Thursday, October 23, 2014

Holiday Sale! Eclectic English Classics: The Comendy of the Merchant of Venice,1893


This Eclectic English Classics book is over 100 years old. This volume is Shakespeare's The Comedy of the Merchant of Venice. The book has 110 pages, including the ads for their other books at the back.

This book is very good shape. The corners of the front and back covers show some scuffing, and the back cover has slight damage to the inside of the upper corner. The pages themselves are all present and unmarked. There is slight gouging on the outer edge of the pages when the book is closed, but that damage does not carry over onto the pages themselves. The binding is unbroken.

The only marking on the inside of the book are a couple of names and the number, 10, which I presume was a price. Though these markings were clearly made with a pencil, I have opted not to try to erase them in order to avoid damaging the page.

I am keeping this book in a plastic sleeve for its protection, and it will be shipped that way, as well.

Published by American Book Company. 1893.

I can't believe I have been fortunate enough to come into possession of such an amazing book!

The fact that I love Shakespeare aside, I'm just floored by how well this book has been cared for! It's beautiful! This would make a great gift for the book lover, writer, or English teacher in your life.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holiday Sale! Casserole, WS George, Cherry Blossom Pattern


I owe you all an apology. I said I'd be posting an item about every two days, and here it's been longer than that!  Busy, busy, busy!

Today, we have a beautiful casserole made by WS George in approximately the 1940s.

I'm not sure this casserole was ever used at all. It is estimated to have been manufactured in the late 1940s by W.S. George. Pattern is peach or cherry blossoms with 22 carat gold accents. The bottom is marked with W.S. George logo, a number, which appears to be 165D, and "22 carat gold."

This beautiful, feminine dish measures approximately 7.5" (19.1cm) across and approximately 3.25" (8.3 cm) deep.

Perfect for use or display at weddings, quinceanera, birthday parties, showers, or any other special occasion. (Not oven or microwave safe!)

May take up to three days to ship, due to the extra care taken in packing it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Holiday Sale! Peter Pipers Practical Principles, 1902, London

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First up, we have a very old book. This book is  112 years old, if you can believe it! 

I grew up in a family with a great appreciation for all things literary.  This book has been in my family for a very long time.  The illustrations are exquisite!

There is nothing like an old book.  There just isn't.  While it is true that we continue to produce great works of literature for kids and adults, there is something about the old books that have survived through the years that we just are not capturing today.

This would make a wonderful and unique gift for a teacher, writer, illustrator, or history buff, but due to its age, would not be an appropriate gift for a child.
Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, Published in London in 1902, Grant Richards. 95 pages. #17 of the Dumpy Books for Children series.

Cloth cover, tannish with red stripes and printing. This appears to be the 2nd printing (November, 1902.) I believe the 1st printing had green stripes and print. The book is in fair shape, considering the age of the book. There is some writing in pencil on either side of the page immediately in the front of the book. I have chosen not to erase it, because I don't want to damage the book further.

The book is pretty much falling apart. The pages themselves are fine and in good shape and are unmarked, but they are coming loose from the binding. The binding is broken. Fortunately, the pages are not falling out. They are still connected to the binding,for the most part. The very last page of the book is loose of the binding, unfortunately.

The price may seem high, but this is a very rare book The only one I could find in my searches was the 1st printing copy. That was going for 3 times what I'm charging. Most references to this book have it in collections (library, university) in the US and Europe. I took all of this and its condition into consideration in pricing it. I am willing to entertain offers. - See more at: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/jenniferlynnsfinds/2818914/peter_pipers_practical_principles__1902__london/vintage/books/childrens_books/out_of_print#sthash.30IREK3o.dpuf
Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, Published in London in 1902, Grant Richards. 95 pages. #17 of the Dumpy Books for Children series.

Cloth cover, tannish with red stripes and printing. This appears to be the 2nd printing (November, 1902.) I believe the 1st printing had green stripes and print. The book is in fair shape, considering the age of the book. There is some writing in pencil on either side of the page immediately in the front of the book. I have chosen not to erase it, because I don't want to damage the book further.

The book is pretty much falling apart. The pages themselves are fine and in good shape and are unmarked, but they are coming loose from the binding. The binding is broken. Fortunately, the pages are not falling out. They are still connected to the binding,for the most part. The very last page of the book is loose of the binding, unfortunately.

The price may seem high, but this is a very rare book The only one I could find in my searches was the 1st printing copy. That was going for 3 times what I'm charging. Most references to this book have it in collections (library, university) in the US and Europe. I took all of this and its condition into consideration in pricing it. I am willing to entertain offers. - See more at: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/jenniferlynnsfinds/2818914/peter_pipers_practical_principles__1902__london/vintage/books/childrens_books/out_of_print#sthash.30IREK3o.dpuf
Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, Published in London in 1902, Grant Richards. 95 pages. #17 of the Dumpy Books for Children series.

Cloth cover, tannish with red stripes and printing. This appears to be the 2nd printing (November, 1902.) I believe the 1st printing had green stripes and print. The book is in fair shape, considering the age of the book. There is some writing in pencil on either side of the page immediately in the front of the book. I have chosen not to erase it, because I don't want to damage the book further.

The book is pretty much falling apart. The pages themselves are fine and in good shape and are unmarked, but they are coming loose from the binding. The binding is broken. Fortunately, the pages are not falling out. They are still connected to the binding,for the most part. The very last page of the book is loose of the binding, unfortunately.

The price may seem high, but this is a very rare book The only one I could find in my searches was the 1st printing copy. That was going for 3 times what I'm charging. Most references to this book have it in collections (library, university) in the US and Europe. I took all of this and its condition into consideration in pricing it. I am willing to entertain offers. - See more at: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/jenniferlynnsfinds/2818914/peter_pipers_practical_principles__1902__london/vintage/books/childrens_books/out_of_print#sthash.30IREK3o.dpuf

Friday, October 10, 2014

Holiday Sales!


That's right!  I am starting my Holiday sales this month!  From October 15-October 30, 2014, JenniferLynn's Finds Vintage will be holding a sale. All vintage/antique items will be 20% off!  No coupon code needed.  Items will be marked down. This sale includes my Etsy shop, as well!

From November 15-November 30, JenniferLynn Productions Art and Photography will go on sale.  Stay tuned for the discount!

I'm going to be doing things a little differently for these sales.  Most times, I set up my sales and blast my links out.  This time, I will be featuring some of my items right here on the blog.  I'll be posting a photo of the item and talking a little bit about it.  You'll get a better look at the items and learn a little more about my processes. Look for a new item about every other day or when something sells!

Get ready to shop!  Whether you are shopping for gifts or treating yourself, I'm sure you will find something you love!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quick Note



Just a quick note to indicate that, though things are slow, JLynnPro is not going anywhere.

I've been busy with personal things through most of this year.

I will not be doing any shows--that I know of--for this Holiday Season; however, I will be doing something for the Holidays.  Stay tuned!

Happy Fall!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thinking Spring


It's been a long Winter.  That's all I'm going to say.  Many factors in my personal life continue to keep my out of the studio; however, that is all about to come to an end.  I have tied up some loose ends and found stable footing--somewhat--and will be returning to the studio next week--if I'm not called in to work!

I will be selling at the GALA/CREST craft show on Sunday, April 27 in Kensington, MD!  This will run alongside Kensington's Day of the Book.  We will be right around the corner.  If you're local, come check us out!

My first order of business will be to finish a bag I've been working on:









I just need to finish the trim you see above (no easy task, as it  is very thick!) and add handles. It should be ready in plenty of time for my show!  After that, I don't know what I will work on.  Possibly some charm bracelets. I just need to see which way the winds of inspiration blow!

I hope to have more news for you soon!  For now, it's just about finding my groove again.

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Tough Year



I won't lie:  This year has been tough! I have not accomplished much at all, due to various life circumstances, and that has been frustrating, but I'm plugging along, and now it seems like I may be getting back on a somewhat normal (if minimal) schedule with my business.

I think I have mentioned before that I have been focusing on comedy writing this year, along with everything else. Well, I have started to do stand up comedy, and you can see my first performance here.  I don't want to embed the video on this blog, because this blog is not about my comedy, and I feel that embedding the video would make the blog seem cluttered.  This blog is about my art, photography, and antiques.  Still, I will from time to time offer updates on my comedy, including links to my videos!  I have not seen a need to set up a blog for my comedy, so you can follow that aspect of my art on Facebook and on Twitter.  :)  Hope to see you there!  My next performance will be on November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.  So far, I am enjoying it immensely, though I am not able to get out and perform as frequently as some of my colleagues.

As for my other writing, chiefly my two chapbooks, I have been thinking about them again lately, and I'm going to pull them back out later in the year and see if I can do anything with them.  I'm about at the point where I am ready to work with an editor. I need help with formatting.  Once I've looked them over again, I'll tap into my network and see if I can get help.  I'm really ready to make the push and get them out there!

I had two vintage/antiques shows lined up for this year, but I did not make it to either one, unfortunately.  The first time, my alarm just did not go off.  The last time--back in mid-October, I made the decision not to go, because it rained that day. As you all know by now, a lot of the vintage/antiques I sell is books, and vintage paper positively melts in the rain.  There is no drying it out.  If old paper gets wet, it's done for.  So, that sucked, but my online vintage sales have not been too bad, so it's not like my stuff is not getting seen.  It just makes me that much more determined to get out in the Spring!

I have a craft show tomorrow, and I'm delivering my items for a consignment show next Saturday.  They will be at the venue until January, I believe.  This week, I have managed to get in a little time in the studio, and I'm happy to say I will be taking two new decorated boxes with me tomorrow! I wasn't sure I would finish them in time, but I did! Yay, me!  Between Sunday and next Friday, I hope to get a few more things made.  The 2nd show is supposed to be for Holiday crafts, but I generally don't design things around the Holidays.  If I can during the upcoming week, I will, but it's just not something I do. I create as inspiration hits. Sometimes the seasons match up, and sometimes, they don't.

The one thing that has suffered this year is my photography.  I did finally get my camera looked at (nothing was wrong), and I even received a new telephoto lens and bought a new camera bag, but the time and inspiration to shoot just did not hit at all or at the same time.  Sadly, while I've had some nibbles about shoots, people just disappear when I give them my quotes. Seems everybody is a photographer now, so no one wants to pay for it.  (This happened last year, too!)  Since I'm interested in getting into pet photography, a few people did take my card back in the Spring, but I have not heard from any of them.  It could still happen--the year is not over yet.  We shall see.  I think that next year, I'm going to attempt 365 Project again, just to get me back in the habit of shooting regularly.

So after kind of a down year--a very hard year, really--I'm ready to get back in gear. I have some new time constraints, but I have plenty of projects that are portable, and I'm starting to get better about not over scheduling.  I also have the drive.  What happened this year to hold me back was unavoidable, and I have no regrets, but I sure would like a normal, calm year in 2014, so I can get more done! 

*whew*

Happy Fall, y'all! ;)