Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Vintage Mothers Day and More

My Mother in all her beauty. Playing the ukulele and as a War Bride. 
Me sitting on her lap with my lollipop. 
I miss her and owe my entire business to her. 
She loved beautiful things and was a genius with shabby chic before it was even a thing. 

I am currently making room for more inventory but have many lovely items that would be great for Mom on both my shops. Happy Mothers Day everyone! 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Spring Are You Nearly Here?

Spring. I love Springtime and all the lovely flowers.

A few are budding now here in Arkansas.

I have Hyacinths and all the Pear trees have white flowers on them.

Florals seem to be everywhere and on everything.

Works for me.

Check out some of the finery in my 2 shops on Etsy.

Ansley Wild Tudor Tray

Monday, January 22, 2018

Valentines Day Love New Logo

I have a new logo for both my shops.

I love daisies and thought a refresh would be nice.

Tell me what you think.

My shops are both now on Etsy.


Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles

for Vintage Kitsch, Glass, Porcelain, Dinnerware and all kinds of other vintage treasures.


Graceful Vintage Clothing

for Vintage clothing, Vintage jewelry and vintage sewing and supplies.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

A Story of Love

Luke 2 

1. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and lineage of David.
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Each year it is Christmas I try to arrive at. 
I always feel if I can make it to that time of year I will somehow be okay. 
It all started to be so significant when my Father became ill many years ago. 
Somehow I knew it would be the last Christmas with him and it was. 
Since then every smell, sound is somehow extra special at Christmas. 
Each year I also note the starting of the Christmas Season when I hear the beautiful song 
O Holy Night. 
That also started because of love for a family member. 
This year I was in an auto and coming across Oklahoma right after Thanksgiving when I heard it. 
This year of 2017 has been a very hard one I believe for most everyone. 
All the natural disasters have been unreal. 
Basically all of the ones in the USA I knew someone in the path of them. 
I flat cannot believe it is near the end of the year. 
Praying for all and a great big thank you for all those who have followed me this year. 
I appreciate each and every one. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Findings at GracefulAntiquesVtg on Etsy


Loading up my shops on Etsy with Christmas findings.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Vintage Carts are Loaded Up!

My EtsyShop is loaded up with more great items for the Thanksgiving table and the upcoming Holidays. Check it out.


I have also been loading up my VintageClothing shop on Etsy as well.

It is GracefulVtgClothing

Lots of pretty bling Vintage Fashion has been added to that shop.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Combining Shops and More!

It is nearing the end of August of 2017.

Most of the children are headed back to School already.

I am trying to decide how to go forward with my shops.

The last few years have been completely an overhaul of most all business online.

I thought for a bit it was just me. Now I know it is absolutely not.

I try to use my instincts in all of this and until last few years it worked well.

Now it is as mysterious as the Solar Eclipse we had yesterday.

It should be very simple.

I have wandered far and wide to gather Vintage and Antique treasures.

Some I shall most likely never part with.

Others I get great satisfaction restoring them by cleaning and bringing them back to life as best as possible. All done without changing the integrity of a piece.

Since 1996 I have been a seller of Vintage.

Some days I would do it all again twice.

Other days it is like, "What were you thinking?"

It is never the stuff.

It is always the changes constantly that these venues I try to sell on decide is fine to throw at the dealers.

Like most everything this makes it 1000 percent harder than something that once again should be very simple.

A perpetual thought process of oh ok, maybe they are done tinkering now.

Then it is nope are they kidding?

Not even sure at this point they understand what they are doing.

Playing around with code to just play around with code?

Sharing the wealth for the new sellers. One can not even make this stuff up or I sure cannot.

So I am going to plug along for a bit longer.  Playing around with shipping cost also so bear with me on this please. I make no money on shipping. I also refund any difference over $2.00.

Vintage Clothing shop on Etsy called GracefulVtgClothing

Honestly I do not know what else to do.

I believe about 3 out of every 5 sellers that sell Vintage currently are in my same position.

Thanks for listening to my current status selling Vintage.

My shop for Vintage Clothing, Sewing and some Jewelry is also still on Etsy.