Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thrift Store Vintage Jewelry Sale Haul

Good Afternoon dear readers, I have been busy and I'm sorry for not posting a normal schedule this week.  I was able to get to a Big new event at Snowline Hospice Thrift Store.  They are now having an annual Vintage Jewelry Sale. They've gotten so much vintage pieces they can't hold them back. So I'm sharing what I found today and was able to bring home.

This lovely Cameo was created by the Coro company.  They've been around since 1901 founded by Emanuel Cohen and Gerald Rosenberg. The name of the company comes from combining the first 2 letters of their names together to form Coro. You can't go wrong with a Coro Cameo. This brooch is marked with the Coro script on the back.

This piece is marked AJC otherwise known as the American Jewelry Chain Co.  They were in business from 1927 through the 1990's.  Let me tell  you they make some fun jewelry.  This pin is the cat stuck in the dryer.  Their figurals are always so fun and interesting.

This brooch is marked with JEANNIE.  The only info I could find was a reference to the company from a Teen magazine from the early 1960's.  This is another fun brooch to add to your wardrobe.

This a another brooch of the cat variety.  Frankie is of course mad and jealous of all things cat.  Their was no marks just a lovely silver toned brooch.

This was another brooch that was unmarked. Lovely piece only missing two small rhinestones.  This does not mar the beauty of the brooch.

This is an unmarked ribbon brooch in brass-tone. It's  just another great little piece to wear on suits and dresses.

Not all the pieces will be on eBay.  The cat in the dryer and the bird brooches will not be on eBay.  You can find everything else within a couple days on eBay.  Thanks for reading my vintage jewelry haul.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Watercolor Cartoon Kitty

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Good morning fur buddies, we hope everyone is having a good weekend. Sorry if we did not get back to everyone moms headaches are back.  She's waiting on some new meds from the VA doc and their supposed to be here soon. Mom and I are still at odds about the puter.  I get between the screen and the keyboard and wont let her type which makes her mad.  She's also taken another photo of me which makes my butt look too big.  Honestly can you please take a pic of me with my butt not hanging out of my bed PLEASE!!!  GOD FORBID FUR BUDDIES she went to a craft store I'll never get any attention again.  She brought home this giant bag of stuff books and crafting tools.  Boy who gives me lots of attention even got into it.  What's a cat to do.  Well I stuck my nose in this bag.  There was this spongy stuff and I thought I would taste it and mom started yelling so I spit it out.


Geez you would think I did something wrong.  She said I had to be in the bedroom when the boys crafted with that stuff.  I'm curious and want to check stuff out. Frankie ever here curiosity killed the cat.  You can watch me with the paper stuff.  Oh yeah mom got a book about paper crafting and some tools for that as long as I don't stick my nose in that stuff.  Here's our entry in Athena's Art Hop come and check it out

Check out the art sale going on this weekend use code APRIL WEEKEND.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

New Birdhouse Craft-Shabby Chic/Steam Punk Cross Between Birdhouse

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Hey fur buddies I got mom to finish the birdhouse.  I was going to paint it myself by dipping my paws in the paint but mom said no.  Here's mom to tell you how I, no she did it the birdhouse.

Now that Frankie's out of the way here's what you'll need first:

Paint Brushes
Embellishments i.e  jewels, gears or anything you what to put on it
Glue Gun

First off here's how it looked in the beginning.

Proceed to cover the birdhouse with gesso so it will hold whatever you use to paint it with i.e. acrylics, spray inks or in my case glitter acrylics and distress paints in brass.

Be careful when painting I recommend not using the dauber part it actually broke the part over the door on the birdhouse. So use a paint brush it's easier.  I used blue acrylic glitter paint for the body of the birdhouse for the shabby chic part and the distress paint in brass for the steam punk look. After you finish painting you can start embellishing with gear and jewels to your hearts abandon this is the fun part.  You can find the jewels and gears  at Walmart, Joann's or any craft store or even a thrift store.
                                       the jewels are the adhesive kind self sticking

                                                     had to use the glue gun on the gears

See mom jewels are prettier on the roof then those smelly gears. I didn't wont to say it but I told you so mom.

Be sure and check out the shop and crafting kitties new designs as well as his crafting kitty graphic for you crafters with kitty helpers.

snowshoe crafting kitty tote bag
snowshoe crafting kitty tote bag
by artsylorraine

I actually own this bag and it turned out really cool so check it out.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Caturday Art- Snowshoe Colors of the Sea Kitty

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Good Morning fur buddies, I'm kinda sad and mad at the same time. My evil human mother got rid of my butt warmer. The nice puter that was big that I could lay on it. I  could also snooper
vise her puter activities and make sure she didn't mess up my blog post.  After all I am the star of this blog.  She got this razor thin puter no size to it what so ever.  I've walk around it and stared at it trying to figure out how to take advantage of it.  BUT MOTHER wont let me. I've even leaped over it that got a yell out of mother. I'm not a fat cat even though moms photos make my butt look big.  Sigh I guess I can snooper vise from  the chair next to her.  That's my chair and they better not take that away from me. Aren't I a stinker? Oh check out my art we are sharing at Athena art hop you'll love all the kitties with the cool art. Here's mine.

P.S. remembered the name of the designer of the kitty bed Trixie Lukas and was able to find it and Frankie will get his Cat Cuddler so no more complaints from the fur ball.

Check out the sale at zazzle this weekend we have some cool stuff for Easter.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thrifting Haul-Crafts and collectibles

Good morning dear readers, here's the thrifting haul from this week. I found some really cool stuff to make over in the upcycling department much to Frankie's horror.  He feels abandoned whenever theirs a new craft in the house.  He even tried to push it off the table. So here they are for your viewing pleasure. The first one is of course this lovely birdhouse with all these details.

I love the raised areas and the crystal knobs. The roof is metal and you can't see in this photo but theirs a back door on this bird house.  I've started getting some steam punk bits from Joann's for this birdhouse make over.

I found this lovely chunky rhinestone necklace at trinity thrift. They always have fun jewelry at their store. This piece was unmarked and I was unable to find any info on it. I will have to keep looking for more info on it.

Who doesn't love yorkies and teacups found this at the snowline thrift shop.  This is from the Hamilton collection.  A limited edition in the flamboyant Personali-teas collection called Brimming with Charisma.  So far that's what I have for this haul. Some of these items I have put on eBay. I don't have a store yet.  Does anybody have a store? How did you get started?  I will have some crafts for everyone later.  Maybe down for a day or 2 got the new computer will be having a new Internet put in this week.  Enjoy your day zen hugs to all.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Vibrant Colors Kitty

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Good afternoon fur buddies here we are late again.  I like to have this post up early but mom was running around again.  She was running to the store again to get more stuff and she didn't even get me more baby food. Horrors of horrors their was another birdhouse craft on the table again.  I had to sniff it. I was going to knock it off the table until mom yelled at me to stop.  She pays more attention to the crafting stuff then she does to me.  I'm going to have to find more ways to sabotage the crafts without her knowing it.  I can't seem to get her to stop doing it.  In fact our neighbor asked  her to paint and decorate a birdhouse and she would pay her for it. It's getting more and more difficult to get attention around here.  What's a fur guy gotta do to get some attention?  Peeps do  you have any ideas?

                                                     added black borders from pic monkey

                                                              added lemon aide from pizap

                                                            dreamscope-fall colors


Please check out the shop and help my mom out.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Street Art Kitty

Good Morning fur buddies and we are on time this weekend.  Mother is getting back on schedule. She's going to abandon me to go thrifting this weekend.  She finally figured out how to download the photos on the tablet. She tried to pose me can you believe that really.  She made my head look really big and I'm in black and white.  Frankie, it looks very film noir.  Does that mean I look handsome for all the girl kitties to oh and ah over? Then I'm all for that kinda stuff.  We are participating in the Athena cat goddess art hop come and join us and meet other like minded kitties.  For our entry today we used picmonkey and dreamscope (very difficult at some point couldn't tell their was a cat there).

Please check out are zazzle shop we have a lot of nice things for all your gift needs:

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Purple Sunrise Kitty

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Good Morning furbuddies sorry late again.  Mom is beginning to hate this computer and the weather. She forgot to take a photo and finally got one yesterday but the system wouldn't upload it.  So it finally loaded this morning.  I'm hiding on top of the fridge from all the embarassement of the late photo again.  I thought we got that taken care of but no such luck.  Good news I hear talk of a new computer next month.  I hope that means no more wifi problems.  Mother was rude again she took that crafting Photo and changed it to say NO CRAFTING ALLOWED on a t-shirt.  She's going to wear it around town and totally embarass me.  I tell you WHY, WHY does she do these things to me.  I'm going to have to go around town wearing sunglasses.  No, no I better not she'll take a photo of that for sure and put it on t-shirt too. Here's are entry Athena Cat goddess hop go and check it out.

Oh mom has a fun activity on her facebook page pick which house style you like and you get to pick from actual houses from redfin.  Yes she looks at redfin everyday. We hope to move has soon as the va comes through.  Here's link

Please check out the shop so she wont make we take any more pics.  Here's the dreaded NO CRAFTING ALLOWED t-shirt and various others.