Monday, July 27, 2020

14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Wedding Engagement Cocktail Ring


14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Wedding Engagement Cocktail Ring 

This diamond ring has a unique design offered by LilacsNDreams. 
 This private estate sale ring offers a center Marquise diamond with 2 rows of diamonds that line the split shoulders. This 14kt yellow gold ring has split shank shoulders giving this ring a unique design.

The center stone is a 5/8 carat Marquise diamond with VS2 clarity, and G color. On each side of this Marquise are 4  .03 carat round diamonds that have the same color, and clarity as the center diamond. These 8 diamonds are 1/4 carat total weight. Asking price is $2300

The pictures do not do this ring justice showing the bling, and beauty of the ring. Enclosed will be an appraisal for the ring showing it’s value to be $4800. The appraisal was done by a local credited jeweler.

Not completely sure of the size. I’m estimating the ring size to be about a 6 with comparison to another ring I have of this size.

Ring is in very good used condition with very minor markings consistent to its age. If you have any questions, or wish to see more pictures please contact me at lilacsndreams@gmail.com. I would be happy to assist you.

Payment will be made with PayPal.







Thank you for your time, and visiting with LilacsNDreams. I look  forward to seeing you again. Take care till the next time you visit.





Monday, July 20, 2020

14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Wedding Anniversary Ring



LilacsNDreams is offering a 14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Wedding Anniversary Ring. This vintage diamond ring would also be great as a right hand ring, cocktail ring too. A unique estate ring that features a Marquise as the center stone. There are a row of diamonds on each side of this ring, and then a single diamond on each side of the rows too. The ring is in really good condition with some minor markings from the consistency of its age.

The center Marquise diamond is .57 ct with a VS2 clarity, and F color  5 round diamonds are on each side of the Marquise making a total of 10 brilliant diamonds .34 ct. These round diamonds are a VS1 clarity with a G color. Total of .91 cttw, and a 4.24 dwt. 2 appraisals come with this ring dated 1993, and 2011. Both with the same owner too. The last appraisal shows a value of $4500.
My asking price is $2250. That price includes the diamond ring you see pictured, shipping, insurance, and a signature delivery too.

Beautiful ring that is clean, has some clean bling with the stones, and is a size 8. Little buff, and polish would make the ring look like new again. This came from a private estate sale, and I have a ring box that will accompany this ring.

Please ask any questions you might have, or request more pictures if you need them. I would be happy to assist you.

Kim~Lilacs  
lilacsndreams@gmail.com









At this present time I have let my listings expire with my Etsy Shoppe. So, on here I have decided to offer a few of my items to you. I accept payment through PayPal, and again the price quoted to you includes priority mail, insurance, and a signature delivery. 

If you have any questions please contact me at lilacsndreams@gmail.com. Again, I would be happy to assist you. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Happy to have you stop by, and hope to see you again. 









Monday, July 6, 2020

LilacsNDreams 4th of July Celebrations Parade and Fireworks


4th of July with LilacsNDreams! Welcome everyone, and glad you could stop by!

So, how was everyone’s 4th of July weekend? Hope everyone was able to enjoy whether in celebrations, sharing time with family and friends, and just had a relaxing enjoying holiday weekend.

Where we live I was really impressed with things they did here for a small town. Didn’t know everyone, but it sure felt like a family community!

Friday there were a few fireworks done around time. You could smell it when you stepped out the door. Then Saturday morning they did a parade around town for the vets, and those being home. Everyone with their cars and trucks, old cars and trucks, motorcycles, golf carts, side by sides, razors, jeeps, tractor pulling wagon with tables people and kids on it, semi-truck, city ambulances, and a police escort. The other police vehicle was parked at our starting point saluting us all as we went by wearing his formal military dress uniform with his hat and all of his bars, and was well decorated. Pretty much drove up, and down each street with many people outside watching, waving, and video taping everything too. I drove our razor with our granddaughter, and flags hanging all along the back while she carried a couple of them too. Everyone was all dressed with flags, banners, etc. Was a proud time with this event.

Saturday night we had fireworks like I’ve never seen before. We parked at a designated spot, and time for the city to do their event. It was kind of like there were 4 locations around town that could be seen by everyone sitting around town. Along with the city doing theirs you had residents doing them before, in between, and a little bit afterwards too. Those residents used some spendy fireworks as they were so similar to what the city had. Hard to explain it, but it was beautiful!! I was so proud of our community coming together to do this!! Afterwards you seen smoke clouds everywhere! Couple of small spots you got through with no smoke clouds, but smoke clouds everywhere rolling which gives an idea of how much had been done during that special time. Amazing, and loved it!!

I hope everyone could enjoy their holiday in some way, hope everyone was able to have a little fun, and that y’all were safe too. Thanks for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams! Take care till the next time!




Monday, June 29, 2020

Vintage Collectibles Repurpose Restyle Upcycle Handmade DIY


LilacsNDreams Welcomes you to stop in, and visit for a little while. Hope everyone is doing well.

I normally have been sharing my passions of vintage collectibles, repurposing, restyling, upcycling, handmade, and DIY. Lately I’ve been caught up in our fixer-upper house we’ve been slowly working on that I have been sharing with you a little bit too. Sorry if it has been confusing for you. This COVID 19 in it’s own way has put a curve into a few things, and a few of the plans that were made for us, and many others. 

I might sound like a crazy person, it might get confusing a little bit, but please bare with me. I’m trying to fix fully what had recently happened. Sorry, but I need to make sure this is still reaching everyone, and is visible after an issue I had a few days ago with my site here. I’m gonna step back in time a little bit to help explain this issue to you.  

A few years ago I started my first blog.  As time went along I got my domain, my .com, and I directed that to the blog wanting to make it more of a website.  Trying to spruce things up a bit, make it a little bit better, and just a little more personable and professional too. At 1 point I had an issue happen that I was locked out of my 1st website/blog that I had started. Scared, nervous, of course not able to contact anyone with Google to speak with about it, was nervous for those who were visiting, and for those who were becoming regulars in visiting too. So, that same day I started another blog/website right away, and I redirected my domain/.com to where you are visiting today. Sent notices out, and put notices everywhere I could for this change to redirect everyone. 

Some time after all of that happened I was able to get into my old blog I started with. Some kind of minor glitch that happened was finally resolved. To by-pass any confusion for everyone I went into the old blog, and set it up for everyone to be directed here if they happen to click on it. Things have been pretty good since then. A few years later I still have my same domain that directs here, been trying to stay active here since some health issues a few years ago that put me out of commission for a long time. 

Anyway....at some point it kind of made an issue with Google having these places connecting. I realized that my Gmail account was part of the issue with the old 1 still around, me trying to keep the same blog name from when I first started things on the Internet, the combination of things, etc. So, I went into the old site, was going to revert this site over to that original one, get rid of the 1 email address, and trying to make Google happy without the confusion. I tested a few things, nothing drastic, and a couple days later I wanted to work with it a little more. That is when things had settled a little bit with the Internet, but became very scarey for me. The domain redirected, the blog address was saved where it was needed, and upon signing in I found things blank. All my posts were gone, I couldn’t get signed in properly, and my hands were tied. I was having issues taking care of things.

So, I walked away for a bit, cleared my head, came back to it, and worked on trying to reverse what I had done. Signed into my domain host to make sure my domain was directed correctly, got signed into the old place, and was pretty much able to reverse what I had done back to here.

So far things seem to be ok. I’ll work on things, walk away to let it settle a little more, and then come back to check that things are still working. Now I have to see how things are going with Google, my placement, if I’m being found, etc. IF things don’t go completely right I’ll have to consider another spot for all of this. I hope not because things are simple here, I’m able to get around better than another place I have reserved. Most importantly is that You are able to find me. 

I have been LilacsNDreams since about 2005 when I first started selling online, and I intend to continue with the name as long as I am physically able to. I hope everyone landed here okay today, and there were no issues. Thank you so much for your patience, and time with me as I try to progress. Take care, and see you again soon. 






Monday, June 15, 2020

Home Kitchen Remodeling and Having Fun





Welcome to LilacsNDreams with Home Kitchen Remodeling and Having Fun. Happy that you stopped by. We are still working on our home. Never ending job these past few weeks. Once the house is in order I will return to a little more norm of the postings I was doing about my vintage collectibles, my repurposing, restyling, upcycling, and some of the fun things. 

Remodeling, updating, fixer upper homes can be quite the chore. For us this is something new to be working on. Our first time going to this extent of redoing a home. It can be fun, exciting, fulfilling with accomplishment, and yes a few ups and downs too. Those ups and downs are mostly to the things you find, come across in the home as you remove some of the old, and are doing some of the new. I understand cutting costs where you can. We all do it. But, some of the things we are coming across....well, I still have my hair thankfully! 

Saturday we went to look at, and buy an unfinished pantry cupboard that was located for us. Wanted this done before we started to paint the kitchen cupboards. Keeping in mind we were focused on 1 cupboard to replace the spot where we removed an old one by our refrigerator. We got to Home Depot with intentions of 1 cupboard. Our home kitchen is small. Something we are not use to. Small kitchen with not much storage either. So, we have been putting into our minds pictures, and how we wish to revise the kitchen. Behind our kitchen is the laundry room which I always felt that maybe should have been a laundry pantry like room. Unfortunately, we are not able to knock the wall out to make the room bigger. So, with some changes we are revising it. 

Have you ever noticed how you go to a place to shop, you have 1 thing in mind to do, but along the way you view other things, decide to check on something for this or that, start thinking how maybe this can work there or maybe it would be great over here, and so on. Lol! Yep, we did the same thing. It’s almost like cutting a child loose into a candy store. 

We left Home Depot with 2 pantry cupboards, and 1 of the smaller cupboards you usually find next to 1 side of your stove. We roughly had measurements in mind, and were hoping we were close enough to do what we wanted, or able to revise a bit. Unfortunately, if we would have gotten the 2 matching pantry cupboards they would have worked greatly with our first thought of thinking. We came home with 2 different pantry cupboards, 2 different sizes, and a few inches short of them fitting. We brought them in, set them 1 way, moved the refrigerator, moved this there, and that there, and this over there, and after thinking, moving around a little bit, measuring, we finally came to a finalization of everything. The bigger cupboard by the refrigerator, and the smaller one will go into the laundry room which now is transforming into the laundry pantry room. Remove a shelf that can go out into the garage...by the way the garage has been cleaned, organized, restructured with the old kitchen cupboard we had removed. Gotta get the new floor laid in the laundry room just a little sooner than scheduled. In about 1-2 weeks new washer and dryer will be placed in there too. 

So, Saturday became a very eventful day with the cupboard issues, and was exhausting too! After all of that it was still fun, and enjoyable. We have slightly delayed plans, but it is much more enjoyable with the changes. What a change we are making, and how good it feels with it coming together too.


This is when cupboard was removed, before painting, etc.

 


Ok, here’s the new unfinished cupboard next to the frig. 


New unfinished cupboard next to the stove.


The new unfinished cupboard that will go into the laundry pantry room.



The corner the cupboard will go into once the shelf is removed, the floor is done, and a little organizing here. 

Can’t wait to see how this room will transform with the painted walls, new floor, new cupboard, and the new machines. I’m excited, and exhausted too. Lol! 

Thanks so much for stopping by LilacsNDreams today. Glad to have ya. Stay tuned for what comes next...lol! Take care everyone!






Monday, May 25, 2020

LilacsNDreams Memorial Day Thank You Kitchen Remodel


LilacsNDreams wants to wish everyone a Fun, Enjoyable, and Safe Memorial Day! Not as much activities as there normally would be which is hard. But, whatever you are able to do have fun, and enjoy it.


All we were going to do was paint our kitchen walls. I didn’t want to paint the cupboards. One advantage I don’t have a lot of wall to paint in the kitchen since it’s small. Mostly above the counters. We did talk a little bit about how to do the counter tops, and back splash. Also, we have a small island attached to the wall, and we discussed some ideas what to do to make a little more room. So, the cupboards are going to be a light grey. Almost like a white grey. The country blue chosen will go on what wall is in there, and I think we will put it within the archway to the kitchen too. The cupboard you see now will be removed, and I have found some adorable wood for the shelves that we will be adding that will blend with the grey, blue, the new window and door borders, and frame. Next weekend is our big weekend to get the flooring done. Hopefully our new door comes in to be put in too. 

Making this a little short today. Thinking of those who have, and are serving today for what freedoms we have. Big Thank You to them! 

Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams! Be safe everyone! Happy Memorial Day!









Monday, May 18, 2020

Home Improvements Remodeling Out With Old in With New


Hi! Welcome to LilacsNDreams Home Improvements Remodeling Out With Old in With New. I apologize it’s been a little while for me. Kind of scarce lately. During this time of the virus I think I have been a little more busier than usual. I’m proud to say I’ve made some vintage collectible sales from my Etsy Shoppe I haven’t listed anything new, letting things expire, and will be moving over to Poshmark. It’s an advertising issue with Etsy I am not happy about at all!

Also, a lot of my time has been getting supplies, and materials needed for our remodeling task we are soon doing. My husband drives semi, his truck is due into shop for warranty work, that mechanic on vacation, and so hubby is scheduled home weekend of May 29. I have to schedule our dog for the vet while floors are being done. Our son got a partial start on some things. But, the floor linoleum, sub flooring, etc they both will be working on. Then...a new front door was decided on. Was gonna go buy it, and hubby reminded us that needed to go in before the flooring can be done. So, I got our local lumber company involved buying door from them, and they install it. Unfortunately, the door did not come in last week. Cross fingers it’s here by Wednesday this week. Or, I might have to make some quick decisions again.





The pictures I am sharing above are showing you the stacked boxes of the snap click flooring, the stack of sub flooring, rolls of paper, the connectors from carpet to linoleum, in doorways, etc. Also, the last picture shows the baseboards I chose, and we will also be replacing the framing around the windows, and door frames with the same thing. The biggest thing is to get everything to blend with each other. So far we have been lucky it’s all working. Of course the painting is half done. Kitchen needs to be painted, and I made a decision with cupboards there to paint also. Cross fingers.

Getting the tile was an issue! I had 1 chosen we all agreed on. The first Menards was out of what I needed. Went down road to other store as their truck came in. What a horrid experience there! They go to cut what was needed, we waited around store for about 45 minutes. Never got our name, phone number, etc. Went to check on it to pay, and leave. No one knew anything about it, guy was probably with truck yet, and no one would check on anything. Just turn their backs, and went back to what they were working on. 

On our way home we stopped at the first Menards to place order for what was needed. It would be here the following week, wow! Following week go to get it, and they didn’t have it. Went to other store, and everything they got was gone within a few days. That’s when we seen what we found was on sale, was cheaper than the roll we wanted, and was actually going to be easier for the guys to do. That’s when we matched up with the baseboards to use. Was a hassle for the flooring, but it also ended up being a little cheaper with me getting more materials for the money. Whew! 

Then, the bathroom sink I wanted they didn’t have in stock, and no idea when more could be ordered. Ugh!! So, went on line to look. I found one that was acceptable through Wayfair. That’s here already too! It’s gonna work out great in there! 

So, until the 29th these materials sit, and I’m waiting on our new front door to come and be installed. Busy, busy, busy. When it’s finally done it will be worth it. Then I have 2 bedrooms to work on. One has been painted, and partially carpeted too. The other one needs to be fully done. Shouldn’t take as long because it’s paint, and carpet.

Sounds kind of hectic, huh? It’s gotten a little stressful, but it’s worked out. More tiresome with these tasks than expected. Add the stress, and I’ve had some nights I was out fast.

Thanks for stopping by LilacsNDreams! Great to have you, and hope to see you again soon. Take care till the next time.