Sunday, January 22, 2012


I'm not exactly sure why I am writing this.  I really don't have a story or specific memory to share.  I was just looking through some of the old family photos and came upon my favorite picture of my Aunt Goldie, my grandmother's sister.  My grandmother was the oldest of five children.  Aunt Goldie was the second child born in 1903.  This picture was taken when she was 20 years old.  The 1920s, one of my favorite decades for fashion and hair styles.  I remember looking at this picture of Aunt Goldie when I was a child and thought she was just about the prettiest lady in the world.
When she would visit, she always made you feel so special.  I loved hearing her talk and her laugh, well, it was like listening to a symphony.
She never lost her beauty or her spirit.  She passed away a few months before my mother.  She was 104 years old. 
I don't think I will ever get tired of looking at this picture.  She was just so beautiful. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Avon Valentine's Day Gifts For The Heart

The 4 most common gifts for Valentine's are chocolates, flowers, jewelry and fragrances or colognes.  Chocolates and flowers are great, but they are gone within a week (well, chocolates for me are gone within a day).  If you want a lasting gift, jewelry and colognes are the gifts to get - something nostagic is even better. 
You know how hard it is to think of that perfect gift for your mother or grandmother who seem to have everything.  And, what about that daughter or granddaughter that is just becoming a teen.  Think Avon!  Most women have had a special Avon fragrance.  Avon was probably their first experience with fragrances.  Here's My Heart, Timeless, Sweet Honesty, Charisma just to name a few.  My favorite was Moonwind.  Here are a few suggestions from my

CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles stores.
Avon 1986 Heartstrings Candid Perfume

1988 Avon Genuine Cloisonne Heart Pendant

1989 Avon Victorian Heart Necklace

1980 Avon Precious Hearts with Here's My Heart Cologne


1988 Avon Sweet Nothings Timeless Cologne Splash
1991 Avon Baroque Accent Pendant

1990 Avon Here's My Heart Bracelet

So, visit CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles and find the perfect gift for Valentine's Day.   
      The Gift of Special Memories! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sadie Cat

Today is a sad day........

Sadie Cat
8-28-1999 to 1-11-2012

My beautiful, sweet Sadie 

She always liked to check things out - which could be a very tiring!

She fell in love with the cherry pitter that I brought home from my Mother's house last year!

She loved to help me on the computer and actually sent a couple of messages out before I was done typing!

She is helping Jenny sort through her beads.  

Jenny and I will miss Sadie Cat very much! 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Free-Spirited Costume Jewelry

I have always like costume jewelry.  It's fun, colorful and speaks independent.  It brings out the gypsy in you!  My mother had purchased lots of Avon jewelry - lots.  She didn't wear jewelry, but just liked to look at it.  The Avon jewelry was about the first thing that my sister and I went through to pick out what we each wanted to keep.  There were a few things for men, but my brother had other things he was salivating over. 
It seems that unique and colorful beads are really popular right now and are even offered in the fine jewelry stores.  Well, I think Avon may have been ahead of the "bead" popularity with this beautiful Moroccan Cool Blue Necklace. 
Isn't this just gorgeous?  This Avon necklace was offered in 1990 just in time for spring break vacations and cruises.  The various shapes of the plastic beads with different colors of blues and accented with a touch of coral.  And, just look at the silvertone beads!  This would look fabulous with a white beachy outfit whether you choose a more dressy linen slacks and jacket outfit or a free-spirited gauze blouse and long skirt.  You can find this beautiful necklace at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles and bring out your free spirit!