Monday, December 16, 2019

Oh Holy Night. How I love the Christmas Season.

For so many normal reasons as most all do but this time of year is extra special to me.

Years ago I knew it was the last one with my Father and it was.
The Season since means I relish every sound, smell and beauty of it all.

Presents are important but the rush, rush perfection is not. To enjoy all the love of family and friends is truly pure gold. Love with loved ones.

The greatest gift is Love and God is Love.

The birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated by the World in manifested ways.

Every joy and every ounce of the Season is His and the reason to rejoice.

Go Tell It On the Mountain that Jesus Christ is born!

Merry Christmas from me to you and yours. May it be a precious beautiful time with those you love and adore.

Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

GracefulVintageNow Hide and Seek!

GracefulVintageNow on Bonanza

I now have over 668 items on Bonanza Marketplace and adding daily. My goal is to have 1000 items by December 1st.
Every category imaginable. Vintage, Antique, New items, Collectibles, Home Decor and much more.

Thought way less traffic of other venues I have been on in the past I no longer feel jerked around and can concentrate on adding my treasures to build my booth.

I have opened also on Ebay for now a shop. This way I can basically send items back and forth from Bonanza to Ebay. No item will be left in my Ebay shop from Bonanza more than 3 months and most no more than 30 days. Why I am trying to build my shop on Bonanza.

GracefulVintageNow on Ebay

GracefulVintageNow on Pinterest

Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles on FB

GracefulVtgClothing on FB

I have done it this way to show the wide variety of places I am online to easily find me and/or get in touch with me. On Bonanza one can use the message box to leave a message.

My business phone: 9-3 CST only.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Fall Brooch

 Emico Tray

Tiffin Art Deco 

Fall Necklace

I so love Fall or Autumn colors. It always means respite from hot Summer days.

I have added many items to my new Bonanza shop GRACEFULVINTAGENOW

Currently have 550 items but adding more daily.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Another Egg Basket

Another Egg Basket.

I know keeping up with all the changes with my shop is daunting at best.

I am sorry about all of the changes.

Decided I am going to simplify my life of selling online.

At least till the year end Holiday Season.

So I am moving all my items off of one venue and combining most items to another venue.

So if you are looking for my Vintage items as well as new items I will be found here:

GracefulVintageNow on Bonanza Marketplace

 on this venue or always hopefully on my Facebook page.

You can easily comment on the convo box on that venue or comment on my FB page.

This is the link to my FB page.

My Facebook Page

Children are starting School soon. Drive carefully and watch for them and stopped School buses. 


Monday, June 03, 2019

Time Marches On

Only thing consistent about life is change.

Time and Season is everything. It is starting to be Summer in Arkansas.

Different flowers and different vegetables growing in the garden.

I am an avid gardener.

One can learn much about life gardening.

Helping plants to make them strong.

Pinching suckers off of tomatoes, dividing roots to make more plants etc.

Isn't that life at times.

We have to force ourselves to do hard things and make hard decisions.

Cutting off dead limbs with no growth on our plants and in our lives.

Will only create new life and a future of possibilities.

This is where I am in my business life.

I look forward with great expectations but also trepidation.

I am a Christian and God gave me my business and gave me the talents and the knowledge to make a successful one since 1996.

It worked for me and met my needs.

I truly adore past treasures and feeling I have a hand in saving a small part of History.

Due to constant changes on the internet out of my control I never really got to fully show the best of my finds.

Maybe I will peek off and on and dabble here and then different times but overall open doors and open windows are awaiting.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Antiques of the Past for the Future

I love Antiques and I especially love the research of them.

Selling since 1996 I have learned a great deal about my inventory.

Through the venues of course I have sold on but also years of research in books and online.

I always am so intrigued any object last 100 years or more. How I always wonder.

Through moves and children and weather conditions. I find it all truly amazing.

Once upon Antique porcelain and such that had broken was even stapled together to repair.

I even find that fascinating. All about the respect of the past and those items that people cherished.

It was not at all like today with mass consumerism. Most stuff now is not made to last long really.

I find that very interesting as well.

The younger ones seem to be alarmed most about climate change and pollution and such.
The whole time they buy everything brand new and seemingly demand bulk cheaper items.

Not all of course and I do not really fault them as they do not have the experience of real quality items and how it used to be.

Once upon a time it was about the craftsmanship and quality and not quantity. Quantity sells more of course. That drives the market.

One can sell one of a kind or Antique or crank out mass amount of bulk items.
I understand this of course.

Perhaps it will be reversed and the true knowledge of History and the beauty of Antiques will be desired again.

I once asked a young dealer about this and about the repurposing trend.

Their answer was oh phooey. We will never run out of old stuff. I disagree completely.

If something is beyond repair I get it. I really do and love seeing what can be made out of these items.

Knowing names of Antiques and History is not passe but not as mainstream as once upon a time IMHO.

I learned from old time Antique dealers and it was ALL about the name.

Paragon, Limoges, Coalport etc.

I loved these old time sellers and I soaked it all in and again was fascinated.

I set out on missions to find these fascinating items they spoke of. I still do but would love if the younger ones would be as fascinated as I was and am still.

GracefulAntiquesVtg on Etsy.
Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles.

GracefulVtgClothing on Etsy.
Graceful Vintage Clothing

GracefulAntiquesVtg booth at real World mall in Greenwood, Arkansas.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

I Love Vintage Kitsch! GracefulAntiquesVtg

Just a few of the funny kitsch items I have available on my shop on Etsy.

GracefulAntiquesVtg on Etsy.