Sunday, October 28, 2012

Just In Time For Christmas

If you are looking for a great piece of jewelry for a Christmas present for someone, here's a few ideas:

 To see some more ideas for gifts, head on over to my Etsy store here.

Monday, October 15, 2012


I am always on the lookout for things that are unique, and I ran into this extremely cool tray recently, and I immediately fell in love with it.

At least 30 years ago, a person in their garage needed a nut and bolt tray.  They reached for the nearest item, which happened to be a Gargoyle Mobiloil 5 quart oil can made by the Socony Vacuum Oil Company.

Who ever made this tray really did a good job.  They took their time and rolled the edges so that you won’t get a cut, and the compartments appear to be even as well.  It is insanely  well made, and borders on tramp art.  You could even call it Garage Art.

When this tray was made, money was extremely tight, everything had to be remade into something else that was just as useful.  That’s how this tray came about.  The skies are the limit when it comes to finding a use for something like this.


If you are becoming a Mobiloil nut like I’m getting to be, check out my Mobilgas gas pump sign here.

To see the blog post on the Mobiloil sign, you can see it here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Double Your Pleasure

There are things in the world that are perfect as a pair: shoes, socks, gloves…

Speaking of fantastic pairs, I currently have a pair of copper bracelets that were made by the Bell Trading Post listed on Etsy right now.  Even though they have different motifs (one has a Native American motif, and the other has the illusion that you are wearing three bracelets), they still are a great pair.

One of the great things about these bracelets is that the copper color goes with just about anything, and can jazz up just about any outfit that you wear.  The other is that they are sturdy and won’t break with everyday use.

You can see the bracelets in my Etsy store here.

Another terrific twosome that I have for sale right now is a pair of miniature enamelware coffee pots.


These have plenty of modern-day uses.  They can be used as bookends to hold some of the storybooks for your children, or even as paperweights for your desk.

You can see the coffee pots in my TIAS store here.