Monday, May 9, 2011

Magnetoid Magnets

Todays featured shop is FUN!!  Who doesn't love magnets! 
Who doesn't use magnets! 

Magnetoid Magnets was created in a little snowy town in eastern Washington in the kitchen of Krissy Rawley.   Krissy and her husband started making magnets together to pass the time when it was snowing and to cold to go out.  They came up with the name Magnetoid Magnets Magnetic Mayhem, because mayhem is what was created on their kitchen table.  The whole operation has since been moved into a studio(read:extra bedroom) in their home. They thought,by looking at their own fridge, one can never have enough magnets!

They use crystal clear glass tiles and non-toxic glaze to attach images and then place a neodymium (world's strongest) magnet on the back.  This creates a magnet that will give any magnetable (Krissy made that word up) surface gobs of personality!

Their Magnets make great gifts. Perfect for housewarming, teachers and anyone who likes cats with mustaches. The possibilities are endless! They are always happy to include a card and gift wrap if you are ordering for someone else. And they will even ship it to them for you. 
 They enjoy creating custom orders as well!

Visit their shop: Magnetoid Magnets

Thursday, May 5, 2011

!!!Coupon Extravaganza!!!

May is my birthday month!!!!  And of course Mother's Day!!! 
And my hubby's Birthday month too!!!
Go to my shop and make your purchase - in the BUYERS NOTES TO SELLER enter one of the following codes and I will refund you the appropriate amount as follows:
Spend $10 before shipping and handling
and get 10% off with code 10for10
Spend $20 before shipping and handling
and get 20% off with code 20for20
Spend $30 before shipping and handling
and get 30% off with code 30for30
Spend $40 before shipping and handling
and get 40% off with code 40for40

Amazing savings on already low prices. 
And I am adding a ton of new stuff this month!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Coupon

use coupon code - FABULOUS - from April 18th to April 30th.
and receive 35% off your order (before s&h).
Hurry, coupon ends when April ends!!!

Here are a few things added to my shop this month:

This beautiful purse charm would be a fabulous focal point on your hand-crafted necklace and it is priced at $3.75 - use the coupon code and it would cost less than $2.50 - that's a GREAT deal!

 These checkers are awesome!! they are over 3" in diameter. 
Perfect for altered art projects!!

A colorful array of different sized envelopes for all those handmade greeting cards
 priced at just $1.95 for 24 envelopes!!

Jazzmyn Willow Designs

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Raynee Deigh: My latest Etsy find

Since adopting Boo, a.k.a. Buster, six years ago I have wanted to have a psychic reading for him.   I have been a volunteer with one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the west (PACC911) for many years now and I have had many opportunities to meet pet psychics and other people who can read animals but none of them felt right for my special little Boo.  I like to think I have good instincts for people and I knew the person for Boo would have to be someone I felt a strong connection with.
In a million years, I never would have thought I would find that person on ETSY of all places.  But I did.  I met Raynee in a BNR - or chatroom, for those who aren't Etsy shop owners.  I instantly felt a connection with her.  After a week or so of chatting with her I KNEW she was the one!!!

Here are the cards drawn for Boo's reading and what they have to say about him

Card 1: What Buster is trying to tell you when he barks at night: Three of Pentacles

This card, the Three of Pentacles, is about teamwork, being dependent on others for opinions, working with others, and becoming obsessed with what you are doing. It indicates that Buster sees you as part of his “team,” and he barks because he is lonely when you are asleep. He is dependent on you for attention, and you may not realize it but he takes a lot of his cues about how to behave from you. So, it confuses him (and makes him slightly anxious) when he sees you sleep, because he is not sure how to act or what to do without you being “there” to show him. Buster is not a very independent thinker, and he has trouble making decisions on his own. Try telling Buster (in a way you think he will understand) what you would like him to do while you sleep. It may be as simple as him having no idea what he should do during the night.

FROM ME:  During the day he has no problem getting under the covers by himself but at night he barks until I lift the covers for him and then he snuggles up next to me - usually in the crock of my armpit.  I thought he was just spoiled but now I understand him better.
Card 2: How Buster feels about you: The Wheel

The Wheel (also called The Wheel of Fortune in some decks) represents luck, timing, a turning point, destiny, new beginnings, change, and opportunity. Buster sees you as the creator of a huge change in his life, and he sees this change as a positive one. However, the fact that you changed his life so suddenly by adopting him also makes him worry if bad changes can happen just as quickly. He sometimes worries that the future holds inevitably bad things for him, and he is not entirely sure what you will do with him in the future. He sees you as unpredictable and confusing, but he also has a great fondness for you given that you provided him with such a comforting renewal in his life.

FROM ME: Me unpredictable?!!! uh, yeah!!  Poor little guy.  He had a lot of change and trauma around his fostering and adoption process so I can certainly understand his concerns. 

Card 3: What life was like for Buster before he was adopted: Ten of Swords

The Ten of Swords represents feeling like the world is against you, being a martyr or victim, feeling self-pity, and a turning point. Before you met Buster, he felt that life could not possibly get any worse for him, and he had given up on ever being happy or safe. He thought constantly about how dire his situation was, and he felt quite sorry for himself. He felt that the only way his life would get any better was for something huge to happen, and he did not have much hope for this actually taking place.

FROM ME:  We know Boo was taken in my a stranger and then bit by their dog before he was turned over to rescue.  He was fostered by someone else before he came to live with us and it took a few months for him to settle it and us to be able to adopt him.

Card 4: What the adoption process was like for Buster: The Sun

Luckily for Buster, you adopted him. The Sun is about communication, sharing, happiness, joy, growth, new friendships, gaining confidence, and being the center of attention. Buster LOVED being the man of the hour when you adopted him. He felt as though the world opened up and he was overcome with a feeling of positive emotion. Given that the jump from energy of the Ten of Swords to The Sun is a huge one, it is likely that Buster was taken aback by how happy he felt, and was unsure how to react at first. His first thought when you adopted him was “FINALLY, someone who will listen to me!” Both the Ten of Swords and The Sun indicate that being “heard” is extremely important to Buster, whether he is expressing negative emotion (as he would have prior to the adoption) or positive.

FROM ME: Well, if you knew Boo like we know Boo!!!  Boo was the only dog ever to come into my home that I didn't even make eye contact with for several days - he was WILD!!!  He still likes to bite strangers  but he is much more mellow now and loves to be loved and give love!!  He is such a sweetheart (when he wants to be).

Card 5: Why Buster is scared of some dogs but not others: Queen of Pentacles

This is what I see as being one of the most fascinating aspects of the reading about Buster. The Queen of Pentacles indicates that he sees some dogs (and humans) as being dependable, nurturing, warm, generous, reliable, loyal, secure, and loving. In fact, the Queen of Pentacles represents someone who is a great supporter of children and animals! Buster views certain other animals and people as being sympathetic to him, and he judges this based on their energy. If he feels that they seem to embody what the Queen of Pentacles is all about, he is comfortable and accepting. If, however, their energy throws him off in some way and makes him question whether the Queen of Pentacles qualities are really there, he reacts by being extremely fearful. Simply put, if you’re not with Buster, you’re against him. He is an extremely emotional dog who reacts based on his gut feelings, whether or not he’s always right!

FROM ME:  This one confuses me but I will go with it.  Boo has tried to bite almost everyone to ever come in our house including my hubby and me.  But he has NEVER even attempted to bite my Dad or my Mom.  There have also been other people whom he is fond of as well but has still bit them.  For the most part we keep him away from other dogs and people.

Card 6: How to help Buster feel safe and secure: The Tower

The Tower again indicates, as the Wheel did, that Buster is quite worried about change. The Tower is about sudden change, even of a catastrophic nature. It represents disruption, unexpected events, having to adapt and adjust to a situation quickly, and being faced with a huge challenge. The thing about Buster is that he ALWAYS feels that something like this can happen to him. The key to making him feel safe and secure is to reassure him that tomorrow will be just the same as today was. Because the Three of Pentacles is so important to him and he sees you as an integral part of his team and decision-making process, Buster will take his cues from you. If you let him know that neither you nor he is going anywhere, and that you will be with him through whatever challenges he faces, Buster will feel as safe and secure as he can.

FROM ME:  This one really made me cry.  At the same time this reading was being done across the country from me I saw Boo laying on the bottom of my bed.  I felt the need to sit and talk to him.  I found myself telling him that he was home, we had adopted him and he wasn't going anywhere.  I felt crazy for doing this since we had adopted him years ago but I found myself saying it anyway.  So when I read the paragraph above I just cried.  Poor little guy - maybe I forgot to tell him we adopted him.  Or maybe because there had been so much change in his life with foster dogs coming and going he just felt insecure.  This would also explain the need to be tucked into bed at night.  Around 8 or 9 every night for the last year he has been barking at me to come tuck him in to my bed.  Again, I thought he was just being spoiled but maybe he just needed that reassurance that I was here and wasn't going to leave him.

Card 7: Overall outlook for your pet: King of Chalices

The King of Chalices suggests that Buster will grow into a mature dog who is stable, wise, diplomatic, generous, supportive, and emotionally secure. His intuition and ability to read emotion will evolve into wisdom and emotional balance and control. He will eventually learn to be calm, and will rely less and less on you to make decisions for him about how he should be acting. He may even enjoy acting as a “teacher” or “advisor” for a younger pet in the future. The King of Chalices is a very positive card and it indicates that with love, care, and careful reassurance, Buster will grow into a calm old man who is happy to be by your side – and will even let you sleep!

FROM ME:  HA!!!  I certainly hope there are NO younger pets in his future.  But I am sure he is on his way to be emotionally evolved.
This was my first experience with Tarot Cards and I am hooked!  It was very insightful and Raynee was so WONDERFUL to work with.  I will definitely be back for more readings.  Check out her shop on Etsy.  She has different packages for different needs, I am sure you will find something that will work for you.  And don't forget to tell her you read about her on my blog.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Scarlet Tess - Scarlet's Divine Vintage

Today, I am happy to feature one of my personal favorite shops on Etsy. 
Scarlet's Divine Vintage

Digital Image of 19th Century Ball Gown Ladies

Shop owner, Tessa grew up with antique and country style homes but today prefers a  more modern, European, girly look.  As you will see in her shop she also has a flair for Pin Ups and Eclectic modern things as well.   I personally have purchased a few of her Pin Up prints and was delighted with the product and the customer service.  I will definitely be back.

  Please drop by her shop at

Framed Vargas Flower Gal Pin UpRetro Hippy Chic Sequined Purse

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Easter Egg Soap Gift-2 soapsGirl Soap Popsicle-Great party favor

As the owner of Crimson Hill Soaps & Scents all products are personally hand-poured by Angie!  She takes great pride in creating her handcrafted soaps and select bath and body products.  By using only the finest and highest quality cosmetic-grade ingredients she is confident that each product she sells will bring an enjoyable experience to her clients.  Angie truly enjoys the artistic process of soap making and is always glade to share her creations with other!
Visit Angie and purchase her exceptional products at Crimson Hill Soaps & Scents

  NEW-Natural Perfume Oil- Spring Passion Flower    Facial Skin Care Gift Set

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Bubbles and Bugs
Chocolate Easter Bunny diaper cover/bloomers in Blue, Pink or White
Bubbles and Bugs is an online boutique.  Owner, Jaymee is a stay at home mom who enjoys her children and doing as many craft projects as she can get her hands on!  She hopes some of them will bring enjoyment to the children in your life. She adds new things daily, so be sure to drop by her shop often!
Thing 1 and Thing 2 flower shirt Disney Cars tool belt Pink Fleece Ruffle boots...Size newborn-5T
Visit her shop at:

Fabulous, Flirty and Fun - by Shawna

Oh my Goodness!  I absolutely ADORE these!!!
Flirty Butterfly Princess Apron with Sparkle Pink Cupcake and Red Cherry Apron Flirty Purple Stripe Apron
About the designer: Her name is Shawna and she lives in Nevada. 
Her hobby is collecting fabric, rick rack, bias tape, and anything sparkly. Shawna loves to make beautiful things. She says she normally cannot find what she wants in stores so she creates it on her own. She finds sewing to be a great skill to have. She enjoys making sexy costumes and dressing up for her hubby. Hence, she has been married 15 years and still going strong (we can all take a lesson from this)!  She believes every woman should play dress up once in awhile. It will make your hubby feel appreciated and LOVED.

50s Retro Polka Dot Poodle Skirt Apron Costume

Monday, March 14, 2011

River of Romansk

The River of Romansk brand is whimsical, romantic and enchanting.
Soft Pale Angel Sweet Blush Candy Pink Ballerina Romantic Dreamy Misty Ruffled Bridal Inspired Cupcake Tiered Puffy Poofy Playful Satin Organza Taffeta Tube Dress   Classic Dreamy Romantic Havisham Mille Feuille Heart Cutouts Chiffon FlowyTwilight Little Black Dress   Romantic Misty Midsummer Night Dream Whimsical Embroidered Floral Motif Poet Sleeves Nostalgia Ivory Pure Linen White Chiffon Dress
 They successfully recreate an era of dainty loveliness; of sash and ribbons, satins and laces which are reminiscence of a time more dreamy and innocent.

They believe a beautiful dress is unforgettable. It has the magic to transform and the power to take our breath away. Commemorate those precious moments with pieces from the River of Romansk collection -moments that create memories which will bring a smile many months and many years down the road!


French Melody Sweet Creamy Pale Yellow Sweetheart Flirty Fun Doll Chiffon Princess Alice in the Wonderland Tea Party Spring Romance Pleat Dress

Nutcracker Angelic Dreamy Ethereal Ivory White Lace
Ballerina French Boudoir Flapper Dress

Nutcracker Angelic Dreamy Ethereal Ivory White Lace Ballerina French Boudoir Flapper Dress

Romantic Creamy Pale Petal Cream Havisham Winter Snow
Heart Cutouts Flirty Fun Doll Chiffon Flowy Dress

Romantic Creamy Pale Petal Cream Havisham Winter Snow Heart Cutouts Flirty Fun Doll Chiffon Flowy Dress
Vist their boutique at

Monday, February 21, 2011

March Madness

Let's start March Madness early by using this coupon code (25off) to get 25% off at Jazzmyn Willow Designs.  25% off our already LOW prices, INCLUDES sale, clearance and destash items.  Hurry, no telling when this sale will end - but we will be sure to post it here.

Wondering what you will find at Jazzmyn Willow Designs???  A little bit of everything. 

These are Chandelierings
They are earrings for your lamps, candle holders, or anything in your home that needs a little extra bling.
Don't forget the coupon code, 25off at check out.

Vintage Items

Antique China

Jewelry and Craft Supplies

don't forget this months coupon code, 25off, and get 25% off all items on the website, including sales, clearance and destash.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Edit, Edit and Edit again!

Starting an online business is a TON of work! But I will admit I am having fun. There are parts I LOVE (wearing sweats) and parts I dread (the post office) and yet other parts that I love and hate depending on my mood. HA!
Jazzmyn Willow Designs has been on Etsy for almost a month now and the first items listed are no longer getting viewed. I am going to start at the first item and work my way through to the last, carefully editing, upgrading photos, and adding stories wherever possible.
These were the first two items I listed. The original photos were CRAP! The new upgraded photos are better, don't cha think?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Still to come ...

I have boxes and boxes of vintage and or antique items still to be listed in my Etsy Boutique -

Items to be listed include: China, silver flatware,  vintage typewriter with case,  1940's or 50's emerson fan, vases, jewelry, cookbooks and or advertising pamphlets, antique toy singer sewing machine, antique dolls, knick knacks, train case, 35mm slide cases, patterns, and more.
Most of these items have been in my husbands' or my family for decades and have been stored in boxes in my garage or my spare bedroom.
It is a long process to clean, research, photograph and post each item but I think it is worth it. I love the idea of allowing these items to leave their cold dark storage places and go out into the world and have a new life with someone who will appreciate, repurpose or regift them. They have been hidden away for far too long. For this reason I try to keep my prices as low as possible.

If you are looking for something imparticular feel free to contact me. I can send you photos of items in my care prior to cleaning, researching and posting them if you are interested.

A PEACE of the past

I was going through some boxes in my garage yesterday when I came across something I was sure was lost to me forever, a small vase containing handcrafted beaded flowers made by my great grandmother.  My great grandmother passed away when I was 15, she was 98.  At some point in her life she made bouquets of beaded flowers and secured then in china cups with matching saucers.  I had two of these fabulous teacups when I was younger but somehow they were lost in a move some twenty years ago (casualties of my first marriage).  I was sad to have lost them and I was sure they were the last of their kind - until yesterday.  I was working in the garage when I came across a box my mother had given to me several years ago that I had never bothered to go through, and there they were, hidden treasures just waiting to be unearthed, cleaned and cherished.  There were two teacups and one vase with these beautiful hand beaded bouquets in them.  I took the bouquets out of the teacups and cleaned up the teacups for sale but the flowers are all mine!  I think I will place them all together in something to create a beautiful new home accessory that is a collaborative effort.  Maybe I will even try my hand at beading a flower or two myself.  Who knows, maybe there is a new career opportunity for me!
This is not a good photo - I used the scanner.  I will take some photos soon (hopefully). But I am so lucky and proud to have them.  My great grandmother always meant the world to me.  She was a tiny woman of great faith and there was always a sense of peace and tenderness about her.  A very nice change of pace from the rest of my crazy family.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Antique Flatware

Several years back my mother passed down a small box of silver flatware to me.  Amoungst the treasures in the little box were a military issue spoon and fork.  I have yet to identify their value as they appear to be much different than any I have found on the internet so far.  Researching flatware when you are a novice is much more difficult then , say, researching vintage cookbooks. 

I found these four matching forks, cleaned them with a silver cleaning cloth and then laid them out on my scanner.  Once I have a good photo it is easy to magnify on the computer to a large enough image that even I can read the stamp placed by the manufacturer on the back of the flatware. 
The stamp on the back says "1847 Roger Bros. AI"

This is what I was able to find about these particular pieces of flatware.

Rogers Brothers  can trace its beginning to the 1820's. They were a manufacturer of silver plate flatware and hollowware. Their most popular line perhaps was the 1847 Rogers Bros. flatware. The name Rogers Bros. was first used in 1847. In 1898, they became part of the International Silver Company. 1847 Rogers Bros Silver Plate is still being produced today.

This pattern is known as "Lorne"
A collection of four of these same forks in mint condition sold for $10.50 plus shipping and handling.
I have priced these $9.95
you may purchase them at

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jazzmyn Willow Designs Boutique

Can a woman have to many pairs of shoes?  I don't think so!
These charming little white high heeled earrings would be a delightful gift for that special  someone for Valentine's day.
To purchase these one of kind pierced earrings follow the link below.