Monday, September 19, 2016

When I read a magazine I also have paper and pencil to TAKE NOTE

I was reading a copy of Better Homes and Garden and discovered phrases that would make good titles, or descriptions for some of the photographs I take.  So right now I went around the house taking pictures of things that might match those phrases.  It is good exercise to get outside even if it is 98 degrees.  Now I take notes when reading any magazines.  Good practice for using SEO and writing titles and descriptions for Online Selling.


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Halloween Fabric Giveaway Ends Sept 13 and shared Halloween postcard

Want to win some Halloween fabric.  Go to this link to enter.
Here is a Halloween postcard I just got.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

J P Coats Advertising Trade Cards 6 cord thread on spools

Love these happy girls surrounded by flowers.  Frames their faces.

J P Coats advertised their six cord thread on many Trade Cards.
Available on Ebay.  To bid Click here

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fall is on the way, and I can hardly wait and new Trade Cards soon

It is finally getting to the low 60's at night here in California with low 90's during the day.  In fact it will be 89 today.  Yea.  I have been doing a little embroidery but not too much.  I have been shopping on different auction sites (independent houses not ebay or amazon) for more advertising trade cards.  They have been selling very well for me and I have several auctions coming up.  They seem to sell better then postcards.  Here are a few that I like.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Back to School Reward of Merit Trade Card

I thought this early piece of ephemera was appropriate for the time of year  BACK TO SCHOOL.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Is Marriage a Failure? Check out to see what these women answer. Advertising Trade Card

It will be unless you allow us to buy our Dry Goods of Atwater-Burnside Co. De Kalb Ill.

Now listed on auction on Ebay.  Bid Now

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MA-LE-NA Ointment for the skin.....early trade card from Pennsylvania

Many of the trade cards you find that are over 100 years old are not in great shape..  But even with dings, nicks and creases they are still charming and very collectible.  One thing though, is often the pictures do not have anything to do with the product.  This large trade card has 3 darling girls on the front which maybe has nothing to do with skin ointments.  But I love the detail of this artistic rendition of these young girls.  Sometimes it is hard to tell if it is an actual photo or a painting.

The bonnets, caps are fluffy and tied under the chin with a bow.  What caught my eye was the lace covers over the shoulders.  So this is a great trade card even though it is well worn.

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