Welcome All and Welcome Back… Today’s blog is a chronicle of our last big outdoor project for the Summer. Our backyard is in three fairly small sections with the above picture showing the largest piece that runs parallel to our detached garage. When we first built our house 21 years ago, we planted a line… Continue reading Summer’s Last Big Outdoor Project
Okay, so today I’m a little bit mad. Make that a lot mad! My last two posts here on my blog mentioned that I was working on replacing my Black Widow Spider stocks. This morning I Googled “faux black widow spider halloween prop” so I could see where my spiders were placing in Google’s SEOs. … Continue reading Online Shoppers – Please Read
Welcome. I hope this finds you well and filling your day with something fun and/or interesting. I’ve got three of my latest listings to show you, lets go… First up…this is a Vintage (c1940’s) Cigarette Box that’s also a Music Box. I love this piece, all that gorgeous inlaid wood and that border is actually… Continue reading Great New Listings on Old Cool Things
Hello, Hi, Howdy and Welcome! I’m almost dizzy from how fast the days are whizzing past. My shop, Old Raven on Etsy, has been very nicely busy even though traditionally this is my slow time of the year. At least the pandemic has one or two upsides to go along with its massive, overwhelming down… Continue reading Know Any Good (Bird) Divorce Lawyers?
Hello and Welcome! On my last post we discussed “things to keep us entertained” and “good reasons for doing so”. 2020 has become the year we all are trying new things to stay sane. I’ve been a cross stitcher for years and though my interest waxes and wanes, needlework has got me through some difficult (and just… Continue reading String Art and Cross Stitch Kits…The Joy of Keeping Your Hands Busy
Hello and welcome to all. I know almost everything involves Covid and its related problems these days, but I would like to shine a light on something worth considering: Needlework. Are you finding yourself at home with nothing to do? Maybe you’ve already watched every show available, ate far more food than you ever thought… Continue reading Quarantined and Bored – Try This – Needlework (Really)!
Happy July 1st everyone! As usual, time is just zipping by. I’ve been making Spirit Shrines (I think we can all use a moment of serenity and calming right now) and catching up on replacing some of my other handmade pieces that are selling and leaving a gap in my inventory (nib storage, kitten knobs,… Continue reading Black & (925) Silver Bakelite Bracelet, Earring Set
Welcome to a new week and a new listing in my Etsy shop – Old Raven. I recently posted about finding a nice stash of wonderfully aged wood and I’ve been having a great time turning this wood into Nichos (shrines). This is my second shrine, it features a nice mix of Historic Mexican Nichos… Continue reading Handmade Wood & Stained Glass Shrine, Nicho, Shadowbox
Hello and Happy Fathers Day. Today I wanted to share my latest listing – Vintage Drawer Pulls. I’ve been getting out a bit more, visiting a few of my favorite 2nd hand stores and also a fun (new to me) shop that’s more of a consignment venue that has some handmade things as well as… Continue reading Vintage Brass & Bakelite Drawer Pulls