Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

The end of the year is always a little sad as I reminsce over time passing by. I always get sentimental thinking about all the changes that ocuur from one year to the next. It's a part of my personality, I guess. I love the holidays, and being with family, and it's always sad to go back to life in our routines. Taking down the tree, turning off the Christmas music, all make me melancholy. Not to be a total downer, there is a lot I like about it. For example, I love making lists, and this always inspires me to make my New Year's Resolutions. I have, oh-so-many this year! It's good though because I'm super excited.I feel a new chapter, a new beginning, a clean slate, with a new year. What are some of your resolutions? My top 3 are: Read my Bible more, lose weight & get better organized. These are my personal goals, not family or business. I have many categories! Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you to all my customers and friends for another great year. I really love what I do and I'm so extremely grateful for all the encouragement and support. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed 2011!

Love & hugs,
III John 2

Thursday, December 16, 2010


This necklace, "Le Reine" is made from a vintage crown broche. The dangle charm is a vintage styled swarovski drop with crystals and vintage pearls. I used black lace for the necklace. It can be tied at the neck as a choker, or left long. It's a one-of-a-kind piece. {Reg.$55.00} On sale today only for $42.50.

p.s. Ships gift-wrapped in a keepsake box.

We have a winner!

Today's last vingo word is ....."Coconut"....Mary: "But, I don't like coconut." George: "Say brainless, don't you know where coconut comes from?? Tahiti & the coral sea.." This is where she leans down and whispers in the ear he can't hear from that she'll love him til the day she dies. I love that part.

Ok, this means we have a winner! You need to check your words, and the person who won needs to yell Vingo! (I know who it is) :)

Thanks so much for playing Vingo everybody! It's always fun for me. I hope you've had fun too.
I'll have another sale today too coming up shortly.

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Juliana earrings-sale today

Made from matching, vintage mother-of-pearl buttons and 2 matching old crystal buttons. The whole piece has been soldered together for added strength. These are one-of-a-kind, and are on sale today only(through midnight CST). Reg.$45.00. Sale $32.00.

The earrings from button to pearl measures an inch and half. That doesn't include the earring wire.
Update: These are now sold. Thank you!

Well, hello Violet....'s word is Violet. We don't have a winner yet, but it's super close!!

The "Juliana" earrings that go with this necklace are coming up next!

Remember, this sale goes through midnight tonight! It's a one-of-a-kind piece.

Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Juliana~vintage gypsy sale

"Juliana" is part of the vintage gypsy line. It is made of old costume jewelry, vintage pearls, velvet ribbon wrapped in chain & swarovski crystals, with newer elements like the scrolly key. This is a handmade, one-of-a-kind piece. It retails for $72.50. On sale now through Wed. for $64.00 + free shipping. I also have some earrings that are made from vintage buttons & crystals that look great with this piece. They will be added tomorrow.

Sale ends Wed. at midnight CST!

p.s. We may have a vingo winner tomorrow! Several of you are only 1 away! It's getting close!

Today's Vingo word....

How can you not love Zuzu? She was so adorable. "Paste it, Daddy! Paste it" Today's word is Zuzu's petals. Make sure to check your words! We may already have a winner. If you have all 5, remember to post "Vingo!!"

Sales coming up! Hint~ It's from the Vintage Gypsy line.

Warmest hugs,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Big Vingo Sale~ Today only!!!!

Today's sale is for today only. It will end at midnight CST. These pieces are handpainted, one-of-a-kind gifts. You can rest assured you are giving a gift that is very unique, original, sure to be treasured pieces. Each piece is handpainted, then shipped to me from Kansas City. My sister, Sonya Thompson, is the artist. These are not reproduced or altered in size. She actually paints each piece this size. On the reverse(not pictured) is sheet music from the 1920's. I make them from non-toxic, lead-free silver and glass. These each come on a silverplate chain. You can specify length choice when ordering. These are reg. $48.00-52.00 ea. Today only, they are $30.00 ea. which includes shipping! A tag will be included about it being original art, all handmade item.

Have a great day, and stay warm! :)

UPDATE: Sepia Rose is now sold. Thanks!

one of a kind pendants

Vingo is getting close to having a winner!!!

Here's today's word.....Snowflake.

I skipped the vingo word yesterday by accident. Sorry! We are getting so close to having a winner! I'll be adding in another prize to the Christmas Package today. It's something you pretty much can't go wrong with...chocolate! :)

Happy Monday!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sale piece

This is a long,vintage-inspired cross necklace. It has ribbon ties, so you can shorten or extend the length easily. It's a nice weight, and has vintage pearls added with the bronze crosses. The finale is the large, silver, crystal cross. This necklace is reg. 68.00. It's on sale today and tomorrow for 60.00 with free shipping.

Stop playing that silly song over and over...

Have you guessed today's word from the clue?....Today's word is.... Piano.
That was such a sad part of the movie. Poor Janie...

Sales are coming! I know I said I would add them yesterday, but it's a busy time of year. I'm doing the best I can. I do plan on adding them today! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Today's vingo word...


I had a date with my sweetie yesterday and had such a great day. We were gone longer than expected, so that's why the sale never made it. I'm thinking of having a sale on several items today. Look for them in the next little bit.

Happy Friday!!!
Lori :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Vingo word!!!

.....Honeymoon! This is a photo of Honeymoon Bay. Remember how George & Mary dreamed of a Hawaiin honeymoon, but instead had to settle for the "hotel" with posters everywhere? It was a sweet scene in the movie.

Vingo sale on the way!! (Yesterday's sale "Oh Christmas Tree" handpainted pendant is still on sale through today as well.)

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Today's sale & a surprise!

Hello again...late!! Story of my life. We had a small catastrophe to deal with before my son's Christmas concert tonight. No big deal, just a wardrobe malfunction-ha! Any ole' way, here's today's sale....

Here's the details on it. It is all handmade and the pendant hand painted! My sister, Sonya, paints these...this size! Is she talented or what? Basically, you're getting original artwork to wear! The fabric covered beads are, of course, gorgeous Christmas plaid. The pendant can be removed and worn seperately if you prefer. Reg. $48.00 on sale today and tomorrow only $32.50. Named, "Oh, Christmas Tree", this is a one-of-a-kind piece with vintage (1920's) sheet music on reverse.

Are you having fun playing Vingo?? Guess what just got added to the prize package? I'll give you a's my very favorite with a splash of milk...

Today's word is...

Sales will be added shortly!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Two Vingo Sales Today!

Everyone can take advantage of these sales, even if you're not playing vingo. The cameo is a beautiful pendant with the scalloped silver border. It's on our Bella Vita Collection, which is toile covered glass beads. All handmade. It is reg.$38.00. On sale today only for $27.50.
The other piece on sale is from the Sheer Bijou Collection, which is a vintage piece of jewelry set on glass. It is see-through, so it shows through whatever you're wearing. It is approx. 1.25" square, not including charm. Reg.$45.00, on sale today only $32.50. This is a one-of-a-kind piece, made from vintage, crystal earrings.

Vingo Sale Items

Today's word.....

So, today's vingo word is..........Bridges. I know it's not the one from It's a Wonderful Life that George jumps from, but it's because I couldn't find a picture of it.
The sales are being worked on right now. There will be 2 today since I didn't get time to add one yesterday.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

2nd Vingo Word....

Today's vingo word is.....Clarence...
I wasn't home all day today, so tomorrow, I'll have 2 things on sale.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Today's Vingo Word~sorry it's late!

I was at my last show of the season today, and forgot to post the word before I left. So, here it is.......
...Silver Bells

~Tomorrow's word will be posted by the afternoon.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Today's Vingo Sale...

The sale today is for a beautifully handpainted, Christmas joy wreath and fabric covered beaded necklace. The pendant is removable. The pendant is made from non-toxic, lead-free, silver and glass. The painting is an original, painted this actual size. Artist~Sonya Thompson. Reg. 52.00 on sale, today only until midnight (cst) 40.00.
Scroll down for your first Vingo word! Have a wonderful Friday!



First Vingo Word!

First Vingo word for today is : "Home"

Be sure to mark it off if you picked Home. I'll be keeping records too. Just so you know how it works, I've assigned a number to each word. I'm using the random number generator to then pick the daily number/word. I have no control over what word comes up. Sale piece for today will be added soon!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vingo Sale Item

Here we go! Vingo officially starts tomorrow, but I'm already starting the sales. These are really discounted, Black Friday type deals, so get it fast because they won't last long. This one is from our Bella Vita Collection. It is fabric covered glass beads in a beautiful toille fabric. The pendant is double sided glass with a black and white design. These tie in the back, so the size is adjustable. Reg. 38.00, on sale today only through midnight tonight ~28.00. Use the paypal button below to purchase. Or, you can send me an email that you want it, and I will work out payment arrangements for you.
Also, meet "Lizzie", my newest dressform display. She's life sized, so that should give you some perspective on size of the jewelry.
Remember, Vingo starts tomorrow, so check in for the very first word of the game. If you haven't entered, there's still time. Send me your 5 words from the 25 words posted below (It's a Wonderful Life photo) Everyday, a new word will be added to the blog with a sale piece. If it's one of your words, mark it off your list. First person to reach Vingo, wins the Christmas gift package!

See you tomorrow!!
update~ this piece is now sold.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2 extra days to enter Vingo!

I decided to give a little more time to my newsletter friends since I was delayed in getting it out. It's been a busy, hectic week, but I'm ready to get started! I have the prize package listed (starter) It will be added to as we go along. I'll give you a heads up when a new item is added. Also, sale items will be added daily. It will be for certain times of day, or one day sales. Look for these, because they will be Black Friday type deals. Awesome prices, one-of-a-kind gifts.
Here's the giveaway details so far, 1.) handpainted Christmas Joy necklace on candycane ribbon. 2.) Glass ornament with lime green tree and crystals 3.) handmade Christmas red hairclip. Retail value of the Christmas starter is 75.00!
First Vingo sale starts now. It is one of our Bella Vita Collection, which is the fabric covered beads with a vintage hand lettered cross on vintage sheet music. Stunning in person! On sale now for 25.00!! Sale ends tonight at midnight *cst*

Happy Vingo friends!!

Simply Lovely