Monday, December 23, 2013

If You Have Been Waiting...

If you have been waiting for a sale in my shops, Simple Joys Paperie, Honeysuckle Lane, or Lana Manis Designs, I'm having one (a sale, that is) throughout the rest of 2013. Visit any of my Etsy shops and get $10 off any purchase of $30 or more!!! Use code GOODBYE2013 during checkout. This code expires January 1, 2014. This includes assemblage jewelry, original art, art prints, love tokens, pincushions, an angel, Santa, snowmen, flower pins, paperweights, velvet pumpkins, book spine cuffs, note cards.... and much more!

...and there's lots more where those came from! :)

Thanks for visiting and if you don't come back for a few days...

Merry Christmas!!!

God bless,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I Wasn't Going To...

I wasn't going to do the eBay thing again... but here it is in December, no one does garage sales this time of year... at least most people don't... and I need to clear out more stuff. :)

I think this chocolate mold is just the cutest thing ever. Now that it has bids, I wish I had kept it for myself. You can find it here, but not for long... it ends today!

So I have started listing things on eBay... old things... vintage and antique things... odds and ends from my home and from boxes in my home. My hope is to add a few items each week during the winter, so check back once in a while to see what's needing a new home. Here's my eBay seller page.

sweet little child's straw hat

1920s New Haven Art Nouveau Gilt Mantel Clock Body with Cupid Cherub Angel

 But.... there are some items I'll always keep... like this adorable bear ornament from my friend Wendy of Whendi's Bears! I love it! :)

Do you have a treasured ornament? Tell me about it in the comments below. I'd love to know! :)

Take care and God bless,

Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's Giveaway Time! UPDATED

Updated Dec.23

DONNA ~ you won the pillow! :)

TRISHA ~ you won the print! :)

I'll be in touch with both of you in a few days.

Thanks for playing along!


I think it's about time for a giveaway, don't you?

I'll be giving away 2 items, and I'm going to give you 3 ways to enter to win.

The first item is an 8" x 8" print of my original painting, In the Pink. You can see the original here. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite subjects to paint and I love the colors in this one... perfect for a cottage farmhouse!

The second giveaway item is one of my silk ribbon embroidered pillows. This one is about 5.5" x 10". It features red beebalm flowers embroidered with silk ribbon on a lovely aqua dupioni silk fabric. A little raw edge muslin ruffle adds a touch of cottage charm!

Here's how to enter:
For one entry, share this post on your blog, then leave a comment here with the link to your post and tell me which item (the hydrangea print or the silk ribbon pillow) you'd like to win. You may use a photo from this post if you wish.

For the second entry, visit one of my Etsy shops, Lana Manis Designs or Simple Joys Paperie, and leave a comment here with a link to your favorite item, and tell me which item (the hydrangea print or the silk ribbon pillow) you'd like to win.

For the third entry, like my Facebook business page, Lana Manis, and share this on Facebook. You can use the Facebook share link at the end of this post, or share the giveaway post directly from my Facebook page. Be sure to leave a comment here to OR leave a comment on the Facebook giveaway post on my page so I know you shared it. Also tell me which item (the hydrangea print or the silk ribbon pillow) you'd like to win.

It's that simple! :)

I'll announce the winner on December 19th.

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What's It Called?

Do you know what this is? I've had this piece for years and finally decided to use it in one of my jewelry assemblages. However, I'm not really sure what it is called.

There are pin clasps on the backs of the smaller pieces at the top. You can see where I've flipped one of them over. Would it have pinned to a coat?

Any ideas are appreciated!



Monday, December 2, 2013

Are You Ready???

Red would like to announce that I'm having a Cyber Monday Sale in all three of my Etsy shops! He's really excited because more sales mean more treats and toys for Christmas!

You can read all the details here.

Have a wonderful day!