Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The end of an era

I feel quite sad right now. Tonight, my Etsy shop, which has given me so much pleasure over the last 6 years, will be suspended by Etsy for non compliance with their demands to change from a Paypal Only shop ( which still accepts all credit cards through PP without a PP account ) to one which accepts the Etsy Payments system. I really don't want to go into the whole story again, but I have my good reasons for not wanting to to accept an Etsy Payments system which had and still has many problems and security issues.

So what now after 1230 sales on Etsy? Eventually, when I get back to the UK, I will grovel, bribe and charm my boys to help me set up my own website. A new adventure, yay! In the meantime, I will try my very best to be much more active on here. I had prepared some new listings to be sent from France, a couple of days before Etsy sprung their 1 month notice of suspension on me, and I will post them on here within the next few days.

I am also going to have stern words with myself every day and make sure that I post every day - yikes! - on instagram ( lacroixrosion ) and on facebook ( Liz La Croix Rosion ), gulp. Well, I will try, thats for sure, however, the mind is willing but the flesh is weak, sigh. I hope that some of my lovely customers will start following me on IG and FB and keep in touch, hopefully they will get diverted to my About Page on Etsy which has all the relevant info on it, when they try to go to my (now suspended and showing empty ) shop.

It is not the end of the world, just the end of a lovely period in my life. But hey, I am in France, in our beautiful cottage on the hill, with my DH and our doggies, growing veggies, having aperos with friends, volunteering at the animal shelter and soaking up the beautiful atmosphere and wonderful views, thats what really matters to me.

Toodlepip xxx 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

A few more pieces on the shelves

Here are a few more items which made it into the shop -

Another one of my enormous, beautiful red velvet Holy Water fonts -

Very large nuns' or priests' pectoral cross -

A gorgeous old chocolate box filled to the brim with lace, trims, beads, sequins, mixed media supplies -

Beautiful old French rosary, shimmering grey mother of pearl beads - SOLD

Ten really stunning hand tinted engravings from an 1849 French leather bound book -

Gorgeous fabric covered French chocolate box -

I love the colour of this 1950s French Mazda torch/flashlight, makes such a fab display - SOLD

A sweet little vintage French Holy Spirit plaque, gilded dove on the prettiest palest lavender onyx - SOLD

Beautiful small Lourdes souvenir sculpture, the Virgin Mary appearing to Saint Bernadette in the grotto -

Toodlepip xxx

Sunday, 5 February 2017

It has been a while, again.

I hadn't posted anything new on here in ages, but thats because I hadn't added much to the Etsy shop. Life interfered, I spent very little time on any kind of social media. I sent out orders, but that was about all.

But I need to keep downsizing, and offering my many many collections, so I made an effort and started listing again :-). Here are some new addition to the shop -

Set of 4 vintage French metal cheese molds/moulds, which make great table decorations/candle holders -

Absolutely gorgeous vintage French OOAK handmade silk chiffon boudoir box -

Sweet round vintage English bonbon tin with the image of two dogs -

Set of three vintage French glass carafes / bistro bottles with stoppers -

Set of 10 vintage English silver plate buffet forks  or cocktail party forks - SOLD

Pair of gorgeous vintage French embroidered satin mittens -

Vintage French bonbon or chocolate box with religious theme, medal of the Holy Virgin -

Two vintage French cut crystal salt cellars - SOLD

I have listed a few more of my huge collection of antiqe and vintage French Holy Water fonts.

From the 1950s - SOLD

From the 1910s - SOLD

From the 1940s -

From the 1930s - SOLD

and a beautifully ornate metal benitier from the late 1800s - SOLD

Vintage French knife rests - SOLD

Huge vintage French monks rosary -

Two very long antique French keyhole covers

The biggest wine barrel tap I have ever come across, great display - SOLD

Gorgeous Art Nouveau octagonal tin - SOLD

Very unusual vintage French wall hanging cross

Also listed two darling enamel soap dishes, one pink soap dish - SOLD

and one white enamel soap dish -

Collectable vintage French Nougatines Nevers candy tin - SOLD

A whole bunch of very vintage French brass number stencils - 3 SETS SOLD, MORE AVAILABLE 

Set of 4 antique authentic French café absinthe spoons -

Rather beautiful antique French religious icon - SOLD

Phew, finished for today, lol. I really must try harder, I know. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Toodlepip xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A few new listings

Just 4 new items listed, not sure what I have been so busy with, but busy I have been, lol.

This is a large brass bound, flame mahohany cross, the wood is absolutely gorgeous - SOLD

One of my favourite boxes, this is a 1920s Art Deco chocolate box with the image of a flapper girl and the most delightful paper lace trim inside -  

Beautifully soft shell pink vintage French baptism/christening box, so cute, it has a little envelope pocket and the baby card is removable - 1 SOLD, more available

And lastly, a set of six whimsical, cat shaped silver plated French knife rests - SOLD

Thanks for taking a look. Toodlepip xxx