Several diferent types of sports memorabilia

Have a favorite sport or sports team?  Do you love to hang out in a jersey with your favorite jeans?  I have several jerseys right now on eBay that you could do this with and cheer on your favorite team.

The first is this jersey for Terrell Owens when he played football for the Philadelphia Eagles.

owens jersey

You can see this great jersey in my eBay shop here.  If football is not your cup of tea, then you could throw on a soccer jersey, like this one for the Avalon Soccer Club.

avalon

You can see this great jersey in my eBay shop here.  You can also see the rest of the jerseys in my eBay shop here.  If you happen to go to a game, you may need to keep warm, and the best way to do that is with this terrific San Deigo Chargers coat made by STARTER.

starter chargers jacket

You can see it in my eBay shop here.  You can also wear a cap to cheer on your favorite team, just like this one for the Chicago Cubs.

cubbies

The Cubs cap was made by COMPETITOR, and the great thing about it is that it still has the original tags attached.  You can see it in my Ebay shop here.

What kinds of clothing do you love to wear when you are watching your favorite team?

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Here’s some more vocabulary words that new collectors will run across

You never know what words you may run across when you dive into the world of antiques and collectibles.  Here are a couple that I have run across over the years:

Greenware—this is any unfired clay body before the piece is Bisque Fired, and it is very fragile.

Cased Glass—this is two or more layers of different colored glass get blown with one layer over the other.  Sometimes glass makers carve images into the glass, revealing the multiple layers and colors of glass in the process.

Mercury Gilding–this is a technique of applying a gilt finish consisting of gold and mercury to decorative objects like a mirror.  Mercury is a metal that is liquid at room temperature. When combined with gold or silver, it becomes viscous, its consistency becoming similar to that of butter. Mercury gilding is the process in which mercury is mixed with gold to make an amalgam that is applied to the surface of an object.  When the object is heated up by fire, the mercury evaporates away and the gold is left behind.  This is a VERY toxic technique and is illegal to do in many countries.

This is just a small sample of what I have heard, what kinds of words have you run across?

Thimbles for the sewing memorabilia lover

I never thought much about thimbles as being a collectible.  My mother always has had one in her sewing box–the typical cheap metal silver colored one.  I thought their only reason for being around was to keep your finger from getting pricked by a needle.

That is–until a recent trip to a local flea market I came across a collection of them.  I quickly found out that they come in many forms, like this glass millifiori thimble.

thimble

You can see this great thimble in my Etsy shop here.  Others are made out of sterling silver, like this German one.

silver

You can see it in my Etsy shop here.  There are stone, wood, enameled and even advertising thimbles for you to look for.  There are even pottery ones that you could find with different motifs like flowers or birds.

You can see all of the thimbles that I have for sale in my Etsy shop here.  What kinds of thimbles have you run across?

A vintage prom dress for today’s modern gal

You never know what you might find at an estates sale, auction or even a garage sale.  I found this terrific prom dress that’s decidedly from the 1950’s at an estate sale not to long ago.

yellow dress

This wonderful yellow spaghetti strap tiered dress drew me in with what it was made out of–the stiff netting on the skirt.  That netting was all the rage in the 1950’s, and it was found in many colors from yellow to red to even blue.

skirt

What I also love about the dress is the fact that it was handmade by a really good seamstress, it was not store bought.

This really cool one-of-a-kind, eye catching yet attractive formal dress would be perfect to knock any other look way out of the water.  You can find this dress in my Etsy store here.

Where have you run across a dress like this?