Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Daily DOOM

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” Winston Churchill

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Daily DOOM

“There is no such thing as happiness, only lesser shades of melancholy.”

NEW Arrivals: Tudor Time

One of my favorite series is back on, everything about the Tudors is mesmerizing. I adore every bit of sparkle cast from jeweled pieces on pale skin, rage from Henry's soul and the seduction of every kiss. Oh honor, royalty, wars, and secret mistresses, four vintage darkened cast charms have been revamped, once part of a brooch, they now hang in solitude from the neck of the wearer.

~ 1) Tudor Crown: of conquering love between kings and queens.
~ 2) Tudor Knight: of conquering wars on foreign lands.
~ 3) Tudor Lion: of honor, power and royalty.
~ 4) Tudor Queen Catherine: of melancholy between kings and secret lovers.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Heart to Hearts Month: Giving Back!

With all the support from you since 2007, Red Heart 13 wouldn't thrive, I can't thank you enough and for being a true fan, my heart has truly been touched. This month I thought I would do something special for someone else, a month of giving back. I'm proud to announce May is Heart to Hearts month, I will be donating 50% of sales to two charities I feel deeply about.

For the longest time, I've always wanted to donate to the American Heart Association, they are advocates of helping reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease. The second is the American Red Cross who helps prepare communities for emergencies and help in domestic disaster relief. More recently they are helping the people of Tennessee who have been struck by flooding.

I am truly honored by the support so far this month, it is only the 6th and so far $230 will be donated. This brings such a big smile to my face! Together we can touch hundreds.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Weekend in Pics: Flea Market Finds

HELLO FRIENDS, hope you all had a lovely weekend. Saturday I ventured to the Fairmount flea market that surrounds the haunted Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. I look forward to this flea twice a year, oh my gosh, I found so many awesome finds from teeny to large and in charge. My friend Teresa and I soaked up the sun and later took a tour of the prison. Please check out some pics from the weekend and last year's visit HERE

I'd thought I'd share some of my favorite flea market finds with you all. The find of the day was a set of eight vintage metal liquor decanter tags in a silver metal with engraved lettering; I had seen them earlier in the day and actually pondered on it for a while, I came back in the afternoon and there they were waiting for yours truly. Yesterday I bought some snazzy ribbons to accompany them in either a necklace or bracelet form.

I also found a wonderful miniature wooden wheel barrel, I knew it would be perfect for my backyard. Later Saturday afternoon I stopped by the nursery and found some peachy pink flowers and fancy grass to put inside it; truly a DIY project even my husband thought was pretty. 

Another backyard find was a heavy vintage cement statue of the Virgin Mary, can you believe it $5.00, I guess the pain and suffering in the heat on the walk to car was worth it. However my main goal was to find sweet deals on vintage jewelry or any odd bits of the past, check them out below:

From left to right, top to bottom: 1) vintage pale pink glass rosary, 2) metal fishing weight that resembles a bone, 3) tin type of a gentleman in glass oval frame, 4) venetian glass beaded necklace

From left to right, back to front: 1) circus wagon brooch with lion, 2) Victorian crucifix, 3) religious hammered medal, 4) vintage stamping of heraldic shield, 5) two vintage penny whistles