Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Beginning to look a lot like . . .

Kellan - Halloween 1989.
Okay, okay. So I know that today is Halloween, but I just can't help myself. You see, I really am not a fan of Halloween. I'm not going to go into the details, but I was scared to death at a school carnival when I was a child and ever since then . . . well I just don't like Halloween. I'm trying to be nice to all of you who love this Holiday. But for me, this just means that we are even closer to the Holiday that makes my heart sing . . . Christmas! Have I told you that I love CHRISTMAS! I love Christmas - I love cooking, baking, entertaining and especially decorating our little cottage. Oh and one more thing, I LOVE Christmas music. Yes, I have already listened to a CD or two, or three, well okay 5. It was purely for inspiration, I swear!!!
So today, I thought I would give you a peek at some of what happened with that "inspiration". Here's a little sample of some of the things that have already made it to the website. Trust me, there will be plenty more. Happy Holidays to you!!!

You can find all of these lovely things on my websites @: (textiles, bottle vases, pillows)
If you have any questions, write me @
Next stop for Tippy Stockton. . . a Trunk Show in Lynnwood on Wednesday, November 4.
6:00 - 9:00 pm @ 3711 - 164th St., SW in the Clubhouse. See you there!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I Love Pink . . .

I LOVE Pink . . . and a lot of it. The Funky Junk Sisters Antique Show and Flea Market was decked out in every shade of pink imagineable. The boa's were flaunted, and the feathers were flying on Friday night as the show opened to a blustery wind and a long line of eager shoppers. Debi Kennedy of Retreat was the pink tree designer extraordinaire. She did an amazing job on this gorgeous Pink Christmas tree - tickets were sold for a drawing to benefit Breast Cancer Research and "Save the Ta Ta's". Congrats to the lucky winner!

Pearl was all decked out in Pink for the Party!!!
Lot's of Jewels and pretty bejeweled boxes.

A bevy of pillows with Holiday Greetings - can you say Merry Christmas in French??? Why yes I can . . . Joyeux Noel! and Italian . . . Buon Natale!!!

Earrings for every occasion.

Say it with flowers and fruit!!!

A sweet and lovely girly-girl lamp and custom made lampshade!!!

Vintage ornaments, and sparkly stars!

Holiday vases to brighten up your windowsill.

Another cheerful and lovely display.

This is Betty - she's from "3 Sassy Tartes". I couldn't resist taking her picture since she looks like she belongs with my booth. Oh, my gosh and how cute is she. My very own Carol Merrill!!!

TA DA!!!

My sweet helpers . . . John on the left (hubby, shoulder rubber, and all around great sport), and Todd (eye candy is his specialty - master display dude)

And my best girl Judy! Give her any project and she'll get it done.
I couldn't have done this show without all of the help of my good friends and family. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say Hello. I know the traffic was terrible and the weather was dreadful, but for all of the die hard Vintage Junkers, Thank YOU!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's Show Time

It seems like just yesterday that I loaded up the trailer to head to my first Funky Junk Sisters Show last June. Well, it's that time again - the loading has started, the glitter is flying, and the anticipation is building. I keep telling myself that this is hard work, but the minute I enter the Show, I know it's all worth it. To hear a bunch of Vintage Junk Crazy Ladies buzzing - it doesn't get any better.
We're heading south tonight to drop off the load, then it's up and out early Friday morning for set-up. I have my road crew with me; John, my sweet helper, cohort, and master set builder, Judy, my lovely neighbor who is always laden with ideas, set display extraordinaire, and Todd, he's on the beautification team. With lots of hands, we should be done in plenty of time to don our pink shirts and get the Show started.
Friday Night is a Breast Cancer benefit called, "Save the TA TA's". Grab a few of your best girlfriends and head out to Puyallup for a really fun evening. Many of the vendors, including me, will be handing out discount coupons for the evening. The Sisters will be selling tickets for the big drawing - a chance to win a gorgeous, already decorated Christmas Tree. There will be food a'plenty, and oh so much FUN!!!
Saturday is an early start for all of us, including you early birds. The doors open at 8:00am sharp for all of you who want to get the best pickins. We finish up on Saturday at 6:00pm.
For all of you who can't attend this amazing show, my websites are both open. They are full of some gorgeous things to kick start the Holiday Season. I'll be shipping on Monday, October 26.
Vintage Jewelry @
Hope I see a lot of you in Puyallup! It's sure to be a great Show with over 90 vendors!
Here's the address:
South Hill Mall Campus (in the old Bally's Gym Facility)
3600 - 9th St. SW - Puyallup, WA
See ya'll there!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tippy Stockton does Spring, Texas

Awhile back, I was contacted by a sweet young lady named Brandy. She is the owner of B-Persnickety, a Paper Boutique specializing in Wedding Invitations, gifts, and other delightful goodies. She asked if I might consider selling my jewelry at her brand new store. It took me a few seconds to close my mouth, collect my thoughts and give her a resounding "YES". So I sent her off a box of jewels (getting ready to send another box this week) and you might say the rest is history. If you ever find yourself in Spring, Texas, please stop in and say hello to Brandy and check out my collection of jewelry in person.
318 C Street
Spring, Texas 77373
For the next few weeks, I will be highlighting shops around the country that are featuring my jewelry and other products. I'm so excited to say that I am now being featured in 11 (yes, that's eleven) shops. I couldn't be more thrilled and excited.

The Final Blog Giveaway goes to . . .

I've had a crazy couple of days and I know that I usually post the results of the contest on Friday. Okay, okay it's Saturday. So the winner is . . . Jill!

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Blog Giveaway. This was a fun event for me as well because it increased my customer base (I hope) by a few more people. I hope that you will continue to visit my Blog, Website, Facebook, Twitter . . . I think that is all of the social networks that I am a part of. Whew!!! I also wanted to give you a little sneak peek at some of the things that I have busy creating for my upcoming shows. You can see I tucked Jill's ticket in a little pumpkin shaped gift box. Perfect for Thanksgiving and will go straight into Christmas.

I will have a very busy week making preparations for the big show next weekend - The Funky Junk Sisters Antique Show and Flea Market. Come check out the Show - rumored to be the best show in the West for the kick-off to the Holiday Season. I hope to check back in during the week. For now, have a good evening and Congratulations Jill! Call, write, e-mail, convo, post a note on FB, Twitter me - just get ahold of me Jill so we can chat about your Gift Certificate. Oh, and if anyone knows June, she won last week and still haven't heard from her. Might just have to pick another name . . .

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Anticipation is Building . . .

Can you hear it??? It's a high pitched buzzing . . . yes, it's almost here!!! Next Weekend, Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 my Holiday Season officially kicks off with the much anticipated Funky Junk Sisters Antique Show and Flea Market. It's hard to believe that the Holidays are just around the corner. Well, I'm ready!!! Lot's of new Jewels, pretty little Holiday boxes, pillows, frames, vintage ornaments . . . the list goes on.
I hope you can join me for a fun-filled couple of days. The Show starts off on Friday, October 23 with a Girls Night Out Fundraiser for "Save the Ta Ta's" - a benefit for Breast Cancer Research. There will be discount coupons (of course I will have one), a drawing for a glorious Pink Christmas Tree, food, and just plain FUN. Shopping and fun start at 6:00pm on Friday. Then it's an early alarm on Saturday as we welcome the Early Birds for a 8:00am open call. Here's the other news . . . the show was such a hit in June that the girls needed a bigger space. We'll be right at the South Hill Mall in the old Bally's Gym space. Bigger space only means one thing . . . more shopping!!! Can't wait to see all of you next weekend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by e-mail @ Support a great cause on Friday night, get some of your Christmas shopping done, and have a great time mingling with great vendors and ME!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ETSY Front Page x 3 = Happiness

Last week was a whirlwind week for me. When I joined the ETSY community a couple of years ago, I was just another shopper. I guess I had always thought that someday I would become a seller. So after a few life changing events in my life, I decided to jump in feet first. I have to admit, that at first I was thinking that perhaps ETSY was a waste of my time. I would list new items, and nothing. After my Mom passed away in January, I decided to take my late Father's advice - do what makes you happy and never have regrets. So as I grieved my Mom's death, I spent many solitary hours at my work table dreaming up new designs. I scoured the forums on ETSY for advice about making this business work. So after 9 months of designing and learning, I'm feeling like I have finally made it. This past week, ETSY featured not one, but three items on their Front Page - in the ETSY World, this is HUGE!!! I am honored and flattered to say the least. Here's a peek at the pieces that were featured and the good news is that they are all available on my site. I am so looking forward to this Holiday Season. I have a huge show coming up next week - The Funky Junk Sisters Antique Show and Flea Market. Then I set up shop at a couple of home shows, a Trunk Show, and then my own Open House. More about all these exciting events will be featured in the next week or so. Until then, I'm off to my lovely little Studio to see what else I can come up with.

Friday, October 9, 2009

#3 Blog Giveaway is . . .

June, you are the new winner of the 3rd Blog Giveaway!!!
Contact me by e-mail @ and let me know how you would like to spend your gift certificate or where I should send it. Congratulations June!!!
Only one more Giveaway remains. Next Friday, October 16 will be the last drawing, so get your names in, select your favorite item in my shop, sign up to follow me on Facebook, and I'll give you another entry. It's easy! Have fun - have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blog Giveaway #3

Here's how it works . . . send me a note here on my blog and tell me what your favorite jewelry piece is on my ETSY website @ For an added bonus, link into my Facebook page through this blog (upper right hand corner) and add your favorite in a note there. If you sign up to be a FAN of Tippy Stockton, I will give you an additional entry. I will be choosing (1) lucky winner each week for the next 2 weeks. Use your GC to shop for yourself - choose a pair of earrings or use the amount towards a bracelet or necklace. It's your choice! (only one GC per person please - GC good until 10/16/09.) Drawing will take place on each of the next 2 Friday's beginning 10/9/09 and will conclude on 10/16/09.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Blog Giveaway #2 is . . .

Alice Howe . . .
you are the 2nd Winner of my Blog Giveaway.
Congratulations - please e-mail me at and let me know what you would like to do with your gift certificate and where to send your package. You still have two more chances to win a $25 gift certificate. For those of you who didn't win, I will be re-entering your name in the drawing, so don't despair!!! Another name will be drawn next Sunday, October 11. (We are heading out of town to go see our son in college, tailgate a little before the big football game, and perhaps taste a little wine along the way. Tell your family and friends - get a head start on your Christmas Shopping with this great little gift certificate!