Sunday, December 24, 2006

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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It's Christmas eve and everything is quiet. The winds have died down and it's cozy by the fire with my Honey watching football with the cat on his lap.

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve morning service at Ashland Christian Fellowship with a 4 person bagpipe group doing their annual traditional Christmas fanfare, then the kds, then lots of carols, hugs and best wishes.

Lunch/dinner with friends and a sigh that the hectic Christmas shopping period is over for another year. We actually had a SUPER year and are very grateful for the wonderful notes we have received from our customers. Thank you!

Tomorrow we report for duty at the Historic Ashland Armory to help at the 16th annual Christmas dinner given by our church to the communiyt. It's free, all are welcome and we will be serving from noon to 4 PM. We usually serve 500-1,000. Last year we were with the kids in Salt Lake City but will enjoy helping this year.

As for Time Was Antiques we will be hard at work adding lots of new items. We recently acquired an estate collection of knife rests from England so we are adding those as well as lots of new teacups and saucers, linens, costume jewelry and lots of goodies!
Have a blessed day celebrating tomorrow.
Ruth

Monday, December 11, 2006

King Tut Egyptian Jewelry Sale


Happy Monday. I'm blogging while Honey is watching Monday Night Football. It's pouring down rain but we are cozy and warm with a fire.
Want to announce that we have just put all our remaining vintage 1974 Egyptian jewelry on sale that was made for the 1974 King Tut Exhibit at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate park, San Francisco, California. It sat in a safe from 1975 until the King Tut Exhibit came back last year. We still have cloisonne enamel pieces and only a few 14kt gold or sterling silver pieces left, and they are all on sale at 15% off for Christmas gift giving.
Watched The Two Towers from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy on TV last night. Have seen the other 2 but had somehow missed the middle one. Had read the books to the kids are they were growing up and they loved them. I was wondering how they were going to handle the Ents. Pretty fun. A lot bloodier than the book, where I tended to skim the gory battle scenes.
Tomorrow we plan to watch our favorite Christmas musical Scrooge made in the 1970s with Albert Finney doing the best Scrooge in my opinion. Great bit of holiday cheer. Hope you have finished your shopping...I haven't! I'm going to go order some gift cards now for the grandsons.
Ruth

Saturday, December 9, 2006


Well it's sunny today and we had our BEST EVER day yesterday. Mucho items to good homes for the holidays! Today I'm a bit tired. Hoped to finish the Christmas decorationg yesterday but..maybe today.


My honey has been down all week with a cold but is feeling better today so I am happy. Cat isn't, she liked a permanent lap. My Honey found some football (soccer) on while he wasn't feeling the best and that was a good think to do when you're ailing.


Want to remind everyone that it's not too late to enter our Time Was Tea Time Gift Pack drawing. All of our customers who purchase items on the Time Was Antiques family of webstores are entered to win in a random drawing Jan. 1, 2007. That's a photo of it above. You can read more about what's in the gift pack at:
in the Special Offers section. You can read our most recent newsletter in the Newsletter section. This one has a source for fab Christmas crackers called absolutelycrackers.com, Almond Butter Snowballs recipe, info about Royal Albert OldCountry Roses and more.
I'm going to go finish the Christmas decorating, which should have been done 2 weeks ago. Every year, I promise myself I'll have it done just before Thanksgiving because it gets so busy, but forgot again this year. Sigh...
Have a gret day and enjoy the season! Ruth

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Antique Jewelry Sale


Hi. Just to let you know that this week's Up To Christmas sale is 10% OFF on all antique and vintage jewelry of all carats of gold, silver, costume jewelry, pocket watch fobs and medals. That's a whole bunch! Add a little glitz & bling to your holidays!

Just purchase at http://www.timewasantiques.net and we'll adjust the price to reflect the discount.
Other than that, the sun is shining again, although it's in the low 20s at night and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. We have sold out of our luxury Holly Christmas crackers and only have 5 boxes left of the jewel color Raj crackers. I don't think you can have a holiday feast without one, and the Raj bright colors are great for New Years dinners too. FUN! And a link with victorian and English traditions as well.
We're off to brunch and then are seeing a favorite local band, The Trail Band, do their Christmas With The Trail Band concert matinee which has become an annual event for us. It really is great music, message and holiday cheer.
Have a great day!
Ruth

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

NEW WEBSITE OPEN!!!



NOW OPEN! Our new website, ANTIQUES AND TEACUPS, for exclusively tea table related items is now open for business at http://www.antiquesandteacups.com.

Come visit us! We have teacups, teapots, tea cozies, knife rests, and everything for the tea table, and adding more every minute!

Took a lot of work and I'm still tweaking the site, but it's coming along. Rather high learning curve at the moment....whew!

Now it's back to loading items while it snows outside at 30 degrees. I love seeing the snow UP THERE on Mount Ashland, although we have about an inch here at 1800 feet at the moment. Nice thing is, I can enjoy it but not have to shovel it because it's gonna melt soon!

Have a great day and come visit our new website.

Ruth

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Antiques On Sale Nov. 26-Dec 2nd


It's 40 degrees, we're supposed to have snow showers are there's still turkey to be creative with! Life is good!

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and spent some time being thankful for the many things in our lives that we take for granted the rest of the year like friends, family, health, food. clothing and shelter, and for living in a country that allows us the freedom to think, believe and even spout off about our agreements or disagreements freely without fear of punishment or jail time. I for one am VERY thankful for that.
Time Was Antiques weekly Sale Before Christmas, from Nov.26-Dec 2nd, is 10% off on all antiques. So, if it's more than 100 years old, made before 1906, it's 10% off at :
So come and browse and find that perfect Christmas or holiday gift. The photo here is of a gorgeous Wedgwood jasperware biscuit barrel made between 1880-1891. In perfect condition and a great gift!
Have a great day. I'm off the church, brunch and then some time working on our new niche site Antiques And Teacups while my honey watches football.
Ruth


Monday, November 20, 2006

Monday Nov. 20th What A Day!


It's almost over!!! What a day!!! Too much to chronicle, but...found out the spam ate some important emails, had an item arrive broken. THAT was incredible, only the 3rd in 8 years and it was a heavy stoneware pudding mold packed in bubble and a syrofoam container. What did they DO to it!!!

There was good news though. Kids & grandkids coming for Christmas and we found a pet friendly hotel here in Ashland that will be happy to take their 3 dogs. Awesome!

Other good news, our order of our favorite Ty-phoo English tea arrived. We've been having to drink american. Just not the same. Oh well.

Am now going to help a neighbor print out a boarding pass...hasn't ever done it before.
Cheers, Ruth

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