Nostalgic November Birthdays

Nostalgic November Birthdays

November is right around the corner and is a month of filled 
with Nostalgia from years past.  It is a time of the year when 
we reflect on the many things we are thankful for such as family, 
good friends, a home that warms the heart and soul.  November's 
birthstone is Topaz and this nostalgic vintage Cameo Topaz brooch 
is a great way to show much much their birthday means to you. 

This vintage brooch pin was made by the Delizza & Elster (D & E) 
Jewelry company in the 1970s and this companies jewelry has become to 
be known by "Juliana" jewelry by collectors. The brooch or pin 
features a large oval amber glass stone with an applied two tone, 
blue & pink glass cameo bust. Along the outside of the glass cameo 
are Topaz color glass rhinestones with navette shaped Amber glass rhinestones as accents. The rhinestones and glass cameo are set 
into a nice pin set gold-tone setting.

The cameo measures 2 and 1/8 inches tall and 1 and 5/8 inches wide. 
The back of the brooch features a working and locking "c" clasp closure 
with a nice and straight pin back mechanism. There is also a hook so 
that the brooch can be added to a necklace and worn as a pendant.

The overall condition of the brooch is Excellent vintage condition. There 
are no missing, loose or darkened stones.  This would make an excellent addtion to any Juliana collection. You can find this brooch and many other items at Jesse's Vintage on Etsy 
or you can visit them on twitter at @JesseVintage

Key to My Heart

Key to My Heart

The holidays are a perfect time of year
to tell that special someone how much 
you love and care about them.  
There is nothing better than seeing their face 
when they open that special gift on Christmas day 
that brings so much meaning!
This brand new heart shaped pendant with attached key charm 
is a perfect way to show your love.  It is a solid, thick silver tone 
pendant measuring approximately 25 millimeters 
by 22 millimeters.  The heart has the words "Key to My Heart" 
stamped across the front and the entire outer edge is ringed 
with the clear genuine Swarovski crystals!  
The attached key charm measures approximately 
21 millimeters long and it is also totally encrusted 
with the same clear genuine Swarovski crystals.

 You can find this incredible gift item and more 
at Salerno's Jewelry Store
or you can visit them on twitter at @jewelrymandave

For Your Precious Little Princess

Do you have a Precious Little Princess at Home? 

Are you looking for that perfect bedding set 
to make her feel special? 
A bedding set to redecorate her room is a perfect gift item 
that will be sure to bring a smile to her face.  
This Frolics Children's Collection 
Princess Butterfly 5 piece Twin Bed Set is exactly what she needs.  
The set includes a twin size quilt, a matching sham, 
and three matching throw pillows for her bed.  
You can't go wrong with a gift like this 
because it is both practical and precious!

Home for the Holidays


Home for the Holidays!

 Many people will be traveling this time of year 
to visit family for the holidays!  

A great way to spruce up a room or a piece of furniture is with some 
custom made designer boudoir pillows.  
The picture features a sweet set of boudoir pillow 
shams made from designer Ralph Lauren "Shetland Manor" fabric.  
The pillow shams are double-stitched at the stress points and 
have an overlapping closure.
Just add a pillow insert that can be found at any Walmart or Fabric store 
and within minutes you have a beautiful set of eye-catching, 
one of a kind designer pillows. 

These designer pillow shams and many other styles 
and colors can be found at Sew Pretty on Etsy.  
You can also follow Sandy at @sandysgingham on twitter.

Coffee with a Southwestern Flair

Nothing better than a hot cup of coffee or a hot apple cider 
on a brisk morning!  

desertNOVA Mugs inspires you with their incredible 
Southwestern designs and makes your day so delightful!  
These mugs are hand-built of stoneware and fired to
over 2200 degrees.  They are perfect for hot or cold beverages,
dishwasher and microwave safe. 

 The Saquaro Catcus Design is finished in brown, tan and black accents. The top section features a classic symbol of our southwest on both sides, a beautifully defined saguaro cactus standing in the sun. The lower section is filled with spirals, the symbol of life and traveling through time. This pretty mug has a tan interior that comes up to the darker brown rkm and spills over onto the front. Approx. 6 inches tall by 3 inches wide and comfortably holds 20oz. You`ll find these mugs very comfortable to hold.
 All mugs are signed and dated. 

Len at desertNOVA Mugs worked on the potters wheel for over 30 years and returned to the basics of hand building.  They discovered that the irregularities produced by hand building contributed greatly to the uniqueness of each piece. It`s through color, texture and shape that they are able to satisfy their need for artistic expression.
Inspiried by the desert southwest 
you can find this incredible collection at desertNOVA on Etsy 
or visit them on twitter at @desertnovamugs.

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies and Milk

 This time of year everyone is starting
to think about baking for the holidays!
There are so many varieties of Christmas cookies 
such as Sugar cookies made with cookie cutter shapes of 
Chrismas trees, candy canes, Santa Claus, snowlakes, and more.  
This incredible hand-painted cookie jar is the perfect place 
to keep you holiday goodies and the perfect place
for Santa to go for his treat.

You can find this and many other incredible items 
You can also follow her on Twitter at @CollectibleCrnr.

The Fall Season


The Fall Season is upon us!  

The leaves are starting to turn oranges and yellows 
and the Autumn breeze whisks through your hair.
This eye-catching purse is perfect to grab many looks 
and let everyone know that fall is here! 

Holiday Attire


This time of year many people will be attending holiday events
 such as cocktail parties and black tie affairs.  

This stunning velvet Halter Dress would be perfect 
to wear at any festive occasion.  
You can find this item and many others 
or you can visit her at @happyhippyshack on twitter. 

Precious Moments that will last a Lifetime

Precious Moments that will last a Lifetime!

Starting a collection is a great idea this holiday season.   

Each piece in a collection has a significant meaning 
and can reflect a time of a person's life and help to preserve those memories forever.
 One of these porcelain figurines as a gift can inspire others to continue collecting throughout their lifetime.  We personally have a Precious Moments collection that tells a story of many events in our family and we cherish the memories on the shelf and in our hearts!

"Precious Moments Making Memories Last Forever since 1978"

Thankful for Friends and Family

Many people will spend the upcoming holidays together!  

We should be thankful for all the wonderful family and friends 
that we have and the great food and fun we can enjoy together.  
Be thankful for the host of your holiday get-togethers and make 
them feel appreciated for having these great times in their homes. 

 Show them how much you care with this exclusive Harvest Blessings Gourmet Fall Gift Basket. The unique "Thankful" fall candy corn mix says 
it all with its festive little pilgrims and decorative "Thankful" message. Encompassed in a fall market basket the delicious fall treats will delight 
and please all whom receive it.  

for some incredible gift baskets that will be sure to amaze your friends and family.  You can also follow on twitter at @basketcase1993

 We're all Thankful for our blessings!

Holly Jolly Christmas Parties

Imagine all the looks you would get at your holiday parties 
if you were wearing this beautiful Holly and Berries bracelet from Made By Tammy.   

She has a collection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other great items 
that are sure to bring joy to your heart.  
This bracelet has been handmade with Metal Silver tone chain, 
Silver tone Toggle, 
Czech 6mm Ruby Faceted crystal Beads, 
And 23 x 12mm Emerald Holly Leaf Beads.   

To see the other amazing items visit   or follow her on twitter at @MadeByTammy.

Holiday Recipes

Tis' the season to start baking......

Fa La La La La La La La La!

This is the time of year when everyone starts looking for those perfect recipes to make for the holidays, not only main dishes and sides but baked goods as well.  Many kitchens will have wonderful smells coming from them as baking will be in full force in order to spread good will by giving baked goods to friends and family.  

When you shop at Ellie's Booth on Bonanza you will be sure to find many cookbooks that will help you get started with your holiday menus and baking needs.  

You can also follow Ellie on twitter @redalert2010.

Are you Nutz 4 Nutz?

 Looking for a special handmade one of a kind gift this year?

Are you nutz about nuts?  

Then own this one of a kind handmade polished STAINLESS STEEL hex nut belt buckle. It is beautifully designed with a touch of class. It is a substantial weight piece with bright glass pearl bead accents. This buckle has light fushia and soft pink glass pearl beads. If you want to be seen this is the way to do it!! Each buckle will accommodate a 1 1/2" wide belt. These gorgeous buckles can be made in any color scheme you prefer for that special someone.  

Visit or follow @Lynnsgr8byz  on twitter.  

Remember "Its all about looking and feeling gr8!"

Black Friday Memories

Remember last year.......

........When you got out your camping gear just to go shopping?  

........When you had to sleep against the brick wall of your favorite store just to get that item you desperately needed for that special someone for Christmas!  

........Remember finding out that it didn't matter that you were the first person in line, because it was going to be a lottery drawing.  Uggghhhh!  

........Remember standing in line for hours wasting half your day all to find out that the item you wanted was no longer available because the limited quantity meant they only had five for thousands to fight over.

.......Yes folks, we're pretty sure many of you know exactly what we are talking about!  It is the highly anticipated, everyone must do it, Black Friday Event!  

...... Well this year, grab your favorite beverage and some holiday cookies and kick back in the comfort of your own home in front of your computer, ipad, laptop, tablet or android phone, and shop online all weekend without the headaches and get your items shipped right to your front door! 

White Christmas

It's beginning to look alot like ...... Christmas!  

The weather is starting to get a little cooler now!  Ready to get out my favorite soft and cuddly throw and curl up next to a warm fire with my hot spiced cider!  Yum! Yum!  Gotta love this time of year!  Do you have a favorite blanket you curl up next to the fire with?  

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire!

Looking for something special for your holiday outfit?

Looking for something special to wear with your holiday outfit
 this holiday season?  

Grand Vintage Finery has just what you need to spruce up your holiday outfit and have everyone wishing they owned one themselves.  
Grand Vintage Finery is located in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and they specialize in Vintage and antique jewelry.
You can find many other awesome items at their Etsy store 
Grand Vintage Finery as well as follow them on twitter  @grandfinery.

Holiday Dining


Food, Family, and Fun will be requirements 
for your holiday season.
A special holiday table decor will be sure 
to capture your guests attention! 
Not only will they love the food 
but will remember the special setting you created!

Ralph Lauren Tablecloth

Bringing Smiles to Faces!

Looking for something unique but practical to give her this holiday season!  
Handbags are a great gift idea that will not be forgotten since she will carry it with her every day! 
Handbags come in many shapes, colors, and styles and can fit the needs of anyone!  Many hot name brand handbags such as Jessica Simpson, Kathy Van Zeeland, Guess, and others will be sure to bring a smile to her face this holiday season!

Hot Holiday Toys

This holiday season is sure to bring smiles to many children's faces.  Transforrmers toys are hot in 2012 and will be found under many Christmas trees.  Shop early as they will probably go quickly.

Are You Ready for Holiday Guests?

Hillcrest Canterbury Queen Comforter Set 

Are you ready for your holiday guests?     
Now is the time to start getting organized.  
Is it time for a make over of the guest bedroom?  
Many people will be visiting relatives this time of year.  
Make sure you are ready to give them a 
warm welcome and comfortable 
stay that they will remember. 



When I need to remember a thousand things to do for the holidays, i make losts of lists to try to keep track of everything.  I have lists for household tasks.... remember to get a new bed set for that guest bedroom for my holiday guests.  I have lists for groceries that I need to get in order to serve some incredible holiday dishes to my guests.  I lists for each person that I want to get gifts for this year and what the top items are that I should look for.  I honestly, don't think I could function without lists...LOL!


The Holiday Season!
The holiday season is rapidly approaching!   There are so many things to do and remember... Getting the house cleaned and ready for holiday guests, decorating, food and must not forget all the holiday shopping ahead!  Wow! Where to start!