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Save 30% on Pillows of all shapes and sizes.

Another great zazzle sale save 30% off pillows.
We have all types of shapes and sizes. 

Have a great day., Nora

Save 40% 0ff magnets Sweetpea approved of course...

Hi humans ,
We are having a sale on magnets and yes my picture is on one . It's about time.

  The sale is 40% off... Human has to order hers too....

                                                          Today is the last day for the sale friends .

Love, Sweetpea

Chintz floral China, Great for Tea parties and special times...

Many of you know I paint a lot of flowers so of course I would be interested in the pretty patterns of chintz china. I was surprised to learn that this term is a generic and can be used  for many floral patterns in the past 100 years are more.

The name is Indian  and reflects the floral patterns that   were manufactured in the late 1800's . Many people would match their china with their table linens and even clothes . Early patterns were made out of bone china and translucent.  The most important manufacturers were James Kent, crown, Ducal, Lord Chelsen, Royal Winton.
Many companies would use the same patterns and just change the back ground colors this is how many patterns were produced in 50 years.

 Indian piece of chintz  China

 Have a great day every one , Nora

Collecting Red Cross posters.

War world posters and red cross prints are something that is in the listings' of hot collectables for 2018 . There is a whole collection of red cross items including pins that the nurses would wear  that people are collecting.
Prices do vary and you must be careful of fakes. What you need to look for when buying posters is artist name and even printer name and number of print and if it was a small run of prints. Examples if you have a run of 200 posters and if your poster is 2/200 this would be a more valuable print. The reason is it closer to the artist's idea of what it should look like.

When you print after awhile small things effect the screen and you can be  of with color etc. that is why the earlier printers are better.

I was checking out prices on one popular auction site  many appraisers do not go by the prices listed on there.  I recommend  going to the collector sites and chat with people who really love collecting this type of item.  They are the people who would b…

What is trench art?

From time to time I  like to write about  out new antiques you should be looking out for .  World war I collectables are very hot everything from daggers pickelhaube swords, trench art and red cross prints.
Today we would like to give you some basic information about trench art in war world 1 Soldiers  and many people in war zones would create art out of  pieces of shell cases, shrapnel, and pieces of destroyed buildings and downed planes.

Noe many people might think  this was art made waiting in trenches waiting for the enemy but that is not the case. This activity was done after combat and certainly helped them put their mind on something else . Some of the examples are quite lovely.  Even citizens would recycle materials and sell them to soldiers to remember. This has happened even during the early wars their are examples of this activity during the civil and revolutionary wars.

Art has always been good for the soul and helped people heal from trauma.  So ask your grand-parents a…

Save 40% off all types of clocks,,

We have all kinds of clocks , abstract art and traditional , food clocks etc.

Have a great day and we will be back on Sunday we have a art show and will not be around for 2 days.

Happy National cat day! Sweetpea wonders if anyone believes in cat ghosts.??

Hi humans,

 Happy national cat to all the kitties out there. I had something weird happen to me yesterday I was sleeping on the bed and I felt something push me . No it was not my humans . My human is about 50 feet away not sitting on the bed .

 I jumped and even human heard a bang and saw me jump she was a bit shocked at what she saw. I turned around and was staring at the empty space . Human ask me "What do you see Sweetpea?'  I think I spooked even human. We think it could have been this guy?

 Human did say I was sleeping in his favorite spot she told him to go back to the bridge and to give her love to the others there.  Human has had a lot of pets I even think she had some turtles too. Weird but true and yes human does talk to me sometimes. lolol...

Have a great day and we will start really writing The farm stand story soon. love Sweetpea

Some of my artwork

 thought I would show some of my other art work today and stuff I am working on.

                                                           Have a good day all, Nora

Need Cards? Save 50%

All cards are 50% off. Better deal than the card stores.
Checkout pine cat 15 or 

 Hi Everyone,
Sweetpea is sleeping on my bed so it's up to me today. We have lots of great cards at rock bottom prices. This sale doesn't come around often and is a great deal. Below are some examples.
Have a great day, Nora

Another amazing sale today only save 40% off TOTE bags.

Great sale on tote bags. today only at pinecat save 40% with codeZDAILYDEALS5. Today only  enjoy the summer savings.

Love abstract art we have many tote bags  with fun designs.

Enjoy Your Sunday friends, Nora

amazing sale on pillows save 40%

Save 40% off pillows today only    

 Have a great day friends, Nora

Did you know Thursday ? Sweetpea is back and answering questions.

Hi humans,

Did you know my human sells napkins and plates? check  the styles.

 save 40% with code ZDAILYDEALS2 
 Today only.. hurry.. have a great day Sweetpea

New story the Farm Stand

The run down home echoed a life of long ago the woman who spotted the listing on Zillow was in love she would have a lot of work to do but she her and her husband could do it. She saw pictures of the small town it was in. Nothing but farm land but they both needed something to work on and help them forget the past.

The run down house came with quite a bit or property and she had plans of some type of  flower garden and natural vegetables. Maybe the could even sell the left -overs in a stand ? She did not want to step on anyone's toes it is farm land after all.

Kelly Kramer and her husband Gary were retired film producers who made their money in the action movie field. They had filmed more comic book characters in action films then they care to take credit for. One day they both felt they had enough and packed it in top of their game and Hollywood was shocked but their hearts were not in the work anymore.

They left Hollywood and the strange way the choose their new home was by put…

Sweetpea shows pictures of her fur brother's .

Hi Humans,

Just thought I would share something different today. Pictures of all my fur brothers who crossed the rainbow bridge.

First picture is my cat brother pinecat  aka: Benny. He was quite the handsome fellow don't you think?

                    Here he is looking in the mirror . I do that too in my human's bedroom.

                              My dog brother chance who crossed the rainbow bridge in June 2005

                                                                          2018 me

 Have a great day friends , Love Sweetpea