Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Holidays...Happy Hump Day!!:)

Ok, this is kind of a blah week in between these holidays, don't ya think?:) I have done some things...mostly cleaning from the holidays, but a little bit anyway. Getting ready to list done, and am researching things. Also, working on crafty things for my other artfire store:)

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, is having a great week, and wishing ya'll a HAPPY HUMP DAY!!:) 

Take care everyone till the next time:) Happy Holidays....from LilacsNDreams:)

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Wishing everyone a splendid day with family, friends, and I do pray that everyone had some where they could go, or some where that they could be on this day:) Take care everyone, and hope ya'll had a beautiful day!:)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Repurposed Upcycled Reconstructed Items of Vintage...What do you think?

Good Evening Everyone, and thank you for visiting with LilacsNDreams. Wishing you all a Happy Holiday Season!:)

I have something I would like to put out there, and maybe can get some feedback on it from everyone. I never really thought of this issue before, but I guess it is there, and many opinions are being generated about it too. 

With Vintage items there has been a growing issue of refurbishing, repurposing, upcycling, reconstructing of such pieces. Some of the pieces used are because there might be a flaw with it, only 1 pc left from a set, have an odd number of items of the same & have not been able to sell them, odds & ends collecting dust, some items headed to the garbage, and some items have no flaws but have had a long glorious life & the owner wishes to show the piece in an updated form to fit with times of today. Whatever the reason it may be, there are vintage pieces being used for crafting of repurposing, upcycling, and etc. 

Now, there are some who feel strong about the vintage pieces being used, and feel it not right to do such a thing. They feel vintage pieces should not be used for crafting with. I have seen a comment made about repurposing being the end of all antiques. 

Then, it was noted that there are ways to preserve things that have been damaged, or greatly loved over the years. Why not make them into something wonderful after they have seen their glory days. It was also felt that taking something old, and creating something new again creates potential for new collectors that might not have been reached before. "Antiques" reminds them of their grandmothers things, and that is not the "in style" for the younger generation.

Then again it is felt that the items are being destroyed, and changed and feels this would be the end to all antiques. 

You know, I LOVE antiques, I love things old, I love things with a past, I love learning about these things & hearing their stories. But, even tho I like some of these pieces dearly, I cannot have them for my home as they do not fit with the tastes of the rest of the family. If they were updated in small ways, then yes it would work for our home. 

Anyway, I did not fully realize how this has been an issue with feelings towards some of the repurposing upcycling vintage pieces. From the past couple of days I have seen a lot of people like treasures in this way, and I have also seen some loving vintage the way they do, and being upset over this craft that is growing. 

So, without any arguments, anyone getting to heated over this, what do you think? What is your opinion of all of this? Please, do share. But, remember, everyone has their own opinion, there is no right or wrong answer to this, and I ask that everyone respects everyone when replying to this issue. 

Hope to see some responses from this, and see what others have to say about it also. Please share, and be nice everyone, ok? Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams, and stop again. Have a super weekend everyone, enjoy, be safe, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS From LilacsNDreams!:)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Holidays and Shopping with ArtFire and Ecrater too!

Ok everyone, Christmas is getting closer. How we doing getting things done? Shopping, and mending to our own online stores too. A lot of work I know, and I am guilty of being slow about my online stores this year. Have been getting pictures done, research done, and then I get side tracked by other things, and lose track of time. 

This weekend I have had to deal with weather, being snowed in, etc. I did get some things washed, and ready to put together for my other store I have been working with too. That store is more for the crafty things, handmade, repurposed, upcycled, and . . . . You know:) I have been slow with that store too. It is new, but am getting the hang of how to list things there. Very easy as long as I have all the info in front of me I need to make my listings. No problem them. Maybe tonight I will force myself to stay up a little bit later to get a couple of listings done...would be nice for both stores:)

Hopefully this week, by this next weekend I have Christmas shopping done, Christmas cards all in the mail, and gifts wrapped and under the tree. Then...I can enjoy the week of Christmas with a bit slower pace, getting things ready for meals, and for family:) Sure would be nice, and hope I can do that this year like I want to. Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by here, and don't forget to visit my artfire store & also my ecrater store too. Been spreading some of the treasures between both of them. Have a super week everyone, and best of luck with all you do!:) HAPPY HOLIDAYS From LilacsNDreams!:)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Holidays From LilacsNDreams Artfire, and Ecrater Stores

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! WOW! Look at the date, take a breath, and like me....try to figure out how it has slipped by me so fast now. How is this happening? Same thing every year, right?:)

I hope everyone is able to get out, and about to get all their shopping needs done. Ever noticed how hard we try year after year, there is still always that last minute thing that happens with us, and the rush is on to finish it, complete it, get what is needed, etc. Just the habit of things, right?:)

I have slowly added a little more to my store at Artfire, and have also been working on inventory for my store at Ecrater. Not fully where I want it all yet as I do have the newer store I have opened, and been crafting for that too.

Stop by to visit the stores when you can, and thanks so much for visiting with me today. Take care, and have a super day everyone. Enjoy, and Be Safe!:)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Artfire Marketplace, and eCrater Marketplace For My Vintage Collectibles, Home Decor, Repurposed, Upcycled, Hand Made

Wow! Where is the time going? It is just slipping on by with sooo many things to do, so many things to finish, and you know.....

Babysit Grand Baby again last night. She was in Awww of the lights, and tree I had done so far. Today we spent time going up and down stairs to the basement, and to the spare room upstairs. She sooo enjoyed helping me completing trees, adding lights, and little decorations. Watching her face light up with the lights, and things was joy in my heart to see:)

I have started listing things with my other store at artfire. The 2nd store is more for the hand made, repurposed, upcycled, and reconstructed treasures by me. I am having fun with it, and have more projects completed to picture & list, or some that are almost finished, and some just starting on....I am having fun with it! Isn't that what it should be about, right? When you can, visit my second store called PassnItOn I am slowly adding the inventory as able to, and as I progress with things here. 

My other store to visit at Artfire for vintage collectibles being sold is LilacsNDreams People are not really aware of Artfire also having vintage, and antiques being sold there, but the sellers and amounts of items keeps growing there. Artfire is for Vintage, Supplies, Hand Made, Media, Fine Art, and Design. Visit with me, and many other wonderful sellers there when you can. There is much to see with more being added everyday. 

Also, I am working on adding some things back into my eCrater Store too. Things that are collectibles, and not quite old enough to be considered vintage for artfire terms will be listed with this store. 

When you can, visit with me at all the store noted for you. Wishing ya'll a great Sunday, and a beautiful week. Best of luck to all. See you when you visit again with me here, or any of my stores. 

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