Friday, July 29, 2011

Nachtmann Frosted Crystal Seal

Arching his back, this crystal seal stands upon his solid crystal base.

He is frosted and the base is clear - appearing to be a block of ice.

Made by Nachtmann of Germany, he is constructed of 24% lead crystal.

He stands about 4 1/2 inches tall and when held in the light you can see his real beauty.

You can find the listing here, in the store.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rare Mrs Albee Award Glasses


We ran across this set of 12 stemware a while ago, and I have searched the internet and have not been able to find anything like them, anywhere.

They are an Avon award given to their members who had outstanding sales in the early 1970's.

From what I can gather, there were only six sets given out for the different regions across the country.

They feature Mrs Albee, the first Avon lady, dressed in all her finery of the late 1800's.

She is etched into the glass - the same design is on both the small and large glasses.

They are still in the original box that they arrived in back in the 1970's.

We have them listed on Ebay, and you can find the listing here.

They are a fine set of collectibles, and if you know anything about them, I would love to hear from you!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Only a Caretaker

Collectibles - we do not own them.

We may think we do, but true antiques and collectibles have been in many other's possession many times before.

And the reason you are holding them today is the same reason you have them.

You love them and take good care of them.

So they can be passed to the next person who will do the same.

We are only caretakers, as the previous ones who came before us and the ones who will come after us are also.

I sometimes wonder if they could talk, I bet the stories we would hear would be something.

Enjoy them while they are with you, and pass them on knowing that you have done your best with them.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Thought on Those Satin Sheets

Back in April, I made a post about trying out some satin sheets.

I was concerned about them being polyester, but I was thinking the coolness of them would feel pretty good in the summer.

They are so nice and cool when you first get into them.

But man, do they hold the heat when being covered by them.

Must be that polyester in them.

But their smooth coolness is really good.

Still happy to have them.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

A quick post to wish my customers a most Happy 4th of July!

A nice long weekend for most of us - but we are still here, and will process all new orders bright and early Tuesday morning.

Stay safe in your travels.

Enjoy your celebrations.

And think of the souls out protecting us this day so we can still enjoy the freedoms that allow us to celebrate this holiday.

Happy Birthday, America!