Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year Bloggers Blogland Website Visitors

Happy New Year Bloggers, Blogland, Website Visitors! 

Welcome to LilacsNDreams, and glad to have you here always. Well, did you all survive Christmas? I know some still celebrate after the day too. Families, Friends, Schedules, and trying to fit everyone in to have time with all. Festivities, and the rush of have everything done. Work so hard for that big day, and like that it goes too, doesn't it? 

End of the year, and trying to get things in order here. Going through files to delete what is no longer needed. Taking products from one store, and adding to another store to be offered for those to buy. Removing maybe a few pieces of inventory, marking the books with all the changes, and prepping for the new year. I still have some products that have been completed that I have not listed yet for those to see, and buy. I still have a few things to complete that I would like to add small items with them, or show for decoration to help with some of those creative ideas too.  Make sure to visit LilacsNDreams at Artfire, and to also visit LilacsNDreams at Ecrater. Between the 2 I will be offereing vintage, collectibles, repurposed, upcycled, altered, and so on. I do still have some things that are listed with LilacsNDreams at Etsy. In fact I made my first purchase of an item from Etsy couple of days ago too. At Etsy I have some vintage pieces listed along with a few of my repurposed items as well. Trying not to keep all the eggs in one basket, but yet not too far spread out that I cannot give the proper attention to the stores, and customers too.

So, now that Christmas is over I hope to try, and work on some of that the next few days, and nights. Hopefully I get something accomplished for this weekend to start offering in the stores. Make sure to visit LilacsNDreams to keep updated on what I am offering, and to make sure you check my LilacsNDreams Store tab at the top. In my store I show pictures, and links to visit to see items being offered. Not only do I show my own products, but I have started showing products of other sellers being offered, and will continue this too.

Hoping everyone had a sweet Christmas, and it was all you wanted it to be. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year with much success, sales, and everything wished for. Take care, and see you again soon everyone. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Facebook Social Media and the New Timeline

Facebook Social Media and New Timeline. 

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Always glad to have you stopping by to visit with me. How many of you Facebook, use Facebook, have a Fan/Business Page, and so on? There are some people who do not use Facebook, have no desire to, and get along perfectly fine without too. But, for those of you who do use Facebook, spend much time there...sometimes too much, right?:) What do you think of the new Timeline that is coming out? 

Yes, Facebook has yet another change that is, or will soon be taking place as well. They are calling it Timeline. This was being announced back in September, and some were able to sign up, and play around with it then. Since then there have been more who have been able to visit their Timeline, edit with it, play with it a bit, and so on. Once you opt into the new Timeline, your profile page is never going to be the same. This new Timeline reminds me of a diary. With it you will be able to dig back to the time of when you first started with facebook, see things you had noted and posted to everyone, and it attempts to use the data already inside of facebook sort of like a digital scrapbook. 

Once you start the Timeline you will have up to 7 days to play with it, edit it, change this, delete that, and so on. You can then click the button to publish it, or it will automatically publish within the 7 days for you. 

Your cover photo will stand out with this. It will draw attention as it will stretch across the page width of facebook. Your facebook profile photo will then become a smaller square. No new information is shared. Facebook is bringing back the old posts. It has been said that the privacy set with them old posts will still be there as well. If it is to be shared with friends only, it will be that way. The Timeline will try to determine which of your posts were the most read, liked, commented with and expand those for you. If you have a post that you want to bring up, and has not been expanded you will also be able to expand it as well. If there maybe are some posts you want no one else to see, you can make it for "your eyes only" as well. 

Now, how does everyone feel about this? MANY mixed emotions, and thoughts have been shared. There are some who are loving it, enjoying playing with it, and so on. There are others who have dealt with enough changes, and do not want to have another one. Also, they are not in favor of this change, and wish that there was the option to opt out of it too. My understanding is that everyone will eventually have this Timeline, that it will be added. If I read correctly it is to be coming out of beta on December 22,

So, when visiting Facebook if you have not already had your offer it is coming for the Timeline. See what others have to say about it, and play with it yourself too. You will either like it, not like it, or it will grow on you like any other new change does. Sorry, I was not really impressed with it as it is just another page to me. Another confusion to deal with, and will be an adjustment again. Time will tell with this for me, and for many others as well. As one person did comment this was all the more reason they were going over to Google+.

Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams! I wish you all well, and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! Take care, have fun, enjoy, and be safe everyone. See you when you stop by again. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas Bloggers Website Visitors Holiday Shoppers

Merry Christmas Bloggers and Website Visitors! Glad to see you at LilacsNDreams, and hope ya'll have been having a great week so far. 

So, how is everyone doing with the Christmas preparations? Got the shopping done? Is the food all bought? If not having your friends, and loved ones in your home will you be traveling. If so, are you preparing for this as well.
I know, so many things to do, and so little time to do them. And, now, the rush will be on to get everything completed by the end of the week before places are closed to enjoy their Christmas as well. How many bought gifts this year? How many are treating those special to you with handmade gifts? Did you know there are a lot of handmade gifts, repurposed and upcycled gifts being given this year as well. Not only the economy, but others are seeing that they can make it more personable by doing so. Sometimes a little bit of this, with a little bit of that, and doing it this way is found to be much better than the store bought items too. 

For those who are still shopping, and maybe doing Christmas on another day....not the traditional will still have time to shop, and to also get your items shipped to you as well. Not only supporting your local stores to find what you need, but also supporting the artisans of all kinds is a great thing to do too.

As we all know with this big Holiday things will be slowing down just a bit with our stores, our blogs, and websites as we ourselves also prepare for this joyous and meaningful holiday. I wanted to stop by, and wish you all well, and thank you again for visiting with LilacsNDreams! I wish you all well. Enjoy your Holidays. May they be merry, fun, happy, and filled with much enjoyment. Take care everyone, and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Repurposed Dressers for Home and Organizing

Repurposed Dressers for Home and Organizing. Remember that Everything Old can be New Again!

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! As always glad to see you here. Besides selling online I do a lot of roaming of the internet looking at things, getting ideas, seeing what others are doing, and just LOVE some of the things I see, don't you?! For a very long time now I have been enjoying viewing how things are repurposed, and upcycled. So many things out there, so many things being done, so many creative people, and it is wonderful seeing how everything old becomes new again! 

For a couple of weeks now I have really enjoyed pictures being shared by many on their blogs, websites, pinterest, and so on. Repurposing dressers is sooo neat! Many things that can be done with them. Like anything else...don't throw it away because there is always a way to reimagine it, and find another use. I have seen dressers repurposed, and upcycled for not only in the bedrooms, but also for the kitchens, dining areas, bathrooms, entry ways, for outside with gardens, and so on. Some will take the drawers out from the dressers and use them as shelves on the floor and walls, wall mounts, under bed storage, and for many organizational things too. 

I have seen some dressers, and desks too repurposed into a bathroom vanity. Oh, so neat too! Some have been made into a desk, baby changing tables, planter boxes or containers for the garden, labeled basket storages, a kitchen island, a bench in the entry way, television consoles, and even a place to organize with the kitty litter box containers and supplies too. It's amazing what creative minds can do, and knowing that many of the pieces are from our homes, or things that maybe someone is throwing out too. Don't forget to check your thrift stores, and second hand stores for dressers to have for your re-dos. Sometimes with the condition of them you can get them pretty inexpensive. Then, depending on the condition and what you want done you do a little bit of sanding....and sometimes no sanding I have seen done too. Strip varnish, add some varnish, paint, add tile tops to them, maybe do some mod podge with some adorable paper, maps, materials, and you have something old that is new again. 

 Here is a dresser that was repurposed as an island, or a stand in the kitchen. Pretty neat huh? And, who would have guessed you could do that, right? This is from

This one became a bathroom vanity, and is shown by I have seen some that used the raised, or table top type sinks too. it!
Here is showing how you can use the top drawers on your walls for wall decor. I have seen some that use them as shelves for maybe books, and some drawers have been cut and attached to the walls that you could see the front of the drawers giving it a bit more character too. This picture is something that I found on that came from

Here is yet another repurposing idea from MakinItHappen found on Great way to organize things for the craft room, baby room, and any room in the home. If I remember correctly the top done on this was done with some tile to add to the decor of the dresser too.

There is so much more out there to be seen with the repurposing, and upcycling of dressers. When you can visit to see more, visit the places noted with the pictures, and you can even Google it for Repurpose Dressers to see more too. 

This is definitely something for me to consider to help with some of my organizing projects I have in mind....when the house is back into order again, and the contractors aren't coming in and out:) Hope ya'll enjoyed this, and thanks again for visiting. You are always welcome to share ideas with everyone here, make a comment, and of course....don't forget to say Hi too!:) Thanks for stopping by, and see you again soon.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lets Get Organized Repurposed Upcycled Organize Your Home

Lets Get Organized! Repurposed Upcycled Organize Your Home. 

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy to see you stop by. Since Thanksgiving our house has been in a shambles. Contractors in and out, mostly outside, pulling things off walls for them to bang while putting on insulation and siding, cutting holes in wall to put in windows, removing windows, covering, and so on. We have 2 extra rooms upstairs that I have had to combine both of the content into one....Yeah! That was fun! I have most of living room furniture in the dining room, and....I think ya'll have got the picture of it, right? Me going nuts!:)

Prior to this I was looking things over in the rooms, going through things and slowly boxing them to be donated, would find some things I could repurpose, and do some handmade projects, and things like that. Slow process when you do it by yourself, and limited with some things you can do. But, took my time, and just went at my own pace with it. Unfortunately, I did not get all of it done before the house was shook up with everything. 

Now, sitting, looking around in the computer room, seeing the mess in the dining room with completed projects and the other clutters, and just everywhere I have realized I really would like to find a way to better organize things in the home. Maybe on the walls, in the cupboards, where to put some of the little things, crafting working room, and so on. 

I am all about saving money, but still having it look good too. There are many things a person can find that are low cost to use for the organizing you want done in your home. Along with that there are also things that you might already have that you can repurpose it, upcycle it, recreate it into something else to use for this task. Below you will see a few pictures I have found to give you some ideas. There is so much out there to see, get ideas from, learn from too. So, I thought maybe I would share a few with you that I had found of some of the small tasks. Here goes........Hope you enjoy, and it helps you with that "spark" for some of your home organizing. 

 Here is a repurposed cup mug holder that was transformed into a scissor holder for your crafts, and creating. This is shown by


These are some vintage match box holders that have been left with their vintage patina, connected to a wall, and can be used for some of your items as pencils, pens, could hold some scissors, and things like that. I have a couple I have been wondering what to do with them, paint them, or use them some how. This helps me with some ideas. This came from

Here is another simple organizer for the counter tops, your desk, table, etc. Use plastic sleeves, and add them to a paper towel holder with some rings. Store some of your embellishments, sticker sheets, recipes, and many possibilities. Organize it to your needs. This was found with

Here is a really nifty idea! Some simple quick filing of everyday things, pencil and pen holder...all in one. This is a dish rack being used for this organizational idea. Great isn't it?  I found this picture that had been pinned, and showing at
Here is another idea to help organize around your desk, maybe a place with your counter tops, fixing that corner up to be more presentable, and etc. Seeing this gives some wonderful ideas too. This had been found at pinterest again, and it was noted with it. 
 I have seen some neat things done with wooden boxes, crate boxes, drawers, and etc. The drawers are cut shorter, and then connected to the wall and then used for organizing your books, magazines, papers, files, and etc. This simple box has been repurposed for organizing of some jewelry. I have also found this picture from Sorry, I don't see a note made of who to credit with this.
This is something I really enjoy...using shutters for many things. Hanging on the walls for some of your mail, pictures, notes, added some little catch alls to them for your pencils, pens, scissors, rulers, and endless possiblities. Oh, yeah, this is another picture someone had pinned at That place is addictive with pinning, and seeing what others are finding on the internet, and sharing too.
 Here is a repurposed shower caddy being used. It's endless, and the possibilities with so many things too. Priceless. As you can see this one is showing being used again with supplies of note pad, scissors, ruler, and so on. This picture is credited to

When....I had more purses than I do now...LOL:) You are always looking for a way to have them organized with storage, within reach, easily accessible when changing from one to another, and etc. This picture shows using shower rings to hold, and help organize them. Hmm....getting some ideas for other things too? This picture was noted from

This is great to use for under your sinks, and in some of the cupboards where it is needed. We all get some spray bottles collected for different cleaners, and different purposes. Yet, there is never enough room to have them all together. Or, have them together and then where do you store your other things to use with it too? This tension rod being used to hang the bottles with the handles, and sprayers is a great idea. This picture gives some ideas of what could be done to help you....and Me:) Picture came from

As mentioned above, there is a lot of things out there to see, get visuals of how others suggest or have done themselves, and etc. I seen a lot of possibilities, and many of them gave me some great ideas to use, and revise to ways that would work for me. 

Now, time for me to get to work, and organize what I can till the house can be put back together again. Hope you enjoyed your visit, and I hope this has helped you with some of those wonderful organized ideas that are needed. Hey, if you have any ideas, or something you have done that helps you.....give a holler here, and share it with us all. Love to hear from you. Remember to say Hi so I know you stopped by to visit too. Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams! See you again soon.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Social Medias Facebook Google+ Ning Groups

Social Medias Facebook Google+ Ning Groups, and so on. Which ones do you use if any?

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Always glad to see you visit with me. Social Medias, and their uses. Social Medias, and how many of you use them. Are they beneficial to us, or are they just another thing to spend time with, and fill our days. Actually, Social Media is another good thing for us as Sellers to use, and be involved with too. Did you know that the more you are involved with a place, and the more others get involved, it truly does help the ranking for that site? Also, Google and your search engines will see "activity" happening, and they will go in to check it out, and see if it is time to place it with page rankings as well too. 

I belong to a few Social Medias myself, and I do enjoy them. Not only do they help my rankings with different things, but I get to meet other people selling from the same venues I use, meet others with some of the same interests I have, learn from what others share, offer what I know to others, share pictures of what you sell and maybe projects you are working on too. Generally if there is a question, or a problem with something I can go to one of the sites I belong to for me to read about it, or ask about it as well. Everyone is great in responding back, sharing, and most of all helping too.

At one time I did belong with too many sites, and I had to take time one day, and weigh my options, views, feelings, and remove myself from a few of them. Not that I don't like some of them, but I needed to find a way to better organize my time spent with them, and spend more time with those I seem to be getting more benefit from as well. Some of this is visible when I go to Google Searches. I just go there, and put in my business name of LilacsNDreams, and watch the pages that come up. Once that happens I will start looking through those listings to see what places is helping my name become visible on the internet. Remember, each time you check with search engines rankings for different things can change, what is on page 1 could later be on page 2, and so on. But, some of the places I have learned pretty much where they are staying at, and have noted this so I know where to focus some of my energy. 

The Vintage Village has been a good one for me. Not only does Lora have the Vintage Village that keeps growing with members, but she has also started a sister site to it which is called Vintage Rising. Then there is ESN for Ecrater Store members, and from there you can go to Online Sellers. Another place for some of the crafters, and repurposers to collect at is called Creating the Hive. Some of the other places I also like to associate myself with is of course the big one Facebook, but I have also found I am enjoying the new Google+ too. There is Twitter which I do not sign into much, but do have things being posted there that have been set up from different places as well. So, while I post something at one place, it is not only seen there, but with twitter as well. Along with this one I also am signed with LinkedIn. Another place that is showing up on Google Searches I have noticed when researching with different pieces is Pinterest. That place is very addictive, and when you see something you like that you would like to share with others you "pin it", save it to one of the "albums" you have set at Pinterest, and others will view items, pin them again which others will see, and so on. Very addictive little place to belong to as well.  If you would like to see some of these places make sure to look in the right side bar of my site here, and find the clickable buttons to take you there.

I know that Social Medias seem like such a waste of time to some, but it has been proven that others have gotten higher views from such places, and some have made sales because of some of these places too. The more exposure, the more your name is seen, the more you can benefit from it. Using these places are a great way of promoting your stores, blogs, websites, links to you, and so on.  Remember, I am not saying you have to sign up to all of them, and belong to a long list of them, but associating yourself with a few of them is good for you, and your business. Just like and the search engines like fresh content which helps them to know to crawl there, and check things out. So, next time you are out roaming the internet, and looking for ways to show your name more, keep in mind that Social Medias are a good thing to be involved with.

I want to thank everyone for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and hope I was able to share some things with you as well. If you have any question, would like to comment, and most of all maybe share something with the rest of us, please do so. Love hearing from everyone, and don't forget to say Hi letting me know you stopped by too.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Anchor Hocking Forest Green Glass Ruffled Rim Vase

Anchor Hocking Forest Green Glass Ruffled Rim Vase 1950 to 1957. Welcome to LilacsNDreams, and always happy to see you here! 

The Hocking Glass Company had been started in 1905 by an Isaac J. Collins. Isaac had been named after the Hocking River which was near Lancaster, Ohio. That location had previously been a carbon company. When Mr. Collins purchased this property, the building at that time was black with soot which had been from the previous owners. The locals then would call the Glass Plant the "Black Cat". Unfortunately, the Black Cat was destroyed by a fire in 1924. A new plant had then been built, and Hocking had continued on. 

The Forest Green had been manufactured by Anchor Hocking from the time of 1950 to 1957. The vase you are seeing is one of four from this Green Glass Line. 

The vase is about 3 1/2 inches tall, has an adorable ruffled rim, and then the wide or expanded body. Many uses for these pieces, they have a great transparent green color, use as a mini vase with some flowers, set on your window seals, use in table arrangements, set by themselves in places that fit with your home decor, and for those who like to repurpose and upcycle there are uses for it too. If you will visit my post prior to this one, you will see how I am showing this with a Repurposed Glass Cloche that was done by Me. Watch my LilacsNDreams Artfire store for this vintage piece accompanying the glass cloche

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Any questions ask, you are welcome to share something with all of us here, leave a comment, and please don't forget to say Hi so I know you were here too. Take care, and see you again soon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Glass Cloches Bell Dome Decorative Home Decor Serving

Glass Cloches Bell Dome Decorative Home Decor Serving. Welcome to LilacsNDreams, and glad to see you visiting with Me! Above the pictures you are viewing are all Glass Cloches that I have repurposed so far. The top left pink one is listed with my LilacsNDreams Artfire store, and is the first one that I made. The other two are ready to be listed with my store. Slight delay this week, but is a working progress. 

Some people will ask, What is a cloche? A cloche is french for bell. Cloche jars were originally hand blown jars used to protect plants from cold, and frost. You will also find that they may be referred to the following as well.
• Bell instrument especially with music. A restaurant Bell shaped cover for plate of food used to retain warmth. A dome shaped clay oven used for baking single loaf breads.
• Row Cover: a covering which is for protecting plants from cold temperatures
• Cloche Hat: close fitting hat/womens which is worn by flappers in the 20s

Basically a Cloche was, and still is one of the latest rages in home decor. There are websites that sell these. Some of the prices from these sites are quite spendy. I myself prefer not to pay some of them prices which I am sure others feel the same way too. So, I have been making my own that I will be offering with my store at Artfire. I have seen others who have made these as well, and some of them are just gorgeous with what they do, and how they present them! Sometimes vintage glass pieces are used, and sometimes a more modern piece is used as well. After viewing websites, and what others have to offer I started to watch different Thrift Stores for pieces that I could also use myself. I also would check through some of my own belongings at home, other pieces of inventory I have, and etc.

Cloches have many uses for them. They are pretty, and can be paired with many different things in order for you to get a variety of looks. They look great adorning mantles, counters, tables, knick knack shelves, using woodland floral arrangements, single flowers, succulents, showing precious photos, collections of seashells, vintage objects, ornaments, and many many possibilities. Can be used for everyday, holidays, special occasions, gifts, and so on. They are versatile because of what you choose to put under it. 

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and hope you enjoyed your visit. Remember, you are always welcome to share with everyone here, leave a comment, and don't forget to say Hi so I know you visited with me too. Love hearing from everyone. Make sure to check out my store, and watch for others that I am completing and will be listing too. Take care everyone, and see you again soon. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Anchor Hocking Glass Company Bubble Pattern 1937 to 1965

Anchor Hocking Glass Company Bubble Pattern 1937 to 1965.

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! As many know I do sales online with different market places. When listing treasures that are found by thrifting, yard sales, flea markets, estate sales, and etc I often research before listing them. I like to see how popular others listing same item at the time, read in my books for information if I have one to help, and a lot of research is done online with other sellers of like items. My passions are with vintage, collectibles, glassware, reused, repurposed, recreating, and things like that. 

This item Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Bubble Pattern Bowl is listed with my store at Artfire. Here is a little bit of research that I was able to find on it. Collectors are calling this pattern "Bubble". I have also seen it referenced as Bullseye, and Provincial too. Anchor Hocking Glass Company which is of Lancaster, Ohio first produced this pattern in 1937. 

There are different Bubble colors for different years which are:
1937 - crystal, forest green, sapphire blue
1959 - white milk glass 
1963 - pink which was in a very limited number, and the royal ruby
There is also iridescent which is rare, vitrock, amber and other hocking colors

The exceedingly, orbicular bubbles have managed to be timeless in blending as well as with today's decorating themes as they did when they were first issued. 

Hope you enjoyed the little history lesson with this Anchor Hocking piece I have listed, and found something useful for you to use as well. Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and see you again soon. Take care.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday to All From LilacsNDreams

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL From LilacsNDreams!

Happy to see you stopping by here as always. If you have something to share, or just want to say Hi, please know that you are Welcome to do so. 

Everyone have big plans for the big day tomorrow? I do hope that everyone has some where they can go, some where they will be, have someone to share the day with, or have people you can be with to celebrate this day. Will be nice to have a day off for a little while anyway. Enjoy some good food, great company, and just being with family and friends is always a special time. 

I wish you all well, enjoy your day, have fun with it, and most of safe. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Repurposing Your Favorite Treasures For Home and For Selling

Repurposing Your Favorite Treasures For the Home and For Selling too. 

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Always happy to have you visiting with me! There are many things that many of us do with crafting items. Some of us make completely handmade, some of us use items and alter them, we paint, we glue, we cut, we design, and a little bit of everything comes together for us who like to do this. All of these treasures are made with love, thought, and are not mass produced. One-of-a-kind pieces that are special in many ways. I enjoy, and think it is fun to see creativity, and the excellence of so many very talented people. I am in awe with so many things I see on the internet, through different market places, and am intrigued by all of it too. 

So, What are some of your favorite things to craft? What are some of your favorite things to use, and craft with? Do you just work with one area, or are your interests spread with many things? I myself enjoy repurposing pieces of different things I find. I love glassware, and enjoy using some of that to work with. I enjoy the different plates I find, the colors, the designs, and enjoy putting these pieces together to make one-of-a-kind treasures for others to enjoy. Many of the pieces I find are lonely pieces, some are pieces from broken sets that did not sell in one of my online stores, many are gently used pieces, some are vintage pieces, some of the pieces might have a slight flaw with them, but are still very usable too.  I find my pieces with thrift stores, good wills, junking, yard sales, and just about anywhere that someone has something to offer.

There is so much out there I want to do, want to work with, and try to create. Right now I am in a rut of making cake plate stands, candle holders, jewelry holders, candy dishes, soap dishes, catch alls, and pieces that fit with many home decors. I enjoy making these pieces because they are versatile, and have many uses. 

I adore cloches, and have made a couple of them myself. My 1st piece was ok, but I enjoy the second piece I made from a glass vase, and hope to get it offered into my Artfire store this weekend too. I have about 4 cheese plate cloches here that I have painted the wood bases...all a different color. They are dried, one I will add a candle holder to it painted the same color to raise it, make it a pedestal for it. Then, on couple of them I want to add some tea or coffee stained music paper to the inside of the bases. Found myself doing too much at once:) I have 4 different sized wooden pedestal bowls that are all painted, and I am working on getting those offered in my Artfire store too. I might keep for me....LOL:) 

I have another piece that was a kitchen utensil of sorts. I have it primed, and painted, and here it sits. A doilie I thought would work great with it....I want this piece to be a wall hanging.....but the doilie was not as I had planned on with this piece. So, I have to look through some of my inventory at home here to find another one, find some paper to mod podge with it, maybe add some lace, buttons, and you know....something like that.  When the mood hits right, and I get inspired is when it will be completed. I have some pieces for yet some others projects I have in mind...should be fun! But, I first want to complete what few pieces I have here now before I become overwhelmed with all of it.

Anyway, I am sooo enjoying this, and find myself at peace when working on different things too. I enjoy painting the smaller things, gluing, light sanding, putting things together, and just a little bit of everything. I enjoy seeing the work of others, and learning from many who have shared things along the way too. But, enough of me now. What do you like to do? What are some of your favorite things you have made, repurposed, altered, and so on? Would love to see what others have been up to. Please share with all of us when you have the chance:)

Hope everyone has a great weekend.....Tomorrow is Friday already! Where did this week go? Take care, and Happy Crafting everyone!:) See you the next time. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Please, Remember Our Veterans Today and Tell Them Thank You

Please, Remember Our Veterans Today and Tell Them Thank You

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy to see you here, and that you are visiting with me! Today is Veterans Day. It is a special day for many who can remember times, have lost family members to this, and for those who are still here to share with us too. If you will, just take a moment, please remember our Veterans today. And, if you see someone who is a Veteran, if you will, walk up to them and shake their hand and tell them.....Thank You!:) This would mean so much to them. Remember, it is a trying day for some of us, but even more so of a day for the Veterans amongst us.

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams. When in roam on the internet don't forget to visit with my stores for vintage, collectibles, and repurposed at Artfire and Ecrater. Also, visit Ebay with LilacsNDreams for some of the items I am auctioning too. Thanks again, and hope to see you again. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Google Plus Business Pages Opened For LilacsNDreams

With Google+ 

Google Plus Open For Business Pages

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams everyone! If you do not already know about it, or have not seen notices for it yet, Google Plus has opened their next phase for Business Pages. Like anything else when new, a bit confusing till you figure it out, but it really has not gone badly. When trying to work with something new you always seem to hit a slight bump in the road. It happens. I myself do like how these pages are compared to FB. I am having more success with navigating around much easier, and going from a personal to the business page seems to go much smoother than FB too. 

One thing I like about a business page with Google+ is that it will be good for SEO, gets your name out there more, and I have seen some business pages comment on how they were being ranked and found with their pages too. Hey, every little bit we can do helps all of us Sellers out, right? Google has many different apps that people work with, they offer free websites, and until I went to process my Google+ Business page....I had forgotten that my business name is registered with Google showing business hours, map, location, and etc. So, the more with Google the merrier right?:) And, let's not forget that Google is also the biggest search engine for general, and for shopping too. So, having these business pages just gives it another kick too:)

When you can stop by to visit my page, see what it going on there, sign up with Google+, give me a holler, and add/invite me to your circles. 

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams. Remember to visit my stores for vintage, collectibles, repurposed, and reused treasures too. Most of the inventory is at Artfire, and I also have a few things with Ecrater. Some of the inventory has been listed with Ebay recently too. Hey, gotta get some of this inventory to move so that I can make more room for other things found, and mostly to make more room for me to work on repurposed and restyled pieces too. 

Take care, and hope to see you again!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day Light Savings Time Clocks Fall Back an Hour

Day Light Savings Time Clocks Fall Back an Hour. 

Hello everyone, and Welcome again to LilacsNDreams for vintage, collectibles, gently used, and repurposed. Wanted to stop by as a reminder to everyone AND to me too! Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight before you go to bed. You could wake up to a reality check in the morning when you are rushing to get to church, go to the store, meeting with friends, and realize that you are ahead of schedule...LOL:) So, set them clocks back, and enjoy another hour of sleep, and relaxation. I know I will. 

I realize with us setting the clocks back it is good, we are "gaining" an hour, and all of that. But, I also am reminding myself how it will get darker sooner, the nights will get a little bit longer with darkness, and that fall/winter is here. Hmmm.....

Well, off I go again. Taking a break, got a simple wood candle stick painted today, wanted to tea stain some music paper....I have to find them in the closet again. Need to measure, and make a paper template to follow before I start cutting into those music book pages. Will see what happens, and what this body feels like doing tonight. 

Thinking of my friends as they are out shopping, digging, thrifting, and enjoying "girls weekend". Hope all is well with them, they are enjoying it all, and finding some good things too:) 

Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams, and hope to see you again. Take care till the next time everyone.....

Friday, November 4, 2011

LilacsNDreams For Vintage, Collectibles, Gently Used, Altered or Repurposed Items

Welcome to LilacsNDreams Where Vintage, Collectibles, Gently Used, Altered or Repurposed Treasures are offered. 

Hi, and thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams tonight. I wanted to drop a small note here to let everyone know I am still around, and that I really have not been ignoring my blog. I have been by here often, and have done a little bit of work here and there. I do things as I am able to before I have spells of this darn cough I still get. 

Anyway, if you check on some of my other pages with the tabs at the top, you will see that there has been a few things done with some of them. I have listed more items for sale at Ebay trying to move some of this inventory I have at home. I am still selling at Artfire, and also with Ecrater, and you are always Welcome to visit my stores too. This week I did have a sale with a Fenton piece from Artfire, and I have sold 2 other items with Ebay. I have another item sold at Ebay...still has time with the auction. So, slowly some sales have been coming to me...whew! Feels good to have some to work with, and making room for a few more things I would like to list at Artfire with some vintage, but also with some items I have repurposed too. 

You will see some of the links clickable in this posting to go to the stores, or you can also find the links to the right side for the stores. Just give it a click, and you will be there. Hope everyone had a super duper week...better than me health wise. I would never wish this stuff on anyone. Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and hope to see you again. Have a super Weekend ya'll. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween to Everyone From LilacsNDreams

Happy Halloween to Everyone From LilacsNDreams!!

This is a big weekend for many, and I wish you all well. Unfortunately, I have been home sick almost all week, and it still has not gotten better. So, there goes any trick or treat plans I had made!:(  I wanted to stop by and leave a note to wish you all well, have fun, enjoy, be happy, and please be safe too. Enjoy your plans everyone!!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Selling Vintage and Collectibles on Ebay

Selling Vintage and Collectibles on Ebay.

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy to see you here, and that you could stop by to see me too:) Wow! Next weekend is Halloween already. Is everyone ready for it? I know I am not. Been busy trying to get things in order, sort through more things to go out the door for donations, and then finding time to work with listings in my stores. Move some things around, and getting prepared to start adding some new inventory too.

Well, that time of year when I will try listing with ebay. That I have been doing. Over the weekend I have slowly been adding some products into ebay. I hope to add a few more yet by tomorrow night. But, have got some things there now to be seen, and viewed, and of course purchased too. Visit LilacsNDreams Ebay to see what I have listed there. 

Thanks again for visiting everyone, and hope you had a wonderful weekend! Take care, and see you again soon. 

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