Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa with Cardinals Resin Decorative Holiday Plate

A whimsical Christmas decoration!

This Santa is surrounded by birds and stars.
Colorful and cute, this holiday plate
is in excellent pre-owned condition,
and is ready to decorate your home.
I find no damage.

I also find no manufacturer's labels or marks.
The back has faint evidence of a prior sticker.

The face of the plate features a raised pattern.
The back of the plate is solid green,
with an attached hanging hook.

Measures 6 1/2 inches in diameter.

Made of resin.

The bidding starts at $3.99 for this
Santa with Cardinals Resin Decorative Holiday Plate 

For more holiday and vintage collectibles,
please visit Fleapirates Plunder!


Beautiful Westmoreland Paneled Grape dish. Authentic milk glass, this dish is footed with a shallow, scalloped side. Still has the sticker attached! Measures 9 ¼” X 5 7/8” high. For those that collect Westmoreland Glass or milk glass, this is a must! This would make a fantastic centerpiece!

Ships at 4-5lbs, parcel post from 50276. Shipping is estimated at this point but you will NEVER have to pay more than stated. This dish is heavy. Usually, parcel post at this weight is cheaper. Insurance is strongly recommended-$1.75.
Click HERE to see more pictures of this beautiful piece!
Click HERE to see more great treasures listed! Don't forget, until midnight tonight! 20% off (before shipping)!

BOGO Mystery Soap Bars Back at

TODAY ONLY! Buy One Get One Free Mystery Soap Bars at MetzyMom's Emporium at (while supplies last). The only 'Mystery' is which scent you will receive because you won't know until it gets there!!!

The BOGO Sale starts at Noon Pacific Time and will run until the listing runs out of soap! Hurry!!! Supplies are Limited!!!

One Listing, One Day, Buy One Get One Free... what more could you ask for???

Hurry!!! The sale starts at NOON PACIFIC TIME and when the Mystery Bars are gone, they're gone until next year!!!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Star Wars Trilogy SE Boxed Set MIB VHS Factory Sealed

Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition Box Set. This is a Mint in Box, factory sealed VHS Box Set. The Movies include, Stars Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and the Return of the Jedi. The special features include: Digitally Mastered for Superior Sound and Picture Quality. It also includes New Footage, Enhanced Sound and Effects. Plus, behind the scenes footage on the making of the Special Edition, including an interview with George Lucus. This Box Set has a 1997 Copyright date by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. This VHS Box Set is still factory Sealed and has never been opened. There is an original store price tag of $29.95. This Star Wars Trilogy Box Set would make a wonderful addition to any Movie Collection. For more information and pictures please Click here to view this Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition Box Set

I have this Box Set for sale through OLAs Fixed Price Auction for $7.99. This is a great price!!! Please check out my Stubsinc OLA Store for more interesting items. Click here to visit my OLA Store


This is a boy and girl, both on their knees, saying their prayers. They are made by Fenton Crystal in the Vaseline Custard glass. As you can see in the pictures, they do glow in black light. Normally, in daylight, they are very pale yellow-green custard, satin finish.
The boy is 4” and the girl 3 ¾”. The girls sticker is gone but the boy still has his.
Produced in the late ‘60’s, Fenton continued with the Fenton Boy & Girl Praying until about ’74.
No chips or cracks! These are great for any Fenton collector!

Click HERE to see more pictures and details!
Click HERE to visit my store! We have great items for you!
SALE until midnight CST, 11/30/09 ~ anything over $10.00 gets 20% off!!! (will show as discount on shipping)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Scavenger Hunting for Auction Credits, and Hunting for Bargains on OLA

The December scavenger hunt is set to start on Tuesday, December 1st. This wonderful and challenging game awards the winner with $100 in auction credits, courtesy of OLA. These auction credits can be used to cover the cost of extra pictures in listings and to list items on the front page in the featured section. Yes, December is a busy month, and I am busy too, but how can I not sign up for this fabulous game? Sign-ups are still going on, so if you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for????

This link will take you to the December Scavenger Hunt sign-ups (you have to be signed in to the chat boards to view).

Also this weekend, many sellers on OLA are having specials from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. See all the links and specials below in fleapirates' post.
I am offering some items at 50% off this weekend. Selected items will be offered at 50% off throughout the sale at various times. Specials may last all weekend, or may only be offered for one day, or even just a few hours, or less. So if you see it offered with halfnow in the title, and you want it, don't hesitate to buy.

Here are some of the items currently offered at half price now for the sale:

2 Dunoon English Bone China Elba Mugs Sunflowers Halfnow

Fitz and Floyd Herb Garden Pitcher Halfnow

Antique White Ironstone China Handled Cake Cookie Plate Fig Pattern Halfnow

Hazel Atlas Moderntone Cobalt Blue Ruffled Cream Soup Nut Bowl Halfnow

This link will take you to other halfnow items I am offering for this weekend sale. Items include everything from depression glass and other vintage glassware, antique ironstone, dolls, collectibles, creamers, et cetera.

Click here to see what other collectible and vintage treasures I currently have available in my store.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Little Golden Book Donald Duck’s Adventure 1950 “D” Edition Excellent Condition LGB

A Little Golden Book titled, “Walt Disney’s DONALD DUCK’S ADVENTURE”, number D14. The book has a copyright date of 1950 by Walt Disney Productions. The book is 28 pages long and is Edition D. This book is in Excellent Condition with very minor wear to the cover and corners. The book was signed in the name plate by the previous owner, and then the signature at some point, was lined out with black magic marker. Overall this book was well taken care of. The colors are vibrant, the pages are crisp with no tears or scribbles, and the binding is tight. This Book would make a wonderful addition to your Little Golden Book Collection. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this Vintage Walt Disney’s Donald Duck’s Adventure Little Golden Book. For more information and pictures please Click here to view this Little Golden Book titled, “Walt Disney’s DONALD DUCK’S ADVENTURE”, number D14.

I have this Little Golden Book for sale through OLAs fixed price auction for $5.49. This is a great price!!! Please check out my OLA Store for more interesting items. Click here to visit my OLA Store

2009 Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale at!

2009 Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale

Come see what our awesome sellers have listed,
and the great specials they are offering!

Just click on the seller's name to browse their store!

1. Raggy-Lady
Buy one fudge get one free your choice of both!
Buy one biscotti get one free your choice!

2. The Royal Treasures
But 1 receive 10% off
Buy 2 Receive 25% off
Buy 3 Receive 50% off + FREE SHIPPING

3. Curiocache
FREE SHIPPING on anything in my store during the sale!

4. MetzyMom
Every mailable order sold over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend totalling $10 or more
(combined orders count but postage does not) will receive a FREE 2010 Pocket Planner (aka a date book).
The 2010 Pocket Planner comes with easy stick stickers to help make planning a snap.
Each planner also has a 'cut out' for a photo, so you can personalize it!

5. Seewhatimselling
Friday thru Monday- 20% off fixed and classic items
Classics will be ended upon receiving bid
Special does not include shipping

6. Oldturtleheart
Special:10% OFF listed price of all items not already sale priced.
Discounted Combined Shipping as always!

7. Grammykay
15% off on total purchase of $15.00, excluding shipping.
10% off on total purchase of $10.00 to $ 14.99, excluding shipping.

8. Davendeb1178
Purchase 8 sheets or more of custom address labels, STICKERS, or business cards and get FREE shipping!
10% discount on shipping on all NON sticker, label or card items.

9. Vermonter53
Purchase up to $50 and receive 10% off on any amount you buy
Purchase $50 worth of items and get .................20% OFF!
Purchase $100 worth of items and get ...............25% OFF!
Purchase $150 or more worth of items and get ..30% OFF!
Not including shipping costs which of course will be combined to save you even more money!
Any items listed as free shipping are included in the sale,..... but free shipping does not apply during the sale.

10. IceColdSales
10% off any Browning,Case,Cold Steel,Columbia River SOG or Gerber Knife(s).
$1.00 off any Book.
$2.00 off any Holiday Glass Decorative Block.
$1.00 off any Handmade Bow.
$3.00 off any Kershaw Knife Set.
75 cents off any Bell.
5% off any Luminox,Stryker or Wenger Watch Plus FREE SHIPPING.
15% off any Costume Jewelry.
Buy $10.00 worth of 3D Creatology Wooden Puzzles and receive a Small Puzzle (worth $2.29) FREE.

11. Fleapirates
Store-wide discount of 20%! (Shipping not included!)

12. Yawningdawg
15% off all Fixed Items, not including shipping.

13. Yogibear66
25% OFF everything Fixed Price on Fri
15% OFF everything Fixed Price Sat and Sun
30% OFF everything Fixed Price Monday

14. Chellepope
25% off everything in my store, not including shipping.

15. The_trove2
10% off everything, including shipping. Auction style will end once the sale ends.

16. Tjintx
10% off store wide plus free shipping for any purchase over $50.00.
Free gift wrapping and will send your gift to giftee's address if requested.

17. Jenbana88
25% off all items purchased thru Monday.

18. Fabulous12345
ALL DESIGNER Clothing ITEMS $.75 cents (prices will be changed when I invoice)
Leather, Sweaters, Jackets,Tops, X-Mas Ties-All Brand/All Sizes
Very Low Shipping $10.00 (4-6 sweaters/10-15 tops)

19. Kidatheart10
Selected items will be offered at 50% off throughout the sale at various times. Search for keyword halfnow. Specials may last all weekend, or may only be offered for one day, or even just a few hours, or less. So if you see it offered with halfnow in the title, and you want it, don't hesitate to buy.

20. LFWoodWorking
10% off the price for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
We will discount the sale at time of purchase, PLUS remember FREE SHIPPING, too!

21. Goldi
10 % off to 10.00
over 20.00 will be 20 % off... not including shipping.

22. Aphrodite
All items in store 50% off (does not include shipping) on Friday and Saturday.
Sunday and Monday 40% off

23. Thetreasureshelf
20% off all purchases.

24. Magnolias
20% during entire sale does not include shipping

25. Bedding4me

26. Old2new4u
All auctions starting at .99 cents!

27. Robinsgoneshopn
Black Friday, everything I have listed that day will be 75% off.
Sat. and Sun. will be 50% off.
Monday will be 25% off of everything left.

28. Annimae

29. Oddstoendless
0% off everything (doesn't include shipping) except where the item is already designated as a special.

30. Cshort0319
20% of all items with the word Christmas in the title.

31. DollarDealsnMore
Buy 5 items, get one at 1/2 price.
Free gift wrapping and will send your gift to giftee's address if requested.

32. Waterville6
15% off all items (not including shipping when applied).

33. Crochenlady

34. StubsInc
10% off of all items in my store, discount does not include shipping and handling. I will combine shipping to make it more economical for you.

~ and ~

Happy Shopping

from all of us at!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Schmid Kitty Cucumber Nurse Musical Figurine Music Box

Just listed on is an adorable and collectible Schmid Kitty Cucumber Nurse Musical Figurine Music Box . She is bandaging poor teddy bear's booboos for her little one. Wind the plastic stand on the bottom, and this music box plays the tune "JUST A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR". Height is a little over 5" tall, with a base diameter of approx. 4". It is in very good condition, with no damage and plays fine. It is marked Kitty Cucumber B. Shackman, etc. on the bottom. Adorable item for the Kitty Cucumber and/or nurse figurine collector!

I also currently have a Schmid Kitty Cucumber and Albert Just Married Ornament available for purchase on . This ornament features a newly married Kitty and Albert, who are ready to sail up, up, and away in a hot air balloon!

Click here to see what other collectible and vintage treasures I currently have available in my store.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vintage Cats Brooch Pin Signed JJ

An adorable cats pin from Jonette Jewelry, aka JJ.
It is signed on the back of the male's cat's head.
This particular mark is circa 1970.

The brooch is goldtone,
and features clear rhinestones

on the female cat's collar,
and on both cats' tails.
The eyes are green rhinestones.

Excellent vintage condition,
with no bends, breaks or missing stones.

Jonette Jewelry was in production 1943 to 2006.
This lovely pin would be a
treasured addition to your vintage jewelry collection!

It measures 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches.

Just listed at!

Find out how you can purchase this great
Vintage Cats Brooch Pin Signed JJ!

And browse for other vintage jewelry and collectibles at
Fleapirates Plunder!

4 Princess House Fantasia Pattern Glass Coupe Soup or Salad Bowls

Available for purchase at is a set of 4 Princess House Fantasia Pattern Glass Coupe Soup or Salad Bowls . Each bowl measures approx. 5-1/4" across the top, and stands approx. 2-1/4" high. All four bowls are in very good condition, with no chips, cracks, or damage. All are entirely crystal clear glass; the bottoms are not frosted. The pretty Fantasia pattern is one of the most popular Princess House lines.

Click here to view more details for this set of 4 Princess House Fantasia Pattern Glass Coupe Soup or Salad Bowls .

Click here to see what other collectible and vintage treasures I currently have available in my store, including a couple of Princess House glass animals.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

American Express to Acquire PayPal Competitor RevolutionMoneyExchange

American Express to Acquire PayPal Competitor Revolution Money
By Ina Steiner
November 18, 2009
Reading AuctionBytes: American Express to Acquire PayPal Competitor Revolution Money

American Express Company is acquiring Revolution Money, which was launched by AOL co-founder Steve Case's Revolution LLC in 2007. Revolution Money is an online person-to-person payment whose accounts are FDIC insured and targeted at social and instant messaging networks. It also offers a prepaid card linked to those accounts that can be used for offline payments or to withdraw cash from ATMs throughout the United States.

Interestingly, online payment services are dominated by Internet firms, such as PayPal, Google Checkout and Amazon Payments as well as international firms such as PayMate, ProPay and Moneybookers, while financial services firms such as Western Union (MoneyZap) and Citi (C2it) were unable to sustain their online payment services.

Revolution MoneyExchange has a plug-in for AIM, AOL's Instant Messaging service. Users can send money through the instant messaging service to people on their "Buddy list" using a screen that Revolution Money manages.

Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and CEO of American Express, said in the press announcement, "New payments products and platforms are evolving rapidly and it's important for us to keep identifying cutting edge technologies that can extend our leadership beyond the traditional payments arena. While Revolution Money is a young and relatively small company, we believe it has big potential. This is a smart, nimble business. It's run by an accomplished management team who have quickly developed some cutting edge e-payment offerings. Joining with American Express will help unlock their potential, while allowing us to deliver competitive online payment products more rapidly and efficiently."

Jason Hogg will continue as President and CEO. Ted Leonsis, a Revolution Money angel investor, major shareholder and chairman, will become a special advisor to American Express working with Mr. Chenault on overall digital and online payments strategy.

"We have built a next-generation payments platform that will enable American Express to compete even more effectively, especially against online competitors," said Mr. Leonsis. "Revolution Money�s technology brings together the online and offline worlds in a way that can transform the way consumers securely transact. And with the low cost structure enabled by internet technology, American Express is now even better positioned to scale their online presence over time."

The transaction, which is subject to regulatory review, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2010. The purchase price is expected to be approximately $300 million. Upon closing, Revolution Money would operate as a subsidiary of American Express and be the first component of its recently formed Enterprise Growth organization. Enterprise Growth was formed to leverage American Express' existing assets and capabilities to generate incremental fee revenue and to drive the company's entry into new payment areas and related businesses. Initial areas of focus will include:

* Developing re-loadable, prepaid products for new segments of the market
* Introducing new products for cardmembers who currently use other alternative payment systems
* Creating payment alternatives designed for social media sites and allowing open APIs that can help developers distribute new product innovations
* Developing mobile payments solutions in the United States

Other opportunities will include expanding Revolution Money payment solutions internationally, extending product offerings to banks that issue cards on the American Express network and creating new forms of PIN-based debit products.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dept 56 Snowbabies 1994 Easter Chick Fledgling In A Nest Excellent Condition

Department 56 Snowbabies 1994 Easter Chick. This Chick is in Excellent Condition and is irresistible cute. Normally I couldn’t bear to part with it but I already have two in my collection. I believe that is called “Fledgling In A Nest.” The bottom is marked, “Easter 1994 Dept. 56” and has a paper label that states, “Dept. 56 Inc. MADE IN TAIWAN R.O.C.” The chick measures approximately 2 inches tall by 2 ¼ inches wide. This would make a wonderful Easter gift for that special person who collects Snowbabies, or for yourself to fill that empty space on your shelf. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this Department 56 Snowbabies 1994 Easter Chick. For more information and pictures please Click here to view this auction

I have this Snow Baby Chick for sale through OLAs fixed price auction for $3.99. This is a great price!!! Please check out my OLA Store for more interesting items.
Click here to visit my OLA Store

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Coca Cola Tin Christmas Delivery Truck

Coca Cola truck features Santa with a bag of toys!
Says, "Wherever I go",
and Seasons Greetings from Coca-Cola

This is a delivery truck, with 6 tires.
The tires rotate.

Tin truck is in excellent pre-owned condition,
with no dents and only a couple of very minor scuffs.
The most noticeable scuff is pictured...
you'll find it on a right-side tire.
Inside is clean.

Measures 10 1/2 x 3 x 4 inches.

Weighs 9 ounces.

Click the photo to find out how to purchase this
collectible Coca Cola Tin Christmas Delivery Truck!

And stop by Fleapirates Plunder for more holiday collectibles!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Low on Christmas Cash? Try!

Lots of fantastic bargains to be had at this season! Here are few examples: From Supergranny, a fantastic "Lucky" T shirt - especially for the gambler! Starting at only 2.00! And, from brightgems4u, a beautiful Blue Topaz set - only 9.50! And from yawningdawg, a fun Harley Fund bank for the motorcycle dreamer - only 9.95! And don't mis this from curiocache - a brand new Picture This digital photo ornament - currently only 5.25! Tens of thousands of unique, one-of-a-kind, new and vintage items.
Please check out for holiday happenings this year!

Vintage Dennison Christmas Tree Glitter Prints and Party Prints Ornament Cutouts

Just listed at are two different vintage Dennison Christmas cut-outs, both in their original packages, never opened. In the past, cardboard cutouts like this were displayed in homes, schools, businesses, etc. Today, it is hard to find these cardboard treasures, especially in good shape, and they are very collectible.

The first set is Vintage Dennison Christmas Glitter Prints Cutouts in Package . This package contains two die-cut cardboard traditional Christmas trees with glitter.

The second set offered is Vintage Dennison Christmas Party Prints Cutouts in Package . This set contains eight (8) die-cut cardboard Christmas ornaments.

Both of these sealed packages of Dennison cut-outs are offered at a fixed price. Don't miss out on these wonderful vintage Christmas treasures.

Click here to see what other Christmas items I currently have available in my store.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Have You Heard About

Have you heard about It debuts the week of November 12, 2009, but you can get a sneak peek right now!!! Looking to start a homebased eCommerce business? Looking to become more than a casual seller? Looking to take your current eCommerce business to the next level? SellerBuzz may be for you!

Click here to visit SELLERBUZZ!

I invite all members to visit SellerBuzz and be with us from the beginning!
Tell Them MetzyMom Sent You!!!


Praying Hands Plaque and Northern Cardinal 3-D Plaque

We have a couple real Nice couple of samller plaques with great detail, these are very nice and would make someone a great gift, we take pride in the quality and will hope you will to.
These can be seen at our store here at OLA and much more.

Gi Joe Snake Eyes & Transformers Generation 2 Vol 1 # 140 Sep 1993 Marvel Fine/Veryfine Condition 7.0

GI Joe A Real American Hero Modern Age Marvel Comic Book in Fine/Very Fine 7.0 Condition. This Comic Book is Volume 1, Number 140, September 1993. This is a rare Comic Book featuring the Transformers. This Comic Book comes from a smoke free environment. The cardboard backing and plastic sleeve is included. I have scanned the front and back of this book to show the condition. This would make a wonderful addition to your Modern Comic Collection so don’t miss this opportunity to own this GI Joe Modern Age Marvel Comic Book. For more information and pictures please Click here to view this GI Joe A Real American Hero Modern Age Marvel Comic Book

I have this comic book for sale through OLAs Classic Auction with a starting price of $6.00 This is a great price!!! Please check out my Stubsinc OLA Store for more interesting items.
Click here to visit my OLA Store

I Am Thankful For.......

.......all members of our military who put themselves in harms way to protect our freedom...we must do our informed and vote accordingly. 

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt...

I am thankful I wake up every morning to read my handwritten note to myself..'choose to be happy today'. Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

I am thankful I found out how to take the 'gas' out of canned beans...(rinse, cook for 10 mins in 1/4 C tap water and 2 tsp of vinegar, rinse and use)

I am making sure I have all the makings for our usual Thanksgiving dinner...musing about the turkey....thankful I am not a turkey.

It's Thanksgiving soon so let’s ignore diet tips at least until the leftovers are gone. Remember, “tips” spelled backwards is “spit.”..........that’s gotta mean something.

I am thankful that if I don't finish something today, I can finish it up tomorrow....think I'll take a nap....

seasons greetings border

Shop for vintage gifts at Supergrannys Treasures

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vintage Hanging Wall Clock Oak Wood with Second hand

Great solid Oak wood hanging Vintage wall clock. There is no brand name on the clock, it was a hand made clock and is 30+ years old we were told. The person we purchased it from said that her husband had built it for her many years ago. He wanted to make it for her from scratch as they were unable to afford one that was already made, so alot of love & care went into this clock. There is a compartment in the lower area of the clock with a door on it. This is a great place to put some type of nick nack or for a hidey hole. There is a glass panel over this compartment.
The face cover of the clock appears to be a very hard clear plastic bubble style with a brass ring around the outer edge, which lifts up from the bottom for easy adjustment to the hands of the clock. There is a sweeping second hand. There are wall hanging mounts on the back.
The clock is approx. 23" high x 15 1/2" x  about 4" deep. Because of its size and weight it will only be shipped parcel post. The clock is battery operated and runs on 1 AA battery which is included.
It is used and does show signs of use and age. The hands do have some scratches on them and either looks like there was black paint put on them at one time or that the coloring is fadeing. But overall it is in good condition. Everything works as it should. Just a very nice well built vintage clock.
Any questions please ask.

Click here for more info 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pirate Cookie Cutter Set in Tin Treasure Chest

This 8 piece pirate cookie cutter set is brand new!
It arrives in a large tin treasure chest, which also contains a cookie recipe.
The set is sealed.

Features cookie cutters in the following designs:
pirate hat, skull and crossbones,
parrot, pirate ship, pirate flag,
a hook, a palm tree, and a treasure chest.

Arr! Really cute!

Set sail, Matey, to the Pirate Cookie Cutter Set in Tin Treasure Chest!

And dig for other treasures, at my OLA store, Fleapirates Plunder!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2007 & 2008 Illinois Archery And Firearm Deer Harvest Pins Bow/Gun Very Good Condition

2 pairs of Illinois Archery and Firearm Deer Harvest Pins for the years 2007 and 2008. These Pins are given to deer hunters who successfully harvest a Deer during Illinois Archery and Firearm Seasons. These Pins are in Very Good Condition with light scratches. These light scratches occur when the pins are shipped in a bag with other pins. These pins are just as I have received them and have not been worn. These Pins would make a wonderful addition to your Illinois Deer Harvest Pin Collection. Don’t miss this opportunity to own these 2007 and 2008 Illinois Archery and Firearm Deer Pins. For more information and pictures please Click here to view these Illinois Deer Harvest Pins

I have these Deer Pins for sale through OLAs Fixed Price Auction for $10.00 This is a great price!!! Please check out my OLA Store for more interesting items.
Click here to visit my OLA Store

NEW 8-) America Gods Country 3-D

This is a hand scroll sawn art plaque made one line at a time, we do not use a laser, just out saws, this is a wonderful plaque with the great phrase AMERICA GODS COUNTRY on the top and bottom frames with hand cut trees a big buck deer, a mountain with clouds and a grand Eagle over all, these are carefully cut and glued one piece at a time and then glued up in sections, this takes a lot of time to cut and then put together, it was made of 2 solid wood, Oak and walnut, the colors are all natural no stain put on them, we then finished it with 4 coats of poly for complete protection, it has a center hanger on the back for easy hanging.

The size if this piece is 13 3/4" X 10" X 1"

St Justin Celtic Pewter Belt Buckle

New celtic belt buckle from St Justin,
made in the UK.
St Justin prides itself on quality,
handmade pewter works of art.
They are located in Cornwall.
This belt buckle is brand new,
and comes with St Justin literature,
and a black velvet drawstring gift bag.
The belt buckle is signed.
Large! Measures 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.
Weighs 6 1/2 ounces.
Great gift!
Click on the photo to view purchasing details!
And stop by Fleapirates Plunder
for other Celtic Pewter treasures!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Onions and the Flu - Just an Old Wives Tale?

ONIONS AND THE FLU - An Old Wives Tale?

from a post by Goldi at (OLA)

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that
visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.
Many of the farmers and their family had
contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one
farmer and to his surprise, everyone
was very healthy. When the doctor asked
what the farmer was doing that
was different
the wife replied that she had
placed an unpeeled
onion in a dish in the rooms of the
home, (probably only two rooms back
then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he
could have one of the onions and
place it under the microscope.
She gave him
one and when he did this, he
did find the flu virus in the onion. It
obviously absorbed the bacteria,
therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my
hairdresser in AZ. She said
that several years ago many of her employees were
coming down with the flu and so were
many of her customers.
The next year she placed several
bowls with onions around in her shop. T o
her surprise, none of her staff got sick.
It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion

The moral of the story is, buy some
onions and place them in bowls around
your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or
under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what
happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

If this helps you and your loved ones
from getting sick, all the better. If you
do get the flu, it just might be a mild case..

Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent
it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on
health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about

Weldon, thanks for the reminder. I don't know
about the farmers
story...but, I do know that I
contacted pneumonia and
needless to say I
was very ill...I came
across an article that said to cut
both ends off an onion put one end on a fork and then
place the forked end into an empty
jar...placing the jar next to the sick patient at
night. It said the onion
would be black in the morning from the
germs...sure enough it happened just
like that...the onion was a mess and I
began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions
and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have
powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

********end of Goldi's post at OLA*********

Vermonter (another great member at provided this link:

Click here to see what Snopes said!

********end of Vermonter's post at OLA*********

Here is what I said (and think) when I posted on the thread at (OLA):

I read the snopes file and while I saw what they had to say, which basically amounts to 'there is no scientific proof', that can be said about a lot of old folk/wives tales.

For instance: At the beginning of each summer, as a child I would inevitably get a sliver of glass in my foot. When it happened, my Grandmother would cut and tape a piece of raw potato to my foot to draw out the glass. Sounds pretty silly, but it always worked. Someone told me it was all in my mind, so one summer I didn't use the potato... instead I went to the ER and they shot novacaine into the cut and then dug the glass out, leaving a huge whole (stitches were then required) and eventually a scar... in addition to a pretty hefty bill from the hospital... and guess what? They still didn't get it all... so I taped a frigging potato to my foot and guess what? You got it... the glass worked it's way out... so now, when I get a sliver of glass (or anyone I know does), we get a potato and get the glass out. Old Wives Tale? Sure... but it has never failed... and of course, there is no 'scientific proof' for it... but it always works.

For the price of a few onions (about $3.00 for a bag of about 8 onions), I'm willing to give it a try... I don't know if it works, but I know my Grandmother did it and I definitely KNOW we didn't get colds and flu when I was a kid...

Science be d&%#$d, they say we came from monkeys... what do they REALLY know anyway... they can't prove it works, but they can't prove it doesn't either... roflmao!!!


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Royal China BLUE HEAVEN Teapot 1950s

Available for purchase, for a fixed price of $22.00, at is a pretty blue and white Royal China BLUE HEAVEN Teapot 1950s . This teapot was made by Royal China for their "Blue Heaven" dinnerware line. It is one of the harder-to-find pieces in this line.

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Vintage Hallmark Betsey Clark Stationary Set in Box

Just listed on is a Vintage Hallmark Betsey Clark Stationary Set in Box . The cover depicts a little girl on a swing, with houses and a rainbow in the background. The box says the set originally contained 18 decorated sheets, 18 plain sheets, and 18 envelopes. This set is missing the envelopes, but it contains writing paper from three different Hallmark Betsey Clark stationary sets!

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

St Justin Unicorn Brooch Celtic Pewter Pin

This handmade unicorn brooch was made in the UK.
It is brand new,
crafted from solid pewter,
comes with St Justin literature,
and is tucked inside a St Justin gift box.

A perfect gift for any unicorn lover!

Measures 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches.

It is signed.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Early Scavenger Hunt!

There's still time to sign up for the November Scavenger Hunt!
It's a little early this month, due to Thanksgiving, but still the same great prize from!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Garden History Chapter 15

The Back Yard Garden By Night
This summer I was meandering in the back yard and thought it would be fun to take a few pictures of the garden by night.
This is a picture of the dwarf apple tree bearing fruit. By the way, the apples were delicious!

In an earlier chapter I told you what we did with the lattice and this bench seat. This photo shows the morning glories climbing right up to the top and over. I think I might put a little table in front of the bench. That might make for a cozier sitting arrangement! Just trying to hid the brick path to nowhere.
These next picture is of the vegetable garden. In our climate we can usually plant string beans several times because of the long growing season. I believe this was planting number three. Some of the plantings had a harder time than others because we had a pretty bad water shortage.
I like to keep a little light in the back yard so we found these nifty solar yard lights. Normally people put them in the ground but we wanted them on the fence so my hubby modified them so we could do just that. The put out much more light this way too. I lightened this first picture a bit so you can clearly see some of the drought damage to the grass.

The fence reminds me of a runway, when night falls.

Stay tuned for the next chapter. Thanks.