Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Art Supplies · Christmas · Craft Supplies · Etsy Seller · Woman Owned Business

1940’s Kaminow Crochet or Knitting Tinsel

Hello – I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday. Today I have an Estate Sale find, TWO pristine spools of Kaminow Tinsel for Crocheting or Knitting. We might be just a tad spoiled today as we can easily track down “specialty” threads, cords and yarns in an nearly endless variety of colors, finishes and weights. But… Continue reading 1940’s Kaminow Crochet or Knitting Tinsel

Altered Art · Art Supplies · arts and crafts · ATC and ACEO · Craft Supplies · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Paper Crafts · Uncategorized · Upcycled · Upcycling

The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!

Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on.  Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Art Supplies · Calligraphy · Etsy · Etsy Seller

New In The Shop

Normally, I’m posting on my latest creations but lately all I’ve been working on is replacement items that are selling out in my shop.  Lots of Black Widow Spiders have been going into the mail recently (in June?, yep – they sell year round). 50 of the “regular” or actual sized black widows and 20… Continue reading New In The Shop

Art Supplies · Calligraphy · Distressed · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Paper Crafts · Upcycling

Dip Pen, Nib Storage and Organizer

Hey everybody – YEAH – Spring gave us a little teaser this weekend here in Boise, Idaho and boy did it feel GREAT! I took it as a personal reward for completing a project I’ve been working on – a nib organizer. Over the last few years, I’ve been slowly getting into calligraphy, you know,… Continue reading Dip Pen, Nib Storage and Organizer

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Art Supplies · Craft Supplies · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Mixed Media

1901 Artist’s Case – China and Porcelain Painting, Supplies and Tools

Oh man – this was like opening a treasure chest!  I love Antique items, especially things that were ‘personal’, things that carry a hint of the previous owner like a name or initials, dates or paper clippings or like this – tools and dreams.   Talk about eye candy!  Wouldn’t this make a fabulous display… Continue reading 1901 Artist’s Case – China and Porcelain Painting, Supplies and Tools

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Art Supplies · Craft Supplies · Etsy · Etsy Seller

KOH-I-NOOR Tin Pencil Box w/ Pencils

KOH-I-NOOR pencil tins from the mid century have long been a favorite of artists and collectors.  For the artist – the tin box has a hinged lid that snaps closed making the perfect container for carrying art supplies on the go but with a bit of retro style thrown in from the great Vintage graphics… Continue reading KOH-I-NOOR Tin Pencil Box w/ Pencils