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Remember These? Retro Bakelite Bottle And Can Openers

So I have been busy these last few months selling vintage and collectibles on eBay and have totally neglected my blog! I know, it’s a problem I can’t seem to outgrow. One of my favorite things to collect and sell is vintage kitchenware. I recently bought a slew of bakelite kitchen and dinning ware and have been listing and selling them in my eBay store http://stores.ebay.com/gracealleytreasures Check it out! But today, in my blog post, I am featuring a pair of Bakelite handled bottle and can openers. Remember these? We had a few kicking around our kitchen growing up. I love bakelite! One has a swirled handle and the other is faux horn. I know you want to step back in time and retro up your kitchen or bar! Here is a link to the past http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131116836573&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

I’m hoping to be better about my posts and post a featured item once a week. I am not a good juggler but I vow to improve!


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New items in my Etsy Shop. Are they right for your mom this Mother’s Day?

I’ve added some new vintage items as well as a few new handmade treasures in my shop on Etsy. My offerings and listings are forever changing and evolving. I thought I’d share some with you and thought maybe Mom might like some of these. We all need inspiration from somewhere. Have a peak!

Original Photograph in a handmade Shabby Chic Frame

Vintage Mary Gregory Vase

Vintage English Porcelain Flower Pot

Native American Tiger’s Eye Sterling Silver Stickpin

Vintage Tri Metal Primitive Ring

Hope you enjoy these items. Perhaps Mom will too!


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Vintage Crafting Supply in my Etsy Shop

Do you craft? Do you like to use vintage supplies? Grace Alley Treasures offers a selection of vintage and new supplies for your craft, Art or collage projects. Here’s a sampling of some available now.

Rusty Hinges

Rusty Hinges

Vintage Stamps

Vintage Stamps


Vintage Postage

World Vintage Stamps

Pocket Watch Parts

Pocket Watch Parts

Pocket Watch Bridges

Pocket Watch Bridges

Bakelite Buttons

Bakelite Buttons

Vintage buttons

Vintage Brown Buttons

Vintage Keys

Vintage Keys

Flat Skeleton Keys

Vintage Flat Skeleton Keys

Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic Tiles

Mini Mosaic Tile

Mini Tiles

Hope you stop buy and do some shopping!


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Dream to reality: My new studio dubbed my creative haven

So one of the reasons I bought the house I’m in was the garage! Crazy, you say?!? Maybe. But the space in there is great and all I could think about was being in there. I even thought about living in it and renting the house. Now that I did decide was crazy. lol, buy I didn’t give up on making the garage into an awesome studio and last year I finally was able to make some improvements and now am in the process of setting up shop so to speak. Take a look. What do you think?

 

I’m supper excited! The other exciting thing about this studio finally being ready to use is My business Grace Alley Treasures got it’s name from this studio’s location on Grace Alley! So, now you know the story behind my business name and the reason I bought my house. Was I crazy? You tell me! I love to hear your thoughts or your own stories behind your business or the reason you bought your house. Happy reminiscing all!!


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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.
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https://www.etsy.com/listing/121551773/ooak-heart-necklace-glass-art-pendant?ref=v1_other_1

Plus if you like Butterflies https://www.etsy.com/listing/121550514/ooak-butterfly-necklace-glass-art?
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I’ve also added supplies like mosaic tiles: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gracealleytreasures?section_id=12104401
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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.


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Grace Alley Treasures update

So I can’t keep up with this it seems! I have been busy building my Etsy following and trying to get some sales. I’ve had a few but not as I was hoping. I’m getting lots of views and favorites and have a number of followers but can’t seem to turn that into sales! Anyone have any pointers? I was put in two treasuries today which I would like to share but can’t figure out how to insert a link in here since the link button isn’t lit up. I didn’t realize this was going to be so difficult! Or I am not computer savvy at all. Not sure which . Hre is a link, I hope. Etsy Treasury And Another, hopefully. Etsy Treasury #2 Well, that’s it for now. See you!

Here’s just a few items I have for sale:

Jeannette glassware

Halloween Raven pendant