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Vintage McClintock Gunne Sax Dress Velvet Holiday

Vintage 80s Cabbage Rose Dress by Loralie

Vintage Gunne Sax Dress Prairie School Marm Style

Vintage Gunne Sax Dress and Lace Jacket

All About the Artisan in her own words:

For Years I have been a Collector of Items of Great Beauty, an Offshoot from My Mother’s Teachings.   I Have All of My Life Been Drawn to those Things of the Past…a Kinder, Gentler Time.   As a Child, Mother Taught Me Quality and An Eye for the Unique that I Could Claim as Mine.   I am Forever Indebted to Her for Those Lessons Imparted.

I am also an Avid Gunne Sax Dress collector.  I have well over 150 Gunne Sax Dresses along with even more similar ones in small to the Rare large!

Vintage Gunne Sax Dress Wedding Satin & Lace

Gunne Sax Dress Vintage Wedding by McClintock

Vintage Bridal Veil from Davids with Headpiece

Gunne sax Wedding Dress Vintage Jessica Label

Today I bring you the Best that I have from Vintage Gowns and Jewelry to Accessories that will Glow in the Moonlight and bring out the Goddess that Lies within us all.   I welcome you with a Happy Heart in Hopes that You might find the stuff that your dreams are made of.   Don’t We all Deserve This?

Vintage Rhinestone Earrings ‘Leaves Falling

Vintage Kramer Demi Parure Trembler Set

Vintage Weiss AB Rhinestone Brooch

Magnificent Vintage deep Red Brooch and Earrings

I Wish to Pass on to the Future Generations Not Only the Quality But the Character and Sentiment of the Vintage Bridal Gown.   May You Find a Piece of Your Dreams in These Pages.   My Mother will be Watching Fondly.

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Not content with just one shop, this artisan has 4!

All About the Artisan in her own words:

My graphic design experience started in high school with a major in art.   I won first place in an ad layout contest.   I started working in a print shop after school back in high school.   And continued most of my life working in the printing and publishing fields.

Pink Flowers Refrigerator Magnets

Lighthouse Button – OOAK

Witch Button

Crazy Peace Button

Proofreader by profession with 35 years experience proofreading for major publishers.  I have proofread magazines and books for major magazines and book publishing houses.

My shop Wild Goose Chase has vintage items, cards, Valentines, supplies, patterns, art books, feathers, ACEOs, and other curiosities.

Antique Gumball Machine

Vintage Hankie

Vintage Donkey Salt & Pepper Shakers

Vintage Dollhouse Furniture – Bedroom

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Pale Blue Button Scarf Free US Shipping 

Owl CD Upcycled Clock 

Autumn Magnetic Bookmarks Set of 2 

Needlework Lovers Bear Chair Vignette 

All About the Artisan in her own words: 

I love to create. Since I was a child,I have always been busy with various forms of fiber work including knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery and weaving. Alongside of those interests was that famous old cookie tin of buttons that I loved to play with. After a fulfilling career in education followed by the ease of online selling, I now devote myself fulltime to combining fibers and buttons. I also love and make clocks, magnets and bookmarks. I love special orders so please don’t hesitate to ask. I am proud of my 100% feedback selling online with several hundred items off to new homes. 


I Love Knitting Brooch 

Americana Flag Pin 

Dotty Ribbon Bookmark 

Cream Hat & Handwarmer Set 

In April 2007 a book called Button!Button! was published and several of my creations were included (pictures below). It was a very exciting experience. 

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I have been very fortunate to make many new friends at Zibbet.  All of these artisans are unique, not only in their art and crafts but their friendships.

We are all able and ready to lend advise, opinions, support and help to fellow artisans whenever possible.    Our backgrounds are different and diverse but we all share a common goal.

Starting tomorrow, I am going to feature  one of them daily.  We all work at supporting each other and making Zibbet.com a fun and friendly shopping experience.  With the Christmas Season fast approaching it is time to start thinking about shopping.  See all of the unique and affordable items you can purchase for family, friends and your furbabies!

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I know this is a very dumb question but please forgive me as I am a Canadian.

I live in an area that is not bothered by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes or other similar weather.     But I do remember vividly watching all about the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  I also remember all of the animals who were forced to survive as best they could alone.  Many did survive and many did not.

As I read the information on the website of the ASPCA –  I learned just how horrible it was.   My own dog, Buck the beagle, is a rescue from a shelter in Ontario, but his story is nowhere near as heart wrenching as the animals after Katrina.   They also have a slide show of some of the rescues and it went straight to my heart.  If you look at each face, you will see looks of fear, relief, gratefulness, sadness, anticipation, confusion or loneliness.   This was the biggest animal rescue in history.  So many animal lovers helped save many of those animals with their search efforts, adoptions, temporary care, and donations.    But it doesn’t stop there.

The ASPCA is still out there helping animals with legislation, education, and caring.  As the IndieSmiles Charity Birthday Bash continues all month, please take the time to visit them and donate.  There are still so many cats, dogs, horses, birds and numerous other pets out there needing help.   There is never a need to great, never a donation too small and never an animal not worth the time.  Just look at your own pet(s) and you will understand.

Yes, it is still hot up here. Hope we get a break soon.

Here is the surprise in the mailbox yesterday. It came all wrapped up with a pretty pink envelope and note. What a treat when I opened up the package and found all of this –

Fat quarters, red ric rac, patterned ribbon and a super reusable shopping bag. I am going to keep the bag in my purse for any of those “I am only going in to grab one thing” shopping trips. This came from the “Sewing swap with a twist” swap at Swap-bot. I am so lucky!

I don’t know about you but the weather in Ontario, Canada is hot, hot, hot!!! We are all still in vacation mode until Tuesday when the kids return to school.

The good old mailbox held some really great surprises yesterday for me!

This came from my Editor at IndieSmiles. I had won the best columnist in July award and my wonderful prize is that gorgeous necklace in the middle. It was tucked inside the lovely little violet pouch. I was thrilled and had it on all day yesterday.(click on the image for a closer look!)    You can find more  fabulous jewelry at her shops – http://seastardreams.artfire.com or   http://seastardreams.etsy.com

Look at these fat quarters! What super colors and patterns. This came from a separate swap through a friends blog. My poor old brain has been reeling with ideas and inspiration.

Boy, did I do good yesterday!


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