Friday, December 30, 2011

Wishing YOU A Happy New Year Weekend!

Wishing all my friends and family a very Happy New Year!

It has been a tough year for a lot of people and I pray that the year 2012 will be a blessed, prosperous and successful year for everyone!

Best Wishes

To You



Friday, December 9, 2011

Pendleton Suits to Go!

Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well!I have been so busy adding new inventory to Pink Hill Vintage! Below you will find a few items that have been added to my inventory. I have acquired some very nice Pendleton suits in various sizes…You can check here for other suits as well. Come on in and take a peek :) 
Pendleton Blue and Green Plaid skirt suit 5 This is a handsome vintage 80's PENDLETON navy blue and green Tartan plaid Skirt suit. It is made of 100% Virgin Wool. Very Nice to wear to the office or presentations.
Young Pendleton vintage suit Here is another Vintage skirt suit with a Boyfriend Blazer by Young Pendleton. It has a preppy plaid school girl look!
Red Vtg Suit8 If you are looking for something that has class and is comfortable then check out this vintage 80s outfit with black high waist pull on pants and a red cropped top with a black VELVET collar.  I love this one!vintage dress This is a pretty vintage late 70s or early 80s red Secretary dress with a purple and tan paisley print with pleated shoulders. These are just a few items that have been added to Pink Hill Vintage on eBay! Thanks for looking!
Oh…before I go….I wanted to ask you, what is your favorite holiday attire?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

1925 Classic "The Great Gatsby"

The 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby is in the works. Interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald is set to be released in December 2012. The featured film stars include Leonard DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as Nick CarrawaLooking forward to seeing this one! Can't wait to see all the fabulous costumes of vintage clothing styles of that era! How about you?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

High Necks

Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting in awhile, I have been very busy adding new items to my eBay store.  Below are just a small sampling of dresses to whet your whistle! You can click on the pictures and it will take you to my store to view further information about them.  I noticed that when I choose which dresses to post on here that all of them had high necks… that was not even planned! lol :)

vintage 70s leslie Fay

This one is a vintage 70’s dress by Leslie Fay and I think it is quite stunning! I love the op art like design with the high neck and the buttons on one side of the shoulder add a unique element, plus it it comes with a tie sash with fringe. 

Vintage 70s Henry Lee Dress 3

This one is a nice vintage 70’s dress by Henry Lee.  I love the rich colors and the floral design. It also has a high neck and it buttons up the front.  The fabric is a little sheer and you would need to wear something underneath.  It comes with the original tie sash, but I’m including a skinny belt with this one too! 

vintage fall pleated dress and jacket 12 This dress is a Vintage 70s woven pleated scooter mini dress with a drop waist that will fit a size XS. I love the colors and texture of this dress! It also comes with a matching jacket! A one of a kind!

To see more items in the store you can go Here! Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Peter Pan Inn

Peter Pan Hurricane Glass VintagePeter Pan ResturantThere was nothing like a 1970s vacation.  Especially one at the Peter Pan Inn.  It was every kids dream to go to a resort hotel and  have new experiences.  There was always a pool and game room and plenty of new halls to explore.  Especially enticing was the hotel restaurant which was know for it’s corn fritters, corn meal balls, fried and dusted with powdered sugar.  People waited in line to get in but the collection of Victorian antiques and other gaudy furnishings made waiting a feast for the eyes.  The Peter Pan Inn was known for it’s restaurant, which featured five dining rooms during its hey-day and was popular during the 70s.  but it all came to an end around Christmas 1983.

It remained closed for quite sometime before becoming the The Cracked Claw at Peter Pan Inn in the 1990s.  A lot of the dining space has been replaced by off track betting facilities but many of the old artifacts remain and you can still find corn fritters on the menu.

I have an original 1970s vintage drinking glass from the Peter Pan Inn restaurant and it is an neat collectors item.  Anyone who remembers those good old vacations of the 1960s and 70s and beyond will get a kick out of this treasure.  Like mugs, unique drinking glasses are another fun addition to the kitchen or the curio cabinet.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Sale! Going On Now!

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Hi everyone! I am having a Fall sale! Save up to 15% on selected items! If you see something that is not marked down, let me know and I will make you a deal! Happy Shopping!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Get Your Sweater On!

Hi everyone! Here are some of my latest picks for Fall and Winter sweaters at Pink Hill Vintage. Warm colors of rich browns, burgundy,cream and olive green are sure to warm your palette. There are a mix of vintage and name brand designers. Lots of texture and soft angora blends.New Folder (2)10 So…..come on by and get your sweater on at Pink Hill Vintage! See you there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hot and Spicy! One of My Favorites!

I wanted to share a recipe that is one of my favorite appetizers and only uses three ingredients.  They are jalapeno peppers with cream cheese and bacon.

They are a bit time consuming but well worth it!

Here is what you will need:

  • 25 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 14 -16 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages bacon


  1. Cut stems off of peppers and cut them all in half long ways.

  2. Remove seeds from peppers.

  3. Fill each pepper with cream cheese.

  4. Wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around each pepper half.

  5. Place on baking sheets and place in 450 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked.

  6. Remove and serve when cooled.

  7. Enjoy!

P.S. I had these last night with some friends and served enchiladas and homemade guacamole with chips…it went over very well! This is one of my favorite meals! What is one of your favorite meals that you like to serve?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Colors in Vintage!

With the Fall season upon us I thought I’d share with you some new vintage clothing items in my eBay store along with some fabulous vintage jewelry I discovered in my friend Donna’s Shop from beachcat’s bargains.

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Last week we were involved over at Lovin Blogs sharing each others blogs and this is where I discovered Donna’s vintage jewelry….I went into her store and WOW!!! I discovered a treasure trove of great vintage jewelry at great prices! I picked a few pieces that have a Fall theme to share with you and would look great with some of my vintage clothing pieces!
To stay up to date with beachcat’s bargains become a fan on FaceBook! And Follow her on Twitter! Visit her other shops where she carries eco friendly tote bags, pretty scarves, and health and beauty items!
Christmas is coming and I’m sure you will find some great gift ideas with beachcats bargains!

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Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

She is at it Again!

Well…. I bet you thought I was going to be mad at someone, but I’m not…lol:)

I’m here to tell you that Miss Linda ( I like to call her Momma Lee) has created another great page on facebook called Lovin Blogs! If you missed the last post about our friend you can view it here.

She already has a lot of great bloggers that have joined and let me tell you there are a lot of great blogs on there! Some are seasoned and some are just learning and starting out, everyone is helping each other and following each other and commenting on each others blogs. Actually, Linda just started blogging herself, so go on over there and say HI! She also has two wonderful assistants Jackie and Michelle  that I know she appreciates very much…you can view their blogs here and here.

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Shhhh….Don’t tell anyone, but I haven’t even posted my blog there yet, I have been waiting until I have time to follow and comment…but I plan on posting it soon after I write this post.  I have been busy getting inventory listed in my store…lots of goodies! I have a goal which I have not met yet, so I have not been quite as social as I'd like to be. But once I hit my goal I will be out and about again.

So… if you would like to join a great group of people and get your blog seen I suggest that you join us at Lovin Blogs on Facebook. Hope to see you there!

Oh…before I go I’m going to be participating in a Blog Hop over at Mom’s Online Garage Sale, another way to meet new friends and visit new blogs. Why don’t you join me? Its fun!

Have fun and enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011


This blog post is dedicated to a fine young Lady! Her name is Linda Kelly Lee!
Linda Kelly Lee
I met her on Facebook awhile back, but I can’t remember when. I do know that we’ve known each other since January, because she reached out to me when she saw a post I had posted on Facebook about needing prayer for my dad at the time.
Since then, I have come to know her as someone who loves to help others.  As an online business owner she knows how tough it can be to get your name out there on the world wide web and she has started several Facebook pages just for that purpose and they are growing everyday!  She also has her own website that she has invited all of us to advertise on.
Below you will find the links to the pages she started on Facebook as well as a link to her website at Honeys1, Your Free Site to Shop and Post .
The first page I want to share is called Share Your Link I’ll Share yours:
This site is where people that have businesses that carry items can help one another by sharing their items and then sharing other peoples items.  There are clear instructions on how to use the page once you are there.
This site is a place to share FREE places to promote your business! There have been a lot of contributors and everyone has been freely sharing, which has been a Huge help! Please join us and if you have something to share…Thank you in advance!
This site is Linda’s website HoneysPlace1 where you can advertise for FREE! But you have to get in early as space is limited!
Check out Linda’s Great place to buy those obsolete casino chips and more…she carries unique and fun Casino Chips!    
I’d like to Thank Linda for all she has done…I know it takes a lot of time and effort for all she does! I also want to thank her assistants too…they have been most helpful to her…I know! Thank you!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

First Polyvore Collection

I have been on Polyvore for some time, but have never really done anything there. Now I know why...because I would never get anything else done! It can get addicting! This was my first attempt at making a collection.  I still need to learn how to use the site, but I think it will be fun! Are you on Polyvore? If so you should connect with me, I don't have any connections there yet...won't you be the first? Click on the little box below :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Early Back To School Savings!

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Hi everyone! I am having a BIG Sale in my eBay Store! Most everything has been marked down 10% plus Free shipping! I also have lots of auctions going on, some starting as low as .99¢
Some items you will find are shoes, suits, slips (vintage), dresses and some collectables!  Oh…I almost forgot that I have several Boys clothing lots up for auction, so if you know someone who needs some little boy clothes…send them my way. 
The sale starts tonight July 27th at 6:00pm PDT time and ends August 3 at 11:00pm PDT time.
Oh! Another thing…Today is my Wedding Anniversary! 26 years! WHOO HOO!!!
Until next time!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Camera Settings

Today I wanted to talk to continue on the theme of taking great pictures.  Last week I posted about the set up here. Today I want to talk about camera settings.

Another important step is having the correct settings for your camera.  I have a digital Sony Cyber Shot Camera 7.2 Mega pixel. Nothing fancy or expensive.

The settings that I use the most are the EV setting. The EV settings adjust the light to lighten or darken the subject. Then there is the white balance. The white balance pretty much stays the same in the area that I take my photo’s. The only reason I would even change it is if I were to go in another room or outside with different lighting. 

You can get to your settings usually through a menu button on your camera.  The way I learned about this was I spent a day reading the  manual.  I don’t like reading manuals, but how else was I going to learn, even though I did research online, it still helped to read the manual. I went in and just started experimenting…I was surprised at what all this little camera can do.

For the white balance setting I have mine set on daylight and I do not use a flash.  The other white balance settings range from cloudy to incandescent to fluorescent.  I thought at first I would use the fluorescent setting because I use that type of lighting in the room. But I ended up using the daylight which looks better to me.

This is something you will have to experiment with until you get it the way you want.  It takes time and patience.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Great Pictures on a Budget

After my post, Meet the family, I thought you should meet my model Valerie, I call her Vintage Valerie…lol:) She is a great model and does everything I tell her to.  Although it would be nice to have a live model sometimes….I will save that thought for another post.

After reading Fredrick_Nijm blog post on Tips to insure You are putting Your Best Photo(s) Forward I decided to share how I get my best photos.

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First of all I’d like to say it took me quite awhile to learn how to do this. I tried and failed many times, but I kept trying until I got it right.

I used many background colors and textures until I came up with the one I’m currently using now.  I used sheets ,curtains and different fabrics. I decided that a gray paper backdrop for clothing items was the best for me.

I bought a roll of gray paper from an online business. I did not have a stand to put it on so I had to get creative and come up with a way to attach it to the wall…I happened to have 2 wooden curtain rod holders that are in the shape of a U and screwed them to the wall.  I used a piece of PVC pipe to run inside the roll and then place it on the holders and Wha’La!

For the lights that I use I bought open shop light florescent fixtures that have a pull chain and I also use the silver reflector light fixtures with a clamp.  The bulbs I use in the long fluorescent fixtures are the Daylight 5000K wattage and the bulbs I use in the reflector fixtures are 100W florescent bulbs.

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I had to play around a bit with the distance of where to put the fixtures and also I had to play around with the settings on my camera, this is important too! That in itself will require another post.  Now that I have my settings right for taking pictures of clothing, I feel that I need to learn more on taking pictures of smaller items…I still do not have that nailed down…I know that probably sounds silly, but it is true.  I hope to get more tips and tricks from my friends. Do you have any tips you can share with me?  

Friday, July 1, 2011

Meet the Family

Last week we were inspired in our Addoway group to write a post on our blogs that are connected with our Addoway stores…which is pretty cool by the way and below was the post I submitted.

For today's post I thought I would introduce you to my family. From top left is my future son in law Gabriel and my oldest daughter Amber.  To the far right is my youngest daughter Ana.  The bottom left is my daughter in law Katie and my son Nathan.  Then to the far right bottom is my husband Alan and myself.

8th GRADE FORMAL ANA-1 As an online seller I thought it would be nice for you to meet my family, so you know who you are dealing with, plus it gives me a chance to show them off…lol:)   Well, it will be me that you’ll be dealing with, but hey…I thought this would be fun…o.k. well to be honest…I just wanted to show off my kids…isn’t that what moms like to do?

That is my post for today…he…he..!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ADDOWAY you say…

As an online seller I have met so many new friends and have found so many great bargains and items for sale from all kinds of places..  I recently started listing some items on ADDOWAY.  This is one of my new places to list! They have a wonderful group that encourages each other on FaceBook called ADDOWAY Meet and Greet!

I don’t get there as much as I’d like cause I’ve been so busy learning this new venue.  Everyone there is very supportive! There is humor there too! So… if you sell online I invite you to join us and give it a try!

Addoway - Shop. Share. Save.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Do Not Count Your Chickens: Picture This!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share a post by my friend Tina! She is one of the admins of the ebayunderground group that was previously on Facebook, but has moved and is now here! Everything there is all neatly categorized and easy to get around. I will write another post about that later, but for now I wanted to share Tina's post below! Have fun,learn something and get a good laugh!

Do Not Count Your Chickens: Picture This!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Coming Home!

I wanted to dedicate this post to my Nathan.  He recently came home from his first deployment with the Marines.  It was truly a difficult time.  His dad and I along with our family and friends, spent much time in prayer for him.  Needless to say we are very THANKFUL to God for his safe return!

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may 2011 He and his wife Katie along with 2 of their friends came up to visit for the weekend and stayed with us Friday and Saturday night.  Friday night we met  at Nathans favorite Mexican restaurant, 3 Amigo’s.  Katie had arranged for the staff there to surprise him with a WELCOME HOME banter. As you can see in the pictures they put on a hat and put whip cream on his face.  It was funny!  ( One of his friends that came with him was also included, as he was also away on deployment) It was a fun time and we enjoyed the night.  

Do you have a loved one in the service and has been on deployment? If so, please comment and let me know….I will add them to my prayer list.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing All My Blogging Mom Friends a Happy Mothers Day!

 Hope you all are having a great day!

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