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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vintage Sock Monkey

I just love this little bugger! Found him playing with some vintage glass Christmas bulbs! He's for sale in my Etsy store right now, looking for a new home...

NEW SOAP at Vintage Bella - Bella Sapone

Our new cold process, olive oil soaps are here just in time for the holidays!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Bella Christmas Clipart CDs

Click on the above image to enalrge and view our collection of Christmas CDs that are available for purchase.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Channeling my inner mermaid with a little help from Esther Williams

Lately, the pool/spa has been my second home. I've been going to water aerobics 3 - 4 times a week. Sometimes I'm joined by a couple of friends, Martha and Amy. We tap into our inner ballerinas and mermaids. I would imagine to the person looking in, we look a lot like the following youtube video, featuring the lovely Esther Williams: ~wink~

We're in some more treasuries on Etsy!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Vintage Santa Matches for Christmas

I popped into my friend's shop and saw these darling Vintage Santa matches! I'm sure these will sell quick becasue they are so dang cute! Her store is and here's a link to her listing: SANTA_MATCHES

New Holiday Lip Balms by Vintage Bella Body

These are the yummy new scents for the holidays. Have you been naughty or nice??!

New Etsy Treasuries

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oh, to be 6 again and holding my little brother's hand......

The headline in the news today was about the little 6 year old Colorado boy that untethered the family weather balloon/UFO project. The saucer-like milar, helium-filled, floating craft flew about 50 miles over the Colorado countryside. I'm sure every mother watching had a knot in her stomach. I know I did. I have a six year old precocious little know-it-all boy. The thought that a little boy like my little guy might be in that balloon just gave me an ulcer. Not long after the aircraft landed in the farmer's freshly plowed field, and yielded no little person, my little person got off the school bus. When he came in the house, I hugged him for several minutes. Yes, it annoyed him and he was yelling for me to put him down, but I just told him that he was my baby and I was going to have to hold him forever. Well, I did have to put him down. And a couple hours later, the little Colorado boy was found hiding in a box in the garage attic. You gotta love those little 6 year olds.....

Another Vintage Bella Lip Balm lands on the front page of!

Another Halloween lip balm lands on the front page of etsy for an hour, during, missed it, of course. Dang.

My blog has become so boring since the weather has changed. Days are shorter, no sun here in Michigan. Must charge the battery in the camera and find something interesting to talk about rather than these boring ol' etsy treasuries.......

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Je T'aime Paris - Etsy Treasury

Thank you etsy seller, envioustakeoff, for posting my Marie Antoinette business cards in your ode to your love for Paris!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pumpkin Butt is in another Etsy Treasury!

We're still feeling the Pumpkin Butt love and running low on product again. Who would have thunk it?? We're getting wholesale orders for the stuff like crazy!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pumpkin Butt Lip Balm Lands on the Front Page of Etsy!

Well, Pumpkin Butt landed on the front page of on Saturday, Sept. 12th for about a half hour until someone purchased the listing. Then, alas, our 30 minutes of fame was up. Everyone so far who has smelled the balm really likes it!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nobody gets in to see The Wiz...

I lived in Nassau County outside of Queens on Long Island for a couple years back in the late 90s. I have a quirky best friend who is a big fan of The Wiz. I surprised her when she visited me out there once. I found a way, way, way off Broadway (community theatre production) in Far Rockaway of The Wiz. What a hoot. We sat in the audience singing along to most of the songs. So, I'm tickled to have my Wicked Witch of the West fabric print featured in this Treasury. Thank you LeeBeads!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tooth Fairies and Toofy Doodles

Well, we were driving to the park when my six year old son loudly proclaimed that his wiggly tooth fell out! He held it up proudly and quickly showed me his bloody stumped pearl and then, just as fast, popped it back in his mouth again.

"No! Don't put it back in your mouth!! It's not candy!!!" Said I. I could just envision the hysteria that would ensue if the tooth was accidentally swallowed. This tooth fairy isn't dumpster diving into poop piles in search of a tooth that is about the size of an eighth of a tic tac.

"I can't believe I lost a tooth!" He just kept repeating it and giggling. Like it was a rite of passage into first grade. This is the third tooth he's lost now. He lost the first two teeth about a year ago, not long after he started kindergarten. He can't wait to tell the kids in his class tomorrow at school and proudly display his new gap. The innocence of the moment was quickly squelched when he asked if we could stop off at the McDonald's (right next to the park) to get an apple juice box so he could drink the juice and hopefully counteract the taste of blood in his mouth. He's such a little man.

We carefully brought the tooth home. (I knew if we dropped it, we would never find it) My gosh, it's the dinkiest little toofy-doodle. That's what we call teeth around here. Well, that's what I call teeth around here. Toofy-doodles. He placed the little gem in a ziploc baggie. Somehow the tooth did make it to its final resting place under his pillow. I checked just a few minutes ago and made the switch. A crumpled up dollar bill now has a new home under his pillow.

I'm sure in the morning I will hear all about the big plans he has in spending that dollar. New match box car, no doubt.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Marie Antoinette Lavender Salve

This is my new Marie Antoinette lavender salve. Lots of lavender essential oil for dry, rough, cracked skin. Soothing to the skin and soul!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pumpkin Butt is in a treasury on Etsy!

Thank you GoldenNeedleCreation for showing some Pumpkin Butt love!!! This treasury was recently posted on etsy!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Halloween Lip Balms by Vintage Bella Body

Well, there's a story behind the new 'Pumpkin Butt' Lip Balm. A couple weeks ago, I moseyed on into the Vintage Bella Body Lip Balm Lab and was overpowered not by the usual confectionery or fruity scents, but by the smell of, well, OK......I wandered in and asked "why does this room smell like a**?" (rhymes with crass) I was informed that the smell was our new Halloween lip balm scent of pumpkin pie spices. My response was, well, "We can't sell that..... it smells like the back end of a used toilet paper roll!!!!" The balms had already been poured into tubes. So what was I to do?
I told the story to a couple of friends and they thought the scent was hysterical. In fact, not only did they think I should still market and sell this obnoxious scent, but they each wanted a dozen or so, to hand out to the losers that cross their paths. One of my good friends responded with: "I want to gift them to all the butt heads that enter my life. For example, the annoying person in wal-mart check out, the rude person at the gas station who sits and eats their lunch at the pump or how about that person who doesn't read your ebay listing descriptions."
So, we bring you - PUMPKIN BUTT Lip Balm! Let all the buttheads moisten their (pumpkin) pie holes!!!! I have to be honest, once the lip balms cooled down, the scent no longer smelled like the sludge from the bottom of an outhouse. The scent is kind of a rugged, nutty, spicy, pumpkin pie kind of scent. Not for the faint of heart! I dare you to try it!!!
**Disclaimer** No pumpkins or butts were harmed when making this product.

Halloween Pendants

My good friend, Sharon, made these wonderful pendants. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! Aren't these adorable?! She makes the best stuff! Check out her store: