Thursday, June 24, 2010

Vintage Hall- Welter Speedrite Check Writer


Awesome Vintage check writer/ protector. Works perfectly. Purchased in Maine from a Local company that used it for years. The printer is still in working order as you can see from the photo. 

We played with this a bit and it prints very nicely. All the numbers work. No disabling injuries of any kind. Still in working condition.

Would make a wonderful conversation piece in any vintage or steam punk home!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lovely set of Blue stars and moons pattern candy dishes.

Continuing my blue Sunday theme. I have finally located the pattern design of these. These are from the LE Smith Moon and Stars Pattern. This pattern is a great historical piece. The original design dating back to the 1800's (at that time it was called the palace design,) and was rumored to be the favorite glassware of Abraham Lincoln. 

It was then reproduced by LE Smith in the 1930's. This is when the pattern truly became popular. These bowls date from this period. 

My Blue Sunday.

I think I have decided today to only post Blue items. Perhaps this will turn into a trend! Lets start with this adorable blue Compote dish!

love this compote. It stands 7 1/4" high and is 6" wide at the center of the bowl and 3 3/8" at the base. The pattern is the lovely Indiana Glass Diamond Point pattern. No chips or scratches. In mint condition. 

This would make a great addition to a Vintage Wedding candy table, or to hold some lovely flowers. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gorgeous Vintage Carnival Glass Vase.

Head over here and check this lovely out! 

This lovely vase has hues of both blue and green. this is just the most striking piece! Depending on the lighting the bottom either appears a deep blue or purple, and the top goes from a light brown to a deeper green. Its just stunning! 

1961 Pyrex Gourmet Promotional Delphite Blue Round Cinderella Cassarole Dish

Just posted this. Love the casserole dishes from the 60's so pretty!

This casserole dish was a special promotional dish made in the winter of 1961. The entire casserole is Delphite Blue, but the sides of the casserole are fired on white. You can just make out the blue hue through the white. Making it seem a pale blue. The base is not painted. The leaf pattern is gold leaf.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kinda cool.

Etsy Maine chose my shop as the Maine artist of the month. How cool is that? I'm feeling pretty honored. I just started doing this so its very cool to be recognized and helped along by my peers. Check out the blog. There are allot of links to allot of great Maine artisans and vintage dealers. I think you will enjoy!

Vintage Amethyst Hued Maine Milk Bottle.

Just posted this morning! I love this bottle. Just the slightest tint of purple. Its very pretty in a window!


Revamp and refresh!

whew... its been a few months since I have posted. As you can see I'm taking my blog in a whole new direction. Welcome to Vintage New England! Like? This blog will be to help with my new etsy shop. I also hope to introduce you to some of my other favorites on etsy. So stay tuned!

Let me know what you think!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I had my daughter choose the name again. She had so much fun last month choosing then dumping the lot over her head. I really need to remember to take photos when i do that one of these times lol..




I will be emailing you shortly to get your address to send you the gift cards.

Thank you again for all the support!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

I have been away. I am very sorry for that. Like has been very hectic. However I wanted to post that my give away will be ending on Saturday evening at 8pm est. I will be notifying the winner by email directly after. Thanks everyone for signing up for it!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another post on the miraculous!

I caught up with the Staker Family blog this morning, finally getting a chance to see the fabulous video they put together, and I felt compelled to share. This family and boy are so inspiring to me, as is the amazing power of their faith and strength.


P.S. Bring Tissues!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Free 1 year of Family Circle!

Go here and sign up for your free Family Circle magazine. I love this magazine. So many helpful articles and some nice coupons once in a while too!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Win It Wednesdays!!!

Teresa at Money Saving Maine-iac is hosting her regular win it wednesday blog list! Head on over and check out all the cool give aways!

Thanks Teresa for hosting!!!

3 Boxes of Coffee for $3 bucks and a Free stainless steel Travel Mug!

If you are as addicted to coffee as I am then you will REALLY appreciate this offer. Gevalia is giving away 3 boxes of coffee for 3 bucks *PLUS FREE SHIPPING* as well as a really nice stainless steel travel mug (can always use one more since either the mug I WANT in the morning is never clean, or if it is, I can not find the cover that matches that mug! lol.

Go here and sign on up!

Free Magazine Subscription

This is kinda cool. My daughter is a cheerleader so I was pretty excited about this offer. Click here for a free 1 year subscription to american cheerleader magazine. We have gotten this before. I find it nice to see what is new and upcoming in the world of cheerleaders. Some of the stunts they have the kids doing this day in age is nuts, and its nice to get a heads up on these and other issues that are in the community.

The irony of the fact that my daughter is a cheerleader (and a really good one too). Myself? I was an all the way band geek. Like marched in Drum Corps 4 summers and everything. I wouldnt have been caught dead as a cheerleader. I find now though that I really do see the athletic side of what these girls do. So go grab it and enjoy!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview

Holiday weekends are usually nill in the coupon department. But this weekend we do have one Red Plum insert. Go on over to Sunday Coupon Preview and see what is gonna be inside!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yay! Free Excedrin!

Excedrin is giving away free FULL size bottles of Excedrin. Just go here and fill out this survey (one page), and they will mail you a coupon good for 1 free bottle of Excedrin!

Thanks Teresa @ Money Saving Maine-iac for the heads up!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rite Aid Deals 2/7-2/13

First off make sure you go here and get your $5 off $25 coupon.

Single Check Rebate (SCR) Deals

Dove Men+Care Body Wash, $4
Get $4 SCR
$1.25/1 coupon in 1/31 SmartSource insert or
$1.00/1 printable coupon
FREE plus overage after coupon and SCR

Dove Chocolate (8.5-11.5 oz.), 2/$6
Get $1 SCR wyb 2 (limit 2)
$1/1 Dove Chocolate coupon from 1/31 RedPlum insert
$1/1 Dove Chocolates Rite Aid Video Values coupon
As low as $0.50 each after 2 coupons and SCR

Finish Powerball Tab, Gel or Powder, $4.49
Get $1.50 SCR (limit 1)
$1/1 Finish Quantum Dishwasher Detergent coupon here.
$1/1 Finish coupon from 2/7 SmartSource insert
$1/1 Finish Quantum Dishwasher Detergent Rite Aid Video Values coupon
As low as $0.99 after 2 coupons and SCR

Nivea Products (psa $2.49)
Get $5 Rite Aid Gift Card wyb $15(limit 1)
B1G1 Nivea Lip Care Product from 2/7 RP insert
$2/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women from 1/3 RP insert
$1/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women from 12/13 RP insert
$2/1 Nivea For Men Body Wash from March ALL YOU
$2/1 Nivea For Women Body Wash from March ALL YOU

Comtrex, $3.99
Get $1 SCR (limit 1)
$1.50/1 Comtrex from 2/7 SmartSource insert
$1.49 after coupon and SCR

Dayquil or Nyquil, $3.99
Buy 2 Vicks DayQuil or Niquil for $7.98
Get $1 SCR wyb 2 (limit 1)
Use 2 $1.50/1 Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil coupons from 2/7 P&G insert PLUS
FREE Puffs coupon wyb 2 Vicks products from 2/7 P&G insert
$2.49/ea plus FREE Puffs after coupons and SCR

GE Reveal Light Bulbs, 2/$5
Get $1.50 SCR wyb 2 (limit 1)
$1/1 Select GE Lightbulbs from 1/3 SmartSource insert
$0.40/1 GE Reveal Bulb Rite Aid Video Values coupon
As low as $0.35/ea after 4 coupons and SCR

GUM Dental Care (select varieties), psa $2.50
Get $1 SCR (limit 1)
$1/1 GUM Accessory Product  from 11/15 RP insert
$0.50 after coupon and SCR

Gillette Fusion Shave Gel, $2.99
Get $1 SCR (limit 1)
$1/1 Gillette Fusion Shave from 2/7 P&G insert
$0.99 after coupon and SCR

Other Weekly Deals

PureVia Sweetener, $2.99
$2/1 PureVia Sweetener from 1/3 SmartSource insert
$0.99 after coupon

Stayfree Pads (28 ct.), $1.99
$1/1 Stayfree Product printable
B1G1 Stayfree from 1/3 RedPlum insert
$1/1 Stayfree Pads Rite Aid Video Values coupon
As low as FREE after coupons

Herbal Essences Hair Care, 2/$6
Buy One, Get One Free coupon from 2/7 P&G insert
$1.50/ea wyb 2

Win it Wednesdays!!

Its that time again my friends! Money Saving Maine-iac is hosting the always awesome win it Wednesday!! Go on over and check out the links she has there, sign up for some good contests and win some stuff! At the same time, make some new friends! I love these! Don't forget to sign up for my Feb give away too. I am giving away a gift card for $50 dollars to Rite Aid, as well as several coupons for 1.50 off a box of chocolate Cheerios and whatever else ends up in the pot before the end of the month!

Good luck!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

God Truly is great!

I have been following the chronicle of a little boy named Bronson and his mom Sara and their family for the last week. Like so many others here in blog land have. I sit here crying (at work), for joy for this family. Today their baby boy finally woke up. I was so scared for them when she was describing some of his symptoms. This story hit very close to my heart because it was a story about an accident that could happen to any of us. That has sadly happened in my family. To be able to watch this family go through such similar feelings that ours did, and yet, in the end have such a joyous outcome. Praise the lord for their outcome!! We lost our sweet baby niece Isabella, but their sweet baby Bronson was saved! Perhaps Isabella tugged on gods pants and asked him to listen to half the globe shouting their prayers in support of this family and child.

Perhaps she gave him one of her impish little smiles (like this) and told him to take care of that family. Either way I am joyful for them! It was healing to see them go through this. Perhaps because she blogged with such intensity that it allowed me to work through stuff I never got to, or perhaps it was just that I am at the point in my own grief that I can think of her and smile.

Sandwich Revolution House Party!

YAY! I got chosen to host this party! I'm super excited! I can't wait to share more information regarding this awesome opportunity!

A House Party™ is thousands of parties across the country, hosted by people like you. Each event is sponsored by a leading brand and focuses on something cool that the sponsor wants its best fans to experience firsthand and share with their friends.

Not signed up for house party yet? Head on over and join the party!

Mom? Are you ready?

Let it be known far and wide that THIS mom is not, in fact, READY for her little girl to grow up! However, it is going to be that time all to soon! She is 12 and well, if I could just freeze time!

Since I can't I recently went over and signed up for this cute kit from All You and Kotex. The Kit is free, you are only responsible for the shipping (2.99). I think she will be pretty excited to get this. She is always wanting to open my stuff when I get it in the mail. So this will be a surprise to get something that is for her.

Go check it out here!

Thanks But I had a coupon!

Feeling slightly better!

OK needing to get back on the blogger wagon here! I wanted to start today with this great offer that was given to me by General Mills. I was given a chance to product test the new Chocolate cheerios. I was sincerely impressed. They taste like a great chocolate treat. But with only 100 calories per serving (3/4 of a cup), they are not a bad snack for those that are watching their calorie intake. I think the best thing I can say about these though, is that my hubby LOVED them. He is not usually a big sweets fan, but he grabbed them out of the box last night and was like. Hey these really are good. Yay!! Low calorie chocolate snack! He actually had a bowl this morning for breakfast and was all happy when he got to drink the chocolate milk at the end! He can be such a kid at times!

Any who I got a bunch of coupons with my free box, and I would love to share! So I think I will toss a couple of them in with my giveaway. I will also be passing on some of my cover girl lovelies. That will be a post to come in a few days though. Once I get all of my try & tell's done on my friends done.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Well we are home. Now I am fighting a cold that can only be described ast epic. I have not been this ill in years. I mean, what the heck? I had all my shots??!!! (ok that sounded funny hehe). Anyways. I will feel better soon, and my posts should will get more frequent again. Lots of sniffly snuffly love!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

$1.00 off 2 Classico

This is a good deal! Go here and print the coupon for $1.00 off 2!

Thanks But I had a coupon for this one!!! Go pay her some love! While at her place check out her guide to Valentines Gift Giveaways!!!

$10.00 worth of coupons.

Eat Better America has $10.00 worth of coupons. Go on over here, and sign up! This is a limited # so do it now and not later!

Thanks Money Saving Maine-iac for the great info!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Free Kitty Litter

Cat's Pride cat litter is giving away coupons for a free container of kitty litter while supplies last. Go here and create a free profile for your cat on catster. Then join the Cat's Pride community page. Thats it.

Have fun!

Monday, February 1, 2010

February is for love! And for Super Awesome Sauce Giveaways!

So here we go!! Welcome to my new give away. This one is something again, we all can use, and make use of pretty darn quickly.

My new Give away is for $50.00 in Rite Aid Gift cards!!! I really like this one as much as last months because EVERYONE around here shops at rite aid! Well when the deals are good at least hehe. This contest runs from today 2/1 until 8pm EST, on 2/28.

 Im adding all sorts of ways to win this month. I might also sweetin the deal as the month goes along. Since I have some product testing/ reviews available to me this month.

Anyhoo here are my requirements.

1. Follow my blog though googe friend connect, or through my feed. Both are available on the side.

Each one of these is worth one entry. Doing both gets you an additional entry. (current followers of both automatically get 3).

2. If you have a facebook page, connect to my blog on networked blogs.  Just click on the follow this blog link below.

This is worth 2 points because it takes actual time if you dont have a facebook already.

3. Blog about my give away on your website once, get 2 points. You can do this daily and  it will be worth 1 additional point each day. You will need to comment and link each time you blog about it.

4. Sign up for my community on blogfrog. Its a brand new community and Im really looking forward to making it a great little home for all of us thrifty moms and lovers of contests and deals! Its not finished yet so dont giggle to hard! :). This one is worth 3 points!!!

Im very excited about my contest this month! You gyys have been so good to me this last month. I can't wait to see how this goes!

Good Luck!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Drum Roll Please!

And the winner is?????????

Brandy from The Buzz!!!

Yay!! This was so much fun!! This definately was the highlight of my week! Ty ladies for participating. Katie really had fun pulling the paper from the pink basin here at the hospital (I was fresh out of hats lol). Then she decided to play snowfall with the rest! I took a cute picture. Will try and find my chord and upload tommorow. Tomm is Feb 1st! Be ready for the next give away. I will post it sometime before the end of the day tomm!!!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A long week...

For my followers I want to start with an apology. I have neglected my blog since mid afternoon on Wednesday. I have been away from home since then unexpectedly. My 10 year old daughter Katie is considered "medically fragile". This is a bit misleading though because she is a super tough and super resilliant kiddo. She has alot of different complications from her underlying birth defect of Spina Bifida. She has a more severe defect then many children with this disability. She has pretty severe brain damage from some shunt malfunctions and subsequent shunt infections when she was under a year old. She doesnt have any true verbal language. She does make cooing sounds and a few sounds that she uses to represent the things that matter the most to her. She has a trach and a g-tube. She is on multiple seizure meds. She has cerebral palsey also from the infections when she was young.

Katie and I on Christmas morning. This is how she always is, bright and sunny.

This is Katie getting a stuffed bear on from her Great Aunt sheshe for christmas. Not that big a deal right? Except she has been inseperable from it ever since. It is in bed with her here at the hospital right now.

She also has one of the greatest attitudes I have ever known. She smiles constantly and loves everyone. Her giggle is infectious, *she will block her trach with her chin and giggle, its truly life altering to see her joy*. She is patient, and tolerant, and determined when she makes her mind up. She lets you know when she has had enough and be warned if you cross her after that! She is feisty and funny and sweet and adorable. She is my little angel.

Anyhoo that is a bit about her. Which brings me to where we are. She was having some trouble this last week with keeping her heart rate and oxygen saturations up at night. So we ended up leaving Maine at about 6pm on wednesday night to drive her to Boston. So we packed Katie up, which is an endeavor in itself, and got her all comfy in the car, and headed off to the gas station. About half way there, my van, also known as the "money pit on wheels", decided it wanted to over heat. I wish I could have told you how annoyed I was. I have sunk so much $$ into this thing in the last year. We take great care of it, and how does it repay us? It chews through tires and over heats at the worst possible time!!! Luckily, my moms car is big enough to carry all of Katie's gear and us. So we called and she of course immediately swapped out for us. So we unpacked my van, and repacked Mom's van, and off we went. Arriving at Boston Children's at around 11:30 pm. The only way to be admitted when you get there after clinic hours is by the Emergency Dept. They knew we were coming, so it was not a long wait to be seen. However it was still  6am before they finished admitting her and got her to her room. So at this point, neither Tyler and I have slept since approximately that same time the day before, and we are attempting to get Katie hunkered down and ready for testing galore. Finally at about 11 that moring we are able to attempt to get some sleep, in her room together on the one person bed/couch thingy. We managed to get entangled together in a way where we didnt either fall off. a miracle in my mind considering he is six foot three and I am well, not a small mammal lol. Slept for about two hours then proceded to wait, and wait and wait, for different tests and scans. She has, of course, played possum with the heart rate and sats since we got here. She has been perfect with those. Her tests were basically lots of scans, ct's, xrays, MRI these are the big ones, the scary ones, the ones that would have meant really big surgeries, with gods grace, all came back as stable and ok....phew. So now we are waiting for the test she is having now. Which is an eeg (electro-encephalogram). She is going to be monitored with this for 48 hours in hopes of capturing one of the episodes. So alot of sitting and waiting and still wondering.

So anyhoo. This is why I have been so inattentive. I apologize again. My contest is ending tomm!! I cant believe it! Hopefully I can get my hubby to email me my spread sheet with everyones names and entries on it, so I can pull from a hat. Maybe i will try and get Katie to do it. Although knowing her she will just grab the hat and dump the contents lol.

Hubby also told me that my party pack from Loreal came. I am so excited to host my first product party! He said there is so much make up its nuts. Not to mention coupons. I will keep you all updated to my plans for this party. Hope everyone is well.

Also since I showed her off I should do the rest of the family too huh?

This is Angel my oldest Cat. Ninja sleeping under the tree.

This is Julia the day after our wedding at the coast. 

Another picture of Angel.

This is Julia and a lol catz worthy picture of our cat Singey who seems to have inserted herself in the photo.

 We call this cat "bathroom cat" because she basically lives in our bathroom. Her real name is Savannah. Not sure where the obssession with the bathroom started. She just loves it in there lol.

Singey in the christmas tree. I didnt have the heart to tell her the camoflage didnt work and we could indeed see her.

This is my DH Tyler and our baby girl Sadie. She is 4 months old now! She is probubly about 10bs bigger then she was in this picture. The Vet says she has gained 20 lbs this last month! He thinks she will be over 80lbs!
 Good organic dog food + lots of love =

 gigantic puppy of awesomeness! lol