Friday, December 28, 2012

Gloomy Winter Weekend

It appears as if there are no estate sales or auctions in our area this weekend :(  So sad since I was going to have a weekend free of wrestling with my oldest son.  Oh well, coming down off of a nice holiday cold and flu so I could probably use the extra time for some comfort food and sitting by the warm fire playing games or reading.  It has been a nice week of relaxing with my kindle.  No work this week!!

Here's a fun image of my three munchkins on Christmas morning.  I didn't get too many pictures, but my daughter snapped this one of all three of them in their new hats / headwrap.  See you all in the New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I'm Here!

Wow, so I am finally starting my own Blog!  I had attempted before and never got this far, so here goes nothing!

I hope to be able to post my weekly ramblings of vintage hunting, for myself, my family and my business.  I am a work at home Mom and have been selling on eBay since 2007.  I started out selling my kids outgrown toys and clothes; then moved on to the abundance of pottery and glass I had acquired during my husband and I's jaunts to local know the scenario, you want one piece and they sell you the table full?One auction a box of jewelry caught my eye.  I suppose the memory of playing in my Great Grandmothers jewelry box triggered a need to take it home.  I won that auction and so the beginning of Dorees Birdsong.  The name is a conglomeration of my Maternal Grandmothers name, Doris, who passed away when I was 7 from breast cancer and my love of Birds.  After a few years of selling antique and vintage jewelry, I started to acquire a pretty nice stash of bits and pieces that I wanted to re purpose.  I started making my own wearable necklace, bracelets, and earrings towards the end of 2011.  Today I've sold about 150 artisan pieces.  As I feel the creative bug, I will share some of those items with you as well. 

I went to an Auction last Saturday and was able to pick up a few flats of jewelry.  Here is a sample of some of my favorite pieces:

I LOVE the bohemian style opaque green rhinestone earrings, as well as this hammered copper cross.

Nice 40s enamel and rhinestone combination brooch / pendant, large natural wood bead necklace and a Victorian goldfilled pin.

 Two pair of sterling silver earrings, one pair have glass cabochons embedded with glitter confetti.

Damascene bird bracelet, glass multicolor pearls, and a large movable owl silver tone pendant.

Two pair of cameos (these have a little lipstick or rouge on them that will be cleaned up before sale)

Two more damascene pieces, a knight on horse and a horsefly, an art deco rhinestone buckle and a thermoset green choker.

Large Coro beige plastic and rhinestone flower earrings, glass pearls.

Peru sterling silver handmade chain necklace, 40s ruby rhinestone brooch / pendant, Stratton unused powder compact.

Oh and I am ALWAYS on the lookout for handcrafted art...this week I found these two small oil painted flowers!  They have no signature, but are professionally mounted and I especially like the brown velvet on the frames.