Grace Alley Treasures

Grace Alley Treasures for vintage and handmade gifts


Death is not peaceful

I have neglected my blog. Sadness has kept me from here. He is gone. Mama’s boy is gone add I feel lonely, empty. Scooby is his name, my beloved cat. He has been by my side, literally, for the last 19 years. Everywhere i went, he followed, talking to me, watching me, loving me. Now he’s not there…Last night I thought I felt him walking up the bed to my face, like he had done so many times, to sleep beside me. He wasn’t there. I felt so sad, crying in the night darkness, feeling alone at that moment. He hadn’t wanted to leave, even though his organs had failed him and he no longer was eating. He fought, clung on, following me. So heartbreaking and hard to witness. It made me hurt inside. I didn’t want him to go either, but I didn’t want to see him like that. Death is NOT peaceful. There is no dignity there either. His will and Go with the Flow attitude, which is what made me and all who knew him love him as the awesome cat that he was, made his death long and horrible. I’m sooo sorry Scooby. You didn’t deserve that. I hope you are without pain now. Sleeping next to me at night and in the sun spot by day. I miss you Mama’s boy, Mr. Scobs.

me and Mr. Scobs

me and Mr. Scobs

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I’ve added Vintage Supplies to my shop on ETSY and Loki update!

Well, first off Loki. She has made a miraculous recovery and is now living in the sunroom of my bedroom. For those who don’t know, She is my bird who got taken in my dog’s mouth and was in bad sorts tempting death for a bit. Here she is bathing in the sun.

Loki Bird

Loki Bird

And now for the new items! Exciting and a number have all ready sold.

I’ve added Vintage supplies to the items I’m selling and here are a sampling for you.

Golf Brass buttons


Bakelite Buttons


Skeleton Keys


Flat Skeleton Keys


Pocket Watch Movement Plate


Pocket Watch Parts


Enamel Pocket Watch FacePlates

So There are some examples of my new items! Check it out in my Etsy Shop and happy crafting!

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Animal up date and a few new listings.

Well if you are following you know that last week my dog decided to catch my bird in his mouth! She needless to say was not in a good way. Well, she got a vet visit this week and got the thumbs up from the vet. She is doing great and will most likely have a full recovery!! Yippie! She has been confined to a cat carrier and is not liking that too much but is being a real trooper about.

As for the listings I have some great things on my eBay page!

And a few from my Etsy shop:

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New listings, Almond wine and a pet accident!

So, Since the last time I posted, many things have happened. I added some new listings on my Etsy shop, including a heart pendant for Valentines Day.

Plus if you like Butterflies

I’ve also added supplies like mosaic tiles:


As to my wine endeavors, I’ll be racking my Almond wine tonight for it’s fermentation process. This one sounds extra interesting. It’s supposed to be like Frangelico. Time will tell!

My wine corner

My wine corner

And as for the accident!
I have a zoo of pets. A cat(Scooby), dog(Quasi), bunny(Little One) and bird(Loki). Well on Friday little Loki bird had just taken a bath and was all happy and excited about being clean. I had gone into the kitchen and was standing in the doorway when she decided to try and fly to me. Well, half way through she decides she couldn’t make it and tried to land on the couch. Unfortunately Quasi was standing there and he caught her in hie mouth! I saw the whole thing happening and was screaming “NO! NO! Quasi! Shit!” I grabbed him and opened his mouth up to get her out and the way she was lying there I thought “oh shit, she’s killed.” But she wasn’t. She went into shock and I wrapped her in a towel and held her. The worst was it was freezing out and snowing and no Avian vets available AND she was soaking wet!! I was sick over it. Well, we decided to see if she could make it through the night, She did, then through the weekend. Took her to the vet on Monday. The vet said she wasn’t in great condition. Maybe internal damage, broken wing and she had a respiratory issue most likely from the injuries. Poor baby! She didn’t want to do anything further until Loki was more stable. Loki is still not near herself and has been regulated to a cat carrier to restrict her movements and has to take two meds, which she doesn’t like, twice a day. I’m hoping she recovers. I’m just sick about it. It’s hard to concentrate on what I should be doing. Anywho, she goes back friday for a recheck. Wish her a speedy recovery!

Loki snuggling to recover.

Loki snuggling to recover.