Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Enjoy a happy new year by visiting the fine folks at!  Or better yet - do yourself a big new year favor and become an seller! Only 8 bucks a month and you can list up to 8000 items with no final value fees, no listing fees, and FREE auto-relist!  Can't beat that SWEET deal!

Ebay is soooooooo 2011... time to move up to in 2012!

The Marine’s Father

I got this in an email a week ago and have been debating on posting it. Now I can think of no better time to post it and to start the new year with the thought of a random act of kindness for all of us. I have experienced plenty of them here on OLA.COM

Warning: you will probably need a kleenex or two.
Here’s an inspirational story about love and a random act of kindness that will bring tears to your eyes.

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.
“Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man’s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man’s hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.

He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital – the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.
Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.
“Who was that man?” he asked.

The nurse was startled, “He was your father,” she answered.

“No, he wasn’t,” the Marine replied. “I never saw him before in my life.”

“Then why didn’t you say something when I took you to him?”

“I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn’t here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed.”

Be safe, be healthy, be happy and most of all be careful on this night of celebration.

Happy New Year to all

Remember Board Games?

Remember the old board games? When people and families would sit around the table in the evening, have some popcorn and enjoy playing a board game? The wonderful feeling of belonging?

Well, for goodness sakes, start checking out the old board games! Have one night a week when your family gets together and actually sit together, having fun!! I have oodles of these although I've bookmarked a couple more!!


Gather your investigators for the CSI The Board Game Based on the TV Series from Spock100!

So, whatever your fancy, get your friends and family together for an old-fashioned evening of fun!! Get out the board games, buy some new ones and take life a little easier!! Slow down a little! Enjoy!!

We have lots of games on and great deals!! Come and check them out!!

And if you like to browse, stop on over to Korn Kountry Treasures! Lots of great deals!!
Thank you and Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year, New DEALS!

For all of January 2012 I am offering BUY A BOOK, GET ONE FREE at both crittercache and curiocache!  Buy any book, from either store, and get one free (free book must be equal or lesser value, tho...)  No limit!  Buy 1, get one 2, get 2 free.. buy 3, get 3 4... you know..  There are 60 + books and I'm constantly adding more, so have fun and check out each store!!!

These just a few...there are horse books, pet care books, fiction, non-fiction, true crime, cookbooks, kids books, nature books, music books... take a peek!

Check out HappyFrog's deals!

Check out HappyFrog's deals!
This turquoise cross ring is one of my favorite listings in HappyFrog's store!

Click on the image to find out how it can be yours!


I noticed in the chats that we have a new member. The user ID is HappyFrog. This new seller told of being treated badly at other places as a new member. It was sad but this newbie here sounds so up beat and positive and not afraid to ask for help in the chats.

I could not help HappyFrog figure out how to move 500 photo's fast so I decided to help this way. I am going to post some of their items and then I am going to face book and tweet them and share this blog. If any one has any idea for transferring that many photo's quickly please go to the chats and let them know.

We are glad you have found a new pad here at OLA.COM and I think you will find nothing but helpful friends at your new family pad. For those of you wondering what is for sale on this site you can go to or you can look below.

I do not know how happrfrog loaded her photo's but when I go to properties and copy the URL and post it in the frame I get a message in red saying it cannot be posted, so I will still list some items but just with no pictures. You can see them all at the link above.

1. Winnie the pooh Easter bunny with basket wearing bonnet For the pooh

2. Curio cabinet with ceramic miniatures

3. Winnie the pooh leather backpack Great gift to purchase

These are just a few of the many items for sale at this store. and when you are done shopping there I would be so happy to see you if you stop by my store and check out the items I have on special sale until Monday at 6PM EST. You'll be able to find me at

Have a very happy new years eve and please be safe

Wonderful Art for the Discerning Collector!

We have some of the nicest pieces listed on! I am always amazed at some of the variety I can find!! Just take a look at some of these wonderful collector pieces!!

This Porcelain Figurine by G. Cappe from Anniescup11 is wonderful, down to the cigar!!

 This Seriolithograph Andre Bardet * Bais De Bologne A Paris from Ourbusiness would look wonderful on the wall!

If you collect antique ivory, this Antique Ivory Warriors on Horseback from Goldbee is a must have!

And this is one of my favorites! A Zanesville Art Pottery Burgundy Rubble Ware Vase from Classic_Chloe!

So, whatever you collect, please check out the sellers on!! Lots of great sellers and special pieces to be had here!

And please feel free to check out the listings in our store, Korn Kountry Treasures! Collectors plates and books are 50% off listed price-Only until January 2nd!!!

Thank you and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Barter and Trade

Does anyone remember the barter and trade system. It was not a big thing when I was born but then some still did it. I had it explained to me about how it worked. I did not need to have it explained as I had read and heard about it, but this person just needed to talk to someone so I listened.

When I was a child I guess my Mom did the barter and trade system as she took in laundry. Washed on Tuesday and hung outside to dry. Brought it in and sprinkled it with water, rolled it up and put it in the fridge on Wednesday. Ironed it when she got home from work on Thursday and took it to work with her on Friday and for this she was given chickens.

Today I saw a barter and trade with my own eyes. A lady brought some items to the train store that she hand made and the guy told her he could not buy them as business was bad. She ask if he would trade for some toys for her kids and he said yes. Deal was done. What she brought in was hand made quilted purses and they were beautiful.

I sometimes think our country is headed back to that tradition. With so many out of work and needing some things and the have the talent to do things for people I can see this going on. I see nothing wrong with that and it is a respectfully way to maybe feed your family or keep yourself from living on the streets and being hungry. It still makes me sad to think our country is moving backwards instead of forwards.

I am aware that some on OLA.COM are willing to do this. That is great. They help each other with things they need but cannot afford to buy, and get something for themselves in exchange. At OLA.COM there are a lot of people who care for others. Almost everyone I have come into contact with are awesome and helpful in every and any way they can be. That makes it a family. That also makes it a plesant place to be a member of.

If you have not checked it out yet why not go to and see just how wonderful it is to be a part of this family who goes out of it's way to help each other.

While you are there I would appreciate it of you would stop by my store for my Year End Inventory Sale. Click here Chateycathey and get 50% off all my items until Jan. 2, 2012

Thank you for reading my blog. Happy New Year to all and please be safe

Babies, such wonderful little bundles of joy!!

 Babies, aren't they precious? So tiny and soft, cuddly and sweet!
Here at, we have several sellers who love making things for that little bundle!

This is an absolutely adorable Baby Blue Crocheted Sweater and Hat for Boy or Girl made by Love Vintage. She has several others in different colors, too!! I just love this pattern!

And Callmemomo has outdone herself with this wonderful Handmade Crocheted Baby Blue Newborn Booties and Hat! What a gift this would make!

And Crochenlady has this adorable Crocheted Baby Jacket Newborn-3 Months, all ready for that little bundle to come home to!

This is a darling Baby Hat Peach with Flower from Acbeffect! And there are other different hats listed, even a frog with wiggly eyes!!

Or how about a Crochet Baby Booties, Bib and Bottle Warmer from our store, Kornkountrytreasures? This is in teal cotton thread with a love knot stitch around the tops and edging! We also have several other sets to choose from!!

So, if you are looking for something extra special for that precious little bundle, please don't hesitate to check out!! These were all made lovingly in the USA!!

Thank you!!

It's raining..time for Disney and popcorn!

Too yucky to go outside? Curl up with a Disney movie and some hot buttered popcorn!
You can find a TON of great movies to enjoy this winter at!

How about Peter Pan? Found at JRFLEAMARKET!

From curiocache ... the Fox and the Hound

Robin Hood Laser Disc from plusizeglamor!

One of my favorites.. Aristocats found at curiocache!

One of the BEST - Jungle Book found at raevenhow!

Fantasia found at JRFLEAMARKET!

LOTS more Disney movies: The Brave Little Toaster, The Lion King, Cinderella, Mulan, Pete's Dragon, Beauty and the Beast... take a peek at!