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Antique Gillott Nib Boxes – Pretty Irresistible

TWO WEEKS !  I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I’ve posted.  I don’t know how you daily posters do it.  (slaps hand to forehead as a sign of frustration) So what have I been doing?  Nibs.  Gillott nibs to be exact mixed in with my love of little boxes.  A few years back… Continue reading Antique Gillott Nib Boxes – Pretty Irresistible

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Calligraphy · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Furniture · Vintage · Vintage Collectibles

Antique 1880’s Pressboard File Drawers

Sunshine and Spring wishes to you all! Yesterday I made time to visit a crafting recycle store and was treated to an amazing surprise.  14 Antique document file drawers made of pressboard. Pressboard is a sturdy rigid paperboard stock with a smooth, distinctive finish which has a marbleized look – you’ve probably seen it before as… Continue reading Antique 1880’s Pressboard File Drawers

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 · Decor · Easter · Etsy · Etsy Seller · The China Cupboard

1907 Art Deco Limoges Candlestick Holder (Pair)

The perfect accents for your Easter table display – Spring by Limoges These are the latest additions to my Etsy shop Old Raven – a pair of Antique Limoges candlestick holders made of exquisite bone china with a molded floral design and subtle Art Deco accenting picked out in gold. Each holder has been hand… Continue reading 1907 Art Deco Limoges Candlestick Holder (Pair)

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Spirit House – Memory Shrine Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to Old Raven Creates. This has been quite the February here in Boise, Idaho.  We have had piles of snow and buckets of rain all month long, and I guess it’s only fitting that today, the last day of February, it’s pouring down rain again with snow visible just a few… Continue reading Spirit House – Memory Shrine Part 2

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Time Out and a Quick Hop Towards Easter

I know – what happened to Part 2 of Spirit House – Memory Shrine?  Well, I had an order come into my Etsy shop, Old Raven, for a dozen Pastel Faux Marble Easter Eggs.  As it happens, I had half a dozen Pastel Eggs and half a dozen Jewel Tone Eggs – that’s just not… Continue reading Time Out and a Quick Hop Towards Easter

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Spirit House – Memory Shrine Part 1

The best part of Winter for me is when the snow’s falling and I’m trapped inside.  The way I see it – there’s nothing else to do but spend hours and hours in my craft room. Darn. I found this little house structure at a 2nd hand store for $1.50 but you can find similar… Continue reading Spirit House – Memory Shrine Part 1