Thursday, May 13, 2010

Turquoise is the Color of Spring

We're a little late with the spring fever, we know, but Spring in NYC this year has been a small roller-coaster ride. And this week's cool air, showers, and lush greens have us yearning for all things turquoise!

First, we LOVE these Sterling Silver Dragonflies!

And, while these aren't turquoise, we are partial to these green / turquoise inspired earrings in our very own A Vague reCollection shop:

Looking very authentically bohemian are these vintage turquoise earrings. They're even signed!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday Thoughts: Holiday Shopping & Shipping

Where did October and early November go? Wow. Amazing how the time between the start of Fall and the holiday season gets faster every year!

We're working our little camera to death trying to get all our holiday merchandise up. It's time to shop for hostess gifts, a special something for that special someone, and heirlooms your little ones will treasure from here to eternity.

Let's see what we have...for the special hostess in your life, a lovely seasonal brooch may be just the thing. We have a lovely gold, textured, leaf brooch from Trifari that would be perfect year 'round.

or this lovely, autumn Weiss brooch! The colors are exquisite, and the size is perfect for just about anything from a blouse to a scarf:

Give the gift of an heirloom this year! We have nice vintage pieces looking for a good home where they can participate in the celebration of life and family for years to come. We're particularly fond of this sterling silver crucifix and chain:

Or update the dinner table or living room with these stately, yet charming, silverplate Gorham candlestick holders:

Whatever you do, don't forget about that special someone in your life! Celebrate their importance to you and their appreciation of the finer things with one of our Coro pieces. This lovely leaf necklace exudes elegance with a little flair:

The epitomy of last but not least, these Coro rosebud earrings! The background on which the rosebuds are painted reminds me of a wedding cake's icing - delicious!

But wait, you say, what about shipping?! We'll be updating our policies, tweeting, and posting notices here on the blog as well as Facebook about when the last day to purchase via regular USPS for delivery by Christmas will be.

We highly recommend USPS Express to guarantee arrival; it's the only method USPS guarantees within a specified timeframe. With the USPS location closings, we think Express may be the only way to go after the first week of December!

We are also looking into Christmas wrap, gift certificates, and all the rest. If there's anything you want us to offer that we don't - JUST ASK :-) We'd love that.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What's Working Wednesday: Twitter Lists

As I understand it, Twitter Lists aren't available to all, yet. Somehow, we made it into the small, select group of Twitter accounts that can create public or private lists.

We made one for vintage jewelry that include the members of the Vintage Jewelry Sellers on Etsy team. You can find the list here

Vintage Jewelry Sellers on Etsy has a bunch of locations - Check out our website, our blog, and our Etsy page. You can also find us on Facebook, Flickr, and Twibes.

You can always search Etsy for VJSE; we all include that in our tags for easy vintage searching!

Tuesday Travels: Camera Update

Beginning to recover from the trip to Bolivia. My new Panasonic camera arrived late last week, and her name is Iris. Get it? :D

I immediately began to use her to get new pieces up in the store. Check 'em out:

We really thinking the paper cut outs are precious and the cross the perfect gift! We have a few more paper cut outs to post in the coming days, but we think you'll agree these are precious and Iris did a good job with the photographs. It was, after all, her first day on the job.

Heading back upstate for more goodies this weekend. Look out for Thursday Treasures and Friday Finds.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What's Working Wednesday: Etsy Promotion!

We'll be participating in Etsy's FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING weekend that spans Black Friday to Cyber Monday. That means, shop our Etsy shop that weekend, and all orders over 50 USD will receive free shipping worldwide.

Simply include FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING in the Notes to Seller section, and we'll refund all shipping charges via PayPal.

Tuesday's Treasures

Aww, what the heck! We need a pick me up, and here it is - we love this ornate Sterling Silver cross pendant and chain.

Isn't she lovely? Perfect for the Christian in your life. Merry Christmas.

Tuesday Travels: Bolivia

We made our first trip to South America a few weeks ago. And by we, I mean I. After meeting a high school friend in Southeast Asia and having the time of my life, I decided to do it again. Only this time I met her in Bolivia!

It was an amazing trip, but, unfortunately for me, my camera bag was stolen. That means we haven't gotten anything new listed in awhile. We have a lot to get listed, we just need to hunker down and get it photographed, described, and listed. Of course, to do that we need cameras...

Sunday night I ordered a new camera - the Panasonic DMC-ZR1A

I've read a lot of good things about this camera, and I hope it lives up to the hype. After the loss I took from the theft, it's going to have to last me awhile.

She should arrive tomorrow or the next day. Soon after I'll start getting new listings up and writing more here. Oh, and, if you're interested, I've started a travel blog for all my travels. The photography highlighted on that blog is available for sale via RedBubble.

In the meantime, enjoy her onscreen beauty and let me know if you think of any good names for her!