Hello and Welcome.
Just going to hop on – give you some quick pictures of things I’ve been listing – and apologize for being so absent here on my blog. I keep thinking the “busy time” in my Etsy shop Old Raven will let up shortly but it hasn’t happened yet. I’m not complaining (at all !) but whew, it’s keeping me running.
Okay – here we go:
Quite a few new Antique Gillott nib items. I’m pretty sure I can now claim the title of having the largest selection of Antique/Vintage Gillott Nibs (and related items) for sale on line.
Be sure to click on the “Calligraphy & Pen Items” category on my home page to see ALL the every growing selection of Gillott’s & Sons…plus a number of other rare and unique calligraphy items.
This is an incredible storage box/chest made by a Vintage company called Florentia. The box is wood, hand carved and has Venetian gold gilt all around. The scene is one of the Valois Tapestries originally owned by the Medici’s.
This is an Antique hand-hammered copper pot that was tin plated. It has some marvelous decorative raised texturing as well as some hand etched symbols. A wonderful little bit of history.
This is a rare Hattie Carnegie gilded head perfume stopper on a heavy thick cut glass perfume bottle. Hattie made her highly collectible and detailed woman’s head stoppers in the 1940’s – to 1950’s.
In the Victorian era, this is how you took your spices on the road. This tin holds six spice tins and these were the basic clove, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and mace. Though today we consider these to be ‘dessert’ spices, back then meats were also seasoned with these flavors.
And last but not least…my latest additions of cross stitch kits. My needlework kits have been flying out of my shop and I think it’s just wonderful that folks are rediscovering the delights of a very ancient craft. Needlework such as Crewel, Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Hardanger, Bargello and Embroidery (to name a few) have all been around for centuries for good reason – people love doing them. If you’ve never tried it before start with a small, simple kit for your first go and then you’ll see that there’s only a few basic things to learn and you’re ready for something a bit bigger and more detailed. WARNING: Needlework is addictive!
Did I show something I’ve already featured before? It’s possible…that’s what happens when you’re running around like a crazy person.
I hope you saw something you liked. Just click to go to Old Raven on Etsy
Remember to cut yourself some slack, these are difficult times. Stay safe. – Kriss