found on YOU TUBE. I have no idea what year Mr. Potato Head came out.  I was wondering if any of you might know. If you know please leave a comment.  I’d like to share this with my kids. Thanks bunches!


What Are You Thankful For?


As the Thanksgiving day approaches I have to ask myself …”What are the things in my life that I am thankful for?”

  • First thing is knowing the Lord, who is so patient with me!
  • My husband
  • My children
  • My Family members
  • Friends
  • A great church family
  • My new friends I have met over the internet…I have met the most wonderful folks!
  • A roof over my head
  • Food to eat
  • A car to drive
  • clothes to wear
  • patient and forgiving people
  • My computer…lol :) of course if I didn’t have this I wouldn't be able to write this post.
  • There are so many other things that I could go on and on….What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?


What's your take?

The woman's Vintage clothing market is an amazing and rapidly expanding internet business with new sellers coming on to meet the demand. Many different and varied approaches are being used in the attempt to promote and sell Vintages items.

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A lot is centered around what an actual vintage item really is. First you have your “purists” who only consider items from the roaring 20s through the mod 60s on the vintage clothing list. Other more liberal vintage promoters allow items from the 70's. There is even one group that explains vintage as the best of any certain era and allow the 80s and even some 90s fashions in the door.

However you spell vintage, now is the time to take an interest in the Vintage Clothing market and come check us out.

P.S. Over to the right of the page be sure to take the poll on what's your favorite era --- >

What’s your take on what’s vintage?


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Love Snowmen?

I bought these little guys at a yard sale and just couldn’t pass them up.  I have enough decorations to fill my home and thought someone out there will surely love to adopt anyone of the ones I have listed on ebay right now! Just click on the pictures and it will take you to where they are. :)

Glass Frosted single Snowman Blue Hat Light1

This happy snowman is ready to brighten up your day with winter cheer.  His solid frosted glass body sits sturdy on any level surface.  His red scarf and blue hat give him a warm hearted glow.

Hallmark Snowman Holiday Friends

This snowman is made by artist Marjoleine Bastin for HALLMARK in the year 2005. The theme here is called WINTER FRIENDS! Enjoy this happy snowman holding a wreath and his favorite feathered friends...what a nice way to bring the fun of winter indoors.

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This little guy has the sweetest little smile, blue eyes that are set close together and an orange nose.  He is holding his cardinal friend in his hand.  Beside him is a whimsical like Christmas tree with a snow cap white top sporting a black wire curl with a sparkly gold star.

To SEE other snowmen themed items visit this page here.  Thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

GREEN with Vintage Envy!

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Just in time for the holidays! A Timeless Classic retro vintage jacket with raised textured fabric!  Vintage Green Coat3

Love this Color Green !  And the double brown buttons!  Find this coat in my Etsy Shop! Go GREEN! Buy Vintage!


Can you believe that Christmas is upon us already? Well.. I’m hear to announce the Vintage Market team on Etsy is in full throttle having their
If you are looking for a gift for someone who seems to be hard to buy for, then you need to check out all the wonderful items our team has for sale! YOu will find LOTS!!!
The items in my shop for sale are in the Sale section and have been marked down 20%! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Frenzy!

Vtg Red plaid dress Liz Claiborne Red Shirt 2 Tommy Hilfiger Pink Top 2 Red & Black Vintage 80s 2 pc outfit 9

Vintage Green Coat2 Gray Jumpsuit blog pic

Hi everyone! Just a little note to let you know these items will be ending tonight! You can click on the pictures and they will take you to the item itself. Once the items are over, if the green vintage coat and the gray jumpsuit does not sell, I will be putting these items in my Etsy shop. The other items such as the red Claiborne striped shirt, the red hounds tooth dress and the hot pink Tommy Hilfiger shirt will be relisted at a Buy it Now price.  So…if you want these at a great price now is the time to place your bid! Stay tuned for new listings in the next day or so! Best Wishes and have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just in time for the Up coming Holidays!

Emma Domb Red dress 60s VintageFeast your eyes on this beauty and get ready for the holidays in this exquisite red vintage 60s Emma Domb evening dress. For more juicy details on this gorgeous maxi please visit my eBay store.  Be sure to look around at my other items while you’re there! Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Auction Bumps

Attention ebay Sellers!!!

Want some Free traffic to your eBay items? Below you will find several links to auction bump sites that will get you some additional traffic to your items.  On some of these sites you can add your store, twitter and blog. Also below you will find a video by Cheryl @ She has her own bumpsite and is a member of Virtual Online Learning.  Virtual Online Learning is a membership site by Danna Crawford who is the PowerSellingMom! She is a great teacher and wants to see everyone succeed in their online business.  I highly recommend joining her group…I did! I can’t say enough great things about this group. You will not be disappointed!

Best Wishes and to you and your success!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Vintage 1974 Holly Hobbie

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Did you know that Holly Hobbie is a real person?  Born in 1944, her artwork first appeared in 1967, courtesy of American Greetings, the greeting card company!  In 1974, Knickerbocker licensed the artwork of Hobbie that eventually became a legacy of rag dolls that would become a favorite for a generation of American children.  By 1975 Holly Hobbie rag dolls out sold Raggedy Ann dolls five to one.  Interesting…. uh?  Do you remember these dolls?  If so… feel free to leave a comment with your story of remembrance.  Also, if you are interested in these rare vinyl dolls I have 3 up for auction in my eBay store! They include Holly, Amy and Carrie!

Holly Hobbie Amy 1

Holly hobbie Carrie

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Winter is Coming!

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Get ready for winter in this beautiful vintage 60s curly wool black coat. It has a lovely mink collar and cropped sleeves. It is of high quality.  It’s lined with black satin and has side slash pockets.  This is in my eBay store, click Here for more details! Bidding starts @ 9.99! Don’t miss out on this one!

Friday, August 27, 2010

TUXEDO Jumpsuit

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Loving this unique vintage 80s Gray Jumpsuit! All one piece. Handsome pin stripe pants with a blazer top. For more details check this awesome piece in my eBay store. Click the picture above.

Fall 80s Sweater

Vintage 80s Black and White Bat Wing Knit Slouch Sweater


A quick update! Sorry for the short post, I’m falling behind…ugh! Awesome vintage black and white batwing sweater straight out of the 80s! Ends soon! Click here!

Geometric Fun Colors


I love this cute vintage 80s Southwestern metallic Boho top! This top came from my stylish and hip aunt. She has the most fabulous clothes. I have more than I know what to do with, so stay tuned for more. What I love about this little top is the cute geometric design and cool retro colors. The fabric has a touch of gold threads and is very comfy and has a slim fit. Click here for more information. Auction ends Sept 4,2010.


Friday, July 23, 2010

A Mini Mammie Vacation!

A couple of weeks ago I went with my grandmother, aunt and cousin to see family in Gibson N.C.  It had been a long time since I had visited and I was glad to get the chance to go back. I remember going there when I was a little girl.

As we were visiting, my cousins threw a SURPRISE birthday for my grandmother, Mammie, who will be 90 years old in August!  It was such a surprise to her and to us! They were so kind and such fun to be around. We hope to go back in the fall.

While we were there we were given the tour of  the houses that my grandmother grew up in. The one below was the first house that she lived in.  It is still in the family and is being restored.  I wish I had taken pics of the inside. My cousins have really done a lot of work.  If we go back in the fall…I will take some more.


This next picture below is of the house she lived in….in what they call town. The house above is referred to “the house in the country”.  The house in town is the one I remember.


When we were upstairs being shown around, I noticed 3 old trunks! I just had to ask “ Would there happen to be any vintage clothes in there?” Well, the answer was no, but lets see whats in this closet in the hallway.  Lo and behold it was full of vintage clothing, hats, luggage pieces etc. I was in LOVE! These actually belonged to my great aunt, uncle and possibly grandmother! It was so fun looking through them and getting to share my love for the clothes with my family.

We all decided to play a little dress up with the hats! That was really fun! The lighting in the pictures aren't the best, but have fun looking anyway!

2From left to right is my cousin’s wife Leslie, my 2nd cousin Josie, and my 1st cousin Gibson.  Gibson was named after my grandmothers maiden name which is also the name of the town! Cool…uh!

5 This is my lovely aunt Martha! She is a very special lady in my life. I have always looked up to her and have held her in upmost respect.  She has taught school for like 40 years! She was my go to person when I needed advice with my children.

11 This is my second cousin Margie. She and her husband reside in the house in “town”.  The house with the clothes! It was fun meeting her again and what a sweet heart she is!

7 This is MOD Mammie! he…he.. Actually this is my grandmother who I call Mamme!  She is my friend and my grandmother…She has a very special place in my heart and in my house whenever we can get her there!! ♥

CIMG0118And this is my sweet mom, Anna and I! Although she didn’t go with us, I wanted you to meet her too! She is my confidant, my encourager and sounding board. 

We all hope to go together to go to Gibson in the fall… I can just imagine us ALL together! The stories we would hear of the past, and the stories we will have to tell, the laughs that I’m sure my dad and his cousin Josie will cause. Not to mention all the great country cooking we’ll be enjoying!

It will be great!

Until next time,

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