Monday, February 17, 2020

Vintage Collectibles Embroidery Kit Marjolein Bastin Hallmark

Vintage Collectibles Crewell Embroidery Kit Marjolein Bastin Hallmark Sold by LilacsNDreams! Welcome everyone! 

I apologize for being absent lately. I caught that horrid flu bug that has been going around everywhere. This past week was not very good, and really knocked me out. It’s still lingering, but I am moving around more, and getting along better.

The 2 pictures above of a Marjolein Bastin desk calendar is a very heavy, and sturdy piece along with the Crewell Embroidery Kit still sealed were both sold this past week. I was fortunate, and thankful to make these 2 sales. I was very slow moving, but I accomplished wrapping, boxing, a big manilla padded envelope was all completed for these shipments. Once sales are completed I ship items within 24 hours of payment received. Excluding holidays, and weekends. 
I need to get more items listed with my Shoppe at Etsy and with my Facebook Marketplace too. 
Now, hopefully I can start working on things I am scheduling to do with no more delays.

Thank You for visiting LilacsNDreams! Pleasure to have you, and hope to see you again soon. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Diamond Rings, Handmade Pink Candle Holders, Spring Fever

Diamond Rings, Handmade Pink Candle Holders, Spring Fever with LilacsNDreams! Been beautiful out, and spring fever was even stronger this past week! I should be crafting, creating, making some handmade projects, taking pictures and listing some vintage collectibles at my Etsy Shoppe. Instead I was either lazy, or when I had energy I was going through a few things, adding to piles to donate, or a pile I started for some items to be offered on FaceBook Marketplace. I’ve been considering putting some of my purses I have on Poshmark too. Still thinking on that one.

Below you will see 2 pictures for diamond engagement, wedding, cocktail, collectible rings that I listed at EBay. I am offering them as Fixed/Buy it Now, or considering reasonable offers. They both have appraisals with them too. To see more pictures, and descriptions you can visit LilacsNDreams at EBay for all of that. 

These next 3 pictures are of a set of pink candle holders that I have had for a very long time. I bought these years ago from a woman who would do the listings on eBay with items her husband would make. I have a blue set similar to these that I am keeping that was made by him also. He would buy the different wood pieces, put them together, and then paint them. He painted these a Pink Slipper color. Back at that time that was a popular pink color that was used for quite a few things. These have sat for displays only in my homes. They have the hole at top for tall pillar candlesticks which I never used them. Instead I would set little decorative saucer plates on the tops, and then set different sized and colored candles on those with arrangements, or candle wreaths. Trying to down size....a little bit anyway. So, these have gone to the pile to list on FaceBook Marketplace soon. 

Yesterday, and today would have been great days to take pictures. Instead I would roam around house  doing different little things, or going down the road for errands, grocery shopping, etc. Beautiful days, and I think I caught a little cabin fever.

I want to Thank You all for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Glad to have you stop by, and hope to see you again. Hopefully I accomplish a little more to share this week with everyone. Take care everyone, Toodles!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Green Vintage Baby Carriage Stroller Spring Cleaning Fever

Green Vintage Baby Carriage Stroller Spring Cleaning Fever is at LilacsNDreams, and Welcome to everyone visiting!

The bigger holidays are over, gone, done. Slacked off for a bit, got lazy, but am feeling the need to clean house, reorganize, downsize a little, feels like spring cleaning! Moving a few things around, making piles to donate, and also some things I will list with FB Marketplace too. The weather has been pretty descent. We’ve had a very light snow, and it usually melts right away. Temperatures for us have been in the 30s which has been real comfortable here. 

Below is a green vintage baby carriage stroller  that I have had for a little over 10 years. I pulled this out from our room, and decided it was time to let it go to a new home that will cherish it. Big old sturdy piece that has the wood like handle, with a metal frame. The material is a green canvas that has seen better days, but still looks good for its age. Sadly, it has been sitting folded down, and not displayed for others to enjoy. So, decided it was time to let go.

Sorry I did not post to you all last week. I took a spill with the ice in our driveway, and have been pretty soar from it too. According to doctor I was swollen through my shoulder, he was concerned with a fracture  in my shoulder bone which xrays show there was none. I have been really soar there, my left side, the knee, etc.  So, I have been slow moving, and working my shoulder to make it better. Sadly, at the same time the arthritis in my right hand has not been very nice to me either. Darn ice, right? 

Thanks so much for stopping by LilacsNDreams everyone! See you again soon.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Angel Wing Ornament Handmade DIY Upcycled Restyled

Angel Wing Ornament Handmade DIY Upcycled Restyled by LilacsNDreams. Welcome, and glad to have you visiting today.

I love vintage collectibles, and I also take joy in creating projects by repurposing, handmade, DIY, upcycling, restyling, and so on. I hate seeing things go to waste if some how new life can be given to it. Sometimes new life may be given to a vintage collectible item, something used being united with another piece, create another use for some treasures found, and sometimes new pieces might be used to create something as well. I take pleasure, and joy with the things I do. Sometimes I keep items, and  most of the time I do all of this so that I can offer items with my Shoppe at Etsy Eventually I hope to be able to sell things myself with either a page on my blog, or maybe paying a monthly fee to have a sight of my own with the shopping cart, and so on. Girl can think, and dream a little right? Anyway, moving on sharing my simple project I did the other day.

I have like 3 angel wing ornaments I had picked up along the way. Especially with Christmas, and now I wish I had gotten a few more. I have been having creative repurposed, handmade, DIY, upcycled, and restyled ideas with these. I used 1 to make a glass angel. As you can see below I used 1 as it was intended as an angel wing ornament. I restyled it a little bit. This first picture shows the items I started with. 

This second picture shows how I put the pieces together. The only thing I haven’t done yet is put the phrase I want on the clear bulb. I want just a little different than the ones everyone else has been making. I’m thinking like “Always Remembered” or maybe “Not Forgotten” All of a sudden it will come to me.

I used a Christmas ribbon with this ornament I made. So, this one will be more for Christmas time like maybe on our tree. If I had used another ribbon that was a little more versatile it actually could have hung some where in the home all the time. Something to keep in mind for the next one that I will make.

Been a little under the weather this past week. I think everything caught up with me from the holidays. Hopefully this next week I can get another project completed. 

I want to thank you for visiting with LilacsNDreams. Wishing you all a great week, and hope to see you again. Take care everyone!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Christmas Holidays Celebration Over and New Year 2020

Christmas Holidays Celebrations Soon Over New Year 2020 with LilacsNDreams. Welcome, and glad to have you stopping by for a visit.

All the preparations of shopping, wrapping, decorating, buying food, cooking, and etc. All the time, and preparations spent making it a joyous time. Then, like that it seems like it’s all done, and gone. Of course the proof for holiday celebrations lingers with all the cleaning, organizing, removing decorations, and so on. 

Daughter and family left on New Year’s Day, hubby left the next day, and son headed back to base on Saturday. Here I sit looking at the piles of decorations I’ve removed inside and from outside the home, trying to reorganize the house, and my energy levels are not very high right! I have a set of lights in the arch of the kitchen entry, and the tree to bring down. Things are almost back in order. How are all of you doing? Hope it’s a little better than me. 

Below is a picture of a quick wrapping I did of couple of gifts for our granddaughter. The joy of watching her face light up with activities, and her surprises is very fulfilling. 

Below are 2 pictures of a couple of items I sold from my Shoppe at Etsy too. The Vera Bradley purse was wrapped as a gift, and shipped to her. That was actually fun to do.

The Christmas Holiday season was very enjoyable with all of our family together to celebrate this time. Trying to finish with bagging everything, and getting it all put away. I am ready to do some crafting, taking some pictures, and to spend time with filling my Shoppe at Etsy with more things too.  Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, and are recuperating from all of it. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Take care, and hope to see everyone again soon.


Monday, December 23, 2019

Merry Christmas Happy New Year From LilacsNDreams

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from LilacsNDreams! 

Preparations for Christmas have kept me quite occupied that I did not finish crafts that I have started, and have not done any repurposing or upcycling of anything. I apologize for that. Grocery shopping, cleaning and organizing house, having to clear the table from all crafts for everyone to sit at, one thing after another, shopping for presents, and I think you get the picture. My hands have been full, and unfortunately I have to do this all myself. 

Hubby drives truck, and right now has been hauling everything he can because he will soon be home for a little time off. Our son will be home on leave as well. It’s been about 4 years since he has celebrated Christmas with us, is long over due, and so we are going all out for the family to be together to share this special holiday. I know our daughter is counting the days of when we all get together as well. 

I am anxious for Christmas, getting together, seeing each other, the food, and most of all making memories. I am also anxious for after the holidays so that I can get back to crafting, finishing projects started, and create more things too. 

Thank you for visiting with LilacsNDreams! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!! Enjoy the holidays, and all that you do. Be safe, and see you all again soon. 

P.S. Please excuse the background issue I am having. Trying to change it, but having issues. Thank you for understanding.

                         MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Handmade Gnome Pink Bandana Biker Style Gnome was created by LilacsNDreams! I love this one because it is just a little bit different than a lot of the gnomes that have become so popular. This is the second gnome that I have made. First one was done with a tomato cage that now sits on my porch. This pink gnome is a gift that I will soon give to my hairdresser with my next appointment. 

This is how the gnome first look when I completed it. I wasn’t quite settled with it. In my opinion I felt it needed just a little bit more height. It felt like it was just sitting a little too low. As you will see in the next 3 pictures I had added a little bit height with it which I feel made it just a little bit better. I’m learning, and next time I will know a little bit more what to do.

The supplies I used with this project was a mop head from a mop I got from the Dollar Tree store. I cut a corner of a pink bandana to use for the gnome hat. I used a pink Pom Pom for the nose, and I added just a few little pink flowers to a few of the strands I braided. For the base I used a pencil holder from the Dollar Tree store.  

I removed the mop head from the mop handle, and I dropped the black neck of the mop head into the pencil holder. Before doing that I added a little glue around the rim of the pencil holder. Next time I will push the mop head further down into the holder. This will help shorten the beard that is around it.  With this gnome I unraveled all of the mop strings. Was trying to make it a little bit fuller. I attached the pink bandana, I added the pink Pom Pom for the nose, and I braided a few of the mop strands which I then added the little pink bows in some areas. 

After studying how it sat for a little bit I went in search of something to use to add a little bit of height to this. I used a small glass votive holder. 

Now, remember I am no expert doing handmade crafts. A lot of it is following what others do, sometimes adding my own touch, etc. I need to get another mop head because I would like to make another gnome. Not sure what kind of hat for it, bit that will come to me as I go along. 

When you have a chance visit my Shoppe at Etsy. I offer vintage collectibles, and repurposed Upcycled handmade items too. 

Christmas is soon here. Hope everyone will be able to share some time with family, friends, or have some whee you can go.

Thanks so much for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams today. Drop on by anytime. Take care till the next time you visit. Toodles . . . .