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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Murano and Empoli glass 

I can bet if you like vintage as i do , that you did at least seen one of these most beautiful glass vase , bottle , paperweights and more . Here is some nice infos about those . I did find almost all of it on internet and add small comments from me . There is a big list of really nice sites on this . Every time i list a new on on my shop i use those to make sure i am on the right track ! 

So here we go ! 

This is a great example of the work of Empoli glass ..

 Italian Empoli Glass:
When most people think of Italian glass, they think of the many manufacturers based on the Venetian island of Murano. But there is another area of Italy with a long history of glass production - the town of Empoli, in the Tuscany region, near Florence.

There is evidence of glassware being produced in Empoli as far back as the thirteenth century. There are two main types of Empoli glass - "Verde" and "Cased". Verde (Italian for green) glass takes its name from the traditional green color of Empoli glass, which was a result of the content of local sand used for glass production. Empoli manufacturers that produced Verde glassware include: Vetrerie E. Taddei & C., Vetreria Etrusca, Vetreria Toso Bagnoli, CLAVE, and Vetrerie Empolesi.

Later, cased glass became popular in Empoli, which consists of brightly colored glass cased in a layer of clear glass, sometimes also having an internal layer of opaque white "Lattimo" glass. Some Empoli producers of cased glass are: STELVIA, Cristalleria Fratelli Betti, Cristalleria Arno, CIVE, and SAVIA.

There was, and still are, a large amount of manufacturers in the Empoli area involved in glass production, and it can often be difficult to identify designs by a particular maker, as any labels usually bore the name of importers, or simply read "Made in Italy". Companies that imported glass from Empoli include: Alrose, Rossini, Guildcraft, Vimax, Enesco and George Hardy.

The cased glass is made in multiple layers like the orange one above .. If you look at it closely you will see the " clear " , the one with colors and the cased one inside in this case orange .. let me show you .. 

As you can see there is the cased orange glass inside , the one with the colors is blown glass and the clear is easy to see on the base .. That is what they call cased glass .. there's been some repros along the years but its very hard to come close of this quality .. 

Here is another one : 

Same here but the inside glass is white .. 

When we talk about Empoli we have to talk about " green " glass .. Empoli is well knowed for those wonderful green color glass of many kind .. Again let me show you an example : 

This is really nice hey ? 

Here is some great links of where i took my infos :

Next time ill do a page on the differences from Murano and Lorraine Chalet .. you'll see there is not much difference between the both ! 

I wish you a wonderful week ! 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Father's Day ! 

Looking for great gifts ideas for fathers ? 

Here is some wonderful ideas i have found ! 

Here is some other links you can find some great gifts ideas for Him ! 

Have a great day ! and remember life is very short ! let's show the men's of our lifes we love them ! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tea lovers this one is for you ! 

Maddly in love with tea cups , tea sets , old ones , and yes vintage ones ! 

Here is a part of history of the tea 

The history of tea is fascinating and offers great insight into the history of our world. Since tea was first discovered in China, it has traveled the world conquering the thirsts of virtually every country on the planet. Tea is the most popular beverage in the world as well as one of the healthiest. If you have ever wondered where tea comes from and how we got to the point where tea is served in virtually every corner of the world, steep a hot cup of tea and explore the history of the simple tea leaf over the centuries!

One legend claims that the discovery of tea occurred in 2737 BC by the Emperor of China.  For several hundred years, people drank tea because of its herbal medicinal qualities.  By the time of the Western Zhou Dynasty, tea was used as a religious offering.  During the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), tea plants were quite limited and only royalty and the rich drank tea not only for their health but also for the taste.  As more tea plants were discovered during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), tea drinking became more common among lower classes and the Chinese government supported planting of tea plants and even the building of tea shops so everyone could enjoy tea.

Kinds of teas .. 

White Teas

White tea is the purest and least processed of all teas.  This loose leaf tea brews a light color and flavor.

Green Teas

Green tea is the most popular type of tea, mainly because it is the beverage of choice in Asia. Some loose green teas are scented with flowers or mixed with fruits to create scented or flavored teas.

Oolong Teas

Oolong tea, also known as wu long tea, is full-bodied with a flavorful fragrance and sweet aroma.  Most people commonly recognize oolong tea as the Chinese tea served in Chinese restaurants.

Black Teas

Black tea is the tea most people know since you likely grew up dipping tea bags of black tea in your cup (or enjoyed this tea from an iced tea pitcher in the South).

Herbal Teas

Herbal tea does not contain any leaves from the Camellia plant family, so it is sometimes referred to as a tisane. Herbal teas can be broken into three categories: rooibos teas, mate teas, and herbal infusions. Herbal infusions consist of pure herbs, flowers, and fruits. They can be delicious hot or iced. 

Rooibos Teas

Rooibos tea, or red tea, is made from a South African red bush. Rooibos teas can be delicious hot or iced.

Mate Teas

Mate tea is considered the coffee lover's favorite tea. Made from the leaves and twigs of the yerba mate plant.

Blooming Teas

Also called artisan or flowering teas, these teas actually 'bloom' as they steep. They are hand tied by tea artists and often include some type of flavor or scent along with the beautiful design.

Tea Blends

Tea blends often have the best of both worlds since they combine more than one type of premium tea.  Mixing teas in a blend is one of the best ways to get great flavor.

If you like tea those a great infos !

Tea is good for us and now we can have " all natural tea " !

I hope you liked this post . For more tea sets , cups and side serving dish please have a look here :

Thanks to the shop owners who let me picked some great tea cups and sets in there shops !

Lynne :

Toni :

Elaine :

And Marcia :

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Looking for a super deal ? 
Here are some great deal in my shop ! 

Hurry up before its all gone ! 

I always have some of my listing on sale . Not because they are not beautiful or broken .. Just because i do have the chance to sometimes pay this at a very low price but also i do like things to " move " in my shop . So go have a look in my shop under Sale Section ! 

Very nice and rare tin can ! 

Who dosen't like Pyrex ? 

This one is pretty rare to find ! 

cute vase and so well done ! 

this is a stunning tin box and hand painted 

For other great finds in my shop go have a look ! not all good deals are in the section for sale ! 

Good morning !

I hope you are having a pleasant day and fun ! i have to share this with you !

Today we have a great sun and a warm breaze after a very long winter ! Since i am a fanatic of flowers i can't wait for late spring and summer !

I am posting those just for you and for the love of flowers ! By the way here is some economic  tips to keep your flowers healty and safe from insects ..

Keep your coffee grounds and put in one or two times a week in your flower bed .. This will keep away slugs and snails. Keep cooked egg shells and crush them for then drop to the ground near your plants, crawling insects hate being hurt.. Keep your banana peels and bury them in the ground, bananas contain nitrogen which gives strength to your flowers..

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Have a great day ! see you tomorow ! and i sure hope flowers will be soon blooming !

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

We all need a little boost sometimes in our lifes . 

I for myself listen to music , i love many kind of musics but when i feel down or i need a small boost this is what i listen too ! Listen to the words and what they say ! 

And yes i had back in 2010 a soft spot for the Glee show .. those kids where amazing ! 

So listen to some of my choices and have a super positive day ! 

Born this way Glee cast

Loser Like me Glee cast

Reba Mcintire Gonna take that montain .. yes yes a bit of country ! nice cowboys !

Garth Brooks Standing outside the fire ! ( my best from him ! )

Rascal Flat Summer Nights ! Dance my friends dance !

Another to dance on Rascal Flat Banjo !

By the way our place is not on GPS .. and yes you need a 4 wheel drive in winter and spring to get here ! ahahaha ! so it does seems like our place !

and the last one for today .. i hope i did raised your level of feeling better a bit !

Luke Bryant Crash my party ! a bit softer .. but so nice !

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bonne nouvelles ! Good news ! 

J'ai eu la chance d'être contactez par le magazine Victoria ma boutique et un des mes objets de collection sera dans la publication de avril 2016 ! Je suis hyper contente et très chanceuse ! 

I had the chance to be contacted by Victoria's magazine editor . My shop and one of my collectible object will be featured in the 2016 april edition ! I am so happy and lucky ! 

C'est un magazine avec plein de belles et bonnes idées allez faire un tour ! 

Its a very nice magazine with full of great  ideas ! Go have a look ! 

Here is what will be featured and some more that they asked me about ! i am sure those will be sold by then ! 

Voici ce qui sera dans cet article et les autres qu'ils m'ont offert de publier , je suis certaine que d'ici a ce que cette édition  soit publier ces objets seront vendus ! 

Those are egg cups from the company Laura Secord and made in the 60's 
Des coupes à oeufs par la compagnie Laura Secord et fait dans les années 60 . 

Noritake bowl hand painted made in the early 20's Those are hard to find in this shape . 
Bol fait par Noritake fait début année 20 et peint à la main . Difficile à trouver sous cette forme 

Really beautiful vase made by Italian company called Lucca . This is real gold and it is stunning !|
Un vase magnifique avec de la vrai or et fait en Italie par Lucca . 

Those are made by Dolly toy and made in the early 50's . Its so cute and fun for a baby room decor ! 
Ceci est fait par la compagnie Dolly toy au début des années 50 . C'est tellement cute pour un décor de chambre de bébé ! 

I am adding some nice ones from some of my friends shops . If you are looking for great collectibles come have a look around ! 

Here is some more ideas ! 



I wish you a great day and remember Life is to short so have fun ! 

Links to great shops : 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

For the love of horses 

I had the chance of going to Nashville last week end and went to the Kentucky Derby ! It was on my bucket list for so long . People there are so nice and welcoming to tourists . If you have a chance go there and have fun ! 

There where so many people at the Derby ! ! It was quit an experience ! Next time we will buy tickets for a seat tho ! 

Here are some pictures from there and some of my Etsy listing .. for the horse lover in you ! 

If you love all things with horses come have a look in my shop i have so much more !